China Tours | Mountains of Buddhism

Beijing, Taiyuan, Mt. Wutai, Chengdu, Leshan, Mt. Emei, Hefei, Mt. Jiuhua, Ningbo, Mt. Putuo, Shanghai - Four Sacred Mountains of Buddhism 14 Days

Tour code: CF01



Year of 2020: Depart on Thursday Land Tour Fare Airfare Total Single Supplement
APR 02, 16 $2299 $800 $3099 $800
MAY 07 $2299 $900 $3199 $800
JUL 02, 16 $2299 $900 $3199 $800
AUG 06, 20 $2299 $900 $3199 $800
SEP 03, 10, 17, 24 $2299 $800 $3099 $800
OCT 08 $2299 $900 $3199 $800
OCT 15 $2299 $900 $3199 $800
OCT 22, 29 $2299 $800 $3099 $800
Remarks:
1. Land Tour Fare listed above are per person in U.S. dollars based on two adults sharing one twin bedded room, double occupancy and does not include any air ticket. A customer who travels alone is required to pay a single room supplement.
2. Airfare listed above includes round trip international air ticket and applicable China domestic air tickets, fuel surcharge and tax. Round trip international air ticket is based on Air China (CA), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX) departure. For other cities, please call us for the US domestic add-on.
3. Charge for children under 12 (2-11 years of age): For airfare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price. For land tour tare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price if share a room with two adults and not asking for extra bed. If need an extra bed in the same room with two adults, the price is the same as adult. Children 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult fare.
4. Early departure and late return: There will a US$50 per person charge for air ticket deviation, in addition to airlines surcharge for different class and weekend if necessary.

Itinerary

Day 1 USA - Beijing

Board an international flight bound for China. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2 Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for rest and relaxation.

Day 3 Beijing - Taiyuan

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After breakfast, we first visit the Fahai Temple. The Fahai Temple is Ming Dynasty Buddhist temple located at the foot of Cuiwei Mountain, It was declared as a national cultural relic protection unit in 1988. Then we visit Yonghe Temple. The Yonghe Temple, also known as the Yonghe Lamasery, or popularly as the Lama Temple, is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism The building and artwork of the temple is a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles. At last we visit the Zhihua Temple, it is a Ming dynasty-era Buddhist temple in Beijing. Take the high speed train to Taiyuan, Shanxi Province.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Taiyuan - Mt. Wutai

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After breakfast we journey to Mt. Wutai. On the way we tour Hanging Monastery. It was originally built more than 1400 years ago. There are 40 halls and pavilions in all. They were built along the contours of the cliffs using the natural hollows and out crops for support. The buildings rest on timbers jutting out from the cliff, their weight further supported by vertical beams. And then you will tour the Wooden Pagoda of Yingxian County, the oldest and largest pagoda of China. Upon arrival Mt. Wutaishan, you will visit Foguang Temple and Nanchan Temple. Dinner tasting vegetarian cuisine.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Mt. Wutai

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Mt. Wutaishan is one of the sacred Buddhist mountains of China. It is actually a cluster of five peaks of which the northern peak, Yemenfeng, is just over 3000 meters high and is known as the roof of northern China. Today you will have full-day tour at Mt. Wutaishan. Visit to Pusading Temple, Xiantong Temple, Shuxiang Temple, Luohou Temple, Tayuan Temple, etc.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Mt. Wutai - Taiyuan - Chengdu

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Drive to Taiyuan . You will tour Twin-Pagoda Temple, built in the Ming Dynasty. Ascend the pagoda, you may have a bird-eyed view of the city. Also you will visit Congshan Temple. Fly to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Temple.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Chengdu - Leshan - Mt. Emei

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Drive to Leshan. You will tour the Grand Buddha and Linyun Temple. The Buddha is 71 meters high, carved into a cliff-face overlooking the confluence of the Dadu and Min Rivers. It qualifies as the largest Buddha in the world. Finish sightseeing at Leshan, before we drive to Emeishan, enjoy the local cuisine dinner - Tofu Banquet. Drive to Mt. Emei. Upon arrival you will visit the Baoguo Temple built in the period of 1573 to 1620 during the Ming Dynasty and the Fuhu Temple, Mt. Emei's largest temple for nuns and first built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). A cable car ride takes us up to the Golden Summit. Tonight we will enjoy Emei Vegetarian Dinner.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Mt. Emei - Chengdu

