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 – Friday
22:55 – Our sleeper train leaves from Shanghai Railway Station
Day 2 – Saturday
08:04 – Arrive in Luoyang (breakfast on the train) and meet our guide
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
Day 3 – Sunday
07:00 – Breakfast and check out
08:00 – 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)
16:33 － Catch our train back home
Included – On site private bus with A/C, insured
Not included – Train to/from Luoyang
Shanghai Station – Luoyang Longmen: D306
Friday – 22:55 -08:04 – estd price 620 RMB (sales open 30 days prior to departure)
or arrive by or before 08:04 on Saturday morning.
Luoyang Longmen – Shanghai Hongqiao G1938
Sunday – 16:33-21:46 – estd price 512.5 RMB
or depart at or after 16:33
Please book your tickets. It’s really easy with www.ctrip.com! They even have an app. (If you need help booking your flights, a booking fee of 100 RMB per ticket will apply. A Travelers Society member will contact you upon receipt of request to confirm the details.)
*You can arrive in earlier and meet us at the railway station at the time that the recommended train arrives, and you can leave on any train at or after the suggested departure time, otherwise you may have to arrange for your own transportation.
Included -1 night – Clean double occupancy rooms are included in the price. These will be booked on a first come first served basis. If you wish to room alone, the single occupancy fee is an extra 160 RMB per person per night. Please note that availability may be limited. (We can help you find someone to share if needed. However, if there is an uneven number of travelers, the nightly single occupancy may apply. Pairings in this case are distributed in order of request.)
The hotel: (or similar standard)
Included – Breakfast on Sunday (at the hotel)
Not included – all meals (bring your favorite breakfast for the train)
Price March: Book now to get the early bird price of 1,399 RMB or 1,599 RMB if booked after March 5
Book by January 22 (March Departure) and get a special price of 1299 RMB!
Price May: Book now to get the early bird price of 1,399 RMB or 1,599 RMB if booked after May 7
Book by March 29 (May Departure) and get a special price of 1299 RMB!
Deposit: 400 RMB (included in price)
*Full payment due 10 days prior to departure . (Registration will be open after this date.)
Accommodation (double occupancy), 2 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.
If the traveler decides to cancel, s/he can get refund of the deposit (a small cancellation fee may apply) up to 15days prior to departure and no refund after that. The schedule, accommodation, and transportation may be adjusted due to weather conditions, unforeseeable events etc. For complete information please refer to www.travelers-society.com/terms-conditions.
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2) Alipay / Wechat Pay
3) Secure online payment (PayPal/UnionPay Credit/Debit Card/International Credit Cards)
4) Cash on Delivery