Muslim Silk Road Tour 10 Days High-speed Train Tour

Tour Code: M2C-Silk-Road-Tour-02

Duration: 10 Days

Visit: Urumqi,Turpan,Dunhuang,Jiayuguan,Jiuquan,Zhangye,Lanzhou

Note: Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Xian, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Jiuquan, Zhangye and Lanzhou during this magical 10 day tour!

Starting From: $ 797 P/P

Beijing &Tianjin 6 Days Muslim Tour

Chinese Treasures Trip Overview

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Xian, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Jiuquan, Zhangye and Lanzhou during this magical 10 day tour! 

  • Terracotta Warriors
  • High-speed train experience
  • Echoing-Sand Mountain in Dunhuang
  • Heavenly Lake in Urumqi
 
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  • Day

    01

    Arrival in Xian

    Arrival in Xian

    Attraction & Activities:

    Xian Xianyang International Airport

    Meals:

    No Meal

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel or similar


    Our guide will pick you up at the arrival hall of Xian Xianyang Airport and then transfer you to the hotel for check in.
  • Day

    02

    Xian

    Xian

    Attraction & Activities:

    Terracotta Army,Xian Great Mosque,Xian Muslim Street

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel or similar


    Today, your exploration of Xian will focus on a visit to the
     Terracotta Warriors and Horses, which is dubbed as “World’s Eighth Great Wonder”. Those artifacts of numerous life size terracotta figures of warriors and horses with different features, facial expressions, clothing and hairstyles arranged in battle formations provide live examples to study the military, cultural and economic of the period they were made.

    Then we will proceed to visit the Great Mosque. It is one of the oldest and largest mosques in Xian. Famed for its long history and unique architecture which is a combination of Islamic and traditional Chinese style, Great Mosque is a popular attraction for tourists coming to Xian.

    Next we will have a free strolling at Muslim Street. It is a renowned Muslim community in Xian. At Muslim Street, you will not only taste numerous delicious local Xian snacks and Muslim food, also you will experience the strong Muslim atmosphere and their lives there.

    After dinner, our guide will transfer you back to the hotel.
  • Day

    03

    Xian to Urumqi by Flight

    Xian to Urumqi by Flight

    Attraction & Activities:

    Xinjiang Regional Museum, Red Hill Park

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Yilite Hotel or similar


    Breakfast at hotel. Take flight to Urumqi. (Suggested flight: MU2461   1045 - 1420)

    Upon arrival you will be transferred to visit  Xinjiang Regional Museum and Red Hill Park. 

    Xinjiang Regional Museum:
    Xinjiang Regional Museum presents a wonderful collection of items from Xinjiang Urgur Autonomous Region as well as items from other areas along the ancient Silk Road. 


    Red Hill Park: The Red Hill stands magnificently at the center of Urumqi City. At sunrise and sunset, the hill looks red as it reflects the red light from the sun, so it was named the Red Hill.

  • Day

    04

    Urumqi to Heavenly Lake

    Urumqi to Heavenly Lake

    Attraction & Activities:

    Heavenly Lake,Urumqi International Bazaar

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Hot Pot Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Yilite Hotel or similar


    This morning, we visit 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.

    And then enjoyed a leisurely walk at International Bazha. In Xinjiang, the "big Bazha" has the meaning of market; and the international Bazha, took the fall Urumqi Erdaoqiao region, but also in Urumqi Uighur ethnic characteristics of the market the most. An area of n early 10 million square meters of large Bazha, the square is the towering Islamic central tower, the market added some exotic flavor. Stalls within the market mostly selling traditional features with national handicrafts, local products, Uygur hat, handmade jewelry, knives, carpets etc.

  • Day

    05

    Urumqi to Turpan by Coach (2.5 hours)

    Urumqi to Turpan by Coach (2.5 hours)

    Attraction & Activities:

    Flaming Mountains, Karez Irrigation System, Gaochang Ruins, Sugong Pagoda

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Turpan Huozhou Hotel or similar


    Today, we drive to Turpan (2.5 hrs), proceed to 
    Flaming Mountain is at the north fringe of the Turpan Basin. It was called Red Rock Mountain for the dark red sandstone dominating the area. Many years of volcanic activity have formed the unique crisscrossing gullies and ravines. During mid-afternoon the heat becomes intense as the sun's rays are reflected off the red rocks, as though the hillsides are engulfed by tongues of fire, hence the name. The foot of the mountain offers a great contrast to the barren, lifeless mountain, where the Grape Gully are located. These gullies are lush cultivated areas with greenery, flowing rivers. When autumn comes, these regions feature sweet fruits and ripe melons.

    Then, we visit Xinjiang’s irrigation system,
     Karez. In the boundless desolate Gobi desert stand the ruins of the ancient city of Gaochang, shining like a resplendent precious stone inlaid in the barren desert and shining on the Silk Road. Gaochang is located at the foot of the Flaming Mountain. Withstanding the test of time and weather, the ancient city of Gaochang are the best-preserved ruins of the ancient cities in China. Then, we visit to Su Minaret the largest extant old tower in Xinjiang; it is the only Islamic tower among the hundred famous towers in China. Su Minaret was built in 1777 in honor of the heroic Turpan general, Emin Khoja. He was an outstanding patriot who defended the unification of China throughout his life. Tonight, we will enjoy the Uighur ethic minority cultural performance with whole roast lamb dinner. 
  • Day

    06

    Turpan to Liuyuan by High-speed Train (4 hrs) to Dunhuang by Coach (1 hour)

    Turpan to Liuyuan by High-speed Train (4 hrs) to Dunhuang by Coach (1 hour)

    Attraction & Activities:

    Echoing Sand Mountain,Crescent Moon Lake

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Fuguo Hotel or similar


    This morning, travel to Liu Yuan by high speed train (D2704, 1032 – 1429 hrs). On arrival,  coach about 1 hour to Dunhuang, which lies at the western end of the Gansu Corridor, called Hexi Zoulang. The name Dunhuang originally meant "prospering, flourishing"-- a hint that Dunhuang must once have been an important city. We than proceed to Mingsha Sand Dune and experience a Camel Ride.

