5 Days Tour of Shaolin Kungfu and Hiking

Mount Song (which means lofty mountain), located in western Henan Province, is known as one of the five greatest mountains in China. Consisting of Shaoshi Mountain and Taishi Mountain, it covers 450 square kilometers and stretches over 60 kilometers. Its highest peak, Liantian Peak, rises 1512 meters above sea level. To the east lies Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province, and to its west is Luoyang. To its south is Yingshui and its north is the Yellow River. As the cradle of the ancient Chinese civilization, it has many places of interest and been placed on the list of world cultural heritage sites. There, you can watch and practice authentic martial arts. Many Buddhist pagodas there never fails to attract visitors. Also, you can go hiking there, which can be challenging yet rewarding.

Trip Highlights

  • Fascinating Shaolin Kungfu show
  • Learn Kungfu movements in local martial arts school
  • Ancient Buddhist temples and pagoda visit

Customizable Tour Itinerary

You’ll arrive in Luoyang to visit the world heritage site called Longmen Grottoes. You’ll take an open air bus to the entrance and walk for about 2-3 hours while enjoying the sculptures on the cliff. You can choose to visit 2-3 famous sights within 1.5 hours if you don’t want to take the long walk. You can take a dragon boat to receive an overview of the whole masterpiece. After lunch you’ll enjoy lingering on the Old City of Luoyang scattered with old shops, workshops like Old sewing shops, the shroud shops, family restaurants, among others. You can also visit a paper cutting master’s workshop and learn the skills.

  • Hotels: New Friendship Hotel Luoyang, Hyatt Place Luoyang, Holiday Inn Express Luoyang City Center
Longmen GrottoesLongmen Grottoes

After breakfast, go appreciate the Buddhist stone statues carved into the steep limestone cliffs at Longmen Grottoes. Next, wander through White Horse Temple, the birthplace of Chinese Buddhism.

Afterwards, drive to Luoyang Museum to see the collections of bronze, pottery, porcelain, gold, silver, jade and stone wares. In addition, the Ming and Qing dynasty articles include ancient calligraphic works and paintings, and folk art objects. It shows ancient Luoyang from all perspectives.

At last, do some shopping or taste some local snacks at Luoyang Old Town.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Longmen GrottoesLongmen Grottoes

Drive about 1.5 hours to Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng. Observe the daily life and meditation of the monks and watch the wonderful Kungfu performances there. What you should not miss is the Pagoda Forest, which is a collection of ancient masonry architecture, sculpture, calligraphy and painting art. It is the tomb of the abbot of shaolin temple in all dynasties or the monks who have made achievements and contributions and also known as the "ancient pagoda art museum.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Chanwu Hotel, Yongtai Jingshe Hotel
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After breakfast, be ready to experience the Chinese Kungfu on your own. You will learn to acquire some real Kungfu skills under the guidance of a professional teacher. The teacher will show you the complete movements of Kungfu and then teach you the movements one by one. Usually the lesson takes about 4 hours. You can choose to spend less time based on your needs.

You will be transferred back to Luoyang after the lesson.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Hyatt Place Luoyang, New Friendship Hotel Luoyang, Christian's Hotel
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Today is your departure day. Pack your bag and wait for the guide at the hotel lobby at the confirmed time. The guide will help you with the train station/airport check-in. Wave your hands at the check-in gate.

  • Meals: Breakfast,
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Price Includes

  • In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
  • Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
  • Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
  • Your own English-speaking guide service.
  • Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.

Price Excludes

  • International transportation.
  • Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


This tour is tailor-made and we can tailor to meet your reqeusts. Your personal travel consultant will contact you within 24 working hours!


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