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Private Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings and Longqing Gorge Tour
Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings, Longqing Gorge
1 Day From $69USD
Tour Code: Duration: Available: Tour Code:BJ-OP-03 Duration:8-9 hours Available:Daily
Longqing Gorge is reputed as the “small Three-Gorges” or “Microcosm of the Yangtse River" in northern China.  It features clear waters, wooded mountains, curious stones, and wonderful karst caves.   Here the scenery combined both the elegance and charm of the Southern River with the grand and majestic of the Northern canyons.

Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings is a group dwelling carved out from a sandstone rock in the steep cliffs by unidentified ancient Chinese. There are a total of 117 caves and each one was chiseled by doors, windows, brick beds, horse troughs, closets, cooking stoves,s and kangs (a firebox that channels smoke under a bed).  It looks like an ancient castle.  Since the origin of the caves is still shrouded in mystery, Guyaju Caves is also called “the First Maze in China’.
Immersed yourself in a picturesque landscape in Longqing Gorge by taking a pleasure cruise.
Explore the largest cave-dwelling ever discovered in China.
Day 1Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings and Longqing Gorge

8:00 Your guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby and drive you to Longqing Gorge ( about 2 hours drive).

10:00-13:30 Spend some time stroll in nature's beauty and then take the river cruise to enjoy the beautiful view just like slowly unfolded a series of Chinese landscape paintings.  Then we will find a nice place for picnic. Afterwards, start driving to Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings (25km, about 30 mins).

14:00-15:30 Explore Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings.  It's exciting to imagine how ancient Chinese people lived in these dwellings.  Guyaju is generally believed to have been built toward the end of the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD) by the ethnic minority Xixi (西奚).  However, some believe they are relics of the Han Dynasty (202 BC - 220 AD). The uncertain origin and various interesting stories add to the mysterious charm of the Guyaju Caves.

17:30 Arrive at the hotel and ended a wonderful day.

Book Price
Group Size Adult (Age>8) Child(Age: 4-7) Infant (Age:0-3)
1 $ 319 Half Price Free
2 $ 179
Half Price


3 $ 149 Half Price
4 $ 125 Half Price
5 $ 105 Half Price Free
6 $ 99 Half Price Free
7 $ 89 Half Price Free
8 $ 80 Half Price Free
9 $ 75 Half Price Free
10 $ 69 Half Price Free
If you like, you can continue to join our Night Tours (click it for more information) OR Enjoy room service for a nice Chinese Whole-body Massage (click it for more information) by our therapist at your preferred time.
Hotel pick- up and drop-off
Experienced English-speaking tour guide service. Other languages guide service upon request.
Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
Bottles of drinking water
Admission ticket enter the Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings, Longqing Gorge, River Cruise
Gratuity to the guide and driver
Warmly Suggestions
1 Longqing Gorge is open from 10th April - 15th November. Please refer to Badaling Great Wall and Longqing Gorge Ice Lantern Festival in the winter.
2 Your guide will contact you or leave a message in your hotel room the evening before your next day's tour.
3 Many places have already started using E-tickets now. Please bring your valid passport on the day of travel if the sites need to confirm your name with the tickets.
4 Please note that the itinerary is flexible, and we can adjust it according to your interests, the weather, or any unexpected conditions.
5 For the lunch-inclusive tour, we will take you to a local Chinese restaurant and curate all the dishes. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or taboos. If you want to change any dishes, your guide will assist you. You can cover the cost difference for any costs above our budget. Let the guide know whether you want the guide and driver to eat at the same table as you. We respect your custom and choice!
6 The quoted price is an 8-9 tour price. More than 10 hours may incur an extra charge.
7 This tour is private, and no other tourist will join in.
8 Our tours are not shopping tours, so we will not take you to any factories or stores for shopping without your request.