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November 2017 (12-day China Immersion Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze Three Gorges - Shanghai)

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Silk Road Tour from BeijingTour Name:         Silk Road Tour from Beijing
Tour Code:          M17D222
Duration:            16 Days & 15 Nights
Destination:        Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar
Features:            The tour is a good combo of Beijing highlights and the ancient Silk Road from Xian. You will travel to the most popular and important cities/towns and attractions on this far-reaching route linking the East and West.
Departure Date:
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Tour Price:          From $ P.P

Trip Summary

Detailed Itinerary

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 Accommodation

Day01

Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel.  N/A

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

  Day02

 Beijing

Full day visit Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and  The Temple of Heaven. B, L   Jianguo Hotel Beijing
  Day03

 Beijing

One day tour of Great Wall of China at Badaling, Ming Tombs, The Sacred Way. On the way back to hotel, you will visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium)    National Swimming Centre (The Water Cube) , feel free to take some photos of the stadiums. B, L Jianguo Hotel Beijing
  Day04

 Beijing / Xian

In the morning, take a Hutong Tour in Rickshaw and  Summer Palace , then transferred to airport for flight to Xian, arrive in Xian, be met and transferred to hotel. B, L   Grand New World Hotel

Day05

Xian

Full day visit The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda. B, L

Grand New World Hotel

   Day06

 Xian

Visit the Ancient City Wall, Grand Mosque, walking at the Muslim Street, Bell Tower and Shaanxi Historical Museum. B, L Grand New World Hotel
   Day07

 Xian / Dunhuang

In the morning visit Stele Museum and driven to airport for flight to Dunhuang, Transferred to hotel in Dunhuang. B, L Silk Road Hotel
   Day08

 Dunhuang

Full day tour in Dunhuang to visit Mogao Grottoes, Riding on a Camel, explore Echoing Sand Mountains and Crescent Spring. B, L Silk Road Hotel
   Day09

 Dunhuang - Turpan

Morning visit to Yumenguan Pass, Desert Discovery at Yadan Landform Park, The Great Wall of the Han Dynasty, at night transferred to railway station for overnight train to Turpan. B, L Soft sleeper train
   Day10

 Turpan

Arrival Tufpan, be met and transferred to hotel. Visit Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well, Grape Valley, and Emin Minaret. B, L Jiaohe Manor Hotel

Day11

 Turpan

Full day tour in Turpan to visit Bezkelik Thousand Buddha Caves, Flaming Mountain, and Astana Tomb. Later in the afternoon transferred to hotel in Urumqi. B, L

Jiaohe Manor Hotel

   Day12

Turpan - Urumqi

Transferred to visit Heavenly Lake (including a boat ride) and local bazaar at Erdaoqiao, later of the day transferred to airport for flight to Kashgar. Transfer to hotel in Kashgar. B, L

Bayinhe Hotel

Day13

Urumqi - Kashgar

Full day guided tour to visit Idkah Mosque, the Abakh Khoja Tomb, Sunday Bazaar, the old town and Kashgar Silk Road Museum. B, L

Barony Hotel Kashgar

   Day14

 Kashgar

A day excursion to Karakul Lake and local Tajik Village. Transferred back Kashgar.  B, L Barony Hotel Kashgar

Day15

Kashgar / Beijing

Transfer to airport for your flight back Beijing (via Urumqi). Upon arrival Beijing, met with and transferred to your hotel. Free leisure the balance of day. B, L

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

  Day16

 Beijing

Transferred to airport for your departure flight. Trip ends.  B  N/A




Day01 Day01 Arrival BeijingBeijing,China
Today you arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Greeted and received by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Beijing. The rest of day is at your own disposal.


