Let's go... Kayaking in an Ancient Town!!!
It’s time to get off the beaten track, literally. Join a bunch of like minded travelers, paddling through fisheries, beautiful canals, under bridges, and enjoy the old-town Chinese architecture from the water, a point view that few people get to experience. Take an awesome trek, visit one of China's most beautiful ancient towns, check out a really cool Buddhist monastery, and more…
We will be kayaking through an ancient water town...
... passing by fisheries and an awesome lake...
... spending the night in one of China's best preserved towns...
...doing an awesome trek...
...checking out a peaceful Buddhist Monastery...
…partying around a bonfire...
The story behind this trip:
A couple of years ago, Travelers Society set an unconventional goal. We wanted to try to get to a water town by water - using kayaks and a map... This turned out to be one of the coolest things we ever did. Because the residents of the ancient town had never seen kayakers and had hardly had any previous contact with foreigners, we were greeted by cheering onlookers as we paddled through the maze of canals. We wanted to bring this experience to all of you and made it a Travelers Society trip, open to everyone :)
19:00 – Meet at Hongkou metro station exit 3 (line 8 and line 3, only 4 stops north of People's Square)
19:30 – Hop on the bus and head to Xitang, one of China's best-preserved ancient towns
21:00 – Arrival, check in to our local hostel and have a few drinks in town
07:30 - Simple Western breakfast
08:30 - Start our kayaking expedition
12:00 - Get off for a rest and have our picnic
13:30 - Continue kayaking through fisheries
17:00 - Arrive at the ancient town via the canals and have dinner
19:00 - Hop on the bus
19:30 - Check-into our hotel
20:00 - Bonfire party and drinks
08:00 - Simple Western breakfast
09:00 - Set off for the starting point of our hike
10:30 - Start the hike and visit a really cool monastery with a beautiful lake view
12:30 - Local specialty lunch
13:30 - Visit the lake and taste some local tea
15:00 - Hop on the bus and relax on the way back to Shanghai
17:30 - Arrive in Shanghai
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Price: Book now to get the early bird price of 1,399 RMB or 1,499 RMB if booked after April 9
Book by March 12 and get a special price of 1299 RMB!