8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS THE GREAT NORTHWEST OF SILK ROAD - LANZHOU & XINING & CHAKA & DUNHUANG & JIAYUGUAN & ZHANGYE & WUWEI MONO FUN
8天7夜丝绸之路大西北环线 - 兰州 & 西宁 & 茶卡 & 敦煌 & 嘉峪关 & 张掖 & 武威 纯玩游(独立成团)
8D7NLHWXNN 8D7N LANZHOU, GANSU 01 MAY 2019 - 31 OCT 2019
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Valid for daily arrive at Lanzhou International Airport.

Private Service.

Experience one way High Speed Rail from Xining to Liuyuan!

4 To Go Ground Package (minimum 4 adults per booking).

6 To Go Ground Package (minimum 6 adults per booking).

8 To Go Ground Package (minimum 8-9 adults per booking).

1
Lanzhou (Arrival)

Upon arrival Lanzhou International Airport, local representative will pick up and transfer to hotel check in. 

The city of Lanzhou lies at the geographical heart of China, the capital of Gansu province, is a major transportation and industrial center and was an important stop on the Silk Road that linked China's ancient capital Xi'an with Central Asia and the Roman Empire. Lanzhou lies in the eastern part of Gansu Province along the Yellow River. On the map, the long, narrow province that carried Marco Polo to the eastern Middle Kingdom bears a slight resemblance to Italy. The foot of Gansu's 'boot' sits squarely between Qinghai and Shaanxi provinces, while its long, crooked leg reaches all the way to Xinjiang Province.

Travel Tips:

  • The weather of Xinjiang/ Silk Road differs in provinces, temperature difference between day and night gets bigger from southeast to northeast. Night time in summer, take along enough warm clothes even if you plan to visit in summer; Day time in summer, T-shirt and short are more suitable. Also, pay attention to weather changes before visit, especially, the weather forecast for sandstorms.
  • Due to the long distance between city to city, it recommended bring along with some snacks with you on the road.
  • Due to the limited speed of highways and security check points on the roads, the distance and time between the cities listed in the itinerary are for reference only. This itinerary is for reference only and visiting sequence may be different, and is subject to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
  • The restaurant has limited conditions, tour guide will arrangent the meals time and location accordance to local requirements & traffic condition.
  • If the attraction is closed due to unpredictable and unforeseen circumstances, company reserves the right to rearrange, change or abandon the tour itinerary without prior notice and there shall not be any reimbursement.
Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Self Meal Expenses
Hotel Lanzhou: Ruiling International Hotel or similar class
2
Lanzhou - Xining

Breakfast serve at hotel, drive around 3 hours journey (220km) to Xining (Altitude: 2,300 m above sea level). The city was a commercial hub along the Northern Silk Road's Hexi Corridor for over 2000 years, and was a stronghold of the Han, Sui, Tang, and Song dynasties' resistance against nomadic attacks from the west. Visit to Kumbum Monastery. The Kumbum Monastery is a group of fine buildings in a combination of both the Han and Tibetan styles of architecture on the mountain slopes. It has lofty temples and halls rising one upon another. The palace buildings, Buddhist halls, sleeping quarters, as well as the courtyards echo each other and thus enhance the beauty of the whole area. Then, visit to Dongguan Mosque. Dongguan Mosque is built on a grand scale. Its style combines both Chinese traditional architectural art and Islamic architectural features. When traveling here, the first thing you can see is the elegant arched door on which is written 'Dongguan Mosque'. On either side of the front door stands the Xuanli Lou (Xuanli Pavilion). The Xuanli Lou is special as the place where the Imams invite people to pray. Tonight, check in to Xining hotel.

