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Silk Road Tour start from Shanghai

photo of chinatravelkey imageTour code: SR8
photo of chinatravelkey imageTour Name:Silk Rod Tour start from Shanghai
photo of chinatravelkey imageDeparture: Daily
photo of chinatravelkey imageDuration: 10 Days
photo of chinatravelkey imageLevel: easy & comfort
photo of chinatravelkey imageEscorted: yes
photo of chinatravelkey imageLanguage: English

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tour itinerary

Day.1 Shanghai-Urumchiphoto of Urumchi Heavenly Lake
Transfer to Shanghai airport and departure for Urumchi. Your Shanghai guide will not fly to Urumchi with you.
Your Urumchi local tour guide will pick you up from Urumchi airport.
Be transfer to hotel.  

Day.2 Urumchi
Drive to scenic Heavenly Lake to take a boat ride and see the Kazakh herdsmen’s grassland. This afternoon visit the Xinjiang Museum followed by the Erqaqiao Grand Bazaar. Enjoy the International Grand Bazaar Banquet performance. Be transfer to hotel.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day.3 Urumqi
Be picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide and private vehicle.
Visit the Southern Pasture. Located at the foot of the Tian Shan 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 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. Be transfer to hotel.  (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day.4 Urumqi- Turpan
Be met by English speaking tour guide. Dirve to Turpan.photo of Turpan Gaochang City
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. 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 red rocks on the mountain reflect sunlight and absorb the sun's heat as if there were fire on the hill, hence the name. Move on to visit Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. The caves are well hidden and rest on a long ridge overlooking a valley. But some of the caves were destroyed by aggression army.  Be transfer to hotel.  (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day.5 Turpan
Be met by English speaking tour guide from your hotel.
Drive to visit Ancient City of Jiaohe, which is located 12 kilometers west of Turpan. 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. 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. 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. Be transferred back to Urumchi. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day.6 Urumchi—Dunhuang by air
Arrive in Dunhuang. Visit Mogao Grottoes- a system of 492 Buddhist cave temples. They are the greatest and most consummate repository of historical and cultural collection over a thousand years between China and other nations. Be transfer to hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day.7 Dunhuangphoto of Dunhuang Echoing Sand Mountain
Today you will experience a short camel-riding along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Moon Lake. Surrounded by rolling ridges and precipitous cliffs, Echoing-Sand Mountain reaches a relative elevation of 250 meters. Every time when the wind sweeps across the sands, a thunder-like sound can be heard from the mountain, and the sound like musical instruments if there is a breeze, hence the name Echoing-Sand Mountain.
Nearby, locates the Crescent Moon Lake. It is a natural spring fed pond measuring about 240 meters from east to west, and 50 meters from north to south. It appears its clear and beautiful quietly. Be transferred back to your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day.8
Take train to Xi’an. (Breakfast)

Day.9
Arrive in Xi’an in the morning around 9:00am. Be transfer to hotel and have a rest. Pickup you from hotel at 13:00. visit city wall and Big Wild Pagoda. Enjoy Tang Dynasty dinner and show. Be transfer to hotel. (Dinner)

Day.10 Departure
Be met by English speaking tour guide. Visit Terracotta Warriors and Banpo village. Be transfer to airport.  (Breakfast, Lunch)

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: 2014-12-31)

Cost /person (US$)
No.of person
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Single supplement
5 star
High
4040
2589
2341
2159
2046
1930
2039
1977
1928
1812
465
Shoulder
3846
2492
2244
2062
1950
1833
1942
1880
1831
1722
363
Low
3700
2419
2171
1989
1877
1760
1869
1807
1758
1665
287
 
4 star
High
4011
2575
2326
2144
2032
1916
2025
1963
1913
1781
450
Shoulder
4005
2572
2323
2141
2029
1912
2022
1959
1910
1779
447
Low
3727
2433
2184
2002
1890
1774
1883
1821
1771
1669
301
 
3 star
High
3721
2430
2181
1999
1887
1770
1879
1817
1768
1656
298
Shoulder
3724
2431
2183
2001
1888
1772
1881
1819
1770
1654
299
Low
3559
2349
2100
1918
1806
1689
1799
1736
1687
1603
213

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Hotel for This Tour:

Hotel name Class Location
Luxury 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
Standard 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
Comfort 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
* 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 5 methods:
-Pay our tour guide in cash (Except the hotel or airlines needs deposit).
-Credit card at least one week before tour date.
-Pay us via Paypal
-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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