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China Adventure Tour of Beijing-Urumqi-Turpan Dunhuang-

Xian-Lhasa-Shanghai

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photo of chinatravelkey imageName of this tour: 22 Days China Adventure Tour of Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang ,Xian, Gyangtse, Shigatse, Lhasa, Shanghai
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photo of chinatravelkey imagePackage includes: Domestic flight, Hotel, Vehicle, Guide, Meal, Admission Fee...
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tour itinerary

Day1. photo of mutianyu great wall
arrive in Beijing capital airport. Visit Temple of Heaven. (Dinner)

Day2.
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace, Beijing Roast Duck dinner, Kong Fu show. (B, L)

Day3.
Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs. (B, L)

Day4. Beijing—Urumchi
Hutong tour and Beijing zoo. Be transferred to airport to Urumchi.  Arrive in Urumchi. ( B, L )

Day5. Red Hill Park, Heavenly Lake
Be picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide and private vehicle.
Drive to visit Red Hill Park. As a symbol of Urumqi, Red Hill is unique for making up of reddish-brown rocks. At the top of the hill stands 8-meter high pagoda with nine stories, called "Zhenlong pagoda". Visitors can get a bird-view of the whole city of Urumqi on the top of Red Hill. photo of urumchi heaven lake
Move on to visit the Heavenly Lake. Formerly known as Yaochi (Jade Lake), it is a relic of the Quaternary Period Glacier and its surrounding geological relics. Covering 4.9 square kilometers, with melted snow as its source, this crescent-shaped lake is guarded by the stately peaks and offers a spectacular sight. Enjoy International Grand Bazaar Banquet Performance.
Be transferred back to your hotel after the tour. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day6. Southern Pasture
Be picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide and private vehicle.
Drive to visit the Southern Pasture. Located at the foot of the Tianshan mountain range, Southern Pastures is a famous summer resort for forest of emerald green spruce rounds it while flowers, flocks and herds strew it. West White Poplar Gully is the most typical sights in the Southern Pastures. Then we will visit the Xinjiang Museum. This museum was built in 1953 with an area of 7,800 sqm. The exhibitions in the museum can be divided into minority cultures objects, cultural relics excavated on the ancient Silk Road and over 10 mummies found in the vast desert.
Visit the bazaar to see the local market and do some shopping. Be transferred back to your hotel after the tour.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day7. Turpan
Ancient City of Gaochang, Ancient Astana Tombs, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Flaming Mountains
By met by English speaking tour guide. photo of turpan ancient astana tombs
Drive to visit Gaochang City was built in the first Century B.C. The city used to be a garrison town and later became a key point along the ancient Silk Road. Later Gaochang city became ruins around the 14th century because of war. You can see some well preserved structures in the ruins.
Move on to visit the Ancient Astana Tombs.
This Tang-dynasty burial ground range 2 kilometers from north to south and 5 kilometers from east to west. The imperial dead of Gaochang City and noble officials were buried in this place. Then we will proceed to visit Flaming Mountains, one of the branch ranges of the Tianshan Mountains. The Flaming Mountains extend from east to west for about 100 kilometers. The red rocks on the mountain reflect sunlight and absorb the sun's heat as if there were fire on the hill, hense the name.
Move on to visit Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. In the Uigur language, Bezeklik means "place where there are paintings" The cave contain 67 caves dating from the Northern and Southern dynasties (317 - 589) to the Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368). The caves are well hidden and rest on a long ridge overlooking a valley. But some of the caves were destoried by aggression army. (B,L )

Day8.
Ancient City of Jiaohe, Ancient Karez system, Grape Valley, the Emin Minaret
Be met by English speaking tour guide from your hotel. photo of turpan the emin minaret
Drive to visit Ancient City of Jiaohe, which is located 12 kilometers west of Turpan. The whole city stands on a 30-meter-high plateau between two rivers. In the ancient time, Jiaohe is a city with great military and economic significance. Later the city became ruins because of war. Later, natural forces make the streets and courtyards full of sand.
Move on to visit Ancient Karez system. The history of Karez can be traced back to the Han dynasty. The Ancient Karez system is composed of a series of which was linked by underground channels. There are more than 470 Karez systems, totaling over 1,600 kilometers of tunnels. The Karez system is considered as one of the three great projects in China with the other two being the Great Wall and the Grand Canal. Most of karezes existing today in the Turpan were built in the Qing dynasty.
Then we will proceed to visit Grape Valley. Lying at the base of the western end of Flaming Mountains, fifteen kilometers west of the city center, Grape Valley is a unique world of vineyards and fruit trees.
Move on to visit Emin Minaret. The Emin Minaret also called Sugong Pagoda is located 2km east of Turpan city. The whole place is composed of the pagoda and a mosque. The Emin minaret tower was built in 1778 by the local Muslim ruler, Emin Hoja. The minaret was built in a simple Islamic style, 44 meters in height, and 10 meters in diameter at the base.
Be transferred back to Urumchi.

Day9. Urumchi-Dunhuang
Arrive in Dunhuang. Visit Mogao Grottoes ( B, L )

Day10.
Visit Mingsha Hill, Crescent Moon Hill. (B, L,D)
photo of xian terracotta warriors

Day11.
take train from Dunhuang to Xi’an.

