Away Travel - Past Trips

Jingdezhen Ceramics Tour

Situated in Jiangxi Province in a beautiful mountainous area, Jingdezhen, known as the “Porcelain Capital of China,” is rich in the natural resources required for porcelain production. The local potters have been practicing their craft for over 1700 years. On this trip we will visit the Ancient Kiln Park, the Ancient Dragon Kilns in Yaoli Village, the Friday Night Market, and the Saturday Morning Market. Our tour guide, Leslie Jian, is an experienced potter herself. She will provide us with inside knowledge regarding ceramic production. Plenty of shopping time is planned so we are able to bring back unique and beautiful porcelain pieces.

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Depart: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Return: Saturday, October 26, 2019

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel - Jingdezhen” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Sharon Pallarino.

Guilin

Where China is at its most beautiful.

Guilin scenery tops the world! Hundreds of towering limestone peaks jutting out of verdant rice paddies, quaint Chinese villages set by the lovely Li River, stunning rice terraces, local markets, and the warmth of the people. Guilin is indeed not to be missed for lovers of pristine and natural beauty.

 

In addition to Guilin, we will also explore the stunning rice terraces of Longsheng where we will encounter the ethnic minorities of the Zhuang and Yao peoples.

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Depart: Friday, November 1, 2019

Return: Monday, November 4, 2019

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel - Guilin” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Sharon Pallarino.

Harbin

– Ice and Snow Wonderland

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is renowned, world-wide! It is a winter spectacle unlike anything else in the world and is a “must-see” during your stay in China. Thousands of workers recreate famous landmarks and other buildings using crystal-clear blocks of ice from the local river. Colorful, glittering ice sculptures decorate this northern snowy city that is nicknamed “China’s Moscow” due to its historic Russian influence. Make 2020 the year you experience the wonder and amazement of this event for yourself. This is truly a WOW destination!

 

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Depart: Friday, January 10, 2020

Return: Sunday, January 12, 2020

Second trip added!

Group B:

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Depart: Friday, January 17, 2020

Return: Sunday, January 19, 2020

Early bird discount for Group B available until November 20th: 300 RMB off per person with paid deposit.

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Harbin” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Cindy Trucksis.

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Yellow Mountain & Ancient Village

Join us as we explore the loveliest mountains in China and discover UNESCO world heritage sites during SEA's customized Yellow Mountain and ancient villages tour this autumn. We will visit the “must see” Yellow Mountain and ancient village of Hongcun where we will try the famous Hui cuisine. Our travel vendor for this trip has carefully selected hotels and an experienced local guide. 

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Depart: Friday, November 13, 2020

Return: Sunday, November 15, 2020

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel - Yellow Mountain” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Moeller.

Yunnan Rice Terrace Tour

When it comes to an outstanding diversity of landscapes, a colorful mix of people, and a gastronomic paradise, Yunnan is the place. Our tour will begin in Kunming where we will visit the famous Stone Forest, walk/hike along rice terraces, overlook narrow valleys, visit Hani villages, and enjoy the breathtaking sunrise and sunset in Yuanyang. We will also visit the 1200 year old city of Jianshui, which is well known for its Confucius ideology.   

   

Highlights  

  • UNESCO heritage sites  

  • Hiking and walking meditation 

  • Breathtaking rice terraces  

  • An integrated farming system that involves buffalo, cattle, ducks, fish, and eel that supports the production of red rice, the area’s primary crop 

  • Harmony between people and their environment 

  • High mountains and narrow valleys 

  • 1200 year old town  

  • Confucius ideology and its architecture 

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Depart: Sunday, December 27. 2020  

Return: Wednesday, December 30 , 2020 

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel - Yunnan” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Moeller. 

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