Ancient & Martial China

This tour is overflowed with the ancient air. First leg is Beijing city to know about the imperial history and its magnificent capital status behind the Forbidden City and the Tiananmen Square. In Xi'an, armies of Terracotta Warriors guard the ancient Emperor's tomb. Have a look at the real Kung Fu in Shaolin Temple and the fine paintings plus statues in the Longmen Grottoes. The trip ends in the modern Shanghai. Have an all-embracing view on the tallest view architecture-- the Shanghai World Financial Center and experience half a day of Shanghainese's life.

  • Find out what kind of different exercises that the locals do to keep healthy, and join in them in Temple of Heaven
  • Have a private mask drawing lesson and try your hand at drawing the Beijing Opera mask with an experienced master
  • Make a private drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu--the less-commercial section after an overlooking view of this winding man-made structure on the cable car (Round trip)
  • Explore a local village where the residents are still living off the land and stop by a family to know their common life and enjoy a delicious home-made lunch
  • Get lost in fast-disappearing Hutongs by rickshaw and have a close contact with a courtyard family
  • Touch the past history of the Qin dynasty by visiting the Terracotta Warriors who guarded in the tomb of Qingshinghuan, the first emperor in China
  • Experience China's fastest train at a speed of 350 km/h
  • Visit the Shaolin Temple-- the cradle to the Chinese Kung Fu
  • Savor a healthy and tasty vegetarian meal in the Longhua Temple
  • Stop at Shanghainese home nestled at a alley, explore an ingredient bazaar and cook lunch with them to soak in the commoner's lifestyle

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing
Airport to hotel transfer, free time

Day 2: Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Beijing Opera mask painting, Beijing Opera

Day 3: Beijing
Great Wall at Mutianyu, Mutianyu Cable Car, A visit to nearby rural village, Bird's Nest, Water Cube, Peking Duck

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
Guanyuan Market (or Panjiayuan Market at weekend), Hutong Tour by Rickshaw, Private Museum of the Old Beijingners' Stuffs, Fly to Xi'an

Day 5: Xi'an
Banpo Museum, Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Dumpling Banquet

Day 6: Xi'an - Luoyang
City Wall, Great Mosque, Gao's courtyard (Shadow puppet play included), 350 km/h high-speed train ride to Luoyang

Day 7: Luoyang neighborhood
Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grottoes, Fly to Shanghai, the Bund

Day 8: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, World Financial Center, A vegetarian lunch in Longhua Temple, Temple and market of the Town Gods, Yuyuan Garden, Acrobatic show

Day 9: Shanghai
A Shanghai family visit.

Day 10: Depart

Prices (per person in US Dollor)

Price for Group Size of
2-5 Persons 6-9 Persons
Deluxe 1778 1582
Standard 1469 1273
Budget 1384 1188


Destination Hotel Class
Bugdet Standard Deluxe
Beijing Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven Jade Garden Hotel Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
Xi'an Citadines Central Xi'an Grand Noble Hotel Wyndham Grand Xian South
Luoyang New Friendship Hotel Peony Hotel Hua Yang Plaza Hotel
Shanghai Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai The Bund Hotel Grand Central Hotel Shanghai