Family Visit to China

Family Visit to China

An Adventure Trip to The National Park of Kanas Lake & the Antiquities of the Silk Road.

Day 1

Arrive Beijing, meeting by local guide, and transfer to Prime Hotel. Remainder of day free. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance of Tiananmen Square, Wanfujing (the main shopping street), the Chinese National Gallery and the night food market.

Day 2

Full day tour to the Great Wall, Ming tombs and Summer Palace Lunch included. Dinner own arrangements.

Day 3

Full day visit to Forbidden City, Tian’an Men Square and Temple of Heaven with lunch included. Evening transfer to Beijing main station. Dinner options on the train : dining car, own provisions – hotel lunch box or supermarket, early dinner before transfer to railway station.

Day 4

Arrive Luoyang, transfer to Peony Hotel for breakfast and overnight stay. Visit to the Longmen Buddhist Grottoes, White Horse Temple with lunch included.

Day 5

After breakfast transfer to station.
09.27 Depart on train K617 in soft class, travel through Loess countryside of the Yellow River Valley area. Mid afternoon arrive Xian (lunch on train in dining car or request lunch boxes from hotel in Luoyang). Transfer to Sheraton Hotel and city sightseeing tour of Xi’an.
Dinner – own arrangements in hotel or visit the Food Market near the City Wall.

Day 6

Full day sightseeing in Xian including Terracotta Warriors and Great Wild Goose Pagoda with lunch. Early evening transfer to airport, dinner at the airport restaurant, depart on flight to Dunhuang – flight time 2hrs 20minutes. Stay at Dunhuang Hotel.

Day 7

Full day sightseeing to Mogao Buddhist Caves, Moon Crescent Lake and Sand Dune with lunch. Early dinner (own arrangements).
Evening departure from Dunhuang on overnight train.

Day 8

Morning arrive Turfan and transfer to Oasis Hotel for breakfast. Sightseeing and visits in Turfan area to Bezeklik Caves, the ruined city of Gaochang, Flaming Mountains and ‘karez’ underground irrigation system with lunch included.
Dinner – own arrangements. (Same guide for duration in Xinjiang)

Day 9

Today will be spent travelling to Kanas Lake – departure for Urumqi Airport in the morning after breakfast – journey time 4 hours. Lunch at airport. Flight to Altay – one hour and fifteen minutes. Transfer by road to Kanas Lake – it is about 300kms from Altay to Kanas and the journey is expected to take about 5 hours.
Transfer to Hongfu Hotel on arrival. Own arrangements for dinner.

Day 10

Full day accompanied sightseeing including boat-ride on Kanas Lake with lunch included. Own arrangements for dinner.

Day 11

Half day visit to He Mu Village with lunch. Afternoon free. Own arrangements for dinner.

Day 12

Full day free at Kanas Lake for independent sightseeing , walking etc, lunch and dinner own arrangements.

Day 13

Morning departure by road from Kanas Lake to Urumqi. Lunch at Altay airport and flight to Urumqi. Transfer to flight to Shanghai 4-5hours or Beijing 4 hours. Stay at airport hotel (own arrangements) and transfer to airport on following day for return flight to London.