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  • St. Sophia Church
  • Xinghai Park

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11 Days Hulunbuir & Manzhouli Tour with a Mix of Natural, Ethnic and Cultural Flavor

Tour Code: ST06
Tour Duration: 11 Days
Destination: Beijing, Dalian, Harbin, Hulunbuir, Shenyang
Tour overview: Bordering Mongolia and Russia, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China is renowned for its endless grassland. Standing on the green meadow there, you will be captivated by the unpolluted greenness, the Mongolian gers and the livestock dotting on it. And in northeast China, Man People, another Chinese ethnic group, will interest you with its charming ethnic custom and clothes...

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11 Days Hulunbuir & Manzhouli Tour with a Mix of Natural, Ethnic and Cultural Flavor 11 Days Hulunbuir & Manzhouli Tour with a Mix of Natural, Ethnic and Cultural Flavor 11 Days Hulunbuir & Manzhouli Tour with a Mix of Natural, Ethnic and Cultural Flavor 11 Days Hulunbuir & Manzhouli Tour with a Mix of Natural, Ethnic and Cultural Flavor

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Beijing Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to your hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
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Day 2 Beijing/Hulunbuir Take morning flight to Manzhouli. Visit Hulun Lake, Baerhu Grassland, Manzhouli City Museum, Sino-Russian Border. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Shangri-la Manzhouli Manzhouli International Hotel - Manzhouli Ibis Manchuli
B,L,D
Day 3 Hulunbuir Drive to Hailaer through the vast Inner Mongolian grasslands. Stop by Honenor Lake, visit Hailaer Forest Park, Yimin River. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Shangri-la Manzhouli Manzhouli International Hotel - Manzhouli Ibis Manchuli
B,L,D
Day 4 Hulunbuir Have fun in Bayanhushuo Grassland. Back to Hailaer City in the afternoon. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Shangri-la Manzhouli Manzhouli International Hotel - Manzhouli Ibis Manchuli
B,L
Day 5 Hulunbuir/Harbin Take morning flight to Harbin. Visit St. Sophia Church ,Bomb-Shelters-Turned-Markets. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Shangri-La Hotel Harbin Modern Hotel, Harbin Songhuajiang Gloria Inn, Harbin
B,L
Day 6 Harbin Full day visit Seven-Tiered Buddhist Pagoda. Heilongjiang Provincial Museum, Manchurian Tiger Park. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Shangri-La Hotel Harbin Modern Hotel, Harbin Songhuajiang Gloria Inn, Harbin
B,L
Day 7 Harbin/Shenyang Fly to Shenyang. Visit Liaoning Provincial Museum. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Sofitel Shenyang Lido Crowne Plaza Shenyang Zhongshan Ibis Shenyang Tiexi
B,L
Day 8 Shenyang Full day visit Shenyang Imperial Palace ,the former imperial palace of the early Qing era, and Shenyang Steam Locomotive Exhibition Park. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Sofitel Shenyang Lido Crowne Plaza Shenyang Zhongshan Ibis Shenyang Tiexi
B,L
Day 9 Shenyang/Dalian Visit Shiyunshan Manchu Village and Folk Museum. Then be transferred to airport to take flight to Dalian. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Furama Hotel Dalian Ramada Plaza Dalian Grand Hotel Dalian
B,L
Day 10 Dalian Full day visit Bangchuidao Scenic Area , Xinghai Park . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Furama Hotel Dalian Ramada Plaza Dalian Grand Hotel Dalian
B,L
Day 11 Dalian Free at leisure until be met and transferred to airport for 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 Beijing Arrival

Transfer via: International flight –on your own arrangement

Upon arrival at Beijing Capital Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure the rest of the day.

Day 2 Beijing / Hulunbuir (B, L, D)

Beijing / Hulunbuir (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Hulun Lake, Baerhu Grassland, Manzhouli City Museum, Sino-Russian Border

Get up early this morning and transfer to the airport for a two and a half hour flight north to Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The city sits at 50 degrees latitude right on the border between China and Russia. When you arrive in, you will be met by local guide and begin your exploration with a drive through the grasslands to huge Hulun Lake. Next visit the nearby Baerhu Grassland and see Mongolian nomads herding their livestock. Take a stroll on the lakeshore and enjoy a special lunch featuring fresh fish caught from the pristine lake.

After lunch you will be transferred to the city and check into your hotel. Visit the Manzhouli City Museum to learn the history of this young city which evolved from a Tsarist Russian outpost to China's largest inland trading port. Next, go to the Sino-Russian Border for a glimpse of the rail trade along the Trans-Siberian railroad and the bustling markets set up by vendors from both countries. Later in the afternoon, take a walking tour of the city center and enjoy an Evening Dinner Show.

