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16-Day Silk Road Tour From Xi'an to Wulumuqi

Visit highlights of silk road including the Xi'an,Gunsu,Turpan and Urumqi,
with this 16 days private tour from Xi'an.
You will be picked up from Xi'an hotel/airport/train station and dropped off at Urumqi.

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$7,068

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Duration

16 days

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  • What's included :
    • 15x Breakfast
    • 15x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 15 nights
    • The entrance tickets
    • The flight and train tickets
    • The hotels
    • The private car & private guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
    • Entry/Admission - Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
    • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling)
    • Entry/Admission - Maiji Shan Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Fuxi Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Bingling Temple Grottoes
    • Entry/Admission - Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si)
    • Entry/Admission - Bajiao Town Site
    • Entry/Admission - Dafo Temple of Zhangye
    • Entry/Admission - Pingshan Grand Canyon
    • Entry/Admission - Mati Temple Scenic Resort
    • Entry/Admission - Zhangye Danxia Geopark
    • Entry/Admission - Jiayuguan Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Great Wall Museum of Jiayuguan
    • Entry/Admission - Wei-Jin Tombs
    • Entry/Admission - Yulin Grotto
    • Entry/Admission - Mogao Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Yumen Pass
    • Entry/Admission - Great Wall of Han Dynasty
    • Entry/Admission - Crescent Moon Pool
    • Entry/Admission - Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja)
    • Entry/Admission - Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)
    • Entry/Admission - Karez System
    • Entry/Admission - Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque)
    • Entry/Admission - Tianshan Tianchi Lake
    What's excluded :
    • Others not mentioned above
    • Single Room Supplement

  • Day 1: Arrive in Xi’an. O/N Xi'an.

    Stop At: Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, Weicheng District, Xianyang, Xianyang, China
    Upon your flight landing, our local tour guide will wait you by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to hotel.Rest of the day is your own time to explore this ancient city by yourself.
    It is said that if you want to see 800 years of China’s history, visit Beijing; if you want to see 3000 years of China’s history go to Xi’an. The root of Chinese history and culture remains there. It used to be the ancient capital of many dynasties and the starting point of the Silk Road in China.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Xi'an Bell tower hotel, a 4 star hotel

    Day 2: Xi'an. O/N Xi'an.

    Stop At: Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi
    In the morning,our tour guide can meet you at your Xi'an hotel lobby at 9:00am then transfer to Terracotta Warriors Museum, need 80 minutes driving,45km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
    We reserve tickets for you online in advance and your guide will help you skip the line at the entrance of the Museum. Following your guide, you will explore the Terracotta Warriors Museum by visiting the three excavated pits, as well as the Bronze Chariots and Horses Exhibition Hall. Although the clay warriors and horses have been buried for more than 2,200 years, they are still vivid with distinct appearances. You will spend at least two and a half hours to see this amazing site.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Small Goose Pagoda, No.72 Youyi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an 710068 China
    Next, we will Transfer to Small Wild Goose Pagoda which is located inside Jianfu Temple, about one kilometer south of Xi'an city proper. It is one of the two famous and important Buddhist pagodas erected in the Tang Dynasty about 1300 years ago. Small Wild Goose Pagoda and its large neighbor, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, are two important Buddhist sites, dating back to the Tang Dynasty, 1300 years ago.

    The two pagodas were a symbol of Chang'an (Constant Peace) city. Xi'an (West Peace) was called Chang'an until the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), when Beijing became the capital of China. Chang'an had served as the capital for ten dynasties.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China
    After the lunch, we will Transfer to city wall.You can walking or cycling around the wall, the bike fees you pay locally if you do that.
    The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xian is the ancient City Wall, which stretches round the old city. It is also one of the most famous attractions in Xian. Today, this wall represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Muslim Quarter, West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000 China
    Our last stop will be the Muslim Bazaar, the most thriving area of the city. If you are interested, you can explore the bazaar at your own pace and then return to the hotel by yourself. Our guide will give you directions for returning to your hotel. The Great Mosque and the Bell and Drum Tower Square are within walking distance of the Bazaar. There are many boutique stores at fair prices in Bazaar and also a number of excellent choices of food for dinner.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Xi'an Bell tower hotel, a 4 star hotel

    Day 3: Xi'an--Tianshui. O/N Tianshui.

