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On this China Kungfu Tour, fans can truly understand the profound & extensive martial arts culture in China, from the world-famous Shaolin Temple to another Mecca - Wudang Mountains, where, in these two places, you can learn real Kung Fu. Besides, you can enjoy many big-name attractions in the country, such as Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Longmen Grottoes,Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the Bund, Zhujiajiao Water Town, etc.

Duration: 14 days & 13 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Luoyang - Xian - Wudang Mountains - Shanghai

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Welcome to China! Upon your arrival at Beijing airport or rail station, you will be greeted by your private tour guide holding a sign with your name at the exit. You will be transferred to the hotel and enjoy the rest of day by yourself.

  Suggestions for Your Leisure Time 

  • it’s suggested to visit some sites which are not included in your itinerary but you may want to explore by yourself, such as the Yonghe Lamasery and Wangfujing Snack Street. Yonghe Lamasery is a Tibetan Buddhist temple in the northeast corner of Beijing with hundreds of history, and Wangfujing Snack Street is a narrow alley off the main walking street. Along the 810-meter walking street, you will find many kinds of food along the roadsides, such as the deep fried insects. Some is not normal food but for attracting tourists' attention.

Private escorted tour to Temple of Heaven, included in the World Heritage List in 1998, it is a group of well-preserved Altars buildings. Then go to Tiananmen Square. It is arguably claimed as the largest public square in the world. Later, go to the Forbidden City. This large palace building was built between 1406 and 1420, and it served as the home of 24 emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.

OPTIONAL EVENING ACTIVITY

  • The Legend of Kong Fu Show is a must-see show in Beijing for tourists and Kung Fu lovers. A group of the best Kung Fu practitioners of China are collected and the best directors and designers of the country are invited by CHC. There are English subtitles shown above the stage to keep you informed of the story line. There is no speaking of the actors, just Kung fu show, dance and acrobatics. The fusion of modern dance with Chinese traditional martial arts makes this performance unique and spectacular.

Meal: B, L

Temple of Heaven

Private escorted tour to Mutianyu Great Wall (round-way cable car included). It has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall which is less crowded and has better architecture than at Badaling. One way Tobago slide is highly recommended if there are kids traveling with you. Drive back to Beijing and go to the 798 Art District, which houses a thriving artistic community of modern Chinese artists. It’s also the world-famous cultural and creative industries centralized area.

Meal: B, L

Morning take a visit to the Summer Palace. Locatednorthwest of Beijing, it was listed on the World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO in 1998 - a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design with outstanding aesthetic value. Take a pedicab tour to Hutong (Beijing’s traditional alleyways). The name of a Hutong represents its origin, location or history. It is in these gray-tiled long lanes that families play, buy goods, gossip, and interact with one another. Later visit the famous Shichahai Sports School to see the martial arts training if available. The rest of the day is free for your own exploration or having a cup of coffee in a lovely coffee shop.

Meal: B, L

pedicab Hutong tour

With a private transfer from hotel to rail station, you will take a morning high speed train to Luoyang. The train takes over 4 hours. Upon arrival at Luoyang, be greeted by your guide and then transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the famous Longmen Grottoes, a world heritage site named in 2000, the sculptures there are an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity. The grottoes and niches of Longmen contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316- 907). These works, entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion, represent the high point of Chinese stone carving.

Then have a walk at old city quarters of Luoyang, where you can appreciate its solid structure and enjoy leisure time there.

Meal: B, L

Highlight tour to the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng County. Shaolin Temple is about 1.5hrs away from Luoyang by car. It is famous in and outside of China for Shaolin martial arts. The temple was built in 495, the 19th year of the reign of Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty. Pagoda Forest and Chinese Kung Fu performances are also included in the tour plan. Afterwards, take in one Kung Fu class in a local Kung Fu School to involve yourself into the Kong Fu world. Stay one night at a hotel which is close to the Shaolin Temple, so you will have the chance to explore the villages nearby for a better understand of Kung Fu culture here.

Meal: B, L

Learn Kung Fu at a school of Shalin Temple in China

Sanhuangzhai is located on the mountainside at the western foot of Songshan Shaoshi Mountains, with altitude of 1200 meters, covering a total area of about 35 square kilometers. It is the important part of Songshan Shaolin Scenic Area and also the most representative natural landscape area of Songshan World Geopark and Songshan National Forest Park. Take cable car up and then start hiking to see the plank bridge built on the side of the mountain, supported by trusses. After the tour, drive back Luoyang rail station, for the high speed train running about 1.5hrs to Xi’an. Be greeted at Xi’an rail station and transfer to hotel.

