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13DAYS MYSTERIOUS SILK ROAD + NORTHERN XINJIANG

13DAYS MYSTERIOUS SILK ROAD + NORTHERN XINJIANG
  • 13 days
  • Group Tour
  • Apr 2019 - Oct 2019
  • SGD 2748

TripZilla CN13U

150 South Bridge Road, #07-01 Fook Hai Building, Singapore 058727

Highlights
13DAYS MYSTERIOUS SILK ROAD + NORTHERN XINJIANG
GUARANTEE No Shopping stops throughout
Travel period: Apr 2019 onwards

HIGHLIGHTS
(Tour Code: CN13U  Effective from Apr 2019 onwards)
GUARANTEE No Shopping Stops Throughout

Attractions:
  • Urumqi International Bazaar
  • Uighur family visit, melon/fruit sampling, Uygur dance performance
  • Ancient city of Jiaohe, Weiwu’er  Ancient Village,
  • Cruise along Mt Tianshan Heavenly Lake
  • UNESCO Heritage Mogao Crottoes
  • Jiayuguan, Great Wall Museum
  • Kanas Nature Reserve, Hemu Scenic Area
  • Xinjiang ancient ecological park (Ferghana horse)

Local Cuisine:Whole Roast lamb , Xinjiang Big Platter Chicken, Burqin Grilled Fish, Jiaoma chicken, Laghman, Mutton shashlik,  Dunhuang Flavor, Steam pot chicken, Wuwei rice noodle flavor, Lanzhou noodle,  Queshe noodle

Complimentory gifts:Mt Mingsha sand bottles, Jiayuguan custom clearance paper,Dunhuang camel keychain, Luminous cup, Uyghurs Traditional Hat, Turpan Raisin

Hotel: Stay at 4-5* hotels throughout,5* hotel stay in Urumqi and Karamay


ITINERARY
DAY 1 SINGAPORE - (TRANSIT CITIES) - LANZHOU
(Dinner)
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Lanzhou via transit cities. Upon arrival, visit Yellow River Bridge, the first bridge built on the upstream of Yellow River.  After which, visit Yellow River Mill Park and Mother of Yellow River Sculpture. Taste Lanzhou noodle for dinner.
*If flight arrive before noon, lunch will be provided.

DAY 2 LANZHOU – (APPROX. 260KM/3.5H)WUWEI –(APPROX.230KM/3H) ZHANGYE
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, coach to Wuwei (about 3.5hrs). Visit Han Dynasty Tombs in Leitai. The most important archaeological find from the tombs is the ‘Bronze Galloping Horse’ which is depicted in a full gallop with one foot on the back of a bird. Enjoy Wuweisha rice noodle flavor. After which, coach to Zhangye (about 2.5hrs), which is a key commercial city on the ancient Silk Road. Taste Queshe noodle for dinner.

DAY 3 ZHANGYE –(APPROX.220KM/3H) JIAYUGUAN CITY
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Begin your day by visiting the Great Buddha Temple. The temple is the largest architectural relic in Gansu Province of the Western Xia (1038 – 1227) period and contains China’s largest reclining Buddha. After which, visit Zhangye Danxia Landform National Geological Park(inclusive of interval car) which is also known as the eye candy of Zhangye. Many artists envy this masterpiece as it appears like a perfect painting on canvas. Savour steam pot chicken for dinner.

DAY 4 JIAYUGUAN –(APPROX.360KM/5H) DUNHUANG
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, visit the Jiayuguan Tower(including tram ride) and The Great Wall Museum. It was once an important component in the medieval military defense system and considered the starting point of Great Wall. After that, coach to Dunhuang city. Upon arrival, be awed by the magnificent sight of Crescent Moon Spring (including tram ride), an oasis named for its crescent-shaped pond. Collect fortune sand, taste ‘Xueshantuozhang’ flavor for dinner. 

DAY 5 DUNHUANG – (APPROX.120KM/2H) LIUYUAN STATION – (HIGH-SPEED TRAIN APPROX 3.5H) TURPAN
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
In the morning, visit Mogao Grottoes. It comprises the largest, most richly endowed and longest used treasure house of Buddhist art in 492 preserved cells spanning over 45,000 square meters. Join on a guided tour around the caves to hear the stories behind the murals, frescos and sculptures in the caves which date back to as far back as the 4th century. The Mogao Caves were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1987. After that head to Turpan by high-speed train, along the journey get to admire the Daban Towen Power Station.

DAY 6 TURPAN—(APPROX.180KM/3H)URUMQI
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner-own expense)
After breakfast, you will visit the Flaming Mountains where you will have an opportunity for photo-taking near this mountain which is made famous by the Chinese classic ‘Journey to the West”. There is a special arrangement made to try the different fruits available through a house visit.  Savour roasted lamb for lunch. Next, visit Jiaohe Ruins, the city of Jiaohe was the capital of the Cheshi and it also the largest and well- preserved earthen city in the worlds. Explore the Karez Irrigation System which is an ancient system of vertical wells and is still in use today. Thereafter, visit Weiwu’er Ancient Village to understand their culture and lifestyle etc. There is a special arrangement made to try the different fruits such as watermelon, common fig and more available through a house visit. After, you can taste and purchase grapes* at a local vineyard.
*Subjected to weather and seasonal conditions, there will be no replacement activity before/after grape producing season.

