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16 Days Silk Road Adventure Tour


16 Days Silk Road Adventure Tour

Tour Name: 16 Days Silk Road Adventure Tour

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Description: 16 Days China Silk Road Adventure Tour offers a highlights tour of China Silk Road,includes : Beijing, Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan, Dunhuang ,Jiayuguan,Lanzhou, Xian, Shanghai

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Day 1: Arrival in Beijing

Arrive in Beijing. You will be met by our guide at airport and transferred to your hotel in Beijing. Free for rest of the day.

Meals: No Meal                 Accommodation: In Beijing


Day 2: Beijing City Tour
Today, enjoy your full day Beijing City Tour that covers the most popular sites in Beijing city : Tian'anmen Square,the biggiest city center square in the world; Forbidden City, which was the Imperial Palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and, it is one of the largest, and certainly the most completely restored, ancient architectural complex in the world. And then visit magnificent Temple of Heaven,which is the largest ancient preserved garden in China and a former summer retreat for Emperors, for your 1 hour short visiting.
Meals:Breakfast                       Accommodation: In Beijing                                  


Day 3: Beijing-The Great Wall Tour

In the morning, take a driving to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (including round-way cable way and scenic shuttle bus) first, Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, making it older than the Badaling section. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt and till today most parts of it are well preserved. The Mutianyu Great Wall has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall.then drive back to the downtown for a short visit to see the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube. if you are interested, you can choose Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner tonight.
Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Beijing                                  


Day 4: Beijing-Urumqi

After breakfast, take early morning flight for Urumqi. Upon arrival, transfer to Southern Pastures - About 60 km south of Urumqi. Southern Pasture is an attraction for tourists to see the beautiful highland pasture and unique pastoral life of Kazak people. In fact, "Urumqi" in Mongolian language just means "Pretty Pasture". Then transfer to your hotel in Urumchi. 

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Urumqi


Day 5: Urumqi City Tour

Enjoy an excursion to Tianchi Lake. Tian Chi - The name literally means "Heaven Lake" or "Heavenly Lake. This Tianchi lies on the north side of Bogda Peak of Tianshan Mountains, about 110 km east of Urumqi. It is an alpine drift lake shaped in the Quaternary Glacier period. Back to the city, take a city tour and visit Xinjiang Regional Museum - The Xinjiang Regional Museum is a large integrated museum and centre for the collection and study of cultural relics in Xinjiang.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Urumqi


Day 6: Urumqi-Kashgar

Take morning flight for Kashi. Met and transferred to your hotel in Kashgar. First visit Id Kah Mosque - The Id Kah mosque is the largest mosque in China. Every Friday, it accommodates nearly 10,000 worshippers and may hold up to 20,000. The mosque was built by Saqsiz Mirza in ca. 1442. After lunch, then move on to Abakh Khoja Tomb - Abakh Khoja Tomb is the 17th Century family cemetery of the Kashgar area Islamic leader. Abakh Khoja Tomb is famous as a well-preserved Islamic architectural complex not only in Xinjiang, but throughout Central Asia. Xiang Fei's love story entices tourists from home and abroad. Continue to visit Sunday Bazaar - On Sunday the whole city of Kashgar becomes a big market.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Kashgar



Day 7: Kashgar-Urumqi-Turpan

This morning, visit Residentail Area on High Platform. The platform is Kashgar's old town. It is located on a natural slope of yellow soil, earthy and huddled with old houses, kept in reservation of part of the former Kashgar town. Most homes are handed down from generation to generation for over 300 to 400 years. The unique homes and antique soil earthenware workshops on soil precipice have become the two tourist attractions.After lunch, take afternoon flight for Urumqi. Met and drive 200km to Turpan. Met by local tour guide and transferred to your hotel in Turpan.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Turpan


