October 13 to 23, 2015
“The Seekers” Next Venture …
SECRETS of CHINA & TIBET 2015!
We are Sold Out! 58 Seekers thanks for your Patronage and Support!
Trip Theme: the theme on this trip … RELATIONSHIPS!
When?: October 13-20 (or 22-23 for Tibet Extension)
According to the National Geographic magazine, the most popularly recommended time to go to China is early autumn (October). The weather is optimal: Most of China has warm/mild temperatures, and the summer rains have stopped so it’s relatively dry. The summer heat has gone. The major Chinese attractions in Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Guilin, etc. are all at a comfortable time to visit. It is relatively quiet at tourist attractions for most of the month, as the summer holiday travel crowds have gone. But avoid the first week of October (Chinese National Day Holiday) when attractions, transport, and hotels are packed with Chinese tourists and prices go up considerably. Fall hues appear, giving many areas added appeal. If you are fond of autumn colors, October is definitely a best month to come to China.
Welcome to China &Tibet with “The Seekers”
The Prosper Ventures Way!
Arrivals & Departures: Beijing Airport / Shanghai Airport
|Arrival at||BEIJING||October 13||Arrive before Dinner.|
|Departure from||SHANGHAI (or LHASA-TIBET)||October 20 (or 22-23 from Lhasa if on Tibet Extension)||Shanghai Airport (Or Lhasa-Tibet Airport): Morning – Early Afternoon|
IMPORTANT: Visa needed to enter China. Apply for your Visa for China with a 2-3 weeks in advance through http://www.visaforchina.org or the nearest Chinese Consulate in your country.
Itinerary might be changed due to time availability or other major constraints.
- Arrival and Registration at our Hotel in Beijing, Regent Beijing Hotel (www.regenthotels.com/EN/Beijing), before dinner time in Beijing. If you wish you could arrive the day before to adjust to time difference. We will announce our host hotel in due time and negotiate a special rate for “The Seekers” for this additional night.
- Beijing, the last and actual capital of China and the Imperial City, one of the most beautiful, monumental and historic cities in the Far East. Beijing is the most popular tourist destination in China every year. In 2015 Beijing should continue to be the best seller, where you can get the maximum experience of Chinese culture and history for one destination. The Forbidden City and the Great Wall draw millions of visitors every year.
- Reception and welcome: during the afternoon-evening we will pick-up, transfer and welcome and register all “The Seekers” as they arrive, grouping all arrivals in 3 transfers to our hotel in Beijing. The 3 transfers times will be communicated in due time. Those not willing to wait for their transfer please take a taxi on your own and let us know. We will have a free dinner as flights arrive all along the day at different times. The Beijing Roast Duck Dinner will be on our 2nd night in Beijing. In our Welcome reception we will review the program for the week: activities, trip theme, mastermind, transformational NSA sessions, etc.
- Regent Beijing Hotel, Beijing (www.regenthotels.com/EN/Beijing): 5 Star (or similar): rest for an early start on “The Seekers” 2nd day in China!
TRIP THEME: the theme on this trip will be … Relationships!
Before breakfast we will have a healthy and uplifting Yoga & Meditation session, and then:
- Visit and lunch at “The Great Wall”: we will get a bus ride out of Beijing to visit and have lunch at one of the Wonders of the Modern World. In the eyes of most travelers, you haven’t been to China if you haven’t climbed the Great Wall. One of the iconic symbols of China, the Great Wall is the longest wall in the world, an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Its winding path over rugged country and steep mountains takes in some great scenery. It deserves its place among “the New Seven Wonders of the World” and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China. The wall spans from China’s western frontier to the east coast, totaling around 5,000 km (3,100 miles), but the most integrated and best preserved sections are close to Beijing. So this is what people usually mean when mentioning the Great Wall of China.
