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14 Day Journey to the Home of Martial Art

  Visits: Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Dengfeng, Shaolin Temple & Shanghai

For many people, when you think of China, you automatically relate it with Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and of course, the Chinese Kung Fu. It might be your dream to visit the Shaolin Temple, where the Shaolin Martial Art originates. This trip is planned as a low cost tour for students, teachers and other tourists who are interested in learning more about martial art and traditional Chinese culture.

Tour code: 14DMA

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1/Friday USA to Beijing

Fly your hometown to Beijing via our selected airline flights

Day 2/Saturday Arrive Beijing

Arrive Beijing, the capital of China, where the 2008 Olympic Games will be held, is the nation's political, scientific, cultural and foreign exchange center, one of the six ancient cities of China, as well as a world-renowned historical, cultural and educational city. It has not only countless ancient palaces, imperial gardens, altars, temples, tombs and other historical and cultural sites, but also many picturesque natural scenic spots. Beijing has been well known in the world for its numerous historical sites, elegant gardens and beautiful landscape. Upon arrival, our friendly guide will meet and transfer you to hotel.

Day 3/Sunday Beijing

Full day escorted city tour includes Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world, where the five-star red flag is raised at dawn, and lowered at sunset everyday; the Ancient Forbidden City, the larges and best preserved palace in the world; also tour the beautiful Summer Palace, one of the most classical gardens in the world.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4/Monday Beijing

Full day escorted excursion to the Badaling Great Wall and the Changling Exhibition Hall of the Ming Tombs, altogether 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty were buried here. Of them, Changling Mausoleum is well known for its grand architecture.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5/Tuesday Beijing

Morning visit the Temple of Heaven where the Emperors worshipped to see local people doing Taiji and morning exercises. Afternoon visit Beijing's Hutongs C traditional Chinese courtyards dating from 700 years ago, enjoy Peking Duck dinner and cultural show tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6/Wednesday Beijing to Xi'an

Take a morning flight to Xi'an, a world-renowned ancient capital of 13 Dynasties, which is the starting point of the ancient Silk Road. Its long-standing history and colorful culture have left over numerous brilliant historical sites and precious cultural relics. An afternoon city tour includes the Big Wild Goose Pagoda dating from the Tang Dynasty, 1352 years ago, and also visit the ancient City Wall, the largest and well-preserved extant wall in China and one of a few ancient military facilities in the world. Check into Royal or similar.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7/Thursday Xi'an

Full day sightseeing includes the Excavations of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, one of the greatest archaeological finds of the century, the extraordinary life Csized terra-cotta warriors were buried with the first emperor for over 2200 years. Enjoy a dumpling dinner and attend Tang Dynasty Music Show tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8/Friday Xi'an to Luoyang

Take a morning pleasant train to Luoyang, a historical city who was the capital of China for nine dynasties. You will visit one of the three most famous Stone Carvings in China - the Long Men Grottoes. Evening: check into Peony Hotel in Luoyang.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9/Saturday Luoyang to Shaolin Temple

Today drive to Dengfeng city, where the Shaolin Temple is located. Check into hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10/Sunday Shaolin Temple

In the morning, you will visit Shaolin Temple. Spend your whole day here to savor the Buddhism culture and art in this 1400 years old Temple. In the afternoon, you can enjoy an exciting martial art performance by the Shaolin monks. Stay overnight nearby the temple to talk with them or exercise with them.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11/Monday Shaolin Temple

Today is free time. You can practice the Martial art, or you can visit the nearby villages and hiking, or just relax.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 12/Tuesday Shaolin Temple to Shanghai

Fly to Shanghai, upon arrival in Shanghai, visit the Old Town, Yu Garden, TV Tower (the Oriental Pearl) and the Bund (waterfront). Enjoy Shanghai Acrobatic Show in the evening. Check into The Bund Riverside Hotel Shanghai.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13/Wednesday Shanghai

Today you are at leisure to explore this bustling metropolitan city, which is becoming a symbolic of the rapid growth of China's economy. Shop on famous Nanjing and Huaihai Roads for wonderful bargains of food, clothing, jewelry, arts, crafts, etc.

Day 14/Thursday Shanghai to USA

Your tour guide will transfer you to the airport to see you off. Your flight takes you back home the very same day.
Meals: Breakfast

2008 Departure Dates & Cost

Departure Date
Friday

Return date
Thursday

Land only
Per Person

LAX/SFO Person

NEW YORK
Per Person

Single Supplement

5. 09

5. 22

$1759

$2699

$2799

$540

9. 19

10. 02

$1869

$2869

$2969

$570

10. 10

10. 23

$1869

$2869

$2969

$570

11. 07

11. 20

$1759

$2759

$2859

$520

11. 28

12. 11

$1699

$2669

$2769

$490

Superior First Class Hotel Accommodations:
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Beijing Chang An Grand Hotel or similar
-- Xian Garden Hotel or similar
-- Luoyang Peony Hotel or similar
-- Defeng Hotel or similar
-- Shanghai the Bund Riverside Hotel or similar

All inclusive features:
--
Round trip transpacific air transportation
-- All intra-China air/land transportation
-- 12 night hotel accommodation with daily breakfast at hotel
-- Escorted sightseeing tours and meals as specified
-- Professional English speaking tour guide service in each city
-- Meals and evening entertainment as specified
-- Round trip transfers between airport and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges in each city

Not including:
--
Chinese visa fee of $160
-- Tips, gratuities to tour guides, drivers, and porters
-- Travel insurance
-- Personal Expenses

Special Notes:
--
USA Departure Tax, Fuel Surcharge, and China Domestic Airport taxes apply
-- Minimum six (6) passengers required for each departure
-- This tour can be customized upon request at an additional cost
-- Land only rate does not include transpacific air
-- Tour fares are subject to change

   


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