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Summary : Want to discover the wonders of the Silk Road? Shanghai Limousine & Travel  gonna help! Employing experienced local guides and developing a service and accommodation network to provide the safest and most comfortable tours of this legendary historic attraction. Start your trip from Beijing, the ancient and modern capital of China, whose imperial architecture and solemn rituals construction create an atmosphere of tranquility and culture after decades of trauma and civil war. We then take the flight to Xian, the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and one of the oldest cities in Chinese history, to begin your very Silk Road adventure. During the long but marvelous journey, you will then have the chance to visit Langzhou, Xiahe, Wuwei, Zhangjie, Dunhuang, and also Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, Urumqi. Save some photo-memory for your final visit in this far corner of the Empire to the spectacular Karakul Lake before flying via Urumqi to Shanghai, your departure from the Middle Kingdom. Zai Jian,... but it’s only temporary; we will be here to welcome your return.

Day 1

Arrival Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, your gateway city of China tour, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. With no sightseeing planned, the remainder of the day is spent free at leisure.
Meals: No meals
Accommodation: In Beijing

Beijing, capital of China and one of the great travel destinations of the World, offers sights and cultural relics found no where else on Earth. The city has a character all its own; there are quadrangles, small alleys, tricycle, boiled mutton, roasted duck, arts and crafts, Peking Opera, The Great Wall, the 2008 Olympics venue and a vibrancy that is the distinctive flavor of Beijing.

Day 2

Beijing
Depart from hotel in the morning to visit Tian’anmen Square, the largest urban square and Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Tian’anmen Square As the biggest city center square in the world, Tian’anmen Square covering 44 hectares in the heart of Beijing. It is the place where history-changing events and ceremonies occurred. A few steps away, come to visit the Forbidden City, which was the Imperial Palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and, it is one of the largest, and certainly the most completely restored, ancient architectural complex in the world. Walk in the footsteps of Emperors; come to the museum and see with your eyes, and feel with your hearts; you will begin understand what life in this richest of feudal realms was like for the Imperial Rulers, their concubines and their slaves.

After enjoying a delicious lunch, continue on to the Temple of Heaven. Departing from the Imperial vermilion and gold hues of the Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven is decorated in blue, the color of the Heavens. The perfect harmony between the architectural environment and nature can be felt here; you might easily imagine the vivid spectacle of a great sacrifice to the Heavens for a good harvest. The magnificent Hall of Prayer of Good Harvest is one of the most important and impressive building in China.

For today dinner, how about taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck as your optional activity, as it is the best-known dish in Beijing. It is very tender and unforgettably delicious. You will visit a local restaurant to enjoy a full meal and learn the proper way to experience Peking Roasted Duck. From the whole roasted duck to the soup of duck bones, you will enjoy a banquet made from every part of the duck. Moreover, the chef will demonstrate his skill of cutting the skin of the duck for your entertainment.
 

Day 3

Beijing
The star attraction of China is its Great Wall, a massive defensive structure built to keep intruders from entering the mainland. Today you will have the opportunity to traverse the ancient steps of Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall. Then the coach will drop us off at the nearby Sacred Way for a visit. Drive back to the city for Summer Palace. If you desire, enjoy optional Peking Opera tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Summer PalaceMutianyu Great Wall was first built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, making it older than the Badaling section.  It is connected with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi and Jinshanling in the east. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt, mainly with granite and is one of the best-preserved sections with the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall, being 7-8 meters high and 4-5 meters wide with 22 watchtowers on this 2,250-meter-long section. It served as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs.

Originally known as the "Garden of Clear Ripples ", the Summer Palace is a magnificent imperial garden located 15 km north of Beijing City. This is the largest ancient preserved garden in China and a former summer retreat for Emperors and the chosen few! The site includes more than 100 ancient style pavilions, mansions, towers, halls, temples, bridges and an enormous clear water lake. What is most enjoyable about the Summer Palace, it is simply a gorgeous place to relax, escape the smoke and crowds of the city and spend an afternoon walking. It is said one could just as easily spend one week out here as one afternoon.  Here is a rare chance in Beijing, to lose the crowds and ’clear away the cobwebs’.

Peking Opera is China national treasure. Expert performers convey powerful emotions to the audience through song, dance, facial make-up, exquisite masks and costume, skilled use of body language and sympathetically integrated musical accompaniment. 
 

