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School trips

Focus Asia Travel has worked closely with a number of schools over the years to arrange outstanding school trips that are both fun and educational. We understand that everything needs to run like clockwork, and that safety is of utmost importance and our have six offices on the ground in Asia for your peace of mind. Our local expertise means that we can propose a destination, theme and itinerary that is perfect for your needs, with our expert local English-speaking guides showing you the history and local culture every step of the way. We understand the need for flexibility and variety, as well as ensuring the trip remains cost effective, and can even help with information nights.

China for schools - 12 days (25 travellers)

Packed with fun and excitement, this adventure takes you into some of the most enticing regions of China to witness rich history, inspiring landscapes and staggering modernisation. See the pandas in Beijing, the amazing Terracotta Warriors in Xian and the spectacular limestone mountains of Guilin. Fly a kite in Tiananmen Square and learn calligraphy in Shanghai. Combining major historic and cultural sights with fun activities, this 12 day journey is bound to be a memorable experience for the whole group.

DAYS 1-4: BEIJING

Arrive in China's exciting capital, Beijing, where your adventure begins. The city's fascinating history comes alive as you explore the Forbidden City and walk the vast expanse of Tiananmen Square. A fun rickshaw ride through Beijing’s hutongs, the city’s traditional backstreets, gives the students a chance to witness the China of old and enjoy lunch in a local family home. See the city’s famous Drum Tower, fly kites at the Temple of Heaven and climb up to the Great Wall before taking an exhilarating toboggan ride down to the bottom again.

DAYS 5-6: XIAN

After an overnight train to Xian, explore the awesome army of Terracotta warriors, only recently unearthed after being buried for 2,000 years. Wander Calligraphy Street and the thriving Muslim Quarter, and visit the Big Goose Pagoda. There's also the option to cycle along the old city walls.

DAYS 7-8: GUILIN & YANGSHUO

Fly to Guilin, a pretty riverside city in Guanxii province, famous for its limestone karst landscapes. After a night here, take a leisurely cruise along the Li River, a chance to absorb the stunning scenery, arriving in charming Yangshuo after lunch. Yangshuo is the perfect size for exploring on foot or by bicycle. Wander the cobbled streets and take a bike ride into the surrounding countryside, an opportunity to view traditional rural scenes up close. While in Yangshuo, the students enjoy a Chinese painting lesson and learn the ancient art of Tai Chi.

DAYS 9-12: SHANGHAI

Fly to Shanghai, a city of contrasts combining a futuristic skyline and modern vibe with a fascinating history. Wander past the Art Deco architecture of the Bund, visit the superb Shanghai Museum and spend some time relaxing and meeting locals in peaceful Yu Garden and see the incredible Shanghai acrobats in action. In the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao, explore the waterways by boat. Your journey ends with an airport transfer.