Sunday, April 23, 2017

China Heritage Tour Wed July 5 to Mon July 10 - Many Expenses Paid by COEA

A note from David Morgan, FCC-DV President:

FCC DV Families,    
You may be interested in applying for this summer tour.
My family enjoyed this trip last summer and we met families from the United States, Canada, Holland, Finland and Spain, totaling about 300 people visiting Beijing:

Free* China Heritage Tour of Beijing
Open to all Chinese Adoptees aged 10-18yrs and Immediate Family Members
Wednesday 5 July to Monday 10 July 2017 (six days and five nights)

FCC DV members may wish to inquire about this summer's tour sponsored by China Overseas Exchange Association (COEA), an international cultural exchange program based in Beijing, China. The COEA is generously offering a special experience - a free* 5-day tour of Beijing - to children adopted from China (aged 10 – 18) and their immediate family members.

The COEA has great respect for the generosity and kindness of the American parents who have welcomed a Chinese child into their families. In appreciation, the COEA is very pleased to be able to offer both its financial support and its sponsorship to this exciting China Heritage Tour Program. This wonderful educational and cultural opportunity helps our adopted children develop friendships and enhance their understanding of their heritage. The goal is to give them an opportunity to appreciate and develop pride in their Chinese roots and to encourage a meaningful cultural exchange.
Perhaps the most important benefit of the China Heritage Tours is the priceless sense of value and pride that the children receive from being a part of this experience. Not only has the land of their birth not forgotten them, but it is actively working to bring them and their families back to visit and to enable them to experience first-hand the incredible culture, history and beauty of their birth country.
China Heritage Tours are carefully planned by the COEA with the assistance of professional Chinese travel agencies and tour guides to reach a fine balance between active and leisure time, history, culture and entertainment. All tours are planned with the children as both the most important part of the program and as the very reason for it to exist at all.

What’s Free*
Accommodations in Four or Five Star Hotels for the days of the tour (July 5-10)
Three meals a day for the days of the tour (except for the last day which includes breakfast only)
Site entry fees
Bi-lingual tour guides and escorts
Tour transportation in Beijing
Scheduled shuttle service to the tour hotel from the Beijing International Airport on the first day of the tour and return to the airport on the last day

What’s Not Free*
Round trip cost of travel from your home to Beijing – tour participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Beijing
Hotel accommodations for days before and after the tour if you choose to start your visit early and/or extend your stay
Transportation between the airport and the hotel if you arrive in Beijing before the tour start date or depart Beijing after the tour end date
Incidentals ( laundry, snacks, room service, business center, travel insurance, personal purchases, etc)
Tips for tour drivers, tour escorts, and site guides
$75 dollar tour application fee (will be refunded if not eligible for the tour)
Cost of Visas and Passports
Itinerary posted on Facebook (https://m.facebook.com/groups/205112999992867)

To Download An Application Go To:
chinaheritagetours.org

We are now accepting applications with photocopies of your passports including your child’s Chinese Passport, the liability waiver (see http://www.chinaheritagetours.com/waiver.pdf ) and the application fee of $100 per person.  The application deadline is May 31, 2017.

If you have any questions:
E-mail Lisa Kifer at chinaher@chinaheritagetours.org

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