11 Days 10 Nights Xian - Dunhuang - Urumqi - Kashgar - Urumqi Tour

  • Tour Code: SR-301  
  • Destinations: Xian - Dunhuang - Urumqi - Kashgar - Urumqi
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Day 01: Arrive in Xian

Arrive in Xian Xianyang International Airport and be greeted by your guide  who will escort you to the hotel, and the rest of the day is leisured.


Day 02: Xian

Terra-cotta Warriors, Xian
This day begins with a visit to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum which housing the army of 8,000 life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses that had lain buried and forgotten for more than two millennia. Each of these astounding Terra-cotta pieces has an individually sculpted face, standing in military formation in three separate underground building. A La Carte lunch will be arranged in a local restaurant nearby the Museum. After your amazing exploration of these fabulous sculptures, visit the revered Big Wild Goose Pagoda (652 AD), a well-preserved ancient building in a classical Buddhist temple, about 1,300 years old and a holy place for Buddhists. In the evening, indulge in a Tang Dynasty dumpling dinner and cultural show featuring traditional music, dance, and traditional costumes.   (B, L, D)


Day 03: Xian

Big Wild Goose Pagoda,
Today we tour the countryside of Xian. We drive to a typical village of Northern China - An Wu Village to feel the real-life of local farmers, in which we will visit a rural primary school, a rural clinic, local farmer's family and underground cave house as well as a local cattle farm and the ancient dwelling buildings come from more than 700 years ago. Lunch will be arranged in a local family, taste some local flavor. After than, we go to visit Hanyang Mausoleum which was built for the fourth emperor of Han dynasty 2000 years ago. The female Terra-cotta warrior was discovered from there. (B, L, D)


Day 04: Xian to Dunhuang

Shaanxi Provincial History Museum
This day begins at impressive nine-mile City Wall, and a bicycle tour on the top of 600 years old city wall, visit famous Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, with an acclaimed collection of historic and cultural artifacts from different historical period of Shaanxi Province; After enjoying the a la carte lunch at a popular local restaurant, fly to Dunhuang. Arrive in Dunhuang Airport; be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel. (B, L, D)


Day 05: Dunhuang

Mural Painting in Mogao Grottos, Dunhuang
We begin our discovery of this ancient oasis city at the significant Mogao Grottos which are one of the greatest repositories of Buddhist art in the world. Inside the six hundred surviving caves were sculptures and paintings dating from the 4th to 14th century, a complete collection spanning approximately a thousand years tracing the development of Buddhism from its initial arrival in China. A cornucopia of documents on subjects ranging from history, treatises on politics, the military and science, to Buddhist sutras and even personal documents such as tax receipts were discovered preserved with a dry dark cave. Next, the Dunhuang Museum in which include Tibetan and Chinese scriptures from the Mogao's famous Cave 17, which escaped the looting of explorers and archeologists, and relics from the South Pass (Yang Guan) and the Jade Gate Pass (Yu Men Guan) which were the China's outermost defense during the Han dynasty. (B, L, D)


Day 06: Dunhuang to Urumqi

Crescent Moon Lake, Dunhuang
This day we experience a short camel-riding along the Singing Sand Dune which dune were named after the noise made as the grains of sand are crunched under foot to reach the Crescent Moon Lake which is a freshwater lake that has been a vital source of water here for thousands of years and where the desert meets the oasis in dramatic fashion. Fly to Urumqi. Arrive in Urumqi Airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel. (B, L, D)


Day 07: Urumqi

Heavenly Lake, Urumqi
We go to enjoy the stunning Heavenly Lake (Tian Chi Lake), which is deep-blue lake, lies at and elevation of 6,500 ft (1,980 m), enclosed by lofty snow-capped peak of Bogda Feng, that reaches a height of almost 20,000 ft (6,000 m). The lake area is a pastoral pleasure with postcard blue skies and trails winding through deep pine forest, crossing flowery meadows overlooked by mountain goats on precarious perches skirting streams and passing Kazak herders and cattle and dotted with Kazakh Yurts. Next, we visit Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum. There are excellent displays from all the major archaeological sites, including Niya, Loulan, Astana and Jiaohe. This is a best opportunity for learning about the lost cities of Xinjiang, as they are now all either bare or off-limits. Famous 4,000 years old "Loulan Beauty", Tang figurines and silk painting from Astana Graves, and a proto-boomerang discovered outside Hami from 1,000 years ago show us here. (B, L, D)


Day 08: Urumqi to Kashgar

Terai Camp, Urumqi
Today we visit the Terai Camp to experience of Kazak nomad life, have a cup of milk tea and taste really local food. Continue to Nanshan Pasture which is huge grassland with wildflowers, green grass, horses, sheep, and white yurts. Fly to Kashgar. Arrive in Kashgar and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel. (B, L, D)


Day 09: Kashgar

Abakh Khoja Tombs, Kashgar
Today we visit the Id Kah Emin Mosque which is the largest in China, a symbol of Kashgar. It was built in 1442 by Kashgar's ruler Shakessimirzha. the central dome of this beautiful yellow-tiled mosque is flanked by minarets more commonly seen in the Middle East It exquisite Islamic architecture sets it apart from Chinese styled mosques and its grandness has grown with its increasing stature. After then, we visit Abakh Khoja Tombs which are family tombs for the royal hereditary leader of Kashgar in 16th century; one of the most famous tombs is Xiangfei (Fragrant concubine) Tomb which belongs to Abakh Khoja's granddaughter, Iparhan. She was the imperial consort of the emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty. In the afternoon we visit Kashgar old Town, one of the most fascinating places to take in the incredible ethnic diversity of Central Asia. (B, L, D)


Day 10: Kashgar to Urumqi

Sunday Market, Kashgar
In the morning visit Sunday Market which is one of the most mind-boggling bazaars in Asia, as well as the livestock market where fowl and various four-legged animals are scrutinized and traded. One or two donkeys may even be taken for a test drive. Fly to Urumqi. (B, L, D)


Day 11: Depart form Urumqi

Today your guide will escort you to the airport for your return flight home, or continue your tour that we Tailor-made for you. (B)

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B--BreakfastL--LunchD--Dinner

Accommodation:

CitySuper Deluxe ClassDeluxe ClassTourist Class
DunhuangDunhuang Hotel 5Dunhuang Hotel 4Grand Sun Hotel 3
KashgarTianyuan International Hotel 4Bangchen Hotel 4Seman Hotel Kashgar 3
UrumqiHoi Tak Hotel 5City Hotel 3
XianHyatt Regency Xian 5Xian Garden Hotel 4Xian Tianyi Hotel 4

 

Tour Quotation (based on per person and shown in US dollars)

Dec. 01 - Mar. 31 Low Season (2013) Apr. 01 - Nov. 30 High Season (2013)
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Tour Quotation Includes:

Hotels with daily western breakfasts;
Mails as listed in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-Dinner) at typical local restaurants;
Excellent individual English speaking guide in each city ;
Entrance fees to tourist sites as listed in the itinerary;
Private air-conditioned car or van for land transportation;
Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary;
Service Charge and Government taxes;
Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Tour Quotation Excludes:

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets;
Visa Fees;
Personal Expenses;
Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers;
Single Room Supplement;
Meals: Any meals which are not specified with 'B', 'L', or 'D'.

 
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