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  • Heavenly Lake
  • Mogao Grottoes
  • Jiayuguan Fort
  • Idgar Mosque, Kashgar
  • Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)
  • Sunday Bazzar
  • Grape Valley, Turpan
  • Mingsha Shan & Yueya Quan (Singing Sand Mountains & Crescent Moon Spring)
  • Overhanging Great Wall
  • Tombs of Wei and Jin Dynasty
  • Abakh Khoja Tomb
  • Karez Well System, Turpan
  • Karakuri Lake
  • Flaming Mountain, Turpan
  • Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum
  • Kashgar Old Town
  • Bingling Temple Caves
  • Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs
  • Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta)
  • Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves
  • Yangguan Pass
  • Dunhuang Museum
  • The White Horse Pagoda

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28 Days China Ancient Silk Road Adventure

Tour Code: SK06
Tour Duration: 28 Days
Destination: Aksu, Dunhuang, Hami, Hotan, Jiayuguan, Kashgar, Korla, Kucha, Lanzhou, Minfeng, Taxkorgan, Turpan, Urumqi, Yarkand, Zhangye
Tour overview: In 27 days, you will enjoy the whole landscape in Xinjiang province. Camping overnihgt in the desert, experiencing the hike in countries, enjoy the tour scenic sights while feel the real world and lives in the western part of China.

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28 Days China Ancient Silk Road Adventure 28 Days China Ancient Silk Road Adventure 28 Days China Ancient Silk Road Adventure 28 Days China Ancient Silk Road Adventure