Day 3 Hulunbuir (B, L, D)

Hulunbuir (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Honenor Lake, Hailaer Forest Park, Yimin River

Travel by private vehicle to Hailaer through the vast Inner Mongolian grasslands. Stop by Honenor Lake for a scenic view of water, grasslands and hills. Continue the pleasant journey and arrive in Hailaer for lunch.

In the afternoon, visit a Japanese Tunnel built during their occupation in the Second World War, the Hailaer Forest Park for an endemic local species of pine tree "Zhangzisong", and the very interesting Museum of Ewenke Ethnic Culture.

Continue, we travel south through the huge grasslands for about an hour and arrive at Bayanhushuo Yurt Camp. Here the meandering Yimin River runs through the undulating meadows with lush trees and bushes dotting the river banks, an ideal location for an overnight in nature.

You will sleep in traditional style Mongolian Yurts (Ghers), dwellings of nomadic Mongols. Enjoy Mongolian dance and music by bonfires after dinner under the stars at the camp.

Day 4 Hulunbuir (B,L)

Hulunbuir (B,L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Bayanhushuo Grassland

Get up early to enjoy the sunrise. The Bayanhushuo Grassland is covered with verdant grass and colorful flowers. Beside the Yimin River, the Bayan Huxu Aobao Mountain towers in the distance. Join the other tourists and local Mongolians for a traditional Aobao Ceremony in which mother nature is praised and prayers for peace and good rains are offered. Immerse yourself in this primordial setting and enjoy a full array of activities such as horse riding, archery, hiking along the river, and visiting families of herdsmen.

In the afternoon, back to Hailaer City, have a walking tour of the city center and markets. Free at leisure the rest of the day.

Day 5 Hulunbuir / Harbin (B, L)

Hulunbuir / Harbin (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: St. Sophia Church, Bomb-Shelters-Turned-Markets

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang Province in Manchuria. Situated on the Songhua River, Harbin has unique examples of buildings influenced by the architectural styles of Tsarist Russia, featuring onion domes and spires. Upon arrival, you will be met and then transferred to your hotel.

Take a walking tour in Daoli District that has the best examples of Russian-European style architecture with spires, cupolas, and scalloped turrets. The St. Sophia Church is the most impressive and imposing structure amongst them. Thirteen buildings in this district have special cultural preservation status. You also explore some of Harbin's fascinating Bomb-Shelters-Turned-Markets. These bomb shelters were built during the cold war era when China's relation with the Soviet Union rapidly deteriorated. Unknown to the rest of the West, in 1969 China and the Soviet Union tottered on the brink of a nuclear war.

Day 6 Harbin (B,L)

Harbin (B,L)

Sightseeing: Seven-Tiered Buddhist Pagoda. Heilongjiang Provincial Museum, Manchurian Tiger Park

After breakfast, visit the Seven-Tiered Buddhist Pagoda, built in 1924. When wind blows, the air resonates with the sound of wind chimes and makes for a peaceful retreat.

Then, we will tour Heilongjiang Provincial Museum, which has displays of archaeological finds of subarctic hunter-ethnic minorities in the region and exhibitions on dinosaurs.

Finally, take an excursion to the Manchurian Tiger Park located north of the city. The Manchurian (or Siberian) tiger is one of the rarest and most endangered species on earth with fewer than 1000 living in the wild. Here you get an up-close look at the magnificent tigers as you drive safari-style through the fenced-off fields. The goal of this park is to study, breed, release, and ultimately save the Manchurian tiger from extinction.

Afternoon is free for your own exploration of cosmopolitan Harbin.

Day 7 Harbin / Shenyang (B, L)

Harbin / Shenyang (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Liaoning Provincial Museum

Fly to Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province. Upon arrival, met by the guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Begin your exploration in the afternoon by visiting Liaoning Provincial Museum, which, among other artifacts, displays ancient fragments of polished bone inscribed with characters and used for divination.

Later, take a walking tour in the downtown area and the ethnic Korean neighborhood to get a different slice of the diverse city.

