2-Day Private Tour from Qingdao with Hotel: Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes

2-Day Private Tour from Qingdao with Hotel: Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes

See the top attractions in Henan Province on this comprehensive 2-day private tour from Qingdao by plane. Greeted by a knowledgeable local guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle. Watch a kung-fu performance that displays amazing martial arts moves, discover the history and culture of the Shaolin Temple and admire the biggest pagoda forest in China. Next day, experience the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site - Longmen Grottoes to view thousands of Buddhist statues carved into the steep limestone cliffs. Explore iconic White Horse Temple which is considered the birthplace of Chinese Buddhism. Tour includes plane tickets, tasty local lunch, all entrance fee, overnight accommodation in Luoyang, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. You can choose to end your tour in Zhengzhou, Luoyang or return Qingdao.

Itinerary

Day 1: Qingdao – Zhengzhou-Shaolin Temple-Luoyang (L)

Stop At: Monastero Shaolin (Shaolin Temple), Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000 China
Your driver will pick you up from your Qingdao city hotels lobby and take you to airport for your 2.5 hour flight to Zhengzhou.

Upon arrival, meet your friendly local tour guide, you will be transferred to Shaolin Temple directly (approx. 1.5 hours drive), on the way your tour guide will explain the related history of the Shaolin Temple, and you will enjoy the beautiful countryside view.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Monastero Shaolin (Shaolin Temple), Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000 China
Shaolin Temple is famous for Chinese Kungfu, first you will have a chance to witness the real Kung Fu performed by Shaolin monks. As a UNESCO Site, the Shaolin Temple was first constructed in 495 A.D. Later, Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-557) had the temple built to accommodate the Indian master Batuo. As Chinese Kungfu also originated from Shaolin Temple, it has been recognized as the origin of Chan Buddhism and the cradle of Kungfu. Accompanied by your knowledgable tour guide, you will get you know the histories and related stories about Shaolin Temple - culture, people and soul.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pagoda Forest of Shaolin Temple, West of Shaolin Temple, Dengfeng 450000 China
Next, you will start to explore the Pagoda Forest which is a concentration of tomb pagodas for eminent monks and abbots of the temple. There are more than 240 tomb pagodas of various sizes from the Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties (618-1911), making it the biggest pagoda forest in China.

Enjoy lunch in the local restaurant, relax on the 1.5 hour drive to Luoyang, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Luoyang.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight 4 Star hotel in Luoyang

Day 2: Luoyang-Longmen Grottoes - White Horse Temple (B,L)

Stop At: Longmen Grottoes, Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000 China
Your tour guide will pick you up at the prearranged time, then heading directly to Longmen Grottoes.

As the UNESCO Site, The Longmen Grottoes comprise more than 2,300 caves and niches carved into the steep limestone cliffs over a 1km long stretch. It is the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). Accompanied by your knowledgable tour guide, you will also visit the Fengxian Temple and the Wanfo Cave.

Then, you will take the boat ride to enjoy the amazing panoramic view of Longmen Grottoes.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: White Horse Temple, Baima Si Lu, Luoyang 471013 China
Next, follow your tour guide to explore the White Horse Temple. 

The White Horse Temple, patronized in 68 CE by Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han Dynasty’s capital, is the first Buddhist temple to be built in China. Explore the halls and pavilions with your guide, hearing stories about the Buddhism history and culture. 

Enjoy lunch in the local restaurant. After the tour, you can choose to end your tour in Luoyang /Zhengzhou or return Qingdao.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Stroller accessible"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



Duración: 2 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from you hotel in Qingdao, please provide hotel information when make booking


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Incluye

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Shuttle bus at Shaolin Temple
  • Shuttle bus and boat ride at Longmen Grottoes
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance Fee
  • Bottled water
  • Plane Tickets (economy class)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Overnight accommodation of standard twin room (two beds), based on twin...
  • Entry/Admission - Monastero Shaolin (Shaolin Temple)
  • Entry/Admission - Pagoda Forest of Shaolin Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Longmen Grottoes
  • Entry/Admission - White Horse Temple

No Incluye

  • Gratuities

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