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  •  Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake – The Roof of the World

    2017 Dec 23rd, Sat, at 12:00:am

    For decades Tibet has captured the imagination of avid adventure travelers. This trip will take you through the heart of Tibet – Lhasa. We will visit the famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, the former summer residence of Dalai Lama, Norbulingka Palace, Sera Monastery, and the bazaar of Barkhor.  At the Sera Monastery we may even catch the monks in debating sessions! Enjoy lunch at the beautiful turquoise Yamdrok Lake with the snow topped Himalayas as...

  •  Baoshan Temple & Luodian Watertown (NEW)

    2018 Jan 11th, Thu, at 9:15:am

    Surrounded by graceful pine trees, the Baoshan Buddhist temple is in an area of quiet and contemplation. Wind bells chime on the roof and monks are seen in deep meditation and prayer. Originally constructed as a private villa in 1511, it has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over the past 500 years. The present structure is Tang Dynasty in style and built without nails, using mortise and tenon joints to connect the timber. Requiring over...

  •  Harbin: Ice Wonderland

    2018 Jan 12th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Renowned as the home of ice and snow, Harbin holds its annual Ice Lantern Festival from January to early February.  Colorful, glittering ice sculptures decorate this northern snow city, nick-named “China’s Moscow” due to its historic Russian influence.  During this SEA trip we will visit St. Sophia Church, Zhao Lin Park, Sun Island, Siberian Tiger Enclosure, and Ice & Snow World. Hotel accommodation is at the Shangri-La Harbin, airfare and all meals are included. For...

  •  Harbin: Ice Wonderland

    2018 Jan 19th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Renowned as the home of ice and snow, Harbin holds its annual Ice Lantern Festival from January to early February.  Colorful, glittering ice sculptures decorate this northern snow city, nick-named “China’s Moscow” due to its historic Russian influence.  During this SEA trip we will visit St. Sophia Church, Zhao Lin Park, Sun Island, Siberian Tiger Enclosure, and Ice & Snow World. Hotel accommodation is at the Shangri-La Harbin, airfare and all meals are included. For...

  •  Spring Festival in Nanxun (NEW)

    2018 Jan 30th, Tue, at 8:15:am

    The team of Shanghai and Beyond will take us to Nanxun to learn about the Chinese New Year. In this small town setting, we will have the opportunity to celebrate and understand the customs of the Spring Festival. An explanation of the holiday will be given at the Taoist Temple through activities and lecture. The tour will visit a retirement community where the seniors will share their festival stories of years gone by and we...

  •  Sri Lanka Hill Country

    2018 Feb 15th, Thu, at 12:00:am

    Explore ancient ancient monuments and the hill country with tea plantations in scenic Sri Lanka. Begin the trip visiting ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka’s most famous heritage site. The next day travel to Polonnaruwa and bike around the 11th century monuments. We will visit the beautiful rock caves of Dambulla. Then we move to a working tea plantation to learn about the production of “green gold”.  Leisure time is built into this trip to...

  •  Plum Blossoms and Jinxi Water Town (NEW)

    2018 Feb 27th, Tue, at 7:45:am

    The plum blossoms bloom in Suzhou’s Guangfu Scenery Spot from approximately late February until mid-March. Yoho guides will walk us through the plum forest Xiagxuehal (means “fragrant plum forest like a sea of snow”). We will enjoy their fragrance and camera buffs can take pictures of the natural beauty of the area. Next, we will taste many delicious local dishes when we eat lunch near Taihu Lake. After we indulge in the local cuisine, our...

  •  Mount Wuyi Weekend Escape

    2018 Mar 16th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Ride the train to one of China’s biodiversity conservation zones, Mount Wuyi in northern Fujian Province. The area is the origin of Da Hong Pao and Lapsang Souchang teas, described as Wuyi tea. Enjoy a leisurely tour of the tea plantation Friday afternoon. Spend Saturday at Wuyishan National Park and enjoy a bamboo raft ride in the afternoon on Nine-Curve Stream. Sunday we will visit the ancient village of Xiamei, considered to be the origin...

  •  Hanoi and Halong Bay Tour

    2018 Apr 2nd, Mon, at 12:00:am

    Refined and delicately beautiful city, tree-lined boulevards, labyrinth of alleys, natural beauty, and endless islands. These are some of the sights you will enjoy on a six day trip to Northern Vietnam! We will begin with a tour of Hanoi catching the locals doing morning tai chi and aerobics. The tour will continue with visiting historical sites and a bike ride through the Old Quarter. Be prepared for a culinary adventure sampling street food with...

  •  Lijiang – The Naxi Heartland

    2018 May 31st, Thu, at 12:00:am

    Visit the heart of the Naxi minority, Lijian in Yunan province. Its ancient canals crisscross the old town which is filled with unique well-preserved homes. We will find traditionally clad Naxi women selling goods in the brick alleys. The tour includes visiting the traditional Naxi villages of Longquan, Baisha and Yuhu where we will see the living murals and Jade Lake. A short ride ending at Tiger Leaping Gorge will provide a view of the...