    Stop At: Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi
    In the morning,our tour guide will meet you at your Xi'an hotel lobby at 8:30am then transfer to Hanyanglin, need 30 minutes driving,15km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling), Zhanjiawan Village, Xi'an China
    We first drive for one hour to visit the Hanyangling Mausoleum, which is on the site of the Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi built in 153 AD. In the company of the guide, you will have a close look at the thousand-year-old tombs through the glass floors and the glass walls in the tomb pits. Besides, the advanced Spectra Vision program will reproduce the real life of the Western Han Dynasty about 2,000 years ago. We will ensure you two hours exploring the site.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Shaanxi History Museum, 91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061 China
    Next, we continue Xi'an tour to explore Shaanxi History Museum. Unique historical and culture heritage of Shaanxi is undoubted worth the praise as treasure house of Chinese civilization, and Shaanxi History Museum is definitely a palace of art to display Shaanxi's history and culture and China's ancient civilization. There are as many as some 370,000 antiquities collected, ranging from prehistorical relics to that of the 1840s. Time spans more than one million years and the collection is superior in value, quantity, rank and species. Your guide will provide professional full explanations.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Xi'an North Railway Station Parking Lot, Shang Xin Lu, Weiyang Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
    After lunch our guide and driver will drop you off at the train station and catch train to Tianshui (D2697-17:05/18:53)
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Tianshui Railway Station Parking Lot, Shang Bu Lu Bu Xing Jie, Maiji Qu, Tianshui Shi, Gansu Sheng, China
    Upon arrival at Tianshui, you will be picked up on time with our local guide and transferred to the Tianshui hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Huangcheng Hotel, a 4 star level hotel.

    Day 4: Tianshui--Lanzhou by train. O/N Lanzhou.

    Stop At: Maiji Shan Caves, Maijishan Mountain Scenic Resort, Maiji District, Tianshui 741000 China
    After breakfast we will drive to Maijishan Grottoes which is located 45 kilometers (about 28 miles) southeast of Tianshui City in Gansu Province, Maiji Mountain rises up abruptly 142 meters (about 155 yards) from the landscape. The people named the mountain 'Maiji' because it resembles a stack of wheat straw (mai meaning wheat, and ji meaning stack). On the sheer cliff that marks the southwest side of Maiji Mountain, people have labored for centuries carving niches and caves, giving rise to what is known today as the Maijishan Grottoes. Also known as Maijishan Caves or Maiji Caves, it was included on the World Heritage List on June 22, 2014.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Fuxi Temple, No.110 Fuxi Road, Qinzhou District, Tianshui 741000 China
    Next, we will visit Fuxi Temple which is largest and best preserved Ming dynasty construction to commemorate Fuxi (one of the Three Primordial Sovereigns -Fuxi .Shennong,and Huangdi ) , Because Tianshui local people managed to protect this place most ancient constructions inside the Fuxi Temple are better preserved . According to historical record Fuxi Temple was firstly built in 1490AD and expanded in Qing dynasty . It consists of main hall drum tower.bell tower Arch tablet gallery ,And the lush ancient cypresses and pagoda trees planted in Ming and Tang dynasties can almost cover the whole magnificent temple . On Jan 16 of the lunar calendar is the Fuxi Emperor’s birthday ,So Fuxi Temple is sacred place for sacrificial activities of local people . and this is called Fuxi Temple Fair that is really grand and majestic ceremony .
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tianshui Railway Station Parking Lot, Shang Bu Lu Bu Xing Jie, Maiji Qu, Tianshui Shi, Gansu Sheng, China
    After dinner, our guide and driver drop off you at the Tianshui train sattion then take train to Lanzhou (D2663-20:29/21:55).
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Railway Station Residential District, Chengguan District, Lanzhou, Lanzhou, Gansu, China
    Upon arrival at Lanzhou, you will be picked up on time with our Lanzhou local guide and transferred to Lanzhou hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Lanzhou Sapphire hotel, a 4 star level hotel.

