Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.
We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.
After a busy day, comfort is key.
Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.
Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.
Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.
Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.
We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!
24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.
Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
Lace up your sneakers for a two-wheeled tour of the breathtaking scenery around Yangshuo. Bicycle first to the pier to watch the local fisherman at work on their traditional bamboo rafts, then pedal along the Li River amid breathtaking limestone rock mountains, traditional villages and Moon Hill. You'll visit Moon Water Cave to marvel at its impressive stalactites and stalagmites, crystal clear pools and waterfall before returning to the village.
Enjoy the unique experience of connecting to Chinese culture through an exchange with a local family. Share an important Chinese custom, drinking tea, as you speak with your hosts and come to appreciate an authentic side of China rarely seen by visitors.
Visit with the local students at a Yangshuo school. As you participate in a joint activity, sharing stories and laughs, you'll gain an understanding of their daily lives and studies and have the opportunity to contrast what you learn and experience with your own lifestyle and educational system at home.
Touted for providing great physical and mental health benefits to practitioners of all ages, Taiji (or Tai Chi) exercises are practiced regularly by many Chinese citizens and natives of other countries as its popularity has spread across the globe. Join locals on the grounds of the Temple of Heaven to learn about the graceful movement sets and transitions of this popular martial art and to try the exercises for yourself.
Forbidden City, Tang Dynasty Show, Shanghai's Bund, Temple of Heaven, Taiji Exercises in Beijing, Great Wall of China, Xi'an Muslim Quarter, Terracotta Warriors, Olympic Park, Exchange and Cooking Lesson with Local Students, Calligraphy Lesson, Hutong Area Home Visit, Peking Duck Dinner, Tea Ceremony, Silk Shop
This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.
Depart from the USA.
Arrive in Hong Kong. Meet your guide and get settled in your hotel.
Enjoy a morning island tour which includes Victoria Peak, the Central District, the floating community at Aberdeen, Repulse Bay and Stanley Market. After lunch take the Star Ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and stroll along the waterfront. Meet your coach at the Cultural Centre and head to Wong Tai Sein Temple for your last visit of the day.
Rise early to fly to Guilin, known for its unique scenery and abundance of the Sweet Osmanthus trees, then transfer to the peaceful town of Yangshuo. If time allows, explore the cultural melting pot of West Street in the evening. The oldest street in Yangshuo, with a history dating back over 1,400 years, it has become the epicenter of foreign language learning in China and an ideal spot to engage in conversation with both native Chinese and foreigners across generations.
Glide past the breathtaking limestone landscape of the Yulong River during your morning bamboo rafting cruise. Then return to the pier for a
bicycle tour to a nearby village where you will enjoy
tea with a local family. This afternoon take part in a
cultural exchange with a local school where you’ll channel your inner English teacher, share laughs and learn about the similarities and differences between their school day and your typical day at home.
This morning return to Guilin where you’ll visit the Reed Flute Cave, with its stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations, and see Elephant Trunk Hill regarded as a symbol of the Guilin landscape. Then fly to Xi’an.
In the morning discover the eighth wonder of the world, the life-size Terracotta Warriors, with a local guide. View the Bronze Chariot and see a Circle Vision movie. After lunch visit the Wild Goose Pagoda to see the Shadow Show and the Muslim Quarter to learn about China's minority cultures.
This morning board your flight to Beijing. Upon arrival visit the Forbidden City, a maze of buildings also known as the Imperial Palace, that was off-limits to the public for 500 years, and Tiananmen Square.
Start your day with the popular
Taiji exercises before visiting the majestic Temple of Heaven. Then take an excursion to the Great Wall, the world’s largest manmade structure, and see the Olympic site en route. In the evening, enjoy a Peking Duck dinner.
This morning hike through one of Beijing’s most famous green spaces, Fragrant Hills Park. Help preserve this natural landscape dotted with carefully crafted gardens as you participate in an eco-activity, cleaning up the park along the way. Delve into old Beijing in the afternoon and tour the Hutong area by rickshaw to see how some Chinese live in an enclosed community. You will visit with a local family and learn about their daily lifestyle. After dinner enjoy a spectacular Kung Fu show highlighting one of China’s oldest martial arts.
Depart for the USA.
Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $330Add to Tour
Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $275Add to Tour