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CN005 (Silk Road Tour)

Beijing - Urumqi - Kashgar- Turpan- Dunhuang- Xi'an ¨C- Shanghai,
Tours Code: CN005
Depart From: Beijing
Duration: 14 DAYS/13 NIGHTS
Overnight: Beijing(3) Urumqi(2) Kashgar(2) Turpan(2) Train (1) Dunhuang(1) Xian(2) Shanghai()
 
ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive Beijing
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel.
Overnight: Guangzhou Hotel, Beijing (4 star)                         
 
Day 2: Beijing
Full day Tours to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace; enjoy Peking duck dinner and Beijing Opera at night. (B+L+D)
 
Day3: Beijing
Full day Tours to Great Wall and Ming Tombs. (B+L)
 
Day 4: Beijing/Xian
In the morning, visit the ¡°Hutong¡±, the ¡°back Alley¡±, on rickshaw to take a glimpse of traditional Beijing citizen¡¯s life. Enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch in a local residence before transferring to airport for flight to Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and a center of Uygur culture. (B+L)
Overnight: Xinjiang Grand Hotel (4 star) in Urumqi or similar
 
Day 5: Urumqi/Kashgar (Evening flight)
A ride through the local mountains, noted for their Swiss flavor to Tianchi, the beautiful Lake of Heavens. This evening fly to the oasis city of Kashgar, the most remote city in China. (B+L)
Overnight: Friendship Hotel (3 star) in Kashgari or similar
Day 6: Kashgar
Day Tours to the famous Sunday Market. (B+L)
                                
Day 7: Kashgar / Urumqi (Evening flight)
Visit the Id Kah Mosque, and the tomb of Abjak Hoja, a local kindergarten and walk in the old section of the city. Late evening fly back to Urumqi.  (B+L)
Overnight: Xinjiang Grand Hotel (4 star) in Urumqi or similar                        
 
Day 8: Urumqi/Turpan (Coach)
The mountain pastures outside Urumqi are home to the nomadic Khazak people who travel with their flocks and live in felt yurts as their forefathers did. This morning we visit their mountain pastures for a chance to meet these friendly people. Drive to Turpan in the afternoon, a charming oasis town, watered by underground channels which carry melted snow down from the mountains. (B+L)
Overnight: Turpan Hotel (3 star) in Turpan or similar
 
Day 9: Turpan
Visit Jiaohe and Gaochang, 2,000 year old frontier cities now standing a silent vigil in the encroaching sea of desert sand. In the evening, enjoy the well-known local cuisine --Roast lamb and enjoy music and dance performances by the local Uygur. (B+L+D)
 
Day 10: Turpan/Dunhuang (overnight train)
Visit Grape Valley, Flaming Mountains and the Kurez the underground irrigation system that was installed over 2,000 years ago. Take an overnight train for Dunhuang.. (B+L+D)
Overnight: Soft sleeper train (4-bed cabin)
 
Day 11: Dunhuang
Visit the Mogao Grottos and experience a short camel-riding along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Lake. (B+L)
Overnight: Dunhuang Hotel (3 star) in Dunhuang or similar
 
Day 12: Dunhuang/Xian (Morning flight)
Take a morning flight to Xian. Visit the 14th century Bell Tower to view the city and gain an understanding of the city's historic past. You will also visit the Great Mosque and the nearby Muslim Quarter. Enjoy a special Jiaozi Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show at night.(B+L+D)
Overnight: Bell Tower Hotel (4 star) in Xian or similar
 
Day 13 Xian
Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the ancient City Wall and the thousand year old Wild Goose Pagoda. (B+L)
 
Day 14 Xian/Shanghai
Visit the Provincial Museum in the morning. Take the afternoon flight to Shanghai Transfer to hotel upon arrival in Shanghai. In the evening, a cruise along Huangpu River will be arranged and you will see the old bund and the new Oriental Pearl on both sides of the river. (B+L+D)
Overnight: The Bund Riverside Hotel, Shanghai (4 star) or similar                        
 
Day 15: Shanghai
In Shanghai, you will visit Qibao Old Town, the Shanghai Museum-one of the best museums in China, Yu garden and the bund. .Enjoy Acrobatic show at night after dinner (B+L+D)
 
Day 16: Depart Shanghai
Your wonderful Tours comes to an end and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight.
 
Valid Date: until Dec 2008
 
Price includes:
1.       Domestic flights and tax, private transfers and transport with your own car/driver.
2.       Accommodations and meals as listed
3.       Private sightseeing excursions as listed, entrance fees, the services of English-speaking guides.
 
Price Not Include:
1.       International flights and airport tax 2. Tips for guide and driver
 
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