Remark:

  • Xining does not belong to Tibet Autonomous Region, Tibet travel permit are not required.
  • In July, you will have the opportunity to see the blooming Rapeseed Flower in Menyuan, a small rapeseed production base in northern China. It is one of the highest altitude golden landscapes in the world.
Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in Hotel, Lunch & Dinner at own expenses
Hotel Xinning: Jinding Hotel or similar class
3
Xining - Chaka

Breakfast serve at hotel, drive about 4 hours (300km) journey to Chaka. Visit to Chaka Salt Lake (include shuttle bus + sightseeing railway + viewpoint). Chaka Salt Lake has the longest history of exploitation (over 3,000 years) among all the salt lakes in the Qaidam Basin. Due to the large reserves, mining is not at all difficult as natural salts can be obtained by just uncovering the top layer of the lake. Large scale mining is done mechanically nowadays with many grades of salt sold around China and they are even exported to Japan and Nepal. There is a long railway track extending to the center of the lake. Visitors can walk along the track to view the splendid scenery on the water. The magnificent mining scene of the large modern salt dredgers is the most impressive. The lake is truly a film killer. Prepare enough memory card for your camera before the trip. Tonight, stay at Chaka hotel. 

Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in Hotel, Lunch & Dinner at own expenses
Hotel Chaka: Changxin Hotel or similar class
4
Chaka - Xining

Breakfast serve at hotel, drive about 2.5 hours (150km) to Qinghai. visit to Qinghai Lake (include boat trip), altitude at 3,200 m above sea level. The mountains and grassland wear a green blanket with herds of cattle and sheep dispersed over the grassland. The bank is connected with stretching farmlands, which is prospering with blooming rape flowers and rolling with wheat waves, sending blasts of fragrance to the lake. Then, drive about 2.5 hours (150km) journey back to Xining

Remark: In end of June until begin of August, you will have the opportunity to see the Rapeseed Flower in Qinghai Lake.

Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in Hotel, Lunch & Dinner at own expenses
Hotel Xinning: Jinding Hotel or similar class
5
Xining - Liuyuan - Dunhuang

Breakfast serve at hotel, board a high speed rail train to Liuyuan (included 2nd class seat, about 5 hours journey). Then, drive around 1.5 hours (130km) journey to Dunhuang. Visit to Singing Sand Dunes. Singing Sand Dune (Mingsha Hill)  is piled up with sand in five colors of red, yellow, green, black and white. The so-called singing sand does not sing by itself, but creates singing sound when people tread or slide on the surface of the sand, which is a kind of miracle of the nature. Crescent Lake is at the northern foot of the Mingsha Hill and is 118 meters from east to west and 25 meters from south to north. The crescent-like lake is surrounded by the sand but never buried by it. The water in the lake is very clear all year around. If time permitted, you may experience Camel Ride at cost CNY 100 per person.  

  1. At night OPTIONAL TOUR will suggest: Enjoy the show Flying Apsaras of Dunhuang at cost from CNY 280 per person at own expenses. 
  2. Optional Tour arrangement or price are subject to change.
Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in Hotel, Lunch & Dinner at own expenses
Hotel Dunhuang: Fuguo Hotel or Dunhuang Tianrun International Hotel or similar class
6
Dunhuang - Jiayuguan - Jiuquan

Breakfast serve at hotel, visit to Mogao Caves (include shuttle bus), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated at a strategic point along the Silk Route, at the crossroads of trade as well as religious, cultural and intellectual influences, the 492 cells and cave sanctuaries in Mogao are famous for their statues and wall paintings, spanning 1,000 years of Buddhist art. Visitors can enjoy two amazing movies 'A thousand Years of Mogao Caves' and 'Splendors of Buddha's Palace' at the digital exhibition center and then take the shuttle bus to visit the caves. Then, drive around 4.5 hours (380km) journey to Jiayuguan. Visit to Jiayuguan Great Wall (include sightseeing car & museum). Jiayuguan is a pass standing at the western end of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall. Different from the well-known sections built with stones or bricks, Jiayuguan Great Wall was built with rammed earth, making yellow its dominant hue and helping the pass blend harmoniously with the surrounding desert. Tonight, stay at Jiuquan hotel. 

Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in Hotel, Lunch & Dinner at own expenses
Hotel Jiuquan: Jiuquan Hotel or Sky Fortunes Hotel or similar class
7
Jiuquan - Zhangye - Wuwei

Breakfast serve at hotel, visit to the Wine Spring of the Western Han Dynasty, is a well-preserved classic garden with a history of over 2,000 years. The garden was constructed to be elegant and unsophisticated, including vigorous spring, waving lake, vivid sculpture and exquisite palaces. Then, drive around 3 hours (220km) journey to Zhangye. Visit to Danxia National Geological Park (include shuttle bus). Red is the main color of Colorful Hills. Under the sunlight, the seemingly endless hills form a sea of fire. Some of the hills feature rock stripes in different colors, looking like bright ribbons fluttering in the desert. The most representative spots of this kind are the Seven-color Screen and the Colorful Sunset, looking like a rainbow hanging in the distance. Then, drive about 3 hours (250km) to Wuwei and check in to hotel for rest.

Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in Hotel, Lunch & Dinner at own expenses
Hotel Wuwei: Xiliang Hotel or similar class
8
Wuwei - Lanzhou (Departure)

Breakfast serve at hotel, visit to Luoshi Pagoda, it have been built for keeping the bones of Kumarajiva, an eminent monk in the Later Qin Dynasty. A temple, also called Kumarajiva, was destroyed in an earthquake in 1927. Half the pagoda was also destroyed during the earthquake, but the pagoda was rebuilt in 1934. Then, drive around 4 hours (280km) journey back to Lanzhou. Then, have a Yellow River Tour in Lanzhou. Visit to Zhongshan Bridge, the First Bridge over the Yellow River. Before Zhongshan Bridge was built there were many floating bridges over the Yellow River, but only one existed for a relatively long period. Used for over 500 years, the Zhen Yuan Floating Bridges was finally retired in 1909, when an iron bridge was built. This new bridge is what we call the First Bridge over the Yellow River. Yellow River Mother Sculpture, it was appraised as a piece of excellent work in the First Chinese City Sculpture Design Contest. The Yellow River Mother Sculpture has become a landmark building of Lanzhou. Then visit to The Waterwheel Garden. Lanzhou is the only city through which the Yellow River flows; there are thus many irrigation machines in the city. The waterwheel invented by Duan Xu in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is the oldest one. After tour, send to airport for flight departure (Valid for flight depart at late night).

Transfer Travel by Coach or Van (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast in Hotel, Lunch & Dinner at own expenses
1
兰州(抵达)

抵达甘肃省省会,西部地区重要的中心城市之一兰州机场后,由当地代表接机送至酒店入住。

古丝绸之路上的重镇-兰州,简称“兰”。自汉至唐、宋时期,随着丝绸之路的开通,出现了丝绸西去、天马东来的盛况,兰州逐渐成为丝绸之路重要的交通要道和商埠重镇,联系西域少数民族的重要都会和纽带。

新疆、丝绸之路旅游小贴士:

  • 因新疆、丝绸之路各地海拔、地理环境有差距,或早晚温差较大,建议携带防晒具、长袖、外套和风衣。若是夏季,建议单薄衣裤和保暖衣裤都准备好。
  • 因新疆、丝绸之路地域辽阔,坐车时间较长,建议携带一些零食或干粮在身上,以备不时之需。
  • 行程所列为城市之间的距离和时间仅供参考,因各地高速公路有限速和多段路上安检,且旅游途中不可预测的因素多,因此城市至景点车程和距离以实际状况为准,不便之处敬请见谅。
  • 因行程路途较为遥远,且内陆地区资源较为缺乏,餐厅条件有限,司导会根据车程及实际每天行程安排来调整用餐时间和地点。
  • 若景点因不可预测的因素闭园或无法游览,本公司保留放弃或更改景点的权利。
Transfer : 乘搭旅游巴士或其它旅车(以团体人数为安排)
Meals : 膳食自理
Hotel : 兰州:瑞岭国际酒店或同级
2
兰州 - 西宁