Day 8 Shenyang (B, L)

Shenyang (B, L)

Sightseeing: Former Imperial Palace of the early Qing era, Shenyang Steam Locomotive Exhibition Park

Start the day with a visit to the Shenyang Imperial Palace of the early Qing era. Built in 1625 for Nurhachi, and inherited by his son Abahai (Huang Taiji), the palace in Shenyang is one of two royal complexes existing in China today. Though much smaller than the Forbidden City, the distinct architectural style of the palace is very charming and most halls are still in fine conditions. The East Tomb, surrounded by river and hills, is the resting place for Nurhachi and his wife Yahenala, but his son got a better grave at the North Tomb. The well preserved complex is decorated with pavilions, statues of camels, elephants, horses, and lions. Stop by the Pagoda of Buddhist Ashes, a thirteen-story, fifty meter high (164 feet) hollow brick structure built in 1044 AD during the Liao Dynasty. It has survived many earthquakes.

Then have a visit to the Shenyang Steam Locomotive Exhibition Park, where sixteen antiquated steam trains from America, Japan, Soviet, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Germany, and China are on display.

Day 9 Shenyang / Dalian (B, L)

Shenyang / Dalian (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Shiyunshan Manchu Village and Folk Museum

On your way to Shenyang Airport this morning, visit Shiyunshan Manchu Village and Folk Museum for a better understanding of Manchu history, culture and customs.

Fly to Dalian and arrive in early afternoon. Dalian is located on the southern tip of the Liaodong Peninsula, surrounded by ocean on three sides. It is one of Manchuria's best sightseeing and holiday deinasttions. Enjoy a walking tour of the city center and followed by dinner in a seafood restaurant.

Day 10 Dalian (B,L)

Dalian (B,L)

Sightseeing: Bangchuidao Scenic Area, Xinghai Square

Today Dalian is most famous for its beaches, city squares, and fashion. Take a scenic drive along the coastal road. Bangchuidao Scenic Area is one of the more attractive beaches in Dalian. Dalian is a modern city, with a cosmopolitan attitude and atmosphere, embodied in the streets around Zhongshan Square that have a strong international flavor, dotted with Japanese and Russian buildings. The city squares are particularly charming in the evenings, when locals gather to watch street performances. 

Then, we will move on to Bangchuidao Scenic Area.

Day 11 Dalian / Departure (B)

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Free at leisure until your guide pick you up from your hotel lobby and then transfer you to airport to take the flight departure.

 

Comment on our service from Brandon Michael Driggs,USA

The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes. We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.

Hi Molly,

The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes.

We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.

Best wishes,

Brandon


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Comment on our service from Serene Zhou,Philippines

I must extend our thanks to you and the Tour Guide for this trip Peter. The trip was fun and informative.

Hi Stella,

I must extend our thanks to you and the Tour Guide for this trip Peter (Hope i didn't get his name wrong) .

The trip was fun and informative. Peter is extremely caring and helpful to all the guests who participated in this group trip to Mutianyu great wall & Ming Tombs tour. He made sure nobody was left out of left behind. He is very polite and attentive to our needs.

Peter also made sure we are safe, he was concerned about the distance if the guests could find their hotel or find their way back to their hotel. I must thank Peter for insisting to drop us near our hotel where we CAN see our hotel building at least.

I hope you can let Peter know that he's an awesome guide and the Americans and the rest of us had so much fun.

Best Regards,

Serene Zhou & Ernest


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Comment on our service from Qiao Wenshu, Australia

This is a tour agency in China that provides private English tours. If I needed another private tour, would I use them again? Definitely!! I would recommend them for the service too.



This is a tour agency in China that provides private English tours. I booked a 1 person private tour with these people for 4 days trip in Harbin for the Winter festival and I think it was really worth it.

I booked a 4 day tour in Harbin with them at the last minute and the person I contacted was Molly, who did all the arrangements for me. They pulled it off at the last minute, and around Chinese new year too! I contacted them just before Chinese New year and they responded really quick (yes, China time is 3 hours behind Sydney, so my responses came after 12pm local time each day). She even told me they will be on public holiday from Chinese New Year until Monday the 11th of Feb and then on Monday the 11th of Feb, I got a message from her back with a quote from the local partners first thing, so I was able to make other arrangements quickly, like getting my plane tickets, and visa.

Molly provided me with an itinerary and a quote and I was happy with it, costed $1560 AUD including single non-shared accommodation (I chose 3 star accommodation because I am not fussy about the hotel), breakfast, private transport, pick up and drop off from airport, driver, and an English speaking guide all for myself, so I had 2 people helping me out during my time there, plus entry tickets to all the attractions, for 4 days. I saw a local Australian tour company that had a 5 day Harbin group tour for $1525 AUD with a maximum of 12 people, but it’s really a 3 day tour because that tour lets people arrive in Beijing, then everyone catches the train overnight to Harbin, and days 2-4 are spent sightseeing before catching the train back to Beijing on the 5th day, plus there was another tour company that offered private tours that quoted over $2000 AUD for a similar itinerary, so I believe it was money well spent. My itinerary included the Ice and Snow world, Snow Sculptures and skiing.

