12 Days Silk Road Tour with Zhangye Danxia Landform

Beijing, Lanzhou, Wuwei, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Beijing

Tour Code: TCT-Silk-Road-05

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: April to October

Price From $ 2268

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Ancient Silk Road is often attractive for people with its rich historical and cultural treasure. This 12 Days tour covers all the important cities in Gansu Province along silk road. Tourist can enjoy not only the cultural relics, such as temples, the site of ancient pass, grottoes, ect. but also have a chance to stun themselves by seeing the vast and majestic natural view in Northwest part of China, such as Zhangye Danxia landform, gobi surrounding Jiayuguan, desert in Dunhuang, ect.


Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Beijing Be transferred to the hotel 
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
03 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, overview of Bird Nest and Water Cube
04 Beijing-Lanzhou Hutong exploration on foot, Flight to Lanzhou
05 Lanzhou White Pagoda Hill Park, Liujiaxia, Bingling Thousand-Buddha Caves
06 Lanzhou-Wuwei Gansu Provincial Museum, Private vehicle to Wuwei, Tiantishan Grottoes
07 Wuwei-Zhangye Leitai Tomb, Wuwei Wen Miao, Private vehicle to Zhangye, , Zhangye Danxia Landform Park
08 Zhangye-Jiayuguan Wooden Tower, Grand Buddha Temple, Private vehicle to Jiayuguan City
09

Jiayuguan-Dunhuang

Jiayuguan Pass, Overhanging Great Wall, Private vehicle to Dunhuang
10 Dunhuang Yumenguan Pass, Dunhuang Yadan National Geologic Park
11 Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, Mingsha Sand Dunes and
12 Dunhuang-Beijing, Departure Be transferred to airport for flight to Beijing, Departure

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. Be met at the ansferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing


Beijing City View
 



Day 2 Beijing

Depart from hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the largest urban square and Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. If you are interested, you can enjoy the gorgeous Peking Opera Or Kungfu Show tonight as an optional activity.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing


Forbidden city
 



Day 3 Beijing

The star attraction of China is its Great Wall, a massive defensive structure built to keep intruders from entering the mainland. Today you will have the opportunity to traverse the ancient steps of Mutianyu Great Wall. In the afternoon, you will be driven back to Beijing downtown. You will have a picture stop at Olympic Green, to have a short exterior view of Bird Nest and Water Cube.  After the tour, You will have a leisure night on your own. You could choose to taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck for your optional dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

 
Mutianyu Great Wall
 



Day 4 Beijing Lanzhou

After breakfast, you could have a leisure walk with our local guide to explore the Hutong area in Beijing on foot, discovery the local people’s life. After lunch, you will be transferred to take the afternoon flight to Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu Province, where you local guide will pick you up and transfer to check your local hotel for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lanzhou


Hutong
 



Day 5 Lanzhou  Bingling Grottoes  Lanzhou

From today, you will start your silk road tour to explore the rich Chinese historical and cultural treasure. Pick up from hotel, In the morning, have a visit to those must-see sites covering White Pagoda Hill Park, and then drive to Liujiaxia, take yacht to visit Bingling Thousand-Buddha Caves and back to Lanzhou for overnight at night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Langzhou


Bingling Thousand-Buddha Caves
 



Day 6 Lanzhou  Wuwei

Today after breakfast, visit Gansu Provincial Museum (close every Monday). After that drive to Wuwei and visit Tiantishan Grottoes. Overnight in Wuwei.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Wuwei


Tiandishan Grottoes
 



Day 7 Wuwei  Zhangye

Today, after breakfast, enjoy your visit to Leitai Tomb and Wuwei Wen Miao. After the tour drive to Zhangye and visit Zhangye Danxia Landform Park to appreciate the beautiful sunset. You will stay in Zhangye tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Zhangye


Zhangye Danxia Landform
 



Day 8 Zhangye  Jiayuguan City

In the morning, visit Wooden Tower of Sui Dynasty and Grand Buddha Temple which is home to China largest indoor reclining Buddha.  Continue to drive to Jiayuguan City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Jiayuguan City


Wooden Pagoda Temple
 



Day 9 Jiayuguan City  Dunhuang

In the morning, you will firstly take a truly special excursion to Jiayuguan Pass and Overhanging Great Wall. And then drive to Dunhuang and have a rest of this day. Enroute, enjoy the fascinating view of Gobi desert.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dunhuang


Jiayuguan Pass



Day 10 Dunhuang

Today after breakfast, you will firstly have a 3-hour driving to the Yumenguan Pass (30 min) - strategic pass on the ancient Silk Road. And then, continue to experience the amazing Dunhuang Yadan National Geologic Park (1 hour) - the largest one of Yadan Landform found so far. When finish the tour, you will have another 3-hour driving back to the Dunhuang downtown. After that, have a rest of this day in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dunhuang


Yumenguan Pass



Day 11 Dunhuang

Today, you will take a visit to Mogao Grottoes (2 hours) - which is considered the great treasure house of Buddhist arts in existence. After lunch, go to have a visit of Mingsha Sand Dunes (Crescent Spring and Sighing Sand Dune) (2 hours) - Singing Sand Dune (Mingsha Hill) helps people free from all worries and Crescent Spring purifies people's minds.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Dunhuang


Mogao Grottoes



Day 12 Dunhuang  Beijing, Departure

After a leisure hotel breakfast, transfer to take a morning flight to Beijing capital airport, where you will need to transit to your departure flight on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

January, February, December
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
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Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
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Sole
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Double
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Sole
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Double
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1 person   1646   1825   2418
2-5 persons 2946 3398 3035 3577 3331 4169
6-9 persons 2268 2720 2357 2899 2653 3492
≥10 persons 678 678 678 678 678 678
March, June, July, August
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
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Double
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1 person   1704   1867   2513
2-5 persons 2995 3456 3077 3618 3400 4265
6-9 persons 2318 2778 2399 2940 2722 3587
≥10 persons 708 708 708 708 708 708
April, May, September, October, November
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
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Sole
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Double
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1 person   1738   1879   2579
2-5 persons 3019 3490 3089 3631 3439 4331
6-9 persons 2341 2812 2411 2953 2761 3653
≥10 persons 737 737 737 737 737 737


Price includes:
  Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:
  International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  China Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services

Remarks:
※   Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2016 to Feb 28, 2017, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※   TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※   No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※   Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※   Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※   TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

Recommended Hotels

City Economy Hotel ★★★ Comfortable Hotel ★★★★ Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
BeijingHoliday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven
Add: No.36 Nanwei Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100050, China
Beijing Hejing Fu Hotel
Add: 7 Zhangzizhong Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
Add: 57 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
LanzhouLanzhou Feitian Hotel
Add: No. 529, Tianshui South Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou
Grand Soluxe Hotel Gansu
Add:428 Qingyang Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou
Crowne Plaza Lanzhou
Add: No.1 North Binhe East Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou
DunhuangThe Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
Add: Dunyue Road, Dunhuang
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
Add: Dunyue Road, Dunhuang
Grand Soluxe Hotel Dunhuang
Add: No. 31 Mid. Yangguan Road, Dunhuang

Optional Activities

City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Beijing Beijing Roasted DuckPeking Opera

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