Private Day Tour To Longqing Gorge And Ming Tombs With Lunch And Boat Ride - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 a.m
  • Departure Details :
    Beijing central hotel
  • Return Details :
    Beijing central hotel

Overview

Swap bustling Beijing for two of northern Chinas greatest attractions on this private day trip. Visit the underground Dingling Tomb, the mausoleum of 16th-century Emperor Zhu Yijun; and learn about the countrys imperial Ming dynasties. After a Chinese lunch, take a cruise along the Longqing Gorge, admiring the emerald peaks, cliffs, and blue-green lakes of this epic river canyon. Entrance fees, boat trip, and central Beijing hotel pickup and drop-off included.

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Begin with pickup from your central Beijing hotel, and settle inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. Then, view Beijings bustling streets and suburbs as you head northwest toward the Ming Tombs, a collection of 13 imperial tombs set in the countryside.
On route, listen as your guide shares information about the region and tombs, including the Dingling Tomb, the mausoleum of Emperor Zhu Yijun. Learn how the tomb is the only one excavated among the 13, and how Zhu Yijun ruled between 1572 and 1620, the longest reign of all of China's 16 Ming emperors.
On arrival, hop out and descend into the Dingling tomb with your guide. Explore the chambers to see the displays of stone imperial thrones, statues, and artifacts, and view the replica caskets of Zhu Yijun and his two empresses, who were also buried here. As you explore, hear about Chinas Ming dynasty, and the complex rituals that surrounded the burying of their dead.
After a Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, continue to the Longqing Gorge. This steep-walled, zig-zagging river gorge is framed by peaks and considered one of northern Chinas natural wonders. Locals have dubbed it the small Li River for its resemblance to the stunning karst scenery around the Li in Chinas Guilin province. 
When you arrive, ride the incredible Flying Dragon escalator a fibreglass cliffside escalator shaped like a dragon and take a leisurely cruise along the aquamarine river. Lap up the gorgeous views as you sail, admiring the sheer cliffs and rock formations that loom above the waters and lagoons.
After about two hours drinking in the fairy tale-like scenery, return to Beijing, where your day trip ends with a central hotel drop-off.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Cable car

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Not wheelchair accessible