Molly gave me the name and contact details of my guide (Allison) as soon as one was allocated to me, and I contacted her on Wechat (a Chinese messenger phone app). Allison is pleasant and speaks English well. The driver helped put my luggage in the car. Allison was knowledgeable and I was impressed that she was flexible and had the sense to check with the local contacts immediately upon picking me up from the airport and getting into the car, to see if the attractions I wanted to see were still open.

Allison took photos for me, and was pretty good at it, and told me lots of relevant history and behind the scenes stories, for example, how the ice blocks are harvested from the river with people standing on the frozen river, drilling holes along the perimeter of the block as deep as it is thick, and connecting them with a saw and lifting them out with a crane; how the Dao in Laodaowai refers to the railway the Russians built when they came to Harbin, and forced the locals out of the railway/developed area, hence the name Lao “Old” Dao “Railway” Wai “outside” refers to outside the railway area.

As a local, she also helped me haggle a better price for the candied fruit sticks (Bing Tang Hu Lu) and I learnt that the Modern (Ma Die Er) Ice cream block is so named because it used to be sold from the Modern Hotel/shop and they were never individually packaged, rather, sold in tubs, so technically it’s only authentic if you buy it from the Modern shop on Central Street. (There is a shop with an oval red neon sign with 1906 on it.), and the original flavours are Original and Coffee (maybe something else, I forgot), the fruit flavours are new, so I recommend the original one. I saw reviews saying it's not that good - last time I was there in the summer I had one and didn't think it lived up to it's reputation because I ate a different branded one, so go for the authentic one at ¥10 each for the original flavour. (same price as the shop in the domestic airport in Harbin). They come on a stick, I haven't see the scoop ones.

Allison also took great care of me as a friend, and helped me walk around on slippery snow/ice and gave me some bandaids and heat packs when I got some grazes from the snow shoe walking around, and warned me not to go onto the frozen lake.

The car I used was a private car, in China, cars are allowed on road according to the numbers on the license plate, to limit the maximum number of cars on the road each day. Thankfully my itinerary was relaxed so there was some space to move around to get everything done, while still being within the permitted days for the car (if it’s outside, you can still have the car on the roads I was told, but just further from the attraction than if it was on a permitted day, which means a little more walking. I got door to door service every day!). It was clean and comfortable inside. Larger groups get coaches.

If I needed another private tour, would I use them again? Definitely!! I would recommend them for the service too. The driver was very professional and like another reviewer said, did not talk all the time, and didn't ask random personal info like local taxi drivers might. Wasn't too much 'awkward silence' either cause I talked with the guide in the back seat.

I got dropped off at the airport and Allison took me directly to the check in counter and they knew exactly which counter and flight I was taking (gave them the info before arriving, was surprised they kept it) so the driver drove me right up to the correct entry. Best service!

Best wishes,

Qiao Wenshu  


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Comment on our service from Annette Esselborn, Germany

We had a wonderful day. The tour was well organized. We would also book it again with you. The tour guide was awesome! A big praise. She patiently answered all the questions, was funny, responded to the group. That was really great.

Hello Sandy,

 

Thank you for your request. We had a wonderful day, even though we experienced exactly the snow on the Chinese wall. The tour was well organized. We would also book it again with you.

 

The Ming Tombs were interesting, but of course the Great Wall of China was the highlight for us. And despite the snow, it was an experience. Somewhat hectic was the climb from lunch (by the way very, very delicious!) But I know that this was only due to the weather that day.

 

The tour guide was awesome! A big praise. She patiently answered all the questions, was funny, responded to the group. That was really great.

If I come back in 2 years with a group, we would like to book again the same tour (maybe without snow ....) with the same tour guide.

 

Our heartfelt thanks!

Viele Grüße

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Comment on our service from Nancy Tuksaudom,USA

Each and every city was thoroughly explored with the wonderful guides and drivers that you arranged for us.  We also enjoyed every hotel that you reserved for us. We especially enjoyed each guide, their knowledge, courtesy, and personality! We had a thoroughly wonderful time in China and thank you for all the work you did to plan it for us.  Should we ever visit China again, we will contact you to assist us!

 

Hi Sandie!

Thanks for your email! We are both doing fine and have happy memories of the time we spent touring China, thanks to you! 

