China Expedition

Trip Leader Minhua Gu

June 15-28, 2017

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Travel Fee Info

Total Fee: $3,850* 

* price Includes airfare

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An Unearthed trip isn't like any other holiday that you would go on with your family because of the way we traveled, where we traveled, and who we traveled with. It's an experience that you will never forget.

– Kate Norris, Student, Nepal Expedition

Chances are, there won't be another time in your life to have an experience that's even remotely similar. It's 100% worth all of the effort, time and money.

– James Stringer, Student, Thailand Expedition

All parents just want their kids to be healthy and happy, yet sometimes we take these things for granted. I am so happy to hear my son say technology is sometimes a waste of time, he lived on his phone! Well done everyone.

– Lori Field, Parent

China Itinerary Summary

Day 1 - Depart Los Angeles

In transit


Day 2 - Arrive Beijing

 The team will be met at the airport and transferred in a to the Great Wall of China.  


Day 3 to 5 -  Adventurous Trek

The team will commence a spectacular 3 day Great Wall trek at Yellow Cliff Pass. Overnight in local village guesthouses along the way.

Day 6 to 7 - Explore Beijing

Return to Beijing for some rest and relaxation. Explore the famous Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Houhai Lake Hutongs or other local sights in and around Beijing.

Day 8 to 9 - Explore Xian

Arrive Xian in the morning. Visit the remarkable Terracotta Warriors, explore the Xian City Wall and it's drum and bell towers, or the bustling Muslim quarter with it's markets and Great Mosque.

Day 10 to 12 - Community Project

The team will be picked up from their guesthouse and transferred to the local community to spend the next few days working to complete project goals.  

Day 13 - Lijiang - Kunming

Team to arrange transport from Lijiang to Kunming today and accommodation in Kunming for the night. The morning in Lijiang or afternoon in Kunming is at the teams leisure.

Day 14 - Depart Kunming  

Arrive Los Angeles

Expedition Highlights

Explore your World. Explore your Self.

Your personalized itinerary will include the following three program components to ensure your tip is unforgettable. 


A unique opportunity to work closely with local communities offers students an authentic

cultural exchange. Sharing meals and stories, developing language skills, and making a meaningful difference are all part of this rewarding and life changing experience.


Discover the natural beauty and pristine environment by getting off the beaten path. With support from expert guides, students summit volcanoes and mountain peaks high above the clouds, or navigate lush jungles seeking hidden waterfalls. This blends the perfect combination of challenge and teamwork.


Traveling ‘back-packer” style, students take on leadership roles and responsibilities of planning and executing daily activities. The Unearthed Leader facilitates orientation discussions and de-briefings to ensure students are prepared and empowered to collaborate and make responsible team decisions. Students enjoy some independence and develop valuable life skills while soaking up the local atmosphere.

I learned that I am completely capable. I am able to save the money to fly half way around the world and have the experience of a lifetime. It was incredibly eye opening and refreshing to do something outside of my comfort zone and actually enjoy it! It made me realize the extent to which I can achieve. It was pretty inspiring to know that I can make a difference to those less fortunate than me.

– Jack Saunders, Student, Peru Expedition


Vistamar School Leader: Minhua Gu

Minhua Gu has been teaching for 10 years. She enjoyed working with students of different age groups in different settings. In addition to teaching Chinese classes, she has led three school trips to China and visited different parts of China with her fellow travelers. Traveling, learning different parts of the world, and exploring new cultures is one of her passions as well.

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