OVERVIEW

This 7-day tour on the Silk Road takes you from Zhangye to Xining, Labrang, Lanzhou, then Xian to explore Kumbum & Labrang Monastery, Terra Cotta Warriors etc. It is ideal to combine tours flexibly so that you will have more options to travel around.

ITINERARY

Day 1Arrival Zhangye, transfer to hotel

Welcome to Zhangye, an important city in the Hexi Corridor along the ancient Silk Road. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel in Zhangye.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Zhangye

Day 2Visit Dafo Monastery and Rainbow Danxia in Zhangye

Visit the Dafo Monastery after breakfast in the city, which is also the city museum to display the long history of Zhangye in the ancient time. The huge sleeping Buddha is the highlight of the temple.

Afterwards you will take one-hour ride to Danxia Mountains to view the colorful Rainbow mountains this afternoon. This is very popular site recent years on the Silk Road for its impressive red, yellow, white and black clay on the mountains. 

Later you will be transferred back to your hotel in Zhangye.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Zhangye
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3Zhangye to Xining by bullet train, visit Kumbum Monastery

Take 2-hour bullet train from Zhangye to Xining, then drive one hour to visit Kumbum Monastery that is one of six biggest Tibetan Buddhism Monasteries, where the yak butter carvings are must-see with its colorful and vivid character. 

Transport: Private Vehicle + Bullet Train
Accommodation: Overnight in Xining
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4Xining to Labrang by car

Drive to Xiahe (or Labrang in Tibetan language) for about 5 hours, visit the Tibetan temples in Tongren on the way. Visit the well preserved Labrang Monastery this afternoon, which is a Tibetan Buddhism college to teach monks art,  philosophy, medicine etc.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Labrang
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5Labrang to Lanzhou, then overnight train to Xian

Drive 4 hours to Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province. Visit the Yellow River, Zhongshan Bridge, Waterwheel park before catching overnight train to Xian (8 hours).

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight on the hard sleeper train
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6Xian to Terra Cotta Warriors Tour

Today you will take one-hour ride to the well-known Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. There are three pits in the museum where you will be impressed by the high-level art 2000 years ago, and your guide will let you know the history and the story about it. Later, you will be transferred back to hotel.

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Xi'an
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7Departure from Xi'an

Today is departure day, and you will be transferred to Xi'an airport to catch your flight to next destination, where the wonderful tour concludes.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED

Group Size: : 1-15 pax 

Travel Season: Year around

Accommodation: 3-star hotels (half twin room per person)

Transport: Chartered car or public bus

Train: 

    Bullet train Zhangye/Xining (Second Class)

    Hard sleeper train Lanzhou/Xian

Meals: Breakfasts listed in the itinerary

Guide: English-speaking local guides

Entrance fees: Sites listed

EXCLUDED

Things not mentioned INCLUSIVE

Gratuities

TRIP NOTES

China Visa and passport info required while booking.

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