Day12. arrive in Xi’an.
Visit Shanxi Historical Museum, City Wall.
Enjoy Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show in the evening. (B,L)

Day13.
Visit Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Forest of Stone Steles Museum (B,L)

Day14. Xi’an-Lhasa
Arrive in Lhasa. Visit Nietang Buddha.

Day15. Lhasa-Gyangtse
Today we start our overland journey. we cross the Khamba La (4794m) from which there are stunning views across the waters of Yamdrok-tso (lake) to the snowy summit of Nazin Kang Sa 7252m. We continue westwards over another high pass, the Karo La 5045m, where we are treated to the spectacular sight of a huge glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred metres of the road. After passing through beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages we arrive in the town of Gyantse.

Day16. Gyangtse-Shigatse
Before leaving Gyantse we have time this morning to visit the Gyantse Dzong, the Palkhor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum Stupa. The Dzong is a fort dating from the 14th century from which there are amazing views of both Gyantse itself and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. The Kumbum is a large gold-domed stupa and its many small chapels house an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals. We then continue on to Shigatse, a short drive of only 90kms, arriving in time for lunch. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet and after exploring the local market we will make a detailed visit to the Tashilhunpo Monastery. This monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet and there is much to explore within its high surrounding walls.photo of lhasa sera monastery

Day17. Shigatse-Lhasa
Visit the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Park, Visit a Tibetan family to get some information of Tibetan's life and local custom. (B, L,D)

Day18.
Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Visit the Tibetan Traditional Hospital and the local Carpet Factory. (B, L,D)

Day19. Lhasa-Shanghai   

Day20.
Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, River Cruise on Huangpu River. (B, L)

Day21.
one day ZHouzhuang tour from Shanghai

Day22. the bund, departure

 

Remark: The above private tour is tailored for you and your friends exclusively. You and your friends will enjoy Private car, driver and tour guide. If you want to adjust the itinerary, please contact us.

 

Price (validity: 2017-12-31)

Cost /person (US$)
No.of person
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Single supplement
5 star
High
8653
5427
5322
5037
4863
4532
4595
4470
4405
4113
1448
Shoulder
8150
5176
5071
4786
4611
4281
4344
4218
4153
3879
1183
Low
7718
4960
4855
4570
4396
4065
4128
4002
3937
3655
957
 
4 star
High
8197
5200
5094
4809
4635
4305
4368
4242
4177
3896
1208
Shoulder
8011
5107
5002
4717
4542
4212
4275
4149
4084
3798
1111
Low
7459
4830
4725
4440
4266
3936
3999
3873
3808
3520
821
 
3 star
High
7504
4853
4748
4463
4289
3958
4021
3895
3831
3615
845
Shoulder
7406
4804
4699
4414
4240
3909
3972
3846
3781
3563
793
Low
7137
4670
4565
4280
4105
3775
3838
3712
3647
3444
652

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Hotel for This Tour:

Hotel name Class Location
Luxury

Capital Hotel Beijing

5 star Downtown
Hoi Tak Hotel Urumqi 5 star Downtown
Tuha Petroleum Hotel Turpan 5 star Downtown
Sun Village Hotel Dunhuang 5 star Standard Downtown
Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square 5 star Downtown
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel Lhasa 5 star Downtown
Gyangtse Hotel 3 star Downtown
Tashikyuta Le Grand Large Hotel Shigatse 4 star Downtown
Grand Central Hotel Shanghai 5 star Downtown
Standard

Holiday Inn Temple of Heaven Beijing

4 star Downtown
Orient Dynasty Hotel Urumqi 4 star Downtown
Huozhou Hotel Turpan 4 star Downtown
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel 4 star Downtown
Xian Hotel Xian 4 star Downtown
Jardin Secret Hotel Lhasa 4 star Downtown
Gyangtse Hotel 3 star Downtown
Tashikyuta Le Grand Large Hotel Shigatse 4 star Downtown
Central Hotel Shanghai 4 star Downtown
Comfort

Red Wall Hotel Beijing

3 star Standard Downtown
Dongfanglong Hotel Urumqi 3 star Downtown
Jiaohe Manor Hotel Turpan 3 star Downtown
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel 4 star Downtown
City Hotel Xian 3 star Downtown
Tibet Hotel Lhasa 3 star Downtown
Gyangtse Hotel 3 star Downtown
Zanglong Hotel Shigatse 3 star standard Downtown
Pacific Hotel Shanghai 3 star Downtown
* Please contact us for more persons group.


Notes: Hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one standard room.

Package Price Includes
-Domestic flight;
-Hotel accommodation as mentioned;
-Private car or van in each city (air-conditioned);
-English-speaking tour guides;
-All meals mentioned in the itinerary;
-Admission fee of mentioned attractions in the itinerary;
-Performance mentioned in the itinerary;
-Fuel, Parking, Expressway cost.
Package Price Excludes
-China visa fee;
-International air tickets and International airport tax;
-Personal expense;
-Flight depart from Shanghai;
-Gratuities to guides and drivers;
Payment: ChinaTravelKey accept payment via 4 methods:
-pay our tour guide in cash (Except the hotel or airlines needs deposit).
-Credit card at least one week before tour date.
-Western Union at least 1 week before tour date.
-Transfer payment to bank account at least 3 weeks before tour date
Seasons
-High: April, May, September,Ocotober, November
-Shoulder: March, June, July, August
-Low: December, January, February


 
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