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SCIC Chinese Medicine Study Course and Silk Road Explorations is available in Easter Period. Special offer from USD$1980 per person. This 14 days fully exclusive trip that covers Beijing, Dunhuang, Turfan and Urumqi. Don't miss it. More trips are available including the Yangtze River Cruise, Yellow Mountain Painting Trip, Shaolin, Wudang Mt and Terracotta Warriors Trips.




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Special Offers (Confirmed Trips) in 2010 and 2011

Available Dates: March / April / August /October 2011

Using requests and suggestions from both new and previous participants, SCIC is now pleased to confirm 7 trip programs in 2011 (as shown below)! These trips are designed to cater for a range of different interests so participants can focus on their individual aims during your time with us. Whether you are here to experience Chinese culture, learn Tai Chi or train Kung Fu, study Chinese Medicine or Chinese Language (Mandarin), or travel in this fascinating country, we have the program for you! 

Please note that travel dates and hotel preferences are already established in a confirmed tour. Depending on the number of travellers joining you may enjoy a discount - so the more that come, the less you pay!



1. Main Trip (Martial Arts & Culture)

14 days (Beijing, Shaolin Temple, Chen Tai Chi Village) with extention trips to Xian Terracotta Warriors and Wudang Mountain available.

Trip Code: STMA1104Trip

Trip dates option:
Dates 1:  23rd March -- 2nd April 2011

Dates 2: 12th April -- 25th April  2011  
Dates 3: 14th April -- 27th April 2011
Dates 4:  14th Aug -- 27th Aug 2011
Dates 5: 2nd Sep - 15th Sep 2011
Dates 6: 9th Oct -- 23rd Oct 2011   
   
Trip Fee:
USD$: 1580 / GBP 980
per person 

This trip is ideal for those who have never been to China before and offers a complete martial arts history and culture experience:

-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
-Learn new skills like Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting and Chinese Medicine
-Enjoy social activities such the Peking Opera, Acrobatics, sampling tea or making dumplings
-Two free days to discover other historical sites, visit Olympic Venues and go souvenir shopping

For more trip information, please click here.




2. Two Weeks China Study Trip 2011

Trip Date Option:
Dates 1:  23rd March -- 2nd April 2011
Dates 2: 12th April -- 25th April  2011  
Dates 3: 14th April -- 27th April 2011
Dates 4:  14th Aug -- 27th Aug 2011
Dates 5: 2nd Sep - 15th Sep 2011
Dates 6: 9th Oct -- 23rd Oct 2011   

Trip Option & Fee:
Beijing / Wudang Mountain USD$ 1580 / GBP 980 Per person 
Beijing / Yunnan USD$ 1880 / GBP 1280 Per person
Beijing / Guilin  (USD$ 1750 / GBP 1180 Per person

Extension Trip to Xian Terracotta)

Week One:  (Beijing Sightseeing, Martial Arts Traiining and Taoist Study Workshop)

Group 1: (Sightseeing and Local Culture Experiences):
Ideal for those who are coming to Beijing for the first time. You will have the opportunity to visit the most famous historical attractions in China's capital city such as Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace and the Great Wall. Also included in your trip are many local cultural activities including visiting a Tea House, a Silk Factory, watching the Peking Opera and an Acrobatics Show, learning calligraphy, Chinese medicine and dumpling making!

Group 2: (Tai Chi & Qigong Study with Taoism Workshops):
Ideal for those who have been to China before. The course focuses on a Tai Chi Fan Form and Taoism Philosophy workshops include Taoism in Tai Chi practice, Taoism in improved health and Taoism's influence on Chinese people. These workshops are an excellent way to broaden your understanding of Chinese culture and people.

Group 3: Wushu and Kung Fu Training
Learn or train Chinese Martial Arts, Wushu and Kung Fu in the land of their origins, under the guidance of famous Chinese masters both young and old. 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.


Week Two Trip Options:  choose from Wudang Mountain, Gulin and Yunnan

1) Trip to Wudang Mountain

After spending a few days in Beijing participants will travel to Wudang Mountain, the famous Taoist centre. Every morning you will train in Wudang Tai Chi with Priest Chen. The sessions will focus on a Sanfeng Form, one of the main forms in Wudang Martial Arts. In the afternoon you can enjoy a relaxing tour of beautiful Wudang Mountain. This trip is ideal for those seeking a balanced China experience between 'toughness' and 'softness'; a true 'yin' and 'yang' trip.  For trip info and itinerary, please Click Here.

2) Trip to Guilin & Yangshou

The program also includes a relaxing trip to one of the famous spots in China (Gulin and Yangshuo). Enjoy a relaxing time in the picturesque countryside of Guilin and Yangshuo, the most beautiful ancient towns in China. Bike through villages of the Zhuang and Yao minorities while taking in the view of Guilin's mysterious karst mountains and majestic Li River. For trip itinerary, please click here.

