• Great Wall
  • Shaolin temple
from US$1457 per person

Kungfu Leisure Tour

(Hong Kong), Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Dengfeng, Wudang, Wuhan, Beijing

Chinese Kungfu, as one of the most famous quintessence of Chinese culture, becomes more and more popular and many friends from home and abroad are crazy about it. Our Kung fu Leisurely Tour begins in Xi'an, which has abundant collections of archaeological relies with a history of over 3,000 years. The Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng is a dream place where you can get first hand experience of Kungfu skill practice and discover further the profound meaning of martial art. Wudang Mountain is famous birthplace of Wudang Kungfu. You have time to learn more detailed skills. Our tour ends in Beijing. You can witness and climb the magnificent ancient construction of the Great Wall, be amazed at the “Legend of Kung fu” performance and get a brief impression of this large capital. If you are a Chinese Kung fu fan and want to have a pleasant tour, come to join us.

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  • Tour Code:
  • CET-KF03
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • (Hong Kong), Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Dengfeng, Wudang, Wuhan, Beijing
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Yellow Crane Tower, Great Wall, Shaolin Temple(a Sacred Place of Wushu and Chan Buddhism), Blue Dragon Temple, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
  • Experience & Features:
  • Shaolin Kungfu Learning, Kungfu show named "Zen Sect of Shaolin", Taiji and Taiji Culture Learning, Kungfu Legend show
  • Physical Rating : 2
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is given a Physical Rating, which indicates how much physical activity is required to participate in it.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Always very easy to go! Sometimes getting around on your own, up and down steps and carrying your own small backpack.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : Light walking or hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : May include high altitude hiking of up to 4-6 hours per day some days of the tour or other activities that require a moderately high level of fitness.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : High altitude trekking suitable only for those with a higher level of fitness and endurance.
  • Cultural Shock Rating : 1
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is also given a Culture Shock Rating, designed to help you choose a trip that is suitable to your travel tastes and preferences.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Little or no adjustment at all is required. The comforts of home are here for the most part.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : A generally easy trip but there may be the occasional local home accommodation, remote lodging or some public transportation, simple meal or language barrier.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : Expect an occasional cold shower and remote or even multi-share accommodation, and public transportation or train ride without shower on board…Remember though, this is all part of your CET authentic travel experience!
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : Expect to rough it here and there. This may mean a packed public bus, very remote and rustic accommodation, and no access to western-style food.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : You are totally off the beaten track with none of the comforts of home, and are exposed to a totally foreign culture to what you are accustomed ... Sounds fantastic, doesn't it!
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Day 1: Hong Kong-Xi'an

You will take a flight from Hong Kong and when you arrive Xi’an airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel.

Stay overnight in Xi'an.

Meals:


Day 2: Xi'an

This morning, we will go to the [Banpo Museum]. There you may find out a lot of precious unearthed cultural relics and artworks, displaying the prehistoric civilization. Next stop will be the [Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum] that located at the east of Xi’an city is famous to the whole world for life-sized terra-cotta warriors and horses. Now three pits of terra-cotta warriors and horses are excavated and will show you how magnificent the structure of Emperor Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum was. Later this evening you may choose local special Dumpling Dinner and the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Stay overnight in Xi'an.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 3: Xi'an-Luoyang-Dengfeng

This morning we will visit the[Provincial Museum], a striking Tang-Dynasty style pavilion, housing a large collection of 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi. What follows is a visit to the [Big Wild Goose Pagoda]. As the symbol of the old-line Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Pagoda) is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. A bike tour on the top of the City Wall is highly recommended. After lunch we will go to Luoyang city by CRH (high speed railway). Then head for Shaolin Temple by private car, van or bus.

Stay overnight in a Hotel near the Shaolin Temple.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 4: Dengfeng

Dengfeng is one of China's centers for martial arts and also the place where the Shaolin style of martial arts originated. The city has been important as one of China's main centers for the development of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and martial arts. We will get off at the famous [Shaolin Temple], which is reputed to be “the Number One Temple under Heaven” Included on UNESCO's World Cultural & Natural Heritage List in 2010, the temple is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Martial Arts such as Shaolin Cudgel. You can watch thousands of young trainees dressed in the colors of their respective schools practice this martial art. Then we will go to have a look at the [Pagoda Forest]. There are small sealed pagodas that hold holy relics and remains of important monks. After lunch, we will take a short rest and begin our [exciting lesson to learn basic skills of Shaolin Kungfu]. This evening we enjoy a Kungfu show named "[Zen Sect of Shaolin]", where it will take on near the Shaolin Temple with real people's performance of Kungfu, which really can be called a zero distance touch of the art.

