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Beijing Trip Advisor Beijing to Datong Yungang Grottoes 6 day private tour
Beijing to Datong Yungang Grottoes 6 day private tour

Beijing to Datong Yungang Grottoes 6 day private tour Item NO: 120164

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Customized Requirements
  • Travel Route: Datong
  • Travel Length: 6 Days and 5 Nights
  • Tour Code: BTA-BD-06
  • Group Size: You, your family, friends or group
  • Experience: Architecture Culture Photograph
  • Departure: Any day you want
  • Each element of the tour can be tailored to your individual needs, so please get in touch with us Email: if you would like to make any changes to the itinerary.
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Product Name Beijing to Datong Yungang Grottoes 6 day private tour
Item NO 120164
Weight 0.0000 Kg
Category China Tours > More City Tours
Tag Beijing , Datong , Yungang Grottoes
Brand Beijing Trip Advisor
Creation time 2018-02-23


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.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 Beijing Arrival
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.

Day 2 Beijing 
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 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 night 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. 3) Acrobatic show 4) Golden Mask Dynasty Show.Check all the performances.

Day 3 Beijing 
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 and climb up its rising towers to enjoy scenic views of the wall as it wriggles along mountain ridges and you take brag-worthy photos. After the exciting time, descend 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: After the whole day’s tour, treat yourself a great dinner to taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude.

Day 4 Beijing - Flight to Datong 
After breakfast, you will go to hop on a rickshaw to experience Beijing Hutongs – small alleys made of neighboring quadrangle dwellings. Shuttle among different Hutongs to feel the old Beijing life style, meet various antique shops and small boutiques, feel the historical changes of Beijing. Have lunch with a local family in Beijing Hutong.

After lunch, you will be taken to visit the famous imperial site - Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. It used to be the private garden for Royal families of Qing Dynasty to decamp during the hot summer days. The palace has assembled almost the best design, skill and classic features of traditional gardening architecture of ancient China.Stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and corridors. Feast your eyes on the vast lotus in Kunming Lake and the colored paintings in Long Corridor.

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

Day 5 Datong 
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.

Day 6 Datong Departure 
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!

The tour  price is including the car and driver service, there are three types of vehicles :

1.    Car for 1 to 2 clients

2.    Van for 3 to 5 clients

3.    Van for 6 to 10 clients

We are preparing different type of vehicles based on how many of you when you purchase our tour. The picture of cars below is just an example.

Each element of the tour can be tailored to your individual needs, so please get in touch with your advisor via  if you would like to make any changes to the itinerary.

What's Included
Domestic transportation as detailed in the itinerary
Private English-speaking guide 
Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle
Mani admission ticket(s) to the sight listed on the itinerary – no hidden costs
Free bottled water supplied in your vehicle
Lunch as specified in quality local restaurants

What's Not Included
International flights to and from China
International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
Accommodation - if you want us to book hotels for you, please let your advisor know either via email: or add customized requirement while you purchase our tours.

Tips for your guide and driver
Other personal expenses


The one day tour price is for 8 hours a day, every 2 hours extra will be charged 30 US dollars per person.

Meals may change based on the time and location. You can also ask your guide to change your meals. We will try our best to help you enjoy a variety of Chinese food.

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