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Lanzhou Arrive in Lanzhou, you will be met and transferred to hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Sunshine Hotel Legend Hotel Jin Jiang Sun Hotel
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Day 2 Lanzhou Drive to bingling temple. Visit the Bingling Temple Caves Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Sunshine Hotel Legend Hotel Jin Jiang Sun Hotel
(B,L)
Day 3 Lanzhou/Wuwei Today you will be driven to Wuwei(around 4 hours). Afternoon tour to Han Tomb of Leitai, Confucius Temple,Haizang Temple Details... (B,L)
Day 4 Wuwei/Zhangye After breakfast, drive to Zhangye by private car (3.5 hours). Arriv in Zhangye, visit to The Giant Buddha Temple, The Bell Tower and the Drum Tower Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Zhang Ye Hotel Zhang Ye Hotel Zhang Ye Hotel
(B,L)
Day 5 Zhangye/Jiayuguan This morning, you will be drive from Zhangye to Jiayuguan (around 3.5 hours) .And then visit Jiayuguan Fort Tombs of Wei and Jin Dynasty Overhanging Great Wall Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jiayuguan International Grand Hotel Jiayuguan Hotel Huili Business Hotel
(B,L)
Day 6 Jiayuguan/Dunhuang Morning travel on a scenic ride to the 2,000-year-old oasis town of Dunhuang(around 5 hours). After check in the hotel, free at leisure the rest of the day. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Grand Sun Hotel Dunhuang International Hotel Dunhuang Hotel
(B,L)
Day 7 Dunhuang Visit the world famous Mogao Grottoes Mingsha Shan & Yueya Quan (Singing Sand Mountains & Crescent Moon Spring) Take an optional camel ride. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Grand Sun Hotel Dunhuang International Hotel Dunhuang Hotel
(B,L)
Day 8 Dunhuang Drive to the ancient border pass Yangguan Pass Drive back to the city and visit the Dunhuang Museum . The last stop in Dunhuang will be The White Horse Pagoda Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Grand Sun Hotel Dunhuang International Hotel Dunhuang Hotel
(B,L)
Day 9 Dunhuang/Hami Drive to Hami. Hami is the eastern gateway of Xinjiang, drive to Balikun Grassland & White Stone Scenic Spot, enjoy the beauty prairie. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hami Area Hotel Hami Area Hotel Hami Hongde Hotel
(B,L)
Day 10 Hami/Turpan Today drive to Turpan, the distance is about 400kms, driving time need about 5-6 hours, then visit Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto) Karez Well System, Turpan Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Tuha Petroleum Hotel Grand Hotel Turpan Silk Road Oasis Hotel
(B,L)
Day 11 Turpan Full day tour to see Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs passing by Flaming Mountain, Turpan to Visit the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta) Grape Valley, Turpan Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Tuha Petroleum Hotel Grand Hotel Turpan Silk Road Oasis Hotel
(B,L)
Day 12 Turpan/Korla Today drive to Korla, then visit the Tiemen Pass, which is famous for the history. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Kangcheng Jianguo International Hotel Silver Star Hotel Golden Leaf Hotel
(B,L)
Day 13 Korla/Tazhong Today through the Taklimakam Desert, on the First desert road, you will enjoy the perfect desert landscape and camp in the desert. Details... (B,L)
Day 14 Tazhong/Minfeng After breakfast, drive to Minfeng, take a visit of a pumping station aside the road. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hongrui Hotel Hongrui Hotel Hongrui Hotel
(B,L)
Day 15 Minfeng/Hotan Drive to Hotan, after arriving in Hotan, you can explore the hand-made paper and walk along the White Jade river. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hotan Wenzhou Hotel Hotan Wenzhou Hotel Hotan Wenzhou Hotel
(B,L)
Day 16 Hotan Visit the Hetian Museum, Melikawat Ruins Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hotan Wenzhou Hotel Hotan Wenzhou Hotel Hotan Wenzhou Hotel
(B,L)
Day 17 Hotan/Yarkand Today drive to Yarkand, enjoy the scenery on the road. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Yarkand Queen Hotel Yarkand Queen Hotel Yarkand Queen Hotel
(B,L)
Day 18 Yarkand/Kashgar After breakfast, drive to Kashgar, visit Idgar Mosque, Kashgar Abakh Khoja Tomb Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Kashgar International Hotel Kashgar International Hotel Kashgar Golden Great Wall Hotel
(B,L)
Day 19 Kashgar/Taxkorgan Drive to Taxkorgan, is the key road from Kashgar to Pakistan, visit Stone City, Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Taxkorgan Communication Hotel Taxkorgan Communication Hotel Taxkorgan Communication Hotel
(B,L)
Day 20 Taxkorgan Today you will enjoy the city on the altiplano. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Taxkorgan Communication Hotel Taxkorgan Communication Hotel Taxkorgan Communication Hotel
(B,L)
Day 21 Taxkorgan Today drive to Karakuri Lake Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Taxkorgan Communication Hotel Taxkorgan Communication Hotel Taxkorgan Communication Hotel
(B,L)
Day 22 Kashgar Drive back to Kashgar, an famous city on the old Silk Road, visit the Kashgar Old Town which is maintan the original Uygur life. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Kashgar International Hotel Kashgar International Hotel Kashgar Golden Great Wall Hotel
(B,L)
Day 23 Kashgar/Aksu Today you can see the Sunday Bazzar then drive to Aksu, enjoy the landscape on the road. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hongfu Jinlan Hotel Hongfu Jinlan Hotel Jindu Hotel
(B,L)
Day 24 Aksu/Kucha On the road, visit Kizer Grottoes, after arrival in Kucha, transfer to hotel for refreshing. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Kucha International Hotel Kucha International Hotel Kucha Hotel
(B,L)
Day 25 Kucha/Korla Today drive to Korla, visit Subashi of ruins, enjoy the scenery on the way. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Kangcheng Jianguo International Hotel Silver Star Hotel Golden Leaf Hotel
(B,L)
Day 26 Korla/Urumqi Drive to Urumqi, visit the Dabancheng power station. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hoi tak Hotel Urumqi Xiangjiang Lihua Hotel Jingu Hotel - Urumqi
(B,L)
Day 27 Urumqi Drive to Heavenly Lake . Back to Urumqi in the afternoon Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hoi tak Hotel Urumqi Xiangjiang Lihua Hotel Jingu Hotel - Urumqi
(B,L)
Day 28 Urumqi Today you will visi Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum After the tour, you will be tranferred to airport for your departure flight. Details... (B)
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 Arrive in Lanzhou

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Free for rest of the day.