Day 8: Turpan Tour

Full day tour in Turpan includings: Jiaohe Ruins - The Jiaohe Ruins is the place of ancient Chinese ruins found in the Yarnaz Valley, 10 km west of the city of Turpan. The city of Jiaohe was the capital of the Anterior Jushi Kingdom, concurrent with the Han Dynasty, Jin Dynasty and Southern and Northern Dynasties in China. It was finally abandoned after its destruction during an invasion by the Mongols led by Genghis Khan in the 13th century. Karez Well - It is a loacal Turfan water system, called karez well in Turfan. It is a qanat system that has been regarded as one of the three greatest water projects of ancient China together with the Du Jiang Yan Irrigation System, and the Grand Canal. Flaming Mountains - The Flaming Mountains are barren, eroded, red sandstone hills in the east of the city of Turfan. The mountain climate is harsh and the temperature is extremely hot in the summer, the hottest site in China.Grape Valley - Situated in the Flaming Mountain 13 km east of Turpan, the Grape Valley is 8km long from north to south and 0.5km wide. This green paradise of 400 hektares is covered with layer upon layer of grapes.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Turpan


Day 9: Turpan-Dunhuang

Full day tour Turpan and then you will take an overnight train to Liuyuan for Dunhang (overnight on train).
Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves - Situated at the foot of Flaming Mountains lying 13km east of Turpan city, they are a group of Buddhist cave grottos dating from the 5th to the 9th centuries. There are 77 rock-cut caves at the site. Most have rectangular spaces with rounded arch ceilings often divided into four sections, each with a mural of Buddha. Sugong Pagoda - The Sugong Pagoda lies in the southeast suburb, six kilometers away from Turpan City. The cylindrical Sugong Pagoda is 37 meters high and 10 meters in diameter from the bottom. The pagoda was built in 1181 by the ruler of the Turpan Prefecture, to honor his father. Astana Grave - The Astana Graves are a group of underground tombs about 40 km to the southeast of Turpan. The tombs were the burial sites by the inhabitants of the ancient city of Gaochang, both officials and commoners.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: On the train


Day 10: Dunhuang

Arrival in Liuyuan early in the morning, met by the tour guide from Dunhuang and drive 150km to Dunhuang. First transferred to your hotel in Dunhuang. Full day in Dunhuang: Echoing-Sand Dune - Located 6 kilometers south of Dunhuang city, Singing Sand Hill which is also known as the sand dunes of Mingsha, offers fantastic desert scenery. The dune, surrounded by rolling ridges and precipitous cliffs, reaches a relative height of 250 meters.  Crescent Lake - Or called Yueyaquan in Chinese, is a crescent-shaped lake in the oasis, 5 km southwest of the city Dunhuang. It was named Yueyaquan since Qing Dynasty. The lake and the surrounding deserts are very popular with tourists, who are offered camel and 4x4 rides.  Mogao Grottoes - Mogao Grottoes oe he Mogao Caves are a group of 492 temples 25 km southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road. The caves house some of the finest examples of Buddhist art with a span of 1,000 years.  4. Dunhuang Museum - It is a local museum for housing the cultural relics that were excavated in the Dunhuang area.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Dunhuang


Day 11: Dunhuang-Jiayuguan by train

This morning take day train for Jiayuguan. Afternoon tour in Jiayuguan: Jiayuguan Pass - It is the first pass at the west end of the Great Wall of China,6 kilometers southwest of the city of Jiayuguan. Along with Juyongguan and Shanhaiguan, it is one of the main three passes along the Great Wall. The pass is trapezoid-shaped with a perimeter of 733 meters and an area of more than 33,500 square meters. Suspension Great Wall - 11 kilometers to the downtown Jiayuguan City, the Suspension Great Wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368- 1644). It gets its name because there is a 231 meter long section, with an obliquity of 45 degrees, built onto a 150m high ridge. From a distance, it looks like a dragon about to extend its body towards the ground.  Wei-jin Mural Tombs - Located about 15 kilometers northeast of Jiayuguan, Wei-Jin Mural Tomb is a big tomb group with over 1,400 tombs built between the 3rd Century and 5th Century during the Wei and Jin dynasties. It is the largest subterranean art gallery in the world, containing a large number of colorful murals, attracting tourists from both home and abroad.

