2-Day Luoyang Private Tour: Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple, Shaolin Temple
Discover the highlights of Luoyang with a private guide during a 2-day sightseeing tour. See three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple, Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest. You’ll also watch a kung-fu performance that displays amazing martial arts moves; Eat at the restaurant where the locals go. This private tour includes two lunches, private transportation, entrance tickets, and hotel pickup and drop-off, you can choose to end your tour in Zhengzhou or Luoyang.ItineraryDay 1: Longmen Grottoes - White Horse Temple Stop At:
Longmen Grottoes, Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000 China
Your guide and driver will meet you in your hotel's lobby in Luoyang.
The tour begins at the Longmen Grottoes. Densely scattered along the cliffs on both banks of Yi River, Longmen Grottoes is one of the four great grottoes in China. The construction started from 493 AD of the Northern Wei Dynasty when Emperor Xiaowendi moved the capital to Luoyang and lasted for more than 400 years. Now there are 2,345 caves with 2,680 statues, over 70 stupas and 2,680 inscribed stone tablets.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
White Horse Temple, Baima Si Lu, Luoyang 471013 China
Stop at a local restaurant for lunch. After that, you will continue to explore the White Horse Temple.
The White Horse Temple, patronized in 68 CE by Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han Dynasty’s capital, is the first Buddhist temple to be built in China. Explore the halls and pavilions with your guide, hearing stories about the Buddhism history and culture.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Luoyang.
Duration: 1 hour
No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Luoyang - Shaolin Temple -Pagoda Forest Stop At:
Monastero Shaolin (Shaolin Temple), Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000 China
You driver and tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and take you to visit the world famous Shaolin Temple.
You will witness the real Kungfu performed by Shaolin monks. Explore the Shaolin Temple which was first constructed in 495 A.D. Later, Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-557) had the temple built to accommodate the Indian master Batuo. As Chinese Kungfu also originated from Shaolin Temple, it has been recognized as the origin of Chan Buddhism and the cradle of Kungfu. Get you know the histories and related stories about Shaolin Temple - culture, people and soul.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Pagoda Forest of Shaolin Temple, West of Shaolin Temple, Dengfeng 450000 China
Afterwards, you will explore the Pagoda Forest which is a concentration of tomb pagodas for eminent monks and abbots of the temple.
There are more than 240 tomb pagodas of various sizes from the Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties (618-1911), making it the biggest pagoda forest in China.
After tour finished, you can choose to end your tour in Luoyang or Zhengzhou.
Please note: This tour doesn't include the accommodation, please book at your own expense.
Duration: 30 minutes
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 2 Days
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from you hotel in Luoyang ,please provide hotel information when make booking
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.