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14-Day Kungfu Exploration
   
Starts: Beijing;                                                                         Ends: Shanghai
Tour Itinerary: Beijing / Luoyang / Shaolin / Zhengzhou / Wudang / Shanghai
Duration: 14 Days & 13 Nights
 
Chinese Kungfu is one of the most well-known aspects of traditional Chinese culture. This tour is especially designed for those Chinese Kungfu fans and who are interested in learning martial art. Join us with this special Kungfu tour; you’ll see two origins of Chinese Kungfu – the Shaolin Temple in Henan province and Mt. Wudang in Hubei province. Moreover, it’s an exciting journey through the mainland of China that combines all the highlights of this wonderful country, from ancient Beijing to modern Shanghai.

Highlights:

  • Tian An Men Square
  • Forbidden City
  • Hutong Tour
  • Great Wall
  • Ding Tomb
  • Sacred Way
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Summer Palace
  • Longevity Hill
  • White Horse Temple
  • Longmen Grottoes      
  • Shaolin Temple
  • Kungfu Show
  • Gold Hall
  • Nanyan Palace
  • Zixiao Palace
  • Wudang Taoist Regimen Kungfu
  • Yuyuan Garden
  • French concession – lilong
  • Jinmao Tower
  • Boat trip on the Huang Pu River
  • European styled Bund
  • Ancient Water Town Tongli
 
Starts: Beijing;                                                                         Ends: Shanghai
Tour Itinerary: Beijing / Luoyang / Shaolin / Zhengzhou / Wudang / Shanghai
Duration: 14 Days & 13 Nights
 

Day 1: Beijing Arrival

  • Arrival in Beijing Airport, you’ll be warmly welcomed by your private guide and transferred to your hotel adjusting the jet lag.
  • Overnight in Beijing

Day 2: Beijing (B, L)

  • Depart from your hotel to visit Tian An Men Square, one of the largest public square. Then enter the Forbidden City. You will also see the treasure house inside.
  • Afterwards, take a pedi-cab tour of Beijing’s Hutong (traditional alleyways), visit siheyuan (traditional courtyard homes) and learn traditional Chinese activities (paper cutting, dumplings cooking, etc.). Your last stop will be the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling
  • Overnight in Beijing

Day 3: Beijing (B, L)

  • Enjoy your tour starting with the Great Wall (Mutianyu Section), one of the world's architectural marvels. You will also take a cable car to view the beautiful landscape.
  • Afterwards, transfer to visit one of the thirteen Ming Tombs – Ding Tomb. You’ll also enjoy a 20 minutes walking at the Sacred Way, which means the road leading to heaven.
  • Overnight in Beijing 

Day 4: Beijing (B, L)

  • Enjoy your sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the Temple of Heaven - the imperial construction for Emperors' praying to the Heaven for good harvest.
  • Continue the trip to visit the magnificent Summer Palace, the largest and the best preserved of all imperial palace gardens. Other attractions include the Longevity Hill and take a boat trip on the beautiful Kunming Lake
  • Overnight in Beijing

Day 5: Beijing – Luoyang (B, L)

  • Flight: TBA
  • Departure transfer for the flight to Luoyang.
  • Enjoy your full day visit covers the most classic sites here of the White Horse Temple, the first Buddhist Temple of officially built.
  • Then head to the Longmen Grottoes, it is one of the three most famous ancient sculptural sites in China.
  • Your last stop will be the Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits.
  • Overnight in Luoyang

Day 6: Luoyang – Dengfeng – Zhengzhou (B, L)

  • Morning depart for Dengfeng by private transfer.
  • You’ll get off at the famous Shaolin Temple, which is reputed to be “the Number One Temple under Heaven”. You’ll also enjoy seeing Kungfu show there.
  • Transfer to Zhengzhou for rest.
  • Overnight in Zhengzhou

Day 7: Zhengzhou – Mt. Wudhang(B, L)