Meals: Breakfast                       Accommodation: In Jiayuguan


Day 12: Jiayuguan-Lanzhou by air

After breakfast, free till your transfer to Jiayuguan Airport for your morning flight to Lanzhou. The afternoon tour in Lanzhou includes: Gansu Provincial Museum - The Gansu Provincial Museum is a local comprehensive museum. The Museum has five exhibition halls, which boasts 75,000 cultural relics ranging from natural specimens to historical, revolutionary and national heritages. Then Walking along the bank of Yellow River acrossing the city.

Meals: Breakfast                      Accommodation: In Lanzhou City


Day 13: Lanzhou-Xian By flight

Full day excursion to Binglingsi Grottoes and take flight for Xian. Binglingsi Grottoes - "Bingling" means "thousand Buddhas" or "ten-thousand Buddhas" in the Tibetan language. Also known as BinglingTemple, the grottoes are carved on Jishi Hill 75 km from Lanzhou. Bingling Temple Grottoes are famous for stone sculptures of Budda Buddhist pagodas in relief and murals of Esoteric Buddhism. Take the later afternoon flight to Xian and check into your hotel in Xian.

Meals: Breakfast                          Accommodation: In Xian City  


Day 14: Xi'an-Shanghai

The highlight of the tour today lies in the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum.It is reputed as the largest underground military base in the world. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient Xi'an City Wall,the largest and best-preserved wall in China ,running 13.75km, enclosing the old capital. In the middle of the old block of Xi'an stands the Great Mosque, the oldest and biggest Islamic mosque in the country, determined to have been built in mid-7th century. Then you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the two most significant Buddhist pagodas in Xi'an, which was built around early 8th century. Later, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your departing flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast                                                                       Accommodation: In Shanghai City


Day 15: Shanghai City Tour

In the morning after breakfast, you will viist The Bund, Once the home of the foreign traders and major banks, the embankment has taken on a new vitality; lovely old European-style buildings mix with futuristic developments, chic restaurants, top end shops and bars offer plenty to see and do – and by night it's magic, and Nanjing Road, One of the most famous shopping streets in the world. Giant shopping centres, specialist boutiques, international brands, local upmarket goods, it’s all here, it's all busy and at night it really glitters. A fascinating glimpse of modern, commercial China.Then move on to Shanghai Bazaar and Yu Yuan Garden. Yuyuan is the most famous garden in Shanghai. It is located in the heart of Shanghai's Old City (Shanghai bazaar), one of the few existent old tourist places in Shanghai. Shanghai bazaar is teemed with a great number of small streets and lanes where vendors sell their products and food stuffs to the tourists and local people.After that, you are free till you are transferred to Shanghai airport for catching flight to Zhangjiajie whihc has the most beautiful mountains in the world.

Meals: Breakfast                                                                         Accommodation: In Shanghai                  


Day 16: Shanghhai/Departure

After breakfast,you are free leisure before transferred to airport for departure.

Meals: Breakfast                                                        

Price : Use in USD/P.P

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Price Excludes:

Private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots.
Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
Two perosns share one twins or double room at hotel with daily breakfast
Entrance fees to attractions or activities listed in the itinerary
Meals as itinerary specifies
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
Government & service taxes
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price Excludes:

  Round way International and domestic airfare, unless otherwise noted.
  Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
  Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc. 
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services
  Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations,damages injury caused by accident beyond the control of visitarounchina.com and that has incurred due to the tourist action voilating the laws.

Remarks:

※  Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※  VAC reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※  No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※  Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※  Special requirements should be advised to VAC in advance.
※  VAC reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

How to book with us ?

Step 1:Selection & Sending an Inquiry

Browse the ready-made tour routes on our website and select the route most suitable for you. Please click the “Free Inquiry” button below the price, fill in the form and then submit it to us. If there is no route in our ready-made tours that meets your demands, just click “Tailor My Trip” on the above site navigation part of the tour page, fill in the form with your requirements and then submit it to us.

Step 2:Getting a Quote (报价) within 24 Hours

After receiving your inquiry, our professional travel counselors will go to work for you. He/she will arrange a very reasonable route and quote our best price. You will receive our reply within 24 hours.

