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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Going upwards from the south part of China and discover Kungfu's spirit with a Kungfu learning day and a Kungfu show in Shaolin Temple of Dengfeng.

Highlights

  • Our experienced arrangement
  • Highlights in the south part of China
  • Taichi lesson in scenic Yangshuo
  • Original Kungfu discovery in Shaolin Temple of Dengfeng

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Guangzhou Arrival
  • Activities: Airport/Train Station/Port to Hotel Transfer
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Garden Hotel Guangzhou 5-star hotel  |  Ocean Hotel Guangzhou 4-star hotel  |  Ocean Hotel Guangzhou 4-star hotel

Today you will arrive in Guangzhou and our Guangzhou tour guide will pick you up at the airport or train station and take you to hotel for check-in.

Time to explore Guangzhou!

 

- Smart Tips:

  • Guangzhou is quiet an easy gateway for flights from South Asia or train from Hong Kong. Contact us and if you need help booking the flights or train.
  • Shamian Island keeps the memories dating back to Guangzhou's trade port days, take a free walk here to feel up the atmosphere.
  • Craving for seafood? Roku Sushi, loved by many expats in Guangzhou, won't let you down. Find its info on our "Solo adventure!" tag.
  • DAY
    2
    Guangzhou to Guilin by China Southern Airlines CZ3232 Dep 09:55 - Arr 11:00
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Guangzhou), Airport Transfer (Guilin), Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Pearl Culture Shop
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at McFound Restaurant
    • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin 5-star hotel  |  Grand Link Hotel Guilin 4-star hotel  |  Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 3-star hotel

    Today you will fly to Guilin in the morning. Check in upon arrival and go to lunch.

    Afternoon, you will take in Guilin's city highlights: Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill.

    Enjoy your solo adventure after the tour.

    - Smart Tips:

  • Locals head out to Shangshui Food Street for all kinds of local cuisine and international dishes. Find your favorite at this bustling street right in the center of the city.
  • At night, why not check out Xiangshan Night Market? A 600-some-meter long street full with intriguing stalls.
  • DAY
    3
    Yangshuo
    • Activities: Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, Yangshuo Countryside Cycling
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Green Lotus Hotel  5-star hotel  |  Elite Garden Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel 3-star hotel

    Today you will take a cruise down Li River to Yangshuo.

    Arrive in Yangshuo in the afternoon. Later, your Guilin tour guide will lead your way around the lovely countryside in Yangshuo by bike. Enjoy the ride!

    Later today, you will be back to Guilin by car. Relax yourself on the drive back.

    - Smart Tips:

  • The food on boat is on average, we suggest you bring some snacks.
  • Before we head back to Guilin, you can go shopping in the famous West Street.
  • Beer Fish is something you must try when you are in Yangshuo! There are a bunch of restaurants along the street in the main town of Yangshuo and Meijie Beer Fish Restaurant is our recommendation.
  • Liriver

    DAY
    4
    Guilin to Zhengzhou by Flight No. GS6612 Dep 12:30 - Arr 14:20
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Yangshuo to Guilin, Tai Chi Experience in Yangshuo, Airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Zhengzhou), Our guide and driver will escort you from Zhengzhou to Dengfeng
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Chanwu Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Chanju Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Shaolin Int'l Hotel  3-star hotel

    Wake up early, today you will have a Taichi class with an experienced master. Later, we will head straight to the airport for the onward flight to Zhengzhou.

    Upon arrival in Zhengzhou, we will escort you to Dengfeng. Check in upon arrival.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • The drive from Zhengzhou to Dengfeng takes about 1 hour and a half.
  • One of Dengfeng's icons besides Shaolin Temple is its vegetarian food culture. Give it a try at Linden Tree Vegetarian Restaurant.
  • DAY
    5
    Dengfeng
    • Activities: Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest (including Shaolin Kungfu Show), Sanhuang Stronghold
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Chanwu Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Chanju Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Shaolin Int'l Hotel  3-star hotel

    After breakfast, you will visit Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest. An excellent Kungfu show will be a warm-up for tomorrow's Kungfu class.

    After lunch, you will get outside Dengfeng and get to Sanhuangzhai, a national forest park where you will take a cable car to get an awesome view.

     

    Shaolin Kongfu

    DAY
    6
    Luoyang
    • Activities: One day Shaolin Kung fu Experience, Our guide and driver will escort you from Dengfeng to Luoyang
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Huayang Plaza Hotel  5-star hotel  |  Yaxiang Jinling Hotel 4-star hotel  |  New friendship Hotel 3-star hotel

    Today you will follow a master and learn Kungfu. Enjoy the moves!

