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Journey to the West of Mountains (Shanxi)

Journey to the West of Mountains (Shanxi)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Pilgrimage/Spirituality  
Season: March - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 720 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 720 US Dollar (USD)

Between Beijing and Xian there are several superb cultural treasures yet to be discovered by the tourist hordes. Datong is one of them. Can be easily reached by train or flight from Beijing, Datong is home to the outstanding Yungang Caves, also known as the "Cloud Ridge Caves". These grottoes, amongst the finest in China, are cut into a kilometer stretch of cliff with beautifully-colored frescoed walls framing more than 50,000 Buddhist statues, ranging from miniature to monolithic. South of Datong the Wooden Pagoda, precipitous Hanging Monastery and the caves of the troglodytes all make intriguing stops on the journey to sacred Mount Wutai.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Fly or take an overnight train to Datong. In the afternoon, we visit the Yungang Grottoes, one of the five great Buddhist cave complexes in China (the others being Longmen in Luoyang, Mogao in Dunhuang, Maijishan in Tianshui and Kizil in Kuqa).

Day 2: We travel towards Mount Wutai. En route, we visit the 1400 years old and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda.

Day 3: Today is set aside hiking and exploring Mount Wutai.

Day 4: Drive to Taiyuan and fly back home.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All hotel accommodations based on double occupancy, including tax and service
- All meals as stated in the itinerary highlighting the local cuisine with water, tea, coffee, local beer, and soft drinks
- Group airport arrival and departure transfers
- All ground transportation in private air conditioned vehicle with bottled water and snacks on coach
- All sightseeing, entrance fees
- Services of local guides, site experts, and other support personnel
- Tibet Travel Permit.

Price Excludes:
- International airfare
- Any en route stopovers, hotels, and meals to and from China
- Excess baggage charges and airport taxes
- Passport and visa fees
- Items of a personal nature such as, laundry, mail, phone calls, faxes, spa treatments, hard liquor
- Normal level of gratuities for local guides and drivers
- Trip cancellation, travel delay or baggage insurance.

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