Step 3:Free Changes per Your Requests

Upon your receipt of our reply, please carefully study the route and quotation we have prepared for you. After that, should you have any questions or further requirements regarding the route, please feel free to e-mail us. We will be pleased to make any changes according to your requests. No matter how long the tour discussion may take, our aim is to make you completely satisfied with the final plan.

Step 4:Booking & Payment

When our proposal is in accordance with your plans, please show your acceptance of our offer by phone or email and indicate to us your preferred method of payment. We accept payment by Cable transfer, Credit Card, Western Union and PayPal. We will provide you some suggestions and offer detailed instructions about the payment procedure in the email.

Step 5:Confirmation

The tour is officially confirmed at the moment that we receive your payment. We will write an e-mail to confirm this with you. A travel bill will be provided. About ten days prior to your trip starting date, we will send you all necessary contact details for each city, climate information and some further travel advice to help you with your packing. We are all excited about your choice to visit China!

What can you do if you want to have your own tour routes?

A. Click the “Free Inquiry” button on the page.
B. Ask travel counselors to tell you the quote.
C. Present your requirements to the website.
D. Ask for all necessary contact details.

What can we know about the website?

A. It offers satisfactory replies to any questions within 24 hours.
B. It introduces procedures for paying for the tour on phones.
C. It provides information for those who want to visit China.
D. It requires travelers to follow the advice on how to pack.

Why choose us ?

With over 30 years professional experience at China Travel Agency, all memebers of our staff at Visitaroundchina are trying their best to provide the best service for each clients of ours.Here are several reasons why more than 10,000 clients per year put their faith in us, as their China tour provider.The Five Great Reasons to choose us as per below:

1.Travel Specialists

All of our travel advisors are experienced travel professionals who have passion for travel. They continually travel within China to keep abreast of the latest trends and attractions, and thus can provide our customers with the latest information about traveling in China. Evaluations done by our recent clients are highly regarded as we monitor the service level of our providers and staff.

2. Freedom and flexibility

"Discovery your way" is our motto and it is something that we are passionate about. We express this passion by giving our clients the tools to discover China in the way that best suits them. Tailor-made and customized tours - We specialize in tailor-made and customized travel.Small private groups - See China in the luxury in your own private vehicle with your own guide and driver.

3. Quality Service Gurantee

We are proud of the high standards we achieve and the value for money we offer.We take great care to ensure that our tours are the best value for money in the business, and we know that outstanding value means ensuring that all of the ingredients are right, not just the price. Many of the inclusions in our tours are the result of years of careful research to get the right balance of quality and adventure that is best suited to our avellers.Our friendly and approachable staff have extensive regional knowledge and their expertise will help to lift your experience out of the ordinary. For example, our popular Inca Trail programme utilises carefully selected and educated local guides, cooks, and porters with top equipment, to ensure your trek will be of the highest quality with minimal discomfort. Our attention to detail and high level of service ensures our happy customers come back to us year after year.

4.Integrity and Honesty

No hidden cost and forced shopping with us. If you are travelling to distant destinations, you certainly don't want any expensive surprises or extra costs that you weren't told about before you booked your tour. Chinazhangjiajietour is one of few up-front travel companies that tell you what is included and excluded in our brochure and on our website, rather than after you have booked your tour. You will find that many included excursions on our tours are chosen for their quality, not their price. On each trip you may find there are some excursions that are not included. This might be because they are not to everyone's taste or there may be various options of differing value to choose from and we want you to have the choice. There is generally enough time allowed for you to do the options offered, but if you prefer you can always spend some time exploring, sight-seeing or simply relaxing.

5. 7/24 Care & Service

If something happens to our customers,we are always at the end of the phone 24/7 whatever the situation. Our guides and travel advisors are trained to handle emergencies as well as the small but annoying proble With over 30 years professional experience at China Travel Agency, all memebers of our staff at Visitaroundchina are trying their best to provide the best service for each clients of ours.Here are several reasons why more than 10,000 clients per year put their faith in us, as their China tour provider.

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