Beijing Mentougou Three Ancient Villages Tour: Shuangshitou Village, Cuandixia Village, Yanhecheng Village

Trip Overview

This can be a relaxing walking trip, requiring you to tour three historical cities in Mentougou District: Shuangshitou Village, Cuandixia Village and Yanhecheng Village.

Itinerary Details Day by Day

Following breakfast, our tour guide & driver pick you up from your hotel and drive into Shuangshitou Village; an early village appears like a phoenix extending its tails. It’s found in the valley bordered by the east hillside along with also the west hillside, about 5 kilometers north west of Zhaitang Town. Walking in the village, you can find stone culture everywhere: stone houses, stone walls, stone mills and stone mortars. Then head to Cuandixia Village; an early village of over 400 years built in Ming and Qing Dynasties with an area of 5.4 square km. These days, many young individuals have left the village and just 29 households with 93 individuals dwelling in town.

After dinner, move on to Yanhecheng Village, which literally means “a riverside town”. The village used to be a fortress built during the Ming Dynasty, as part of the Great Wall in the past, a stronghold between Beijing and the northern frontier. The fortress was built by the Yongding River, or so the name of Yanhecheng. These days, the old fortress, the ancient village, the river and the Ming Great Wall together form a poetic picture of crude simplicity.

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Most Recommended Add-ons / Optional Activities

+ Another day to explore the many classic Beijing old town

Primarily you will go to the world’s biggest city plaza, Tiananmen Square (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace). Then walk into the marvelous “Egg” (the National Centre for the Performing Arts) to shoot some images out of its exterior. Then you will move on into the Forbidden City, the very complete imperial palace in China. Afterwards, cover a visit to the Jingshan Park to enjoy the panorama view of the whole Forbidden City and the Town of Beijing! After having Chinese dinner, you will go to the Temple of Heaven — the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where the early Emperors prayed for peace and harvest.

+ Another day to immerse into Confucius culture and modern artwork

Now after breakfast, you will firstly move on into the royal Lama Temple. It’s the largest and best-preserved lamasery in Beijing. Following that, you will walk 10 minutes into the Confucius Temple– where emperors of the past   worshiped Confucius,  in addition to the Imperial College in Guozijian- an early imperial colleague for high-ranking scholars at history.After having average Chinese lunch, you will be pushed to 798 artwork zone–a artwork place which was built in an abandoned factory.

+ two more days to explore the Early of Heart – Xian

Xian, a cradle of Chinese Civilization, tops high one of China’s most important and favorite cities.

Since the capital of 13 historical China dynasties, Xian is filled with amazing cultural and historic wonders. The Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Walls, along with Large Wild Goose Pagoda, all show you a route into history.

+ two more days to See the world famous city everyone knows metropolis – Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the world famous city everyone knows!

This wonderful metropolis is a historically and culturally rich city with plenty of tourism resources and your China tour is not complete without a Shanghai visit. Let us rock and roll up the China’s bustling financial center of Shanghai – the “Paris of the East.”

Price from (per person)

Price Conditions: This price is based on a set of 2-5 individuals traveling at 3-star course in the low season.

Please note: the price of this trip varies a lot based on your group number, traveling season and tour course. Please contact one of our travel consultants to receive the most comprehensive quotation. We ensure the LOWEST price. Discounts for kids at China are according to elevation. Inform us your kid’s age and height and we could calculate so.

Price Inclusions:

  • Entry fees to all picturesque areas recorded in the itinerary;
  • Typical Chinese dishes suggested in the itinerary;
  • Private local English-speaking tour manual in each destination;
  • Private transfers with seasoned driver between resorts, scenic spots, etc;
  • Arrangements: charges of preparation, handling, operational and communication;

Price Exclusions

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China;
  • China Entry Visa Charges;
  • Outstanding excursions or actions you’ve chosen;
  • Tips & Socialize to drivers and manuals;
  • Personal expenditures;

Service Overview of the Trip

Your experience is everything, so perfect personal service is our attention.

When you taking this trip with us, we will ensure you get the most out of your investment: the best value resorts, superior tour services, comfy transfers and transportation, along with an impeccable customer support.

