LY05: 3 Days Private Trip to Luoyang - Zhengzhou - Kaifeng

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Day 1 Arrival in Luoyang
Buddhist statue in Longmen Grottoes
You are suggested to reach Luoyang before 11:00 either by train or flight. Upon arrival, you will meet our experienced guide and driver at the airport or outside the railway station. After a warm greeting, we will set out on this Luoyang 3 days tour to the Longmen Grottoes. Before that, you can have a lunch by yourself and our guide is always available to recommend you some good local restaurants.

At Longmen Grottoes, there are more than 2,300 sacred niches and 100,000 Buddhist statues in various sizes created by skilled artisans. Scattered densely on the majestic mountains from north to south, the grottoes stretch for 1,000 meters (1,100 yards) along the cliffs. In addition, there are 2,800 precious stele inscriptions and calligraphy works from the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) to the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) that will provide you a visual feast. 

After the 2.5-hour visit in Longmen Grottoes, you will be escorted to the Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits. This museum has large-scaled horse and chariot pits and also exhibits many valuable historical relics excavated from the pits. 

After departing from the museum, we will drive to the hotel in downtown Luoyang for check-in. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Luoyang - Zhengzhou
Shaolin Temple
After breakfast, we'll head for Dengfeng City to visit the prestigious Shaolin Temple by a two-hour drive. Located in the south of Song Mountain, this Buddhist temple contains imposing and grandiose buildings including Mahavira Hall and Dharma Cave, as well as old trees with thick leaves. Later, you will be guided to the Pagoda Forest to view different kinds of ancient towers in the square with rectangular and hexagonal shapes.

After that, we will watch the excellent Shaolin Kung Fu Show which usually takes 40 minutes or so. Then, we will pay a visit to the Shaolin Kung Fu School. There you can have a close contact with students' living environment by observing the teaching buildings and practice facilities. Afterwards you will have a chance to take a one-hour class learning the authentic Shaolin Kung Fu. Then your 3 days Luoyang trip extends to Zhengzhou as we transfer you to Zhengzhou with a comfortable ride for about 1.5 hours and check in at a local hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Zhengzhou - Kaifeng - Departure from Zhengzhou
Dragon Pavilion
Our guide will escort you to Kaifeng after breakfast, and the duration would be 1.5 hours. Upon arrival, we will go to see the Dragon Pavilion (Long Ting), a magnificent palace built on a 13-meter-high (43-foot) brick foundation. Then, the guide will accompany you to the Iron Pagoda. It was actually not built of iron as its name indicates. The soaring tower was constructed of glazed bricks which may look like metal plates from a distance, and hence the name. After lunch, we will take you to the palatial Shanshan'gan Guild Hall to appreciate enchanting engravings on tiles, stones and woods.

Your 3-day private Henan tour package to Luoyang - Zhengzhou - Kaifeng - Zhengzhou will end here. We will then transfer you to the airport or the railway station in Zhengzhou and see you off.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
LuoyangLee Royal Hotel Mudu New Friendship Hotel
ZhengzhouCrowne Plaza Zhengzhou Red Coral Hotel
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with western buffet breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Airfares & train fares
  • Dinners
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Dharma Shakya from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 03, 2018 15:26Reply
Can we take taxi from Luoyang to Shaolin temple and how much does it cost for round trip?
Answers (2)
Answered by Monica from MALAYSIA | Mar. 04, 2018 21:08

yeah, you can hire a taxi and it costs CNY400-500 for a round trip.
Answered by Dharma Shakya from UK | Mar. 05, 2018 07:02

Thank you for your kind response.
Asked by joe from THAILAND | Jan. 19, 2018 01:09Reply
what the bus number from Longmen Railway station to Luoyang Railway station
1.I will take a bullet train train from Xi'an How to go to the Railway station (my hotel near this Railway station) by bus

2. How to go to Bejiao Airport from LY Railway station ??
Answers (1)
Answered by Eillen from CANADA | Jan. 21, 2018 20:24

Bus no. 77 and 33 connects Longmen and Luoyang Stations. And city bus no. 83 can take you from the train station to airport.
Asked by Emmy from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 26, 2017 15:53Reply
I'm staying at the Luoyang Longmen hostel.
I'll be arriving by bullet train and was wondering if it's easier to go straight to the caves or to the hostel first? How do I get back to the hostel if I go from the station to the caves to white horse temple?
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 26, 2017 22:59

You are suggested to go to your hotel first. And you can take Bus 33/K33 to Zhaocun and then you will see your hotel.
From the cave to your hotel: Take Bus 53/K53 to Zhaocun, and the same bus can take your from your hotel to the cave.
From the Temple: Bus 58/K58 can take you back to Zhaocun.
Asked by soh from SINGAPORE | Aug. 30, 2017 18:06Reply
Weather in Nov 2017
What is the weather like in Luoyang in Nov? Is it cold?
Answers (1)
Answered by Peter | Aug. 30, 2017 19:39

The average temperature in Luoyang in Nov. is 9C (48F). It is a bit cold and may snow sometimes. Therefore, the warm clothes are necessary if you travel there in winter.
Asked by Corina from ROMÂNIA | Apr. 14, 2017 07:54Reply
Is there a direct bus from the Longmen Grottoes to the Shaolin Temple?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kelvin from FINLAND | Apr. 20, 2017 01:31

I’m afraid there is no direct bus operating between two spots. You may need to transfer to the Luoyang Bus Station first. Then you can take a direct to Shaolin Temple. From LM Grottoes, you can take bus no.81 at Baiyuan Bus Stop to JInguyuan Road Chunqing Crossing Bus Stop. Then walk ahead for 140 yards to Luoyang Bus Station.
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