When in Asia, checking out rice terraces is a must!! This 3-day trip is all about the stunning scenery. True to Travelers Society spirit, we will not only be looking around, but we will also be doing an awesome trek through the rice terraces and spending the night in a village nestled in their midst, biking through tea terraces, watching a spectacular sunrise, visiting ancient villages, throwing a bonfire party on the terraces, learn how to make our own traditional masks, dumplings and more!!! This is the best and cheapest way to experience rice terraces near Shanghai!
06:25 – Meet on the train (Note: Trains are sold out for this departure – We will be arranging a bus to/from Shanghai. Departs on October 3 in the afternoon. Details in the Transportation section)
06:45 – The train leaves for our awesome rice terraces trip
08:55- Arrival and head over to check out the beautiful rice terraces
12:30 – Local specialty lunch
13:30 – Visit the rice terraces
16:00 – Hop on the bus and chill on the way to our village
17:30 – Check in to our homestay in the middle of the rice terraces
18:30 – Local specialty dinner
08:30 – Simple Western breakfast
09:30 – Start our hike through the ancient rice and tea terraces
11:30 – Local specialty lunch
12:00 – Continue our hike and check out the awesome Ming-Dynasty village of Dushan
14:00 – Bus pick up and head back to our guesthouse
14:30 – Going local – Paint our own Caihe-style masks
16:00 – Make and eat our own dumplings
18:00 – Local specialty dinner
19:30 – Bonfire party in the rice terraces with great music and drinks!
06:00 – Watch the spectacular sunrise in the rice terraces
07:00 – Simple Western breakfast
08:30 – Head over to tea plantations in Lishui
11:30 – Local specialty lunch
13:00 – Hop on our mountain bikes and ride through the amazing tea plantations
15:30 – Bus pick up and chill while we head to Lishui Railway Station
17:00 – Reach the railway station
18:39 – Head back to Shanghai after an awesome off the beaten track weekend!
GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND LIVE AN AWESOME LIFE!!!
Included – Private Bus with A/C, insured
Not Included – Trains
Alternative Transportation: Bus to/from Shanghai
Since trains are sold out, we will be arranging a bus to and from the destination. It will leave on October 3rd in the afternoon (1 pm – Hongkou Football stadium – Exit 3 – just follow the music).
Cost: Additional 500 RMB to be paid via QR code prior to departure.
Includes: Roundtrip bus, driver allowance, one-night double occupancy in hotel along the way.
Recommended Trains: All Sold Out
Shanghai(Hongqiao) – Longyou: G1383
06:45 – 08:55, Estd. price –169.5RMB (Released 30 days prior to departure)
Or arrive by 08:55.
18:39 – 21:28, Estd. price –177.5RMB (Released 30 days prior to departure)
Or depart at or after 18:39.
PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKETS AS SOON AS THEY ARE RELEASED. This route fills up quickly. If the tickets are sold out when you go to book, let us know and we will help you arrange for an alternative route.
Please book your trains. It’s really easy with www.trip.com! They even have an app. (If you need us to book your tickets, a booking fee of 100 RMB per ticket will apply, paid directly to the booking agent. )
*You must arrive at the arrival time of the suggested train or slightly earlier and meet us at the station, and leave on the suggested train or slightly after the departure time. If your travel arrangements do not allow for this, you will have to arrange for your own transportation.
Note: Should the train tickets sell out, we will arrange for a bus (round trip) at a similar cost.
Included – 2 nights – Clean double occupancy rooms included in the price. These will be booked on a first come first served basis. If you wish to room alone, the single occupancy fee is an extra 120 RMB per person per night. Please note that single occupancy availability may be limited. (If needed, we can help you find someone to share. Pairings, in this case, are distributed in order of request submission. If there is an uneven number of travelers, the single occupancy may apply.)
Included – All meals as listed – Simple Western breakfast (toast, jam, butter, peanut butter, eggs, coffee, tea, seasonal fruit) and local specialty lunch and dinner, veggie friendly!
Price: Book now to get the early bird price of 1,599 RMB or 1,799 RMB if deposit paid after September 12
Book by August 29 and get a special price of 1,499 RMB!
3 day onsite transportation, indicated activities & equipment – mountain bikes transportation and pick up, driver allowance, bonfire, speakers, all meals as listed, mask painting class, dumpling making, vegetable harvesting for our dinner, entrance tickets, trekking guides, insurance, coupons, English and Chinese speaking group leader, pre-trip scouting and site research, an experience of a lifetime, and looots of fun!
Does not include:
Train tickets, drinks, other personal expenses; fapiao fee
PASSPORT, camera/GoPro, sunscreen, walking shoes, toiletries, small daypack, hat
Note: If your passport is in the visa office for processing, please bring the slip of paper given to you by the authorities and a photocopy of your passport with you on the trip. This paper can be used for domestic travel instead of a passport.
– Cancellation more than 30 days prior to the trip departure date, 100% refund (a ~3% transaction fee may apply)
– Cancellation 30-15 days prior to the trip departure date, 70% refund
– Cancellation 14-10 days prior to the trip departure date, 50% refund
– Less than 10 days prior to the trip departure date, no refund
The above refund policy is based on the trip price, excluding special discounts/promotions. The schedule may be adjusted due to weather conditions, unforeseeable events etc. For complete information please refer to www.travelers-society.com/terms-conditions. Travelers Society Adventure powered by SummitTrip.
Minimum 10 travelers to run
1) Bank Transfer
2) Alipay / Wechat Pay (Open with an external browser to pay with Alipay; if opened within Wechat, it the Alipay option will not appear)
Contact us for direct payment QR codes.
3) Cash on Delivery
4) Credit card payments can be made upon request (a non-refundable 3% transaction fee will apply)
What is the minimum age for this trip? Can kids join?
Children 4 years and older can join, depending on the child’s fitness level. The bike ride is not suitable for small children. Safety is our priority, so if you have any doubts, please contact us.
What is the hiking level?