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13D Silk Road + Amazing North Xinjiang

13D Silk Road + Amazing North Xinjiang
  • 13 days
  • Group Tour
  • May 2020 - Sep 2020
  • SGD 2299

TripZilla CSRNX

133 New Bridge Road Unit 03-03/04/05/06, Singapore 059413

Highlights

13Dayd Silk Road + Amazing North Xinjiang (CSRNX)
Valid for travel from May’2020 onwards

Attractive highlights :

  • Experience High speed train from Dunhuang to Turpan
  • HEMU VILLAGE: the paradise of Photography Fans
  • KANAS: Kanas Nature Reserve well-known as Oriental Switzerland
  • URUMQI: Tianshan Mountain, Tianchi Lake by cruise, International Bazaar
  • TURPAN : Jiaohe Ancient Town, Flaming Mountain, Karez System, Grape Valley, Uygur Home Visit +Fruit tasting​
  • DUNHUANG: Mogao Grottoes, Echoing-Sand Hill, Crescent Moon Spring​
  • JIAYUGUAN: Jiayuguan Great Wall, Jiuquan Luminous Factory​
  • ZHANGYE: Giant Buddha Temple​
  • WUWEI: Jiumoluoshi Pagoda​
  • LANZHOU: Yellow River Iron Bridge, Mother Statue of Yellow-River, Water Wheel​
  • LOCAL DELICACIES: Xinjiang Dapan Chicken , Cold Water Fish, Lamb Kebab, Dunhuang Flavor,​ Steamboat Chicken, Zhangye Spare Ribs, Wuwei Vermicelli, Lanzhou, Ramen​

  • ACCOMMODATION: Stay at local 4 star hotel + Upgrade 2N to 5* hotel in Urumqi


ITINERARY
DAY 1: SINGAPORE-TRANSIT CITY-LANZHOU

  • Your vacation starts with a pleasant flight via transit city to Lanzhou-the capital city of Gansu Province. Lanzhou is also an important stop along the Silk Road with a history of over 2,000 years. Today visit the Yellow River Iron Bridge, Mother Statue of the Yellow River and Ancient Water Wheel. Maybe you will have some idea on why Chinese people regard Yellow River as their Mother River.

(Meals Plan: Dinner)

DAY 2: LANZHOU—WUWEI—ZHANGYE

  • Depart for Wuwei and take a visit to Jiumoluoshi Pagoda. Then continue your coach journey to Zhangye, one of the most important cites along so-called Hexi Corridor. After lunch, visit Giant Buddha Temple, the biggest indoor sleeping Buddha in China.

(Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3: ZHANGYE—JIUQUAN— JIAYUGUAN

  • After breakfast, visit Danxia Landform Geological Park at own expense. Then coach to Jiayuguan, the west ending point of the Great Wall of China, earning the name “the First and Greatest Pass under the Heaven”. The city culture of Jiayuguan is a combination of Great Wall and Silk Road. It boasts many historical relics referring to these two wonders.The famous ones include Jiayuguan Pass and Luminous Factory in Jiuquan as well.

(Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4: JIAYUGUAN— DUNHUANG

  • Morning, proceed to Dunhuang - the pearl along ancient Silk Road in Gansu Province. Later, proceed to Echoing-Sand Hill offering superb picture-look desert scenery. The thunder-like sound produced when sliding down along the sands is tremendous. Surrounded by the Echoing-Sand Hill, the Crescent Spring can be called a natural wonder in the Gobi Desert. Having been lying among these sand dunes for thousands of years, although given many attacks by sandstorms, Crescent Spring still gurgles clear and still remains worthy as the first spring in the desert. (Camel-riding at own expense) After dinner, take s stroll at Shazhou Night Market.

(Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5: DUNHUANG— TURPAN

  • Today’s highlight will be Mogao Grottoes, a World Heritage Site on the Silk Road. Located near the ancient town of Dunhuang, the caves are a depository of historical and cultural exchanges over more than a thousand years between China and other nations (Digital movie included). After that, coach to Liuyuan station for your express train to Turpan (around 4hrs journey. Check-in luggage to be carried by yourself)

(Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6: TURPAN—URUMQI

  • Start the day with a visit to Jiaohe Ancient Town, the most famous ancient cities along the Silk Road. It is found from underground 2000 years ago. Next make a stop at Karez System-the life resources of the oasis. Karez system is very delicate irrigation system made up of vertical wells, underground canals, above-ground canals and small reservoirs. After a visit to the well-known Flaming Mountain, we will proceed to the Grape Valley. You can taste fresh fruit in Uyghur’s’ House and enjoy their songs and dancing. Thereafter, coach to Urumqi.

(Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7: URUMQI— TIANCHI LAKE — KUITUN

  • Today enjoy your tour to Tianshan Mountain scenic area. Highlight will surely be Tianchi Lake. Also known as Heavenly Lake, this crescent-shaped lake deserves its name, Pearl of Heavenly Mountain (Tianshan Mountain). With melted snow as its source, Heavenly Lake enjoys crystal water. You will take a boat ride to explore the wonderful scenery. Thereafter continue your coach journey to Kuitun.

(Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8: KUITUN —BUERJIN

  • After breakfast, coach to Buerjin for a visit to Multicolored Bay (Wucai Tan). Covering an area of 3 sq kilometers, it has a typical wind erosion physiognomy and is believed to be the most beautiful one of its kind in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Various colors in the bay account for its name. Multicolored Bay has an impressive Yadan landscape. Tonight savor cold-water Fish for dinner.

(Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9: BUERJIN —HEMU

  • After breakfast, depart for Hemu Village known as the paradise of photography funs. Hemu village is one of the three residences of the Tuva Mongol in China. The Tuva Mongol is believed to be the offspring of the troops of Genghis Khan when he crusaded west. The Tuva Mongol of Hemu Village have well preserved the traditional beliefs of their tribe. While the landscape tempts every visitor come back to experience the wildness of nature, visitors also can enjoy the local customs and life with the hospitable Kazakh families in Hemu Grassland. On the Viewing Gallery, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Hemu Village such as wooden huts, Hemu Riverandbirch forestetc.  Next make a stop at the Tuva Village where you can fully enjoy the harmony of nature and human.

(Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10: HEMU—KANAS

  • In the morning,  head for Kanas Nature Reserve. Located at Altay region, Kanas Lake is mysterious and charming and rich in animal and plant resources. You will take a sightseeing bus to Kanas scenic area. On the way, you may view  the beautiful scenery of Crouching Dragon Bay, Moon Bay and Angel Bay from far.  Ascend the Fish-viewing Pavilion where you can get an anatomic view of Kanas Lake. Thereafter, proceed to Jiadengyu for overnight stay.

(Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11: KANAS—KARAMAY

  • After breakfast, head for Karamay which is well-known as Oil City. On the way, you can see the derrick everywhere. The legendary Ghost City (small train ride included) is a unique wind-eroded geological feature. Ghost City is characterized by its unique scene caused by wind erosion, lies in the Urho district that is 100 kilometers north of Karamay. Also it is the filming location of the well-known movie <Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon>.

(Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12: KARAMAY — URUMQI

  • After breakfast, head to Urumqi for a visit to Xinjiang Regional Museum* (*It will be replaced by Hongshan Park if close on Monday). Next, proceed to International Bazaar for your shopping spree. Tonight enjoy International Bazaar Ethnic performance with buffet dinner at own expense.

(Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 13: URUMQI -TRANSIT CITY -SINGAPORE

  • After breakfast, bid farewell to Xinjiang and Silk Road for your flight back to Singapore via transit city. We hope you have had an enjoyable time with CTC Travel.

(Meals Plan: Breakfast)

REMARKS

  • Taxes / Flight schedule subject to change.
  • Tour subject to confirmation.
  • Additional tour (RMB600/person): Xinjiang International Bazaar Ethnic performance with buffet dinner + Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park
  • Actual sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.
  • In the event of discrepancy between Chinese & English itinerary, refer to the Chinese.
  • In case of unforeseen circumstances, CTC reserve rights to change scenic spots or itinerary, please refer to the tour guide for necessary adjustments.
Itinerary
Itinerary