Land Only 2016 Departure: 10 September

Day 1 / 10 Sep Hometown / Beijing

  • Fly to Beijing on own arrangement

Day 2 / 11 Sep Arrive Beijing

  • Arrive Beijing. Own transfer to hotel

Hotel: Renaissance Capital Beijing Hotel

Day 3 / 12 Sep Beijing / Urumqi (B)

  • Free until transfer to Airport
  • Fly to Urumqi, met and transfer to hotel
  • Rest of the day free at leisure

Hotel: Grand Mercure Urumqi Hualing

Day 4 / 13 Sep Urumqi / Kuga (B/L/D)

  • Nanshan Grassland Ranch
  • Visit Kaza Katania family
  • Late afternoon flight to Kuga

Hotel: Kuche Grand Hotel

Day 5 / 14 Sep Kuga / Urumqi (B/L/D)

  • Kizil Grotto, Subashi Temple ruins
  • Kizil Kagha Beacon Tower
  • Late afternoon flight to Urumqi

Hotel: Grand Mercure Urumqi Hualing

Day 6 / 15 Sep Urumqi (B/L/D)

  • Heaveny Lake with boat ride (weather permit)
  • Hongshan Park

Day 7 / 16 Sep Urumqi / Turpan (B/L/D)

  • Transfer to Turpan by coach
  • Flaming Mountain, Thousand Buddha Cave
  • Gaochang ancient city, Astana tombs
  • Roast lamb dinner

Hotel: Turpan Petroleum Hotel (best in town)

Day 8 / 17 Sep Turpan / Urumqi (B/L/D)

  • Grape valley and Karez Well
  • City of Jiahe
  • Transfer back to Urumqi

Hotel: Grand Mercure Urumqi Hualing

Day 9 / 18 Sep Urumqi / Dunhuang (B/L/D)

  • Fly to Dunhuang
  • Yumanguan Pass

Hotel: Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

Day 10 / 19 Sep Dunhuang (B/L/D)

  • Mogao Cave and Dunhuang Museum
  • Echo Sand Dune with camel ride
  • Crescent Moon Spring
  • Cultural show and night market

Day 11 / 20 Sep Dunhuang / Jiayuguan (B/L/D)

  • Transfer to Jiayuguan
  • Jiayuguan Fortress
  • Dinner at hotel

Hotel: Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan

Day 12 / 21 Sep Jiayuguan / Zhangye (B/L/D)

  • Transfer to Zhangye early morning
  • Check in hotel
  • Hiking in Danxia Landform with picnic lunch Continue hiking or
  • Wait until sunset for photo taking

Hotel: Zhangye Tianyu Int’l Hotel

Day 13 / 22 Sep Zhangye / Jiayuguan (B/L/D)

  • Giant Buddha Temple, Horse Hoof Temple
  • Explore temple frescoes and caves
  • Lunch and back to Jiayuguan

Hotel: Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan

Day 14 / 23 Sep Jiayuguan / Beijing (B/L)

  • First Beacon Tower of the Great Wall Tour surrounding area
  • Afternoon flight back to Beijing
  • Met and transfer to your hotel

Hotel: Renaissance Capital Beijing Hotel

Day 15 / 24 Sep Beijing Departure (B)

  • Transfer to airport by your own arrangement

3 Nights Beijing Post Tour

Day 15 / 24 Sep Beijing (B/L)

  • Tiananmen Square
  • Forbidden City
  • Summer Palace

Hotel: Renaissance Capital Beijing Hotel

Day 16 / 25 Sep Beijing (B/L)

  • Great Wall (Mutianyu Section)
  • 2008 Olympic Site (photo taking)

Day 17 / 26 Sep Beijing (B/L)

  • Temple of Heaven
  • Panjiayuan – Antique Street
  • Hutong tour with rickshaw ride

Day 18 / 27 Sep Beijing departure (B)

  • Transfer to Beijing Airport for your return flight

Tour cost: CAD $770 p/p

Based on twin occupancy

Single supplement: CAD $430

Extras

$175 : China visa application fee

$200 : Prepaid tipping

$1455 : Single Supplement

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.