早餐后,驱车前往青海省,西宁(220公里,车程约3个小时左右)。西宁(约海拔2300米)古称“湟中”,是一座具有2100多年历史的高原古城。西宁曾是西汉将军赵充国屯田的基地,是丝绸之路青海道的通衢、沟通中原与西部边地的重要城镇,也是历史上“唐蕃古道”必经之地。今天的西宁市为兰青铁路终点、青藏铁路和青藏公路起点,依然是通往青藏高原腹地的交通要冲。参观塔尔寺,已有400多年历史,是藏传佛教格鲁派(黄教)最重要的寺院之一,还是黄教创始人宗喀巴大师的诞生地。寺院建筑恢宏、珍宝丰富,又能感受到浓郁的宗教氛围,是西宁最受欢迎的旅游目的地之一。接着,参观东关清真大寺,中国西北地区大清真寺之一。该寺建造雄奇,坐西面东,具有我国古典建筑和民族风格的建筑特点,雕梁彩檐、金碧辉煌,大殿内宽敞、高大、明亮,可以同时容纳3000多穆斯林进行礼拜。今晚,入住西宁酒店。

备注:

  • 西宁位于青海省,不属于西藏自治区,无需申请入藏函。
  • 7月将有机会观赏到盛开的门源油菜花,中国北方小油菜生产基地。这里是世界上海拔最高的金色景观之一。 
Transfer : 乘搭旅游巴士或其它旅车(以团体人数为安排)
Meals : 早餐:酒店内,午餐&晚餐:自理
Hotel : 西宁:金鼎酒店 或 自然里酒店 或同级
3
西宁 - 茶卡

早餐后,驱车前往茶卡(300公里,车程约4个小时左右)。游览茶卡盐湖(含电瓶车+小火车+上观光塔)。位于青海省海西蒙古族藏族自治州乌兰县茶卡镇的天然结晶盐湖,是柴达木盆地四大盐湖之一。“茶卡”是藏语,意即盐池,也就是青海的盐。茶卡盐湖气候温凉,干旱少雨,属高原大陆性气候,年平均气温4℃,年平均降水量210.4毫米,湖面海拔3100米。茶卡盐湖与塔尔寺、青海湖、孟达天池齐名,是“青海四大景”之一,被旅行者们称为中国“天空之镜”,被国家旅游地理杂志评为“人一生必去的55个地方”之一。进入茶卡盐湖,爱美的女生今天一定要记得穿着鲜艳、长裙为易、备上凉鞋。茶卡最佳的拍摄位置就是盐湖深处,想要拍好照片一定要不怕辛苦,往最深处走。今晚,入住茶卡酒店。

Transfer : 乘搭旅游巴士或其它旅车(以团体人数为安排)
Meals : 早餐:酒店内,午餐&晚餐:自理
Hotel : 茶卡:长鑫酒店 或同级
4
茶卡 - 西宁

早餐后,驱车前往青海(150公里,车程约2个半小时)。船游青海湖,位于青藏高原上,距西宁150公里,面积4500平方公里,海拔3200米,湖水冰冷且盐份很高。青海湖蒙语叫“库诺尔”,藏语叫“错温布”,也就是“青色的湖”的意思。青海湖是中国最大的内陆湖泊,也是我国最大的咸水湖,这里气候凉爽。抵达青海湖畔看湖水波光万顷,湖中小岛若隐若现,湖边绿草无垠,野花遍地,景色如诗如画。然后,驱车返回西宁(150公里,车程约2个半小时)。

备注:6月底-8月初将有机会观赏青海湖边绽放的油菜花。

Transfer : 乘搭旅游巴士或其它旅车(以团体人数为安排)
Meals : 早餐:酒店内,午餐&晚餐:自理
Hotel : 西宁:金鼎酒店 或 自然里酒店 或同级
5
西宁 - 柳园 - 敦煌