    Later today, your tour guide will escort you back to Luoyang. Check in upon arrival.

    Learning Kungfu

    DAY
    7
    Luoyang to Xian by Train No. G659 (Luoyang Longmen Railway Station - Xian Bei North Railway Station Railway Station) Dep 16:04 - Arr 17:35
    • Activities: Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Luoyang), Train station Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Xian Garden Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    Luoyang is rich in culture, espcially Buddhism culture. Today you will visit Longmen Grottoes and White House Temple.

    In the afternoon, heading to Xi'an by a high speed train. Check in upon arrival.

    Longmen Cave

    DAY
    8
    Xian
    • Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall, Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant(Qinling Branch)
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Xian Garden Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    Arrive in Xi'an in the morning, your tour guide will take you to some simple breakfast and help you check in. Later, you will visit the wonder of ancient China: Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Have lunch in a Sichuan restaurant nearby before a walk at a handicraft center.

    In the afternoon, you will be back to Xi'an downtown, waiting is the Ancient City Wall, one of the oldest milatry defense systems in China.

    Terrior Amy

    DAY
    9
    Xian to Overnight Train by Train No. Z20 (Xian Railway Station - Beijing Xi West Railway Station) Dep 19:55 - Arr 07:10
    • Activities: Muslim Quarters, Shaanxi History Museum, Great Mosque, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Qianzhou Restaurant (Xiao Yanta Branch)
    • Hotels: No

    Wanna know more about Xi'an? Today you will visit Shaanxi History Museum. Later, pay a visit at Big Wild Goose Pagoda and go to lunch.

    In the afternoon, walk freely on the Muslim Quarter. Stop at Great Mosque at their pray time.

    Later tonight, you will take an overnight train to Beijing.

    DAY
    10
    Beijing
    • Activities: Train station Transfer (Beijing), The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Hutong Tour by Rickshaw in Xicheng District, Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling, Tongrentang Wangfujing
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Arrive in Beijing at about 8am. Check in and have simple breakfast before today's tour.

    Tian'anmen Square is an extensive open area in Beijing, adjacent to the Forbidden City. Inside the Forbidden City, you will visit the four cores: the Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Mental Cultivation, Hall of Supreme Harmony and Royal Garden. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

    The most interesting fact about the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling is that China's last emperor Pu Yi once lived in a courtyard house in a Hutong but not the majestic Forbidden City. Afterwards, you will take a rickshaw Hutong ride and visit a local family.

    - Smart Tips:

  • It takes some nerve to dance in public. But moves don't matter if you got the passion - at least it's so for Chinese dance devotees. Go check out China's national hobby: Square Dance in Beijing!
  • To eat like Chairman Mao, try out Mao's Family Restaurant, whose head chef used to be Mao's private cook.
  • Hutong Tour

    DAY
    11
    Beijing
    • Activities: Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Shahe Cloisonne Factory
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant, Dinner
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    As your Beijing tour guide walks your way to the site, you can see many local folks take the holy site Temple of Heaven as an open-air playground for Taichi, Yangko and sword dancing.

    Next stop for today is the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. A one-way cable car ride and one-way slide-way is included in our trip. Later, stop by to see how the cloisonne ware comes out at a cloisonne factory before heading back.

    - Smart Tips:

  • Sliding down the Great Wall would count as an excitment, however, you can request to change to one-way cable car ride if you prefer.
  • Don't leave Beijing without a bite of the famous Peking Duck. You can ask your tour guide for tips and one of our best bets is Hua's Restaurant. Find more on our "Solo Adventure!" tag.
  • Mutianyu Great Wall

    DAY
    12
    Beijing
    • Activities: Summer Palace, Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube), 798 Art District
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Bai Shi Da Restaurant
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    See Beijing in her different aspects: Summer Palace for its royal grace, 798 Art Zone for a post-morden touch and finally the Bird's Nest and Water Cube for the country's new pride.

    Have the rest of today free for your solo adventure.

    - Smart Tips:

  • Eat like Chairman Mao? Yes, it's possible at Mao Family's Restaurant, lead by Mao's former chef. Info is on our tag.
  • In for a rock'n'roll night? Mao Live House is high on the pitch.
  • Back into the Hutongs, Nanluogu Xiang could be a nice place to stroll.
  • Bird Net

    DAY
    13
    Beijing Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    How time flies! Today your Beijing tour guide will take you to the airport. Thanks for traveling with us. Hope to see you again soon!

     

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

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    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.
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