Day 4

Beijing    Xian
In the morning, take a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw to visit the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing. Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Xian in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

Hutong TourIf exploring the Forbidden City has improved your understanding of the lifestyles of China ancient Imperial Court, then this half-day Hutong Tour will give you an insight into the lives of ordinary Chinese people and reveal their social culture in today Beijing City. The narrow streets of old Beijing are known as Hutongs. You will take a pedicab tour along the Hutongs and see the 100-year-old houses, courtyards and a vanishing way of life in today Beijing.

Wonderful time always passes so quickly, in the afternoon, you have to take a flight to Xian, the city that steeped in history and still giving up secrets, is your gateway to ancient Chinese civilization. In its 3,100 recorded years of evolution, it has been home to 13 dynasties.  Xian was also the end of civilization for those setting out on the famous Silk Road. Today Xian is a vibrant, modern city, but surrounded by history, even underfoot! So there can be no underground railways due to the obligation to preserve the wealth of ancient treasure still awaiting discovery.
 

Day 5

Xian
Today, enjoy your full day visit to the Qin Terracotta Army, one of the world most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation and then to see the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and the massive Xian City Wall. Either Jiaozi Banquet or Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner is available for your optional meal.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

Qin Terracotta ArmyAs an ancient capital city to 13 dynasties, Xian has a rich recorded history, frequently enhanced by the evidence of new discoveries, like the 1974 unearthing of the fabulous Qin Terracotta Army, the long forgotten army created to guard Emperor Qin Shihuang tomb. In accordance with ancient beliefs, this grand project was mounted at enormous cost by the cruel and tyrannical Emperor, only to be attacked, plundered, burnt and buried after his funeral by the peasants who had labored under the whip to build it.  Then, over two thousand years later, this "Eighth Wonder of the World" was rediscovered by farmers digging a well. The fine troops, horses and carriages in battle formation are a National ancient art treasure. Three excavation pits are now opened to the public and a fourth is nearing completion.  You can, like US President Clinton, now gaze in wonder upon this historic site, listed by UNESCO in 1987 as a world cultural heritage.

The Xian City Wall, which stretches round the old city. Xian was always a walled city, and today wall represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.  The first city wall of Changan was begun in 194 BCE.  The existing wall was started during the Ming Dynasty in 1370; it is massive, measuring 13.7 km in circumference, 12 m in height, and 15–18 m in thickness at the base. The South Gate and North Gate are the two main entrances to the inner city. The city itself is neatly arranged along the city wall.  This impressive structure is just a precursor to the remarkable discoveries awaiting visitors to Xian. 

The Big Wild Goose Pagoda was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories, although the structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian and its exterior brick facade renovated during the Ming Dynasty. One of the pagoda’s many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and travelers Xuanzang. Now this well-preserved holy place for Buddhist has been the symbol of Xian. 

This evening you could choose Jiaozi Banquet as a local flavor experience. It includes over 10 kinds of Jiaozi, whose shapes and flavours vary, such as rabbit, duck, shrimp, peanuts and so on.

Or if you more interested in dancing show, choose a Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner would be a good idea. You will enjoy the sumptuous dinner while watching a fabulous dancing and singing performance of the Tang Dynasty. This is not only a performance of Chinese traditional dancing and singing, but a re-enactment of Chinese ancient ceremony and culture.
 

Day 6

Xian    Lanzhou
In the morning, take a short flight to Lanzhou. On arrival, your local guide will meet you at the airport then accompany you for a visit to those must-see sites covering Zhongshan Iron Bridge, White Pagoda Hill Park and Gansu Provincial Museum.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lanzhou

Gansu Provincial MuseumLanzhou is situated on the upper course of the Yellow River, where the river emerges from the mountains. It has been a center since early times, being at the southern end of the route leading via the Hexi Corridor across Central Asia. It also commands the approaches to the ancient capital area of Chang’an (modern Xi’an) in Shaanxi province from both the west and the northwest, as well as from the area of Qinghai Lake via the upper waters of the Yellow River and its tributaries.

Zhongshan Iron Bridge, or the first bridge over the Yellow River, is located at the foot of Bai Ta Mountain in Lanzhou city.

White Pagoda Hill Park, or we called Bai Ta Shan in Chinese, locates at the North Bank of the Yellow River, is a very large and quiet place which was first established in 1958. 
 

Day 7

Lanzhou    Xiahe
In the morning, you will take hours driving to Xiahe for a visit to Sangke Grass, which is famous for summer-blooming Sangke flowers and frequent magnificent Buddhist ceremonies. Stay overnight near Labrang Monastery.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xiahe

Sangke GrassSangke Grass lies about ten kilometres west of Xiahe County, Gansu province. It enjoys a good reputation in the northwest Tibetan district for its excellent pasture and frequent magnificent Buddhist ceremonies. Belonging to the meadow steppe and bordered by the Daxia River, Sangke is at an elevation of 3,000 meters (9843 feet) with an area of 70 square kilometres (27 square miles).

The prairie is named for the summer-blooming Sangke flowers that form a natural carpet extending to the far horizons. Reflecting sky and mountains, the Daxia River twists through grass and earth like an undulating silk belt. Countless sheep, yaks, and tents are visible over the prairie. 
 

Day 8

Xiahe    Lanzhou
Before driving back to Lanzhou, you will take a short visit to Labrang Monastery, one of the six great monasteries of the Geluk (Yellow Hat) school of Tibetan Buddhism. You will then transferred back to Lanzhou.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lanzhou

Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Geluk (Yellow Hat) school of Tibetan Buddhism, which located in Xiahe County in Gansu province, and also considered to be in the traditional Tibetan area of Amdo. Labrang Monastery is home to the largest number of monks outside of Tibet Autonomous Region. The monastery was founded in 1709 by the first Jamyang Zhaypa, Ngawang Tsondru. It is Tibetan Buddhism’s most important monastery town outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region. This monastery is situated at the strategic intersection of four major Asian cultures--Tibetan, Mongolian, Han Chinese, and Chinese Muslim--was one of the largest Buddhist monastic universities.
 

Day 9

Lanzhou    Wuwei
Today, after breakfast, take a driving to Wuwei. Upon arrival, enjoy your visit to Leitai Tomb, Wuwei Wen Miao and Tiantishan Grottoes.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Wuwei

Mt. TiantishanWuwei is located in northwest central Gansu province. In the north it borders Inner Mongolia, in the southwest, Qinghai. Its central location between three western capitals, Lanzhou , Xining , and Yinchuan makes it an important business and transportation hub for the area. Because of its position along the Hexi Corridor, historically the only route from central China to western China and the rest of Central Asia, many major railroads and national highways pass through Wuwei.

The Leitai Tomb of the Eastern Han Dynasty is a large brick-chambered tomb of late Eastern Han Dynasty discovered by local farmers in 1969 beneath an old locust tree. The tomb is famous for its bronze galloping horse unearthed.

Leitai is a rectangular rammed terrace 8.5 meters high, 106 meters long from north to south and 60 meters wide from east to west. It was an ancient place for sacrificing the Thunder God, which was named after the Temple of Thunder God built in middle Ming Dynasty on a terrace as high as about ten meters. According to the inscriptions on the chest of the horse tomb figure unearthed, it was the tomb of General Zhang built between 186 to 219 A .D. Unearthed from it there were 231 pieces of artifacts including gold, silver, bronze, iron, jade, bone, stone and pottery articles as well as 99 ceremonious bronze chariot and horse figures, among which the one of the greatest artistic level is the bronze galloping horse.

Tiandishan Grottoes is located in Dengshan Village of Zhonglu Town, which is 50kms south of Wuwei City. It was first constructed during Northern Liang of Sixteen Kingdoms Period and carved dynasties and dynasties, forms a grand-scale and owns much magnificent architecture. It is one of earliest grottoes carved in China and regarded as the "forefather of grotto" by researchers. The grotto still preserves 3-story grottoes, 17 different Buddhist shrines, hundreds of square meters of murals and over 100 painted Buddha. 
 

Day 10

Wuwei    Zhangye
Continue your driving westwards to Zhnagye. Upon arrival, visit Wooden Tower of Sui Dynasty and Grand Buddha Temple which is home to China largest indoor reclining Buddha.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Zhangye

Grand Buddha TempleZhangye is located in far western Gansu province. In the north it borders Inner Mongolia and in the south Qinghai. It has a large area of 42,000 km 2 and is blessed with numerous streams, abundant sunlight and fertile soil, making it an important agricultural center for Gansu and all of China.

The Grand Buddha Temple (Da Fo Si) is located in Shandan County, Zhangye, which is on the side of 312 National Highwa, and 66 kilometers away from the east of Zhangye City. The largest indoor reclining Buddha of China – the Nirvan Buddha lies in this temple, which was built in Western Hsia period (1098). It is recorded that the premier of Western Hsia once discovered a Buddha covered by a bluish-green tile, thus the Grand Buddha Temple was initially built. 
 

Day 11

Zhangye    Jiayuguan City
Today you will take driving to Jiayuguan City. Then take a truly special excursion to Jiayuguan Pass and Overhanging Great Wall.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Jiayuguan city

Jiayuguan Pass Jiayuguan City is famous for its Jiayuguan Pass.
Jiayuguan Pass is the western terminus of the Great Wall, built more than 600 years ago. Its majestic and solid construction is so full of power and grandeur that it has been praised as ’ Mighty Pass No.1 under Heaven’. Unlike the Shanhaiguang Pass or the Juyongguagn Pass on the Great Wall, it nestles against Mt. Qilian and Gobi Desert and is therefore imposing in its own way. It was a strategic point at the western section of the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty and is the best preserved pass along the entire length of the wall. It is a magnificent castle, composed of an inner and an outer section, an enclosed gateway, a gate tower, watch towers and parapets.

Also known as Xuanbi Great Wall, the Overhanging Great Wall is an important part of the defensive work of Jiayuguan Pass. Viewed from a distance, the Great Wall appears very like a dragon overhanging the slope, hence the name. Built in the year of 1539 during the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), it is 11 kilometers (6.83 miles) from the downtown Jiayuguan, and located 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) northwest of the Jiayuguan Pass. The main body of the Overhanging Great Wall was built with gravel and soil, including three fire towers. Its outline seems similar with the Beijing Badaling Great Wall, so people nickname it ’West Badaling’. Originally, it measured 0.9 miles long. However, due to natural disasters and human destruction, only 820 yards of the wall remains, with 253 yards climbing onto the north slope of Heishan Mountain, which is 492-feet high with a gradient of 45 degrees.

Built on the eastern slope of Black Mountain (Heishan), the Great Wall is not visible to anyone looking from west to east. Enemies thought they could enter inner China from here, the Heishan Canyon, as long as they rounded the Jiayuguan Pass. However, they were totally mistaken. After they went over the mountain with great difficulty, they found a very firm Great Wall in their path that was impossible to cross. Therefore, this place has always been considered a natural barrier.
 

Day 12

Jiuyuguan City    Dunhuang
Continue your driving and you will reach Dunhuang today. The name of the city literally meant prospering and flourishing. It is a hint that Dunhuang must once have been importance in the past. Upon arrival, visit Sighing Sand Dune and Crescent Spring.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dunhuang

Crescent SpringDunhuang is located on the western end of Hexi Corridor, at the juncture of Gansu, Qinghai and Xinjiang in the Northwest of China. Known as Shazhou (sand bank) in ancient times, Dunhuang served as a rest stop for traders and due to its unique geographical location, it was the gateway through which Buddhism, Islam and Christianity entered China. 
 
Sighing Sand Dune starts from East of Mogao Grottoes. It is 40 km from East to West, and 20 from South and North. Described as the dune with an elegant shape; when people slide down along the slopes, the sands make a distinctive sound, hence the name. Encircled by the sand dunes is Crescent Spring, an oasis shaped like a crescent moon. It is a miracle that the spring has never dried up over the past thousand years. Alongside the Crescent Lake is a traditional Han Chinese pagoda.
 

Day 13


Dunhuang    Turpan
In the morning, you will take a visit to famous Mogao Grottoes, which is considered the great treasure house of Buddhist arts in existence. Then, have an overnight train riding to Turpan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: On the train

Mogao GrottoesLying at the foot of Sighing Sands Dune, Mogao Grottoes has more than 700 caves, of which 492 caves hold more than 2,000 painted sculptures and 45,000 square meters of murals. It is the largest, oldest and best-preserved array of Buddhist grottoes in the world, and three famous ancient sculptural sites of China, together with Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes.
 
Turpan, an oasis city, is located at the southern foot of Bogda Peak and in the center of Turpan Depression. Because of the drastic 5,000-meter difference in height between the mountain tops and the bottom of the depression, the scenery too, varies greatly at different altitudes from perpetual snow at the summits to green oasis at the foot of the mountains. After a long journey from the desert, tourists are always fascinated by the extraordinary beauty of the depression with its snow-capped mountains, salt lake, and particularly the Flaming Mountains.
 

Day 14

Turpan
Upon arrival, your local guide will meet you at the train station, after a short break, you will then visit Gaochang Ancient City, which was an important garrison town on the Silk Road, Grape Valley, Flaming Mountain, Bezeklik Caves and Astana Tombs.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Turpan

Grape ValleyGaochang Ancient City located at the east of Turpan, the city-state that ruled the area from the 9th century to the 13th. The city was actually founded a few hundred years earlier than that, and gradually became known as a trading post on the Silk Road. Most of the ruins are gone, but enough remain to give a feeling of the true size and majesty of this Silk Road city. The city was divided into an outer city, an inner city, and a palace compound. The best-preserved structures in the ruins are two temples in the southwest and southeast corners of the outer city section.

The Grape Valley is located in Flaming Mountain. From ancient times, this place has been famous for the cultivation of the sweetest, tastiest grapes. Be enticed by the sight of bunches of green pearl-like grapes hanging from the vines in splendid profusion. It’s a great relief to recline in the shade of the green leaves and delight in the fresh juicy fruit, appreciating the coolness after the heat outside.

Bezeklik Caves is located in a gorgeous valley of the Flaming Mountains. More than 100 caves were hewn out of this cliff face between the 6th and 9th centuries by Buddhist monks who farmed the valley below. They were abandoned at about the same time as Gaochang Ancient City and Jiaohe Ancient City after the Muslim take over of the region in the late 14th century.

Astana was the public cemetery of the ancient Gaochang residents, both aristocrats and commoners. However, among 456 excavated tombs, no King of Gaochang has been found. The dead were placed on an earthen or wooden bed in the back of the chamber; they had wood in both hands and wore cotton, linen or silk clothes. Around them were arranged miniature pavilions, carts and horses, parades, musical instruments, chess sets, pens and ink, grapes, melons, dumplings and pancakes. In the ancient Chinese people mind, these were to be used by the dead in another world. Owing to the arid climate, the relics are very well preserved.
 

Day 15

Turpan    Urumqi    Kashgar
Today, you will get a chance to visit the mysterious death city-the Ruins of Jiaohe Ancient City, which reveals traces of a prosperous ancient trading center and military stronghold 1,600 years ago. Then Emin Minaret (Sugong Pagoda)-the biggest ancient pagoda existing in Xinjiang and the only Islamic ancient pagoda in the country and ancient Karez Well, the underground water supply and irrigation system. Drive to Urumqi for flight to Kashgar.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kashgar

Jiaohe Ancient CityJiaohe meaning in Chinese where two rivers meet was once the most forward outpost in the West for ages. Historical records and excavation reveal evidence of a prosperous ancient trading center and military stronghold from 1,600 years ago. Owing to the arid climate and remote location, Jiaohe remains relatively intact, leaving us a rare example of an earthen castle, the largest, oldest and best-preserved earthen city in the world.

Emin Minaret is the largest extant ancient Islamic tower in Xinjiang. Standing 2 km (1.24 miles) east of Turpan, Emin Minaret was built in 1777 in honor of a heroic Turpan general named Emin Khoja. This 44-meter (144 feet) high minaret tapers to an Islamic dome without stories inside. In the center of the minaret is a brick-piled pillar with 72 steps around it spiraling to the top. The whole construction was made of grey bricks which were formed 15 different patterns such as waves, flowers or rhombuses, by smart Uygur architects.

Karez is reputed as one of the three major construction projects in ancient China, together with the Great Wall and the Grand Canal. The history of this unique underground irrigation system can be traced back over more than 2,000 years: The combined lengths of the underground Karez channels in Xinjiang amounts to 5,000 meters. It provided an innovative and elegant resolution to several problems, capturing melting snow and ice from mountains, and channeling it underground to where it was employed for irrigation, overcoming the interruptions to flow caused by sandstorms, wind and huge losses from evaporation that plague a ground-level, open canal system.

Hemmed in by deserts and the Pamirs, Kashgar is a fabled city embracing a rich mixed culture with Mosques and veiled women contributing to its Middle East atmosphere.
 

Day 16

Kashgar
In the morning, you can take a leisure stroll along Zhiren Street, an old street with an amazing hand-made stuff from strictly utilitarian cookware to exotic musical instruments. Then come to visit the Id Kah Mosque which is one of the largest and busiest in China. We will also visit lovely kids in Kashgar Minority Nationalities Kindergarten. The last stop today will be local Bazaar, this ancient market attracts locals and merchants from all over Xinjiang and nearby countries such as Pakistan and Kirghizstan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kashgar

BazaarThe Id Kah Mosque is the largest mosque in China. The mosque was built by Saqsiz Mirza in 1442 (although it incorporated older structures dating back to 996) and covers 16,800 square meters. At midday on Fridays around 10,000 people will gather to pray and study the Koran, and prayer 5 times/day on other days. You’ll be asked to remove your shoes before entering the Main Hall, which has traditional Islamic pillars,carvings and rugs strewn over the floors. Women are adviced to cover upper arms and legs. A scarf is not compulsory, but is seen as a mark of respect.

Bazaar means a fair or market in Uygur language. Located in far eastern China close to the border of Pakistan, Kashgar has always been an important trading oasis – each Sunday the population swells by 50,000. Kashgar’s market is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating bazaars across the world. The magical streets of Kashgar on market day are a kaleidoscope of colors in perpetual motion. Thousands of people, Pakistani traders, nomadic Kazakhs, and ethnic Uyghurs, crowd into narrow ancient streets, each bearing a bundle and many accompanied by a bleating sheep or ambling bull. People visit the market perhaps twice a year to sell their goods – mostly are garden produce.
 

Day 17

Kashgar    Urumqi
Before taking a flight back to Urumqi, you will take a bus tour through the Karakurum Highway to Karakul Lake, enjoy the beautiful snow –capped mountain of Muztagh Ata and the lake.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Urumqi

Karakul LakeKarakul Lake is located approximately 200km from Kashgar. At an altitude of 3,600m, it is the highest lake of the Pamir Plateau, near the junction of the Pamir Mountains, Tianshan and Kunlunshan mountain ranges. Surrounded by mountains which remain snow-covered throughout the year, the three highest peaks visible from the lake are the Muztagh Ata (7,546m), Kongur Tagh (7,649m) and Kongur Tiube (7,530m). The lake is popular among travelers for its fantastic scenery and the clarity of its reflection in the water, whose color ranges from a dark green to azure and light blue.
 

Day 18

Urumqi    Shanghai
Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, be transferred to hotel and the rest time is free.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Shanghai is a city unlike any other in China. It is the bustling economic heartbeat of China that enjoys all of the comforts and amenities of a fully modern metropolis. Shanghai today looks to regain its former position at the turn of 20th of being one of the largest financial centers in the world behind New York and London. It is a city that seamlessly blends East and West.
 

Day 19

Depart from Shanghai
Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport for the return flight.
Meals: Breakfast

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Full price of this tour (per person in US$):
JAN, FEB, DEC MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
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1 person   6468   6754   7079
2-5 persons 4063 4548 4205 4833 4368 5159
6-9 persons 3227 3712 3370 3998 3533 4323
10 persons & above 2641 3072 2760 3311 2913 3616
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1 person   6682   7010   7389
2-5 persons 4243 4761 4408 5090 4597 5469
6-9 persons 3408 3926 3572 4255 3762 4634
10 persons & above 2822 3288 2961 3566 3143 3930
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
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Using First Class Hotel
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1 person   6891   7271   7725
2-5 persons 4422 4970 4611 5350 4838 5805
6-9 persons 3586 4135 3776 4515 4003 4969
10 persons & above 2994 3484 3169 3833 3391 4278
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1. Shanghai Limousine &Travel reserves the right to adjust the prices of any portion of the tour due to the reasons beyond our control without prior notice.
2.All quotation is in US dollar (per person), and based on the exchange rate between CNY and USD in effect at the time of publishing. It is subject to change.
3.The quotation on our website is also subject to change during some Chinese festivals, national holidays, fairs or events, when hotels may levy higher rates which will be advised on a case by case basis.
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Price includes:
1. Airport/railway station welcome and private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
2. Domestic airfare of economic class or train ticket(s) as mentioned in the itinerary. Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge are included.
3. Accommodation (if include Yangtze cruiser) based on two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate (S.SUPP in above price table). A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar one.
4. Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
5. All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of Shanghai Limousine &Travel. SLT will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
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1.Round way International airfare or train tickets, unless otherwise noted.
2.Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
3.Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
4.Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5.Optional meals and shows mentioned in the itinerary, which will be added up if the clients desire to take the activities.
6.Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of Shanghai Limousine &Travel and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
7.Any items not specified in the plan.

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