Shandong Language Exchange, 5 Days | The Dragon Trip

Shandong, Language Exchange, 5 days

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5 days / 4 nights - POA

Head to Shandong, the cultural heartland of China, for a 5-day language exchange. Travel into Qufu’s countryside to engage with local school children; hike up Mount Tai, the most sacred of China’s Five Great Mountains; and visit Jinan, one of the oldest settlements in all of China. Find out more about our language trip by contacting us directly, or read our detailed itinerary below!

Itinerary

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Day 1: Jinan

Welcome to Jinan! Begin the trip with a visit to a local Chinese school and engage in a conference style-debate with the local students. In the afternoon, visit the famous Baotu Springs and take a walk through the old city – an area as rich in history as it is in beauty.

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Day 2: Tai'an

Visit Mount Tai, known as the most sacred mountain in China and the king of The Five Peaks. Hike up the mountain at a leisurely pace, taking breaks at the most scenic points to sketch the incredible landscape. Students can unwind at the end of the day with either a Chinese foot-massage or back-cupping!

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Day 3: Qufu

A visit to San Kong will immerse the group in classical Confucianism, with visits to his temple, mansion and tomb which date back thousands of years. Students will then have the chance to participate in a Confucian customs, values, and practical application class. End the day with a BBQ, cooking competition, and a talent show!

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Day 4: Qufu

On their second day in Qufu students travel into the countryside and visit a local primary school. Students are invited to interact with the children and make learning books with them; this is a great opportunity for the students to practice their Mandarin. Following the trip to the school is a reflection session on the day’s activities.

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Day 5: Jinan

The group transfers to Jinan by coach. Students can go to Furong Street for some last minute souvenir shopping (optional) before heading to the airport to fly home!

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Explore our 10-day Shandong Tour

Get under the skin of Chinese culture and discover the nation’s impressive history that still shapes its politics today with our 10-day Discover Confucius trip to Shandong. Click here to read our detailed itinerary.

 

 

Departures 2017/2018

Departing Finishing Price Status

Accommodation:

    • Accommodation for this price is based on 3* hotels.
    • Students stay in private single sex twin rooms. Teachers stay in private rooms.

Transport:

    • 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 on the itinerary.

Food:

    • 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 specialities. We are flexible on the trip and have experience in ordering food for students. For trips longer than seven days we will typically have at least one western fast food meal or a similar alternative for lunch or dinner.
    • Breakfasts are typically western style.
    • Bottled drinking water and fruit are provided daily.

Guide:

    • One lead guide and local guide at each location.
    • Groups of 15 students or more will have a lead guide throughout the trip and local guide at each location. Groups of less than 15 students will have local guides at each site and trains, and flight transfers will be unguided.

Activities:

  • Morning activities 09.00- 12.00, afternoon activities 14.00 -17.00, evening activities 19.00 -20.30. Occasionally times differ for certain itineraries or activities.
  • All tickets to attractions listed on the itinerary.
  • All tips and charges are included in the costs.
  • Free places include all costs in China (food, accommodation, tickets, etc.) but exclude international flights and visas.

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