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Private The Peking Man Site and Marco Polo Bridge Tour
The Peking Man Site , Marco Polo Bridge
1 Day USD
Tour Code: Duration: Available: Tour Code:BJ-OP-05 Duration:8-9 hours Available:Daily
Overview

The Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian is at the foot of Dragon Bone Mountain in Fangshan District, 50 kilometers southwest of Beijing. It is also known as the "Home of Peking Man" and is one of the most famous hominid sites in the world. Peking Man lived there approximately 500,000 to 600,000 years ago. In addition to Peking Man, fossils of the "New Cave Men" dating back 100,000 years and the "Mountain Top Cave Man" dating back 20,000 years have also been discovered there.


Lugou Bridge was built in 1189 and is one of the oldest multi-arch bridges in the world. It is also known as the Marco Polo Bridge because Marco Polo described it in his travel book as "the best and most unique bridge in the world." It was also the site of the Lugou Bridge Incident on July 7, 1937, which marked the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Highlights
Visit the oldest and most impressive stone bridge in Beijing- Lugou Bridge
Learn about the mystery of the Peking Man in an informative and engaging way.
Visit the Zhoukoudian Peking Man Museum and the excavation site to learn more about this important archaeological discovery.
Itinerary
Day 1The Peking Man Site and Marco Polo Bridge

08:30-10:00 Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the Peking Man Site (60 kilometers away, about a 1.5-hour drive).

10:00-13:00 Visit the Peking Man Museum. The museum has a collection of over 200,000 specimens, including fossils, stone tools, and animal bones. It also has exhibits on the history of the excavation of the Peking Man site, as well as the ecology and environment of the region during the time of the Peking Man's existence. You can then follow the trails to explore the excavation site (about 2 hours).

13:00-14:00 You can bring some snacks on tour or get help from the guide to find a local restaurant for lunch at your own cost. Then, we will drive to the Marco Polo Bridge (41 kilometers away, about a 1-hour drive).

15:00-16:00 Take pictures with those lovely and vivid stone lions (altogether 485 lions) carved on the balusters of the bridge. If you are interested, you can also stroll to Wanping Town near the bridge, an ancient town built during Emperor Chongzhen's reign of the Ming Dynasty (1638). This historic town has become a place for memory (about 1 hour).

17:00 Arrive back at your hotel and end a wonderful day.

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 language guides are available upon request.
Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
Bottles of drinking water
Admission ticket enter the Peking Man Museum, Marco Polo Bridge
Excludes
Gratuity to the guide and driver
Meal
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.