Day 2 Lanzhou (B,L)

Lanzhou (B,L)

Sightseeing: Liujia Gorge, Bingling Temple         

This morning you will have the tour to Liujia Gorge. Located in Yongjing county is the Liujia Gorge on the Yellow River. Steep cliffs and towering mountains rise on either side of the river, and manifest their spectacular grandeur. It was there that a key water conservancy project was completed in 1974, for the purposes of irrigation, navigation, flood control, electric energy production, and aquatic resources utilization.

Then you will head to see Bingling Temple. Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves is located on the Small Jishi Hill, about 35 kilometers (about 22 miles) west of Yongjing County in Lanzhou City. Being one of the very noted four caves in China, it is the second to Mogao Caves in respect of artistic value.

Day 3 Lanzhou/Wuwei (B,L)

Lanzhou/Wuwei (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Han Tomb of Leitai, Confucius Temple,Haizang Temple

Today you will be driven to Wuwei(around 4 hours).

After a rest in your hotel, start the tour to Han Tomb of Leitai, which is located in the old Leitai Park of Wuwei. The tomb consists of 19.34 m long passage, 3 coffin chambers and 3 side chambers. There were 231 gold, silver, bronze, iron, jade, bone and pottery articles, and 99 bronze warriors and horses excavated from here, among which the Bronze Flying Horse is the most valuable.

Then, move on to the Confucius Temple, Confucious Temple, lies in the southeast of the city proper of Wuwei, was built in 1439, in the Ming Dynasty. It's a large-scale magnificent complex of palatial architecture. The temple has once been an institute for studying, the largest and best preserved one in Gansu.

Finally, you will visit the Haizang Temple, located 2km northwest of Wuwie city, is the largest complex of ancient buildings in Wuwei. The temple was opened as a park. The well preserved gateways, archways, pavilions and temples of Ming and Qing Dynasties are surrounded by river, lake and age-old trees, which make the park a quiet spot with its spectacular scenery.

 

Day 4 Wuwei/Zhangye (B,L)

Transfer via: Private vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: The Giant Buddha Temple, The Bell Tower and the Drum Tower

After breakfast, drive to Zhangye by private car (3.5 hours).

Arriv in Zhangye, visit to The Giant Buddha Temple, located in the southwest part of downtown of Zhangye, which is well known for the remains of  China's biggest indoor sculpture of Nirvana Buddha.

And then, you will see the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower, the biggest drum tower in the Hexi Corridor of the silk road district, was built in 1507 during the Ming Dynasty. In 1648 during the Qing Dynasty, it was destroyed by war. In 1668, Zhang Yong, the superintendent of Gansu, rebuilt the bell and drum tower.The tower consists of the foundation and a three-storey pavilion.

Day 5 Zhangye/Jiayuguan (B,L)

Zhangye/Jiayuguan (B,L)

Transfer via: Private vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Jiayuguan Pass,Wei-jin Mural Tombs,Suspension Great Wall

This morning, you will be drive from Zhangye to Jiayuguan (around 3.5 hours) .

And then visit Jiayuguan Pass, Located in the western end of Hexi Corridor in Gansu Province, Jiayuguan Pass is the main part of the western end of the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty. It has been the first pass of Hexi region since ancient times.

Wei-jin Mural Tombs
,Located about 15 kilometers northeast of Jiayuguan, Wei-Jin Mural Brick 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. Renowned as the largest subterranean art gallery in the world, housing a great deal of colorful murals, the gallery has attracted tourists from both home and abroad since 1972 when it was excavated. Most tombs are of families, housing bodies of three or four generations, and now only Grave 6 and Grave 7 are open for tourism.

