7 day Outdoor Education and Service trip in Yangshuo | The Dragon Trip

Yangshuo, Sustainable Agriculture Project & Karsts, 7 days

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7 days / 6 nights - POA

Beautiful Yangshuo countryside offers the ideal blend of outdoor learning and community service. Students visit a local school for the disabled and then lend a hand in the environmental work being done to protect local waterways. The trip leaves plenty of time to enjoy Yangshuo’s other activities, including cycling, bamboo rafting, a cooking class and a visit to the Longji rice terraces.



Learning Outcomes

  • Physical challenge
  • Applied sustainability
  • Teamwork

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Day 1

Arrive at Guilin Airport. In the afternoon float down stream on a Bamboo-raft. In the evening enjoy a welcome banquet and trip briefing.


Day 2

Relax in mudbaths and hot springs at the back of a 2 km deep cave. before hiking up Moonhill for a panoramic view of the Karst scenery. In the adternoon, cycle through the countryside on a beautiful path by the side of the Yulong river. In the evening browse the souvenir shops on West Street.


Day 3

Visit a local disability school, interact with the children and play English learning games. Donations are welcomed. In the afternoon join a cooking class and make delicious Chinese dishes for your dinner.


Day 4

Like many areas Yanshuo faces difficulties in over-farming and pollutants in the waterways. Students will assist in construction, planting and maintenance as well as local outreach and education of these plots. In the evening watch the amazing evening show Impression Sanjie Liu.


Day 5

In the morning go rock climbing on Yangshuo’s karst peaks. After lunch make your own souvenir to take home in a Chinese fan painting class.


Day 6

Travel by coach to the amazing Longji rice terraces. Hike into the villages and learn about the ethnic culture of the minority groups that live here. Hike to viewing points, “seven stars and one moon” and “nine dragons and five tigers”. Spend the evening up in the rice paddies in a local guesthouse.


Day 7

Return to Guilin airport to fly home

Departures Dates

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Physical challenge: Activities such as weeding, planting, draining ponds and clearing fields are promised to not just push students physically, but to instill value in using one’s body to perform life-essential tasks. Additionally, rock climbing, cycling, and hiking offer exciting and refreshing opportunities for exercise.
  • Applied sustainability: By actively participating in the process of farming sustainably as well as learning about the theories and facts behind it, we hope students will retain positive attitudes towards sustainability, why it is significant, how it can be applied, and how students can take environmental responsibility into their own hands.
  • Teamwork: The week is designed to facilitate teambuilding along every step of the way. Student groups will be switched around for activities so that they must work together with the entire larger group. In addition, shared adrenaline - inducing activities such as rock climbing - promises to bond students!


  • Accommodation for this price is based on 3* hotels.
  • Accommodation in Yaoji is a simple clean guesthouse.
  • Students in private single sex twin rooms. Teachers in private 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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