Our Friendly & Experienced Local Tour Guide

When showing you a tourist destination, there’s nothing more significant than the person hosting you. They have to be gracious, patient, adaptable, have a pleasing personality and speak English well.

Our guides are carefully chosen and trained. We not only assess their language abilities, their understanding of websites but also their personality and capacity to become a sort host.

From the moment you land in China for your departure airport house, they focus on your requirements and being the greatest hosts to you that they possible can throughout the entire trip.

Moreover, they are flexible, so is that this trip. Your manual can work together with you to be flexible should you would like to modify your itinerary. If its a small change they will sort it out directly with you. If its a significant change they may have to call our office to coordinate it and estimate costs if you’re adding on to this itinerary.

Our Vehicle and Drivers Used Inside This Trip

We just use the safe, legal, comfortable and clean vehicle for your trip. We have a fleet of vehicles at our disposal, so depending on how big your group, we’ll provide you one that is the ideal size. We ensure everyone in your class has sufficient space to spread out and store their luggage.

Normally you will have exactly the identical driver every day in town. Drivers don’t speak English, that is the duty of the manual. Their job would be to make you comfortable and safe.

Neighborhood Flavor Meals within this Trip

During this trip, you will have your breakfast to the resort, which are all included in price of this package (only in case you book the hotels with us).

For your lunch regular, foods in good regional restaurants include lots of dishes chosen depending on your preference, and we’ll order more if desire, vegetarian and other special foods no issue. All lunches are contained in the package.

For your dinner suggested in the itinerary, we generally take you into the exact local famous restaurant, like the Quan Ju De Roast Duck in Beijing, Tang Dynasty Dumpling Dinner at Xian, etc..

For those foods not packed on the itinerary, you can ask for some tips from your tour guide in every city and they generally understand where to eat according to your own interests.

Accommodations

We have a terrific connection with a broad selection of resorts in each tourist town around China, therefore we can arrange the lodging at the very best price, from budget to luxury and featured to contemporary, to fulfill every client’s requirements.

No Forced Shopping

Normally we organize one or two shopping stops at every destination. At these shops you can buy real, higher quality local leaders at a sensible price. These shopping opportunities are based on your own desires; there won’t be any driven shopping.

Guaranteed Prices & No Hidden Charges

The tour price quoted for this trip what you’ll cover, even if inflation or a drop in the dollar-to-yuan exchange speed raises prices. We have never raise your final payment, and we never will.

Throughout the trip, no fees will probably be requested except for your private cost and the extra activities.

Safety & Emergency

In the event of any emergency, the subsequent phone contacts are readily available.

Police: 110 Fire: 119 Hospital: 120 Traffic: 112

* Your travel advisor with his/her mobile phone in 24 hours. * Our boss telephone: +86 18211044601 (24 hours).

Why Travel with Us – our advantages

A China Local Travel Agency based in Beijing

* we concentrate in Beijing along with other tourist destinations across China;* we could be together with you every step of the way;* we could provide the LOWEST price for many excursions;* we could deliver the very first-hand destination understanding;* we could offer 24/7 in-trip assistance;

Tailor-made Itineraries

Our excursions are fully customizable.

We can use you to put together an itinerary that suits your precise requirements and interests. Our team is fully capable to work together with you to customize an itinerary on a service by service basis. Simply tell us what you want and we are going to make it happen!

One-on-One Travel Advisor Service

After sending us an enquiry, one of our travel advisors will respond to you in 0.5~23.5 hours. Within the following planning days, you will be working closely to design the perfect trip to fit your particular interests, requirements and budget.

Throughout your trip, they always call you to make sure everything is going well as planned.

No Forced Shopping

Normally we organize one or two shopping stops at every destination. At these shops you can buy real, higher quality local leaders at a sensible price. These shopping opportunities are based on your own desires; there will not be any driven shopping.

Guaranteed Prices & No Hidden Charges

The tour price quoted for this trip what you’ll cover, even when inflation or a drop in the dollar-to-yuan exchange speed raises operating costs, we never raise your final payment, and we never will.

