Meet your guide at your central Beijing hotel, and travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to a traditional hot pot restaurant.
On route, learn all about this Mongolian dish. Believed to have originated about 1,000 years ago when it revolved around beef or mutton, it features a coal-heated or electric steamboat — a simmering stockpot — that diners use to cook their food. As its popularity grew across China, the array of ingredients grew to include other meats, vegetables, dumplings, and tofu.
On arrival, take a seat and savor a hot pot using a traditional, coal-heated pot. Let your guide help you choose from assorted meats, seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, dumplings, and more, and dip them into the tasty hot pot stock.
Following dinner, stroll around the Houhai Lake area, home to over 200 bars and one of Beijing’s liveliest night-time haunts. Absorb the sociable atmosphere and lights of the bars reflected in the lake, and visit a foot massage clinic for a 60-minute acupressure massage.
Sit back as a skilled practitioner uses traditional yin-yang techniques to give you a soothing massage, relaxing your muscles, relieving stress, and enhancing your circulation.
Your experience then concludes with a hotel drop-off.