DAY 7 URUMQI – (APPROX.550KM/7H)FUYUN
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, take a boat ride* on Tianchi Lake, the Heavenly Lake, on Mt Tianshan, the Heavenly Mountain. The lake’s green waters mirror the surrounding peaks of Tian Shan, presenting a breathtaking scene. Savor Xinjiang big platter chicken for lunch.  After that coach to Fuyun, along the way, you can view Flaming Mountain and Kalamah Nature Reserve, the largest national wildlife park in China stretching from the east to the west with broad flat deserts between the gentle-sloping low mountains and hills. The unique natural landscape fits well with the endemic natural inhabitants. Wildlife like Mongolian wild donkey, wild sheep, wild horses and other hoofed animals call the reserve home. Enjoy Xinjiang cuisine for dinner.

DAY 8 FUYUN –-(APPROX.200KM/3H) BUERJIN –-(APPROX.160KM/4H) JIADENGYU
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast proceed to Jiadengyu. Along the way, enjoy view of Altay mountain grassland.

DAY 9 JIADENGYU – (APPROX.30KM/0.5H)KANAS – JIADENGYU
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, head to Kanas Nature Reserve (include tram ride), China's only European-like ecological site that has been awarded the title of the "Pure Land of the World" due to its unspoiled original natural scenery. En route visit Irtysh Lake, the only lake in China that flows directly into the North Pacific Ocean, along with Buerjin RiverKanas River, Wolong Bay, Moon Bay, and Shenxian Bay. Next, head to Kanas Viewpoint(includes tram car), where you can have a panoramic view of three-quarters of the lake, also views peaks of the lake. If you look north, but also clearly see the highest peak of the Altai Mountain - Friendship Peak. 

DAY 10 JIADENGYU —(APPROX.60KM/1.5H) HEMU —(APPROX.160KM/4H) BURQIN
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, visit Hemu Village, a paradise for photographers. Thereafter, proceed to Tuwa Ethnic Village (include household visit). Due to its uneven geographical landscape, this small village is generally obscure and adds an element of mysticism. Legend has it that the villagers are Kanas Nature Reserve descendants of the troops of Genghis Khan when he crusaded the west. However, the Tuwa elders claimed to be descended from Russians and their ancestors moved from Siberia to China approximately 500 years ago. Thereafter, visit Burqin and tour Wucaitan, the wind-worn rock formations ranging from 5 to 25 meters in height line the bank of the only river – Irtysh River, whose waters reach the Arctic Ocean. Wooden pathways snake through the colorful landscape to provide various angles for incredible photographic opportunities. We will have Burqin grilled fish for dinner.

DAY 11 BURQIN – (APPROX.350KM/4H)KARAMAY
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, take coach to Karamay. Travel along the Gurbantunggut Desert to the Urho Ghost City,also known as "Wuerhe Wind City", a unique wind-eroded geological area commonly referred to as "wind city" because of the frequent howling winds. Due to its eeriness, it is also commonly referred to as "Ghost City". It is located northeast of Karamayi city. The weathered rocks are in various forms and shapes resembling a "window to the world", offering an enthralling view of stone sculptures that look like ancient palaces in Gothic, Chinese and Egyptian architectural styles. Enjoy Jiaoma chicken for dinner.

DAY 12 KARAMAY – (APPROX.330KM/4H) URUMQI
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, visit Xinjiang ancient ecological park, where you can see Ferghana horses. Next, take a coach ride to Urumqi. Upon arrival, enjoy a walk in Urumqi International Bazaar, purchase souvenirs such as silk Uyghur apparel, fruits, for yourself, or family and friends.

DAY 13 URUMQI -(TRANSIT CITIES)- SINGAPORE
(Breakfast)
After breakfast, free own time before you transfer to the airport for your flight back to Singapore.


Additional tour :( CN13U) RMB600/pax (Inclusive of return transfer, entrance fee and tour guide/driver service) 
Dunhuang performance +Urumqi Uyghur song and dance performance 

Remarks: 
  • Journey time is based on 2018 year experiences, may be different according to local traffic conditions. 
  • Tour is conducted in Mandarin unless otherwise specified. 
  • Revisions, if any, in itinerary are subject to the Company’s Terms and Conditions, a copy of which is available at www.ChanBrothers.com/PackageTourTnCs. In particular, the Customer is requested to note the following: 
  • Itinerary may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control. 
  • Accommodation in designated cities is subject to room availability. 
  • Sequence of itinerary may be subject to change. 
  • Different tour groups may be merged. 
  • Proposed changes, if any, that are not accepted will be subject to the refund provisions set out in the Terms and Conditions. 
  • All hotel ratings are based on local standards in China. Hotels with no-star ratings will be labelled as X-star hotels for reference. 
  • Any extension/deviation after the tour is subject to the stipulated date stated on the air ticket prior to departure.