5 day Outdoor Education and Service trip to Guizhou | The Dragon Trip

Guizhou, Furniture building for schools in need, 5 days

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5 days / 4 nights - POA

A community service project of your choosing at a primary school in Guizhou is the focal point of this trip. Between time spent on the project, there are visits to a minority museum, a tour of a new “digital town” and a bike hike along a river.



Learning Outcomes

  • Creativity & Service
  • Action
  • Socio-historical knowledge

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Day 1

Catch an early morning flight to Guiyang. Transfer to our accommodations set deep within the pristine nature reserves of Guizhou. In the afternoon divide into teams and come up with team names and chants. Play a few team building games and take a tour of the facilities. In the evening there is some free time to use the sports facilities.


Day 2

Learn about the local minority culture and specifically about their unique style of Batik. Students will then have a chance to create Batik pieces which they are welcome to later take back home. In the afternoon take the bus, or cycle to the local primary school to start on the Service Project. Visit a Miao Minority Museum.



Day 3

In the morning students will hop on bikes for a magnificent Bike Hike through Guizhou Countryside following the Bainiao River to its source. In the afternoon take the bus, or cycle to the local primary school to continue the Service Project. Meet students in the visually impaired university programs. Play some music with them and listen to a performance by them.


Day 4

Students will spend the morning looking after surrounding river systems by picking up trash. Then, they will take a short tour of the amazing digital town being constructed by internet big names in China such as Baidu. In the afternoon take the bus, or cycle to the local primary school to continue on the Service Project. Have a leaving banquet of local hot pot followed by a closing ceremony & discussion of experience.

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Creativity & Service: With service activities ranging from batik projects, to designing and building furniture, to creating music – this itinerary tests students’ creative application skills by requiring them to blend their creativity with meaningful service.
  • Action: Walking students home after school (equivalent to daily hikes), hiking surrounding mountains, and tea-picking, we aim for students to develop confidence in - and positive associations with - exercising.
  • Socio-historical knowledge: Students will be exposed to a range of different social and historical facets of the Guizhou region. Visiting its top landmark (Huangguoshu Falls), interacting with her indigenous peoples, as well as seeing the darker sides of her history (Xifeng concentration camp), students are sure to walk away with a broad yet deep understanding of this little-known part of China.


  • Students in private single sex twin or triple rooms. Teachers in private single sex twin rooms.


  • All transportation within China, including all inner-city transfers. City transportation in private and fully insured coaches or occasionally public transport.
  • Transfers to other cities will either be through internal flights, fast trains and day trains, or overnight sleeper trains. The class of each transport is indicated in the itinerary.


  • All meals during your stay according to the itinerary.
  • Most meals will be local Chinese food and we try to choose a variety of different food in each city, as well as local specialties. We are flexible on the trip and have experience in ordering food for students. For trips longer than 7 days we will typically have at least 1 western fast food meal or similar alternative for lunch or dinner.
  • Breakfasts are typically western style.
  • Bottled drinking water is provided on the coach.


  • 1 Lead guide and 1 local guide in each location.
  • Groups of 15 students or more will have a leader throughout the trip and local guide in each location. Groups of less than 15 students will have local guides in each location and trains and flight transfers will be unguided.


  • All tickets to attractions listed on the itinerary.
  • All tips and charges are included in the costs.
  • Due to the nature of the times international flights depart China, the last day of the itinerary does not include activities.
  • If the departing flight leaves in the afternoon or evening, we can provide activities and meals during the day for a small additional charge.
  • Free places include all costs in China (food, accommodation, tickets etc.) but exclude international flights and visas.

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