Let’s go… to the legendary Shaolin Temple!!! Experience the world-famous Shaolin Temple (home of Kung Fu), explore the mysterious pagoda forest, stand in awe by giant Buddha carvings, check out a children’s home run by Kung Fu monks, soak up some culture at ancient temples, watch awesome martial arts performances, stroll through historical gardens, check out one of the oldest capitals of ancient China, and, if that’s not enough, authentic Shaolin monks will be giving us a private Kung Fu lesson!!! And while we are at it, maybe play a football match with the monks… This is, simply, as cool as it gets!
Day 1 – Sept 28
16:05 -Make your way to Hongqiao train station and board train G150 (Shanghai-Xuzhou East 16:05-18:41, first class) to Xuzhou
19:43 – Transfer to train G1941 (Xuzhou East-Luoyang Longmen 19:43 – 22:14 second class) to Luoyang (Sleeper trains are sold out)
22:14 – get picked up by our driver and check in your hotel
Day 2 – Sept 29
08:30 –Meet our guide at your hotel and transfer to Shaolin Temple
09:50 – Arrive at the legendary Shaolin Temple and watch a super-cool Kung Fu show (cooler than in the movies!)
11:00 – Check out the mysterious pagoda forest
12:30 – Local specialty lunch
14:00 – Get your Kungfu on! Drive rive to the children’s center, run by the Shaolin monks and have our own private Kung Fu lesson! …maybe even have a football (soccer) match with the monks!
16:00 – Hop on the bus and head to Luoyang
17:30 – Local specialty dinner
18:30 – Check in to our hotel
19:00 – Free time to grab a drink or explore the town
Day 3 – Sept 30
08:00 – Check out of your hotel and leave for the picturesque Riverside park
08:30 – Tai Chi Lesson in the park
10:00 – Hop on the bus and head to one of the best preserved ancient towns in China – Luoyang
10:30 – Arrive in Luoyang’s awesome Old Town, free time for lunch
12:00 – Hop on the bus
12:40 – Visit the UNESCO world heritage site, Longmen Grottoes, with spectacular Buddhist carvings. Seriously amazing.
15:00 – Head over to the train station
15:30 – Arrive at the station and pick up some food for dinner on the train (or buy dinner on the train)
16:39 － Catch our train back home (G1938 Longyang Longmen-shanghai hongqiao 16:39 – 21:46)
Included – On site private bus with A/C, insured
Not included – Train to/from Luoyang
Shanghai Station – Luoyang Longmen
G150 (Shanghai-Xuzhou East 16:05-18:41, first class) from Shanghai to Xuzhou
Transfer to train G1941 (Xuzhou East-Luoyang Longmen 19:43 – 22:14 second class)
– estd price ~705 RMB
Luoyang Longmen – Shanghai Hongqiao G1938
– estd price 669.5 RMB
If you need help booking your tickets, a booking fee of 100 RMB per leg will apply. Payment for tickets will be made directly to the booking agent.
Included – 2 nights
The hotel: (or similar standard)
Included – Breakfast at hotel
Not included – other meals
Double accommodation + tour – 1950 RMB/ person
Single accommodation + tour – 2250 RMB / person
Accommodation as listed, 3 day onsite transportation, entrance tickets to all sites, driver allowance, English / Chinese speaking guide, coupons, a private Kung Fu lesson, Kung Fu show, children’s home visit, old town visit, tai chi lesson, insurance, an experience of a lifetime, and looots of fun!
Does not include:
Tickets to/from Luoyang, meals, drinks, other personal expenses
PASSPORT, camera/GoPro, sunscreen, walking shoes, small day pack, mosquito repellent, jacket/coat
Note: If your passport is in the visa office for processing, please bring the slip of paper given to you by the authorities along with a copy of your passport with you on the trip. This paper can be used for domestic travel instead of a passport.
– Cancellation more than 14 days prior to the trip departure date, 100% refund (A small transaction fee (3%) may apply.)
– Cancellation 14-8 days prior to the trip departure date, 50% refund
– Within 7 days prior to the trip departure date, no refund
The above refund policy is based on the normal trip price, excluding special discounts/promotions. The schedule may be adjusted due to weather conditions, unforeseeable events etc. For complete information please refer to www.travelers-society.com/terms-conditions. Travelers Society Adventure powered by TDT Extra.
Minimum 10 travelers to run.
1) ICBC Bank Transfer
2) Alipay / Wechat Pay (Open with an external browser to pay with Alipay; if opened within Wechat, it the Alipay option will not appear)
3) Cash on Delivery
4) Credit card payments can be made upon request (a 3% fee will apply)
Please allow for ample time for private requests, especially during the holiday season.