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Longqingxia Gorge Cruise and Guyaju Cave Dwellings Private Day Tour

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees included
Longqingxia Gorge Cruise and Guyaju Cave Dwellings Private Day Tour
From US$116.00
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Longqingxia Gorge Cruise and Guyaju Cave Dwellings Private Day Tour
From US$116.00
Escape the city for a day filled with majestic landscapes and ancient human history on this private, full-day trip from Beijing. Cruise past colorful temples and dramatic karst formations swathed in emerald forests on a boat drip through the Longqing Gorge, and then marvel at the elaborate complex of dwellings carved directly into a rock face at the Guyaju Caves. Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide all day and the convenience of included lunch and round-trip transfers from your Beijing hotel.
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.
Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

The gorge is beautiful! Our tour guide Susan was amazing! We loved her! Highly recommend this tour when visiting Beijing.

1  Thank Ampinkrose
Reviewed 19 September 2018
Lisa is a great guide!

We wanted to explore more landscapes aside from the great wall while in Beijing. This was nice. Lisa was our tour guide and arrived on time. Her English is excellent and we had no issues every not understanding her. The eight of us packed into...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Irwin T
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile
Nice Day

A relaxing trip with beautiful scenery. An optional, but i recommend, the hour-long hike. Bungee jumping. Great lunch. Great tour guide. Overall a great day.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 September 2018
A different way to experience Beijing

We had a great tour with Linda as our guide. Her English was great and she has an enthusiasm for showing us natural sights near Beijing. This tour is different from most as it is geological in nature. Just loved it! We were a bit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Footprints622096
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Awesome - Hidden Adventure

Had a full day in Beijing with nothing to do so I scheduled this tour to fill up the day and BOY DID IT! It was a WONDERFUL way to start our adventurous trip. It was a private tour in a nice dependable car. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Nvr2Late2Live
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