Highlights

Explore China's mysterious & traditional Taoism by taking this 15 days China Taosim adventure trip. On this tour, from the Baiyun Temple in capital Beijing, Louguantai Temple in Xian, to the famed Taoism centers on Wudang Mountains, Qingcheng Mountain and Mt. Qiyunshan, you will learn Taoism culture, history and practice Tai Chi Kung Fu. and understand that Taoism features unique practices, different customs and activities and of course another kind of theory that make it different from other religions. 

Duration: 15 days & 14 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Wudang Mountain - Xian - Chengdu - Huangshan - Shanghai

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Shanghai

Day
Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel at Beijing city center.

One day Beijing City Tour - lead a private escorted tour to go to the Tiananmen Square, located at the heart of Beijing, it is the world's largest city center square. Secondly, go to the Forbidden City, officially as the Imperial Palace Museum, was constructed between 1406 and 1420 by the Ming emperor Zhu Di and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors over the following 505 years. The Summer Palace comes the last one on the plan. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures. Then at night, special and crisp Peking duck dinner is offered (optional).

Meal: B, L

Forbidden City

Private escorted tour to the Great Wall of China, a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China which is a symbol of China's history and heritage. Today you'll visit Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the best preserved sections and with fewer tourists. Drive back to Beijing and have a photo stop at the main venues of Beijing Olympic Games and appreciate their amazing architecture styles.

Meal: B, L

Great Wall

In the morning, trip to Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious buildings, which was the site of the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest, now you can see the local Beijingers to do morning exercises here. Then visit the famous Taoist Monastery--White Cloud Temple which is one of "The Three Great Ancestral Courts" of the Complete Perfection School of Taoism, and is titled as "The First Temple under Heaven". In the afternoon, take a flight from Beijing to Shiyan (a city nearby Wudangshan Mountain). And tranfer on a private vehicle to your hotel on Wudang Mountains. 

Meal: B, L

Temple of Heaven

A Taoist holy land in China, Mount Wudang was also one of the birthplace of Chinese martial arts, and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1994. Here on Wudang Mounains, you can witness the authentic Tai Chi Kung Fu. Enjoy a guided tour of Wudangshan. You will have chance to practice meditation with master. And visit the time-honored temples. Purple Heaven Place stands on Zhanqifeng Peak, and was built in 1413. It consists of several halls, including the Dragon and Tiger Hall, the Purple Sky Hall, etc. Then visit South Cliff Palace where Emperor Zhen Wu found Taoism and flew to heaven.The whole structure - hall-pillars, beams, arches, gates and windows - is created out of rock.

Meal: B, L

Taoism tour of China

After breakfast, leave Wudangshan and transfer to Shiyan Airport, where you catch the flight to Xi’an for a one-hour air journey. Xian is one of the celebrated historical capitals of China and the eastern start point of the Silk Road. Besides, there are famous Taoist temples to visit. For the remainder of the day, relax at hotel or explore Xian on your own. 

Meal: B, L

Transfer to visit the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is one of the highlight attractions in China. The Terracotta army is a form of funerary art buried with the China’s first emperor in 210-209 BC and whose purpose was to protect him in his afterlife. Drive back to Xian downtown and visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda - one of the most important sites on the andcient Silk Road. Once it was built in the 7th Century, this Buddhist pagoda has become the iconic landmark of Xian.

Meal: B, L

Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum

This morning, it is chance to witness the longest and best-kept ancient city wall of China, which divides the old town of Xian and modern Xian. Thereafter, drive to visit Louguantai Temple, which is regarded as the birthplace of Taoism. Tradition says that Lao Tze, the founder of Taoism, composed the Tao Te Ching here, which has been regarded as “No. 1 Holy Place of Taoism”. Take the high speed train to from Xian to Chengdu, the homeland of giant panda and the place where the holy Taoist Mount Qingcheng is nearby. 

Meal: B, L

Enjoy one day Chengdu City tour. This morning, visit Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base to see lovely pandas when they’re enjoying delicious breakfast and playing together on the grasslands or in the trees. Then, take a leisure walk at Jinli Ancient Street, where you can try local Sichuan food for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Chengdu People's Park to experience local teahouse like local people.

Meal: B, L

Today, drive out of Chengdu, and visit another famous Taoist birthplace – Mt. Qingcheng. It features profound Taoist culture and breathtaking natural scenery. On Mt. Qingcheng, apart from admiring the Taoist temples, you can also experience the Taoist tea culture, learn some Taoist proprieties, help the Taoist priests to clean the courtyard, etc.

Meal: B, L

China Taosim tour to Mt. Qingcheng

After breakfast. Transfer to the Chengdu airport. Take the flight to the Huangshan.

Be met at the Huangshan Airport. Transfer to the hotel check in.

Meal: B, L

One day sightseeing and Taoist experience on Mt. Qiyunshan, which is also known as one of the famous Taoist mountains in China. Take the chance to learn authentic Taiji from the real master on Qiyunshan and taste the Taoist lunch. After getting down from the mountain, transfer to Hongcun Village, praised as one the most beautiful villages in China and boasts perfectly-preserved Huizhou architectures and dwellings. Overnight in Hongcun.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast be escorted to Yellow Mountain - a UNESCO World Natural Heritage. Yellow Mountain is among the most famous and prettiest mountains in China. View the peculiar-shaped pine trees that may grow on the cliffs, unusual shapes of stones and rocks, and even seas of clouds if weather permits.

Take the afternoon high-speed train from Huangshan to Shanghai.

Meal: B, L

Enjoy a classic Shanghai tour. Firstly, visit Shanghai Museum, one of the most important culture and art museums in China, with countless treasures from the ancient times on display. Secondly, admire the architectural beauty of Yu Garden, one of the finest traditional Chinese gardens. Then stroll along the Bund boardwalk, to view Shanghai’s colonial architectures and skyscrapers simultaneously. And also visit the Former French Concession to immerse in history, foods and shopping. 

Meal: B, L

China tour to the Bund Shnaghai

Free at leisure until your private car pick you up at your hotel according to your return home international flight. Your 15 days China Taoism culture tour ends. 

Meal: B

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What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg).
    Personal expense.
    Any meals not specified as "B, L or D".
    Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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