Greatest Tourist Attraction in the World: The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest sights in the world. The longest wall in the world, it is an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Its winding path over rugged country and steep mountains takes in some great scenery. Greatest Human Feat in History: The Great Wall is the building project with the longest duration and greatest cost in human lives, blood, sweat and tears. The Great Wall of China was built mainly to protect the Chinese Empire from northern invaders. The first sections were built in the Seventh Century BC when China was still divided into many small states. The construction of the Great Wall continued until the beginning of the Qing Dynasty (1644). Now, in the present era, several sections of the wall have been restored as tourist attractions and in other places the wall is quite well preserved.
- Return to our hotel and free time and free dinner in Beijing.
- Regent Beijing Hotel, Beijing: 5 Star (or similar)
- Before breakfast we will have a healthy and uplifting Yoga & Meditation session, and then:
- Visit the Forbidden Imperial City: We will experience a return back in time to relive the history and grandeur of the magnificent Forbidden Imperial in Beijing. It was once a “palace city” where ordinary people were forbidden entry. An extravagant demonstration of ancient Chinese architecture, over 8,000 rooms with golden roofs are elegantly designed and painted in red and yellow. The Forbidden City, situated in the very heart of Beijing, was home to 24 emperors of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) Dynasties. The construction of the grand palace started in the fourth year of Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty (1406), and ended in 1420. In ancient times, the emperor was said to be a son of Heaven, and therefore Heaven’s supreme power was bestowed upon him. The emperors’ residence on earth was built as a replica of the Purple Palace where God was thought to live in Heaven. Such a divine place was certainly forbidden to ordinary people and that is why the Forbidden City is so named.
- After visiting the Forbidden City we will take our transfer to our 2nd destination in China:
- Xi’an, the first capital of the Chinese Empire!
- Transformational session: Meditation, NSA and/or other Transformational process in Xi’an.
- Wyndham Grand Xi’an South Hotel, Xi’An, (www.wyndham.com/hotels/china/xian/wyndham-grand-xian-south/hotel-overview): 5 Star (or similar).
- Before breakfast we will have a healthy and uplifting Yoga & Meditation session.
- Visit to Xi’an Terracotta Army: As one of the most popular tourist destinations among foreign travelers, Xi’an always attracts many on a first trip to China. The Terracotta Army in Xi’an is considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world. The Terracotta Army has laid underground for more than 2,000 years. However, in 1974, farmers digging a well uncovered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world. In 1987 it became World Cultural Heritage. It is significant because the hundreds of detailed life-size models represent the army that triumphed over all other Chinese armies in the Warring States Period (475–221 BC), and who were the decisive factor in forming a united Imperial China 2,200 years ago. More than 6,000 life-size terracotta model soldiers, horses, and chariots in battle array have been unearthed, all in different gestures. Many remain interred.The Terracotta Army is one of the top attractions in China. Construction: 246–206 BC. With the tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuang it took 720,000 builders.
- We will also visit after lunch other magnificent landmarks in Xi’an, and then we will transfer to our 3rd destination:
- Guilin and the exotic nature of the River Li, one of the most beautiful and visited regions in China.
- Transformational session: Meditation, NSA and/or other Transformational process.
- Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin (www.shangri-la.com/Guilin): 5 Star (or similar).
- Before breakfast we will have a healthy and uplifting Yoga & Meditation session.
- Visit to Guilin and the Li River: “East to west, Guilin is best.” Guilin’s idyllic scenery draws millions of tourists from near and far every year. Its marvelous limestone scenery is renowned as “the most beautiful on earth”. The fresh air and countryside scenery make it an ideal place to escape the industrial pollution. The Li River in Yangshuo county is the top highlight of Guilin, and the Rice Terraced Fields attract many photographers in spring and fall. The rice terraced fields offer some of the most fantastic scenery in Guilin or indeed China. Beautiful when the sun reflects in the water of the paddy fields and glowing with yellow ears when the harvest is ripe, is a feast for the eyes. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides, and look like great chains or ribbons as they wind round the contours in tiered bands. In some places there are terraces from the bottom to the top of the hillside. This ingenious irrigation method makes the best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in this mountainous area. Best time: Spring and autumn, especially May and October for the seed time and harvest time.