Throughout the trip, no fees will probably be requested except for your private cost and the extra activities.

Experienced Tour Guide & Driver

Our guides are carefully chosen and trained. We not only assess their language abilities, their understanding of websites but also their personality and capacity to become a sort host.

We just use the safe, dependable, comfortable and clean vehicles for your trip.

Reviews of the Trip

——- Original Message ——-
From: Patrick
Sent: 2015-12-27
Country: USA
To: Trudy

Many thanks for your excellent service – the train and airplane seats were excellent and I truly appreciate you help with journey planning.

——- Original Message ——-
From: Daniel Agana
Sent: 2015-12-05
Country: USA
To: Sophia

Dean Wudy was professional and an exceptional tour guide! He was very helpful when we needed assistance with wheel chair difficulties. He also helped us a lot during the whole trip, particularly in the Great Wall. It’s understanding of Beijing background has been wonderful. We would recommend him and the driver Shed to anybody that comes to Beijing. We would like to own Dean and Shed for the next time we come to Beijing. This is a great trip. We love China.

——- Original Message ——-
From: John Pritchard
Sent: 2015-12-01
Country: USA
To: Sophia

Amazing time & Very valuable. Liked flexiblity language assistance & Lunch. Fantastic Men.

——- Original Message ——-
From: Chanlene Jacobs
Sent: 2015-11-22
Country: Canada
To: Sophia

We are very happy with Mike & Chen’s customer service. They’re polite,kind and very paitent.

We’ll recommend to our friends & family.

——- Original Message ——-
From: Hassan Bawa
Sent: 2015-11-20
Country: Singapore
To: Sophia

Mr. Mike is advantage to company. An extremely friendly and cautious person, very knowledgeable. Mr. Zhang is a skillful driver and knows the roads very well. Hope to see them again of our come to Beijing.

Trip FAQs & Notes

Here you will discover the answers to the questions our travelers most frequently ask about this trip. If you don’t find the reply to your specific question, please get in touch with us directly.

1. What is the private excursion type?

Only you and your family, friends or coworkers within this group to pay a visit to the destinations listed in the itinerary escorted with a private English-speaking tour guide and private car with an expert local driver.

2. Is this trip customizable?

Yes. You can either use your travel advisor to put together an itinerary that suits your unique requirements while preparation thing, or you might work together with your tour guide while traveling should you would like to modify your itinerary.

If its a small change they will sort it out directly with you. If its a significant change they may have to call our office to coordinate it and estimate costs if you’re adding on to this itinerary.

3. What is the distinction between group tour and private package?

Group tour means shared guide and shared automobile, cost-saving although not personalized, and also it’s shopping trip, but you can know a whole lot of individuals from the group.

PRIVATE PACKAGE implies we will supply you with a private car, which can be large enough for your group of individuals, along with a private driver and guide for private excursions and transfers as recorded in our itinerary. Private tour is more flexible and more valuable. You may spend more time in places you truly feel like than what has been scheduled. You could begin your tour every day.

4. What is the arrangement of the vehicles for your excursion?

Normally customers take care of the global flights by themselves, and we can assist you to book if you want. Along with the better thing would be that depart the domestic transportation for traveling agent, and they can book the flights or train according to your own time and tour arrangement, it will be easy for them to alter or cancel whether there is any emergency.

5. How can we fulfill the guide at airport or train station?

Simply tell the agent your international flights information and we’ll organize the driver and guide at the airport for you punctually with your name card, and also the agent will arrange each town’s pickup and transfer for you, all you do is to relish worry-free trip in China.

6. If we alter our cell phone SIM card at China?

Normally you don’t need, if you want to generate a domestic call, you can ask support from the manual or hotel. If you would like to communicate your travel representative at any moment you want, tell them you need SIM card, then they will arrange the manual give you the ability to get one when you arrive.

Along with also the SIM card will probably be 5-16$ with 4-15$ phone fee in your card, which will be sufficient for your entire China tour.