Suspension Great Wall,
was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Work began on it in 1539, and was completed in the following year. It was built using layer upon layer of stone and yellow earth. In subsequent years, the wall has dwindled from its original length of 1.5 kilometers (0.93 miles) to its current 750 meters (2, 460 feet).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. From a distance, it is said to resemble a dragon about to extend its body towards the ground.       

Day 6 Jiayuguan/Dunhuang (B,L)

Tranfer via: Private vehicle on our arrangement      

Morning travel on a scenic ride to the 2,000-year-old oasis town of Dunhuang(around 5 hours). After check in the hotel, free at leisure the rest of the day.

 

Day 7 Dunhuang (B,L)

Dunhuang (B,L)

Sightseeing: Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Lake, Echoing-Sand Dune                                     

You will have tours to the Mogao Caves, the caves hold the world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures. And, you will experience a short camel-riding along the Echoing-Sand Dune to the Crescent Lake, who is a nature miracle coexist with the desert for thousand of years. The lake and the Echoing-Sand Dune which can make sounds when the wind passes are located in the place where the sand and the oasis meet.

Riding on the back of the camel with the tingling of their bell chimes through the golden sand sea, you will feel like you had  gone back in times to the live of nomad.

Day 8 Dunhuang (B,L)

Dunhuang (B,L)

Sightseeing: Yangguan Pass, Dunhuang Museum, White horse dagoba       

Full day visit to the ancient border Yangguan pass, some 70 kilometres southwest outside Dunhuang, it was established in 121BC of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC - 24AD) to defend against the attacks of other minority nationalities and to develop the area of Xiyu - the western regions of Han Dynasty being the area west of Yumenguan Pass including what is now Xinjiang and parts of Central Asia.Yangguan Pass once was the gateway to the Xiyu area and an important pass on the Silk Road.

Drive back to the city and visit the Dunhuang Museum. It is a local museum for keeping the cultural relics that were found in Dunhuang. The Dunhuang Museum reflects the flourishing social development and cultural exchange between China and the West during the time when Dunhuang was a major center along the Silk Road. A trip to the Dunhuang Museum will provide visitors with a greater understanding of the history and culture of the Chinese people and their ancient civilization.

The last stop in Dunhuang will be White Horse Dagoba. The White Horse Dagoba is located west of Dunhuang near the old city walls. This 9 story pagoda was built in 384AD to mark the grave of a beloved white horse. The horse belonged to a monk named Kumarajiva who was traveling on the Silk Road when the horse died.

Day 9 Dunhuang/Hami (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Balikun Grassland & White Stone Scenic Spot

After breakfast, we will drive to Hami. Hami is the eastern gateway of Xinjiang. On the way proceed to Balikun Grassland & White Stone Scenic Spot. It’s located in deep Tianshan Mountain. Also visit the Hazakh Family. enjoy the beauty prairie.

Day 10 Hami/Turpan (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well,

Today drive to Turpan, the distance is about 400kms, driving time need about 5-6 hours, then visit the Jiaohe Ruins, the remains of an ancient walled capital of the Uighur with its large monastery and palace. It is probably the same size as Gaochang but better preserved. UNESCO has contributed to its preservation. The dry weather has helped city preserve its cityscape. It is a life-sized model of a Tang Dynasty city.

Move on to visit Ancient Karez system (Karez Well).The entire Turpan region has for 2000 years relied upon the Karez underground irrigation system for sustenance; There is currently one karez well site open for exhibition. It is complete with a museum of displays and pictures. It is a good way to get an understanding of how the tunnels were dug.


 

Day 11 Turpan (B,L)

Turpan (B,L)

Sightseeing: Astana Tomb,Passing by Flaming Mountain to Visit the Bezkelik Thousand Buddha Caves,Sugong Pagoda,Grape Valley

Today you will visit to The Astana Tomb, which is located in the Gobi Desert and 6km from the Gaochang Ancient City. Astana means capital in Uygur. Covering an area of 10 square kilometers, the tombs were the public cemetery of the ancient Gaochang residents, both aristocrats and commoners.

