This Private Tour Guranteed Departures Based on ≥2 Pax
You will be met at the airport in Urumqi by our guide, and driven to your hotel. The rest of the time is free for you to explore the city.Meals: N/A
After breakfast, you will head to Heavenly Lake and Heavenly Mountain. It takes about 1.5 hours before arrival at the Heavenly Lake. Then you have to take a shuttle bus and spend another one hour to reach the Lake. Visiting Heavenly Lake by cruise is must-do for tourists. After cruise, do some slight hiking along the lake.
Tip: the temperature at the lake is 6 degrees centigrade lower than the downtown.
-Heaven Lake: Situated in the Tianshan range, 115 km northeast of Urumqi, at an elevation of 1980m, Tianchi Lake is one of the main tourist attractions in China.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: 4 or 5 star hotel in Urumqi
You will pay a full day visit to Hongshan Park, Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum and Erdaoqiao Bazaar. As sunset approaches, you will be transferred to the airport and take a flight to Kashgar. Upon your arrival in Kashgar, be met and transferred to your hotel.-Red Hill (Hong Shan): from Red Hill (Hong Shan), 910 metres or 3,000 feet high, on the east bank of the Urumqi River, there is a panoramic view of the city.
after breakfast, you will head to Karakuri Lake. Three hours later, you will arrive at Karakuri Lake. Surrounded by Mt. Muztagata, Mt. Kongur and Jiubie Peak, the crystalline lake is so fascinating under the blue sky. At the south bank of lake, flocks and herds are roaming at the vast grassland. When you arrive there, you will do some hiking around the lake.In the late afternoon, return Kashgar.
You will spend the day touring around the city, including visits to Fragrant Concubine Tomb, Id Kah Mosque, Sunday Bazaar. Then take evening flight back to Urumqi. Upon your arrival in Urumqi, be met and transferred to your hotel.
-Fragrant Concubine Tomb (Xiangfei Tomb): It is a monumental hall, finished in 1640, with a large dome of dazzling glazed green tiles.
-Id Kah Mosque: This mosque, the largest one in China, can accommodate 20,000 people, and almost certainly the most active, in the country. You can even hear the call to prayer booming around the city center-a rare sound in China.
-Sunday Bazaar: Once a week, Kashgar’s population sells by 50,000 as people from across the area stream into the Sunday morning bazaar. On Sundays, thousands of farmers driving carts flock from the countryside to the great Kashgar bazaar around Aizilaiti Lu, east of the Tuman River.
Suggested Flight: CZ6804 (17:20-19:10)
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: 4 or 5 star hotel in Urumqi
In the morning, you will visit the most well-known landmark of Turpan, Jiaohe (Yarkhoto )Ruins, Flame Mountain, Astana Tombs, Karez Wells, Grape Valley and Emin Minaret (Emin Ta).-Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)Ruins: Located in the Yarnaz Valley 13 kilometers (8 miles) west of Turpan Jiaohe was used to be the capital of the State of South Cheshi, one of the 31 states in the Western Region.
You will start the day with a visit to Yumenguan, the Great Wall in Han Dynasty, The Hecang Fortress and Yang Gate.-The Hecang Fortress: hidden in the Gobi Desert twenty kilometers from Yumenguan Pass at the west, was originally the important quartermaster depot.
check out in the morning, have a half day tour to Mogao Grottoes. Morning is the best time to see the miraculous Grottoes if weather permits. Owing to its location, you can have a better view with the sunlight in the morning. Before entering the grottoes, you’ll see two movies about the history and introduction about the closed grottoes. Then take a shuttle bus to visit Mogao Grottoes.After lunch, you will head to Jiayuguan. It takes about 4 hours.
-Mogao Grottoes: In China, it is one of the three famous rock grottoes and regarded as a storehouse of the Buddhist art in the world.
Fast Train for reference: Liuyuan - Jiayuguan D2714 16:44 - 18:26Meals: breakfast, lunch
check out in the morning, you will go sightseeing to Jiayuguan Pass, Overhanging Great Wall and Wei Jin Tombs. After visit, you will take a bullet train to Lanzhou. Upon arrival at Lanzhou, be met and transferred to your hotel.-Jiayuguan Pass: This is the most impressive site in the Hexi Corridor because it is the western ending point of the Great Wall.
you will have breakfast and then take a full day tour to visit Bingling Temple Grottoes and Liujiaxia.-Bingling Temple Grottoes: Located 75km south-west of Lanzhou, Binglingsi is an important Buddhist cave complex dating from the 5th century and one of the most unusual sights in Gunsu.
check out in the morning, you will head to Xiahe. 4 hours later, arriving at Xiahe, check in the hotel. After short rest, be transferred to Sangke Grassland. Located at 15 kilometers(9.5 miles) away from Xiahe downtown, flocks of sheep and horses are ranging over this grassland. In summer, under the crystal sky, wildflowers are in full blossom at the greenest pastures. Wandering or horse riding at this vast grassland is relaxed and comfortable. Besides the attractive scenery, you can taste the local Qingke Wine and experience the Tibetan culture.Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
check out in the morning, you will have to visit to Labrang Monastery. Before entering the lamasery, you will have a panorama view of the lamasery at the Thangka Display Terrace. After lunch, return Lanzhou (or be drived to Xiahe Airport for flight from Xiahe to Xian).
-Labrang Monastery (LABULENG SI): It is one of the six largest religious temples of the Gelug Sect of China s Lamaism, second only to Potala Palace in Lhasa at Tibet. The lamasery covers 202 acres and has more than 10,000 halls and accommodates over 3,000 lamas.
Flight from Xiahe to Xian for reference: 3U8600 15:30 - 16:55 (fly every Mon. Wed. Fri. and Sun.)
Meals: breakfast, lunch,
Accommodation: 4 or 5 star hotel in Xian or Lanzhou
After breakfast, you will be met in the lobby and drive to the airport to take a short flight to Xian. Upon your arrival in Xian, you will be greeted warmly by our guide and visit the City Wall, Bell Tower and Shaanxi History Museum.
-The Ancient City Wall: An extension of the old Tang Dynasty structure boasting the most complete city wall that survives through Chinese long history.
-The Bell Tower: The emblem of Xian city.
-Shaanxi History Museum: One of the main museums in China which holds numerous unearthed cultural relics of China.
Suggested flight: CZ3220 (08:35-09:40)
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: 4 or 5 star hotel in Xian
In the morning, we visit the most well-known landmark of Xian, Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and after lunch, return the downtown area and visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda.-The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses: The greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin s tomb.
Feel free until be met and transferred to the airport for the flight to next destination.Meals: breakfast
*Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (but hotels are subject to change to the same category before finally confirmed).
*Transportations between cities during the program (by air or by train).
*All meals as specified in the itinerary.
*Transfers among airports & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.
*Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
*Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.*Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.