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Solar Eclipse Tour

Coming this summer, an amazing event to the world will occur.  There will be a total solar eclipse on July 22, for 6 minutes and 39 seconds.  According to NASA, one of the best places to view this eclipse is central China!  Starting from Chengdu and heading east towards Shanghai, the eclipse will be visible.  The last total solar eclipse visible in the continental US was 1979 and the next one won’t be visible in the US until 2017.  Your family can visit http://www.mreclipse.com/Special/SEprimer.html to learn about solar and lunar eclipses and the differences between the types of eclipses that can occur (i.e. partial, annular, total).   

For an even greater learning experience, you can be in central China with us for the total solar eclipse! Our Budget China Homeland Heritage Tour group leaves the U.S. on July 6th for Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, and Guilin. You may leave Guilin for a side trip to your child's orphanage city on July 19th. Then you will travel to the central China area to view the eclipse.  You can select from your choice of cities:  Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Hefei, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. All will have great opportunities to view the eclipse. We’ll customize this portion of the trip to your choice, and your guide will assist you in reaching an appropriate destination to view the eclipse.    Visit our website at www.lotustours.net/heritage/china/solareclipse.shtml.  You can call Louie at 1-800-956-8873 to discuss your family’s trip and to get more information or you can email him at: louie@lotustours.net.