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China and Asia Package Tours
Martial Art Connect Tour
14-day tour of Beijing / Luoyang / Dengfeng / Xian / Guilin / Hong Kong
TOUR CODE: MCT
Day 1 - USA/Beijing
Your journey begins as you board an international flight bound for China.

Day 2 - Beijing
Landing in Beijing, the capital of China, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 - Beijing (B/L)
Explore the landmarks of imperial Beijing: the famous Tiananmen Square; the imposing Forbidden City, a treasure trove of art and heirlooms; the Temple of Heaven's exuberant interior and delightful park setting; and the breezy landscapes of the Summer Palace, still much as they were during the court of Empress Dowager.

Day 4 - Beijing (B/L/SD)
With its various segments stretching nearly 4,000 miles across the rugged terrain of northern China, the Great Wall is truly a world wonder. Today's visit will allow ample time to linger at the site, photograph it from dramatic perspectives, and contemplate the resilience of the ancient people who toiled under the harshest conditions to erect the wall entirely by hand. Continue to the Ming Tombs, burial site of the Ming Dynasty's royalty before returning to the city for a delicious Peking duck dinner.

Day 5 - Beijing/Luoyang (B/L/D)
Visit to the famous Zhonghua Shaoling Martial Arts School with martial art presentation and practice the art with the students. In the afternoon, transfer to the Beijing Rail Road Station to board the overnight train f or Luoyang, a city in Henan Province and also known as the "City of Peonies".
Train: soft sleeper compartment accommodates up to 4 passengers.

Day 6 - Luoyang/Dengfeng (Shaolin Temple) (B/L/D)
Upon arrival at Luoyang, you are transferred to Luoyang Peony Hotel to freshen up. After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Luoyang's landmarks - the White Horse Temple, the oldest monastery in China; and the famous Longmen Grottos, carved between the 5th and the 7th century, known for more than 100,000 images and statues of Buddha carved into the cliffs walls. After which, continue by coach to Dengfeng to visit Shaolin Temple, located in the Songshan Mountains.

Day 7 - Dengfeng (Shaolin Temple) (B/L/D)
Shaolin Temple is famous not only as one of China's important Buddhist shrines, but also as the ancient center of Chinese martial arts. After breakfast, practice the health-giving Chinese martial art with a team of qualified master of the sport at the Shaolin Temple. Cap the day with a visit to the Zhong Yue Temple, where the emperors used to make their sacrifices.

Day 8 - Dengfeng (Shaolin Temple) /Luoyang/Xian (B/L)
This morning, coach back to Luoyang Railway Station and board the soft seat train to Xian, ancient capital of eleven Chinese dynasties. Transfer on arrival to your accommodation.

Day 9 - Xian (B/L/SD)
Xian was the cradle of ancient Chinese civilization dating back to 4,000 BC, and the capital city for eleven dynasties up to the 9th century. Tour the highlights of the city and outskirts today, none more spectacular than the army of Terra Cotta Soldiers buried around the tomb of Emperor Qin for 22 centuries, but hidden beneath the earth until their discovery in 1974. Also explore the Provincial Museum, the landmark Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Ming-era City Gate. This evening, enjoy a dazzling dinner banquet and stage show at the Tang Dynasty Theater.

Day 10 - Xian/Guilin (B/L)
Fly to Guilin, China's most scenic city that best known for its immortal stone mountains and fantastic caves. Enjoy an afternoon outing to the city and the Reed Flute Cave, full of historic treasures.

Day 11 - Guilin (B/L/SD)
Board a riverboat for a full-day Li River cruise. The cruise meanders down streams and through lush green valleys, bamboo groves, and hundreds of fairy-like rock formations. Along the way, you are rewarded with scenes of a multitude of waterfront and farming activities, and the fascinating sight of fishermen using cormorant birds to catch fish. Conclude the day with a dinner and a show highlighting Guilin's ethnic cultures.

Day 12 - Guilin/Hong Kong (B/L)
A short flight takes you to Hong Kong, "the Pearl of the Orient". Now a special administrative zone of China, this former British colony remains as vibrant and forward-looking as ever.

Day 13 - Hong Kong (B)
This morning, explore Hong Kong's unique blend of Chinese heritage and colonial influences.
The sightseeing tour starts with a drive to the Victoria Peak for a panoramic view of Hong Kong Island and its harbor. Then a scenic drive takes you past Repulse Bay to the colorful floating community of Aberdeen, and vibrant Stanley Market, a favorite bargain shopping area.

Day 14 - Hong Kong/USA (B)
Bid farewell to China as you fly aboard your selected airline home.

 

Guaranteed Departure:
Thursday

Air & Land

Land Only

Single Supplement

LAX / SFO

NYC / IAD

      2003
Apr 03, 24 $2,650 $2,780 $1,950 $700
May 08, 22, 29 $2,650 $2,780 $1,950 $700
Jun 05, 19, 26 $2,660 $2,780 $1,900 $690
Jul 03, 17, $2,660 $2,780 $1,900 $690
Aug 07, 14 $2,660 $2,780 $1,900 $690
Aug 21 $2,750 $2,880 $2,040 $800
Sep 04, 18, 25 $2,750 $2,880 $2,040 $800
Oct 09, 16, 30 $2,750 $2,880 $2,040 $800
Nov 06, 20 $2,590 $2,710 $1,890 $700
Dec 04, 11 $2,590 $2,710 $1,890 $700
      2004        
Jan 15, 29 $2,590 $2,710 $1,890 $690
Feb 05, 19 $2,590 $2,710 $1,890 $690
Mar 04, 18, 25, $2,590 $2,710 $1,890 $690
Hotel Accomodations
Beijing New Otani Hotel
Dengfeng Shaolin International Hotel
Xian Hyatt Hotel
Guilin Royal Garden Hotel
Hong Kong Regal Kowloon Hotel  
Above AIRFARES are based economy class for your reference only. Please call us for detail informations
Asia Connect Tours reserves the right to change hotels within the same category.

 

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