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The scenic Mt. Emei is well-known for the sunrise, seas of cloud, the light of the Buddha and the sacred lantern. View the sunrise at the Golden Summit, take a chairlift to Jieyin Temple and then take a 20-minute walk to Leidongping. Drive to the Wannian Temple (up and down by chairlift), visit the temple. Drive back to Chengdu.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Chengdu - Hefei - Mt. Jiuhua

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Fly to Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province. Drive to Mt. Jiuhuashan, one of the four Buddhist mountains in China. It is reputed as "the Fairy City of Buddhist Kingdom". It has attracted thousands of tourists and pilgrims by its splendid Buddhist culture and natural landscape. After lunch, You will visit Huacheng Temple, the first temple of Mt. Jiuhua, Qiyuan Temple, Jiuhua Street and Tonghui Monastery.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day10 Mt. Jiuhua

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In the morning, go to the Mingyuan scenic area by bus and then go to Tiantai Peak by cable car. Visit the Ancient Doctrine Terrace, Guanyin Peak, Natural Eager Listening to scriptures, Golden Turtle, Tiantai Temple, Fifteen Peaks. When it is clear up, view Mt. Huangshan in the south like the screen and Yangtze River in the north like the line. Then go down the mountain by cable car. Visit the Phoenix Pine known as the first pine of the world, Nunneries in the Mingyuan Scenic area, the Precious Hall of the Bodhisattva Incarnate and Dizang Temple.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day11 Mt. Jiuhua - Hefei - Ningbo

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Walk to the Centenarian Palace. You may witness the incarnation of Monk Wuxia, Five-Hundred-Arhats Hall, Dongya Temple. Walk down the mountain and drive to Qingyang County. After lunch, we drive back to Hefei and take the high speed train to Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day12 Ningbo - Mt. Putuo

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After breakfast, we travel to Mt. Putuoshan. People have given beautiful names to Mt. Putuoshan: Buddhist Paradise on the Sea, Land of Peach Blossoms and Mount of immortals on the Sea. You will visit Puji Temple, the largest temple of the mountain and Fayu Temple.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day13 Mt. Putuo - Ningbo - Shanghai

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Today you will visit Fanyin Cave, Purple Bamboo Forest, God of Mercy Cave, and Huiji Temple. Huiji Temple is located on the summit and is very quiet. It has a great influence in the Southeast Asia although it is not big. Take the high speed train to Shanghai from Ningbo.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day14 Shanghai - USA

After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your return flight back to your home. You will be in the United States the same day. End of tour.

  • Includes Breakfast


Tour Fare Includes

1. International air ticket between U.S. to China (economy class);
2. Five star hotel accommodations or local best hotel accommodations;
3. Three meals a day in China as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in hotels and local specialty cuisines;
4. Transportation inside China as specified in itinerary;
5. All entrance fees to the sightseeing sites as outlined in itinerary;
6. Experienced and knowledgeable English speaking tour guide throughout China;
7. Travel accident insurance. 

Tour Fare not Includes

1. Chinese Visa fee; 
2. All personal expenses: Telephone bills, Laundry, beverages, postage and excess baggage charges, extended stay and etc.;
3. Tips for tour guides and drivers; 
4. Cost of any programs and activities unlisted and all activities after leaving the group.

MEALS

Three meals a day for the entire trip as specified in the itinerary.
Buffet breakfast or Chinese breakfast each morning at hotel.
Chinese lunches and dinners at local restaurants.

LOCAL SPECIALTY DINNERS

Mt. Wutai: Vegetarian Dinner
Leshan: Tofu Banquet
Emeishan: Emei Vegetarian Dinner

HOTELS

Beijing............Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing (5 stars)
Taiyuan...........World Trade Hotel (5 stars)
Mt. Wutai........Friendship Hotel (4 stars, local best)
Chengdu.........Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Centre (5 stars)
Mt. Emei........Jinding Hotel (local best)
Mt. Jiuhua.....Julong Hotel (local best)
Ningbo..........The Westin Ningbo (5 stars)
Shanghai......Jin Jiang Tower (5 stars)

COMPLIMENTARY

A bottle of mineral water provided on the bus every day;
Luggage tag and badge provided for your convenience.


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