Day02 Beijing (B, L)Temple of Heaven Beijing
Enjoy your buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today you will have a day guided tour to explore Beijing. This morning the tour begins with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, located in the southern part of Beijing, and has been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors, and is the largest one in Beijing among several royal altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon and other deities or symbolic forces of Nature. Then you will take a walking in the iconic Tiananmen Square, which is probably the biggest one of its kind in the world. From here you will go on to the Forbidden City (also known officially as the Imperial Palace Museum ) was commissioned by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Yong Le. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700's and on wards. The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and is now a major tourist attraction in China. The total area of the complex is 183 acres, so it takes quite a while to walk through, especially if you want to have a close look at everything. All together there are 9,999 1/2 rooms in the Museum, not all of which can be visited.



Day03 Beijing (B, L)Great Wall of China
This morning you will head to the Great Wall of China at Badaling. The Great Wall, like the Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and the Hanging Garden of Babylon, is one of the great wonders of the world. Starting out in the east on the banks of the Yalu Rivers in Liaoning Province, the Great Wall stretches westwards for 12,700km to Jiayuguan in the Bobi Desert, thus known as the Ten Thousand Li Wall in China. The lunch today will be arranged at a good restaurant at the foot of the Great Wall. In the afternoon you will pass through the Sacred Way to visit the Ming Tomb. Composed of memorial archway, ornamental pillar, and stele pavilion ornamental etc, the Sacred Way is a long path that leads you to the Ming Tomb. It was thought to have leaded the emperors' souls to enter heaven. The Ming Tomb is the burial site of 13 out of 17 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Being the last resting place of 13 emperors, it is also called as Thirteen Tombs by Chinese. On the way back to your hotel, you will visit the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium) and National Swimming Centre (The Water Cube), feel free to take some photos of the stadiums.



Day04 Beijing / Xian (B, L)Beijing Hutong Area
This morning you will take a unique Hutong tour by a rickshaw to discover the old residential area of Beijing. Hutongs are closely associated with individual four-sided courtyard in which people live. Most Hutongs are running east west for the local dwellers to procure the sunlight. Afterwards you will visit the Summer Palace. Located at the northwest suburb of Beijing, the Summer Palace was originally a royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty, Its predecessor was the Garden of Clear Ripples (Qingyiyuan) started in 1750 and burned down by the British and French allied troops in 1860. In 1886, Empress Dowager Cixi used navy outlays and other funds in the reconstruction and renamed the park as Summer Palace in 1888.The Summer Palace in northwest suburban Beijing is the largest and most complete imperial garden existing in China. later of the day you will be transferred to airport for a flight to Xian and upon arrival your guide will meet you and escort you to hotel in town.


Day05 Xian (B, L)Terra Cotta Warriors Xian
Your Xian tour begins with the mighty Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses. Discovered in 1974, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Site is one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20th century. In a vault of approximately 12,000m2 and 5m underground lay some 8,000 terracotta infantry soldiers, archers, cavalrymen and chariots arranged in battle formation, ready to defend their emperor's immortal soul. After the visit you will have a very good local lunch at a graceful restaurant. Then you will head back town and visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Situated inside Ci'en Temple (4 kilometers south of Xi'an City), it is one of the famous Buddhist pagodas in China. Sponsored by Tang Emperor Gaozong (628-683, reigned 650-683), the temple was first built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty as a symbol of thanksgiving to his mother for her kindness who had suffered an early death. Later of the day your guide will take you to the city center to see the Bell Tower of Xian. The Bell Tower was built in 1384 during the reign of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang of Ming Dynasty as a way to dominate the surrounding countryside and provide early warning of attack by rival rulers.
 


Day06 Xian (B, L)Xian Stone Stele Museum_
This morning you will pay a visit to the Ancient City Wall of Xian. Built 600 years ago (1374 - 1378) in the Ming Dynasty, the Wall was added on the Tang Dynasty walls. Being the most prominent walls built after medieval time, it is also the best-kept and biggest city walls in Xian. Then you will visit the Grand Mosque and walk on the famous Muslin food market. Afterwards you will visit Shaanxi Historical Museum. It is a magnificent architectural complex in the Tang Dynasty style. The museum is an architecture of Tang style, "Hall in center, storied buildings in corners", elegant and dignified, magnificent scale, combination of traditional architecture and modern science, which completely embodied folk tradition, local feature, and epoch spirit.



