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Silk Road Service

Silk Road Service

Go beyond China’s busy city life into Yunnan, one of the country’s most diverse provinces, where you will be introduced to unique cultures and breathtaking landscapes. Lead enrichment activities with children in an incredible 600-year-old village, travel by horseback to help a rural community (where outsiders are rare) on the Southern Silk Road,work with the NGO that helps to protect their land, and hike ancient trails along one of the deepest, and most stunning, natural gorges in the world.

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No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile
CARRY-ON LUGGAGE

A small backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.

  • Passport
  • Chinese Visa
  • 2 Photocopies of passport
  • Wallet/money
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Chargers
  • Camera
  • Ear buds
  • Change of clothes
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Medication
  • Snacks
  • Additional community service forms
  • Outlet power converter
  • Consent to Travel form
  • Rustic Pathways emergency contacts
CHECKED LUGGAGE

You will be moving around a lot on this trip. Less is more because you will be responsible for carrying your own bags. A duffel bag or backpack is ideal. A wheeled bag is suitable if it can be carried like a duffel bag over rough terrain or if it is incredible sturdy.

Clothing Items

  • Underwear (12-14)
  • Socks (7)
  • T-Shirts with sleeves (7-10)
  • Long Sleeve Shirts (2-3)
  • Lightweight jacket (1)
  • Long Shorts (3-4)
  • Pants/Jeans (1-2)
  • Lightweight, waterproof rain jacket
  • Pajamas (1)
  • Sneakers
  • Flip-Flops
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Quick dry towel

Toiletries

(Travel size bottles in Ziploc bags)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Oxybenzone-free sunscreen (reef-safe)
  • Lip balm w/ SPF
  • Bug spray
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Contacts
  • Contact solution
  • Foam earplugs
  • Personal med kit
  • Deodorant
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Small packs of tissues (to use as toilet paper)
  • Razor/shaving cream

Miscellaneous

  • Flashlight/Headlamp w/ Extra Batteries
  • Watch or Clock with an Alarm
  • Bag for dirty clothes

Optional Items

  • Chinese phrasebook
  • Portable games (Bananagrams, cards, etc.)
  • Pictures of friends and family
  • Frisbee, Aerobee, football, etc.