  • Train: TBA
  • Catch a train from Zhengzhou to Mt. Wudang in the morning. It will take around 9hrs on the train. Be met and transfer to the hotel.
  • Overnight in Mt. Wudang

Day 8: Mt. Wudang – Wudang (B, L)

  • This morning, you’ll take a cable car to climb the Wudang Mountain. Get off the cable at the top and visit the Gold Hall.
  • After lunch, continue visit Nanyan Palace, and the magnificent architecture Zixiao Palace, it is the largest scale Taoist temple in Wudang.
  • Overnight in Wudang

Day 9: Wudang (B, L, D)

  • From today, you’ll have a two-day experience of Wudang Taoist Regimen Kungfu.
  • Morning (8:00 – 11:00) learn the theory of regimen cultivation.
  • Lunch & rest (12:00 – 15:00)
  • Afternoon (15:00 – 18:00) learn meditation and the theory of Wudang Qigong.
  • Dinner (18:30 – 19:30)
  • Evening (20:00 – 21:00) learn Taoist Sleeping Gongfa and Meditation.
  • Overnight in Wudang 

Day 10: Wudang (B, L, D)

  • Morning (8:00 – 11:00) learn Zhuang Gong (Standing exercise), learn one form of Five Animals – Turtle.
  • Lunch & rest (12:00 – 15:00)
  • Afternoon (15:00 – 18:00) meditation for one hour (during this one hour you can relax your body), next two hours practicing Turtle of Five Animals.
  • Dinner (18:30 – 19:30)
  • Evening (20:00 – 21:00) talk and share everyone’s learning experience.
  • Overnight in Wudang

Day 11: Wudang – Xiangyang – Shanghai (B, L)

  • Flight: TBA
  • Time at leisure until transfer to Xiangyang Airport and take the flight to Shanghai. 
  • Overnight in Shanghai

Day 12: Shanghai (B, L)

  • Start your tour with Yuyuan Garden, a beautifully preserved example of a Ming dynasty garden; then visit the French concession – lilong and get a bird eye view of Shanghai at the top of Jinmao Tower.
  • This evening take a Boat trip on the Huang Pu River about 40 minutes. Strolling along the Shanghai waterfront – the European styled Bund.
  • Overnight in Shanghai

Day 13: Shanghai – Tongli – Shanghai (B, L)

  • Morning transfer to visit the ancient water town Tongli. It is an age-old, but very well preserved water township with a history of more than 1,000 years.
  • *it's only one hour by vehicle between Shanghai & Tongli*
  • Overnight in Shanghai

Day 14: Shanghai Departure (B) 

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Time at leisure until transfer for your flight back home.
  • End of service


Price Information:

Tour Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Tour Operates: Year Round / On Demand

Tour package price per person in cash

City
Hotel
Room Type
Package Price
Beijing
Standard Room
Luoyang
Jing An Peony Plaza 4*
Standard Room
Zhengzhou
Standard Room
Mt. Wudang
Taiji Hotel 3*
Standard Room
Wudang
Martial Art School
Standard Room
Shanghai
Standard Room


Included Service:

  • All domestic flights in economy class incl. airport tax and fuel surcharge.
  • All soft-sleeper train tickets mentioned in the trip. (4 persons sharing 1 cabin)
  • All private transfers with air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Private, English speaking guide service.
  • Accommodation with breakfast (2 persons sharing 1 room).
  • All entrance fee for all sights.
  • All meals mentioned in the program 
  • (B: breakfast, L: lunch)

Excluded Service:

  • Dinner
  • Tips for tour guide, driver and hotel porter.
  • All expenses not mentioned above.

Remark:

  • Taiji Hotel 3* is one of the best hotels on the top of Mt. Wudang

Passport & Visa:

The passengers are responsible for all visas, entry documents, health and other requirements and any documents required by laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited. All passengers traveling in China and other Asian countries require a Passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip, and with appropriate visas. Multiple-entry visas are required if the passengers need to reenter the country. It is the responsibility of each passenger to have a valid Passport and necessary visas, as well as to comply with entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited. The Operators and agents are not responsible for passport, visa requirements, entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.
China tourist visa is L visa issued for a stay of short duration, usually 30 days, but not more than 90 days, and can not be extended upon expiration.

