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5 Days 4 Nights Luoyang and Xian Tour
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Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Luoyang Arrival

Welcome to Luoyang, an entrance city to the Shaolin Temple. Today is for your own arrangement. Feel free to ask your tour guide for advice. He or she will accompany you to your hotel and answer your questions about Luoyang and China.

Day 2 Shaolin Temple Kungfu Tour

You will drive to the Shaolin Temple to delve into the world of Kungfu Today.

Shaolin Temple
There is an old saying in China “All kinds of martial arts originated in the Shaolin Temple”. For thousands of years, thousands of martial students go to the Shaolin Temple for their Kungfu Dreams. During your stay in the temple, you will see a Kungfu show and learn the basic Kungfu gestures.
Day 3 Longmen Grottoes

You will drive back to Luoyang for sightseeing and take a train to Xian after today’s sightseeing.

Longmen Grottoes
The carving project of Longmen Grottoes lasted for over 500 years. The grottoes reflect the development and changes of ancient Chinese politic, economy, religion and culture. The UNESCO listed the Long Grottoes as a world heritage site in 2000.
White Horse Temple
White Horse Temple is the first monastery built by the government after the introduction of Buddhism into China. It is known as "the first ancient Buddhist temple in China". 
Day 4 Terracotta Army and the Wall
Terracotta Army
There are three major exhibition vaults in the Terracotta Army Museum. The exhibitions in vault 1 are 6000 terracotta chariots or infantry squads. Vault 2 consists of chariots, archers and cavalries. And vault 3 plays a role of headquarters, where houses commanders and senior officers in the army.
Ancient City Wall
Built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644 AD), the City Wall in Xian are one of the best-preserved ancient city wall sections in China. Standing on the top of the city wall, tourists can have a bird view of the city of Xian. Cycling on the city wall is a very popular tourist activity.
Muslim Quarter
The Muslim Quarter has become the best places to try street food and buy souvenirs since late 1990s. The noodles, roasted mutton or beef, pancakes, dried fruits, and dumplings are the recommended street foods. The handicrafts, such as paper cuts, embroideries and shadow plays are popular souvenirs.
Day 5 Xian Museum and Pagoda Tour
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
With a history of over 1400 years, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda witnessed how Buddhism was introduced to China from India. The Buddhist scriptures, carvings, murals, paintings and calligraphy works are major collections in the pagoda.
Shannxi History Museum
Opened in 1991, the Shaanxi History Museum is the first modern national museum in the history of China. Over 1.7 million pieces of ancient relics are collected in the museum. The oldest one of them have a history of over one million years.

Your tour guide will help you board on your train or flight after today’s sightseeing. Hope you enjoyed this 5-day short trips. Best regards!

Price: What’s Included & What’s Excluded

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The above price is based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on travel date, group size, hotel class, program in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.

What’s Included?

Experienced drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
Professional licensed English-speaking local guide
Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
Domestic flights (economy class) or high-speed trains (second class) listed in the itinerary
Admission tickets, activities, meals listed in the itinerary
Accident insurance
Our service from tour planning, handling, operational and finishing your trip

What’s Excluded?

International airfares
Entry visa fees
Personal expenses
Single room supplement
Recommended optional activities
Arrival/departure flights or train on the first and last day
Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

