SCIC China Cultural Trips (Study, Training and Cultural Experiences)
This is a unique trip that is specially designed for Tai Chi, Wushu, Kung Fu schools, clubs, organizations and Chinese cultural enthusiasts, families and anyone interested in experiencing authentic Chinese culture. The trip is flexible to suit all individuals or group needs centred around China's famous martial arts history and practice.
-Train with the Masters in Martial Arts workshops in Beijing, Shaolin Temple and Chen Village
-See all the sights including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and Longmen Caves etc
-Learn new skills like Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting and Chinese Medicine etc
-Enjoy social activities such the Peking Opera, Acrobatics, sampling tea and making dumplings
-Select an extension trip to Wudang Mt or Xian Terracotta Warriors
-Take 2 free days to discover other historical sites, visit Olympic Venues and souvenir shopping
Visiting Places: Beijing - Shaolin Temple - Chen Tai Chi Village
(Extension Trip to: Wudang Mt or Xian Terracotta Warriors)
Trip Length: 14 Days
Trip Code: STMAM10
Trip Dates: - 2nd April - 15th April
-12th April - 25th April
-18th April - 1st May
-18th August - 31st August
-16th September - 29th September
-12th October - 25th October
Trip Fee: USD $1880 per person / GBP ?1480 per person (excludes Visa & flight)
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1. Martial Arts Workshops
Learn or train Chinese Martial Arts, Wushu, Qigong and Taiji quan (Taichi) in the land of its origins, under the guidance of famous Chinese young and old masters. Our martial arts workshops encompass traditional and contemporary styles as well as external and internal forms. The external group includes Modern Wushu, Traditional Kung Fu and Sanshou. The internal group includes Tai Chi, Tai Chi weapons and Chi Gong. In Shaolin, there will be three groups namely Buddhism Qigong, Shaolin Empty Hand Forms and Weapon Forms, In Chen Village, there will be three groups, namely Chen style Tai Chi, Tai Chi Weapons, Pushing Hands. All workshops will focus on improving students' levels through intensive basic training and learning of new competition forms. (Suitable for both beginners and advanced students.)
All participants will be given a certificate signed by the masters and certifying all training sessions in Beijing, the Kung Fu sessions in Shaolin Temple, Tai Chi sessions in Chen Village in Henan and Wudang Kung Fu training in Wudang Mountains.
2. Sightseeing Programs
Our sightseeing programs provide a great chance for participants to discover China's major historical and cultural attractions. Beijing sights include the Great Wall of China, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City. Henan province excursions include the famous Shaolin Temple, Chen Tai Chi Village and extension trips to Wudang Mountains or Terracotta Warriors are also available. These tours give a chance for participants to experience China's rich unique history and cultural heritage. Admission, transportation and English-speaking guides are included in all of the trips.
3. Local Activities
A wide range of local and social activities will be organized throughout the trip program including a Peking Duck feast, Chinese Hot Pot night, karaoke night, Chinese teahouse, Peking opera and souvenir shopping. Our dinners and social evenings are fun-filled events and are a great way to meet other people from all over the world.
4. Culture & Arts Workshops
Our culture and arts workshops such as Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, Chinese medicine, traditional musical instruments, making Chinese dumplings etc are a unique opportunity for students to learn and experience some of China's traditional skills and crafts. All workshops are taught and demonstrated by professionals of each craft.
5. Extension Trips
The Terracotta Army or Warriors and Wudang Mountain are two famous historical attractions in China. An extension trip to either of these two places is available in an additional cost in the last two days of the trip.
Other extension trips to other cities such as Shanghai, Tibet, Pingyao, Hong Kong, Yunnan, etc are also available.
6. Free time & Personal Assistance
Our trip is full of activities, but don't worry. We have plenty of free time that allows you to rest or go shopping, or if you prefer, make your own way to explore other interesting places at each of our destinations. Our staff members treat you as friends and are always available to assist you and provide all the information you need.
7. Additional Information
Accommodation (3 & 4 star hotels)
Transportation (Private coaches and first class train tickets to Henan)
Food and Drinks (Standard meals with many local Chinese dishes)
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More Trips Available
1. Trip to Beijing & Wudang (14 Days)
This trip is ideal for Tai Chi students and schools. Participants can enjoy sightseeing, culture and leisure activities in the first week, relaxing and experiencing the atmosphere of Beijing. The second week involves intensive training at Wudang, learning Wudang Sanfeng forms and discovering the magnificent Wudang Mountain. This trip is ideal for those who are seeking a balanced Chinese experience between yin and yang, or "hardness and softness".
2. Trip to Beijing & Shaolin (14 Days)
This trip is ideal for Kung Fu students and schools. Participants can enjoy sightseeing, culture and leisure activities in the first week, relaxing and experiencing the atmosphere of Beijing. The second week involves intensive training at the Shaolin Temple, learning external Shaolin Kung Fu or internal Buddhist chi gong forms. There is also the opportunity to explore the magnificent Shaolin Temple and surrounding areas. This trip is ideal for those who are seeking a balanced Chinese experience between yin and yang, or "hardness and softness".
3. Beijing & Other places (14 Days)
Take an intensive training course in Beijing in the first week. Available courses include Tai Chi, Wushu, Traditional Kung Fu, Sanshou (Sanda) etc. Enjoy a relaxing trip to famous tourist spots in China in the second week. You have the freedom to choose one destination or multiple destinations below:
7 Days Xian Terracotta Warriors & Shanghai and Suzhou
7 Days Yunnan Discovery (Lijiang, Dali, Shangri-la)
7 Days Shaolin, Chen Village & Wudang
7 Days Silk Road Adventure
7 Days Yangtze River Cruise
7 Days Guilin & Yangshuo
For more information about our trips, please visit the SCIC Travel Division >>.