Have one more extra day in Xian? Why not visit Luoyang? Take one day to travel from Xian to Luoyang by round-trip high-speed train to visit the famous Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple. Take this tour to explore the amazing history and culture of Luoyang with professional and knowledgeable guide.
Longmen Grottoes, Shaolin Temple
Private tour guide + Driver+ Vehicle + High speed train + Entrance Tickets fee + Lunch
AM: Get up early and meet the driver at your hotel lobby around 6:00 to go to Xian North Train Station to catch the high speed train to Luoyang (suggested G2002 08:10/09:49 or a train with similar schedule).
Upon your arrival in Luoyang, the local guide will greet you by holding a name board. A private car will transfer you to visit the Longmen Grottoes. It is considered as a treasure house of ancient stone-carving art with more than 100,000 stone statues varying from 2 cm to 17.14 m high. Longmen Grottoes extends for about 1,094 yards along both banks of Yi River and about 12 km far away from Luoyang city. It is one of the three most valuable Buddhist Cave and rock carvings in China.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, continue to visit the Shaolin Temple. It is not only famous as one of China’s most important Buddhist temples but also as the center of Chinese Kung Fu. First constructed in 495, the temple was mainly designed to accommodate Batuo, a famous Indian monk. Now Shaolin Temple is reputed as “the Number One Temple Under Heaven” and also listed as UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 2010. The temple is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin martial arts. The Shaolin martial arts are an important part of the relics. Kung Fu Show here is no doubt a big highlight as the saying goes “All martial arts (Kongfu) are from Shaolin”.
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: G637/18:54-20:27 or a train with similar schedule). Meet Xian driver at Xian Train Station and get dropped off to your hotel afterwards.
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.