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Orient Express: Xinjiang Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

14-Day, Urumqi, Kanas, , , Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Wuhan, Group Tour (CTGP-8)

Orient Express: Xinjiang Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
Orient Express: Xinjiang Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

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Less visited yet marvelously beautiful Kanas and relaxing Yangtze River Cruise will definitely be the story you tell repeatedly when you get home from this Oriental Express travel.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day
1
Urumqi Arrival (International Flight not Inlcuded)
Activities: Airport pick-up and transfer
Hotel: Sheraton Urumqi Hotel (Or Same Class) 10-star hotel
Meals: None
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Our local Xinjiang tour guide will meet you up at the airport and take you to hotel. The rest of today will be free at your leisure.

No meal is arranged for today.

Twin CabinTwin Cabin on China Oriental Express
Dining CarDining Car on China Oriental Express
HallwayHallway on China Oriental Express

Smart Tips:

  • For first-timers in Xinjiang, you should note that temperature difference is sharp and you need a heavy coat if going out.
  • If you'd like to get around in your free time, please watch out for street pickpockets.
  • We don't include international flights in this China tour package, however, please contact us if you need help.
  • Minimum two (2) passengers for booking.
  • Price for children age under 11 is 4,399 USD / Person , children age above 11 will pay full adult price. (Vaild during 2014)
Day
2
Urumqi to Beitun (By China Oriental Express)
Activities: International Bazaar, free time and transfer to train station
Hotel: China Oriental Express 10-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch
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Enjoy breakfast with a cup of coffee at your hotel, and later our car will drive through the city while our local Xinjiang tour guide introduces the history and culture of the city. Visit the famous International Bazaar with countless vendors selling all kinds of Xinjiang specialities.

Free time afterwards till transfer to the train station. Our train will leave for Beitun at 10pm.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

International BazaarInternational Bazaar
VendorsVendors at International Bazaar

Smart Tips:

  • If interested, you may visit the Xinjiang Museum, where you can see different lifestyles and customs of over 20 minorities and some thousand-year-old mummies. The museum is closed on Mondays, entrance fee is CNY 25 / Person, guiding device requires CNY 100 as deposit.
  • Find somewhere special for dinner, Mi Laji with nice local food and live music and dance is a nice place to go. Please notes: no alcohol provided and please try their Pilaf.
  • No need to worry about your large suitcaess, we will have staff carry your luggage to your cabin on the train.
  • There are one public bath and one toilet on every carriage.
Day
3
Beitun to Kanas
Activities: Transfer to Kanas Lake and sightseeing
Hotel: Hongfu Lake Kanas Resort (or Same Class) 4-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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At 8am, we will arrive in Beitun, a small town by the border. We will change to a coach and take a 6-hour journey to Kanas.

Kanas Lake is known as the paradise land for amazing views especially in autumn. Despit the long and tiring road trip, you will be awed once you see how the colors collide with each other at the background setting of Altai Mountains and pine threes.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included for today.

Kanas LakeKanas Lake
Forst in KanasVillage Hidden in the Forest

Smart Tips:

  • Tonight we will be staying in a very basic local hotel. Please devote yourself into the wonderful views rather than too high expectation of the food and hotel room.
Day
4
Kanas to Jiadengyu
Activities: Fish Pavilion, Baihaba Village and transfer to Jiadengyu
Hotel: Hongfu Lake Kanas Resort (or Same Class) 4-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Wake up in a beautiful morning and we will get to Fish Pavilion and take in awesome views of Kanas. Later we will stop by Baihaba Village, where Tuwa people lead their lives peacefully and happily.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

Baihaba VillageBaihaba Village
Country RoadCountry Road in Baihaba Village
Jiadengyu MountainJiadengyu Mountain
Day
5
Jiadengyu - Beitun - Urumqi (By China Oriental Express)
Activities: Agung Getty Prairie, Colorful Beach and land transfer
Hotel: China Oriental Express 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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Painting out a picture of peaceful ranch life, today we will visit Agung Getty Prairie and go to Colorful Beach Scenic Area, which is not really a beach but a jaw-dropping site that flows different colores.

Our coach will drive back to Beitun and board the train. At 10pm, we will leave Beitun for Urumqi.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

Agung Getty PrairieTents on Agung Getty Prairie
Stone FigureHuman-shaped Stone Figure on Agung Getty Prairie
Day
6
Urumqi to Kitai
Activities: Land transfer and Jean Burak Scenic Area
Hotel: Yun Chuang Hotel (or Same Class) 4-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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Laying at the southwest point of Junggar basin, Kitai County used to be an important trade spot during history. After we arrive in Urumqi at 8am, we will drive for 3 hours to Kitai. Check in and have lunch before the tour.

