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Tour Overview

Have one more extra day in Xian? Why not visit Luoyang? Opt for a seamless round-trip high-speed train journey to explore renowned sites like the Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple. This one-day tour offers a deep dive into Luoyang’s rich history and culture, guided by a professional and knowledgeable guide. Maximize your travel experience by immersing yourself in the treasures of this fascinating city, connecting seamlessly with Xian’s vibrant heritage.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Visit Longmen Grottoes, one of the three most precious Buddhist grottoes in China.
2. Learn about the cultural heritage of Shaolin Martial Arts by watching wonderful Kung Fu shows.
3. Enjoy the worry-free transfer service, with second-class bullet train tickets incldued.


Get up early and meet the driver at your hotel lobby around 6:00 am to go to Xian North Train Station to catch the high-speed train to Luoyang (suggested G1844 08:09/09:38 or a train with a similar schedule).

Upon your arrival in Luoyang, the local guide will greet you by holding a name board. A private car will take you to visit the Longmen Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site that graces Luoyang with its intricate collection of ancient Buddhist rock carvings. Carved into limestone cliffs, these magnificent grottoes date back to the Northern Wei Dynasty (316-534 AD). You will marvel at thousands of statues of Buddha, Bodhisattvas, and intricate inscriptions. Explore the serene surroundings, witnessing the fusion of artistry and spirituality. The Longmen Grottoes stand as a testament to China’s profound cultural and religious heritage, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in this remarkable historical treasure.

Luoyang Longmen Grottoes
Longmen Grottoes

After lunch, continue to visit the Shaolin Temple. Nestled in the picturesque Songshan Mountains, it is a revered Buddhist monastery and the birthplace of Chinese martial arts. Dating back to the 5th century, it boasts a rich history intertwined with Zen Buddhism. You can witness martial arts performances, explore ancient halls housing cultural relics, and experience the spiritual ambiance of this iconic site. The Shaolin Temple offers a captivating blend of ancient wisdom, martial prowess, and cultural heritage for those seeking a profound cultural encounter.

Finish the sightseeing, our guide will see you off at Luoyang Longmen Railway Station. You will take the high-speed train back to Xian (suggested: G3153/18:56-20:26 or a train with a similar schedule). Meet the Xian driver at Xian Train Station and get dropped off at your hotel afterward.

Shaolin Temple
Shaolin Temple


Tour Price ($=USD)

From $309 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

  • Transportation: Xian-Luoyang-Xian high speed train (2nd class seats)
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meal: Chinese-style lunch
  • Guide: Excellent English-speaking tour guides in Luoyang
  • Private transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle with a licensed driver
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes

Price excludes

  • Any optional activity/battery car/shuttle bus inside the attraction
  • Our package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase travel insurance before your trip for any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Any item beyond “Pirce includes”
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)
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