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11 Days Classic Silk Road & Kanas Tour

Destinations:Xian Dunhuang Turpan Urumqi Burqin

from: US$1380
Tour Code: CITIC-SD-016
Summary: A couple from Malaysian have confirmed the tour start on 1st June, we promise you the small group tour with excellent service Highlights of the tour: Terracotta Warriors, Tangshow, UNESCO Mogao Caves,Eastern Meca-Tuyoq Village. Hemu village which is the last fairy-land in the world. Join Us! You will have great memory!

Day 1

Arrive / Xi'an

International flight on your own arrangement. Once arrive in Xi'an ,our nice guide will meet you at the airport. our group members may arrive in the airport at the similar timeand then you will be transferred to your hotel (1hour drive). our escorted guide will have a group meeting and tour introduction in the hotel. and then you will back  to your room for rest after the long flight.

Meals: No
Accomodation:Xi'an Skytel Hotel 3* 

 

Day 2

Xi'an
The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

After we have buffet breakfast in the hotel and then Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, (1hr drive, 2hrs visiting time), From the Parking to the entrance is 15minus walking, you can take the electronic cart with $ 2 or walk (the fee is on your own).vThe greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb, after lunch in the restaurant we will head to the Bell Tower  The emblem of Xian city .and the Wild Goose Pagoda. where you can enjoy the Musical Fountain. The pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India. In the evening we will arrange  the Tang Dynasty show with Dumpling Banquet  for dinner.
Accomodation: Xi'an Skytel Hotel 3* 
 

Day 3

Xi'an  Dunhuang
Shazhou Night Market

Our nice guide will meet you at the airport and be transferred to the Hotel.
Shazhou Night Market,It is not only famous for its tasty snacks and local specialties but also for its well-regulated management. The whole night market is 1000 meters long in total. There are shops selling handworks and souvenirs, food stalls and fruit stands. When the fruit season comes, visitors can buy juicy fruits at reasonable prices.guide will meet you at the airport, check in the hotel upon arrival. And visit the Shazhou night market.
Meals: NO
Accomodation: Yangguan 3*


Day 4

Dunhuang  Turpan (by soft sleeper train)
Mogao Grottoes

Visit Mogao GrottoesEchoing-Sand Mountain and the Crescent Lake, Camel Riding
Mogao Grottoes
, Constructed over a millennium, from the 4th to the 14th centuries, the caves hold the world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures.Cameras are not permitted.
Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Moon Spring is 6km south of Dunhuang in the Singing Sands Mountains and is quite literally an oasis in the desert. The spring's name derives from the crescent moon shape taken by the small pool of spring water between two large sand dunes. Although the area is very dry, the pool doesn't dry up as one might expect.
Train infos (overnight soft sleeper with good aircondition, 4 berths in one compartment)
Meals: Breakfast
Accomodation: Soft Sleeper Train



Day 5

Turpan
Our American Clients in Tuyoq valley

Meet guide at train station, drive to Turpan (40mins).check in the hotel.,Visit Astana Tombsthe Flaming Mountain, Bezklik Grottoes and Local Uyger family in the Vineyard
Astana Tombs : covering an area of 10 square kilometers, the Astana Tombs are the graveyard of the residents lived in the Gaochang City in the Jin-Tang times, including large sized family graveyard. had been excavated 13 times, a great number of cultural relics have been unearthed, Known as “the Underground Museum.
Bezklik Grotto . “Bezeklik”means “a place with beautiful decoration”. There are 83 numbered caves; among them 40 preserved murals totaling 1200 square meters. In some caves one can find that Buddhish murals are painted on Manichean murals.  
Meals: Dinner in the local Uighur family
Accomodation:  Turpan Hotel 3* 


Day 6

Turpan  Urumqi (190kms 2.5hrs driving)
Our New Zealand  Clients in Karez Irrigation System

