Asia Adventures and Study Tours

In business since 1995

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The Founder and Visionary of Asia Adventures and Study Tours, Yue Chi, was born in Beijing in the early 1960s and was brought up in the Russian-influenced city of Harbin, in China's most northern province.

During the upheaval of the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), her family of academics and business executives was relocated to a remote village for re-education. As a result, her memories of childhood are framed by images of endless fields of soybean, snow-covered mud houses, horse-drawn carts and the Northern Star casting ghost-like shadows over piles of red sorghum stems.

As China recovered from the political turmoil in the late 1970s and the educational system was re-born, Ms. Chi, in 1980, won a much-prized placement to major in History at Nankai University in Tianjin, a port city 2,000 miles from her home. In 1984, she qualified for post-graduate studies at Beijing University, where she also received a teaching appointment in the History Department after receiving her Masters Degree in History.

Beijing University is the largest, oldest and most liberal university in China, and as such, attracted many foreign students, scholars and visitors. Yue, driven by her eagerness to connect with the outside World, was instrumental in establishing an educational program for foreigners, the Chinese History and Culture Seminar at Beijing University, to give visitors an appreciation for Chinese language, history, literature, art, cuisine, music and lifestyle, far beyond anything that could be gathered through normal tourist activities.

Since coming to North America in 1989, Yue has made a career of designing, promoting and operating enriched travel programs to China and other Asian destinations, with a special focus on exposure to cultural experiences and featuring real-life encounters. Her goal is to build bridges of understanding by way of her programs, which are designed especially to allow travellers to connect to other cultures on a very personal level. She is also the founder of Canada-China Adoption Services and Toronto Children's Mandarin Club. She has been a guest speaker to a number of professional organizations such the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Canada-China Friendship Society, as well as over 20 Canadian Clubs cross the country.

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Classic Iran - The Glories of Persia

Classic Iran - The Glories of Persia

Tehran Airport, Iran for 16 Days • Contact provider for price

Operator: Asia Adventures and Study Tours

Offered Year-round: Travel to Iran is a unique experience: the experience of being in the cradle of a civilization and culture that has had and continues to have its impact on the world for more than 2,500 years… more

Exertion level:
3/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 15 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Jordan and Syria - The Crossroads of History

Jordan and Syria - The Crossroads of History

Airport near Amman, Jordan for 17 Days • Contact provider for price

Operator: Asia Adventures and Study Tours

Offered Year-round: Jordan and Syria are lands steeped in history and culture. As a crossroads for early civilizations, traces of their rich heritage are present everywhere today. The great adventurer Gertrude Bell once described the rock-carved city of… more

Exertion level:
3/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 15 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Treasures of Turkey - Exploring Asia Minor

Treasures of Turkey - Exploring Asia Minor

Ankara Airport, Turkey for 17 Days • Contact provider for price

Operator: Asia Adventures and Study Tours

Offered Year-round: Straddling two continents, Europe and Asia, and bordering the Middle East, Turkey has a unique history dating back thousands of years. From the ancient Hittites to the Ottomans, countless civilisations have made Turkey their home, leaving… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Luxury
Max group size: 15 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

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