OPTIONAL CHINA ADVENTURE TOURS

Enhance Your China Experience

DAY 4 BEIJING Hutong Tour 39USD/P and The Legend of Kung Fu 39USD/P

Hutong Tour
Hutong is a traditional living area for ordinary Beijing citizens, the history of which dates back over a 1,000 year. Hundreds of thousands of houses of traditional architecture style are densely flanked on both sides of narrow and zigzag streets where people have been living a peaceful and traditional life there for generations. Tourists will first get on a traditional rickshaw, two for each, for a Hutong tour, riding through those narrow streets tracing the taste of the historical life of an oriental country. Afterward the rickshaw tour, tourists will visit local a local family, learning about their way of life. For lunch, tourists will be served with delicious homecooked Chinese domestic dishes and the dumpling tourists make. During the two hours of the Hutong tour tourists will learn a lot of China’s modern life and its people. This Hutong tour is another highlight of your China adventure.

*Travelers not taking Hutong Tour: the local guide will take the clients to have lunch at local restaurant.

The Legend of Kung Fu
The Legend of Kung Fu is a production which combines the elements of Kung Fu, story-telling, acrobatics, modern dance, and original music to celebrate the philosophy and skill of martial arts. The show tells the story of a young boy, Chun Yi (the pure one), who in order to pursue spiritual and physical harmony is apprenticed as a monk to learn Kung Fu. Along the way the young boy overcomes obstacles, he is distracted and tempted, but ultimately achieves the designation of master who will enlighten the younger generations. Invited by Canada’s most experienced cultural brokers, John Cripton of Great World Artists, ‘Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu’ had its first North America tour from August 2005 to January 2006. During the time, it played 150 performances in Vancouver, Toronto, Reno and other North American cities and won enormous audience admiration.

*Travelers not attending the evening show will have transportation available back to the hotel.


DAY 5 SUZHOU Canal Cruise 29USD/P

The one hour canal boat cruise will be an unforgettable experience. Part of the cruise will be on the ancient Grand Canal. This man-made engineering feat was created over 1,300 years ago, and still be used today. This Grand Canal with a total length of 1,100 miles, it is the longest man-made canal in the world, far longer than the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal. It is one of the two most famous engineering feats in China. Part of your cruise experience will be on the smaller side canals in the old part of the city. This will be the most interesting part of the cruise. Since you can not only see the water country view with old arched bridges and old houses on both sides of the canal, which this city is famous for. You will also get a firsthand view of what life is like living on the canal. Laundry hanging on lines to dry, children playing and waving, potted plants bathing in the sun and women doing laundry in the canal are common sights along the canal. Half way through the cruise you will make a stop in the old part of the city to witness everyday life of the residents. You will also local visit an open-air market on the canal tour. Experience the everyday life of locals who live on this ancient waterway. The sights, sounds and smells you will experience are indescribable. No trip to China is complete with visiting the charm of the Suzhou canals, also known as the “Venice of the East”.

*Travelers who choose not to take the canal tour will walk around the local wedding dress market with a tour guide.


DAY8 EVENING SHANGHAI ERA Show 39USD/P

Invested with nearly US $10 million created by international masters, the first of it kinds in China,

ERA is a multimedia odyssey whose inspiration is a direct result of the combination of traditional Chinese acrobatic arts and modern technology. Just like Shanghai, ERA evolves through a constant collision between the past and future. ERA is a love story, yet it is also contemplation across the millennia, a fascination with that other dimension man has yet to conquer: time. The audience be amazed by the acrobats’ control and precision, they will be enchanted by the world that is created through the use of multimedia, technology, lighting and sound effects, elaborate costumes, original live music and more. The one-and-a-half-hour show tells of a fascinating story with a journey of “past”, “present” and “future”. The audience will be subject to the stimulation of vision, wind, surrounding sound and effect of light or no light… Making them become part of the show. ERA can remain universal, without language or cultural barriers. A thousand-year-old gesture is worth a thousand emotions, a thousand images, a thousand words ……

*Travelers who are not attending on the ERA show will go on a private tour in the evening or have free time on their own.


DAY 8 or DAY 9 SHANGHAI Maglev Train 25USD/P Round Trip or 15USD/P Single Trip

Shanghai maglev train, the first and the only commercial rail line of its type in the world, links Metro Line 2 at Longyang Road with the Pudong International Airport by a train traveling at top speed of 431 kilometers per-hour, faster than Japan’s Bullet Train. Shanghai Maglev Train takes only 7 minutes and 20 seconds to cover 30 kilometers. The same distance takes 30 to 40 minutes driving. Invested with a total amount of 10 billion Yuan, the Magley Train took 2.5 years to complete. Powered by electromagnetism, when running it is suspended in air, about 10 millimeters above the track on a magnetic cushion. It brings a speed revolution to the world in ground transportation, a ride on this modern marvel is an exciting and exhilarating experience.

It is a round or single trip experience depending on departure time of flight back to the USA.

*Travelers who are not going on the train will take the tour bus to the airport

Payment for above optional tours need to be made in cash.

East China: payment of above tours could be either cash or credit card (credit card payment will be for those who are running out of cash. The only credit card paying time will be on Day 6 at lunch time in Suzhou.

We strongly recommend the above optional tours. These tours have been carefully planned a chosen to enhance your China experience, however, there is no obligation to go on any of the tours. The choice is yours.