Classical China - ENGMARKET

Duración

12 Días

Condición física

Moderado

Ciudad de inicio

Shanghai

Disponible

Abril 2020 / Marzo 2021

Ciudades a visitar: Shanghai; Luoyang; Longmen; Sanmexia; Xian; Lingfen; Mansion Clan Wang; Pingyao; Wutai; Yanmenguan; Yinkxian; Templo Colgante; Datong; Jiming Post; Pekin

Descripción detallada día a día

Introducción

Estimado viajero: ¡Gracias por habernos elegido para realizar este circuito! Esperamos que disfrute de su viaje.

Le damos aquí una orientación sobre su tour con la información que consideramos puede ser de su interés. La información es ORIENTATIVA, pudiendo existir variaciones sobre los horarios señalados.

TRASLADOS desde el aeropuerto, si lo tiene incluido o comprado. Nuestro trasladista lo estara esperando con un cartel con el nombre de Europamundo o su nombre a la salida de aduanas (despues de recoger su equipaje).

IMPORTANTE: Si usted tuvo NOCHES ADICIONALES a su llegada al hotel tendrá su reserva realizada, pero el guía de su viaje normalmente no se encontrará hasta la noche anterior al inicio del tour. Su tiempo por tanto hasta ese momento es libre.

En el HOTEL le podrán ayudar con toda la información que precise sobre la ciudad. En la recepción podrá encontrar un CARTEL INFORMATIVO de Europamundo donde figurarán las actividades y los horarios establecidos para su grupo. Lea el cartel informativo.

Dia

Arrival. Welcome to China!   Transfer to the hotel  and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon.

09.00hrs.- In the morning, our trip  includes a visit round  this impressive city.  We will know the area of  Pudong, located across the Huangpu River, is now the financial district, with its skyscrapers as the Pearl Tower. We will walk around the elevated walkways with a spectacular view of the modern towers and take a local ferry to cross the river to get a view of the scenery from the water and see the city life. We come to the Bund, with its 19th-century European style buildings. Then we will go to the O ld City and the Yuyuan Garden , a private garden that was built during the Ming Dynasty. We will enjoy a  demonstration of the Tea ceremony, t raditional drink that plays an important cultural role in China. We will pass by one of the most fashionable neighborhoods of the capital,  Xintiandi.   Lunch included.  Then, visit  Tianzifang,  a former residential area known for its narrow, labyrinthine traditional streets with its small craft shops and art galleries. We finish the visit along the  Bund  with its old buildings that remind us of the influence of European trade.    

We finish the visit around 17:00 hrs..- You can return to the hotel with the bus or stay in the center (in this case, return to the hotel will be by your means. We always recommend you to bring the hotel card written in Chinese to explain to the taxi driver where do you want to go).  

Distance travelled by high-speed train: 1020 km  
Scenery: Plains, mountains, a variety of scenery seen from our comfortable train.  
Note: The train timetable may be changed. Each passenger must carry their luggage on the trip.   

05.30 hrs.- Departure from the hotel. Picnic type breakfast. Transfer to the railway station. We take one of the fantastic Chinese high-speed trains. The train is expected to leave at 07.17 hrs.-  Enjoy your railway trip, scenery of inland China, large plains, rice paddies, mountainous areas and greenery.    

12.59 hrs.- LUOYANG – LONGMEN - Arrival -. Lunch included. After this we will see the LONGMEN CAVES-. The impressive Buddhist caves over a kilometre long. In the rocky wall of the river, more than 100,000 images of Buddha were cut. We will walk along its base and visit the most spectacular of them, including a boat trip to see them from the water.   

At around 17 hrs we go to our hotel and are transferred to the old city , going in through its impressive wall and where we can enjoy the great traditional activity and its lit up streets. We are shown the life of a small provincial capital of inland China. Return to the hotel.

Distance travelled: 410 KM 
Scenery: Pleasant scenery. Spectacular at Mount Hua.
Notes:  Wear comfortable footwear, above all for the climb up to Mount Hua. If you travel at times of high temperatures, we also recommend you take water with you when climbing in the cable car (cable cars do not have air-conditioning and the temperatures in the cabins can be very high). Sometimes due to the weather or excessive crowding (there is a maximum authorised number of visitors) we might not be able to climb Mount Hua, in which case we would visit Huaquing, with its beautiful gardens and 19th-century palace on our route to Xian).   

