Longqingxia Gorge Cruise and Guyaju Cave Dwellings Private Day Tour

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This private day tour takes you to visit both Guyaju Cave Dwellings and Longqingxia Gorge in Beijing. You will be able to see 174 amazing caves in Guyaju, which were reportedly carved by an ethnic minority called the Xiyi during the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD). Most of the caves are bunched together in two rock face villages, resembling ant farms for humans. In addition, take a fun boat ride in beautiful Longqing Gorge where you...
This private day tour takes you to visit both Guyaju Cave Dwellings and Longqingxia Gorge in Beijing. You will be able to see 174 amazing caves in Guyaju, which were reportedly carved by an ethnic minority called the Xiyi during the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD). Most of the caves are bunched together in two rock face villages, resembling ant farms for humans. In addition, take a fun boat ride in beautiful Longqing Gorge where you will see clear waters, wooded mountains, curious stones and wonderful karst caves. Lunch, entrance fees, private guide and driver service are all inclusive.
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Stop At: Longqing Gorge, Gucheng Village, Beijing 102109 China

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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Guyaju Caves, Dongmenying Village, Zhanshanying Town, Beijing 102115 China

After the morning boat ride, enjoy a lunch of regional cuisine at a famer's house. Continue on to the Guyaju caves, a...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Longqing Gorge, Gucheng Village, Beijing 102109 China

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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Guyaju Caves, Dongmenying Village, Zhanshanying Town, Beijing 102115 China

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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Entrance ticket
  • Gasline, Parking and Toll fees
  • Entry/Admission - Guyaju Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Longqing Gorge
  • Boat on the river
  • English speaking guide
  • Escalator up
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Local lunch
Not Included
  • Personal Expense
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
You will pickup in your hotel lobby

8:00 AM
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
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 6 reviews

Reviewed: September 30, 2019

Mark W

The entire day was a welcomed break from the hectic pace of Beijing! Linda was a truly fantastic guide a warm person. She made sure we had a “ local experience” from a “step-by-step” history of the area to a great lunch at a local eatery.


Reviewed: July 23, 2019

Martin W

Wonderful day trip out of Beijing with May and her driver from Lilies Tour. Picked us up at our hotel and on our the way to the gorge gave us some history about Beijing and China. May spoke very good English, was personable, and informative. The caves were really interesting and a nice view from the top of the hill. Thank you May and your driver.
Sara Leigh and Marty


Reviewed: July 15, 2019

malexanians

If you are going to Beijing and have more than a couple of days in the city or if it is your second trip to Beijing, I highly recommend you make the venture out to the Longqingxia Gorge and historic Guyaju Caves. What a spectacular sight to behold. The river cruise is nothing but picturesque and relaxing. The stunning flat rock formations covered in green plant life is a natural wonder and will leave you feeling relaxed and peaceful, especially if you have been enveloped in the busy city life for a few days. The caves are a completely different and absolutely remarkable piece of human history. You will be impressed at the multi level rooms that were built at some point in history by unknown dwellers. If you have children like I do (11, 9 and 7) this park will be a complete blast for them. An authentic and delicious lunch was also provided. Want to give many many thanks to our wonderful tour guide Jack that gave us lots of great information and gave us a first class experience. Thanks Jack! So glad we were able to do this tour on the final leg of our China tour.


Reviewed: July 8, 2019

Helge G

We had a fantastic day and were overwelmed by the landscape and nature. The gorge was amazing and the dwellingsb was fabtastic to see.. Our tourguide Linda was fantastic wiht her knowledge and stoytelling she shared,


Reviewed: July 12, 2018

yvonne

There was 3 of us. We had a terrific time. The tour guide was very informed and personable. Her english was very good.
Would tell people to go and try to get same guide, Coco.