The Hsia Civilization Explore (9N/10D)
No. : 116 Price: USD
Day 1 Beijing Arrival (No Meal)
Arrival in Beijing, meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel, enjoy a leisure time in the afternoon.
3 nights at Novotel Beijing Peace Hotel or similar one
Day 2 Beijing (B/L)
Morning visit to the Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City (closed on Monday), where used to be the Chinese imperial palace for the emperors and their families in mid-Ming and Qing Dynasties, after lunch, visit the Summer Palace, an imperial garden in the old time.
Day 3 Beijing (B/L)
Day 4 Beijing-Lanzhou by flight (B)
Morning flight to Lanzhou (appr. 2.5 hours), the capital city of Gansu Province, is a major stop on the ancient "Silk Road" in Northwest of China; upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for a rest.
1 night at Lanzhou Sunshine Hotel or similar one
Day 5 Lanzhou-Xining (B/L)
Morning tour of the Gansu Provincial Museum (closed on Monday) which is the biggest comprehensive museum in the province, then enjoy the beautiful secenery in the Yellow River Scenic Spots and walk on the Zhongshan Iron Bridge, then take a tour of the White Pogoda Mountain and the Water Wheel Expo Park before transferring to the station for an afternoon high-speed train to Xining.
2 nights in Xining Jinjiang International Hotel or similar one
Yellow River Scenic Spots
Day 6 Xining-Qinghai Lake-Kumbum Monastery-Xining (B/L)
Morning visit the Qinghai Lake, with a spectacular view of the natual scenery, it is well-known as the largest inland lake as well as the largest saline lake in China; afternoon pay a visit to the Kumbum Monastery (Ta'er Monastery), one of the six greatest monasteries of Gulupa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is rich in fascinating arts, specially for the murals that are considered to be the three most unique arts of superb craftsmanship.
Day 7 Xining-Zhangye (B/L)
Morning take a bullet train to Zhangye (appr. 2 hours), upon arrival, visit the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, reputed as one of the Top 10 Geographical Wonders of the World, with the unusual shapes and gorgeous colors, you will not only enjoy the beauty of the Rainbow Mountain, but the Binggou Danxia Landform.
1 night in Zhangye Hotel or similar one
Day 8 Zhangye-Lanzhou by train (B/L)
Morning transfer to Sunan town and visit the Grottoes of the Matisi Temple Complex, set within the beautiful surroundings of the green foothills of the Qilian Mountain, the place is amazing; then transfer to railway station for a train to Lanzhou (appr. 4 hours), upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
1 night in Lanzhou Sunshine Hotel or similar one
Day 9 Lanzhou-Beijing by flight (B)
Morning flight to Beijing (appr. 2.5 hours), upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
1 night at Novotel Peace Hotel or similar one
Day 10 Beijing Departure (B)
Transfer to airport for a flight to your onward destination.
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