Stay overnight in a Hotel near the Shaolin Temple.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 5: Dengfeng

Today you will realize the dream of learning real Kungfu and encounter a physical and intelligence challenge. This morning, you have to get up early to [receive instructions from our Kungfu teacher and practice more Kungfu skill. You will learn the spirit of Kungfu, and try your best to experience the hard and learning process].

Stay overnight in Dengfeng.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 6: Dengfeng-Zhengzhou-Wudang Mountain

After breakfast, we will depart for Zhengzhou by private car, van or bus. Then we will catch a train from Zhengzhou to Wudang Mountain. The train ride is about 10 hours. You may relax onboard and enjoy everything along the way and we will arrive at Wudang Mountain in the evening or late at night.

Stay overnight in Wudang Mountain.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 7: Wudang Mountain

Wudang Mountain, located in Shiyan in western Hubei, is both a famous scenic spot and the Taoist Holy Land in China, which is best known as the birthplace of Wudang martial arts. This morning we will [take a cable to climb the Wudang Mountain], enjoying the fantastic scenery from the foot to top. We will get off the cable at the top and visit the [Gold Hall]. Built on the mountain in 1416, it represents advanced Chinese architectural style and building techniques. After lunch, we will continue to the [Nanyan Palace], listed as the national cultural relic as a famous Taoism palace. Next we will drive to the magnificent ancient architecture--[Zixiao Palace]. It's the largest scale Taoist temple in Wudang.

Stay overnight in Wudang.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 8: Wudang

Taiji, sometimes called "shadow boxing" in the west, is a type of internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. This morning we will meet a famous Taiji teacher, and [learn some basic Taiji skills] from him. You can [Enjoy a lesson in the afternoon introducing about Taiji culture and do  more practice].

Stay overnight in Wudang Mountain.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 9: Wudang-Wuhan

After breakfast, we will [follow the teacher to practice more Taiji skills]. Later the morning we will depart Wudang Mountain to Wuhan by train (about 7 hours). We will arrive in Wuhan in the evening or at night, and then be transferred to hotel and relax for the rest of the day.

Stay overnight in Wuhan.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 10: Wuhan-Beijing

This morning we will go to visit the [Yellow Crane Tower], one of the three most famous towers on the south bank of the Yangtze River. The tower was first built with a wooden structure in 223 AD about 1700 years ago. The present tower has a height about 51.4 meters (about 168.7feet). It is not only an important scenic spot, but also a symbol of "piping times of peace" in people's minds. Scholars in history wrote hundreds of poems and scores of writings in praise of the magnificent Yellow Crane Tower. The legend about the tower has become a bright pearl of the Chinese literature. Standing on the top of the tower, you will see the vast Yangtze River flooding to the east, as well as the panorama of the huge city of Wuhan. It is really the best place to viewing the Yangtze River. This afternoon, we will catch a flight to Beijing. People say that a visit to Beijing isn't complete without trying the crispy and tasty Peking duck dinner, so we highly recommend that you try this famous dish for dinner. Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant and Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant are well-known for its traditional Roast Duck.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 11: Beijing

There is a famous saying that "You are not a hero unless you climb on the Great Wall." This morning we will drive to the [Jinshanling Great Wall], the less developed and commercial section of the Wall. This historic construction runs over some particularly steep and rugged terrain but as a reward, splendid views are available. This evening, we will go to the Red Theater to enjoy a Kungfu show, named "[the Legend of Kungfu]". This brilliant performance will tell the true and profound meanings of Chinese Kungfu culture by blending Kungfu with modern dance.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 12: Beijing

After breakfast, we will go to enjoy a walk on the [Tian'anmen Square], one of the largest city squares in the world. It is located on the central axis of old Beijing and is widely used as a national symbol. In the center of Tian'anmen Square stands the Monument to the People's Heroes. Then we will go to the [Forbidden City], imperial palaces for the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The city contains 800 ceremonial buildings, 9,999 rooms, and a courtyard that can hold 100,000 people. Best ancient Chinese architectural styles are well preserved here and present an imposing view. Later, we go to the[Temple of Heaven], the place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's blessing for the whole nation.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 13: Beijing-Departure

Today will be on your own to relax and until you are ready to be transferred to the airport to continue your tour or for departure.

