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  • Visit the well-known Beijing Highlights including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Summer Palace.

  • Experience Beijing Hutong culture.

  • Explore the splendid Danxia Rainbow Mountain in Zhangye.


Day 1Beijing Arrival

Arrival in Beijing, our guide will greet you at the airport and transfer to hotel. Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, is a fascinating place for tourists home and abroad. As one of China's four ancient capitals, with its profound history of 3000 years, Beijing is the cultural, political, and historical centre of China. It is widely considered to be one of the most magnificent cities in the world.


  • It's 30 kilometres from Beijing Capital International Airport to Beijing City

  • It's 48 kilometres from Beijing Daxing International Airport to Beijing City

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Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing
Altitude: 43.5m

Day 2Beijing City Tour - Tian'men Square - The Forbidden City - Jingshan Park

Today discover the city from Tian'anmen Square - the spiritual heart of China, followed by the Forbidden City, which had been the centre of power for more than 500 years from 1406 to 1912. Your heritage tour to the Forbidden City includes a regular visit to the three main palaces on the central axis and an in-depth exploration of other places where most tourists do not go.

Afterwards, our tour guide will bring you to visit the Jingshan Park and climb to the artificial Coal Hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the magnificent imperial complex of the Forbidden City.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Altitude: 43.5m
  • Tian'anmen Square

    Tian'anmen Square

  • Forbidden City

    Forbidden City

Day 3Beijing City Tour, then flight to Lanzhou

Today is another day to explore culture and history in Beijing. Our final stop is the Summer Palace, a imperial garden consisting of vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in China. You can take the boat cross the island and then walk over to the temple on the hill. The climb up the stairs might be bit tired but so worth to enjoy incredible view from the top. Then you can stroll along the narrow Hutongs to get a glimpse of local life.

Then, you will be escorted to the airport and catch the flight to Lanzhou.


  • It takes about 19 kilometres to drive from the Summer Palace to Nanluoguxiang.

  • It takes about 21.4 kilometres to drive from the Summer Palace to Xijiaomin Alley.

  • It takes about 17 kilometres to drive from the Summer Palace to Lingjing Hutong.

  • The flight time from Beijing to Lanzhou is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Traffic: Car+Flight
Hotel: Overnight in Lanzhou
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Altitude: 1500m
  • Summer Palace

    Summer Palace

  • Beijing Hutongs

    Beijing Hutongs

Day 4Lanzhou City Tour, then train to Zhangye

Your Lanzhou sightseeing will begin with Xiguan Mosque this morning. Xiguan Mosque was built by the Muslim merchants, and it is the one of top ten outstanding buildings in Lanzhou. The next scheduled destination will be Waterwheel Park, an ancient irrigation tool. then proceed to visit Yellow River Mother statues, explore the ancient history and culture of Gansu Province. and travel to First Bridge of Yellow River, it is the first highway bridge in the ancient Yellow River, also the second city steel bridge in China. After lunch,take bullet train from Lanzhou to Zhangye, upon arrival, our guide will escort you to check in your hotel.


  • It takes about 3.5 kilometres to drive from Lanzhou City to Xiguan Mosque.

  • It takes about 8.5 kilometres to drive from the Xiguan Mosque to The Waterwheel Park.

  • It takes about 4.5 kilometres to drive from the Waterwheel Park to the Yellow River Mother Sculpture.

  • It takes about 4.2 kilometres to drive from the Yellow River Mother Sculpture to the First Bridge of Yellow River.

  • The train timetable from Lanzhou to Zhangye is 4 hours

Traffic: Car+Train
Hotel: Overnight in Zhangye
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Altitude: 3633m
  • Yellow River Mother Sculpture

    Yellow River Mother Sculpture

  • Waterwheel Garden

    Waterwheel Garden

Day 5Visit Matisi Temple and Danxia

After enjoy the nice breakfast at the hotel,our guide will lead you to Matisi Temple ( Horseshoe Temple ), The temple was named by the court as "Puguang Temple" in the 14th year of yongle Period in Ming Dynasty. It houses a saddle and one dragon gown given by some emperor in Qing Dynasty.

Then we will head to visit the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, which is 64.7 kilometres (One hour) , it is situated in the north of Qilian mountains. The area includes the colour hills in Linze country, ice hills, Danxia GanZhou District and PingShan lake. The scenic Danxia, is a distance of 40 km from east Zhangye city, north from Linze county town by 20 km, this is the most typical arid area of northern China.


  • It takes 2 hours ( 93 Kilometres ) from Mati Temple to Zhangye Danxia Landform.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Zhangye
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Altitude: 3633m
  • matis temple

    Matis Temple

  • zhangye danxia landform

    Zhangye Danxia Landform

Day 6Visit Big Buddha Temple, then train to Lanzhou

Morning we will visit the Big Buddha Temple, which is the important place of the Silk Road. The Temple is the largest architectural relic in Gansu Province of the Western Xia (1038-1227) period. China's largest reclining Buddha is well preserved in this temple. afternoon, you will be transferred to the station to take the express train to Lanzhou.


  • It takes 7 minutes ( 1.7 Kilometres ) from Zhangye City to Big Buddha Temple.

Traffic: Car+Train
Hotel: Overnight in Lanzhou
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Altitude: Big Buddha Temple: 2643.65m Lanzhou: 1500m
  • giant buddha temple

    Giant Buddha Temple

  • giant buddha temple

    Giant Buddha Temple

Day 7Lanzhou Departure

It's time to say farewell to Lanzhou. After a pleasant breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for the flight back to your hometown or next destination. Bon voyage!


  • It takes 1 hour and 1 minute ( 67.8 Kilometres ) from Lanzhou City to Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport.

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Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3633m


  • Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.

  • Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.

  • All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary

  • Domestic flights from Beijing to Lanzhou listed in the itinerary.

  • 2nd class express train from Lanzhou to Zhangye and from Zhangye to Lanzhou listed in the itinerary.

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)

  • 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.

  • 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.

Climate and Altitude

Spring and autumn are the best times to travel to Beijing, but beware that during national holidays the city's hotels and sights will be packed. Beware that during national holidays the city's hotels and sights will be packed. Autumn is dry with strong winds and Winter can dip down to -15 degree Celsius. Summer is hot but dry and temperatures average around the high 30 degree Celsius.

Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct is 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.

There is no cancellation fee 30 days or more before the tour start date if we haven't issue trains and flights. Enjoy a worry-free booking!

  • Cancellation prior 15-29 days – 15% charge of the total land cost.

  • Cancellation prior 7-15 days – 30% charge of the total land cost.

  • Cancellation prior 2-7 days – 50% charge of the total land cost.

  • Cancellation prior 1-in the process of the tour – No refund unless it is agreed by SRT.

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