Passing by Flaming Mountain to Visit the Bezkelik Thousand Buddha Caves, Once an important Buddhist site with many caves covered with brightly painted murals, Bezeklik means "place of paintings" in Uighur. The caves were hewn into the cliffside, and large murals, Monks used to live inside the caves and the frescoes here clearly represent the life work of generations of devotees. Unfortunately, this place was damaged by the locals who converted to Islam in the 10th century and looted by the western archaeologists in the early 20th century.

Move on to visit Emin Minaret(Sugong Pagoda). The Emin Minaret also called Sugong Pagoda is located 2km east of Turpan city. The whole place is composed of the pagoda and a mosque. The Emin minaret tower was built in 1778 by the local Muslim ruler, Emin Hoja. The minaret was built in a simple Islamic style, 44 meters in height, and 10 meters in diameter at the base. Be transferred to the railway station to take overnight train to Dunhuang.

Then we will proceed to visit Grape Valley. Lying at the base of the western end of Flaming Mountains, Grape Valley is a unique world of vineyards and fruit trees. you can sit in the shades and sip the local wines to kill a brutally hot afternoon.

Day 12 Turpan/Korla (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Tiemen Pass

Today you will process to Korla. Arrieve at Korla, after a short rest in your hotel, then visit the Tiemen Pass. It is one of the 26 famous passes in China, and acquired the name 'Iron Gate' for it is solid and firm just like an iron gate. It was an important point along the route into the Tarim Basin in the ancient times.

Day 13 Korla/Tazhong (B,L)

Korla/Tazhong (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Taklimakam Desert,

Drive from Korla to Tazhong, tour the oil fields that funded the highway. This is a day you can enjoy fabulous views of the Taklamakan Desert while we driving the Desert highway crossing the heart of the taklamakan desert, you will enjoy the scenery of sand dune. The sun rise in the desert will be a scene you may never forget. With a total area of 337.6 thousand square kilometers, Taklamakan lies in the center of the Tarim Basin, it is the scond largest desert on the earth just next in area to the Sahara Desert in Africa. It is 1000km long and 400km wide.

Day 14 Tazhong/Minfeng (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: pumping station

Today you will process to Minfeng. Take a visit of a pumping station aside the road.

 

Day 15 Minfeng/Hotan (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing:White Jade River

Drive to Hotan, after arriving in Hotan, you can explore the hand-made paper and walk along the White Jade river. The river begins in the Kun Lun Mountains on the border between Tibet and Xinjiang and flows north. It joins the Black Jade River to form the Khotan River, which flows on north across the Taklamakan Desert to the Tarim River, although it often dries up completely before actually reaching the Tarim. The river supplies most of the water for the very extensive irrigation system around the Khotan oasis (some water comes from wells).

Day 16 Hotan (B,L)

Sightseeing: Hetian Museum, Melikawat Ruins

Today you will first visit the Hetian Museum. It was built in 1995, and it has an area of 3400 square meters. It boasts over 9000 pieces of cultural relics; most of which were discovered by archaeologists after 1949 and a small number were donated by the locals. The collections in the Hetian Museum provide a vivid picture of the splendid culture of ancient Hetian area in the fields of manual textile technology, art pottery, painting art and the Buddhist culture.

Forwards to visit the Melikawat Ruins. Melikawat is the ruins of an ancient and enormous Buddhist monastery located about 28 km south of central Hotan. Because the monastery was built along the Yorungkash River, most of the site has been buried in several meters of silt over more than a thousand years. Only a few eroding remnants of the tallest buildings emerge above the plain.

Day 17 Yarkand /Kashgar (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement

Today drive to Yarkand, enjoy the scenery on the road.

 

 

Day 18 Yarkand /Kashgar (B,L)

Yarkand /Kashgar  (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb,

Today we will process to Kashgar.  Arrive in Kashgar, start the city tour to see ID Kah Mosque. It is the largest mosque in China. Every Friday, it houses nearly 10,000 worshippers and may accommodate up to 20,000.

