Sweet Nature Travel with the NC Zoo Society

Connecting people to wildlife, wilderness and the world.

An experienced guide accompanies every travel group and a portion of every travel payment comes back to Asheboro to help keep the magic alive at the North Carolina Zoo.

Volunteering with Pandas in China  

May 14 - 27 

(Trip Deposit Due Feb. 8, 2012)

Presented by the NC Zoo Society in Cooperation with AAA

The places you'll see: Beijing and the Forbidden City, Da Ton, Xian, Bifengxia Panda Breeding Centre & Shanghai.

The Things that you'll do: Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, visit the Hanging Temple and Wooden Pogoda, tour Yun Gang Grottoes, see the Terracotta Warriors and, best of all, volunteer for two days at Bifengxia Panda Centre.

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May, 2012, Itininerary
14    Welcome to Beijing.  On arrival the group will be transferred to the
hotel.  Enjoy an orientation walk of Beijing. Accommodation: Tian Rui Hotel or similar.
15    Explore some of Beijing's greatest sites such as Tiananmen Square and
the Forbidden City. Accommodation: Tian Rui Hotel or similar.
16    Today take an afternoon train from Beijing to Da Tong.  Arrive in the
evening and overnight.  Accommodation: Hongqi Hotel or similar
17    Datong/Hanging Temple - Enjoy an included tour of the Hanging Temple and Wooden Pagoda. Accommodation: Hongqi Hotel or similar  
18    Datong/Xian - Morning tour of Yun Gang Grottoes. In the afternoon take an overnight train to Xian.  
19-20    Xi'an  Visit one of China's greatest archaeological treasures-the Terracotta Warriors. Option to cycle the ancient city walls. Accommodation: HNA Hotel or similar  
 21    Chengdu Enjoy an orientation walk of Chengdu. Optional visit to Sichuan Opera. Accommodation: Jinhe Hotel or similar
22-25    Bifengxia Panda Centre Volunteer at the Bifengxia Panda Breeding Centre. Accommodation: local guesthouse. Special fast overnight  train to Shanghai on 25ht.  
26 Shanghai -Get to know eclectic downtown Shanghai on a walk with your tour leader. Accommodation: Nanjing Hotel or similar
27 Shanghai  Transfer to the airport.  End of services.

Price per person: $2399.00 USD*  (land only)  Based on Double Occupancy. Airfare is not included.

*Group fee is Based on a Minimum of 8 and a Maximum of 15 in the group

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