Today your flight will touch down in Xining, the capital city of Qinghai. When you arrive at Xining you can meet your driver at the Airport, and then your driver will take you to the hotel to relax. The rest of day is for you to explore this city.
After breakfast at the hotel, our professional tour guide will bring you to the train station to next stop Zhangye. Upon arrival, visit the Grand Buddha Temple, which is one of the important travel destinations of the Silk Road, where you can visit the largest indoor clay statue of Buddha in China and the exquisite mural sculptures plus the ancient buildings.
Stretching 25 miles (40 kilometers) from west to east, Danxia precipices, stone columns, aiguilles and hills are widely distributed in this region. The narrow hills in the Binggou Danxia are all pointing to the sky, making this valley the Red Stone Forest of the Great Northwest. Viewed from a distance, the rolling hills look like temples, pagodas, and figures of Buddha, making the valley a natural Buddhist land.
Today we will drive all the way to Alxa Youqi, and take you to Badanjaran Desert, which lies to the north of Alxa Youqi in Inner Mongolia. It is the third largest desert in China and fourth in the world. Endowed with beautiful and colorful views, Badanjaran desert has cragged peaks, beautiful lakes, springs and temples, countless sand-echoing hills are in the middle area of the desert. We will stop in Mongle family take dinner and stay at night.
Full day in Badain Jaran Desert which has the world's highest sand mountains, with the magnificent Mingsha area, scattered Lake oases, endless Shahai springs and mysterious desert temples to name just a few. These peculiar and charming landscapes have made it an ideal place for desert exploration, tourism and photography in recent years. After visiting, we will back way for Zhangye.
After delighted buffet, we will be driving from Zhangye to Qilian county. Pay a visit to Zhuoer Mountain, located in China's northwest Qinghai Province, it showcases the typical characteristics of the Danxia landform. The combination of crimson sandstone and green grassland forms a unique landscape with sharp color contrast.
What an exciting day, today our professional tour guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby in the morning and then we will drive to Chaka Town, upon arrival, head to explore the Chaka Salt Lake, Chaka Salt Lake means “the sea of salt” in Mongolian. It lies in the centre of Qaidam Basin, which was named by the national tourist geography magazine as one of the 55 places to go.
Today travel to the beautiful Qinghai Lake, the largest inland salt water lake in China. It is no exaggeration to say that Qinghai Lake is a miracle that is endowed by a deity. Outside, He encircled the lake with four continuous mountains and extends broad grassland at the foot of them. Inside, like a master baker, He decorated the water with many little islands. All these natural attractions come together perfectly to form a Xanadu on earth to win many tourists' favour. Afterwards, transfer to Xining.
Today our journey comes to an end after a good breakfast. Based on your schedule, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Bon voyage!
Private transportation through out the itinerary.
All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary
Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides
Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.
Travel and health insurance when travel with us.
8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.
International and domestic flights not indicated.
Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.
Food, Lunch or dinner not specified
Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned
We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.
There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.
Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.
We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.
All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.
Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.
Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.
We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.