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Tour Overview

Xian and Luoyang, two of China’s renowned ancient capitals, beckon exploration. A swift 2.5-hour journey by bullet train from Xian transports travelers to Luoyang. Many opt for a side trip to discover the Longmen Grottoes, witness an authentic Kungfu Show at the Shaolin Temple, and delve into the rich history of Luoyang. This brief escape unveils the cultural treasures and historical wonders nestled within these ancient cities, providing a comprehensive experience for inquisitive travelers.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Catch a glimpse of awe-inspiring Buddhist art at Longmen Grottoes, one of China’s three largest grottoes.
2. Learn about the Qin Dynasty, the first feudal dynasty in Chinese history, explore the secrets of the imperial tombs and appreciate the exquisite cultural relics.
3. Witness Shaolin monks performing real Kung Fu and learn why the Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Zen Buddhism in China.
4. 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.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. At around 07:00, a local driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby. Then, you will be transferred to North Xian Railway Station for a bullet train to Luoyang. Upon your arrival in Luoyang, meet by local guide holding a name board.
    The guide will escort you to visit a UNESCO World Heritage site - Longmen Grottoes. Carved into limestone cliffs, these ancient grottoes span over a thousand years of Chinese history, from the Northern Wei Dynasty to the Tang Dynasty. You will marvel at thousands of statues of Buddha and Bodhisattvas, intricate carvings, and inscriptions that reflect the cultural and artistic richness of this historical treasure.

    Luoyang Longmen Grottoes
    Longmen Grottoes

    After lunch, you will pay a visit to the Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits. The Eastern Zhou Dynasty is the last slivery dynasty in Chinese history. It is followed by the first feudal dynasty in Chinese history - the Qin Dynasty (221-207 BC). The museum is built on the site of a large-scale accompanying pit of the imperial mausoleum. Here you will explore the secret of the imperial mausoleum and appreciate the exquisite cultural relics. The last stop of today is Luoyang Museum which is a historical museum of China and houses over 1,700 cultural and historical relics in 5 showrooms - a presentation of 5 different social development periods such as the Primitive Society, the Slavery Society, and the Feudal Society.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by your own

    Luoyang Tianzi Jialiu Museum
    The Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits

  2. Commence your day by meeting your driver and guide at the hotel at 09:00 after enjoying breakfast at your leisure. Embark on a 1-hour and 20-minute drive to the Shaolin Temple, renowned as the cradle of Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Arts. Witness the exceptional Kungfu show presented by the skilled Shaolin monks, offering a captivating display of martial prowess deeply rooted in the temple's rich cultural heritage.

    After finishing the sightseeing, our guide will see you off at Luoyang Longmen Railway Station. You will take the bullet train back to Xian. When you return to Xian in the late afternoon, the local driver will pick you up from Xian North Train Station and transfer you back to the hotel in the Xi'an City area. Your 2-day Xi'an-Luoyang tour ends here.

    Dengfeng Shaolin Temple
    Shaolin Temple

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $379 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

  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 2nd class high-speed train of Xian-Luoyang-Xian
  • Chinese style lunch
  • 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

  • Personal expense
  • Hotel charge
  • Gratuities
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