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Day 1


Today you will arrange your international flight to get to Xi'an, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel check in. You will have the rest of the day free to do a little exploration at your leisure.
Accommodation: In Xining

Day 2

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Qinghai Lake

Morning breakfast at the hotel, then we will head to our first stop,  visit the Qinghai Lake, As the largest inland saltwater lake in China, the oval-shaped lake covers an area of 4,635 square kilometers and is 3,196 meters above sea level. In ancient times, it was called “Xihai”, “Xianshui” and “Xianhai”. In Tibetan, it is called “Cuowenbo”, meaning “a blue sea”, and it is called “Kukunuoer” in Mongolian also meaning “a blue sea”, so it has its present name, after which Qinghai Province was named.  then head to Heimahe County for rest.
Qinghai Lake : This is the largest inland salt water lake in China. It is no exaggeration to say that Qinghai Lake is a miracle that is endowed by a deity. Outside, He encircled the lake with four continuous mountains and extends broad grassland at the foot of them. Inside, like a master baker, He decorated the water with many little islands. All these natural attractions come together perfectly to form a Xanadu on earth to win many tourists' favor. 
Accommodation: In Heimahe

Day 3

Caka Salt Lake

Morning breakfast at the hotel, then drive to visit the Caka Salt Lake, Chaka salt lake means “the sea of salt” in Mongolian. There tourists can watch the mining of salt and admire various salt crystals in the shape of pearls, corals, snowflakes and mushrooms.
Caka Salt Lake : Plentiful salt lake resources are the first big resources in Qinghai, which also top the first in China. Among these salt lakes, the largest and the most famous salt lakes are Caka Salt Lake and Chaerhan Salt Lake, which are distributed in Chaidamu Basin. Caka Salt lake means "the sea of ​​salt" in Mongolian. It lies in the center of Caka Basin, the south of Caka town. which is 15.8 kilometers long from the east to the west and 9.2 kilometers wide from the north to the south with a The total area of ​​105 square kilometers. Caka Salt Lake is a scenic spot of combining the scenery tourism with industry tourism, and the only national AAA scenic zone related to salt lake at present.
Accommodation: In Delingha

Day 4

The Terracotta Warriors

Breakfast at the hotel, then we visit the Keluke Lake, passing by the Yardan Landform.
Echoing-Sand Mountain or “Mingsha Mountain” is one of the Four Great Singing Sands of China. Completely piled by sands, the mountain stretches for 40km in length and 20km in width respectively, with the highest point reaching 250m. When there is wild wind, the sands will be blown up and make loud sound, while the sound sounds like being produced by some ancient musical instrument when blew by breeze, hence the name. Surrounded by the Mingsha Mountain, Crescent Lake, is named after its crescent-like shape. According to historical record, the lake has been in existence for hundreds of years without ever being buried by the sand; it is really a geological wonder.
Accommodation: In Dunhuang

Day 5

Mogao Grottoes

Full day sightseeing in Dunhuang, we are going to visit the Mogao Grottoes, afternoon, we will drive to Jiayuguan,.
Mogao Grottoes, also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes, this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the great artistic and religious wonders of the world and it is famous for its exquisite murals and various sculptures inside the caves, which was built in different dynasties, spanning 1,000 years of Buddhist art.
Accommodation: In Dunhuang

Day 6

Jiayuguan Pass

After breakfast, we will visit the Jiayuguan pass. This Ming Dynasty fort guards the strategic Jiayuguan pass, at the western end of the Great Wall – this was the last section built by the Ming Dynasty. The Great Wall Museum opened to visitor in October 1989 and it is the first one to exhibit the Great Wall culture in a comprehensive and systematic way. visit the Weijin Tombs, which are ancient tombs of brick paintings dating back 265-420 AD. The wall paintings discovered are lifelike and succinct in style and cover a wide range of subjects including politics, economics, culture, military affairs, folk customs, and science and technology during the Wei and Jin periods. Then drive to Zhangye for rest.
Accommodation: In Zhangye

Day 7

Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park

After breakfast, we will head to Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, Danxia National Geological Park,which is 510 square kilometres in total, it located in the north of Qilian mountains, SuNa County territory. The scenic Danxia, is a distance of 40 km from east Zhang Ye city, north from Linze county town by 20 kilometers, this is the most typical arid area of northern China. Then visiting the Giant Buddha Temple, which is the important place of the Silk Road. Midway in the Hexi Corridor along the Silk Road lies the historic city of Zhangye, the centerpiece of which is the mysterious Giant Buddha Temple. Located in the southwest corner of Zhangye in Gansu Province, the Giant Buddha Temple is the largest architectural relic in Gansu Province of the Western Xia (1038-1227) period. China's largest reclining Buddha is well preserved in this temple. after that, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Xi'an.
Accommodation: In Xi'an

Day 8

The Terracotta Warriors

After breakfast, we will visit the historical significance of the amazing The Terracotta Warriors and Horses - where7000 individually crafted clay soldiers stand on guard. Then continue to the Bid Wild Goose Pagoda built to house Buddhist scriptures collected by a Chinese Monk,where you can see variety of Buddha statues.
The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses: This is one of the greatest archaeological findings of the 20th century - the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin Shi Huang's tomb from two thousand years ago. 
Big Wild Goose Pagoda: The Big Goose Pagoda is where the renowned Buddhist Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought back all the way from India. The pagoda is one of the oldest structures in China. 
Accommodation: In Xi'an

Day 9

Ancient City Wall

Today we will pick you up from the hotel and head to visit the Shaanxi Historical Museum, This provincial museum is one of the major museums in China. It holds numerous unearthed cultural artifacts from within the Shaanxi province as well as the rest of China. afternoon, stroll around the Ancient City Wall, the most complete city wall that has survived in China as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.  walk around the Muslim Street.
Accommodation: In Xi'an

Day 10


After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight.

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