1. Admission fees: to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary;
2. Meals: all meals as specified in the itinerary;
3. Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide;
4. Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified;
5. The domestic flight from Jiayuguan to Lanzhou, and the flight from Xining to Xi’an;
6. The train transfer from Turpan to Dunhuang and from Lanzhou to Xining;
7. Accommodations: hotels/cruises based on double/single occupancy as specified;
8. Government taxes & fees;
9. Arrangement: planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
1. International flights to/from China, as well as transportation to/from the above city (For LandOnly);
2. China visa fees;
3. Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature;
4. Our tour package does not include Travel Insurance. Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip to against any unforeseen circumstance.
Urumqi – Xinjiang Hongfu Luxemon Hotel or similar
Turpan – Turpan Huozhou Hotel or similar
Dunhuang – Fuguo Hotel or similar
Jiayuguan – Jiugang Hotel or similar
Lanzhou – Legend Hotel or similar
Xining – Xingding’an Hotel or similar
Xi`an – Sheraton Xi`an Hotel or similar
The prices listed above are in US dollars, per person, based on the double occupancy.
The prices shown above are not valid during the China’s National Day Holiday, Chinese Spring Festival and some large exhibitions like Canton Fair.
Some tour packages feature few shopping stops in the itinerary, each factory /store visit takes approximately 45 minutes. No min purchase needed.
Fly to China from your hometown. You will arrive in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Upon arrival at Urumqi, an oasis city in Uygur. You will be greeted by our tour guide and transferred to check in at your luxurious hotel where you are at your leisure to relax and enjoy the evening.
Visit the Lake of Heaven (include the pleasure boat) after breakfast, which is at an elevation of 6435 feet above sea level. It is a beautiful highland lake, flanked by rugged pines and cypresses, and with clear waters that reflect the surrounding mountains. In winter, it provides an ideal alpine skating rink. Back to the City afternoon, and visit the Grand Xinjiang Regional Museum and stroll around the Erdaoqiao International Grand Bazaar.
After breakfast, drive about 2.5 hours to Turpan. Upon arrival, visit the Ruins of Jiaohe City, which was once an important garrison town on the Silk Road, built by the old Cheshi people in Qin dynasty and Han dynasty. Then, visit the famous Karez Well, the grand underground irrigation system created by ancient local people.
Turpan is famous throughout China for its big and sweet grapes. Today you’ll visit the Grape Valley to taste the sweet grapes. Besides, visit the Flaming Hill, or the Red Mountains, which are mainly composed of red sandstone. With an altitude of 831.7 meters, the dragon-like grand mountain lies in the northeast of Turpan. Then take the Bullet Train to Dunhuang (about 4 hours). Bullet Train is the most popular transportation in China with high speed, comfortable seats, and guaranteed safety. Upon arrival at Dunhuang, our tour guide will pick you up and transfer to your Hotel in Dunhuang.
During the Han and Tang dynasties, Dunhuang was a major point of interchange between China and the outside world, a stopping off post for both incoming and outgoing trading caravans. Visit the Mogao Caves – the World Art Treasure House. It is the world’s most important sites of ancient Buddhist culture. The grottoes, also know as Caves of the Thousand Buddha, preserve nearly a thousand years of Buddhist cave temple architecture, clay sculpture, mural paintings, and manuscripts, dating from the 5th to the 14th centuries. Afterward, visit the Echoing Sand Mountains and Crescent Moon Lake. You can experience a short camel ride along the trip from Echoing Sand Mountains to Crescent Moon Lake.
In the morning, drive about 4.5 hours to Jiayuguan City. Upon arrival, visit Jiayuguan Pass, the west starting point of Great Wall in Ming Dynasty followed by visiting Overhanging Great Wall.
After breakfast, take a flight to Lanzhou. Upon arrival, visit the Iron Bridge and the Statue of Mother Yellow River, as well as the Waterwheel Garden.
After breakfast, visit the White Pagoda Park. Then drive to Liujiaxia Dam where you would board a small boat for a stunning river trip through dramatic scenery to the Bingling Temple Grottoes, one of the five Grottoes in China. After the tour, drive back to Lanzhou.
In the morning, take a Bullet train to Xining (about 1.5 hours). Upon arrival, visit Ta’er Monastery, the largest monastery in Qinghai. Then, visit Qinghai Lake, the largest saltwater lake in China.
Enjoy a free time and then take the flight to Xian, the starting point of the historic Silk Road. Upon arrival, visit the Ancient City Wall, the 14th-century wall is one of the most completed city walls in China and certainly one of the best examples from the Ming dynasty.
You will visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum (Bing Ma Yong). It’s known as the 8th miracle in the world. The whole mausoleum is like a cultural treasure vault with large collections of relics. After the Terra Cotta Army replication factories, visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area, a significant cultural relic in Xian.
Optional Program: Dumpling Banquet & Tang Dynasty Stage Show: $59 per person
Our tour guide and driver will see you off at the airport after the breakfast. Finish your spectacular China tour today.
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This is a great tour for first time visitors to China. Flight, hotel, tour bus were all first rate, considering the price of the tour! We ... VIEW MORE
Dear Carol!We have returned from our tour (2015-02-14) and would like to thank you!It was FANTASTIC! everything was PERFECT!China Tour staff... VIEW MORE