TRACES OF ANCIENT CAPITALS

Sales period until 30 November 2020.

Throughout the Chinese history, over 20 dynasties have appeared in Central China with some of the ancient cities serving as their capitals, carrying forward the Huaxia Civilization. From UNESCO Sites, sacred mountains to birthplaces and ancient inscriptions, on this 10 day adventure delve into the lesser visited areas of Zhengzhou and Luoyang yet still incorporating the world-renowned ancient capital of Xian with over 3,000 years of history.

10 DAY CHINA TOUR

Travel 2019 01 Feb- 31 Mar

Travel 2019 09 May-30 Sep

Travel 2019 10 Oct-18 Dec

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Includes:

9 nights accommodation

Breakfast daily, 8x lunches, 1x dinner

All transportation with air-conditioned vehicles

Sightseeing and entrance fees

Services of a local English-speaking guide

Excludes:

International flights are additional

Itinerary

Day 1: Zhengzhou
Arrive in Zhengzhou and transfer to your hotel. Zhengzhou is the provincial capital of Henan and one of the National Central Cities in China. As the Neolithic Shang Dynasty established its capital here, it is a veritable pre-historical city.

Day 2: Zhengzhou
Visit the Yellow River Scenic Area, considered as the mother river in China. Continue eastbound to Kaifeng, serving as the capital seven times in history, visit the signature sites of Kaifeng.

Day 3: Zhengzhou – Luoyang
Transfer to Luoyang. En-route stop at Dengfeng and visit the Shaolin Monastery considered the birthplace of Chinese kung fu.

Day 4: Luoyang
At near 1,000m, explore the UNESCO listed Longmen Grottoes. Overwhelmingly depicting Buddhist subjects, Longmen Grottoes are one of the three most famous ancient sculptural sites in China. Later visit the Luoyang old town district

Day 5: Luoyang – Sanmenxia
Transfer to Sanmenxia and visit Guo State Museum and Diyin Courtyard. The courtyard dwellings date back more than 4,000 years and are unique to the region south of Shanxi, where there is a lack of stone and the soil is rich in solid loess, a type of sediment brought in by the Yellow River from the Gobi Desert.

Day 6: Sanmenxia – Mt.Huashan
Transfer to Mt.Huashan. En-route stop to view the Yongle Gong frescoes. The frescoes show Taoist mythology – some of the painters were unknown folk artisans. With their ability and wisdom, they left later generations a world-level artistic treasury.

Day 7: Mt.Huashan
Today explore Mt.Huashan, one of five sacred mountains in China.

Day 8: Mt.Huashan – Xian
Transfer to Xian. Visit the renowned Terracotta Warriors site. This evening enjoy a Tang Dynasty Show and dumpling dinner.

Day 9: Xian
Explore the key sights of Xian today.

Day 10: Xian
Transfer to Xian Airport where tour arrangements end.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel 01 October 2019 – 30 September 2020 or as otherwise specified and for sales to 30 September 2020. Prices are per person in New Zealand dollars. International airfares are additional. A non-refundable deposit of NZD250 per person is required at the time of reservation. With full payment required no later than 42 days prior to departure. Prices are correct as at 12 September 2019 but may vary due to currency fluctuations and are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances until paid in full. Packages are subject to availability. Close-outs may apply. Surcharges may apply during festivals, events and public holidays – please enquire about dates. Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Airfares, Vietnam visa, travel insurance, departure taxes, personal expenses and gratuities are at passenger’s own expense. For full terms and conditions please click here.