    Day 5: Lanzhou--Xiahe. O/N Xiahe.

    Stop At: Lanzhou, Lanzhou, Gansu
    Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to theXiahe in around 4hrs ride, 230km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bingling Temple Grottoes, West of Yongjing County, Tianshui 730030 China
    On the way to Xiahe,You will stop in Liujiaxia small town to visit Bingling Grottos which filled with Buddhist sculpture carved into natural caves and caverns in a canyon along the Yellow River.So we have to take a boat from Liujiaxia town to Bingling temple which takes about one hour to get there through Liujiaxia Reservoir and we spend about 2 hours to explore the sculptures, carvings and frescoes which is an outstanding examples of Buddhist artwork.
    Our driver will be Waiting for us on the other side of the Reservoir and keep driving until Xiahe through many small beautiful villages.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Xiahe County, Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu
    Upon arrival at Xiahe, your guide will help you check in the hotel and is free time for you at the rest of the day.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Tianzhu international hotel, a 4 star level hotel.

    Day 6: Xiahe. O/N Xiahe.

    Stop At: Xiahe County, Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu
    Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the Labrang Monastery in around 30 minutes ride.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si), Lapuleng Town, Xiahe County 747100 China
    The Labrang Monastery which is the largest, the most influential and major monastery of the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The architectural layout follows true Tibetan style, while construction patterns are mixed with Chinese styles. The view here is fantastic.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bajiao Town Site, Ganjia Beach, Xiahe County 747100 China
    Then drive to Bajiaocheng Ancient City which was build for military importance in Han dynasty and many Tang and Song dynasty ancient coins were excavated from this site,since there are 8 city corners hence the name. About 74 households live inside the Bajiaocheng Ancient City and all speak Tibetan language.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Xiahe County, Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu
    In the afternoon you will be free and can explore this charming Xiahe county by yourself .
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Tianzhu international hotel, a 4 star level hotel.

    Day 7: Xiahe--Lanzhou--Zhangye.O/N Zhangye.

    Stop At: Xiahe County, Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu
    After breakfast we will drive back to Lanzhou and make a a city tour .
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Gansu Provincial Museum, No.3 Xijin West Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou 730000 China
    Upon arrival in Lanzhou, you will first visit the Gansu museum which holds more than 350.000 historical relics discovered in Gansu province , and it is an ideal place to know history culture economy of Gansu province.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Iron Bridge of Yellow River, North side of Beibinhe Middle Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou 730000 China
    Next, go to yellow River Iron Bridge. Also known as Zhongshan Bridge, Yellow River Iron Bridge is at the foot of the White Pagoda Mountain, and it was built in the 33rd year (1907) of Emperor Guangxu’s reign in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911); it is awarded the title of “the First Bridge over the Yellow River”.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lanzhou Shuiche Park, Binhe East Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou 730000 China
    The Waterwheel Park is situated at the west end of Binhe Road, Lanzhou with the Sculpture of the Yellow River Mother to the west, the White Pagoda Mountain Park to the north and the White Cloud Temple to the south, and it’s another highlight along the Yellow River in Lanzhou. Serving as the oldest irrigation tools in Lanzhou,the time-honored waterwheels appeared in Lanzhou during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); they are shaped strangely and known as the Irrigation Wheel and the Tiger Wheel.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Binhe Park of Lanzhou, North of Lanzhou, Chengguan District, Lanzhou 730000 China
    The Yellow River Mother Sculpture stands north of the Little West Lake Park, on Binhe Central Road of Lanzhou, which is the most beautiful one of its kind in China and is of a high artistic value.

