Beijing City Tour

    Day 1

    Day 1 - Wednesday - 2/20/02

    Fly from Denver to San Francisco

    Fly from San Francisco to Tokyo, Japan

    Day 2

    Day 2 - Thursday - 2/21/02

    Fly from Tokyo, Japan to Beijing, China

    10:00 PM - Arrive at the Kun Lun Hotel

    Day 3

    Day 3 - Friday - 2/22/02

    06:30 AM Breakfast

    08:00 AM Departed Hotel

      Tiananmen Square

      Forbidden City

      Lunch at the Special Class Restaurant

      Oyster Shop and Factory

      Temple of Heaven

    06:45 PM Depart for Peking Duck Dinner

    Day 4

    Day 4 - Saturday - 2/23/02

    06:30 AM Breakfast

    06:45 AM Depart for the Airport

      Flight to Xiam

      Tour of the Terra Cotta Warriors

      Lunch at Excavation Site

      Tour of the Terra Cotta Warriors

      Flight to Beijing

    06:00 PM Arrive in Beijing

    Day 5

    Day 5 - Sunday - 2/24/02

    06:30 AM Breakfast

    08:00 AM Departed Hotel

      Jade Factory

      Great Wall at Bad Da Ling

      Lunch

      Ming Tombs

    04:00 PM Return to the Hotel

    05:15 PM Dumpling Dinner - Kun Lun Hotel

    06:45 PM Depart for Peking Opera

    Day 6

    Day 6 - Monday - 2/25/02

    06:30 AM Breakfast

    08:00 AM Departed Hotel

      Beijing Zoo - Panda Exhibit

      Cloisonne Factory

      Summer Palace

      Lunch

      Hutong Tour

      Rickshaw Ride

      Visit Home of Local Artist

    05:30 PM Dinner at Kun Lun Hotel

      Four Seasons Restaurant...

    Day 7

    Day 7 - Tuesday - 2/26/02

    06:30 AM Breakfast - SUNNY DAY!!!

    08:30 AM Departed Hotel

      Sijiqing Village Tour

      Acrobatic School

      Buddhist Temple and Religion

      Sijiqing Farm and Greenhouse

      Sijiqing Worker's Home

      Sijiqing Elementary School

    07:00 PM Farewell Dinner

      29th Floor Revolving Restaurant

    Day 8

    Day 8 - Wednesday - 2/27/02

    06:30 AM Breakfast

    07:00 AM Depart for the Airport

    09:45 AM Flight

    Beijing to Tokyo, Japan

    Tokyo, Japan to San Francisco

    San Francisco to Denver, Colorado

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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