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17 Days Silk Road Adventure Tour
 
Beijing | Urumuqi | Kashgar | Turfan | Dunhuang | Jiayuguan |Lanzhou| Xian | Shanghai (Suzhou)
 
 
Tour Description:
This is a private tour, We will assign private guide and van in each city and no other participants will be allowed to join in your group. Also the tour is totally flexible. You can start your own tours at anytime as you like. Moreover, if you would like to do some adjustment in this itinerary, please Email(ebiz@dditours.com) in what area you are not satisfied, we can adjust the itinerary according to your every request.
 
Daily Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Beijing ()

On arrival in Beijing, you will be met & transferred by our professional English speaking guide to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2
Beijing (B/L)

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day city excursion to Tiananmen Square-the largest square in the world, Forbidden City-imperial palace of Ming and Qing Dynasty,and Temple of Heaven-here ancient emperors prayed for good harvest. Lunch at good local Peking Roasted Duck restaurants. You can choose the Peking Opera Show (or Chinese Kungfu show) as optional in the evening.

The Tian'anmen Square: The largest city square in the world.
The Forbidden City: the imperial palace for the Ming and Qing with a history of around 600 years.
The Temple of Heaven: The Temple of Heaven is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of one of the world’s great civilizations.

stone statues in the Sacred Way


Day 3
Beijing (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel followed by full day trip to the Great Wall at Badaling, the Ming Tombs and the Sacred Way with lunch at local Chinese restaurant.

The Great Wall: the symbol of China and Climbing the Great Wall you can pass visitors from all over the world, and hear conversations in almost every language
The Ming Tombs: Consisting of mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors, is one of the largest imperial necropolises in China.
The Sacred Way: The way stood on both sides with marvelous stone sculptures by which means the road leading to heaven.


Day 4
Beijing/Urumqi (B/L)

Buffet breakfast at hotel, visit the Summer Palace, then explore old town of Beijing(visit Hutong by rickshaw), lunch at the Hutong family followed by transfer to the airport for flight to Urumqi. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel.

Hutong: A hutong is a unique form of community that exists only in China. If you are fed up with high buildings and wide streets, enter Beijing’s hutongs then. Here, you will find "Hutong Culture".
The Summer Palace: the best-preserved imperial garden in China.

Day 5
Urumqi/Kashgar (B/L)
Visit Heavenly Lake, Xinjiang Minority Peoples' Museum , Transfer to the airport to fly to Kashgar in the evening.

Heavenly Lake(Tianchi lake) : one of the scenic alpine destinations in Xinjiang located on the slopes of Bogda Peak that has an altitude of 5,445 meters. It is properly named for its steep green

Heavenly Lake

pastures, virgin conifer forests, and snowy mountains. The lake and the surrounding Tian Shan Mountain are pure and pristine
Xinjiang Minority Peoples' Museum: It offers an impressive collection of exhibits, covering artifacts and relics from more than 12 minority groups. The lay out and presentation of the exhibits is imaginative, along with the 3000 year old mummies.

Day 6

Kashgar/Urumqi (B/L)
Visit the Idigar Mosque, the Abakh Khoja Tomb, Bazaar. Take evening flight back to Urumqi.

Idigar Mosque: The Idigar Mosque has a history of more than 500 years, it attracts more than 10,000 worshipers for prayers on a Friday afternoon.
the Abakh Khoja Tomb: A masterpiece of Uigur architecture, 17th Century family cemetery of the Kashgar area Islamic leader.
Bazaar: a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and more.


the sugong Pagoda

Day 7
Urumqi/Turpan (B/L)

Buffet breakfast at hotel, then drive to Turpan. Visit the Jiaohe Ruins, the Karez Well and the Sugong Pagoda.

The Jiaohe Ruins: It was the capital of the state of South Cheshi, one of the kingdoms of the Han dynasty (206-220BC).
The Karez Well: It is an irrigation system of wells connected by underground channels. Karez systems are the crystallization of ancient people's diligence and intelligence.
The Sugong Pagoda: it is the only Islamic tower among the hundred famous towers in China.


Day 8
Turpan (B/L)
Full day trip to the Gaochang Ruins, the Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave, the Astana Tombs and the Flaming Hill.