    It was appraised as a piece of excellent work in the First Chinese City Sculpture Design Contest. The Yellow River Mother Sculpture has become a landmark building of Lanzhou.
    Mother statue of Yellow River mother stands for yellow river and baby stands for Chinese beings.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Railway Station Residential District, Chengguan District, Lanzhou, Lanzhou, Gansu, China
    After dinner we will drop you at Lanzhou railway station and you take high speed train to Zhangye (D2673-17:03/20:38).
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Zhangye Railway Station, Ganzhou District, Zhangye, China
    Upon arrival at Zhangye, you will be picked up on time with our Zhangye local guide and transferred to Zhangye hotel.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Zhangye Jinyang international hotel, a 5 star level hotel.

    Day 8: Zhangye. O/N Zhangye.

    Stop At: Zhangye, Zhangye, Gansu
    Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Giant Buddha Temple in around 15 minutes ride.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Dafo Temple of Zhangye, Dafosi Alley, Minzhu West Road, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000 China
    The Giant Buddha Temple which is renowned for the largest indoor reclining Buddha in China. Even a finger of the Buddha can hold one adult to lie down. It is said that this giant Buddha statue is made in the image of Sakyamuni. Our guide will also introduce other statues and delicate murals in the hall. Numerous scriptures and ancient books are also displayed in here. In this temple, we will not miss the earth tower and a typical folk residence with traditional carved beams and painted pillars.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pingshan Grand Canyon, Zhangye China
    Next, we will drive to Pingshanhu Grand Canyon which is listed as world top 5 canyons, as equally famous as Colorado Canyon. It's also China top most outdoor photographic creation base for those seek nature incomparable and breathtaking pictures. The attraction itself is not yet very popular and hence less crowded. Be ready for long walk and climbing lot of steps. It is little tiring but manageable. But to enjoy the canyon you must go all the way down and walk through and come back up again. The views are amazing and many places for good photos.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Zhangye, Zhangye, Gansu
    After the lunch, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Zhangye Jinyang international hotel, a 5 star level hotel

    Day 9: Zhangye--Jiayuguan. O/N Jiayuguan.

    Stop At: Mati Temple Scenic Resort, Mati Country, Sunan County 734400 China
    After breakfast we drive one hour to visit the Mati Temple Grottoes. It is said that a heavenly horse once left its hoof print on a rock there and you can still find that print in the temple. It is a unique temple house building of both Han Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism. Follow the guide to admire the Buddha statues carved in the caves and appreciate the painted scriptures of heroes in Tibetan myths. And it is a complex of Qilian Snow Mountain forest and .exclusive Yugu ethinic culture and view here is fantastic .
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Zhangye Danxia Geopark, 30km South of the County, Linze County 734200 China
    Next,we drive to Zhangye Danxia Rainbow Mountain (Zhangye Danxia Geo-park), where we will see different colors and view is charming at different times; the scenery here is really fantastic and incredible. It is the best representative of China’s colorful Danxia landform and the largest Danxia landscape in an arid area, with a wide variety of landforms .
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan, Gansu
    After lunch drive to Jiayuguan and need 2.5hrs driving.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Jiayuguan Holiday Inn, a 4 star hotel.

    Day 10: Jiayuguan.O/N Jiayuguan.