早餐后,乘搭兰新高铁前往柳园(含二等座票,车程约5个小时左右)。抵达后,驱车前往敦煌(130公里,车程约1个半小时左右),游览鸣沙山。沙泉共处,妙造天成,古往今来以“沙漠奇观”著称于世。鸣沙山以沙动成响而得名。东汉称沙角山,俗名神沙山,晋代始称鸣沙山,其山东西长40余公里,南北宽约20公里,主峰海拔1715米。峰恋危峭,山脊如刃,经宿复初;人乘沙流,有鼓角之声,轻若丝竹,重若雷鸣,此即“沙岭晴鸣”。月牙泉处于鸣沙山环抱之中,其形酷似一弯新月而得名。古称沙井,又名药泉,一度讹传渥洼池,清代始称月牙泉。水质甘冽,澄清如镜,绵历古今,沙不进泉,水不浊涸。铁鱼鼓浪,星草含芒,水静印月,荟萃一方,故称“月泉晓澈”。沙岭晴鸣,月泉晓澈均为敦煌八景之一。若时间允许,你可自费骑骆驼,价格约人民币100一人。

  1. 您可自费建议项目:观赏敦煌飞天歌舞秀,费用约人民币280元一人起。
  2. 自费项目价格或安排以当地导游实际安排为准。
Transfer : 乘搭旅游巴士或其它旅车(以团体人数为安排)
Meals : 早餐:酒店内,午餐&晚餐:自理
Hotel : 敦煌:富国酒店 或 天润酒店 或同级
6
敦煌 - 嘉峪关 - 酒泉

早餐后,游览莫高窟(含区间车)。莫高窟俗称“千佛洞”,是甘肃最大的石窟群,也是敦煌石窟群体中的代表窟群。位于敦煌市东南25公里处鸣沙山东麓、宕泉河西岸的断崖上。1961年,莫高窟被中华人民共和国国务院公布为第一批全国重点文物保护单位之一。1987年,莫高窟被列为世界文化遗产。景区由莫高窟数字展示中心和莫高窟石窟两部分组成,拥有大量的壁画、石窟、文物等,是全世界闻名的佛教艺术胜地。敦煌游玩的首选之地,观看高清主题电影《千年敦煌》和球幕电影《梦幻佛宫》了解佛教在敦煌上千年的发展历史,然后坐区间车去观赏规模浩大、内容丰富的石窟和壁画艺术。接着,驱车前往嘉峪关(380公里,车程约4个半小时左右),游览嘉峪关城楼(含电瓶车、长城博物馆),是明代万长城的西端起点,是明代长城沿线建造规模最为壮观,保存程度最为完好的一座古代军事城堡,是明朝及其后期各代,长城沿线的重要军事要塞,素有“中外巨防”、“河西第一隘口”之 称。嘉峪关,万里长城的西部终点。然后,入住酒泉酒店休息。

Transfer : 乘搭旅游巴士或其它旅车(以团体人数为安排)
Meals : 早餐:酒店内,午餐&晚餐:自理
Hotel : 酒泉:酒泉宾馆 或 天脉缘酒店 或同级
7
酒泉 - 张掖 - 武威

早餐后,游览泉湖公园,位于酒泉市东2公里处,因园中有酒泉而得名,已有两千多年的历史,是丝绸之路上唯一一座保存完整的汉代园林。公元前121年,汉将霍去病西征匈奴,大获全胜于此,汉武帝赐御酒以赏,霍去病倾酒于泉中,与将士共饮,故称“酒泉”。今酒泉犹在,园林式建筑、牌楼保存完整。然后,驱车前往张掖(220公里,车程约3个小时左右)。游览张掖丹霞地质公园(含区间车),国内唯一的丹霞地貌与彩色丘陵景观复合区,中国最美的七大丹霞地貌之一。张掖丹霞主要由红色砾石、砂岩和泥岩组成,游客在景区内能看到数以千计的悬崖、山峦呈现出鲜艳的丹红色和红褐色,特别是在阳光的照耀下,各处造型奇特的山地丘陵色彩斑斓、气势磅礴。然后,驱车前往武威(250公里,车程约3个小时左右)入住酒店休息。

