Experience the sights and sounds of China through our pre-
2013 Tour Dates
Day 1 Entry -
Arrive in Beijing. Transfer to a 4-
Day 2 Beijing (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast. Tour the Temple of Heaven and join the local people for morning exercises. Visit a silk market for a hands-
Day 3 Beijing (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast. Tour the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Optional: cable car and toboggan rides. Lunch. Visit the Beijing Olympic Green. Optional: Tour the inside of the National Stadium (the “Bird’s Nest”) and/or the National Aquatic Center (the “Water Cube”). If time permits, visit Hongqiao Market. Dinner is on your own. Optional: the Legend of Kungfu show.
Day 4 Beijing (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast. Tour Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Visit a local family and enjoy their home cooking for lunch. Tour the Hutong neighborhood by pedicab. Visit a tea market to learn about Chinese tea culture. Watch the award winning acrobatic show at a local theatre. Dinner is on you own.
Day 5 Beijing-
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Fly to Xi’an mid-
Day 6 Xi’an (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Breakfast. Tour the Terra-
Day 7 Xi’an-
Breakfast. Attend a calligraphy class at a local art gallery. Tour the ancient city wall. Fly kites if weather permits. Optional: bike riding on the city wall. Lunch is at the award winning dumpling restaurant. Visit the Muslim neighborhood. Watch the shadow puppet show. Tour the Great Mosque. Dinner is on your own. Fly to Chengdu. Transfer to a 4-
Day 8 Chengdu (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast. Visit Wangjiang Bamboo Park, interact with the local people, and play at the children’s amusement center. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Visit Sichuan brocade factory outlet to learn about brocade production. Dinner is on your own. Optional: Hot-
Day 9 Chengdu (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast. Visit Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center. Optional: pet/hug a panda. Lunch is at a local restaurant.Tour the Wide and Narrow Alleys. Dinner is on your own.
Day 10 Chengdu-
Breakfast. Travel to your child’s provincial capital or directly to the orphanage city by plane, train, bus or van depending on location. Meet the tour guide for transfer to the hotel. Lunch or dinner is included depending on your travel schedule and logistics. Tour the local sights.
Day 11 Orphanage Province (breakfast, dinner)
Breakfast. Visit the orphanage. Meet with the director, the former caregiver and, in some cases, the foster family. Lunch is hosted by you for the relevant orphanage personnel or by the orphanage director for your family. Visit the finding site. Tour local sights. Dinner is at a local restaurant.
Day 12 Orphanage Province-
Breakfast. Travel to Shanghai by plane, train, bus or van depending on location. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Transfer to a 4-
Day 13 Shanghai (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Breakfast. Tour Yu Yuan Garden and Chenghuangmiao Old town Marketplace. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Tour the People’s Square, Nanjing Road and the Bund. Dinner is at a local restaurant. Optional: Huangpu River Cruise.
Day 14 Exit -
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Fly home or add an extension tour.
Domestic flight schedule and the sequence of tour activities are subject to change.
Do you need to visit more than one orphanage, want to stay longer in the orphanage city, or prefer to end your China trip in Guangzhou or Beijing? We can modify the itinerary to meet your needs. Please contact us for a customized tour plan.
1) For the group tour segments (Beijing-
- One adult (single occupancy): $2685.00
- Two adults (double occupancy): $2085.00 per person X 2
- One adult and one child (double occupancy): $2085.00 + $1885.00
- Two adults and one child (with one roll-
away bed): $2085.00 X 2 + $1685.00
- One adult and two children (with one roll-
$2085.00 + $1885.00 for the 1st child + $1685.00 for the 2nd child
- Two adults and two children (with one roll-
$2085.00 X 2 + $1685.00 for the 1st child + $1385.00 for the 2nd child
- Add $200.00 to the above child’s fee if he/she is 12 years old or older during the trip.
2) For the individualized orphanage province segment:
- Please call or e-
mail us for a cost quotation.
3) Provincial civil affairs fee for filing the orphanage visit petition:
- Fee varies case by case. Please call or e-
mail us for a cost quotation.
4) Always and Forever facilitation fee for the orphanage visit petition:
- $100.00 per adoptee for each orphanage visit petition.
Registration: $500.00 deposit per person due 90 days prior to travel (extension is possible in case of vacancy)
Inclusions: Hotels as specified in the itinerary, in-
Exclusions: Chinese entry visa fee, international airfare, gratuities, excess baggage fee, expenses of a personal nature (laundry, phone, mini bar, taxi for individual activities, etc.), certain meals on your own, and optional activities.