Meal: B, L

In the morning, transfer to visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is one of the top attractions in China and famous for its historical significance and uniqueness. Visit Old City Wall -- the most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence. It encircles and protects the ancient part of Xian City. The best way to appreciate the grandness of it is by biking around. If weather permits, a bike ride is available. The Moslem Street can’t be missed, where a variety of local flavor snacks will surely dazzle one’s eyes. As long as one can think of, he or she can find the mouthwatering food in the cuisine paradise. The title “A Street for Gourmet” is fully deserved.

Meal: B, L

Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum

Morning, continue your private Xi’an tour to visit Xi’an Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Xian Museum is a collection of museums, place of interest and urban gardens. Now it has become a historical and cultural site for travelers and the local residents to learn the history of Xian and to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing time. The Small Wild Goose Pagoda is a multi-eave and square brick structure built in the year 707 A.D during the Tang dynasty.

At an appropriate time, you will be transferred to bus station, for an express bus to Mt. Wudangshan, where is well known for its magnificent ancient building complex, Taoist culture and Tai Chi Kung Fu. The road journey usually takes 4 hours. Be met at Wudangshan’s bus station and transfer to the entrance of scenic area of Mt. Wudangshan. Once inside the scenic area, you will take public transportations or walk from point to point and get to your hotel on the mountain. Stay overnight in Mt. Wudangshan.

Meal: B, L, D

Escorted by your local guide, you will take cable car up the mountain which can help to conserve energy. From the upper cable car station, begin to climb up to visit the Palace of Harmony which is a complex of magnificent temple. Continue your climbing, until reaching the Golden Summit (Golden Palace), the highest point of Mt. Wudangshan. Built in Ming Dynasty 1416, Golden Summit is the symbol of Wudang Mountain. Enjoy a bird’s view of the Mount Wudang, and then take a hiking down the mountain to the bus stop which is close to your hotel.

The hiking takes about 3hrs, passing several temples and sites, including the South Cliff Palace. It is known as the place where Emperor Zhen Wu founded Taoism and flew to heaven. The whole structure - hall-pillars, beams, arches, gates and windows - is created out of rock. Have a rest in hotel or explore some other free of charge sites.

Meal: B, L

Taiji master in Wudangshan mountain are practicing

With escorts of your guide, you will continue visits on the mountain today: firstly, pay a visit to a local Taiji School where you can enjoy performance and Taiji lessons there. Secondly, go to the Purple Heaven Palace, which is standing on Zhanqifeng Peak, and built in 1413. It consists of several halls, including the Dragon and Tiger Hall, the Purple Sky Hall, etc. Here, many statues can be found that depict the Taoist guru Zhen Wu’s life and teachings. Thirdly, have a stop at Taizi Po. Taizi Po is a magnificent structure with 105 rooms. The unique style architectures bring you back the Ming Dynasty of China.

At an appropriate time, take the public bus down to the exit of Mt. Wudangshan and then be transferred to airport for a flight to Shanghai. Be met at Shanghai airport by your guide in Shanghai, transfer to hotel.

Meal: B, L

Water town is a unique style of ancient towns in this area. Today we will visit the Zhujiajiao ancient town which is about 1 hour away by car. The little town is the best-preserved among the ancient towns in Shanghai. Take a short boat cruise along the small river; try to get some clues of a bustling commercial centre in history. Then drive back city to visit the beautiful classical Chinese Garden Yu Garden which is just located in the heart of bustling Shanghai and the shopping area around it. Later lead to the Bund for modern and historical architecture, regarded as a “World Architecture Fair”.

Meal: B, L

Zhujiajiao ancient town

After a trip over 10 days, it should be nice to have some “own” time to explore Shanghai. It’s suggested to visit one of the three skyscrapers, Oriental TV Power, Shanghai Tower, or Shanghai World Trade Tower. It’s also good to visit the old quarters of Shanghai, such as the Tianzifang quarter, from where you may find some nice souvenirs.

Meal: B

At an appropriate time, be met at hotel and transfer to airport for your flight for home, with the best memory of China Kong Fu tour!

Meal: B

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What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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