Announcing Guangxi Heritage Tour

Dreaming about a heritage tour that is focused on your child’s birth place of Guangxi province and allows you and your child(ren) the opportunity to visit their former orphanage(s)?  This amazing opportunity is finally here!  CCAI is partnering with the Chinese central and provincial government to offer a 10-day Heritage Tour tailored just for Guangxi families! 

  • China adoptees of all ages will receive special discount of $699 for the entire in-China tour!
  • Ten days and four spectacular cities: Beijing, Nanning, Guilin and Yangshuo.
  • Climb the Great Wall, tour the Forbidden City, visit the mysterious CCCWA, travel to your child’s orphanage, interact with the orphanage staff, cruise the poetic Li River, enjoy wonderful Chinese cuisine and much more!
  • Includes airfare from Beijing-Nanning and Guilin-Guangzhou, guide services, ground transportation, hotels, park and show tickets, and meals per itinerary during the dates listed above.
  • All of this for $1,899 per non-China adoptee adult (12 or older) and $1,399 for non-China adoptee children.
  • Optional visits to additional cities and orphanages in other provinces available after the main tour (additional costs apply).

We’d love your family to take advantage of this incredible deal made possible by a special Heritage Tour Grant from the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs!

Note: In order to benefit and take advantage of this incredible trip:

  • Chinese adopted children must travel with their own parents.
  • At least one child must be from Guangxi province.

Registration:

Each family will need to provide the following information upon registration:

  • Full name and number on current/valid passport for each traveler**
  • Adoptee’s Chinese name, orphanage and province
  • Adoption agency name and adoption date

**If you need to renew your passport, or obtain a new passport, you can send in this information at a later date.

These tours are open to everyone: CCAI families, non-CCAI families, your friends or relatives.  So please spread the word!  If you are a FCC chapter member in your area, please help us get the word out to FCC communities.  Thank you!!!

For more information and to register, please visit http://ccaifamily.org/HeritageTour/Guangxi2013-Fall.aspx!

CCAI Spring Heritage Tour

Seventy-five adopted children and parents kicked off their exciting Spring Heritage Tour on March 21st in Beijing. They were welcomed by the Director-General of China Center for Children’s Welfare & Adoption (CCCWA) and got to tour the CCCWA facility, even getting the chance to step into the “Matching Room” where families are formed every day! Children and parents were also able to squeeze in many other unforgettable cultural and sight-seeing activities into their busy schedule — climbing the breathtaking Great Wall, walking the famous Tiananmen Square, experiencing the mesmerizing army of Terra Cotta soldiers, hugging some fluffy giant pandas, cruising down the beautiful Li River, and enjoying a variety of Chinese traditional cuisines. But, arguably the most treasured moment came at the end of the trip, when the travelers had the opportunity to visit their old orphanages and see the place where they once lived before their adoption. (CCCWA)

The weather was kind and the experiences unforgettable.  After 11 days of jam-packed touring, we’ll get to welcome everyone back Stateside this weekend!


In Mid-June, CCAI’s Adopteen will lead their first Adoptees Giving Back service trip to Henan Province to volunteer at several orphanages for two weeks!  Then, in late June and early July, a group of families and children will have to opportunity to attend a week-long Cultural Camp in Beijing, only to be followed in mid-July by another 220 children and parents who will embark on their Summer Heritage Tour!

To put it simply:  There are SO MANY great things going on, both here at CCAI and across the Pacific Ocean. We can barely contain our excitement!

 

2012 Winter Heritage Tour Update

32 families took off on CCAI’s Winter Heritage Tour last week and celebrated Christmas in Beijing!  With clear blue skies and record-breakingly frigid temperatures, the families spent their first day in Beijing visiting Tian’an Men Square and CCCWA.  We’ll try to keep in touch with their travels!

2012 Winter Heritage Tour Registration Begins!

Winter Heritage Tour Registration Begins

Celebrate Holidays in China!

December 23, 2012 – January 2, 2013 

Go to www.ccaifamily.org/heritagetour to register today!

  • China adoptees of all ages are FREE! (Please see note below)
  • Ten days and four spectacular cities: Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, and Guilin.
  • Visit the mystical CCCWA (formerly CCAA), climb the Great Wall, tour the Forbidden City, be awed by the Terra Cotta Soldiers, hold a giant panda, cruise the poetic Li River, enjoy wonderful Chinese cuisine, and much more!
  • Includes all in-China air and ground transportation, hotels, park and show tickets, and most meals during the dates listed above.
  • All of this for $1,899 per non-China adoptee adult (12 or older) and $1,399 for non-China adoptee children. (Panda hugging costs extra)
  • Optional visit and tour to your child’s orphanage is available after the main tour (additional costs apply).

We’d Love Your Family To Take Advantage Of This Incredible Deal Made Possible By A Special Heritage Tour Grant From The Chinese Ministry Of Civil Affairs!

Note:   In order to benefit from the free Chinese adoptee in-China tour packet:
  • Chinese adopted children must travel with their own parents.
  • Each adoptive couple (both traveling) can bring up to three Chinese adoptees
  • Each single parent can bring up to two Chinese adoptees
Each family will need to provide the following information upon registration:
  • Full name and number on current/valid passport for each traveler**
  • Adoptee’s Chinese name, orphanage and province
  • Adoption agency name and adoption date
**If you need to renew your passport, or obtain a new passport, you can send in this information at a later date.

 

Please contact us at travel3@chinesechildren.org  or travel@chinesechildren.org, travel2@chinesechildren.org with any questions.

 

 

Winter Heritage Tour Scheduled

Once again, the China Center for Children Welfare & Adoption (CCCWA) and CCAI are teaming up to offer a ten-day Winter Heritage Tour from December 23, 2012 – January 2, 2013.  This tour is FREE for children adopted from China.  For more information on how your family can join this exciting tour and celebrate Christmas and the New Year holiday in China, please visit our website at  http://www.ccaifamily.org/HeritageTour/Default.aspx or call us at 303-850-9998.

Cooking class, one of the many activities offered on the tour

Largest organized Heritage Tour in CCAI’s History

This year marks the largest organized Heritage Tour in CCAI’s History with 130 American families and 200 children making the journey to China to get in touch with the children’s cultural heritage.   President and co-founder of the company, Lily Nie is accompanying this record-breaking group as they journey through many parts of China, including the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Terra Cotta warriors in Xi’an and visit the cities of Guilin and Chengdu as well. The families even have the opportunity to visit their orphanages at the end of the tour if they so choose.   While on the tour, they have the chance to learn some calligraphy, Chinese language, and of course, they get the chance to try many different local cuisines. We look forward to hearing great stories about the journey from all of the CCAI families, and we pray for their safe return.