School Geography Trips to China
Laden with rice terraces, temple-topped mountains and spiritual history
A spectacular scene of limestone mountains, river gorges and rice terraces, few countries have a landscape like China. Behind every physical feature lies an ancient story, making China more than just a pretty picture, but a deeply cultural and immensely diverse ‘other-world’.
Explore everything from its bamboo forests and time-worn villages, to its Buddhist roots and delectable cuisine, as you venture through the southern region on a school geography trip to China.
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Our Recommended Itinerary
Here’s what your trip could look like
Flight to China
Arrive in Guilin
Transfer to Yangshuo
Explore Yangshuo with excursions including:
- Geography learning activity
- Yulong River bike ride
- Relax in mud baths & hot springs
- Sanjie Liu impression evening show
Fast train from Yangshuo to Chongqing. Explore Chongqing and embark on a 3-day Yangtze Cruise which includes:
- Fengdu Ghost City
- Shibaozhai Temple
- White God City & Qutang Gorge
- Wu Gorge, Three Little Gorges & Xiling Gorge
- Shennong Streamby Small Boat
- Three Gorges Dam
Disembark at Maoping
Fast train from Yichang to Chengdu
Sichuan Museum & cooking class
Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre
Visit a traditional teahouse to see the Sichuan Opera
View the Giant Buddha in Leshan
Souvenir shopping along Jinli Old Street
Tuck into Sichuan’s renowned hotpot dish
Transfer to Chengdu Airport
Based on 9 day, 8 night tour for 20 passengers (+2 free places) travelling October 2020. Subject to availability.
- Return flights from UK to China
- Half board accommodation
- Language-speaking Tour Manager
- Travel insurance
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- 24/7 support
- Vamoos travel app & info pack
- Tailor-made itinerary
- Yulong River Bike Ride
- Sanjie Liu Impression Evening Show
- Sichuan Museum
- Sichuan Opera
- Cooking Class
- Leshan Giant Buddha
- Panda Breeding Research Centre
- 3-day Yangtze Cruise (including: Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai Temple, White God City & Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Three Little Gores, Xiling Gorge, Shennong Streamby Small Boat, Three Gorges Dam)
- Field Study Tutor
- Hoodies and Polo Shirts
Popular places to stay in China
- Located in Downtown Chengdu
- 15-minute walk from Chunxi Road and Hengda Shopping Mall
- Easy transport links
- Breakfast buffet (featuring western and Chinese food)
- Meeting rooms
- Explore Downtown Chengdu
- Stroll down Chunxi Road and check out its vibrant street stalls, shops and cafes
- Head to Hengda Shopping Mall
- Hop on the metro and explore more of China
- Located in Guilin’s Yangshuo neighbourhood
- Beautiful rural surroundings
- 6-minute walk from Yangshuo Historic Landscape Park
- Buffet breakfast and restaurant
- Air conditioning
- Meeting rooms
- Tuck into a delicious meal in the restaurant
- Enjoy a relaxing walk around Yangshuo Historic Landscape Park
Perfect for KS4 and KS5 (or equivalent)
- Changing Places
- Climate Change
- Ecosystems & Biodiversity
- Environmental Challenges
- Geographical Skills
- Global Governance
- Globalisation & Global Systems
- Natural Hazards
- Plate Tectonics
- Resource Management
- River Systems & Landscapes
- Rural Environments
- Urban Environments
- Water & Carbon Cycles
- Weather & Climate
Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From expert Field Study Tutors to our award-winning study resources, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.
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FAQs about this tour
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Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?
Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.
What would happen if our flights are delayed or cancelled?
In the event that your flights are cancelled or delayed by the airline, then the airline will offer us an alternative flight for your group and payment under the delayed departure section of your insurance would be applicable. EU airlines and carriers are subject to the EU Directive regulation 216/2004. Insurance policies do cover delayed flights and in the first instance party leaders would need to call the insurance company for further details.
For groups travelling with our insurance (provided by Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd) we would be able to call on your behalf. Delayed cover through Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd entitles each person to claim up to £100, dependent on the length of delay, which can then be used to offset any additional expenses that may have been incurred.
We will offer your group continued support via our 24-hour emergency phone; we will liaise with our contacts at the relevant airline and accommodation centres, if necessary, and continue to communicate with you throughout until your flight departs.
Is all of your accommodation audited in advance?
Yes, all of our accommodation is audited prior to us offering it to a group. The criterion of these audits is governed by the School Travel Forum (STF). It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. However, we require our accommodation to meet our standards as a minimum. We work with the hotels and agents to endeavour to ensure that our standards are met.
Is insurance included with my trip?
Yes, insurance will be included in your trip quotation as standard unless it is requested not to be. Make sure you check the list of inclusions in your quotation and/or confirmation.
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