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Longqingxia Gorge Cruise and Guyaju Cave Dwellings Private Day Tour

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    What to Expect
    After morning pickup at your Beijing hotel, travel in a private vehicle to the Longqing Gorge (Longqingxia Gorge), located about 55 miles (90 km) north of downtown Beijing. Flanked on both sides by green peaks and capped to the north by the Gucheng Reservoir, built in 1981, the gorge offers peaceful yet dramatic scenery of wooded mountains, curious stones, and karst caves. During a 1.5-hour cruise through the ravine, feel the gentle breeze blowing against your face and enjoy the view of passing attractions like Baihua (Hundred Flowers) Cave and the Shenxianyuan (Immortal) and Jingang temples. 

    After the morning boat ride, enjoy a lunch of regional cuisine at a famer's house. Continue on to the Guyaju caves, a multi-village complex of more than 170 dwellings carved directly into the rock face. Believed to have been carved by an ethnic minority called the Xiyi between the Tang and Liao Dynasties, the remarkable caves resemble 'ant farms for humans' and consist of rooms of varying shapes and styles complete with  doors, windows, kitchen ranges, and closets.

    After the full-day tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in downtown Beijing.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located hotel in Beijing
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Local lunch
    • English speaking guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Boat on the river
    • Escalator up
    • Entrance ticket
    • Gasline, Parking and Toll fees
    • Entry/Admission - Longqing Gorge
    • Entry/Admission - Guyaju Caves
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Personal Expense
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I booked this tour directly with Lily’s Beijing Tours. Our group of 5 (4 adults and 1 child-age 8) enjoyed the scenery. I wish I had known it would be a little cool in the morning (we weren’t prepared), but after a couple of hours...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank GobalTravelwFamily
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was a great day and an opportunity to see some of the countryside outside of Beijing. The boat trip on the gorge was excellent and my advise would be to bring warm clothes as it gets very cold on the water. Lunch at the...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Angelawyche
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    A very good trip to see outside of the inner Beijing district. Nice clean air with some spectacular views of the gorge as you wind your way round on the boat. It is a long way out of town, made worse for us by the...More

    Thank David D
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The trip starts early in the morning. Nancy has taken us directly at the hotel. The trip was lovely and nancy has answered all our questions. The local food was great.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank adtinai
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This tour was definitely one for the books. I highly suggest this tour for anymore who wants to experience nature at its finest. The scenery was amazing! We had such a great time with our tour guide, Nancy. She is so upbeat and full of...More

    Thank josiegastelum01
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