    Stop At: Zhangye, Zhangye, Gansu
    Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Jiayuguan pass (Jiayuguan Fort) in around 15 minutes ride.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jiayuguan Fortress, Within Yuquan Town, Yuquan Town, Jiayuguan 735100 China
    Today, you will exploring some exciting sites around Jiayugaun, first visit Jiayuguan pass (Jiayuguan Fort) also known as the “Impregnable Pass under Heaven,” Jiayuguan is the western end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty as well as the most magnificent and well-preserved pass among over a thousand passes along the Ming Great Wall.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Great Wall Museum of Jiayuguan, Xinhua South Road, Xinhua Street, Jiayuguan 735100 China
    The Jiayuguan Great Wall Museum – It is at the east gate of the scenic area and looks like a giant white beacon tower. Here, you can better understand the architectural history of this huge defense line and have a look at the old weapons and paintings of the Great Wall.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Wei-Jin Tombs, Xincheng Town, Jiayuguan 735106 China
    After the Lunch, you will visit the Weijin Tomb Murals and located on the endless expanse of the desert, 20 km away from the northeast of Jiayuguan City. There are 1400 brick tombs of Jin and Wei Dynasties scattered here, which are the famous JinWei Tombs, and they were reputed as “world’s largest underground art gallery”. The ancient tombs extend east and west to Guoyuan Township of Jiuquan City and northwest to Xincheng Township. The tombs on the desert just like waves in the sea.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan, Gansu
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Jiayuguan Holiday Inn, a 4 star hotel.

    Day 11: Jiayuguan to Dunhuang. O/N Dunhuang.

    Stop At: Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan, Gansu
    Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Yulin Grottoes in around 120 minutes ride,165km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Yulin Grotto, Tashi County, Guazhou County 736000 China
    The Yulin Grottoes ,which processes 272 coloured clay sculptures and 5650 square meter murals, it is famous as twin grottoes with Mogao Grottoes since the art style and date is very similar to Mogao grottoes. 43 grottoes are scattered on east and west cliffs and 6 grottoes are open to visitors. And Yulin River Valley has a fantastic view .
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dunhuang, Dunhuang, Gansu
    After lunch in Guazhou we will drive to Dunhuang, your guide will escort you to your hotel and help you check in.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at "The silk road Dunhuang hotel", a 4 star hotel.

    Day 12: Dunhuang. O/N Dunhuang.

    Stop At: Mogao Caves, West of Hexi Zoulang, Dunhuang 736200 China
    Today, We will firstly visit Mogao Grottoes , which were constructed over a millennium ago, from the 4th to 14th centuries. The caves are also known as the Thousand Buddha Caves has two distinctions of being one of the most notable grottoes in China as well as the best-preserved treasure house of Buddhist art, sutras, murals and sculptures in the world.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Yumen Pass, 90 Km Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200 China
    After lunch we drive to Yumenguan pass which is located about 110kms from Dunhuang city. “Yumenguan” means jade Pass in Chinese and it is said that the jades from Western region transported into central China only through this pass. It used to be the gateway to west region on the northern Silk Road. In ancient times, it also functioned as a military strategic pass and significant passage of the ancient Silk Road.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Great Wall of Han Dynasty, Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200 China
    Then continue the tour to Great Wall of the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 BC). Unlike other parts of the wall brick and stone, this section is made of rammed earth, gravel and juniper. Over time, the wall has been badly damaged by nature and humans, but you can still see how the wall looked like at first.

    Afterwards continue to River Storage City ,it is an important military storage city and played an important role on the ancient silk road from Weijin to Han Dynasty .people can’t see it before you get to it as it was designed very scientically and well preserved.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dunhuang, Dunhuang, Gansu
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at "The silk road Dunhuang hotel", a 4 star hotel.

    Day 13: Dunhuang--Turpan. O/N Turpan.

    Stop At: Crescent Moon Pool, 5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200 China
    After breakfast we drive to Mysterious Crescent lake which its name derives from the crescent moon shaped by the small pool of spring water between two large sand dunes. Here you could slide down on the Sounding sand dunes to see if you can hear the sound from sand dunes.
    The Crescent lake also Known to the world as “the first spring in the desert”, no-one can explain the formation of such a geological oddity.visit would be a great experience. crescent lake is like a crescent moon, which is nestled in the vast desert for thousands of years, its water is very clear, sweet.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain, Three miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang 831900 China
    Next,visit to the Singing Sand Mountains (Mingsha Mountain) where you can experience sand surfing and camel riding( on your own expenses). Mingsha Mountain starts from Mogao Caves in the east, 40 kilometers long from east to west, and 20 kilometers from south to north.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Dunhuang Railway Station Parking Lot, China, Gansu Sheng, Jiuquan Shi, Dunhuang Shi, 314省道
    After lunch we will drive to Liuyuan train station and catch high speed train to Turpan.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Turpan Railway Station Ticketing Office, Yan Guan Jie, Gaochang Qu, Tulufan Shi, Xinjiang Weiwuerzizhiqu, China
    Upon arrival at Turpan, you will be picked up on time with our local guide and transferred to the Turpan hotel.
    Duration: 17 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Metropolo Jin Jiang Hotels Turpan, a 4 star hotel.

