6 Days Beijing Datong Essence Tour

Grand Word Heritage Sites Trip

1

This is a tirp of Grand World Heritage Sites with 5 sites covered. You will explore the brilliant Buddhist arts created thousand years ago, and get the best highlights of ancient imperial culture in Beijing, currently the capital city.

Highlights of this tour

  • Enjoying a lifetime Great Wall walking tour in Beijing;
  • Visiting the royal Forbidden City to explore the ancient imperial culture;
  • Appreciate over 50,000 various shapes of Buddhist statues in Yungang Grottoes.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from
  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Beijing / Datong
Travel Length:
6 Days and 5 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-BDET-06
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

No documents found.

Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China, rich in history and culture.

Your lifetime China tour begins with welcome from your local guide at the Beijing airport. Then be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is yours to acclimatize or explore the vast metropolis on your own.

No documents found.

Day 2 Beijing ( B, L )

After breakfast, start to explore the historical face of Beijing with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square, now the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Gate on the northern side of the square was the site where Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China.

Stepping into the Tiananmen, you will see one of the world’s five most important palaces – the Forbidden City, a huge palace complex of more than 9,000 rooms where 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties lived. Pass through various doorways in this magnificent structure to admire the beautiful and well-preserved buildings decorated with yellow-glazed tile roofs, white marble bases and splendid colorful paintings. After Forbidden City exploration, take a short visit to Jingshan Park where you can get a nice shot of one watchtower of Forbidden City and take a panoramic view of Forbidden City.

After lunch, drive to the outskirts of Beijing to spend an enjoyable time in the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. Stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and corridors while feasting your eyes on the vast lotus in Kunming Lake and the colorful paintings in the Long Corridor.

Optional activities: 1) You can watch a wonderful Kungfu Show in the Red Theater (Hong Ju Chang) which usually starts at 19:30; 2) Enjoy the classic Chinese art performance of Beijing Opera at Liyuan Theater between 19:30-21:00. 

Tiananmen Square Family Tourthe Forbidden City Overall View

No documents found.

Day 3 Beijing ( B, L )

After breakfast, drive about 70km to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Great Wall. Visit the Mutianyu, a less crowded yet well-preserved segment of the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty. It will more than live up to all of your expectations! This great wall, linking Gubeikou in the east and Juyongguan in the west, was served as the vital military strategic point in the ancient time. Moreover, Mutianyu section is the “longest great wall in China” so far and since protection work is well done here, tourists can now see its original appearance and enjoy the real ancient culture of great wall. Also, spectacular natural scenery in Mutianyu Great Wall always impresses visitors here for its abundant vegetation. You’ll take a cable car to ascend the Great Wall, then hike the most beautiful and interesting part of Mutianyu. It's a wonderful experience to climb up its rising towers to enjoy scenic views and take brag-worthy photos of the wall wriggling along mountain ridges. After the exciting time, descend Mutianyu Great Wall by cable car. (Note: If energy permits, you can hike up or down which takes about 40 minutes to climb steps. Please tell your likes to your travel consultant.)

Continue your trip to Sacred Way, a 7-kilometer-long passage leading to the Imperial Tombs of 13 Emperors of Ming Dynasty. The Emperor, known as the Son of the Heaven, who came from Heaven to his country through the Sacred Way, also would return to Heaven through this road. Take a walk through the largest archway in China and Great Palace Gate and you’ll see the magnificent stone guard of 12 sets of mythical animals and 12 officials. Then drive back to Beijing city and take a short stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to view its famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside.

Optional activity: 1) Enjoy an exciting and safe toboggan ride (about 2~3mins) down Mutianyu Great Wall; 2) After the whole day’s tour, treat yourself a great dinner to taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude.

Bird's NestHarmony families hiking on the Great Wall

No documents found.

Day 4 Beijing - Flight to Datong ( B )

No documents found.

After breakfast, drive to the imperial site of the Temple of Heaven. Originally a site used to pay homage to Heaven and pray for good harvests, it is now a bustling place where locals take part in traditional activities such as Tai Chi, dancing, kite flying, water calligraphy, and others.

Then get back to the central city to hop on a rickshaw to experience the Beijing Hutongs - small alleys made by neighboring quadrangle dwellings. Shuttle among different Hutongs to get a feel of the old Beijing life style, visit various antique shops and small boutiques, truly feel the historical changes of Beijing, and also pay a visit to a local family’s home in the traditional Hutongs.

Tour eads. Your tour guide will transfer you to the airport to take a fligh to Datong(about 1 hour). After arrival, be picked by tour guide and then go to check in hotel in downtown.

Local Life in Hutong
Day 5 Datong ( B, L )

No documents found.

After breakfast, you will head for Yungang Grottoes, the UNESCO World Heritage site to explore the rare and splendid Buddhist sculptures of over 50,000, which dated back to 5th-century.

Later, drive back to Datong city to visit Nine Dragon Screen Wall, the biggest and oldest dragon wall in China. Then there are 2 choices for you to experience the Liao & Jin Dynasty Temple: Huayan Temple or Shanhua Monastery. The former is the largest and best preserved monastery of the Liao dynasty, consisting of upper and lower parts; the latter is well preserved beautiful Buddhist building complex for 900 years history.

Stay overnight in Datong.

Yungang Grottoes
Day 6 Datong Departure ( B, L )

No documents found.

Today, you will move to Hanging Temple for one hour’s driving. Here you have enough time to unlock the mystery of why this unusual temple could stand in the precarious position. After that, drive another 1 hour to Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, the 'First Pagoda in the World' and visit this oldest and highest wooden gem in the architectural field.

Hanging Temple: at the foot of Mt. Hengshan, it sits serenely along steep cliffs. Standing 60 meters high in the air, its 40 perilous halls and pavilions lean straight over the Canyon. Far from the crowd, you can’t help to wonder at the ancients’ wisdom and integrate of nature.

(Please note: Since Yingxian Wooden Pagoda is under maintenance and protection at present, travelers cannot climb up to pagoda. Instead, if you want to visit this site, you can have a good look at it from afar.)

After the tour, be transferred to the Airport in Datong for the flight to your next destination. Service ends!

Hanging Temple

Recommended Add-on Options

No documents found.

Recommended or Similar Tour Packages You May Also Like

Yungang Grottoes - The treasure of traditional Chinese art
6 Day Datong Pingyao Tour Plus Wutaishan Visit

Datong / Wutaishan / Taiyuan / Pingyao

No documents found.

Customize your own China Tour

China DIY Travel
We are here to help you design your own travel experience in China which suits your specific needs best. Tailor make now!
Start to design

Why travel with us...

Personalized service to ensure you're delighted.
Flexible to get more time for photos or discovery.
We time the visits to avoid the crowds.
The food, accommodations, and sights selected to your interests.
Personal tour guide and private vehicle at your service.
More about Us

Start planning your tailor-made holiday to China by contacting one of our specialists. Once enquired, you’ll get a response within 0.5~23.5 hours.

Customize a Trip

You're inquiring about the " 6 Days Beijing Datong Essence Tour "

Please tell us more about your travel plans within just a few simple steps. We'll get back to you with a quotation in 0.5~23.5hrs.

Check Your Tour Inform

  • No documents found.

Tell us more about your trip

Tell us about yourself

Submit