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Tour Overview

Booking this tour, you will dig out the essence of traditional Chinese martial arts, as Shaolin Temple is the cradle of Kung Fu. Longmen Grottoes appeals to countless visitors for its highly evaluated status in and out of China. It embodies royal will and behavior, with strong national religious color. The service of this tour includes entrance fees, accommodation in Luoyang, all hotel transfers, and the two-way bullet trains from Xi’an to Luoyang and from Luoyang to Beijing.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Get a glimpse of awe-inspiring Buddhist art at Longmen Grottoes, one of China’s three largest grottoes.
2. Enjoy thousands of historical relics at the Luoyang Museum to gain insight into the basic social facts of ancient China, including primitive, slave and feudal societies.
3. Witness Shaolin monks performing real Kung Fu and learn why the Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Zen Buddhism in China.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Your day kicks off with the punctual arrival of your driver at your Xian downtown hotel, ensuring a seamless beginning to your journey. The high-speed train journey to Luoyang not only promises efficiency but also treats you to breathtaking landscapes, providing a serene backdrop for your travel.

    A local guide, bearing a personalized sign, warmly welcomes you at Luoyang railway station. Prepare to be enchanted as you embark on a guided tour through the mystical Longmen Grottoes. This UNESCO World Heritage site, dating back to the 5th century, is an awe-inspiring complex of caves and niches carved into limestone cliffs. Marvel at the thousands of Buddha statues, Bodhisattvas, and inscriptions, each a testament to ancient Chinese craftsmanship and Buddhist devotion

    After lunch, step into the Luoyang Museum, a modern repository of the city's rich history. The museum showcases artifacts spanning from the Neolithic period to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Marvel at ancient ceramics, bronze ware, and cultural relics, each providing a vivid window into the evolution of Luoyang over the centuries.

    After the tour, you will be escorted to a local hotel in Luoyang to check in.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Luoyang

    Longmen Grottoes
    Longmen Grottoes

  2. After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, your guide leads you on an enchanting journey to Shaolin Temple, a bastion of Buddhist culture and the birthplace of Chinese Kung Fu. Explore the temple's history and immerse yourself in the spiritual aura that envelopes this sacred site. The highlight of your morning unfolds as you witness a captivating Kung Fu performance by Shaolin monks. The air vibrates with energy as centuries-old traditions come to life before your eyes.

    Lunch at a local restaurant offers a culinary interlude, allowing you to relish the flavors of the region while reflecting on the morning's cultural escapades.

    After finishing the tour, the guide and driver will transfer you to the railway station for departure. Take the bullet train for around 4 hours to Beijing. Upon your arrival, a Beijing driver will meet you at the exit of the station, and then send you to your own-booked downtown hotel.

    Shaolin Kung Fu
    Shaolin Kung Fu

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $466 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.


Price includes

  • One night comfortable hotel in Luoyang with breakfast
  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 2nd class high-speed train of Xian -Luoyang-Beijing
  • 2 Chinese lunches
  • All private transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air-condition car and driver
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family, or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join your group

Price excludes

  • Accommodation in Beijing and Xian
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
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