Climate & Clothing: 

Unless you have a need for formal or dressy clothes, jeans, slacks, shorts, shirts, blouses and T-shirts will do fine.
A comfortable pair of walking shoes is a must. You will be doing a great deal of walking both in the rural and urban areas of China.
Bring a swimming suit if you wish to swim. Many hotels have a swimming pool. Sun block, sunglasses and a light hat are also suggested items.
In spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) you will need a lined jacket, woolen sweater or light coat. In summer (June to August) cool cotton garments are recommended. In winter (December to February) a fleece jacket, sweatshirt, or heavy sweater will probably keep you warm enough in the south, but in the north a heavy woolen coat or down parka is a must.
It is often rainy in late spring and late summer, especially in the southern part of China, so bring some rainwear with you, or you can buy it at your destination.

Beat Jetlag on China Tours: 

Get plenty of rest before your trip. Starting out sleep-deprived makes jet lag worse. If you're traveling east, try going to bed one hour earlier each night for a few days before your departure. Go to bed one hour later for several nights if you're flying west.
Drink plenty of water before, during and after your flight to counteract the dehydrating effects of bone-dry cabin air. It's not clear whether dehydration actually causes jet lag, as some experts maintain, but there's no doubt it makes symptoms worse. For the same reason, avoid alcohol and caffeine, both of which dehydrate you further.
Move around during the flight, walk up and down, do some stretching exercises, to keep the blood circulating, and keep the joints from stiffening. While seated, swirl your ankles around from time to time.
Try to sleep on the plane if it is nighttime at your destination. Earplugs, headphones and eye masks can help block out noise and light. If it's day where you're going, resist the urge to sleep.
Set your watch to the new time before you leave. Once you reach your destination, try not to sleep until nighttime, no matter how tired you are.
Finally, if you just cannot resist and your eyelids are drooping and you feel more and more tired, then set you alarm for four hours, have a hot bath, and jump into bed.

Luggage Allowance for China Tours

Free Baggage Allowance in Weigh
On international and regional flights, the free baggage allowance for each published adult-fare or half-fare passenger is as follows:
First class ticket: 40 kilogram (88 pounds)
Business class ticket: 30 kilogram (66 pounds)
Economy class fare ticket: 20 kilogram (44 pounds)
No free baggage allowance is granted to infants paying 10% of the adult fare.

Free Baggage Allowance by pieces
The free baggage allowance by pieces is applicable only on China-USA and China-Canada international flights. According to the class of tickets, the free baggage allowance for each full-fare of half-fare first-class and business-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm). The free baggage allowance for each economy-class and discounted tourist-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm). The sum of the length, width and height of the two pieces of baggage must not exceed 107 in. (273cm); the weight of each piece must not exceed 32 kg. An infant paying 10% of the adult fare is allowed one piece of free baggage, and the sum of its length, width and height must not exceed 45 in. (115cm). In addition, a collapsible infant carriage or stroller is allowed to be carried free. If baggage exceeds the free baggage allowance in pieces, or the sum of the length, width and height of each piece exceeds the prescribed limits, an excess baggage charge must be paid.

Carry on Baggage
In addition to the free baggage allowance in weight, each passenger holding a full-fare or half-fare ticket may carry the following articles: a lady's handbag, an overcoat, a raincoat or a traveling blanket, a walking stick or an umbrella, a small amount of reading material for the trip, a small camera, a pair of small binoculars, infant's food for consumption in flight, an infant's carrying basket, a fully collapsible wheelchair, a pair of braces or artificial limbs. In addition to the free baggage allowance in pieces, regardless of the fare class of the ticket, the passenger may also carry hand baggage that can be placed under the passenger seat, and the sum of the length, width and height of all the pieces must not exceed 45 in. (115cm).