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13 Day Silk Road Adventure

13 Day Silk Road Adventure

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Day01 Friday Arrival in Beijing

Upon arrival, greeted at airport and transferred to hotel for rest.

Hotel: Oriental Bay International Hotel 5* or similar

 

Day02 ( Saturday ) BeijingUrumqi (B/L/D)

After hotel breakfast, drive by Olympic Village and have a photo stop at the Bird Nest & Water Cube. Afterwards, take a flight to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Hotel: Hoi Tak Hotel 5* or similar

 

Day03 ( Sunday ) Urumqi (B/L/D)

In the morning, we will visit the new Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum and stop by the Red Mountain for a panoramic view of the city. In the afternoon, we pay a visit to the Heavenly Lake on the top the Heavenly Mountain.

 

Day04 (Monday)  Uruqmi-Turpan-Dunhuang (B/L/D)                         

Depart for Turpan after hotel breakfast. Upon arrival, visit Jiaohe Ruins, the largest and best-preserved earth construction in the world. Although 2,000 years have passed, the former glory of Jiaohe can still be found in these ruins. Afterwards, visit the ancient Karez irrigation system. Water flowing from the melting snows of the northern mountains, is supplied to Turpan by man-made underground channels or “karez”. Then visit the famous Grape Valley and stop by the Grand Mosuqe. After dinner, we will take the overnight train to Dunhuang.

Accommodation: Overnight Train (soft sleeper: 4persons in one cabin)

 

Day05 (Tuesday ) Dunhuang (B/L/D)

Arrive in Dunhuang and transfer to the hotel for rest. After lunch, pay a visit to the famous Mogao Caves, where 492 surviving grottoes are lined with Buddhist carvings, and frescoes dating back to 366 AD.

Hotel: The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel or similar

 

Day06 (Wednesday )  Dunhuang (B/L/D)

This morning, we ride camels to the Mingsha Hill also known as the Singing Sand Dunes and the beautiful crescent pool in the Crescent Moon Spring. Afternoon, visit Ancient Song Town and local free market.

 

Day07 (Thursday) Dunhuang-Jiayuguan (B/L/D)

After hotel breakfast, visit Dunhuang Museum. In the afternoon, depart for Jiayuguan. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for rest.

Hotel: Jiayuguan Hotel or similar

 

Day08 (Friday ) JiayuguangXian (B/L/D)

Today, you visit Jiayuguan Fort, which marks the western end of the Great Wall on the edge of the desert, the 6th century Wei Dynasty tombs, Afterwards, fly to Xian.

Hotel:Golden Flower Hotel Xian, by Shangri-La 5* or similar

 

Day09 (Saturday ) Xian (B/L/SD)

We will have a full day visit to the Terra-cotta Warriors& Horses, which are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, and pay a visit to the Terra-cotta Figure Workshop en route. After lunch, pay a visit to the Qinshihuang Mausoleum. Tonight, Dumpling Banquet & Tang Dynasty Show will be served.

 

Day10 (Sunday ) XianHong Kong  (B)

After hotel breakfast, take a flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival of the Pearl of Orient – Hong Kong, take shuttle bus to the hotel. Free at leisure in the afternoon. (Airfare Xian-Hong Kong is NOT included in the tour package cost)

Hotel: Regal Oriental Hotel 4* or similar

 

Day11 (Monday)  Hong Kong Island Tour(B)

Morning proceed to a city tour in Hong Kong Island, including the famous Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village and a jewelry factory. Free for your shopping spree for the rest of the day.

 

Day12(Tuesday) Macau City Tour (B/L)

Meet at hotel lobby and take the ferry to Macau. Upon arrival, proceed for Macau city tour by visiting Statue of Kum Ium, Macau Tower, A-Ma Temple, St Paul’s Ruins, Senado Square and Casino Visit. Then take the ferry back to Hong Kong.

 

Day13 (Wednesday) Hong Kong Departure(B)

Take shuttle bus to airport for homebound flight.

 

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