After breakfast start our Turpan excursion toJiaohe Ruined city which was built in the 3rd Centry AD includes city gates, streets and lanes, government office, temples, domestic houses, cave houses, wells, and an underground temple.and then Karez Irrigation system,which, taking advantage of the slopes, draws the underground water to flow by itself to irrigate farmland. Sugong Minerat,was built in the 41st year of the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty,It is an embodiment of the ancient architectural arts of the Uygur nationality. after lunch we will head to Urumqi visit Erdaoqiao & International Bazaar.the most welcomed place by tourist especialy by ladies where they can buy some traditional yugur make up cosmetic. Having dinner in the local restaurant around the Bazaar is recommended before we check in to the hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Accomodation: Jinggu Hotel 3*


Day 7

Urumqi  Burqin
Burqin Colorful Beach

Drive on the National Road NO 216 and enjoy the scenery passing by. Over-viewing the second desert of CHINA-- Gurbantunggut Desert Interior, Karamay Mountain Nature Reserve, Burqin Colorful Beach and Huoshao (Burnt) Mountain on the way. you may see the wild goat or wild donkey if you are luck
Burqin Colorful Beach.It is actually referring to the banks of a river that has desert, oasis and forest on its south side while sand/rock mounds in all shapes formed by years of wind erosion, line the north bank. The mounds have very irregular profiles and although they are mainly red, bands of red, white, black and yellow are also found in them.





Day 8

Burqin  Kanas
Kanas Lake

In the early morning, enjoy the sunrise of Erqis river and then head to Kanas Lake , and enjoy the boating.
Kanas Lake is the latest lake open to all tourists in China and has attained a reputation as “the tourism pearl of Mountain Altai”.There are six bays along the Kanas Lake and each of them holds a marvelous tale. A 'roche moutonnee', bedrock corroded by glaciers, can be found in the first bay. It looks like a sleeping sheep appreciating the beautiful lake and welcoming visitors from outside world. The second bay is the deepest point of the lake and also the place where monsters are often 'spotted'. It is said that some local livestock have been dragged into water by these monsters! The third bay is a nature platform for enjoying the marvelous lake, the fourth bay holds a lovely isle covered by trees, and a hill of magpies exists in the fifth bay. The sixth bay, which is at the end of the lake, is admired as a natural wonder by all visitors. There is a pavilion named Fish Watching Pavilion on the other bank of Kanas Lake. Because it is located on a hill, visitors can look down on the beautiful scenery of the whole area.


 

Day 9

Kanas  Burqin
Hemu

In the morning drive to Hemu --a fairy-land of Xinjiang China, also called the last pure land in the world. and experience the folklore of local Tuwa People. and take the photo of the beautiful view of the sunset, enjoy the trekking around. what a fresh world !! Besides, we can arrange the horses riding for you.
Hemu,a small village within the Kanas Lake area in the north of Xinjiang province, China, enjoy the untraversed snow mountain, icy lake, grassland and primitive Tuwa minority village whom lived there for thousand years.
The Tuwa Tribe: A Mongolian tribe called Tuwa lives on the south bank of the Kanas Lake. Believing in Lamaism, it is a valiant ethic minority with a long history. Tuwa people speak Turkish, resembling the language of Kazakh, and live on hunting and graze. They also have a special folk custom.



Day 10

Burqin  Urumqi
Ghost City

In the morning drive to Urumqi, visit the Ghost City on the way..
Ghost City:the most beautiful Yardan landform in this region.The movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” has left you a deep impression of the multi-colored bay where the heroine Ziyi was hidden, this special desert scene shot in the movie is located at the Gobi desert.
 

Day 11

Urumqi

After breakfast check out the hotel, transfer to the airport and take the flight to your destination.



 

Departure Dates Price Per Person Hotel Single Supplement Availability
1st June $1380 $320 Confirmed group
10th Sept $1480 $380  
on your request $1380 $350  
       

Service included:

*  Entrance fees listed in the itinerary ( shuttle bus included)
*   Excellent Guide service
*  3 star Hotels with breakfast(twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary .
*  7-39\\\ seats coach with good AC
*  Service Charge & Government Taxes .
*  Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
*  Goverment letter for visa support
*  Sleeper train from Dunhuang to Turpan

Service excluded:

*  All lunches and dinners
*  Personal expenses, tips to the guide and driver.
*  Flights: Xi'an to Dunhuang 230usd/person (subject to be changed)
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