7. What is sort of clothing should we choose? And what’s about the laundry room?

Depends upon how long you will remain and additionally the time, from late April to early Nov. that you can merely take some light clothing, additional time, you will need to take winter coat. And you can do the laundry in resorts where you are going to stay longer, and also different resorts have different charge prices. If necessary you can ask the manual to assist you to organize it.

8. What is the difference between shopping tour and non-shopping excursion? Which one is better for me?

For shopping trip, you will be guided to a shops to buy things that you’re interested, but this is not compulsive to buy, and shopping tour will probably be less expensive than non-shopping excursion, but will probably be time price in shops. Along with non-shopping tour you will not be guided to shops for the entire tour, and more time for holiday but more costly.

If you want to buy something out of China, shopping trip is much better, and in case you only want to enjoy the holiday non-shopping excursion is the perfect option. Also you can chose to own some searching and non-shopping cities according to your requirements if you go on a private tour.

9. How do I apply Chinese visa? Will you travel agent help with that?

Normally you need to go to the neighborhood Chinese embassy, also ask them what you should prepare. And in certain countries, they need invitation from China, so that you are able to ask the Chinese travel agent to give you the travel invitation, and prepare several other documents, most time you’re able to get the Chinese visa shortly. And additionally you should apply the visa valid length time according to your travel time, 15days, 30days or 90days.

10. Is it suitable for all of us to withdraw some cash from bank in China? If we bring money with us for your tour?

Should you hold visa card or MasterCard, you can get cash at some ATM, and it will charge you some fee, distinct speed based on various card or country. Most shops and resorts can take credit card. And it’s better that you earn some money on you, also you’re able to alter the money at airport or hotel or bank, particularly for USA dollar or Euro dollar, Australia dollar, and most banks could accept that, but the change speed will change just a bit.

11. What if I get dropped throughout the excursion in China?

If you discover the manual is not with you personally and cannot find he/she at the immediate area, please do not panic, realize that your manual is not far out and he or she is actively looking for you. You’ll be found shortly.

That means it’s possible to remain where you are and let the guide locate you. Don’t move away. This will ensure that you’re found in a timely manner.

If there seems to be a issue with your guide discovering you, locate the closest phone and get in touch with your travel company(neighborhood in China), the team will help you to find the manual at the website. Or you can ask help from young people, because most young people are able to speak little bit English in China, and they will be fun to assist you.

12. How much is Beijing airport into downtown hotels? How far it will cost if getting taxi?

It requires 40 ~ 50 minutes to drive from Beijing airport into downtown area.

To take a taxi, it cost approximately 100~200 RMB depending on the distance of your hotel to the airport. Subway and airport bus state are another good choice too, and they’re bilingual instruction with English and Chinese.

13. What if I get sick while traveling in China? Should I deliver this medicine with me?

If you become sick during the trip, tell the manual or your travel agent immediately, and ask them to bring you into hospital for healing, and most hospital you simply register together with your passport and will get a doctor. Should you grab cold or have loose bowels, then simply get some medicine in drugstores. Should you will need some special medicine, it’s best that you bring enough from your country.

14. Do the toilet match our requirements?

Most resorts particularly for thieves have closestool and shower tub, and luxury resort even have bathtub. The resorts for thieves are at 3-star resorts, or so the facility will probably be useful.

15. How to avoid public holidays in China? And what will occur if come across the public holidays?

Usually the public holiday in China is Spring Festival (floating date), Labor Holiday (1st May-3rd May), Dragon Boat Festival (5th May-7th May in Chinese Lunar Calendar), the Mid-autumn Festival (15th -17th Aug. at Chinese Lunar Calendar), National Holiday (1st Oct.-7th Oct. golden week for tourism), all price during those dates will rise much, resorts and vehicles will probably be 2-4 times costly than usual.

If your journey will be in holidays, for starters, your price will be a lot longer, and another is you will observe People Mountain People Sea at China.

16. Should I tip the driver and guide throughout the trip?

Though China is not a tips country, it will be better for individuals to tip the driver and guide if you think they supply you good company, it is not compulsive but it will demonstrate that you’re gentle and polite.

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