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Join on Sat&Sun 22-23 January 2022 , for a two-day-one-night, all-inclusive escape to a small, boutique hotel in the middle of nowhere! Inside the retreat you have luxury rooms, a large outdoor hot spring, and excellent food. Outside, you are surrounded by karst mountains like Yangshuo, a tiny village, rice paddies, and little rivers. While you could easily spend two days inside the hotel to relax, sit in the hot tub and read a book, we offer a number of optional activities hosted by professionals, to get closer to nature, engage in art and photography workshops, go hiking and cycling. Activities are catered to both adults and children!
Everything is taken care of, from transport and hotel, to food and activities. We stay inside Guangdong Province. Come with us, relax, and enjoy the beauty of the countryside!
You are picked up by private coach from the IFC in Zhujiang New Town. When arriving at the hotel, you check in and have lunch at the hotel. From there on, you may relax at the hotel and pool until departure at 3:30pm the next day. You also have the option to participate in various activities hosted by Cycle Canton and professional partners Hong and Fion, an Aussie-Cantonese couple that hosts art/craft and photography workshops for kids and adults. On Saturday afternoon there will be a nature arts&crafts workshop, and a short hike through the beautiful nature and village surrounding the hotel (both open to children). After dinner, there is a spotlight walk for kids, where we discover nature by night, and may see fire flies. Saturday is concluded with a bonfire and marshmellows at the hotel.
On the early morning of Sunday you may join a casual cycle ride down the beautiful valley outside our hotel, and see some more villages. After breakfast, Hong hosts a photo walk, where you learn how to take beautiful and artistic pictures on DSLR or your phone's camera. In the morning you may also join Fion in completing your art project. After check-out, we still have some hours for lunch and relaxing in and around the hotel, before we board the coach and arrive back in Guangzhou around 6:30pm.
We stay inside Guangdong Province, so COVID restrictions are unlikely to affect us.
7:50 Meet at IFC - International Finance Center (Zhujiang Xi Lu, Guangzhou)
8:05 Private coach departure
11:30 Arrival in Qingyuan, hotel check-in
12:00 Lunch at hotel
13:30 Nature Arts & Crafts Workshop (for kids)
14:30 Arts & Crafts Workshop (for adults)
16:00 Afternoon short hike through fields and village (3km)
18:30 Dinner at hotel
19:45 Short and sweet Spotlight Walk
20:30 Bonfire at hotel
7:00 Sunrise cycle ride (~10km)
9:45 Photo Walk (1 hour)
12:00 Hotel check-out
12:30 Lunch at hotel
15:30 Private coach departure
18:30 Arrival at IFC, Guangzhou
The tour can be booked from 2,500 CNY for 2 people, and this includes everything you need for the weekend.
Included in the fee: everything you'll need:
★ Private coach transport to and from rural Qingyuan
★ Hotel accommodation
★ Lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday
★ All workshops and activities described in this post
★ English-speaking hosts
Not included in the fee:
★ Drinks (available at the hotel, or BYO)
For single person bookings:
You can either book a single room, for a total of 1,900 CNY (1st floor), 2,100 CNY (2nd floor), or 2,400 CNY (3rd floor). Or we can try to match you with other, same-sex single bookings, using a twin bed set-up, and you share the prices shown above.
For families with children (14yo and under):
If you bring 1 child (4 - 14 years old) and share the bed, an additional 200 CNY applies;
If you bring 1 or 2 children who use one extra bed, an additional 400 CNY per child applies (room availability is limited). If the child is 3 years or under that child is an extra 150CNY only.
To book this trip, click the large green 'Book Now' box above in this screen. Full payment upfront is required through WeChat Pay or AliPay. Bookings are handled on a first come, first served basis and a reservation is not complete until paid! A minimum of 15, maximum of 25 adult participants is needed for this tour to proceed.
Soon after booking you will be added into a WeChat group with all participants for final arrangements.
When signing up, please tell us if in the Remarks if you:
1) wish to book first, second or third floor;
2) have any dietary requirements;
The hotel offers a large hot spring tub, a running mill, fitness machine, outdoor pingpong table, and abundant indoor and outdoor seating. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks can be brought yourself, or purchased at own expense.
All rooms are large, comfortable, and beautifully decorated, and come with private bathroom, towels, toiletries, table, seat, and bluetooth speaker. The hotel offers rooms on first, second and third floors. First floor rooms overlook the hotel's swimming pool and courtyard, and only offer twin beds. Second and third floor rooms offer a view over the surrounding areas as well, but are mostly double bed only. First rooms floors are available for 2,500 CNY for two people. Second floor rooms are an extra 200 CNY. Third floor rooms are an extra 500 CNY. Rooms are booked on a first come, first served basis.
You may cancel your tour free of charge until 14 January 2021 at 12:00 noon. Cancellations after that time are charged 600 CNY. No refunds apply for cancellations within 48 hours before departure time. If WE need to cancel the tour due to COVID travel restrictions in the areas we visit, you will receive a full refund.
★ Mobile phone with valid health code (Suikangma)
★ Comfortable and warm clothes
★ Closed shoes for the hike
★ Sunscreen, insect repellent
★ Flashlight / torch
★ Swim gear
We meet outside IFC, by the main entrance of the Friendship Store on Zhujiang Xi Lu, and next to the golden statue shown below. A WeChat map with the exact spot is shown below. The Chinese address for DiDi is: 广州国际金融中心. If you come by metro, go to Zhujiang New Town metro station and take exit C. If you have any problems in the morning, you can contact us at 15626406926. Please be there at 7:50am. We will depart, with or without you, at 8:05am! Several days before the tour you will be added to a WeChat group with all participants on the tour.v