Overview

Discover the striking contrast between the urban modernity of bustling Beijing and the quietude and tranquility of the rural countryside as you walk along the Great Wall and marvel at the majestic limestone karst of China’s southern countryside. 

Learn about China’s shifting position on the world stage and soak up the ancient culture. Study Mandarin with university professors or care for pandas at one of the most progressive panda centers in the world.

Panda Conservation and Wild China -- a two-week adventure service trip through wild China. Care for Giant Panda friends at the Panda Conservation Center in Ya'an and interact with other exotic animals at the zoo in the Bi Feng Xia National Reserve. Later in your trip, hike the Hailuogou Glacier and visit Mount Emei.

Silk Road Service -- Step outside the big cities and into the lesser-known countryside of the Yunnan province where you’ll interact with ethnic minority groups and volunteer with the Heart 2 Heart foundation, teaching children and adults how to read in English.

Young Explorers: Panda Conservation -- a two-week adventure service trip through wild China designed for 12-13 year-olds. Care for Giant Panda friends at the Panda Conservation Center in Ya'an and interact with other exotic animals at the zoo in the Bi Feng Xia National Reserve. Later in your trip, hike the Hailuogou Glacier and visit Mount Emei.

For more information about our programs in China, visit http://rusticpathways.com/programs/countries/china/

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