08.00 hrs.- Luoyang – Departure -. In the outskirts of the city there is 
08.45 hrs.- Buddhist temple of the WHITE HORSE.- We ask for great respect when visiting this place, which is not accustomed to receiving many tourists and where you will see the places where the monks live and the temples built in the style of the different countries where Buddhism is practised.    

10.15 hrs.- White Horse Temple – Departure -.  We travel towards the mountains.  Lunch en route. - 
14.15 hrs.- HUA SHAN, the tallest of the five sacred Taoist mountains.  We will go up in the cable car (at certain times, there may be long waits or it might not even be possible to visit it due to excessive crowding), the scenery is spectacular and the atmosphere loaded with spirituality.   

17.30 hrs.- Hua Shan – Departure -.  
19.30 hrs.- XIAN – Arrival and accommodation -. We are in the fascinating city where the silk route began.  

Total distance travelled: 105 km.

08.00hrs.- First thing in the morning, we will go to see the  TERRACOTA ARMY,  with its thousands of life size clay soldiers that were found underground. This fantastic archaeological site is less than an hour from the center of Xian.

12.30hrs.- Terracota Army. Departure.
13.00 hrs.-    XIAN.  We will visit the  Small Wild Goose Pagoda   where we will enjoy a  brief Chinese calligraphy course . Later, we go across through the walled centre. We will cross the Muslim quarter there and we will enter the mosque, where we will be able to see the multiple cultures and religions that have left their mark on this country. Our tour will also include  entry tickets to the Drum Tower  where we will enjoy a  short show of traditional instrument playing. Free time.- We will then take a walk through its Muslim quarter and enter the mosque, where we can think about how the different cultures and religions that have populated the scenery have left their mark.  

At around 17:30 p.m. we finish our visit. You can return to the hotel or walk around on your own in the active historic center.

Total distance travelled:  530 km (365 on the high-speed train)
Scenery:  Some mountainous areas, beautiful landscapes from the train.
Note:  The indicated train schedule can be modified. In the train journey each passenger must carry their luggage.

07.00hrs.- Hotel departure. Transfer to the train station. We leave from Xian in a very modern  high speed train  and in less than three hours we will arrive in  Lingfen (expected train departure at 08.08hrs from Xian).  From here, we continue our route in our coach.

11.30hrs.- MANSION OF THE WANG CLAN,  arrival.- The Mansion was built by a wealthy family between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.  Lunch is included.  

13.00hrs.- Mansion of the Wang Clan- Departure.  
15.00 hrs.- PINGYAO, arrival to the China´s best preserved historical city, which has 4,000 ancient buildings and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will enjoy this charming traditional city. Our tour  will include entry tickets that allow visitors access to all the temples, mansions and city walls.

Total distance travelled: 330 km
Scenery:  Changing scenery, green landscapes, small towns, forests and mountains as we approach Wutai.
Note:  Wutai Mountain is a sacred place for many pilgrims; We ask you to wear appropriate clothes and maximum respect towards those believers who travel to this place.

08.30hrs.- Pingyao- Departure.- Entry procedures to the area of the Wutai Mountain National Park. Magnificent landscapes and succession of monasteries.-  We travel to one of the most exciting spiritual places in China.

13.00hrs.- WUTAI MOUNTAIN.  Arrival. This place, situated between green mountains and forests, is one of the centres of the Lamaism form of Buddhism. There are more than 40 ancient monasteries (and a similar number of monasteries have been built in more recent years), which are home to a large community of monks. We will visit  Nanshan Temple  with our guide, and later we will leave time free for you to look for less visited temples, where you can respectfully observe the monks.

17.30hrs.- We will go to our hotel, located outside the sacred precinct, near the entrance to the National Park. 
18.00 hrs.- arrival at the hotel.  Dinner included.

Distance travelled: 440 KM 
Scenery: Interesting scenery, rather mountainous areas with few inhabitants. 
Notes: Wear good footwear to walk on the Great Wall and to climb up to the hanging temple. We do not recommend climbing to this temple if you suffer from vertigo, cluster phobia or have health problems.   

