Schedule June 19-28, 2017

Day 1—Monday, June 19: Los Angeles to Beijing

10:45 a.m.

Meet the group at LAX

11:20 a.m. 

Check in and board for China

2:20 p.m.  

Air China flight to Beijing, China

Day 2—Tuesday, June 20: Arrive in Beijing

6:00 p.m

Arrive in Beijing – transfer to hotel

8:00 p.m.

Arrive at hotel 

8:30 p.m.

Orientation/team building activities

10:30 p.m. 

Lights Out

Day 3—Wednesday, June 21: First day in Beijing

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast at hotel

9:00 a.m.  

Arrive at the U.S. State Department in Beijing

10:30 a.m.

The Old Beijing, Hutong tour on rickshaw

11:15 a.m.

Visit families living on the streets of Hutong and learn their life stories

12:00 p.m.

Lunch (practice Chinese eating etiquette)

1:45 p.m.. 

Tian’anmen Square

3:30 p.m.

Forbidden City

5:30 p.m.

Dinner (Beijing Duck)

7:30 p.m.

Return to hotel/Hotel Activities

10:30 p.m.

Lights out

Day 4—Thursday, June 22: Second day in Beijing

7:30 a.m. 

Breakfast at hotel

10:30 a.m.

Arrive at the Great Wall

12:30 p.m. 

Lunch at the Great Wall

3:30 p.m. 

Tour of the Beijing Olympic site—the Bird Nest and the Water Cube

5:30 p.m.

Dinner at a local restaurant

7:00 p.m.

Return to hotel/Hotel activities

10:30 p.m.

Lights Out

Day 5—Friday, June 23: Third day in Beijing

7:30 a.m. 

Breakfast at hotel

8:30 a.m.

Full day experience at a local high school—Tsing Hua High School

7:30 p.m.    

Return to hotel/Hotel activities

10:00 p.m.

Lights out

Day 6—Saturday, June 24: Beijing to Xian

5:30 a.m.      

Pick up breakfast box and check out

6:15 a.m.

Arrive at airport

9:45 a.m 

Depart for Xian, the ancient capital of China via Air China 1231

11:30 a.m.

Arrive in Xian—transport to the city area

1:00 p.m.

Lunch

5:30 p.m.

Terracotta Warriors Museum—the Eighth Wonder of the World

7:00 p.m.

Dinner

7:00 p.m.

Check in at hotel/Hotel activities

10:30 p.m.  

Lights out

Day 7—Sunday, June 25: Xian to Chengdu

7:30 a.m..

Breakfast at hotel

9:00 a.m. 

Bike tour of the City Wall/Silk Road—the Muslim Quarter/Big Wild Goose Pagoda

12:00 p.m. 

Lunch 

2:30 p.m.

Transfer to airport

4:40 p.m.

Depart for Chengdu — the “Country of Heaven”

6:25 p.m.

Arrive in Chengdu

6:45 p.m.

Dinner at a local restaurant/Small group discussions—“What is the difference between the U.S. and China?” 

8:30 p.m.

Return to hotel/Hotel activities

10:30 p.m.

Lights out

Day 8—Monday, June 26: First day in Chengdu

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast at hotel

9:00 a.m.

Full day volunteering program at the Panda Research Base—Duijiangyan Giant Panda Base

6:00 p.m

Dinner

7:30 p.m

Return to hotel

10:30 p.m.

Lights out

Day 9—Tuesday, June 27: Second day in Chengdu

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast at hotel

09:30 a.m.

Qingyang Palace—Taoist temple with a history of more than 1,000 years
Thatched Cottage of Du Fu—Memorial museum of Du Fu,one of the most
famous poets of China during the Tang Dynasty

12:00 p.m.

Lunch/Visit old streets of Jinli

2:30 p.m.

Sichuan Opera Workshop

05:30 p.m.

Farewell dinner—Hot pot

07:30 p.m.

Return to hotel/Hotel activities

10:30 p.m.      

Lights out

Day 10—Wednesday, June 28: Chengdu to Los Angeles

6:00 a.m.

Breakfast at hotel

8:00 a.m.

Arrive at airport/Check-in

10:00 a.m.

Depart for Beijing

12:30 p.m.

Arrive in Beijing/Connection flight to Los Angeles

3:00 p.m.

Depart for Los Angeles via Air China 987

12:00 p.m. PSD

Arrive at LAX