July 28 - August 6, 2013
The Province of Jiangxi is jointly-sponsoring a wonderful heritage tour which will run July 28 through August 6, 2013, starting in Shanghai and finishing in Nanchang. Jiangxi is among the Provinces with the most adoptions; this tour was designed with Jiangxi children and their families in mind, as well as families with children from Shanghai, Jiangsu and other East China regions; however, it is open to all children adopted from China. In addition to the tour, there is also an option to add time at the beginning or end to allow for orphanage visits or to see other sites in China. Naturally, such additional trips involve extra cost.
Financial support for the in-China tour expenses for all Chinese adoptees who participate is available by China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs, through CCCWA. These subsidies are available for a limited number of families, so apply soon. Applications are welcome until all spaces are filled.
Highlights of the tour include a three day sightseeing tour in Shanghai and Suzhou, followed by visits to: Jiangxi Provincial Capital City of Nanchang; Jingdezhen, China’s centuries-old “Capital of Porcelain”; a visit to Longhu (Dragon and Tiger) Mountain, the birthplace of Taoism; and the amazing peaks, strange stones, famous trees and rare flowers of Sanqing Mountain. For a detailed itinerary and applications, please visit Gladney Asia www.gladney.org.
Tours for all families will be coordinated through Gladney China Heritage Tours, under the direction of Gongzhan Wu, Vice President and Managing Director of Gladney’s Asia Programs. In-China arrangements will be made by the Bridge of Love Adoption Service in Beijing. Gladney will help travelers gather the documentation required for in-China travel, visa application preparation and processing In addition, they will assist families who wish to extend their tour with a visit to Social Welfare Institutes or other sites in China.