3). Trip to Yunnan (Lijiang & Dali)

Get a different and equally rewarding cultural experience in the ancient city of Lijiang and Dali. Famed for their traditional villages and ethnic minority people groups, Lijiang will touch your heart as you walk along the narrow cobblestone streets and cross over bridge after bridge that connect its intricate water canals. Explore the beauty of the Naxi and Bai ethnic groups in Dali and choose whatever medium you like to express their colorful culture and their magnificent land. More Info >>

4) Extension Trip to Xian Terracotta Warriors

Get ready for a fun-filled experience of Xian, one of China's most historical cities! This ancient capital city located in Shaanxi Province is the hometown of the famous Terracotta Warriors among other world renowned sights and attractions



3. Taosim Study Tour-14 days
(Beijing, Guilin & Yangshuo)


Trip Date: 13th April - 26th April 2011
Trip Code: BW1104
Trip Fee: USD$ 1680 / GBP 1060 Per person

Interested in Taoism Philosophy? Concerned about your health? Looking for advice to improve your life and longevity? Why not join in the SCIC Health Immersion China Program? This program combines workshops specifically designed for health conscious individuals or groups looking to explore the preventative and life-prolonging health practices of the Chinese people. Participants will learn gentle exercises such as Tai Chi & Qigong in the morning and study Chinese medicine health care and Taoist health knowledge workshops in the afternoon.

The program also includes a relaxing trip to one of the famous spots in China (Gulin and Yangshuo). Enjoy a relaxing time in the picturesque countryside of Guilin and Yangshuo, the most beautiful ancient towns in China. Bike through villages of the Zhuang and Yao minorities while taking in the view of Guilin's mysterious karst mountains and majestic Li River. To have a glimpse of Guilin and Yangsuo, please click here.



4. 16-Days Wudang & Yunnan Trip

Trip Date: 18th April - 3rd May 2011
Trip Code: WY1004
Trip Fee: USD$2180 / GBP1350 per person

Wudang Mountain (Focus on Wudang training)
Yunnan (Explore the most beautiful places for traditional ethnic culture in the southwest of China)

Participants will travel to famous Wudang Mountain where you can immerse yourself in the natural 'chi', sceneries and Taoist arts, as well as the ancient martial arts of the Taoist peak. This is a unique experience for those interested in Chinese culture and Martial Arts. After that, we will travel to Yunnan, famous for its ethnically diverse cultures and natural scenery. The visit includes the old and unsophisticated villages of Lijiang, the dreamland of Dali and the capital city of Kunming.

For trip info and itinerary, please Click Here



5. Southern Discovery of China

13 days - (Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Yellow Mountains) 
Trip Code: GTSD1104
Trip Date:
4th April -17th April 2011
Trip Fee: USD$: 1630 / GBP980 per person

Ideal for those who have enjoyed our previous trips, this is an opportunity to explore different places in China. The trip will start with Shanghai, the modernist city of China, Suzhou, an old city that is famous for its old houses, silks, handcrafts and classically Chinese gardens. Other highlights of the tour include Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), with its breathtakingly magnificent scenery, an inspiration for generations of Chinese artists, and  Hongcun village, recognizable as the main location for the movie 'Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon'.  After the Yellow Mountain tour, you will visit the nearby city of Hongzhou, where you can see the everyday lifestyles of southern Chinese people and sample the produce of a traditional tea plantation. This is a totally new experience of southern China, and a once in a lifetime opportunity for photographers, artists and anyone interested in the 'real China'! 

For trip info and itinerary, please contact us.



6. Silk Road Exploration

14 Day (Beijing & Silk Road)
Trip Code: GTS0904
Trip Date:
31st March -13th April 2011
Trip Fee: USD$: 1980/ GBP1298 per person

Walk in the tracks of Marco Polo? The Silk Road is one of the most significant trade routes in history. You can follow the old camel routes, listen to wonderful stories, see ancient ruins and classical Chinese architecture. If you are interested in history, culture, Chinese religion and world heritage sites, this is a great trip for you. This trip also includes our Chinese Medicine study course and sightseeing tours in Beijing, and extension trips to the Yellow Mountain, Shanghai and the Yangtze River are also available.

For trip info and itinerary, please contact us.


7. Yangtze River Experience

14 Day (Shanghai, Yellow Mountain and Yangtze River Cruise) 
Trip Code: GTY1004
Trip Date: 12th April - 25th April 2011
Trip Fees: USD$: 1810 / GBP 1280 per person

This holiday is ideal for participants who have traveled with us previously and want to explore more places in China. It includes the famous cities of Shanghai and Hangzhou. Here you can see how southern Chinese people, visit a traditional tea plantation and discover Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), one of the most magnificent mountain ranges in China. The Yellow Mountain is legendary for its magnificent scenery and has been an inspiration to Chinese artists for centuries. Nearby Hongcun village was the main location for the movie 'Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon'. During the second week we start our adventure down the Yangtze River on a boat tour from Chongqing. Here you will see the famous three gorges along with mountains, waterfalls, ancient tombs and local villages. This is a totally new experience of southern China and another opportunity for any enthusiastic photographers! 

For trip info and itinerary, please contact us.


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