3 Days Zhengzhou, Shaolin Temple and Luoyang Tour by Speed Train from Beijing

Renowned as the cradle of China, Henan Province has a great wealth of history and culture. Luoyang, Zhengzhou and Shaolin Temple are the most popular destinations in Henan tour. This short day Henan tour covers all the top things to do in Henan province, including Henan Museum, Yellow River Scenic Area, Shaolin Temple, White Horse Temple, Tianzi Jialiu Museum, Longmen Grottoes…

Highlights:

  • Appreciate the fine example of Chinese Buddhist art at Longmen Grottoes.
  • Experience the authentic Shaolin Kung Fu.
  • Visit one of the three major museums in China – Henan Museum.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Beijing – Zhengzhou – Dengfeng
  • Day 2: Dengfeng – Shaolin Temple – Luoyang
  • Day 3: Luoyang – Beijing

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing – Zhengzhou – Dengfeng

Sightseeing and Activities: Henan Museum, Yellow River Scenic Area
Accommodation: Dengfeng
Meals: Lunch

In the early morning, met by tour guide in Beijing and transferred to Beijing West Railway Station to take the high speed train to Zhengzhou. It will take about 3 hours. Upon arrival, the local tour guide will pick you up from Zhengzhou railway station.

Have lunch and then start today’s tour. Drive to visit the national Museum – Henan Museum, which is one of the three major museums in China, and the largest center for the collection and study of cultural relics.

Afterwards transferred to Yellow River Scenic Area, 20 kilometers away the northwest of Zhengzhou City. It is a section of hills along the Yellow River covered with bushes, trees and a large paved plaza.

After all the tour, drive to Dengfeng for overnight.

Day 2 Dengfeng – Shaolin Temple – Luoyang

Sightseeing and Activities: Shaolin Temple, Shaolin Kung Fu performance, White Horse Temple
Accommodation: Luoyang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, head to Shaolin Temple, which is reputed as the Head Temple of all Zen Buddhist temples in China with a history of more than 1500 years. And in the year of 2010, it was listed as the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

Shaolin Kung Fu performance is another highlight of this tour, which is performed by the professional performance team from Shaolin Tagou Wushu School.

Then drive to Luoyang and visit White Horse Temple, the first Buddhist temple in China and renowned as the cradle of Chinese Buddhism. It was established in 68 AD under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the capital Luoyang of Eastern Han dynasty.

Stay overnight in Luoyang.

Day 3 Luoyang – Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Tianzi Jialiu Museum, Longmen Grottoes
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, move on to Tianzi Jialiu Museum, also known as the Museum of Emperors Chariot Drawn by Six Horses of the Zhou Dynasty, which are even older than the famous Terracotta Warriors discovered in Xian.

Then visit the Longmen Grottoes. Located on both sides of the Yi River to the south of the ancient capital of Luoyang, it comprises more than 2,300 caves and niches carved into the steep limestone cliffs over 1km long stretch.

In the late afternoon, be escorted to Zhengzhou railway station to take high-speed train back to Beijing. Upon arrival, your local guide will pick you up at railway station and transfer to your hotel in Beijing. Service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.