- Fun surprise activities in the Li River Region and Yangshuo: we will fully experience this region and the real live of the Chinese population in this typical and authentic region on China, one of the highest valued by visitors. The karst landscape along the Li River has captured the heart of artists. Generations of Chinese painters and poets have been inspired by the beauty of nature there, using their pens and brushes to capture the breath-taking natural scenery. Nowadays it’s a popular photography destination. When Chinese travelers seek a place for natural beauty, they first think of Li River and Yangshuo. The 83-kilometer-long section of the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo is the most beautiful. The river landscape is decorated with startling hills, steep cliffs, and farming villages, and is lined with bamboo groves. The Li River was listed as one of the “World’s Top Ten Watery Wonders” by America’s National Geographic Magazine. Several world famous figures have visited the Li River, including former US Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush (senior), and Bill Gates.
- Transformational session: Meditation, NSA and/or other Transformational process in Guilin.
- Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin: 5 Star (or similar).
- Before breakfast we will have a healthy and uplifting Yoga & Meditation session, and then after breakfast, and then we will have free time for relaxing and enjoying Guilin and the Li River, before taking our air transfer to Shanghai, the best representative of modern China, its commercial and financial center and a Paradise for Shopping!
- Arrival to Shanghai with a welcome dinner and some free time for shopping and night-life: Being a sleepless city, Shanghai’s dynamic life goes on way beyond the daylight hours. It is a city of colorful nightlife. It has a diverse cultural flavor, with cinemas showing foreign and Chinese films, and theatres featuring opera, dance, drama, acrobatics and puppets. There are also numerous night clubs and bars which are open until the sun comes up.
- Transformational session: Meditation, NSA and/or other Transformational process in Shanghai.
- The Hyatt on the Bund Hotel, Shanghai (www.shanghai.bund.hyatt.com): 5 Star (or similar).
- Before breakfast we will have a healthy and uplifting Yoga & Meditation session.
- Visit of Shanghai. Shanghai retains China’s last vestige of its unusual colonial past. The architecture along the Bund area is a living museum of the colonial history of the 1800s, and visitors find themselves immersed in thoughts of a bygone era. Shanghai, the Oriental Paris, is China’s biggest and most prosperous city. It is one of China’s greatest economic and cultural centers, therefore it is popularly seen as the birthplace of everything considered modern in China. The city rivals New York or Paris in terms of modernity, and boasts a blended culture of the East and the West. Shanghai is a tourist destination famous for historical landmarks as well as modern, ever-expanding skylines. You will never get bored in this dynamic metropolis. You can also check out recommended top things to do, attractions and destinations to visit in China. Shanghai has a population of more than 20 million. It is the largest city in China and the second largest city proper in the world after Mumbai. Today it is the largest center of commerce and finance in mainland China, with many Chinese and international companies opening offices here, especially along the Bund. Undergoing a construction boom, new high-rise buildings are making a new skyline in Shanghai. We will visit the Jade’s Buda Temple and some beautiful ancient Shanghai gardens among other landmarks.
- Free time for Shopping in the paradise for Shoppers! Shanghai offers a shopping experience that you will never forget. Whether or not you are a shopaholic, there are various shopping areas selling anything imaginable that you will surely find worth a look. The main shopping streets like Nanjing Road and Huaihai Road offer the latest selections of luxury goods, while in numerous traditional outdoor markets you will get a unique taste of old Shanghai.
- Next Prosper Venture Announcement and Global Partners Presentation!
- Farewell Chinese Dinner & Party: during which we will experience a unique traditional Chinese night in one of the top hotels in modern Shanghai:
- The Hyatt on the Bund Hotel, Shanghai: 5 Star (or similar).
- Optional Visit of Suzhou, the Venice of China. An old Chinese proverb praising the beauty and prosperity of Suzhou says, “In heaven there is paradise, on earth there are Hangzhou and Suzhou.” It has long been a heaven for scholars, artists, and skilled craftsmen, and it still is today. The beautifully landscaped city of Suzhou is located in the center of the Yangtze Delta region, and is renowned for its classic gardens, traditional waterside architecture, and traditional operas. The classic gardens flourished in the mid-Ming to early-Qing dynasties (1500–1700). Most gardens are private ones built by aristocrats, scholars, and rich businessmen, and date back to the sixth century BC. Today, more than 60 classic gardens are remain in the city, nine of which have been listed as World Heritage. Suzhou was a prosperous ancient state capital, built in 514 BC by He Lv (/her lyoo/), the King of Wu State. It grew in favor with China’s dynasties — a summer retreat of emperors, and a well-placed trade center. (This visit might not be available for those making the Tibet extension).