We are home now (since early February) and planning our next trip in Mexico for April.

  

We totally enjoyed our time in China, despite the fact that it was cooler than we had planned for/expected. Each and every city was thoroughly explored with the wonderful guides and drivers that you arranged for us.  We also enjoyed every hotel that you reserved for us, as we did the flights, as well. The only semi-negative comment was that the Guilin hotel heat situation was sub-par. 

We especially enjoyed each guide, their knowledge, courtesy, and personality! They often showed us much more than we expected and worked very hard to make all connections efficiently, etc. 

  

I did complete feedback forms for each guide in each city. I hope that they forwarded them to you. They were likely to be more thorough than what I just wrote to you. 

The bottom line, though, was that we had a thoroughly wonderful time in China and thank you for all the work you did to plan it for us.  Should we ever visit China again, we will contact you to assist us! 

If you ever visit Seattle, Washington, please let me know and I/we will show you around our beautiful city and environs. 

Thanks again!  

Nancy and Pricha (Tuksaudom)

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Comment on our service from Gracie Chan, USA

We had a wonderful trip! You planned and coordinated everything really well. We especially appreciated all your help on the first day when we missed our train and got stranded in Beijing~THANK YOU! Everything went smoothly and our guides were most accommodating. Most of them were quite fluent and we don't have any problem understanding them. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and seek you out if I visit China the future.

 

Hello Sandy,

Hope you had a nice weekend. Thanks for being patient. Here's what we thought of the trip.

Overall, we had a wonderful trip! You planned and coordinated everything really well. We especially appreciated all your help on the first day when we missed our train and got stranded in Beijing~THANK YOU!

Everything went smoothly and our guides were most accommodating. Most of them were quite fluent and we don't have any problem understanding them. It was great to have their help dealing with hotel checking-ins and transportation details. It was very convenient and helpful. Having to move in and out of hotels daily and trying to catch all those train on time are very stressful ~ A big "Thanks" for all their help.  

I want you to know that we consider Jackie Zhang (our guide for Zhangye & Dunhuang) to be the BEST of all the guides we encountered on this trip. She is enthusiastic, meticulous and extremely knowledgeable. You can tell that she enjoys her job tremendously!

         

My observation ~ Most "Foreign Visitors" don't always have a base knowledge of the history of the places they are visiting. A SHORT & CONCISE explanation is better than a long and winding narrative. It should not be assumed that one formula works for everyone. Some visitors are more knowledgeable than others and vice versa.

We enjoyed all the sights we visited on this trip tremendously. That said, there are some room for improvements.

The one disappointment for me was the visit to Qinghai Lake. It was too commercialized. It would have been so much better if we were able to stop by the lake area BEFORE the visitor center where it was much more pristine and unspoiled. After all, we are there to take it the natural beauty of the area after all.

Our guide and driver was most accommodating when we asked them to stop by the side of the road in order for us to photograph herds of YAK and sheep. It was the highlight of the trip for me! I am sure other visitors will feel the same way.

My suggestion ~ Maybe some sort of arrangements can be made with local farmers that owned land along the Qinghai lake for a short stop over in your future tours? This way, your visitors can have wonderful opportunities to photograph and experience the scenery and lifestyle of the local people.

My observation ~ In Turpan, the Turpan Museum would have been a BETTER choice than the visit to the Karez well system (Kan'erjing Museum). There is really nothing much to see here.  

The International Grand Bazaar was also a bit of a disappointment, it was too touristy. I think we would find it much more interesting if we have the opportunity to visit a local street market instead.

We rode a donkey cart at the Flaming Mountains. It was great fun! I think this should be included in the future and its a great way to help the local make some extra money too. You agree?

Hotels ~ We still prefer staying at International Brand hotels. We really liked the Sofitel Hotels (in Xian & Xining) and the Sheraton in Urumqi.  

We find the service and breakfast food selection available at the local brand hotels are still somewhat lacking compared to the International Brand hotels.

Food ~ We had some amazing and some mediocre food on this trip. The quality of the meal is inconsistent. I guess it depended a lot on your local tour coordinators?    

I hope our observations and honest suggestions are helpful to you. Please do not consider this is as criticism of our trip but as suggestions for improvements. We had lots of fun and we hope you'll be able to attract more visitors to your tour. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and seek you out if I visit China the future.

I have attached the "corrected" photo and an extra one taken at the Flaming Mountains. You have our permission to include all three of the photos along with the following review to your website. I will write a review for TripAdvisor.com later.

Regards,

Gracie.


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