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Master Taiwan Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the *Deal Name*! We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting program so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, Pre-Enrollment, is meant to share exciting details, highlights and pertinent info that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page, is meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and we can't wait to start our enriching adventure!

Taiwan

Often forgotten in the looming shadow of its massive neighbor, Taiwan is a magnificent travel destination in its’ own right. The island nation of 23 million boasts a vibrant culture, fantastic food and warm and generous people. It also offers a tremendous opportunity to improve your Mandarin language skills and contrast a big and cosmopolitan city like Taipei with the more rural and remote parts of the country.  Join us!

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

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Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe. 

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
Deqing Guesthouse

Students are all lodged together in a large, rural “courtyard-style” home owned and managed by the Deqing Family. Students eat meals together in a common dining room, cooked and provided by the Deqing Family.

Feilaisi Guesthouse

Students are all lodged together in a large, rural “courtyard-style” home owned and managed by the Feilaisi Family. Students eat meals together in a common dining room, cooked and provided by the Felaisi Family.

Yubeng Guesthouse

Students are all lodged together in a large, rural “courtyard-style” home owned and managed by the Yubeng Family. Students eat meals together in a common dining room, cooked and provided by the Yubeng Family.

Le Tour Traveler’s Rest Youth Hostel

Le Tour Traveler’s Rest Youth Hostel is located near Nanjing Road and Jing’an Temple metro station. This spotless and quiet hostel is a 30-minute walk into the French Concession and has a great rooftop snack bar. Thanks to its true tourist-friendly atmosphere and safe, comfortable, and cozy environment, this hostel is a preferred partner in Shanghai. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Hu Family Guesthouse

Students are all lodged together in a large, rural “courtyard-style” home owned and managed by the Hu Family. Students eat meals together in a common dining room, cooked and provided by the Hu Family.

 

Along Family Guesthouse

Somewhere between a homestay experience and a guesthouse, students are all lodged together in one large “courtyard-style” home owned and managed by the Zhou Family. Students eat meals together in a common dining room, cooked and provided by the Zhou family.

Kunming Upland International Hostel

Quaint and clean accommodations conveniently located in the center of Kunming. This hostel has been selected for its proximity to Green Lake and friendly staff. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Jim’s Tibetan Hotel

This charming hotel feels more like a guesthouse due to the warm, friendly attention from the owner, Jim. The mom and pop style hotel provides clean, comfortable and quiet accommodations for our students looking to rest between adventures in Yunnan province. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Dragon’s Den Hostel

A rustic, authentic Chinese hostel, Dragon’s Den is our preferred partner in Longji for it’s cleanliness, English-speaking staff, and budget-friendly accommodations. A truly great place to rest up between adventures in Guangxi. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Fawlty Towers Hotel

Fawlty Towers Hotel is a family-run establishment that puts a personal touch on the guest’s experience. Clean, spacious rooms with Chinese style beds and great service contribute to make this our preferred option in Yangshuo. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Sleepy Inn

The cosmopolitan and vibrant atmosphere make this hotel a wonderful experience for our student groups. Selected for the great service, clean rooms and advantageous location, Sleepy Inn is an excellent place to relax between adventures around Beijing.  Rooms and bathrooms will be exclusive to our travelers.

Drum Tower Hostel

The convenient location of Drum Tower Hostel reduces commute times and eases busy travel days.  However, we have chosen to partner with this particular accommodation for its safety standards, comfortable and cheerful atmosphere, and commitment to good service. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

 

Safety and Support


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HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
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COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

My daughter’s experience in Morocco was extraordinary!! I really enjoyed seeing the pictures and hearing the stories about her adventures, but what brought me the most joy was the relationships she formed with the chaperones from her school and with Stafford and Said (Walking Tree’s Moroccan Country Directors and Program Leaders). She spoke of their characters and spirits which let me know these wonderful people went over and beyond the basics of the program. I am forever grateful for the love and care all four of you gave to her.

Beddar
Parent of Jadah, traveler on Morocco Cultural Journey

Your Adventure Includes

Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

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Resource center

Resource Center

Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.

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