China 2017: Chen Village Training and Tour

June 8 - 18, 2017

   • Train with Chen Huixian in Chenjiagou, the birthplace of Taijiquan.
   • Visit the historical Shaolin Temple and Yong Tai Temple, the ancient city of
      Keifeng, and beautiful Yun Tai Mountain park.

Itinerary:

June 8 (Thursday) - Depart the U.S.
• We will be departing from MCI in Kansas City
• If you are departing from another city, please plan to arrive in Zhengzhou (CGO) Friday June 9th

June 9 (Friday) - Arrive in Zhengzhou, Henan, China:
• Flights will most likely arrive in the evening
• Take the Airport Bus to the Hotel
• Stay overnight in a 4-star Hotel; Settle in and get some rest

June 10 (Saturday) - Travel to Chenjiagou:
• Breakfast at the hotel / relaxing morning in Zhengzhou
• Lunch in Zhengzhou
• Afternoon bus from Zhengzhou to Chenjiagou
• Arrive in Chenjiagou; Check into Chenjiagou Hotel;
• Evening to relax / walk around; Dinner in Chenjiagou

June 11 (Sunday) - Chenjiagou Training Day One:
• Breakfast in Chenjiagou
• Morning Taijiquan Training Session
• Lunch in Chenjiagou or Wenxian
• Afternoon Taijiquan Training Sessions
• Free time in Late Afternoon / Early Evening
• Dinner in Chenjiagou or Wenxian

June 12 (Monday) - Shaolin Temple and Yong Tai Temples:
• Breakfast in Chenjiagou
• Bus to Deng Feng City, home of the Shaolin and Yong Tai Temples
• Tour Shaolin Monastery, the birthplace of Chinese "Kungfu".
• Watch a performance of Shaolin monks showcasing their Martial Art.
• Tour the Shaolin Temple grounds
• See the "Pagoda Forest", burial place of the Shaolin monks,
• Tour Lohan Hall.
• Visit Yong Tai Nunnery, the first imperial Buddhist Nunnery in China, and sister school of the Shaolin Monastery
• Late lunch in Deng Feng City
• Dinner in Chenjiagou

June 13 (Tuesday) - Chenjiagou Training Day Two:
• Breakfast in Chenjiagou
• Morning Taijiquan Training Session
• Lunch in Chenjiagou or Wenxian
• Afternoon Taijiquan Training Sessions
• Free time in Late Afternoon / Early Evening
• Dinner in Chenjiagou or Wenxian

June 14 (Wednesday) – Kaifeng:
• Breakfast in Chenjiagou
• Bus to Luoyang City
• Bus to Kaifeng
• Visit Millennium City Park, a “Renaissance Festival” of Chinese History and Culture, where over 1,000 actors, street performers, and acrobats reenact ancient events from the mythical to the mundane.
• Lunch of Kaifeng specialty “Xiao Long Bao Zi” or “Steamed Small Meat Dumplings or Rolls”
• Dinner in Chenjiagou

June 15 (Thursday) - Chenjiagou Training Day Three:
• Breakfast in Chenjiagou
• Morning Taijiquan Training Session
• Lunch in Chenjiagou or Wenxian
• Afternoon Taijiquan Training Sessions
• Free time in Late Afternoon / Early Evening
• Dinner in Chenjiagou or Wenxian

June 16 (Friday) - Mount Yun Tai scenic nature hiking:
• Breakfast in Chenjiagou
• Bus to Yun Tai Mountain
• Yun Tai Mountain is a Chinese National Forest Park as well as a World Geologic Park and home to the largest waterfall in China at 314 meters (1,030 feet) high.
• We will spend the majority of the day hiking up the mountain and enjoying some of China’s most beautiful natural scenery including Red Stone Gorge, Tanpu Gorge, Wanshan Temple, Baijia Cliff, Zifang Lake, Macaque Valley, Qinglong Gorge, Diecai Cave, and more. This will be a great place for photos.
• Lunch at Yun Tai Mountain
• Dinner in Chenjiagou

June 17 (Saturday) - Leave Chenjiagou and Return to Zhengzhou:
• Breakfast in Chenjiagou
• Check out of Chenjiagou Hotel
• Bus to Zhengzhou
• Free afternoon and evening in Zhengzhou; Rest / Shopping / Massage

June 18 (Sunday) - Depart China and Return to USA:
• Early Breakfast at the Hotel
• Early morning bus to the airport for departing flight
• Arrive back in the USA

Costs:

Shared Room: $1,400 USD, plus Round-trip Airfare to China
Single Room: $1,600 USD, plus Round-trip Airfare to China
  * A 50% Deposit is required on or before February 1st, 2017 in order to hold this pricing.

Cost Include:
• Hotel Accommodations (1-night in Zhengzhou, 7-nights in Chenjiagou, 1-night in Zhengzhou)
• Meals
• Tours and Performances Admission
• Transportation fees
• Chen Village Training with Chen Huixian

Not Included:
• Any spontaneous tours, meals, or unplanned outings, such as shopping, massage, acupuncture, treatments, etc.
• Any Room Service or Pay-per-View charges at the Hotels
Round-trip Airfare from US to China is not incLuded. We are happy to book your flights with ours or provide you all the necessary information to book your own flights. We estimate between $1,600 and $2,000 per person.
• U.S. Passport or Chinese Visa Fees. You will need a valid U.S. Passport and a Chinese Tourist Visa for this trip. We can help you with this process as well.