Meals: (B)

 

 

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  1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons ≥10 persons Single Room Supplement
First Class Tour $4177 $2820 $2216 $1869 $930
Comfortable Tour $3335 $2498 $1903 $1684 $530
Standard Tour $2746 $2072 $1750 $1457 $340
* Price in every box above is for each person.
* The default currency is in US dollar. Please use the Currency Converter to see the equivalent quote in your currency. Price is for references only, it may vary according to your actual travel itinerary, travel time, hotel price rise or fall, US dollar exchange rate fluctuation, car fuel price change and government tax adjustment, etc..
* The price is only for your reference and it is subject to seasons, high or low.Please send us your inquiry if you are interested.
* The differences between First Class Tour, Comfortable Tour and Standard Tour are mainly reflected in the hotels we use. For First Class Tour, we use mostly 5 star hotels (or hotels corresponded to 5 star ones), 4 star hotels for Comfortable Tour and 3 star hotels for Standard Tour. But there’re exceptions when there come home stay experience, remote destinations and other specified circumstances in the itinerary.

Price Inclusion

  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Centrally Located Hotels
  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Private Experienced Guides
  • Private Cars/Van with Drivers
  • Internal Flights/Train(s) in China
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Travel Insurance

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare to Enter/Leave China
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Tips or Gifts to Guides/Drivers/Bellmen

How to Pack up
We suggest that each person packs up one rollable suitcase with the weight under 20 kg/44lb. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like iPods and mobile phones.

Checklist
It's only for reference and you may not need all of them. Choose from below according to the tour you pick up:
Passport (with photocopies)
Travel insurance (with photocopies)
Airline tickets (with photocopies)
USD cash and travelers checks
Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
ChinaExpeditionTours' vouchers and trip dossier
Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
Day pack for daily personal items
Wet wipes / Moist towelettes
Alarm clock
Flashlight
Sun hat, Sun block, Sunglasses
Insect Repellent
Water bottle and Plastic mug for train journeys
Ear plugs for train journeys or light sleepers
Small towel and swim wear
Toiletries (biodegradable)
Sturdy walking shoes/Sport sandals
Money belt
Shorts for summer months (June – September)
Long pants
Shirts/T-shirts
Warm clothes for Nov-Apr. Fleece, Jacket, hat and gloves
Umbrella or waterproof jacket
Cover for backpack or plastic bags to keep clothes dry
Camera, film and memory chip
Reading/writing material
Binoculars
Pocketknife
First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).


Local Dress
Generally speaking, the dress standard is more conservative in China than it is in western countries. Things also changes quickly, nowadays the young Chinese share the same hobbies with their western counterparts. When packing try to pick loose, lightweight, long clothing that will keep you cool in the usually hot and humid climate of summers. In predominately Buddhist and Muslim regions we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tanktops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites.


Spending Money
Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travelers may drink more than others while other travelers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


Money Exchange
As currency exchange rates in Asia fluctuate often we ask that you refer to internet for the recent exchange rates. There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and MasterCard and other credit cards in most Chinese cities. We also recommend the use of cash and travelers checks in USD currency. Major credit cards are accepted in big shops but they may charge a 2-4% transaction fee. For the small shops and the street venders, they take cash (either Chinese Yuan or US dollar) only.


Meals
Eating is a big part of your traveling in China. Travelling with ChinaExpeditonTours you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally breakfasts and lunches are included except dinners to give you the flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. Your group leader or local guide will be able to suggest favorite restaurants during your trip.