07.30 hrs.- Wutai – Departure -.
10.30 hrs.- YANMENGUAN – Arrival -.  Not far from the border with Mongolia, on a mountain walk, we will see part of the GREAT WALL , we can walk calmly as this is an area with very few tourists.   12.15 hrs.- Yanmenguan – departure -. 

13.30 hrs.- YINGXIAN. We stop for lunch (included) in this peaceful picturesque village with an outstanding wooden pagoda.   

14.45 hrs.-  Yingxian – Departure -. 
16.00 hrs.-   Xuancong Temple. HANGING TEMPLE, an impressive temple built on the side of a very tall cliff, a feat of architecture.    

17.30 hrs.-Xuancong – Departure -.  
19.00 hrs.- DATONG – Arrival -. In the coach we will see its impressive walls from outside and its interesting rebuilt historic centre.  

Distance travelled: 390 KM.   

08.00 hrs.- Datong – Departure -. In the outskirts of the city there are 
08.30 hrs.- YUNGANG CAVES – Arrival - the most impressive complex of cave art in China, with more than 51,000 statues in its 252 caves dug out in the fifth century.    

10.15 hrs.- Yungang Caves – Departure. We travel to Peking. Stop in a service area for lunch (not included). 
14.00 hrs.-  JIMING POST – Arrival -. The small traditional Chinese town that maintains its peaceful provincial life, it was created as a rest place for the mail that the Emperor sent, and is protected by powerful walls. A sensation of “another China”, one that is agricultural, less-developed, more anchored in the past when strolling through its streets. 

15:30 H Jiming Post -Departure -. We have around a hundred kilometres to the beginning of the metropolis that is the capital of China. 
18.30 hrs.- BEIJING – Arrival -.

08.30hrs-   An exciting day awaits us. We will discover the main points of interest in the Chinese capital. We will have a  full day visit with a local guide  in which we will visit some of the main points in the city. We will start walking through the immense  Tiananmen Square  one of the largest squares in the world, and from them, we will appreciate the Great National Theater, Beijing Opera House. Then, the  Great Chinese Imperial Palace ,  better known as "The Forbidden City",  the most majestic architectural complex in China from where 24 emperors ruled for almost 500 years. We will also have the opportunity to visit  Jingshan Park  where the  Coal Hill is located, one of the best preserved imperial gardens in Beijing. We ascend to the top of the hill to have the best views (if the day is clear) on the Forbidden City.   Lunch is included.  In the afternoon we include a  tricycle ride  through the traditional neigbourhood of Beijing,  known as Hutong. In this area we can see the typical life style in these popular neighborhood, visit typical shops and even a traditional house, a Siheyuan, with all its lounges around a courtyard. We will finish our visit knowing the  SUMMER PALACE,  the Imperial House of the Qing Dynasty with its beautiful gardens and lakes. 

We finish the visit around 17:00 hrs..- You can return to the hotel with the bus or stay in the center (in this case, return to the hotel will be by your means. We always recommend you to bring the hotel card written in Chinese to explain to the taxi driver where do you want to go).

Total distance travelled:  190 km 
Note: Sometimes there is a large number of tourists in the Great Wall and it may be advisable to go walking avoiding the delays that may exist in the climb by funicular
Landscapes:  Great metropolis of Beijing leaving the city, green mountains area around the wall.

08.00hrs.- Beijing, departure. Today’s programme includes an excursion to the Great Wall. 
09.30 hrs.- GREAT WALL OF CHINA (section Mutianyu).  Arrival to this spectacular architectural work. Its history covers more than 2000 years. The day will include a  cable car ride   up and down  to one of the most scenic areas. Free time to have lunch and enjoy the comercial area and the Exhibition Center on the Wall. 
Returning to Beijing, we will stop in the  798 th district,  with its contemporary art located in an old military factory. We will also visit the  TEMPLE OF HEAVEN,  one of the country’s largest sacred complexes and a World Heritage  Site.  Before returning to the hotel, and as a way to rest from this intense day, we will take a  Tai Chi class  and enjoy a  foot massage.   We will bid farewell to Beijing with a  lacquered duck dinner included.  Return to the hotel at 21.00hrs. 

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