    You can enjoy the beautiful wavy shapes of the smooth yellow dunes against the deep blue sky, and imagine you are traveling the ancient Silk Road. Step off the camel and listen for the singing of the sand. There is archery and sand sledging available on one of the dunes. Crescent Moon Spring is a must-see sight. The contrast of the blue Crescent Lake and lush vegetation with the golden sand is quite poetic. And Riding Camel. 

  • Day

    07

    Dunhuang to Jiayuguan ( 5 hours) to Jiuquan by coach (0.5 hour)

    Dunhuang to Jiayuguan ( 5 hours) to Jiuquan by coach (0.5 hour)

    Attraction & Activities:

    Mogao Caves,Jiayuguan Pass

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Jiuquan Hotel or similar


    This morning, we proceed for tour highlight of Mogao Grottoes, also known as "the Thousand Buddha Caves", and praised as "a glittering pearl that adorns the Silk Road", are the most famous Buddhist grottoes in China. Drive to Jiayuanguan to visit the Jiayuanguan Pass represents the western starting point of a section of the Great Wall constructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

    The pass covers an area of 33,500 square meters (eight acres) and lies at the base of a narrow valley, and takes its name from one of the surrounding hills, the Jiayu. Commonly referred to as the finest example of its kind on earth, the pass is the best preserved of the Great Wall's ancient military fortresses. 
  • Day

    08

    Jiuquan to Zhangye by Coach ( 3 hours)

    Jiuquan to Zhangye by Coach ( 3 hours)

    Attraction & Activities:

    Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Zhangye Jia Heng Hotel or similar


    This morning, transfer about 3 hours to Zhangye, visit Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park (with tram ride) refers to various landscapes found in southeast and southwest China that "consist of a red bed characterized by steep cliffs". It is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China. Danxia landform is formed from red-coloured sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age.

    The landforms look very much like karst topography that forms in areas underlain by limestones, but since the rocks that form danxia are sandstones and conglomerates, they have been called "pseudo-karst" landforms. After tour, check-in hotel. 
  • Day

    09

    Zhangye to Lanzhou by Coach ( 6 hours)

    Zhangye to Lanzhou by Coach ( 6 hours)

    Attraction & Activities:

    Zhangye Giant Buddha Temple,Lanzhou Waterwheel Garden,Yellow River Mother Sculpture

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Lanzhou Legend Hotel or similar


    Morning, we visit to Giant Buddha Temple with the religion hall built in Western Xia (1038-1227), the largest indoor reclining Buddha in Asia and the written Golden Sutra in Ming Dynasty etc, this Buddha temple is regarded as one of the most famous Buddha temples in northwest. The existing Giant Buddha Temple is made up of the Giant Buddha Hall, Sutra Collection Pavilion and a Clay Pagoda. 
     
    And then transfer to Lanzhou, used to be a key point connecting the central China and the western region as well as a vital city on the Silk Road. Today, Lanzhou is a hub of the Silk Road. Enjoy a leisurely walk at the Waterwheel Garden, the garden is comprised of two waterwheels, a cofferdam, the recreation area and a house of water mill. Photo stop at Mother River Statue before proceed for dinner. 
  • Day

    10

    Lanzhou to Xian by Flight

    Lanzhou to Xian by Flight

    Attraction & Activities:

    Lanzhou Zhongshan Bridge,Xian Ancient City Wall,Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast,Chinese Lunch & Dinner


    After hotel breakfast, transfer to visit: Zhongshan Bridge, have lunch and transfer to take flight to Xian. Visit: Xian Ancient City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda, after dinner, transfer to airport for departure. 

    Zhongshan Bridge, also called the first bridge over the Yellow River, lies at the foot of Bai Ta Mountain and in front of Jin Cheng Pass in Lanzhou city, the capital of Gansu Province.

    The Ancient City Wall is one of the one of the oldest and best-preserved city walls in China. It is regarded as one of the famous landmarks of Xian.

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Xian. It is located in the compound of the Daci’en Temple in the southern suburbs of Xian. With its magnificent architecture and being a well-preserved Buddhist pagoda, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is considered a landmark of Xian and is a must-see site for tourists visiting Xian.

Price Per Person in US Dollars
Group Size Luxury Class Tour Deluxe Class Tour Tourist Class Tour Single Room Supplement
Nov. 1, 2017 - Mar. 31, 2018 Low Season
15 Persons Up-$ 797-- / $ 205 / -
Apr. 1, 2017 - Oct. 31, 2017 High Season
15 Persons Up-$ 827-- / $ 235 / -
Remarks

* Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 5), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 28-Feb 7).
* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid.
* FOC 1 for tour leader if total 16Pax or more.?

PRICE INCLUSIONS

*all transportation with good A/C coach(within 3 yrs)
*18 halal meals (Based on RM25/person/meal, roast whole lamb and Hotpot RM65/pax/meal)
*the main entrance of all sightseeing as mentioned
*excellent mandarin/english speaking local guide service
*above 9 Nights Hotel accommodation with daily Breakfast
*2nd class seat high-speed train from Turpan North to Liuyuan South.
* 1 Bottle of water/pax/day?
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PRICE EXCLUSION

* Any international & domestic air fare with taxes
* Other personal expenses.
* Tipping to guide and driver: RM20/pax/day
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