Later, we will visit Jean Burak Scenic Area by golf cart. Here you can see herdsmen watching over their flocks and local people come camping on the mountain side.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

GrasslandGrassland
Jean BurakView of Jean Burak
Day
7
Kitai to Urumqi
Activities: Jimsar Beiting Museum, Multicolored Bay and land transfer
Hotel: Sheraton Urumqi Hotel (Or Same Class) 10-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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Driving to the small town of Jimsar, and we will visit its museum, which displays some important historic relics of the Tang Dynasty. The next site is Multicolored Bay, which is actually a complex of colorful and wired-shaped wind-eroded rocks. After the tour, we will be back to Urumqi.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

Jimsar MuseumJimsar Museum
Multicolored BayMulticolored Bay
Day
8
Urumqi to Chongqing (Flight MU2836 0820-1135 for Reference)
Activities: People Square, People's Hall and Hongya Cave
Hotel: Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei (or Same Class) 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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After breakfast, we will fly to Chongqing. Check in your luxury hotel upon arrival.

For the rest of today we will visit People Square and People's Hall. Later, tour the bustling yet interesting Hongya Cave, which is noted for gorgeous night view of the city.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

People SquareHubei Provincial Museum
Hongya CaveHongya Cave
Chongqing Night ViewChongqing Night View

Smart Tips:

  • Get ready for the Yangtze River Cruise starting tomorrow, we suggest you bring some snacks and drinks for a pleasant moment whilst the views.
Day
9
Yangtze River Cruise
Activities: Dazu Grottoes and transfer to the pier
Cruise: President 8 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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This morning, we will visit a wonderful site, Dauz Grottoes. Here you will learn about the ancient Buddhism religion and Chinese' concepts of hell and afterlives.

Board on your cruise and enjoy the night.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

Dazu GrottoesDazu Grottoes
President 8President 8 Yangtze River Cruise
Cozy RoomCozy Room on the Cruise

Smart Tips:

  • Tips to the crew are not included in our package, every passenger shall pay CNY 150 / Person at embarkation.
  • Internet service is available for CNY 300 for the whole journey, CNY 50 / Hour.
Day
10
Yangtze River Cruise
Activities: Yangtze River Cruise and land transfer to visit Shibaozhai
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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Shibaozhai is like a large Bonsai on the riverbank of Yangtze River. Featuring with traditional pagoda and natural landscape, it would make quite a nice excurison for today.

Be back to the cruise and the crew will present a nice dinner with music and dance.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

ShibaozhaiShibaozhai
Yangtze RiverYangtze River
Cruise RoomEnjoy the View on the Balcony

Smart Tips:

  • You can also take a trip to Fengdu Ghost City for CNY 280 / Person.
  • Passengers require to be in smart clothes for the night banquet.
Day
11
Yangtze River Cruise
Activities: Yangtze River Cruise and visit to Shennong Stream, Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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Today we will navigate along Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Later, take a small boat in Shennong Stream. Be back on the cruise and let the fantastic journey go on.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

Shennong StreamShennong Stream
Boatmen Boatmen in Shennong Stream
Movie TheatreHave a Fun Night at the Movie Theatre on the Cruise
Day
12
Yangtze River Cruise to Wuhan via Jingzhou
Activities: Three Gorges Dam, Jingzhou Museum and transfer to Wuhan
Cruise: Shangri La Hotel Wuhan (or Same Class) 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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Watch sunrise on the deck and later we will arrive in Yichang. Drive up and visit the world-famous Three Gorges Dam. Later, we will drive to Jingzhou, a city with rich history. Here, we will visit Jingzhou Museum.

Before the end of today, we will reach Wuhan, a large city with plenty to offer. Check in upon arrival.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

Three Gorges DamThree Gorges Dam
Jingzhou Museum Jingzhou Museum
Bronze Tiger Bronze Tiger Display at Jingzhou Museum

Smart Tips:

  • Visitors will pass two security checks at the Three Gorges Dam, and lighters cannot be brought into the site.
  • It takes about 2 hours to drive from Yichang to Jingzhou, and 3 hours from Jingzhou to Wuhan.
Day
13
Wuhan
Activities: Yellow Crane Tower, Guiyuan Temple and East Lake
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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Asides from its fast-moving pace and bustling morning street vendors, Wuhan attracts people with its history and cultures. Today we will visit Yellow Crane Tower and Guiyuan Temple. A relaxing boat trip in East Lake will put a perfect ending to our tour.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

Yellow Crane TowerYellow Crane Tower
Guiyuan TempleGuiyuan Temple
Sunset at East LakeSunset at East Lake
Day
12
Wuhan Departure (International Flight not Included)
Activities: Free time in Wuhan and transfer to the airport on your own means
Meals: Breakfast
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Today you will have some free time before your departure flight. You can take a cab or bus to the airport or contact us for transfer service.

Smart Tips:

  • You can exntend your trip from Wuhan to Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Chengdu, Lhasa and other cities in China. Please let us know what we can do for you.

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Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Shared A/C coach.
  • Shared English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Special Terms

  • Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
  • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
  • We accept both on-line payment (by Paypal® and Moneybookers®) and wire transfer.
  • A deposit of 10% ot the total cost is required when you confirm your booking.
  • For Cancellation Refunds, please click here .

Tour Highlights

  • Once-in-a-lifetime travel by China Oriental Express.
  • Cool and colorful autumn in China.
  • Exotic Kanas and Kitai, a cool story to share with your friends.
  • 3-day Yangtze River Cruise on President 8.

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