- Day 01 - Dubai / Beijing
Fly Dubai/Beijing EK 306 0405/1525 – Daily (7h 20m)
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Walk along the old Qianmen pedestrian street and try the “Diang-diang” tram.
Optional: Late afternoon, you will hop onboard an exciting 2-hour sidecar ride around the city and explore Beijing and its surroundings in a different way.
- Day 02 - Beijing
Visit Tian An Men Square and explore the Forbidden City, the best-preserved imperial palace for Ming and Qing Dynasties. Enjoy a game for your famliy, where the answers can only be found in the Forbidden City!
Afternoon, take a rickshaw to view the Hutong passing by Siheyuan, and drum tower, a local home and a cultural immersion experience of your choice.
You have a choice of 1 of the following 4 experiences;
1. Learn Chinese paper-cut
2. Learn Kite-making
3. Biking through Hutong area
4. Learn to play diabolo – a traditional Beijing game from the locals
Optional 1: 1-hour private class of painting Peking Opera face on a mask
A private teacher will give you knowledge about Peking opera’s and teach you how to paint the Peking Opera character on a mask.
Optional 2: Chinese instrument class
Be introduced to Chinese Traditional Instruments and learn to play 2 kinds of instruments.
Spend some time in the newly renovated Nanluoguxiang Street and try out the local snacks.
- Day 03 - Beijing
Morning, visit Jingshan Park, which nestled behind the Forbidden City and get a panoramic view of the Forbidden City.
Optional: 1-hour private Kungfu Class with a Kungfu master
Continue to visit the nearby Beihai Park, and take 1-hour boat ride on the lake.
Afterwards, we join a 1-hour shadow art class. Learn about the history of Shadow Arts and ink on materials with your teachers’ guidance.
End the day with a visit to the Temple of Heaven, a UNESCO heritage and the most holy of Beijing's imperial temples.
Optional Evening Show with Return Transfers:
1) Chinese Kungfu Show: Enjoy an impressive Chinese Kungfu show about a Buddhist monk and his trials to be kungfu master.
2) Acrobatic Show: Watch a breath-taking acrobatic show, which includes various kinds of traditional acrobatic arts.
3) Peking Opera with pre-show behind the scenes visit
- Day 04 - Beijing / Great Wall
No visit to Beijing is complete without the Great Wall! Choose from 1 of the options below – all featuring less-visited sections of the wall, away from busloads of tourists!
Mutianyu Section – Easy walk with restored steps and toboggan fun
Drive to Mutianyu; Enjoy lunch in a courtyard restaurant and enjoy views of wall when dining.Take walks to enjoy the spectacular views from the Wall. For the adventurous, take toboggan ride to the bottom of the wall!
Evening, drive to Brickyard hotel for a relaxing night in the middle of the authentic countryside villages by the wall.
- Day 05 - Great Wall / Beijing / Dubai
Enjoy the morning in the tranquil surrounds before being transferred to the airport for your flight back.
Fly Beijing/ Dubai EK 307 2355/0415 – Daily (8h 20m)
If you have enough time, extend 1 more day in Beijing. Take a full day excursion to Cuandixia Village, a well-protected village with houses built in Ming and Qing Dynasty.
3 DAYS EXTENSION – THE SHAOLIN EXPERIENCE
DAY 06 - BEIJING/LUOYANG
After day tour transfer to the train station catch the express train to Luoyang.
0815/1253 – Daily (4h 38m)
Upon arrival be met and transfer to the hotel.
DAY 07 - LUOYANG/SHAOLIN TEMPLE/ LUOYANG
Drive to Songshan Mountain and Shaolin Temple, the cradle of Shaolin Kung Fu. Visit the Forest of Pagodas.
If time permits, go to Gongyi to visit the Kang’s Manor. This 64300 square meters mansion houses a family that has flourished for 12 generations. Then drive back to Luoyang.
OPTIONAL: Learn Kungfu with the Shaolin Monks!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 08 - LUOYANG/BEIJING/ DUBAI
Visit Longmen Grottoes, one of the 4 most famous Buddhist grottoes in China with over one hundred thousand Buddha figures carved on the hill.
This afternoon, be transfer to the airport fly back to home.
1650/1820 – Daily (1h 30m)
Shanghai / Dubai
2355/0415 + 1– Daily (8h 20m)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch