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22-day Tours to Beijing - Urumqi - Korla - Kuqa - Aksu - Kashgar - Hetian - Minfeng - Korla - Turpan - Dunhuang - Xian - Shanghai

  • Code: CT-L/S602
  • Category: Luxury & Standard
  • Departure: Daily
From $3240.00 per person Enquiry
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[ B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner ]

Southern Pasture, Urumqi
Southern Pasture, Urumqi

Day 01: Arrival in Beijing
Punctually be met by our guide and driver at Beijing airport according to your flight arrival time. Then they will transfer you to the well-appointed hotel and help you check-in. The remaining day is free for you to get over the jet-lag.
Day 02: Beijing
Today you will be captivated by visiting the world-famous Tiananmen Square, the majestic Forbidden City and then you will have an a la carte lunch in a very nice restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the solemn Temple of Heaven. At night you will be entertained by the lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre. (B+L)
Day 03: Beijing
After a big breakfast at the hotel, you will begin the full day sightseeing tour from the Badaling Great Wall, which is 80 kilometers from the city center. In order to refresh yourself from the morning exercise on the Great Wall, we arrange the lunch for you at a Sichuan Restaurant in the nearest downtown instead of the shopping site restaurants. The afternoon schedule includes the Sacred Way and Ming Tomb. Drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) on the way back to downtown. You could view its appearance at a distance. (B+L)

Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves in Kuqa
Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves in Kuqa

Day 04: Beijing - Urumqi
Visit the Summer Palace, which is known as the 'garden of gardens' for featuring the garden styles of both northern and southern China. You will enjoy an a la carte lunch at a local famous restaurant at noon. Take an afternoon flight to Urumqi and transfer to the hotel. (B+L)
Day 05: Urumqi - Korla
Drive to Korla and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Tiemen Pass. It used to be the most important strategic pass from southern to northern parts of Xinjiang along the ancient Silk Road. (B+L)
Day 06: Korla - Kuqa
Drive for 5 hours to arrive at Kuqa and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Subashi Ruins, which is the most important site of ancient architectural structures in the region. (B+L)
Day 07: Kuqa - Aksu
Visit the Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves. Being the largest ruins of Buddhism Culture in Xinjiang, Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves treasures more than ten thousands square meters Buddhist Frescos, which is the most brilliant part of the site. Drive to Aksu and transfer to the hotel. (B+L)
Day 08: Aksu - Kashgar
Drive about 6.5 hours from Aksu to Kashgar. You may as well take a brief look at the sceneries along the way. Upon arrival, check in the local best hotel. The rest day is on your own to have good rest. (B+L)

Karakuri Lake, Kashgar
Karakuri Lake, Kashgar

Day 09: Kashgar - Karakuri Lake - Kashgar
Drive to Karakuri Lake, which is situated at the foot of the Mount Muztagata, and have a visit there. Drive back to the hotel in Kashgar. (B+L)
Day 10: Kashgar
Visit the famous Sunday Market, the Id Kah Mosque and the Abakh Khoja Tomb. Remarkably, one could experience the strongest tinge of Uigur nationality folk customs by visiting the Sunday Market. (B+L)
Day 11: Kashgar - Hetian
Transfer to Hetian. Take a visit to the Yarkant King Mausoleum and the Yingisar Uigur Knife Making. Accommodate in the local hotel. (B+L)
Day 12: Hetian - Minfeng
Before drive to Minfeng, visit the Silk Village, see a hundred years' old walnut tree and learn about paper making. You could also visit a local bazaar and see the unique minority people's costume in Yutian city on the way to Minfeng. Stay at a local hotel for overnight. (B+L) 
Day 13: Minfeng - Korla
Drive from Minfeng to Korla. The long drive won't be boring for you could feast on the beautiful scenery of sand dues when passing through the Taklamakan Desert en route. Stay overnight at the local hotel. (B+L)
Day 14: Korla - Turpan
About 6 hours drive will take you to Turpan today. After checking in the hotel, you are advised to have a good rest at the hotel to refresh yourself from these days road travel. (B+L)

Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang
Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang

Day 15: Turpan
Full day tour includes the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves, the Gaochang Ruins and the Flaming Hill. (B+L)
Day 16: Turpan - Dunhuang
An amazing short camel-ride along the Echoing-Sand Dune will lead you to the Crescent Lake. When a gust of wind blows across the sea-like desert, you could hear a whisper in your ear. Then head for Xian by flight and visit the City Wall in the afternoon. (B+L)
Day 17: Dunhuang
Punctually to be met the railway station and transferred to the hotel in the morning. Breakfast will be prepared on your own. After a short break, you will visit one of the three famous Grottoes in China, the Mogao Grottoes, which represents an astonishing collection of Buddhist art and religion. Before transfer back to your hotel, visit the Dunhuang Museum. (L)
Day 18: Dunhuang - Xian
An amazing short camel-ride along the Echoing-Sand Dune will lead you to the Crescent Lake. When a gust of wind blows across the sea-like desert, you could hear a whisper in your ear. Then head for Xian and visit the City Wall in the afternoon. (B+L)
Day 19: Xian
Visit the most significant archeological discovery of the 20th century in China, the Terracotta Warriors Museum in the morning. After having an a la carte lunch at a well-chosen hotel, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. (B+L+D)
 
Differences:
Luxury series: the local specialty Tang Dynasty Dinner Show is served at the decent Tang Dynasty Palace. (Address: No.75 Chang'an Road, Xian)
Standard series: the delicate Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Dance and Music Show is arranged for you at Shaanxi Opera Theater. (Address: No. 165, Wenyi Road, Xian)  

Sunday Bazaar, Kashgar
Sunday Bazaar, Kashgar

Day 20: Xian - Shanghai
Before boarding the afternoon flight to Shanghai, you will have a visit to the Great Mosque and a local family. Lunch is a la carte style at local restaurant. Upon your arrival in Shanghai Airport, the local guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel. (B+L)
Day 21: Shanghai
Start the day trip with the Shanghai Museum, which is one of the four largest in China and features collections of bronzes, chinaware, painting and calligraphy. Then visit the Yuyuan Garden. After a  la carte lunch at a famous local restaurant, the highlight Huangpu River cruise is scheduled for you, so that you can enjoy a panoramic view of the river and city skyline. You will have a chance to walk around this famous area and visit an old street in Shanghai. (B+L)
Day 22: Departure from Shanghai
Drive to the airport and see off according to the departure flight schedule. (B)

Hotel
CityClass
Luxury Standard
BeijingCrowne Plaza Hotel   Holiday Inn Central Plaza - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing   
UrumqiHoi Tak Hotel   Mirage Hotel B Tower   
KorlaKangcheng Jianguo International Hotel   Loulan Hotel   
KuqaKuqa Hotel   Kuqa Hotel   
AksuHongfu Jinlan Hotel   Hongfu Jinlan Hotel   
Kashgarthe local best hotel the local best hotel
HetianHetian Hotel   Hetian Hotel   
MinfengNi Ya Hotel   Ni Ya Hotel   
TurpanHuozhou Hotel   Huozhou Hotel   
DunhuangDunhuang Hotel   Dunhuang Hotel   
XianSheraton Hotel   Grand New World Hotel   
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel   Ya Fan Long Men Hotel   
Price
2017
Based on per person and shown in US dollars. Valid from Mar. 1st, 2017 to Feb. 28th, 2018
TravelersSeasons
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High Season Low Season High Season Low Season
2-5 $5640.00 $5280.00 $5490.00 $5190.00
6-9 $4260.00 $3900.00 $4100.00 $3800.00
10 & above $3700.00 $3350.00 $3500.00 $3240.00
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