11 days for Landscape & Natural Scenery Lovers
The most Beautiful Desert in the World21r The Curve was drown by God. The Highest Sand Dune in the World. The Unique Peak, Echoing Sand, Crystal Lake, Holly Spring,...
Code of Tour: SRC-004
Length of Travel: 11 Day
Destinations of Tour: Xi’an- Jiuquan- Ejina- Alashan Youqi- Zhangye-Tianshui -Xi’an
Departure City: Xian
Price of Tour: Request
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Features of Tour:
The most Beautiful Desert in the World21r The Curve was drown by God.
The Highest Sand Dune in the World.
The Unique Peak, Echoing Sand, Crystal Lake, Holly Spring, and Temples are “Five Miracles “in the Badain Desert.
The N reasons to visit the Poplar Forests in Ejina.
The Poplar is the Deathless Myth and the Immortal Soul in the Desert.
The Poplar recorded the Civilization in Western Region, and the Poplar covered the Tarim River, Lop Nor Lake in the past 2000 years, so that the Civilization of Loulan, Qiuci and 36 kingdoms were nourished.
It is a miracle trees, its growing are linked together with blood and Phoenix……
It is a changeable tree, green in spring and summer; yellow in Autumn; and red in winter……
It is a strong trees, alive 3000 years, never fall down in 3000 years after dead, and immortal 3000 years after fallen down………
- Day1 Xi’an On:Xi’an
Take the late afternoon flight to Xi’an , meet our local tour guide and check in the hotel.
- Day2 Xi’an to Jiuquan On: Soft Sleeper Train
We visit the Terra Cotta Warriors in the morning, back to Xi’an for lunch, and visit the Big Goose Pagoda and City Wall in the afternoon, take a free walk around the Bell and Drum Tower in the city, try to taste the local food in the Huiming(Hui people) Street.Take the overnight train to Jiuquan at night.
- Day3 Jiuquan On: Jiuquan
Arrive at Jiuquan in the afternoon, after a short break we go to visit the Jiuquan Park in the city, Jiuquan has a long history, which was established in Western Han Dynasty —-
2000 years ago. We will visit the Jiuquan Park, covering an area of 270,000 square meters, the Wine Spring of the Western Han Dynasty is a well-preserved classic garden with a history of over 2,000 years. The garden was constructed to be elegant and unsophisticated, including vigorous spring, waving lake, vivid sculpture and exquisite palaces.
- Day4 Jiuquan/Ejina On: Ejina
We are driving to Ejina in the morning, we will pass by the Jiuquan Satellite Lunching Center, the earliest and biggest space craft base in China, only allow Chinese to visit there. visit the Black City and Guaishulin in the afternoon before we get to the Ejina Town. The Black City Ruins is famous all over the world for the significant military passing along Silk Road in Han, Tang, Western Xia and Yuan Dynasties. It is the best place to see the sunset in the desert. Guaishulin literally means “weird Poplar Forest”, which is formed by numerous dead poplar trees. In recent years, the environment of poplar has been destroyed, due to the drought of Ejina River and other reasons, a great number of poplar trees both sides of river died of a lack of water, a lot of dead poplar trees still stand on end or lie down without being rotten, and forming sad landscape.
Jiayuguan to Ejina is 390 km and 5 hrs driving.
- Day5 Ejina On: Ejina
Today, we visit the Poplar trees from the Yidaoqiao (First Bridge) to Badaoqiao (Eighth Bridge) all day. There is a famous saying that goes like this: “Without going to Ejina, you will not know the mighty of the oasis; without going to Ejina, you will not know the magic of poplar trees. When you are trekking among the poplar forests, the Beautiful pictures come into view one after another. In the sunlight, the golden poplar trees make a sharp contrast to the blue sky, gorgeous and bright.
- Day6 Ejina On: Alashan Youqi
We get up very early in the morning to see the sunrise at Juyan Lake, Juyan Lake Area is a nice place, with azure sky, blue sea and luxuriantly green trees, and it also has an important position in the development history of the Chinese Nation, especially of ethnic.
minorities in the Northeast. The Italian tourists Marco Polo has ever been here in Dynasty (13th century) and the record about the Juyan Lake can be found in his book “the Travels of Marco Polo”. Visit the Shengshu (Holly Tree), the oldest poplar tree in the town. We have a lunch then driving to Alashan Youqi, arriving in the afternoon and check in the hotel.
Ejina to Juyan Lake is 55 km 1 hr driving.
Ejina to Alxa (500 km 7 hrs driving).
- Day7 Alxa/Badain Jaran Desert On: Desert Tent
We are driving one hour driving to the entrance of the Desert, take the 4×4 Jeep (4 persons to 1 jeep) to surfing in the desert and stay in the center of desert for overnight.
The Badain Jaran Desert covers an area of 49,000 sq. kilometers. It is the highest and most beautiful desert in the world spanning the provinces of Inner Mongolia. The desert is also home to over 100 spring-fed lakes that lie between the dunes, some of which are fresh while others are salty. We will visit the highest peak in the Desert—Bilutu Peak, which is called the “desert Everest”, the Badain Lake and Temple in the desert.
Alxa to Entrance of Desert is 70 km and 1 hr driving.
- Day8 Badain Jaran Desert/Zhangye On: Zhangye
See the sunrise in the desert, and continue to surfing in the desert, and enjoy the exciting sand sliding, the tour will end at lunch time and transfer to Alxa Youqi, after lunch we are driving to Zhangye. We arrived at Zhangye city first and go to visit the
Colourful Mountains Danxia Scenic Area during sunset, in the sunset, when the colors change continuously, showing yellow and red layers covered by a light gray layer. They are well defined with circuitous lines and, if it rains the day before, this color will be more gorgeous. Try not to go when it is cloudy or raining as only when there is sunshine will these mountains show you their gorgeous colors.
Desert to Zhangye is 210 km and 3.5 hours driving.
- Day 9 Zhangye/Tianshui On:Soft Sleeper Train
We go to visit the Binggou Danxia Land-form in the morning; it is a place that few people know about. Geologists call it “window lattice and palace-shaped Danxia topography”. It looks amazing and is shaped like a camel, a palace and a shrine. We take the train to Tianshui.(soft or hard sleeper train). (Note:Zhangye to Tianshui by train, we will take the over night train if we can buy the soft sleeper train ticket, if not, we will take the high speed train to Lanzhou first, and overnight in Lanzhou hotel, and take the train to Tianshui next morning.
- Day10 Tianshui On: Tianshui
we arrive at Tianshui and have a lunch, after that we go to visit the Maijishan Grottoes in the morning, which was reputed of the one of four most famous Buddhist Caves in China, the existing Buddhist cave 194, clay stone carving, stone tire clay sculpture of more than seven thousand two hundred, one thousand more than 300 square meters of murals, all cave dug in the steep cliffs above, distributed in the East, west two cliffs.
- Day11 Xi’an /KL
We go to visit the Fuxi Temple, This temple was built during the Ming Dynasty, as a means of appeasing Fuxi in hopes those local prayers for happiness and safety would be granted. We take the train to Xi’an after lunch, arrive at Xi’an and we take the bus to airport after dinner and catch up our midnight flight back to home .
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• Hotel buffet breakfasts and local restaurant lunches
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China is a huge country, so to make your travel experience more efficient, we usually arrange flights to connect your destinations.
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Lunches at popular local restaurants are included for you so you can taste authentic Chinese food. Your guide will assist you with ordering the dishes.
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