A Short Getaway to Henan

Anyang & Luoyang
4 nights private tour from $2,200 per person

Known as the cradle of ancient Chinese civilization, you will uncover in-depth history as you explore Luoyang, China's capital across 13 dynasties. Enjoy a private kung fu show in the Shaolin zen temple and trace the evolution of Chinese characters in the UNESCO-listed Yin Xu.

Essential Henan
At a glance
  • Marvel at the impressive Shaolin Zen Music Ritual performed by 600 people

  • Dive deep into the history of ancient Chinese across 13 dynasties

  • Learn about the evolution of Chinese characters in Anyang

  • Enjoy a private kung fu show and a sumptuous 24-course Luoyang Water Banquet meal

Journey highlights
  • Marvel at the impressive Shaolin Zen Music Ritual performed by 600 people

  • Dive deep into the history of ancient Chinese across 13 dynasties

  • Learn about the evolution of Chinese characters in Anyang

  • Enjoy a private kung fu show and a sumptuous 24-course Luoyang Water Banquet meal

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Xian and the surrounding regions experience four distinct seasons and a continental climate. Summers are hot and humid, with maximum temperatures often above 40°C, however the monsoon season brings plenty of rainfall to temper the scorching heat. Winters are cool and dry, and not unpleasant for exploring the sights of the region, but cold weather clothing and layers are advisable as temperatures drop to freezing. Spring is pleasantly warm, with gentle breezes and long sunny days, making March through to May the best times to visit Xian. Autumn temperatures are similarly mild; however, September and October often bring frequent rain showers.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May $2,600 $600 plan your trip
June $2,600 $600 plan your trip
July $2,600 $600 plan your trip
August $2,600 $600 plan your trip
September $2,600 $600 plan your trip
October $2,600 $600 plan your trip
November $2,400 $600 plan your trip
December $2,200 $500 plan your trip
January $2,200 $500 plan your trip
February $2,200 $500 plan your trip
March $2,400 $600 plan your trip
April $2,600 $600 plan your trip
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,600
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    $600
  • June
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,600
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    $600
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,600
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    $600
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,600
    Deposit from*
    $600
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,600
    Deposit from*
    $600
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,600
    Deposit from*
    $600
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,400
    Deposit from*
    $600
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,200
    Deposit from*
    $500
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,200
    Deposit from*
    $500
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,200
    Deposit from*
    $500
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,400
    Deposit from*
    $600
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,600
    Deposit from*
    $600
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Itinerary

Day 1-4

Luoyang

Dive deep into the ancient Chinese history of Luoyang, once serving as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.

Your journey in Luoyang begins with a visit to the White Horse Temple, which is known as the cradle of Chinese Buddhism. Opened in 2019, we then make a visit to Erlitou Relic Museum to learn about the history of the Xia Dynasty, recorded among the very first Chinese dynasties. We continue through the beautiful Songshan Mountain to visit the famous Shaolin Temple with a private kung fu show included. Continue to the Forest Pagodas and conclude with a magnificent evening Shaolin Zen Music Ritual. Please note that the show finishes at around 9.15pm and the return journey to Luoyang takes 2 hours.

As the new day beckons, we visit the Longmen Grottoes which contain the largest collection of Chinese art dating back to the late Northern Wei and Tan Dynasties. After a visit to the Luoyang Museum, we conclude with a walking tour of the Luoyang old town followed by a 24-course meal of Luoyang Water Banquet in Zhen Bu Tong Restaurant.

If your flight time on your final day permits, we can arrange optional tour to the Museum of Emperors Chariot Drawn by Six Horses of Zhou Dynasty. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Luoyang or Zhengzhou airport for your flight home.

Accommodation: Christian’s Hotel Luoyang ( 3 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Xian and the surrounding regions experience four distinct seasons and a continental climate. Summers are hot and humid, with maximum temperatures often above 40°C, however the monsoon season brings plenty of rainfall to temper the scorching heat. Winters are cool and dry, and not unpleasant for exploring the sights of the region, but cold weather clothing and layers are advisable as temperatures drop to freezing. Spring is pleasantly warm, with gentle breezes and long sunny days, making March through to May the best times to visit Xian. Autumn temperatures are similarly mild; however, September and October often bring frequent rain showers.

A Short Getaway to Henan
A Short Getaway to Henan

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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