Splendid Silk Road Trip
10-Day, Xian, Lanzhou, Xiahe, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Private Tour (CT-SL-02)
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Day by Day Tour Itinerary
Xi'an Arrival (Flight not Included)
Destinations & activities: Airport - hotel transfer
Today you will take land in the ancient city of Xi'an. Your Xi'an tour guide will introduce the history and culture on the way to your hotel for check-in.
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Destinations & activities: The Terracotta Army, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and an art center
Firstly discovered in 1974, the massive site of Terracotta Warriors and Horses has been standing as an important symbol of China's history and culture. Today you will spend some hours at this wonderful site.
After lunch in a Sichuan-style restaurant, you will stop by an art center.
In the afternoon, you will get to an important site for China's Buddhism community: Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant
Xi'an to Lanzhou (Flight No.FM9213)
At noon, you will take a lesson in a traditional dumpling restaurant to learn how to make dumplings. Enjoy your work and lunch!
Afternoon will be free on your own. Remember, you will catch an evening flight to Lanzhou at around 6pm. At around 8pm, you will be checking in hotel in Lanzhou.
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Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Hantangtianxia Dumpling Restaurant
Lanzhou to Xiahe
Overlooking the Yellow River down the hill foot, Bingling Temple. Dating back to 420 AD, the temple is known for a series of grottoes filled with Buddhist sculptures. You will take a boat ride to visit this impressive site. Have lunch before we head to Xiahe.
The drive to Xiahe takes about 3 hours. Kick back and relax on our comfortable private car.
Check in upon arrival in Xiahe.
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Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Quanshunlou Restaurant
Xiahe to Lanzhou
Destinations & activities: Sangke Grassland, Labrang Monastery and land transfer to Lanzhou
Nomads are on the move when dry season hits the grass yet the vast Sangke Grassland is oftern flowing with green and numerous wild flowers. Today we will drive and stop by this spot. Later, carry on to the famous Labrang Monastery.
After lunch, your private guide will take you back to Lanzhou. Check in and have a night to relax.
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Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Xiling Hotel Restaurant
Lanzhou to Dunhuang (Flight No.MU2223)
Destinations & activities: Transfer to the airport, Singing Sand Mountain and riding camel
This morning you will be free in Lanzhou. Take a noon flight to Dunhuang. Check in upon arrival.
After a short break, you will visit the Singing Sand Mountain and ride on camel back. The dune will make a great photo at sunset.
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Dunhuang to Turpan (Flight No.GS7497)
Destinations & activities: Mogao Grottoes, Yumenguan Pass, Great Wall of the Han Dynasty and transfer to the airport
At the evening, your Dunhuang tour guide will take you to the airport for the ongoing flight to Turpan. Check in upon arrival.
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Caigenxiang Restaurant
Destinations & activities: Jiaohe Ancient Town, Karez Wells, a local vineyard and a carpet store
After breakfast, you will head out to the exotic land of Turpan.
Firstly, you will dwell around the ruins of the mysterious Jiaohe Ancient Town and learn about the history of Karez Well System that is still pumping water for the locals. Try some Xinjiang local food for your lunch.
In the afternoon, you will knock on the door of a local vineyard. The owner will tell you how they make delectable wine out of grapes. A local carpet store will be the last stop for today.
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Red Rose Restaurant
Turpan to Urumqi
Destinations & activities: Land transfer to Urumqi, Heavenly Lake and International Bazaar
The sun rises up early in Turpan. After breakfast, we will drive to Urumqi. Check in upon arrival.
Heavenly Lake offers amazing views and a boat trip will immerse you with the breeze and sunshine. Have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will get to the International Bazaar, a symbol for Urumqi's thriving days.
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at May Flower Restaurant
Urumqi Departure (Flight not Included)
Destinations & activities: Transfer to the airport
Today you will take a departure flight will take you back home.
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- Historic sites in Xi'an
- Earthy life in Xiahe and Turpan
- Amazing views at Heavenly Lake
- Labrang Monastery in a close distance
- Local cuisine freshly served
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