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Private Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings and Wild Duck Lake National Wetland Park Tour
Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings, Wild Duck Lake National Wetland Park
1 Day USD
Tour Code: Duration: Available: Tour Code:BJ-OP-03 Duration:8-10 hours Available:Daily
Overview

Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings is a group of dwellings carved out of sandstone cliffs by unidentified ancient Chinese. The dwellings consist of 117 caves, each of which is equipped with doors, windows, brick beds, horse troughs, closets, cooking stoves, and kangs (a firebox that channels smoke under a bed). The dwellings resemble an ancient castle. The origin of the caves is still a mystery, which is why they are also known as "the First Maze in China."

Wild Duck Lake National Wetland Park is northern China's only wetland bird natural reserve. During the spring and autumn migration season, over 100,000 birds, representing 264 species, stopover at the park.

Highlights
Explore the most extensive cave-dwelling ever discovered in China, a unique and virtually undiscovered tourist attraction.
Enjoy an authentic country-style lunch at a local restaurant.
Be amazed by the breathtaking beauty and unique photographic effects of Wild Duck Lake National Wetland Park.
Itinerary
Day 1Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings and Wild Duck Lake National Wetland Park

08:00-10:00 Your guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby and drive you to Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings (100 kilometers, about a 2-hour drive).

10:00-11:30 Explore the caves and 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.

12:00-13:00 Your guide will suggest a good local restaurant at your preference and pay on your own.  After lunch, drive to Wild Duck Lake National Wetland Park (20 kilometers, about a 30-minute drive).

13:30-15:30 Immerse yourself in the moment of harmony between man and nature. The park is overwhelmed with lush reeds and beautiful flowers. When the wind blows, the view is impressive. Undoubtedly, your pictures will get many more "likes" on Facebook.

17:30 Arrive at the hotel and end a wonderful day (100 kilometers, about a 2-hour drive).

Book Price
Prices vary depending on programs, travel dates, and the size of the travelers. Please email us to get an updated price.
Options
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.
Includes
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, National Wetland Park
Excludes
Meal
Gratuity to the guide and driver
Warmly Suggestions
1 Your guide will contact you or leave a message in your hotel room the evening before your next day's tour.
2 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.
3 Please note that the itinerary is flexible, and we can adjust it according to your interests, the weather, or any unexpected conditions.
4 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!
5 The quoted price is an 8-9 tour price. More than 10 hours may incur an extra charge.
6 This tour is private, and no other tourist will join in.
7 Tips are not compulsory, but it is encouraged to tip the guide and driver if they provide good service.
8 Our tours are not shopping tours, so we will not take you to any factories or stores for shopping without your request.