8-Day Tours From Zhangye To Urumqi

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Departs: 06/05/2018
  • Arrives: 13/05/2018
  • Destinations:Zhangye; Jiayuguan; Dunhuang; Turpan; Urumqi and Heavenly Lake

  • Number of Pax: 3 PAX (Family)

  • Clients from: Hong Kong

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy the Rain Bow Mountain Geopark.
  • Visit the famous Jade Pass of Yumenguan.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Heavenly Lake with life of Kazaks at Tianshan Mountain.
  • Experience the live ancient Tuyuk Village with a lunch at a local house.
  • Enjoy camel ride around the Crescent lake in the Gobi Desert.
  • Admire the most valuable Buddhist Treasure house of Mogao Grottoes in the World.
  • Understand the secrets of the longest ancient underground irrigation system Karez.
  • Enjoy the diversified cultural relics and mummies in Xinjiang Regional Museum.
  • Admire the oldest Wooden Pagoda and the largest reclining Buddha Temples in China.

Day 1
2018-05-06 (Sunday)
Arrive In Zhangye
Meals:No Meals
Activities: Pick up from airport and transfer to your hotel
Our/driver will meet you at Zhangye airport with your name and transfer to your hotel
Zhangye is situated in the western part of Gansu province, midway through Hexi Corridor and one of the important commercial ports along the ancient silk road. Zhangye has rich historic sites and amazing natural sceneries
Day 2
2018-05-07 (Monday)
zhangye Tours
Activities: Danxia National Geopark (Rainbow Mountain) and Giant Buddha Temple
After breakfast visit Danxia, National Geopark (also called rainbow mountain) which is Known for its colorful rock formations, known for the unusual colors of the rocks, which are smooth, sharp and several hundred meters tall. They are the result of deposits of sandstone and other minerals that occurred over 24 million years. It has been voted by Chinese media as one of the most beautiful landforms in China.
After lunch visit an ancient Giant Buddha Temple is Buddhist in Zhangye, notable for its gigantic reclining Buddha statue of around 1100ft, which is thirty-five meters long. The temple has a huge statue is made of clay on a wooden frame with his ten disciples standing behind him.Depicting the Gautama Buddha’s attainment of nirvana.
Day 3
2018-05-08 (Tuesday)
Zhangye to Jiayuguan
Hotel:Jiayuguan hotel (4 star)
Activities: Jiayuguan fort ; Overhanging cliff great wall ;Weijin Ancient Tomb ;
After breakfast we will drive to Jiayuguan, 250km 3Hs; then visit Jiayuguan fort the greatest and the best preserved one along all of the Great Walls in China ;
then drive to Overhanging Cliff great wall the north part of Jiayuguan fort defense system, You can climb up to the top according to yourself;
Later visit Weijin Ancient Tomb which is a well-known as the biggest underground art gallery in the world;
Finally check into your hotel we booked
Day 4
2018-05-09 (Wednesday)
Jiayuguan to Dunhuang
Hotel:Fuguo Hotel (4*)
Activities: After breakfast Drive to Dunhuang and visit Crescent lake
After breakfast at the hotel , Drive to Dunhuang which takes around 5 hours. Once arrive in Dunhuang first have lunch and then visit Mysterious Crescent Lake which its name derives from the crescent moon shaped by the small pool of spring water between two large sand dunes. Here you’ll have chance to ride camels across the sand dunes of Sounding Sand mountain which makes sounds when the wind blows(camel is on your own expenses). If you like you can stay till sunset and back to the hotel later
Day 5
2018-05-10 (Thursday)
Dunhuang to Turpan
Activities: After breakfast Visit Mogao Grottoes; After lunch fast speed train to Turpan
We spend the whole morning at Mogao Grottoes which were constructed over a millennium ago from the 4th to 14th centuries. The caves are also known as the Thousand Buddha Caves with two distinctions of being one of the most notable grottoes in China as well as the best-preserved treasure house of Buddhist art, sutras, murals and sculptures in the world.
After lunch drive Dunhuang fast speed train station for your journey to Turpan which is about 3:30 hours train ride. Our Turpan local driver/guide will pick up you from Turpan railway station and transfer to your hotel
Day 6
2018-05-11 (Friday)
Turpan to Urumqi
Activities: Visit Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient city, Karez underground Irrigations system; Emin Minaret; Tuyuq village and Flaming Mountain catch fast speed train to Urumqi
Following the breakfast at the Hotel start your wonderful day in Turpan. Our special itinerary today includes sightseeing in Turpan and take a train to Urumqi after Lunch.
First visit Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient city which is one of the best preserved ancient cities in China , the ruins of the buildings are divided into temples, civilian dwellings and government offices, workshops, residential houses and the streets are still visible and time there is a time spent in a long lost world.
After an hour of walking around the ancient city, we’ll head on to Toyuq village, an old, beautiful and timeless village with a friendly Uighur community. Here we visit several local families and have dinner with a local family and stay overnight at their home . This could be the highlight of your tour today. On the way we’ll stop on the roadside for photos of the flaming mountain which people claimed to be the hottest and driest along the silk road that “flying birds even a thousand miles away dare not to come”.
Then drive to the world famous Karez irrigation system, unique to this part of the world. The system is considered as one of the three great projects in China with the other two being the Great Wall and the Grand Canal.
Next visit Emin Suleyman minaret which is a magnificent combination of ancient Uighur and Islamic architecture. It is the tallest ancient tower in Xinjiang and the only Islamic ancient minaret in the country. Locals call it “pure tower”.
Finally our driver will drop off you at Turpan north station for your fast speed train to Urumqi . suggested train time 19:30
Day 7
2018-05-12 (Saturday)
Day Trip to Heavenly Lake, Visit Xinjiang Museum and Dongkuruk Grand Bazaar
Activities: Visit Xinjiang Provincial Museum, then Drive to Heavenly lake; Spend time around Dongkuruk Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar in the evening.
After breakfast Our guide and driver see you at the hotel lobby and visit the Xinjiang Museum which houses an impressive collection of exhibits, covering artifacts and relics from more than 12 minority groups. By this way you have some understanding about Xinjiang and the Silk Road.
Then Leave for Heavenly Lake which is 115 kms (71 Miles) over two hours by vehicle.
This beautiful and crystal-clear waters of Heavenly Lake is guarded by the Tianshan mountain and once you are at the like, you will have free time to roam around the lake, simply trekking up the mountains through the various valleys as long as you want. You can go for boating or take cable car (own expense) up to the top of the mountain for full scenery of the lake.
whenever you are ready at the lake, drive to Urumqi city and spend time around Dongkuruk Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar which which is the Minority center of Urumqi.
Day 8
2018-05-13 (Sunday)
Urumqi To Your Destination
Activities: See you off at Urumqi airport
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