Emergency Fund
Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD200 (or equivalent) as an "emergency" fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control, necessitate a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Tipping
It is customary to tip service providers in travel industry in Asia, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is expected - though not compulsory - and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. Recommendations for tipping local guides would range from $6-$10 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service, for driver, it could be half. If necessary, ask your tour leader or call your ChinaExpeditonTours tour advisor for specific recommendations based on the circumstances. If you have a tour leader for the whole tour, at the end of the trip if you felt he/she did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference. However as a guideline $6-10 USD per person, per day can be used.

Local Flights
All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are all e-tickets. They are issued locally and you will be given the information of them prior to the flight departure.


Laundry
Generally laundry facilities are offered by our hotels for a charge. You also can go to a laundry service center near your hotel to have your clothing washed at a lower cost. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.


Safety and Security
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travelers' checks, cash and other valuable items. Many of the hotels we cooperate with have safety deposit boxes which are the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.


Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. When travelling on a trip, please note that your group leader or local guides has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your leader or local guides will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader or local guides will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time.

A Couple of Rules
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of China but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is not acceptable for ChinaExpeditonTours travelers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. Use of illegal drugs is completely contrary to this philosophy and local law. Our group leader or local guides has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or used.


Health
If you want to fully enjoy your trip abroad, a good health and confidence in physical strength are important. This trip may contain a fair amount of walking up and down steps in towns or climbing mountains. For your comfort and safety, we recommend our trips only to individuals who are comfortable participating in 4-6 hours of daily physical activities and sightseeing. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that sometimes we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders or local guides are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In China pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs as you get at home but they are usually produced locally so please bring the full drug name with you when trying to purchase a prescription drug. When selecting a tour please carefully read the itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please refer to the Physical and Culture Shock ratings in this dossier for trip specific information. For travelers over 70 years a completed Medical Form is highly suggested to brought forth. Longto Travel reserves the right to exclude any traveler from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our group leader or local guides they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group.


Medical Form
It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an "average level of fitness and mobility" is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travelers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own bags at a minimum. Travelers over the age of 70, or travelers with a pre-existing medical condition, are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that senior travelers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our leaders or local guides work hard to ensure that all our travelers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided.


Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. You must have comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalization, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. Please take your insurance policy with you when you travel. You may take other cover, of course, but we require you to be adequately insured before we can allow you to participate in our programs. Your ChinaExpeditonTours leader or local guides will need to see and record your policy details at the pre-tour briefing at the starting city, so please bring a copy along to the meeting. If you arrive without travel insurance your tour leader or local guide will require you to purchase a policy before you continue your journey with us.


If you are covered by a policy arranged through your credit card company you will be asked to provide evidence of this cover, as well as a 24-hour emergency contact number. Many credit card companies do not provide an insurance policy number. In this instance, the tour leader or local guides will need to record your credit card number, as this is required to activate any request for emergency assistance. You should also bring along the travel insurance information booklet provided by your credit card company. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the requirements set out by your credit card company in order to be effectively covered and that the cover offered is of a suitable standard.

Passport & Visas
Well before travelling, please ensure that you have a current passport, with an accurate photo, that is valid for at least six months after your scheduled return home. Also check that your airline tickets are in exactly the same name as your passport.


Please note that visas for China and Hong Kong are the responsibility of the individual traveler. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. Americans, British, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders do currently require a visa for China. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your government. For the most up to date information please check your governments' foreign ministry website. It is important that you check for yourself. For most travelers there will probably have an embassy and consulate in the country that you live in. Please note if you are travelling from China, into Hong Kong then back into China, you will need a double entry Chinese visa. Note that on some occasions people transiting through China on way to Hong Kong have been made to go through immigration and had their single entry visa stamped making this invalid. Do not allow your visa to be stamped if you are only going through transit.

Keeping in Touch
If you need to be contacted while travelling we recommend that you set up an email address that can be accessed on the road, rather than relying on postal mail. Email cafes are becoming increasingly commonplace and cheap throughout the country, and have quickly become the preferred way for our leaders and travelers to stay in touch. If someone wishes to contact you in an emergency while you are on one of our trips we recommend that they contact us so we can get into touch with your tour leader or local guide quickly by their cell phone and they can pass their cell phone to you! We recommend that family and friends don't try to contact you through phoning hotels en route, as our hotels are subject to change.


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