The Gaochang Ruins: The ancient walled capital of the Uighurs which flourished between the 7th and 14th centuries.
The Flaming Hill: The mountain is combination of red sand and rocks that makes the mountain looks like a red dragon sleeping on the area basin.
The Bezaklik Thousand Buddha Grottoes: It contains 67 caves dating from the Northern and Southern dynasties (317 - 589) to the Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368).

Day 9
Turpan/Liuyuan/Dunhuang (B/L)
After breakfast, drive to train station for high speed train to Liuyuan (about 3.5 hours). Upon arrival, meet an drive to Dunhuang. Lunch at local Chinese restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Mogao Caves.

Mogao Caves: The Mogao Caves, a shrine of Buddhist art treasures , also known as the Thousand Buddha Caves.

Crescent Lake


Day 10

Dunhuang/Jiayuguan (B/L)
Buffet at the hotel, visit the Mingsha Shan and the Crescent Lake. Drive to Jiayuguan in the afternoon. Upon arrival meet and transfer to your hotel.

Mingsha Shan and the Crescent Lake: The lake and the Sounding Sand Dune which can make sounds when the wind passes are located in the place where the sand and the oasis meet.


Jiayuguan Pass


Day 11
Jiayuguan/Lanzhou (B/L)
Visit Jiayuguan pass & Overhanging Great Wall, then transfer to the airport for flight to Lanzhou .

Jiayuguan Pass: the western end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty as well as the most magnificent and best-preserved pass among the over thousand passes along the Ming Great Wall, known as "Impregnable Pass Under Heaven"

Overhanging Great Wall: The Overhanging Wall gets its name because there is a 231 meter long section, with an obliquity of 45 degrees, built onto a 150m high ridge.

Day 12

Lanzhou (B/L)
Visit White Pagoda Mountain, Waterwheel & Grottoes of Bingling Temple.

White Pagoda Mountain: Located to the north of the city, on the far bank of the Yellow River . From the hill one can have a bird's eye view of the Yellow River.
Grottoes of Bingling Temple: Bingling is a transliteration of Tibetan, which means Ten Thousand Buddha, just the common name of Buddhist caves in China.

Day 13
Lanzhou/Xian (B/L/D)
Buffet breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the airport for flight to Xian-the ancient capital of China. Upon arrival, meet and transfer the hotel. Lunch at local restaurant followed by visit to Shaanxi Historical Museum, Ancient City Wall, etc. Dumpling Dinner at a good dumpling restaurant.

The Provincial Museum: Which is one of the best Museum in China and where you can learn a lot about the 5,000 year brilliant history of China.
The Ancient City Wall
: Xian City Wall was constructed in the early Ming Dynasty on the basis of the Imperial City of Chang An (Everlasting Peace) of the Tang Dynasty.

Terracotta Warriors and Horses


Day 14
Xian (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses with circle movie showed before returning to the city for visit of the big wild Goose Pagoda and the Courtyard of Family Gao with Shadow Puppet Show enjoying. Lunch at good local restaurant. You can choose the Tang Dynasty dinner Show as optional in the evening (highly recommended, as it is the best show in China).

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses: The most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb.
The Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show: The show that presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty.
The Big wild Goose Pagoda: It is one of the city's most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xi'an today. In AD 652, the Big Goose Pagoda was built to store the sutras and the figurines of Buddha, which were brought from India by a famous Buddhist translator and traveler Tang Sanzang, also known by his Buddhist name as Xuanzang.
The Courtyard of Family Gao: The Courtyard of Family Gao: Located in Xian’s bustling shopping area, Gao’s Courtyard is the former residence of Ming Dynasty.The residence is well preserved or restored to replicate the originals. Xian Art Gallery works in the main houses and you can enjoy local Shadow Puppet Show here.

the Bund

Day 15
Xian/Shanghai (B/L)

Buffet breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the airport for flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival meet and transfer to your hotel. Lunch at good local restaurant followed by visit to the Bund and Nanjing Road.

The Bund: known as a miniature museum of international architecture with dozens of high buildings standing along the shore.
Nanjing Road: the longest commercial street in China, lined with big department and speciality stores, upscale boutiques, and a variety of fine restaurants, enjoying the reputation of "China's No.1 Street".


