Set out to experience authentic Kung Fu in China. Travel with ETC on an 8-day Kung Fu adventure to explore Shaolin Temple and Kung Fu panda Po’s hometown, Chengdu. With local guide in each place, you’ll focus on Kung Fu culture discovery, unveil its mystery, and learn material arts in Shaolin Temple and the professional Kung Fu school. On this trip, also enjoy yourself the classic site visits and local cuisine.

Duration:  8 days & 7 nights

Destinations: Shanghai - Zhengzhou - Dengfeng - Luoyang - Chengdu

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Upon your arrival at Shanghai 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  

  • You're suggested to visit some sites which are not included in your itinerary but you may want to explore by yourself, such as the Former French Concession, once designated for the French, consisting of today's Luwan and Xuhui Districts. Luwan's Huaihai Road is a busy shopping street and is also home to both Xintiandi and Tian Zi Fang, extremely popular shopping and dining spots for tourists. Xuhui is also ever popular for tourists and is close to Shanghai Stadium. 

This morning you will set off to visit the Shanghai Museum (Closed on Monday), a comprehensive museum of ancient Chinese art. It boasts 120,000 pieces of rare and precious cultural relics in twenty-one categories, including bronze ware, ceramics, calligraphy, paintings, sculpture, furniture, jade and ivory carvings, bamboo and wood carvings, lacquer ware, oracle bones, seals, coins, and handicrafts of ethnic art. Later walk to the the Yu Garden – the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai which was inaugurated in the Ming dynasty. Numerous rock and tree garden areas, ponds, walls and bridges separating various garden areas and pavilions are its features. And you will have time to visit the adjoining market.

Continue to the Bund. Stretching approximately 1500 meters, the Bund is the symbol of Shanghai and a living museum of the colonial history of Shanghai for about a century. At last, head to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower for the best viewing spot of Shanghai. Another landmark in Shanghai, it is a TV tower at the tip of Lujiazui by the side of Huangpu River, right opposite the Bund. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994-2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center.


  • Shanghai Acrobatic show is available at night with various kinds of traditional and modern Chinese feats such as jumping-through-the-hoops, plate-spinning, hat-swapping by eight performers, motorbike global cage, and so on. Both the adults and children will be marveled. 

Meal: B, L

Discover the old street around Shanghai Yuyuan Market

In the morning, you will be transferred to rail station for a high speed train to Zhengzhou. The train journey takes about 4-5hrs. Upon arrival at Zhengzhou, your guide will greet you at the exit of Zhengzhou rail station and then head for Dengfeng where the Shaolin Temple is located. After around 1.5hrs drive, check in your hotel for a rest. The rest of the day, you will be guided to visit nearby villages where you can find some Kung Fu schools. The scene of young students practicing their Kong Fu skills is very interesting. 

Meal: B

Morning, after breakfast, take a visit to Shaolin Temple, which 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. Listed on UNESCO’S World Cultural & Natural Heritage List, it is the cradle of Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Arts. Pagoda Forest and Chinese Kung Fu performances are also included in the tour plan. Afterwards, take a Kung Fu class in a local Kung Fu School to learn from the master the kicks and moves. There are many schools of Kong Fu available for your preference, such as Taichi, Long boxing, Shaolin Cudgel, etc. 

Meal: B, L

Easy Tour China clients visit Shaolin and learn Kungfu

In the morning, continue your Kung Fu class to learn more movements in martial arts. It may be a tough class but closer the distance between your and Kung Fu. After the class, take a drive around 1.5hrs to Luoyang. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the famous Longmen Grottoes, a world heritage site named in 2000. It was inscribed as “an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity” for its perfection of an art form, and for its encapsulation of the cultural sophistication of Tang China. The Longmen Grottoes are some of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art. Housing tens of thousands of statues of Shakyamuni Buddha and his disciples, they are located 12 km south of Luoyang. The rest of the day is free for yourself to explore this historic city.

Meal: B, L

Visit Longment Grottoes in Luoyang with a kung fu tour

Early morning take a visit to Prince Mansion Park to see the local people’s morning exercises. Here you may see lots of local people practicing Taichi or different kinds of Kongfu. In right season (April), you will also enjoy peony blossoms in this city. Also spend some time to visit the Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot pits. This museum displays the newly excavated relics and part of precious relics of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty. Later take a train journey between 5 to 6 hours to Chengdu. Chengdu is the hometown of giant panda, and features longstanding history and civilization. Be greeted at Chengdu rail station and then transfer to hotel and enjoy the rest of day by yourself.

  Suggestions for Your Leisure Time  

  • Visit Kuanzhai Alley or Jinli Old Street. As one of the three conservation districts of historic sites of Chengdu City, Kuanzhai Alley consists of three parallel Chinese old-style alleys. Jinli Old Street is favored by both locals and travelers with laid back atmosphere, especially at night when the lanterns are lighted. Enjoy the tasty Chengdu delicacies and have fun in the teahouses, bars, pubs, boutique shops…

Meal: B, L

In the morning, drive to Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, which is home to nearly 50 pandas and once inspired the Kung Fu Panda 3 movie creators to portray a secret panda village. It will be perfect to see the pandas in the morning when they enjoy bamboo breakfast and have fun at the outdoor grassy land. Learn more about pandas, their evolutionary process & life habit, by visiting the panda delivery room.

Hot pot can’t be missed for a trip in Chengdu. After a hot pot lunch, drive for 1.5 hours to Mt. Qingcheng, one of the famous Taoist Holy Mountains in China and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a cable car up and down Mt. Qingcheng. According to Kung Fu Panda 3, Mount Qingcheng is where the secret panda village locates. The mountain has been known as "the most tranquil place under heaven" and features many Taoist temples and historical sites connected by winding paths and shrouded in mist. Immerse yourself in this hauntingly beautiful, serene world.

Meal: B, L

Meet giant panda in Chengdu known as Kung Fu panda Po's hometown

At an appropriate time, be met at hotel and transfer to airport/rail station for your flight/train to next destination.

Meal: B, L

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 Suite 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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