    Day 14: Turpan. O/N Turpan.

    Stop At: Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), Sanpu Country, Turpan 838000 China
    We start our exciting day in Turpan with a visit to the ancient city of Idikut (Gaochang). The city was first built in the first Century BC and later became capital of the Idikut (Gaochang) Uighur Kingdom in the 8th Century. We’ll enjoy seeing the ancient city for about one hour and then Move on to Toyuq village, an old, beautiful and timeless village with a friendly Uighur community. Here we visit several local families and have lunch with a local family at their home. This could be the highlight of your day tour.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Shengjin Country, Turpan 838000 China
    After lunch we visit Bizeklik Thousand Buddha caves which used to be an important center for Buddhist worshipers under the Xizhou Huigu government of the Idikut (Gaochang) Kingdom.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan), Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200 China
    On the way back to the hotel we will stop at the Flaming Mountains which people claimed to be hottest and driest along the silk road that “flying birds even a thousand miles away dare not to come”.


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Turpan, Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Metropolo Jin Jiang Hotels Turpan, a 4 star hotel.

    Day 15: Turpan--Urumqi. O/N Urumqi.

    Stop At: Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto), Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000 China
    Following the breakfast at the Hotel you start your another memorable day in Turpan. Our special itinerary today includes sightseeing in Turpan and drive to Urumqi after Lunch.
    First we visit Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient city which is one of the best preserved ancient cities in China , the ruins of the buildings are divided into temples, civilian dwellings and government offices, workshops and residential houses are still visible and time there is a time spent in a long lost world.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Karez System, Xincheng Ximen Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000 China
    After an hour of visiting around the ancient city, we’ll head to see the world famous Karez irrigation system, unique to this part of the world. The system is considered as one of the three great projects in China with the other two being the Great Wall and the Grand Canal.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque), Adem JasharI Behind the Gazi Mehmet Pasha Bath, Prizren Kosovo
    Then visit Emin Suliman minaret which is a magnificent combination of ancient Uighur and Islamic architecture.It is the tallest ancient tower in Xinjiang and the only Islamic ancient minaret in the country. Locals call it “pure tower”.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China
    After lunch drive to Urumqi which is 180Kms and takes about 2.5-3 hours.
    Duration: 17 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hilton Urumqi, a 5 star hotel.

    Day 16: Urumqi departure. The tour end.

    Stop At: Tianshan Tianchi Lake, Within Tianshan Scenic Resort, Urumqi 830002 China
    Our guide and driver will see you at the hotel lobby and Leave for Heavenly Lake after breakfast which is 115 kms (71 Miles)takes over two hours by vehicle. Your stay at the heavenly lake is your time to ride horses, go boating, (on your own expense)take photos or simply trek around the lake for as long as you like. You can have lunch with a local Kazak family or just pay them a visit! This is certainly the easiest way to understand the life of the Kazak people in such a short time. Whenever you are finished at the lake.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Urumqi International Airport, Xinshi District, Ürümqi, Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China
    At the end, our guide and driver will see you off at Urumqi airport.

    Note: You can book the evening flight to your next destination.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up any hotels at Xi'an city central or Xi'an airportAirports
    • Xianyang Airport, Xi'an China
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 4/16/2020 - 7/27/2022
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by happychinatours

Activity ID: V-40944P615

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