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  • Sangke Grassland
  • Bingling Temple Caves

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4 Days China Train Experience Tour to Xi'an, Tianshui, Lanzhou and Xiahe Tour

Tour Code: CTT23
Tour Duration: 4 Days
Destination: Lanzhou, Xiahe, Xi'an
Tour overview: This train tour is filled with Buddhist grottoes, temples, and more. In Tianshui, you will visit the Maijishan Grottoes and Fuxi Temple. In Lanzhou you will visit the Binglingsi Grottoes and Temple Caves. In Xiahe, you will visit the Labraing Temple and Monastery, and have dinner with a Tibetan family. There is much to see and do on this itinerary and it travels to places rarely visited by tourists, making it all the more fun.

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4 Days China Train Experience Tour to Xi'an, Tianshui, Lanzhou and Xiahe Tour 4 Days China Train Experience Tour to Xi'an, Tianshui, Lanzhou and Xiahe Tour 4 Days China Train Experience Tour to Xi'an, Tianshui, Lanzhou and Xiahe Tour 4 Days China Train Experience Tour to Xi'an, Tianshui, Lanzhou and Xiahe Tour

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Xi'an/Tianshui Pick up from your hotel in Xi'an and transferred to Xi'an Train Station and take train for Tianshui.
Arrival in Tianshui, be met and transferred to your hotel. After lunch, visit Maijishan Grottoes and Fuxi Temple. Details...
L
Day 2 Tianshui/Lanzhou/Xiahe After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tianshui train station and take the train for Lanzhou.
Arrival at Lanzhou, be met and transferred to your hotel. Then visit the Binglingsi Grottoes. Continue to drive from Bingling Temple Caves to Xiahe. Details...
B, L, D
Day 3 Xiahe/Lanzhou Visit Labrang Temple/Labrang Monastery , Sangke Grassland and a Tibetan Family. Then drive back to Lanzhou and take overnight train for Xi'an. Details... B, L, D
Day 4 Xi'an Arrival in Xi'an Railway Station, be met and transferred to your hotel in Xi'an, or directly to Xi'an airport for your flight to next destination. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hotel Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square Mercure on Renmin Square Xian Ibis Xian
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1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Xi'an - Tianshui (L)

Xi'an - Tianshui (L)

Transfer via: Train T75 (7:17am-10:35am)-on our arrangement
Sightseeing:
Maijishan Grottoes, Fuxi Temple

Pick up from your hotel in Xi'an and transferred to Xi'an Train Station and take train T75 (7:17am - 10:35am) for Tianshui.

Arrival in Tianshui at 10:35 am, you will be met at Tianshui railway station and transferred to your hotel. After lunch, visit Maijishan Grottoes. The Maijishan Grottoes are a series of 194 caves cut in the side of the hill of Maijishan in Tianshui. This example of rock cut architecture contains over 7,200 Buddhist sculptures and over 1,000 square meters of murals. Construction began in the Later Qin era (384-417 CE). The mountain, which is shaped like a haystack, gets its name from the Chinese for haystack, Although many earthquakes and conflagration, it still remains 194 caves, 7200 sculpture, 1000 square M fresco which are excavated on the cliff about 30-80m high form the ground, more than 70 percent caves were excavated in the North dynasty.

Then visit Fuxi Temple. The temple was initially built in the year 1483 to commemorate Fuxi, who was the earliest ancestors of ancient China. In particular, he first used Ba-gua in divination, a great contribution to human civilization.

Day 2 Tianshui / Lanzhou / Xiahe (B, L, D)

Tianshui / Lanzhou / Xiahe (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Train T112/T113 (8:44am - 12:22)
Sightseeing:
Binglingsi Grottoes

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tianshui train station and take the train T112/T113 (8:44am - 12:22) for Lanzhou.

Arrival at Lanzhou at 12:22, be met and transferred to your hotel in Lanzhou. After lunch, we will drive 75km southwest of Lanzhou to visit the Binglingsi Grottoes. Located on the north bank of the Yellow River, Binglingsi Grottoes is one of the six famous Buddhist Caves started by some Buddhist monks from as early as the year of 265-316. After many years' work, there are 183 caves with 694 stone statues, 82 earth statues and 900 square meters murals existing.

Then continue to drive from Bingling temple to Xiahe which takes about five hours. Xiahe is densely populated by Tibetan people.

Day 3 Xiahe / Lanzhou / Xi'an (B, L, D)

Xiahe / Lanzhou / Xi'an (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Overnight Train K120 (21:59 - next morning 7:02)
Sightseeing:
Labrang Monastery, Sangke Grassland

After breakfast, visit Labrang Monastery. As one of the six great monasteries of the Gelukpa (Yellow Hat) Sect, Labrang Monastery is Tibetan Buddhism's most important monastery town outside Tibet itself. It is famous for thousands of statues of Buddha made of gold, silver, copper, and aluminum. Seven large-scale summon ceremonies are held a year here.