Day07 Xian  / Dunhuang (B, L)Xian Old City Wall
In the morning you will visit the Stone Stele Museum, an art treasure-house with the oldest and richest collection of steles in China. It is not only one of the centers of ancient Chinese stone-engraving classics, but also the focus of the works of art of celebrated calligraphers of past dynasties. The numerous standing steles resemble a forest, hence the name; Steles. With a history of almost 900 years, it is an art gem renowned at home and abroad. After the visit you will be transferred to airport and fly to Dunhuang. Upon arrival Dunhuang, met with and transferred to your hotel.


Day08 Dunhuang (B, L)Echo Sand Mountain Dunhuang
A full day guided tour in Dunhuang to visit Mogao Caves, also known as the "Dunhuang Grottoes" or the "Thousand Buddha Grottoes", is located on the western cliffs of the Echoing Sands Mountains. It is one of the most complete collections of Buddhist frescoes and sculpture from a period ranging over ten dynasties. Their construction started in 366 AD. The existing 492 grottoes contain 45,000 square meters of murals and more than 2415 painted sculptures, which spanned 10 consecutive dynasties in more than 1,000 years. Then you will visit Crescent Spring (Yueya Quan) is in the Echoing Sand Mountains (Mingsha Shan), 6 km (4 mi) south of Dunhuang. It is an oasis in the desert. The spring's name derives from the crescent-shaped lake formed by the spring water between two huge sand dunes. Although the area is very dry, the pool doesn't dry up as one might expect. Afterwards you will enjoy an experience of riding the camel. Riding a camel on the desert of the Echoing Sand Mountains is a great experience. You can enjoy the beautiful wavy shapes of the smooth yellow dunes against the deep blue sky, and imagine you are traveling the ancient Silk Road. Step off the camel and listen for the singing of the sand.


Day09 Dunhuang - Turpan (B, L )Crescent Spring Dunhuang
You will have a half day tour in Dunhuang. Visit Yumenguan Pass and the desert at Yadan Landform Park. Yumenguan Pass is one of the west gates out of the country of the Han Dynasty (206 B. C. - 220 A. D.), it is quite ruined by the shifting sands but still shows the ever splendor. The Evil City in the Yadan Landform Park locates the south to the Wubao town in Hami and 20kms far from Wubao while 100kms far from Hami city. The Evil city is famous for its night sound and vivid rocks in various shapes those look like animals or other world famous attractions in the world. Later of the day you will be transferred to railway station and board your soft sleeper train to Turpan.


Day10 Turpan (B, L)Emin Minaret Turpan
Upon your arrival at Turpan you will meet with your guide and driver who will escort you to your hotel for breakfast. Afterwards you will visit Turpan. The tour today includes Jiaohe Ruins, an important archaeological site 10km West of Turpan is the remains of an ancient walled capital of the Uighur with its large monastery and palace. Visit Emin Minaret, Karez Well, and tour the Grape Valley. The Emin Minaret is an elegant Muslim minaret built in 1778AD in honor of a great Turpan general, Emin Khoja. The Minaret is quite popular among local Muslims and visitors. Karez Well is a unique underground water system invented and built by the ancient farmers of various ethnic minorities of Turpan, aiming to adapt to the basin natural environment, solar radiation and the atmosphere in the dry region. This irrigation system of wells connected by underground channels is considered to be one of the three great ancient projects in China. Your tour in Turpan will draw a close at one of the vineyard and fruit gardens in the Grape Valley.