Transfer : 乘搭旅游巴士或其它旅车(以团体人数为安排)
Meals : 早餐:酒店内,午餐&晚餐:自理
Hotel : 武威:西凉酒店 或同级
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武威 - 兰州(出境)

早餐后,游览鸠摩罗什寺,是为了纪念西域高僧鸠摩罗什在武威弘扬佛法、翻译经典的功绩而建造的。巍然屹立的罗什寺塔,象征着武威古城悠久而文明的历史,也是1500多年前丝绸之路上中西文化交流的见证。接着,驱车返回兰州(280公里,车程约4个小时左右)。游览黄河第一桥又名黄河铁桥(中山桥),铁桥于光绪三十四年(1908年)四月十日开工,于次年七月初四日竣工。耗银三十万六千六百九十一两。历经百年沧桑,见证了古城兰州发展与繁荣。黄河母亲塑像其象征了哺育中华民族生生不息、不屈不挠的黄河母亲,和快乐幸福、茁壮成长的华夏子孙。黄河水车园,水车历史悠久,外形奇特,起源于明朝,是兰州市古代黄河沿岸最古老的提灌工具,再现了水车这种古老的水利机械的价值。结束后,送往兰州机场(适合晚班机起飞的航班)。

Transfer : 乘搭旅游巴士或其它旅车(以团体人数为安排)
Meals : 早餐:酒店内,午餐&晚餐:自理
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Trip Inclusive
  • 07 nights hotel accommodation in Lanzhou, Xining, Chaka, Dunhuang, Jiuquan and Zhangye (based on local 3-4 stars hotel)
  • Daily breakfasts at hotel (lunch and dinner will arrange and propose by tour guide at passenger own expenses depending on passenger budget or specified preference)
  • Round trip private airport-hotel transfer
  • 07 full day sightseeing with entrance fee
  • One way high speed rail from Xining to Liuyuan (2nd class seat)
  • Chinese speaking driver guide
  • Private Service (Except cruise, flight, train or sightseeing public coach if any involved)
Trip Exclude
  • International air ticket
  • Individual expenses
  • Lunch and Dinner (Meal cost guideline about CNY 60-80 per person per meal)
  • Hotel porter tipping
Trip Mandatory
ITEMADULTCHILD
Agency Collection Fee 30.00 30.00
Service Fees & Tipping for driver guide (per group for 8 days) 1,108.00 -
General Terms
  • Rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice and/or upon hotel confirmation. This may be due to any special event and any immediate room surcharges implied by the hotel.
  • No refunds are given for any unused portion of this package or during tour.
  • An infant is charged; hence no seat / no bed is allocated to infants. Child rate applies if a seat is required for airport transfer. Additional rate applies for hotel baby cot request.
  • The above itinerary is for reference only and visiting sequence may be different, and is subject to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
  • 12fly of Malaysian Harmony shall not be liable for any loses or expenses incurred due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes or any other causes beyond its control, such losses and expenses shall be borne by the clients.
  • Others 12fly terms & conditions applies.
Payment Terms
  • Reservation Deposit for this package is minimum MYR 100 per person, you may required for more deposit for booking security and terms may vary from destination to destination.
Package Remarks
  • General travel period: 01 May 2019 until 31 October 2019 (Travel must be completed by 31 October 2019)
  • Red Alert Period: China Major Public or Long Holidays and others if grand exhibitions or events.
  • Suggestion flight route: Kuala Lumpur- Lanzhou - Kuala Lumpur
  • The above rates require a minimum of 04 adults per booking, strictly no apply for single traveler.
  • The above rates are valid for Malaysian passport; surcharge might apply for foreigner passport, subject to individual hotel surcharge.
  • Advance booking required at least 31 working days before departure

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