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Day 1   Lanzhou 

Today your flight will touch down in Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province. We will meet you at the exit of the airport with the signage of your name. be met and transferred to the hotel check in. 
Accommodation: In Lanzhou Sapphire Hotel

Day 2   Lanzhou  Zhangye 

Your Lanzhou sightseeing will begin with Xiguan Mosque this morning. Xiguan Mosque was built by the Muslim merchants, and it is the one of top ten outstanding buildings in Lanzhou. The next scheduled destination will be Waterwheel Park, an ancient irrigation tool. then proceed to visit Yellow River Mother statues, explore the ancient history and culture of Gansu Province. and travel to First Bridge of Yellow River, it is the first highway bridge in the ancient Yellow River, also the second city steel bridge in China. After lunch,take bullet train from Lanzhou to Zhangye, upon arrival, our guide will escort you to check in your hotel.
Accommodation: In Zhangye

Xiguan Mosque   Zhongshan Bridge
               Xiguan Mosque                                                    First Bridge of Yellow River

Day 3   Zhangye  Jiayuguan        (223kms, 3hrs driving)

Hotel breakfast and then your guide will meet you at Hotel transfer to visit Zhangye Danxi National Geological Park, Danxia National Geological Park which is the most typical arid area of northern China. Ribbons of reds, oranges and yellows slice through the rock, to create a rainbow vista contained only by the contours of the jagged mountain peaks. so many people also call it "Rainbow Mountain".After lunch,on the way visit Jiuquan Mosque, explore the Muslim culture and custom in Gansu area.
Thereafter, we will transfer to the next stop Jiayuguan with about  3 hours driving. overnight in Jiayuguan
Accommodation: In Jiayuguan

Zhangye Rainbow Mountain   Jiuquan Mosque
Zhangye Danxia Park                                                     Jiuquan Mosque

Day 4   Jiayuguan Dunhuang      (350kms, 4.5hrs driving)

Hotel breakfast and then your guide will meet you at Hotel transfer to visit the first pass at the west end of the Great Wall of China Jiayuguan, After lunch,transfer to Dunhuang,visit Dunhuang Mosque,Overnight in Dunhuang
Accommodation: In Dunhuang

Dunhuang Mosque   
Dunhuang Mosque                                                  Dunhuang Mosque

Day 5   Dunhuang Turpan   

Hotel breakfast and then your guide will meet you at Hotel transfer to visit Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Moon Lake, for many Chinese well known as Mingsha Mountain, is celebrated for the sound of the moving sand. and the Crescent Moon Lake is literally an oasis in the desert. The lake’s name derives from the crescent moon shape taken by the pool of spring water between two large sand dunes. In the afternoon, then take bullet train to Turpan,overnight in Turpan
Accommodation: In Turpan

Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Moon Lake   Camel Riding in Dunhuang Sand Dune
                Crecent Lake                                                    Echoing Sand Mountain

Day 6   Turpan  Urumqi    (200kms, 3hrs driving)

Hotel breakfast and then your guide will meet you at Hotel transfer to visit historical Flamming mountain - The hottest spot on the desert,Tuyoq Village, This is a 12 km long primitive Uighur agricultural valley about 70 km from Turpan, with vineyards and fields in the northern and southern valleys and a narrow ravine that connects them. It is a Muslim religious pilgrimage site. Continue to our next stop Sugong Minaret, the largest Islamic minaret in China built in 1778. Visit the Karez well, then take coach to Urumqi, overnight in Urumqi.
Accommodation: In Urumqi

Flaming Mountain   Tuyoq Village
Flaming Mountain                                                      Tuyoq Village

Day 7  Urumqi  Heavenly Lake    (120kms, 1.5hrs driving)

Hotel breakfast and then your guide will meet you at Hotel transfer to visit Heavenly Lake(Including electrical car and cruise),Tianchi in Chinese,The lake surface of Tianchi Lake is over 1900 m above,
Then enjoy Urumqi International Grand Bazaar,a bazaar is more than just a place to buy things. It offers locals a place to enjoy the flavour of a festival, to have a rest and to meet with friends. 
Accommodation: In Urumqi

Heavenly Lake   Xinjiang International Bazaar
           Heavenly Lake                                                    International Bazaar

Day 8  Urumqi 

After breakfast, our guide will bring you to Urumqi International Airport for your departure flight. Wish you a pleasant trip back home!

 


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2-5 persons N $ 1710 $ 1580
6-9 persons N $ 1460 $ 1230
10 persons & above N $ 1180 $ 1050
Single room Supplement N $ 150 $ 150

Service included:

* Private transportation with Good AC through out the itinerary
* Accommodation based on DB/Twins shared rooms listed with breakfast
* Excellent English speaking guide
* Full board meals listed every day
* All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
* 2 bottles of water each person every day
*Train: first class train from Lanzhou to Zhangye, Dunhuang to Turpan
* allowance for the guide and driver
* Travel insurance and government tax
* Visa support letter if necessary

Service excluded:

* Personal expenses and tips to the guide and driver (8usd/person/day)
* Flight arrive in Lanzhou and leave from Urumqi
* some other tours not listed in the itinerary
* other lost due to weather condition
* Visas

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