Kungfu and the Shaolin Temple

See the REAL temple and the stunning Kungu Fu performances.

Day 1 Arrival / Luoyang

Upon your arrival at Luoyang, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure. Overnight at hotel

Day 2 (B, L) Luoyang

After breakfast, drive to Dengfeng Town (70km, about 1-hour drive), where you will visit Shaolin Temple, enjoy its Forest of Dagobas and the stunning Shaolin Kungfu Performance, and then back to Luoyang (70km and about 1-hour drive), and the rest of the day is free at your own leisure. Shaolin Temple: one of China’s oldest Buddhist temples built in 495 AD on the Shaoshi Peak, from which it took its name, the temple was also the birthplace of one of the world’s most famous martial arts movements. Among so many cultural relics inside the temple, the Forest of Pagodas dating back as far as the Tang Dynasty is a must-see. The Forest of Dagobas: a cemetery of 246 dagobas for noted monks dating from AD 791 to 1995, with different Buddhist patterns and inscriptions carved to depict briefly the life of the monks for whom the dagobas were built, the dagobas vary greatly in size, height, age and in their cross section to show the hierarchical ranking of their respective occupants. Luoyang: located in the west of Henan Province, with a history of nearly 5000 years, having been the capital of 13 dynasties for over 1500 years, Luoyang is the oldest capital city with the longest history and the most dynasties. Overnight at hotel

Day 3 (B, L) Luoyang / Departure

The excursion in this old city will bring you to Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple. After the tour, you will be escorted to the railway station for your train to the next destination. Longmen Grottoes: 12km from the city, located on both banks of the Yi River, one of the three Buddhist grotto treasure houses in China, the grottoes got the name Longmen, which means “Dragon Gate”, because the two mountains on the both banks of the Yi River appear as a gate. The carving work at Longmen began around AD 493 when Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei Dynasty moved his capital to Luoyang and the construction on caves had been carried on for over 400 years from then on. Now, there remain 2,345 caves and niches, over 2,840 inscribed tablets and more than 100,000 stone statues, which reflect vividly the development of Chinese Buddhism during the 5th and the 10th centuries and represent the high point of Chinese stone carving. White Horse Temple: China’s first Buddhist Temple built in AD 68 in Eastern Han Dynasty, named after the two white horses that carried the Buddhist scriptures back from old India, the temple was used to house the scriptures.

TOUR COST

Based on Hotels shown below – subject to availability – GB Pounds

All Tours are subject to an Acceptance Payment/Deposit of £200.

Cost per person on twin share basis as per itinerary

Price on application for the current Tour Cost

Please note: The Acceptance Payment is only payable ONCE – NOT every Tour

Note: 1/ this rate is not valid during May1-7th, Oct 1-7th, April, and the Chinese Spring festival. 2/ there is no 5 star hotel in Luoyang

Hotels – subject to availability:

3 star
4 star
Guo Hao Business Hotel*** Tel:0379-64315111 Fax:0379-64367700 ADD:No.161,Nanchang RD, Luoyang, China http://guohaohotel.com/Luoyang Grand Hotel**** TEL:0379-64327408 Fax: 0379-64310784 ADD: Nanchang South RD, Luoyang, China http://www.ly-grandhotel.com

Payment.

1. On acceptance – £200 per person, Acceptance Payment/Deposit (non refundable) by cheque payable to “S W & M Miller”.

Your Contract for all tour arrangements is directly with our Associate Company in China to whom payment for the tour is made.

2. Eight weeks prior to arrival in China or on Acceptance – 50% payable in US $, by Credit Card or International Bank Transfer, direct to China

3. On arrival in China – 50% payable, in US $, by Credit Card or Cash.

Please Note: A credit card charge will apply.

Cancellation Charges

35 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee of US$200 per person will be applicable. 30 days notice of cancellation a fee of 25% of the total amount will be applicable. 25 days notice of cancellation a fee of 50% of the total amount will be applicable Less than 25 days notice incurs the full amount. Acceptance Payment non refundable

Included in the Cost

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in the hotels mentioned above or equivalent – subject to availability.
  • Any single room subject to supplement shown.
  • Room and breakfast basis – or meals as indicated in the itinerary (B), (L) and (D)
  • Full board at Wildlife Park if applicable.
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by air-conditioned vehicle where appropriate.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide (or a naturalist in National Parks)
  • Entrance fees at monuments and parks where applicable
  • Train journeys where applicable
  • Domestic economy airfares, indicated in the itinerary, are subject to change,
  • Basic porterage at airports, rail stations and hotels (not tips).
  • All currently applicable taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty insurance
  • Where US$ are quoted the UK pounds price shown is for comparison only and is subject to change.

Excluded from the Cost

  • Expenses of a personal nature such as table drinks, laundry, telephone calls, Internet charges, mineral water, tips, shopping etc.
  • Any other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘includes’ list.
  • Any international airfares to India and Asia
  • Any airport taxes where applicable in each country
  • Any subsequent increase in airfares, fuel costs, monuments/sightseeing fees.
  • Any other taxes subsequently introduced by Government, State or Tourist Ministry.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees, if applicable, in any country
  • Any Christmas, New Year and Gala Dinners
  • Surcharge if you pay with your credit card