Then we will visit the Abakh Khoja Tomb, which is also known as the Tomb of Xiang Fei (Fragrant Lady) in China. Situating 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) northeast of Kashgar City, Abakh Khoja Tomb is an ancient Islamic building, where five generations of a famous Islamic master were buried. It is also commonly known as the tomb of Xiangfei, the only Uygur concubine of Emperor Qianlong in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).,

Day 19 Kashgar/Taxkorgan (B,L)

Kashgar/Taxkorgan (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Stone City

Drive to Taxkorgan, is the key road from Kashgar to Pakistan, visit Stone City, this ancient city was built several hundreds if tear ago on the road. The stone city is located the north–east of Tashkurghan, it was an ancient capital of ancient Puli Kingdom, one of the 36 in the western regions of the Han Deynasty,now in foot of the stone city living the local people, from Pamir hotel to there by walk only need round 10 minutes.

Day 20 Taxkorgan (B,L)

Today you will enjoy the city on the altiplano. Taxkorgan is important pass for the Karakoram highway. Taxkorgan which means "stone city" was the capital fo the State of Puli 2,000 years ago. It was located at the joint of the middle and the southern route of the Silk Road. Monk Xuan zang and Marco Polo had visited the city. There were paths leading from the city to Mingteke, Wahejiri and Khunjerab Pass which was the only way to South Asia and Pakistan in ancient times.

 

Day 21 Taxkorgan/Karakuli (B,L)

Taxkorgan/Karakuli	(B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Karakuli Lake

Full day round trip to the Karakuli Lake. This Lake is 3,600 meters above sea level, at the foot of the Maztagata Mountain, some 190 kilometers from Kashgar and about 1,500 kilometers from Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Karakuli means" black sea" in the local dialect, and resembles a glittering pearl embedded among the alpine peaks, reflecting the surrounding snow-capped mountains.

Day 22 Karakuli/Kashgar (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: The old twon of Kashgar

Drive back to Kashgar, an famous city on the old Silk Road, visit The old twon of Kashgar
, contains a large group of Uygur residential houses. The Old Town city is now home to 630 homes with more than 2450 people, all of whom are Muslims.

Day 23 Kashgar/Aksu (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Sunday Bazzar

Today you can see the Sunday Bazzar, There is a bazaar everyday in Kashgar, but the one on Sunday is the liveliest, as the whole community gets together. The Bazzar in Kashgar is a social and commercial highlight of the week in Western Xinjiang. In the bazaar you can find different kinds of goods: ironware, silverware, fruit, clothes, local food, livestock, etc. Traders are buying and selling one week's stock of cows, sheep, goats and horses. The process of bargaining is fantastic.

Then drive to Aksu, enjoy the landscape along the road.

Day 24 Aksu/Kucha (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Numinous Wood Garden in Wensu, Shenmu Garden

After breakfast, drive from Aksu to Kucha. On the way you will visit the Numinous Wood Garden in Wensu.It is in the south of Tomur Peak, in Wensu County. Its area is 680 mu, and it is more than 1700 meters above the sea level. It is 72 km far away from Aksu.The environments of the garden is unique, the earth, water and plants are coexist in harmony. There are old and famous trees, rare flowers and herbs, unimproved woodlands, meadow, wet land, cliff, waterfall, stream, Gobi desert and maintenance of historical relics and sites. All of these make it a tour area full of natural scenery, humanity scenery and folk customs.

You will also visit Shenmu Garden, which is located northwest 60 km of Wensu County , elevation 1,700 meters, covering more than 600 acres, also known as "Pearl of the Gobi".

After arrival in Kucha, transfer to hotel for refreshing.