Important Trip Notes for Booking a Private China Tour

How do I book a private China tour?
It is very simple to book a private China tour. Select the tour you are interested, and click “Make an Enquiry for Free”. Tell us your demands and likes while submitting the form. During this process, you don’t need to pay immediately. After sending us your requirements, one of our professional travel experts will get back to you within 0.5 to 24 hours. When all the information have confirmed, then you make the deposit. Please feel free to contact the travel expert directly if you have any questions prior to booking.
Extend Your China Tour
The above itinerary is the sample one that most travelers would go like that. The tour can be customized based on your likes, interests and budget. At the same time, if you want to extend this tour, just tell us your favored destinations and things to do. Our professional travel experts will redesign the trip totally for you and your group at the best price. Tell us your ideas now >>
In a private tour, it means you will transfer to the tourist attractions in one city by private vehicle. The private car we selected is spacious, comfortable and air-conditioned. And the driver we use are very experienced. As for traveling between two destinations, we use domestic flights (economy seat) or high speed trains (second class seat, usually less than 6 hours). The local guides and drivers will pick you up at the airport/train stations, and escort you to the hotel.
“B” stands for breakfast. You will have it at your hotel in the morning.
“L” stands for lunch. The restaurants we will arrange for you are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. All are in good sanitary conditions. Your guide will assist you with ordering the dishes.
“D” means dinner. All dinners are excluded in the itinerary. You have the chance to taste some authentic Chinese food and local snacks.
If you have special dietary requirements (vegetarian, halal, kosher, Indian, or gluten-free), please let us know before your booking. We will try our best to take care of you.

Accommodation & Hotel Condition for Your China Tour

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Have a good sleep everyday is very important during your China tour. In a private tour, you can decide on your own which hotel class you want - luxury 5 star, comfortable 4-star or economic 3-star.
All the hotels in each destination we selected are at good location, close to commercial street or tourist attractions. And, all the hotels we use have a business relationship for many years and they have windows, air-conditioners, hot water, showers, wifi... (except for basic accommodation condition when travel to Mount Everest) to ensure you luxury and comfortable sleep experience. The staff can speak English and they will provide you the high quality service. If you have any requirements, you can ask them to help.

Photo Gallery for This Itinerary

  • Day1- Welcome to Luoyang, an entrance city to the Shaolin Temple.
  • Day2- Shaolin Temple is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Martial Arts.
  • Day3- Longmen Caves, being regarded as one of the three most famous grottoes in China
  • Day3- White Horse Temple, with a history of over 1900 years, is regarded as the
  • Day4- The Terracotta Warriors and Horses--- one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world
  • Day4- The Muslim Quarter is very famous for its abundant delicious local Xian snacks and rich culture of ancient immigration.
  • Day4- Xian ancient city wall exhibits the “complete features of the rampart architecture of feudal society”.
  • Day5- Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2014, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is and landmark on the ancient Silk Road
  • Day5- Shaanxi History Museum, an artistic hall displays Shaanxi history, culture and Chinese ancient civilization.

What Travelers are Saying about This Tour

Let’s see what our customers said about the above trip and you can browse the recent reviews and opinions on tour arrangements, tour guides, drivers/cars, attractions, dining, hotels... And, you can learn from their detailed itineraries for further planning your China tour! Read and get inspired now!
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Reviewed on Dec. 2022
Wonderful Experience
Very professional and knowledgeable. Could not of asked for better planning. The explanations were detailed and interesting. The local restaurant choices were delicious. When asked to be flexible or help with plans outside the scheduled tour they were very happy to accommodate. Highly recommend and very very happy with this tour!
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Mouhannad A
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Reviewed on Nov. 2022
Memorable trip!!!
One of the best trips I ever had, I give five stars for the professionalism and good itinerary. I had a great informatory trip. The guide was very knowledgeable with all part of and the city. His historic background is rich and coming from the heart. Our driver was very careful and patient with traffic and both were very prompt. Food was ok and service was good. I highly recommend this travel agency, if you go to China make sure to use them.
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Reviewed on Oct. 2022
Amazing trip in China
We had an amazing time in each place we visited. If we come back to China we will definitely use this travel agency again. We couldn’t fault any part of our trip!
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Reviewed on Oct. 2022
Excellent Service
We used Asia Odyssey Travel to plan our 2 week itinerary within China. They booked all hotels, flights, cars and guides. The organisation and execution of the plan was excellent and we were well looked after. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed on Aug. 2022
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Reviewed on July 2022
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