Day 16
Shanghai (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day trip to Jade Buddha Temple, the Yu Garden and Shanghai Museum, etc with lunch at good local restaurants. You can choose the Acrobatic Show as optional in the evening.

Yu Garden: a place of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai, dates back to the fabled Ming Dynasty.
The Jade Buddha Temple: The most famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai.
Shanghai Museum: As one of the largest Museums in China, Shanghai Museum possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art.


Day 17
Shanghai/Departure (B)

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Free until transfer to the airport for flight to the next destination.
End of service.

 
 
 
Price Details(per person in US$):
Standard Class
(Tour Code: PS181)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$4346
$708
$3849
$708
Low Season
$4015
$542
$3548
$542
Deluxe Class
(Tour Code: PS182)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$4468
$914
$3965
$914
Low Season
$4129
$703
$3630
$703


High Season: March 01- October 31
Low Season: November 01- February 28
 
 
 
 
Service included Service not included
A.
Hotels (twin share basis) as listed in the itinerary
B.
Entrance fees
C.
Personal Guide & Driver + Private car / van for Private Transfers & sightseeing
D.
Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=Dinner
E.
Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary
F.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
G.
Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
A.
Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets
B.
Visa Fees
C.
Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.
D.
Single Room Supplement
E.
Personal Expenses
F.
Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L", or "D"
G. Evening Optional Shows

Optional Full Day Suzhou Tour.
Itinerary

Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai ( B/L )
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day trip by coach or train to Suzhou where you will visit Garden of the Master of the Nets, Lingering Garden and Silk Factory with lunch at good local restaurants. Afternoon, boat trip on the ancient canal in Suzhou. Back to Shanghai in the evening.

Garden of the Master of the Nets: Suzhou is famous for its the Gardens. Garden of the Master of the Nets is an elaborate succession of small gardens. In the garden you would marvel at this unique architecture art.
Lingering Garden: It is the best preserved among all the Suzhou gardens.
Silk Factory: Suzhou is also famous for its silk production. In the factory you can see how the silk is processed from the silk worm to the final woven cloth.
Ancient Canal:which is 1,764 km (about 1200 miles) in length, is the longest man-made waterway as well as being the greatest in ancient China.

Price Details (per person in US$)
Standard Class
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$140
$45
$110
$45
Low Season
$115
$30
$90
$30
Deluxe Class
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$155
$55
$125
$55
Low Season
$120
$35
$95
$35
Note:
1)
Prices quoted are subject to rooms availability at the time of booking is made.
2)

Prices are valid until December, 2016 and prices are not available in major holiday (October 1- October 7, Feb 7- Feb 13 ) in China.
3)
Our Price are subject to change of the exchange rate between US$ and RMB changes by 2% or more(Now: US$ : RMB=1 : 6.3).
4) The prices listed include a discount for cash payment either by wire transfer, for any other type of payment, the discount price may not apply and subject to certain amount surcharge.

 
 
 
Featured Hotels for this tour:
 
Standard Class
City
Hotel
Rate
Beijing
Sunworld Hotel or similar
Four Star
( ★ ★ ★
)
Xi'an
Xi'an Huashan Hotel or similar
Urumqi
Xinjiang Grand Hotel or similar
Kashgar
Barony Hotel or similar
Turpan
Huozhou Hotel or similar
Dunhuang
Grand Sun Hotel or similar
Jiayuguan
Jiayuguan Hotel or similar
Lanzhou
Jinjiang Sun Hotel or similar
Shanghai
Lee Gardens Hotel Shanghai or similar
Deluxe Class
City
Hotel
Rate
Beijing
Radegast Lake View Hotel or similar
Five Star
( ★ ★ ★
)
Xi'an
Grand Noble Hotel or Similar
Urumqi
Hoi Tak Hotel or similar
Kashgar
Barony Hotel or similar
Four Star
( ★ ★ ★
)
Jiayuguan
Jiayuguan Hotel or similar
Turpan

Tuha Prtroleum Tulufan Hotel or similar

Five Star
( ★ ★ ★
)
Dunhuang
Dunhuang Shazhou Great Hotel or similar
Lanzhou
Sunshine Plaza Hotel or similar
Shanghai
Sunrise On The Bund Hotel or Similar