Day 25 Kucha/Korla (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Subashi Ruins

Today drive to Korla. On the way, you will visit Subashi of ruins, which are located 23 kilometers (about 14 miles) northwest of Kuqa County. The Subashi Ruins occupy a relatively large area, divided by Kuqa River into eastern and western areas. The eastern area is over 530 meters (about 580 yards) long and over 140 meters (about 153 yards) wide and the western area is over 680 meters (about 744 yards) long and 170 meters (about 186 yards) wide. The extent of the ruins reflects the temple’s past brilliance.

Day 26 Korla/Urumqi (B,L)

Korla/Urumqi (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Dabancheng power station

Drive to Urumqi, visit the Dabancheng power station. The largest Wind Power Station in China as well as Asia at present, which has 111 wind-driven units of 300kw, 500kw and 600kw, with the capacity totaling 57.5mw.

Day 27 Urumqi (B,L)

Urumqi (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Heavenly Lake.

This morning, you will take three hours' ride from Turpan to Urumchi. After lunch, you will head to visit the Heavenly Mountain (Tianchi); it is surrounded by green pastures and pristine conifer forests. Snowy Alp-like peaks soar to great heights and enclose the lake. Take a boat ride on Heavenly Lake and escape into a peaceful, dream-like world.  

Day 28 Urumqi/Depature (B)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement

Today you will visit Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum, as an important place of Xinjiang Region Museum, you can get a whole view of different folklore and customs about 12 ethnic minorities in the area. The building occupies a space of 11,000 square meters and is built in a modern style enhanced by local architectural features. The central dome is thirty meters high and from its height one can view the entire city of Urumqi.

After the tour, you will be tranferred to airport for your departure flight.                                          

 

Comment on our service from Martin McMulkin, UK
Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin.
Yinchuan tour
Thank you for organizing the trip, we had a great time.

1. Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive.

2. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. Only problem was that the seatbelt in the van did not work properly.

3. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin. Lots of companies seem to quote ridiculous prices for non-Chinese travelers.

Thank you very much and if we plan to visit somewhere unusual like this again I will get in touch with your company.

Thanks
Martin
Tengger Desert Tour   Tengger Desert in China
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Comment on our service from Yolette, USA
I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us. I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.

I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us.

I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.  I appreciate it!

Thank you!
Yolette

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Comment on our service from Sandra Borja Santos, Portuguese
Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!! All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.
Tour in Beijing
Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!!

All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.

The tour guide Lucy (Ling Ling) was simply amazing - what a wonderful lovable and knowledgeable person!!!!

She took care of us in the most perfect way. 

If there's a tourist guide that can work really well with foreigners, it's Lucy.

Her command of English was simply great.

Thank you again for arranging everything.

Enjoy the rest of the day.


Cheers,
Sandra 
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Comment on our service from Barton Lee, Hong Kong
The tour operator is very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us, and the guide is good and helpful.
Family tour in Yunnan
Please see my comments as follows:
1. What do you think of our guide service? 
Good and helpful.

2. What do you think of our driver service? 
Good, but not particularly cheerful.

3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast? 
These International hotels' services and quality are as good as they usually are. The only comment I wish to make is that on top of the guests request for the types of rooms, they should consider to allocate ground level or easy access rooms for elderly and/or handicapped guests.

4. Which meal makes you memorable? 
Aside from the hotel being rather old the Chinese restaurant food was excellent in Dali. Good variety and tasty.

5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday? 
Because of you, Sandy! You were very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us. Thank you!

Best regards,
Barton
Tour in Yunnan  Yunnan tour
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Comment on our service from Jürgen Breuste, Germany
Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others.


Town Gate Luoyang   Mount. Song

Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. Only the heat was a little too much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others. Especially Mr. Stone was a source of much important information. I can recommend him very much.

Yellow River Dam   Longmen Grottoes

Attached have some photos (town gate Luoyang, Mt. Song, Huang He dam, Longmen grottos).

Kind regards,
Jürgen Breuste


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Comment on our service from CAMERON ALEXIS KRULEWSKI, USA
Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization.

Thanks for your email.

Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization. She will be in China for another month, yet. She's at Sichuan University.

Tom

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