After lunch, we will continue move to visit Sangke Grassland and a Tibetan Family. Sangke Grassland is bordered by the Daxia River and famous for its excellent pasture and frequent magnificent Buddhist ceremonies. Lush green grass and colorful flowers form a natural carpet covering this expansive area. Groups of sheep and yaks plus white tents form a beautiful picture.

Then drive 280km back to Lanzhou and take overnight train K120 (21:59 - next morning 7:02) for Xi'an.

Day 4 Arrival in Xi'an

Arrival in Xi'an railway station at 7:02am, then you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Xi'an, or directly to Xi'an airport for your flight to next destination.

Comment on our service from Fabiana Gesuato, Italy
Definitely a positive feedback for your agency, if I return to China I will definitely contact you.

Jiayuguan Fort

The tour you organized for us went very well, excellent timing and communication, even the restaurant where we stopped for lunch was very good. I want to give a special compliment to the guide Jenny, who was very well prepared, a vast vocabulary, very helpful (she also solved some small problems in our organization), nice and pleasant company. She also helped us book a show and get to the theater in Dunhuang.

Even the transport in the car was very pleasant, spacious car and comfortable driving, another compliment also to the driver.
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I'm sending you some photos we've done: at the Fort, at the Great Wall and on our way to Dunhuang.

The last but not least compliment is for you, for the patience, the availability, the kindness shown and the promptness in giving the answers.
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Definitely a positive feedback for your agency, if I return to China I will definitely contact you and I will recommend your name to those who ask me for info.


Thanks again,
Fabiana

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Comment on our service from Olga, Russia
We really enjoyed our trip. We want to say thank to the tour guide Benny.

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Hello from Russia, we really enjoyed our trip.

We want to say thank to Benny. In the attachment comments that he asked to fill, and we have filled them just now.

Best regards,
Olga
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The arrangement is great and the guide is friendly and excellent, thanks for the wonderful arrangement.

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The arrangement is great and the guide is friendly and excellent, thanks for the wonderful arrangement, even only one day travel, Nithia and his wife really enjoyed it.

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Comment on our service from Juliana & Joe, USA
We are back home and I just wanted to send you a note and let you know again how pleased we were with the tour package that you put together for us. It was last minute and I realize this made things more difficult for you. Everything worked out so very well!

We are back home and I just wanted to send you a note and let you know again how pleased we were with the tour package that you put together for us.  It was last minute and I realize this made things more difficult for you.  Everything worked out so very well!

All of our guides were wonderful.  We wanted to send a special letter to let you know that we were most impressed with our last guide, Mr. Yak (Tserang).  He was with us for the Tiger Leaping Gorge hike and then in Shangri La.  He was the high light of our trip!  Mr. Yak was so very helpful, knowledgable about the culture and the area and he was tremendously thoughtful and professional.  Joe and I have traveled the world quite extensively and can say that Mr. Yak was one of the best guides we have ever experienced. 

We certainly will reach out to you again when we are ready for our next trip to China.

Thank you,

Juliana Jamail

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Comment on our service from Charlie Kath, USA
I wish to THANK YOU for making our visit to China the very positive visit that it was. The itinerary was rich with what China is all about.

I wish to THANK YOU for making our visit to China the very positive visit that it was. The itinerary was rich with what China is all about. You kept us busy and I thank you for that. 
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All of the local guides were outstanding. They were always very timely, right where they needed to be each and every time. Besides being punctual I found each of them to be wonderful people who represent China in such a positive way. Thank you! Thank you!!

I'm so happy that we finally got to meet each other. We worked on this adventure for about 2 1/2 years and the itinerary needed to be revised several times. I appreciate your patience and I thank you for that.
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We're now friends and that will of course continue. I hope to visit both Mongolia via a tour and also, the Silk Road. Hopefully you can put together a 2 week tour itinerary for both of those places. When I visit Morocco I would like Beijing included in such a visit.

You are a delightful young woman and I'm so happy that we are friends.

My best to you Sandy.

From Saint Paul,

Your friend,
Charlie

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Comment on our service from Gloria Rabanal, Mexico
I really enjoyed my tour in Xian despite of the high temperature. The information provided by the guide was relevant from a historical point of view. She was kind and she tried to answer all my questions.

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Thank you very much for your letter, I really enjoyed my tour in Xian despite of the high temperature. In this context, it was helpful to have a transportation with air conditioning, thanks you also for the bottle of water, I suggest you to have the bottle of water cold and to keep them in an ice box.
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The information provided by the Guide (Aria) was relevant from a historical point of view. She was kind and she tried to answer all my questions.
I also would like to suggest to include a visit to the Bell and Drum Towers in the Two Days tour.
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I am attaching some pictures from the trip.

Best regards,
Gloria Rabanal

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