Explore Tiananmen Square, one of the world’s largest public squares
Enter the Forbidden City and walk in the steps of emperors
Mutianyu Great Wall including the up and down cable car
Visit Terra Cotta Warriors
Visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Walk on Muslim Street
Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar
Explore Heavenly Lake
The Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves
Spend two days discovering Mogo Cave
Enjoy the beautiful sunset at Echoing – Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake
Visit the Jiayuguan Pass and Overhanging Great Wall
Gansu Zhangye National Geopark
Morning tour to visit the Matisi also know as Horseshoe Temple and its Grottoes
Upon your arrival in Beijing and after clearing immigration and customs, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. The rest of your day and dinner are on your own arrangement.
Visit the Temple of Heaven in the morning. The Temple of Heaven is a sequence of temples and altars set in a park. Partake in a one-hour Tai Chi class at Temple of Heaven. Lunch is at a local Chinese restaurant. In the afternoon, you'll visit Tiananmen Square, one of the world’s largest public squares. Enter the Forbidden City and walk in the steps of emperors.
In the morning transfer to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall including the up and down cable car. Lunch is at the local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel with dinner on your own.
This morning enjoy a visit to the Terra Cotta Warriors. Enjoy a dim sum lunch at De Fa Chang Restaurant with one glass of soft drink. Afterwards, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and then take a walk on Muslim Street.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Urumqi. Upon arrival in Urumqi, enjoy a relaxed walk to the local market at Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar.
You will have a morning transfer to the Heavenly Lake (an approximate 1.5 hours drive). The lake is one of the main tourist attractions with a typical alpine lake landscape. Then visit the Xinjiang Museum, the best museum in Xinjiang Province (closed on Monday).
After breakfast, drive to Turpan (less than a three-hour drive). En route, enjoy the natural landscape. Upon your arrival, your guide will take you to visit The Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves, the Jiaohe Ruins, and Karez underground irrigation system.
Transfer to the station and take the train to Dunhuang. Meet your guide at Liuyuan train station and then transfer to Dunhuang. Evening is at leisure with dinner on your own.
Mogo Cave - there are 30 caves opened to the public and the entrance fee for these caves is included. However, there are another 10 caves which don't open to the public and require an extra entrance fee. Your guide will allow you to make the decision on which cave you want to visit and, if applicable, you will pay the entrance fee to your guide. Lunch is at a local Chinese restaurant. Then enjoy the beautiful sunset at Echoing – Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake.
After breakfast transfer to Jiayuguan (a four-hour drive) and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to visit the Jiayuguan Pass and Overhanging Great Wall, an important part of the defensive work of the Jiayuguan Pass. Dinner is at a local restaurant.
After breakfast transfer to Zhangye (2-3 hour drive) and have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to visit the Gansu Zhangye National Geopark. Known for its colorful rock formations, the park has been voted by Chinese media outlets as one of the most beautiful landforms in China. Dinner is on your own.
Take a morning tour visit to the Matisi also know as Horseshoe Temple and its Grottoes. Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Beijing through Lanzhou. Lunch and dinner are at a local restaurant.
You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
Accommodation as per itinerary in twin share/double rooms with daily breakfast included
Tours and transfers as specified, including entry fees, on a private basis in air-conditioned vehicles
Service of English-speaking local guide for all included sightseeing and transfers
Meals as specified in the itinerary (drinks are not included)
VAT Government tax and services charge
Bottled water provided on transfers and sightseeing
Train ticket Turpan-Liuyuan first class seat
Domestic flights (Beijing-Xian-Urumqi; Zhangye-Lanzhou-Beijing) economy class
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
International airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified
Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
Meals other than specified as included
Travel insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.)
Tips or gratuities to guides/drivers/porters/hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
Hotel’s surcharges for compulsory holiday dinners (Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)
Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities