Destination: Beijing-Urumqi-Turpan-Dunhuang-Xi'an-Yangtze River-Shanghai
D01 Arr BeijingOur guide will welcome you at the airport and then transfer you to hotel. You are free to explore the city for the rest of the day.
D02 Beijing (BL)A full day city tour to the centre of Beijing Tiananmen Square, the largest downtown square in the world. Go on to visit the Forbidden City, the home of 24 emperors built in the Ming Dynasty. In the afternoon visit Temple of Heaven where the Ming and Qing emperors worshiped the God for good harvest. In the evening, you will enjoy the charming Kung Fu Show.
D03 Beijing (BL)One-day excursion to Great Wall (include one way cable car), one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world and also is a symbol of Chinese history. Then go on to visit the Ming Tomb, the tomb for the first emperor of Ming dynasty Zhu Yuanzhang . In the afternoon, visit the National Stadium---Bird Nest, the place held the Olympic Games in 2008 on your way to Beijing downtown. Then you can enjoy the delicious Peking Roast Duck at the famous Quanjude Restaurant in the evening and this is an Option item. (Vegetarian meal is available for the vegetarian).
D04 Beijing/ Urumqi (BLD)This morning go to visit the Summer Palace, the original imperial garden to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Then visit the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery Lama Temple and the discovery the traditional old Beijing living style by tricycle Beijing Hutong Tour. Take afternoon flight to Urumqi ,you will be greeted by our guide in airport. we will go to visit Enjoy your shopping in Xinjiang International Big Bazzar which is the place with the unique construction located in two bridges, it attracts the lots of tourists to visit, shopping and watch the traditional dancing.
D05 Urumqi/Turpan (BLD)After breakfast, You will be invited to visit the Heaven Mountain and the Heavenly Lake (including the ropeway and cruise), Heaen Lake was once Know as Yaochi, with many stories and picturesque surroundings this fair land is special indeed. An ancient poem tells that a Western Queen once lived here, the king of china come to visit, and finally they fell in love.
D06 Turpan/Dunhuang (BLD)You will arrive at Turpan in the morning, Tupan is a famouse historial city, the climate of Turpan Basin is dry and hot and it seldom rains. After breakfast, we will visit Jiaohe Ancient Ruins, the ancient ruins of key city on silk road, many ruins are well preserved. Follows proceed to visit the Karez Well that is an ingenious underground irrigation system that created on oasis I the extraordinarily arid area of Turpan. After Lunch, visit the Flaming Mountain, the red sandstone of Houyan Shan gives the mountain its reddish hues, and the mountain looks fiery under the sun at noon. Then, we will go to Gaochang Ruins, Astana Ancient Tombs and Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves. The most families in Turpan have their own grape trellis and orchards. The Grape Valley in Turpan has become a famous tourist spot. Take the night train from Turpan to Dunhuang
D07 Dunhuang (BLD)Upon you arrive at Dunhuang, After breakfast, you will travel to the famous Mogao Grottoes which display a very colorful and descriptive world in the paintings of : Buddha, illustrations of Buddhist scriptures. The stories of ghosts on the earth, stores explaining the tenets of Buddhism, the development of Buddhist history, sacrificial ceremonies, and some paintings apparently just for decoration. Have dinner in the local restaurant. If you like you could enjoy the Flying Singing and Dancing Show (Optional).
D08 Dunhuang /Xi’an (BL)In the morning pick up you at airport , Dunhuang is a famous passage on the silk road . It is also the western doorway of the Hexi Corridor. After lunch. Visit the Sound Sand-Hill (ride camel for a short time) and Moon-Crescent Spring (Yueya Quan). The Sound Sand-Hill is made up of colorful sand that causes it to look like a hill of grain; the hill is more than forty kilometers from east to west and twenty kilometers from north to south. It is exciting to slide down from the top of the hill on the sand. The Crescent Spring is surrouned by Sounding-sand Hill. Unbelievable, the wind never blows the sand into the spring, On Duanyang Festival, local people come here to worship for good luck. Take the afternoon to Xi’an. Go to visit the City Wall, which was built as military defense system during Ming dynasty. It is the most completed and best preserved city wall in China. You can have a good bird view of Xi’an city on it. Following proceed to visit the Muslim street to enjoy kinds of local snacks and Great Mosque.
D09 Xi’an (BL)This morning go to visit highlight of Xi’an tour---Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It has high reputation as Eighth Wonder of the World, and was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. It is the mausoleum of the first emperor who united the whole China. There are thousands of solders and weapons. Following proceed to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda after lunch. This is the famous eminent monk Xuanzang in order to preserve the Buddhist scripture he took from India in Tang dynasty. You will absorb many details about the Buddhism over here. Except that some interesting story during the way Monk Xuanzhang went to India. In the evening, you can enjoy the delicious local flavor---dumpling banquet and enjoy the wonderful Tang dynasty Dancing show which will take you back to the peak of the Chinese ancient time.
D10 Xi’an /Chongqing (BLD)Half free day for you in Xi’an city, Take the afternoon flight to Chongqing. Our guide will pick you up from airport; our guide will welcome you at the airport, after dinner, our guide will send you to pier.
D11 Chongqing-Fengdu (BLD)In the morning a Safety, Orientation & River Briefing will be presented to you. After lunch, disembark at Fengdu, the "Ghost City" for an excursion. Around 20:00 Captain's Welcome Party is held, presenting Chinese folk dancing and music performance. You can also join in for fun.
D12 Badong-Xiling Gorge (BLD)Begin the passage through Qutang Gorge, the shortest and the grandest of the Three Gorges. The river guides will give you detailed information of historic sites such as Ancient Plank Road, Mengliang Stairway and the hanging coffins. Pass the Wu Gorge with its famous lofty and misty peaks. Disembark at Badong for an excursion to the Shennong Stream. The trip features natural beauty and an exciting boat ride drifting along the crystal stream. The pea boat allows you to experience a speedy adventure and have a close look at mossy rocks, verdant plants, plank roads, ancient coffins and precious animals. The unique songs of the local Tujia people are very impressive. The continue sailing into the western section of Xiling Gorge. A Farewell Party tonight invites you to perform dancing or musical instruments with the cruise staff.
D13 Yichang/Shanghai (BL)Today's highlight is your morning excursion to the under constructed Three Gorges Dam. Be prepared for your check-out procedure and the ship will arrive in Yichang at about 11:30. Our guide will expect you on board and visit the Yichang Museum if time permits. After lunch at a local famous restaurant, transfer to airport and flight to Shanghai. Our guide will pick you up from airport; enjoy the night view of the Bund area which is a symbol of Shanghai city. The bund reflects the vibrancy and gaiety of the city’s early days through a bustling view of the Huang Pu River on one side and old banks and villas on the other. Transfer to the hotel, the rest of the day is free for you.
D14 Shanghai (BL)Visit one of five Shanghai’s ancient gardens-Yu Yuan Garden which is built in a style derived from Suzhou, a city of gardens in the vicinity of Shanghai. The dragon walls, brick carving and iron lions make it a stand out among the five. Following proceed to visit Shanghai Museum, which is a large museum collected huge of ancient Chinese art. After lunch we prepared for you, enjoy the cruise tour along Huangpu River you could have glimpse of Yangpu Bridge, Nanpu Bridge, and oriental TV tower on the other side of bund. Take on the third highest TV and radio tower in world- Oriental TV Tower, which is 485 meters high. You could have a bird view of Shanghai full picturesque. In the evening, enjoy the fantastic Acrobatic Show which is soul of Chinese art.
D15 Shanghai/Departure (B)According to your flight schedule, our guide will send you back to airport and see off over here.
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