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China Martial Arts Tour


Led by martial arts master, Shi Yanming
Abbot of USA Shaolin Temple

Departure Date: Aug. 28, 2005

Tour Cost: $2,300 short trip (10 days);

                     $2,890 long trip (16 days).

A.  Tour Itinerary

Aug 28 New York & LAX/Vancouver/Beijing

Fly Canadian Airlines CP629 (7:42am/10:45am) from JFK, LAX, SFO and other cities to Vancouver. Connect CP 29 (12:50pm/3:10pm) to Beijing.

       29 Arrive Beijing (D)

Arrive Beijing in the afternoon at 3:10pm. Our local representatives will meet you at the airport and escort the group to 4 star China Resources Hotel.

Group members arrive in Beijing today with different schedules and transfer by themselves from airport to China Resources Hotel to meet the group. Early check-in is allowed.

(China Resources Hotel: Add: 35 Jian Guo Road, Beijing. Tel: (10) 85772233 Fax: (10) 85785668)

       30 Beijing (B, L, D)

The group visits the Great Wall on the north mountains, and magnificent Tiananmen Square after a grand renovation and the formal royal palace ?magnificent Forbidden City.

       31 Beijing/Zhengzhou (B, L, D)

Fly CA 1325 (1:10pm/2:15pm) to Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province. Meet at the airport and escorted to your Minhang Hotel. Sightseeing and shopping in the afternoon.

Sept 01 Zhengzhou (B, L, D)

Attending Shaolin International Martial Arts Festival on the opening ceremony. Join the competition and watching the martial arts performances everywhere.

       02 Zhengzhou/Shaolin Temple (B, L, D)

Escorted to Shaolin by private bus, then the rest days will be on your own training session in the Shaolin Temple.

       03--04 Shaolin (B, L, D)

Learning Martial arts from the Shaolin masters, tour Shaolin Temple, local martial arts schools with tens of thousands of students. During this Shaolin International Martial Arts Festival, there would be other activities available, such as martial arts competition, fair, performances, etc.

       05 Shaolin Shaolin/Zhengzhou/Beijing (B, L, D)

The group is divided into two groups. The short trip group will transfer to Zhengzhou airport, and then take flight CZ 3175 (4:30pm/5:30pm) to Beijing. Escort to China Resources Hotel for overnight.

       06 Shaolin/Zhengzhou/Xiangfan (B, L, D) Beijing/US (B)

The short trip group will fly Canadian Airlines flight CP30 (4:45p/12:20p) to Vancouver. Then connect CP 6290 (2:30p/10:58p) back to New York and other flight back to Los Angeles.

The long trip group will transfer to Zhengzhou. And then take overnight train T603 leaving at 9:40pm (hard sleeper, there is no soft sleeper on this train) to Xiangfan.

       07  Xiangfan/Mt. Wudang (B, L, D)

Arrive Xiangfan City at 6:48am, transfer to Mt. Wudang. Check in Jiulong (Nine-Dragon) Villa, the best in town. Afternoon activities: visit schools, sightseeing, film making, etc.

       08  Mt. Wudang (B, L, D)

Guided sightseeing, videotaping, visit martial arts schools, etc.

       09  Mt. Wudang/Xiangfan/Xian (B, L, D)

    The long trip group in daytime continue sightseeing and visiting. Afternoon transfer to Xiangfan to take overnight train T212 leaving at 10:19pm (comfortable soft sleeper) to Xian.

       10  Arrive Xian (B, L, D)

    Long trip group arrives in Xian at 12:51pm, transfer to 4 star Lee Garden Hotel. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent ancient city wall surrounding the city.

       11  Xian (B, L, D)

    Visit Terra Cotta Warriors, Huaqing Hot Springs. Visit open markets in the afternoon.

       12  Xian/Beijing/Vancouver/New York and LAX (B)

Morning flight WH 2109 (11:05am/12:30pm) to Beijing. Transfer to Canadian Airlines CP30 (4:45p/12:20p) to Vancouver. Then connect CP 6290 (2:30p/10:58p) back to New York. You will arrive home at the same day.

B.  Inclusions

  1. Round trip international air tickets from San Francisco or Los Angeles (unless land only);
  2. 3 and 4 star tourist hotels or best available in town;
  3. Three meals daily with Western style brreakfast buffet, China lunches and dinners;
  4. Sightseeing with good English speaking tour guides;
  5. Air and ground transportation between cities;
  6. Round trip transfers in each city.

C. Exclusions

    Airport taxes in China ($6-$9 per air port in Chinese money, to be paid at the airport);
    China visa application;
    Travel insurance;

D.  Notes

    Non-US citizens or non-permanent residents should get a visa to Canada.

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