Day11 Turpan - Urumqi (B, L)Astana Tomb
The tour today covers the Bezkelik Thousand Buddha Caves, Flaming Mountain and Astana Tomb. The Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves are complex of Buddhist cave grottos dating from the 5th to the 13th centuries. These caves were built on a cliff face fronting a river valley. In the Uigur language Bezeklik means "place where there are paintings". These caves are one of the largest Buddhist "grotto" sites in Xinjiang. It used to be an important center for Buddhist worship under the Xizhou Huigu government of Gaochang Kingdom, which built the royal temple of the King of Huigu at this site. Flaming Mountain is about 10 kilometers east of Turpan, stretching up to 100 km from east to west and about 10km from south to north. With an average temperature of 30 degrees, it is known as the hottest place on earth and the highest temperature can reach 47.8 Celsius degrees. Nicknamed "underground museum", the Astana Tomb Complex contains a total of over 500 tombs, the occupants of which include aristocrats, officials and ordinary people from the early Western Jin Dynasty to the mid-Tang Dynasty. Due to the high terrain and hot and dry weather in the area, the tomb chambers are naturally germ-free. As a result, mummies and burial objects inside are well preserved after thousands of years, and a large number of historical relics are kept intact, including silk fabrics, murals and pottery ware etc. Later of the day transferred to your hotel in Urumqi.


Day12 TurfUrumqi - Kashgar (B, L)Heavenly Lake
In the morning you will be transferred to visit the Heavenly Lake. Heavenly Lake (Tian Chi) is a beautiful blue mountain lake. The crystal water, the pine trees covering the hillsides and the snow capped mountains in the background make is a spectacular sight. The tour to the Heavenly Lake includes a boat cruise trip. Then you will get back the town to visit Erdaoqiao Bazaar, a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and almost anything that you can imagine. On Sunday, there are more stalls and more goods to buy than any other day. The old streets around the bazaar are really worth seeing. In the afternoon transfer to Urumqi Airport and take a flight to Kashgar. Upon arrival Kashgar, be met and escorted to your hotel in town.


Day13 Kashgar (B, L)Idkah Mosque Kashgar
A full day guided tour in Kashgar. You will visit Idkah Mosque, the Abakh Khoja Tomb, Sunday Bazaar, the old town and Kashgar Silk Road Museum. Idkah Mosque is known for being the largest and oldest mosque in China that invites about 10,000 worshipers on every Friday. Abakh Khoja Tomb that is better known by the Chinese as Tomb of Fragrant Lady is an ancient Islamic building, where five generations of a famous Islamic master were buried. The Sunday Bazaar in Kashgar is perhaps the largest road market in Central Asia, the trip to the Bazaar offers you a good chance to experience the very good touch to the vibrant city with its local residence. After that you will explore the Old Town of Kashgar to observe these time-aged houses and people's daily life. You will also visit the Kashgar Silk Road Museum.


Day14 Kashgar (B, L)Tajik Village at Karakul Lake
Today's tour brings you to the beautiful Karakul Lake and local Tajik Village. Adjacent to the Karakorum Highway, 192km from Kashgar, 3600 m above sea level lay the Karakul Lake, a stunning combination of turquoise water and grandiose mountains that turn even the most novice photographers into instant professionals. At an altitude of 3,600m, it is the highest lake of the Pamir Plateau, near the junction of the Pamir Mountains, Tianshan and Kunlunshan mountain ranges. You will visit a local Tajik Village close to the lake. Later of the day you will drive back Kashgar after seeing the Karakul in the snowy backdrop of the 7546 meter high Muztagh Ata.


Day15 Kashgar - Beijing (B)Kashgar Bazar,Silk Road,China
Transfer to airport and fly back Beijing (connect at Urumqi). Transferred to your hotel in Beijing. Upon arrival Beijing, met with and transferred to your hotel. Free at own leisure the balance of day.


Day16 Depart Beijing (B)Beijng Capital Airport,China
Your guide and driver will transfer you to airport according to your flight schedule. End of your amazing Silk Road tour.


Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
01).
All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a local English speaking guide in each city (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
08). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

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