Yugang Grottoes in Datong is one of the four greatest Buddhist grottoes in China. It is also the one locates closest to Beijing among the fours. This private tour will offer the opportunity to visit Yungang Grottoes from Beijing in one day.
Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery
Tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Lunch + Entrance fees + Round Way Flights
AM: In the early morning, our Beijing driver will pick you up from your hotel around 4:30am, transfer to Beijing Capital Airport for early morning flight CA1119/07:00-08:15 (or one with similar schedule) to Datong. Upon arrival, our local guide and will pick you up on time.
Go to visit the Yugang Grottoeswhich is honored as one of the “Four Great Grottoes Arts”, together with Luoyang Longmen Grottoes, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes and Tianshui Maijishan Grottoes. It was 460 AD when the Yungang Grottoes was carved. Travelers could learn the profound Buddhist history, culture and arts through those grottoes and wall paintings.
Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: Next, move to the miraculous Hanging Monastery. Travelers will marvel at it’s building structures which are at the steep cliff. It’s also the only existed temple with unique features of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
After the tour finished, transfer to Datong Airport for night flight KN2938/21:05-22:00 (or one with similar schedule) to Beijing Nanyuan Airport. Upon arrival, our local driver will pick you up on time, transfer back to your hotel in Beijing.
Special Note: The flight from Datong back to Beijing is not available daily, usually only vaild on odd-numbered dates. You are suggested to inquiry your private travel consultant for its availability in advance when planing your travel date.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.