- After visiting Suzhou participants will get their Transfer to the Shanghai Airport for their flight back home. Unless you are taking the:
3 or 4 Days Optional Extension to LHASA, Tibet: October 20 – 22/23
3 Days Extension to Lhasa, Tibet: October 20 – 22: +$1,495 in Double Room
4 Days Extension to Lhasa, Tibet: October 20 – 23: +$1,795 in Double Room
Including one way Flight from Shanghai to Lhasa, Tibet, 2 nights-3 days or 3 nights-4 days in Lhasa 5 Star hotel, meals, transportation and visits:
Shangri-La Lhasa Hotel, Lhasa, Tibet (www.shangri-la.com/lhasa): 5 Star (or similar).
Visits during 3 days in Tibet:
Additional Visits 4 days in Tibet:
Take your flight back from Lhasa to the airport of your choice on October 22 or 23 in the morning or early afternoon for your connection back home.
TOP TRANSFORMATIONAL SESSIONS! High Value added Transformational practitioners on:
RELATIONSHIPS, by Shannon Smith, Relationship & Passion Coach
NETWORK CARE – Body Energy sessions, by the experienced top certified practitioner Dr. Aaron Wilkerson,
Yoga – Meditation – Spirituality,
Optional BUSINESS MASTERMIND! Valuable business insights and connections on round-table sessions, with follow-up Mentoring and Coaching.
- All 5 Star Luxury Hotels, where available, on shared Double Room: $895 Supplement for single room occupancy for China trip; $475 for 3 Days Tibet Extension and 665 for 4 days Tibet Extension.
- All meals, except 3 night dinners on free time.
- All visits and activities. Visits and activities might change due to time availability.
- All air and land transportation within China, except getting in and out at the end of the trip or any extension.
- Company Travel insurance. It is highly recommended that participants have their own personal travel insurance coverage in addition to our agency’s.
- NOT INCLUDED: China Visa fees, tips and personal expenses (laundry, meals, drinks, telephone, etc).
3 PROGRAMS VALUED OVER $15,000 AT 1/4 THE PRICE!
AND WITH THE BEST PEER GROUP EVER!!
TRAVEL, GROW & PROSPER with PASSION!
WE ARE SOLD OUT!
THE SECRETS OF CHINA & TIBET 2015
IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT VISAS: Visa needed to enter China and also an Entry Permit for the Tibet Extension. Apply for your Visa for China with 2-3 weeks in advance through http://www.visaforchina.org or the nearest Chinese Consulate in your country. Our agency will get the group entry permit to Tibet for those taking the Tibet Extension. Send us a copy of your passport with your China Visa page included, together with your home address, phone, occupation, email and date of birth in advance. See more info on Tibet permits at http://en.xzta.gov.cn/regulation/5480.jhtml.
Cancellation Policy: Given the promotional discounts in our advance reservation prices, the limited number of spaces and the fixed timing of our events, the reservation fees are non-refundable, as we have to pay for the reservations made well in advance of our trips. If participants cancel the trip for personal reasons, they will have 12 months to use the outstanding credit towards another Prosper Ventures event or program during that period. Should you for any reason wish to cancel your purchase you will be liable for a minimum of 15% handling fee. You must advise us in writing of your cancellation and any such cancellation must be signed by the person who made the original purchase. If the cancellation is notified in the last 4 weeks before the trip starts, we will deduct from the participant’s credit the cancellation expenses charged by the travel agency: 30% of the trip’s cost if cancelled 3-4 weeks prior to the trip, 50% in the last 2 weeks, and 100% if cancelled within 24 hours of starting the trip or during the trip. Reservation of the trip implies acceptance of these terms.