Not planning on going far this CNY?
This short trip is all about celebrating Chinese New Year in a traditional village with traditional CNY activities. We will make dumplings and rice cakes (…and eat them!), try our hand at Chinese paintings and other crafts, set off firecrackers, take a hike through a bamboo forest, relax in some hot springs, and more!!!
*predicted dates – CNY dates will be announced by the government shortly. If they do change, we only expect them to vary by ~1 day.
Friday, February 8
07:30 – Meet at Hongkou Stadium (Metro Lines 8 and 3) Exit 3, outside – follow the music!
12:00 – Arrive and have local specialty lunch
13:00 –Traditional Chinese New Year customs experience: paper making, DIY New Year painting, making rice cakes, cutting window blossoms, writing spring scrolls, and sticking couplets, etc.
17:00 – Check in our guesthouse, then make dumplings and have New Years’ dinner
19:00 – Bonfire party, set off firecrackers and make our own fireworks show!
Saturday, February 9
08:30 – Simple Western breakfast
09:00 – Hop on the bus to our starting point
09:30 – Hike through a bamboo forest (7 km, around 2 hours)
12:00 – Local specialty lunch
13:00 – Enjoy the natural hot springs
15:00 – Hop on the bus and chillax on our way back home
19:00 – Arrive in Shanghai
Included – Insured private Bus with A/C
Not included – 1 night – Clean double occupancy rooms for 150 RMB per person per night. These will be booked on a first come first served basis. If you wish to room alone, the single occupancy fee is an extra 150 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 extra single occupancy fee may apply.)
Included -All meals as listed – Simple Western breakfasts (toast, jam, butter, peanut butter, eggs, coffee, tea), BBQ, local specialty lunch and dinner – veggie friendly!
Price: Book now to get the early bird price of 1199 RMB or 1399 RMB if booked after January 17
*If you do not wish to go to the hot springs, let us know and we will arrange for a discount.
We do not go cheap on safety… We get the best equipment and the most experienced instructors for our trips.
2-day onsite transportation, meals as listed, entrance tickets to all sites, traditional customs experience as listed, bonfire party, Hots springs (1 entry), trekking guide, speakers, emergency medical insurance, mineral water, driver’s allowance, English/Chinese speaking facilitator, pre-trip scouting and site research, coupons, an experience of a lifetime, and looots of fun!
Does not include:
Drinks, accommodation, other personal expenses
PASSPORT/ID card, camera/GoPro, small day pack, walking shoes, walking sticks, swimming suits, headlight/flashlight, flip flops, towel, toiletries, and warm clothes
Note: If your passport is in the visa office for processing, please bring the slip of paper given to you by the authorities along with a copy of your passport with you on the trip. This paper can be used for domestic travel instead of a passport.
– Cancellation more than 20 days prior to the trip departure date, 100% refund
– Cancellation 20-15 days prior to the trip departure date, 75% 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 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.
1) ICBC 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)
3) Secure online payment (PayPal/UnionPay Credit/Debit Card/International Credit Cards)
4) Cash on Delivery
What is the minimum age to join in this trip?
All ages can join depending on fitness level.
How difficult is the hike?
It’s not too strenuous. Easy but mostly steps.