13 days Tibet & Silk Road Adventure

  • Price: $ 3,299.00 USD Per Adult
Day1 Arrival in Lhasa
Itinerary
Destination:Lhasa
Activities: Pick-up, Hotel Check-in Transportation:Coach /Van

Lhasa--the capital of the Tiber Autonomous Region. Upon arrival, meet by your guide and represent you a hada, a white scarf which is the Tibetan traditional way to wish you good luck. Then transfer to hotel to take rest for acclimatization of the high altitude. Overnight at hotel.
Cities
  • Lhasa

    Lhasa

Meals
Meals: N/A
Hotel
Accommodation: Inter Continental Lhasa Paradise or same class
Day 2 Explore the holy city of Tibet
Itinerary
Destination: Lhasa
Activities:Potala Palace,Jokhang Monastic,Barkhor Street
Transportation: Coach /Van,

Following breakfast, we begin our exploration of the famous Potala Palace, perched on the northern side of Mountain. Throughout the ages, it had been the winter palace of Dalai Lamas. Its name means 'sacred Buddhist site' in the Tibetan language. This palace-like complex of buildings was first built in the 7th century AD by King Songtsen Gampo to mark his marriage with the Tang princess Wencheng as well as to house the Buddha images brought by Wencheng and the Nepalese princess Bhrikuti Devi. The palace also houses priceless artifacts and artworks. Continue to Jokhang Monastery, situated in the center of Lhasa. It was first built in 674A'D to celebrate the marriage of King Songtsen Gampo with Princess Wencheng and Bhrikuti Devi, both devout Buddhists. This monastery underwent expansion over the years and today, its four-level main hall sports a gilded roof and a blend of Han Chinese, Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian architectural styles. Proceed to Barkhor Street in the old city, which offers glimpses of traditional Tibetan life. The faithful chant and circumambulate around Jokhang Monastery. In this circular street there are also shops selling a wide variety of crafts such as Tibetan knives, bangles, shoes and more.
Cities
  • Lhasa

    Lhasa

Meals
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Accommodation: Inter Continental Lhasa Paradise or same class
Day 3 Feel the breathtaking scenery of Yamzho Yumco Lake
Itinerary
Day 3 Feel the breathtaking scenery of Yamzho Yumco Lake

Destination: Lhasa- Sigaze

Activities: Yamzho Yumco Lake, Pelkor Monastery

Transportation: Coach /Van,

Following breakfast, we depart for Xigaze. Along the way, we pass Yamzo Lake, whose name means 'swan lake'. Also known as Baidi Lake, it is wedged between two mountains, hence like a swan spanning its wings. The crystal-clear lake, located over 4,000m above sea level, has an area of 638m2. It is the largest freshwater lake in Tibet, with a depth of up to 59m. Thereafter, we continue to Xigaze.
Cities
  • Lhasa

    Lhasa

  • Shigatse

    Shigatse

Meals
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Accommodation: Wan Run International Hotel or same class
Day 4 Discover the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect in Rear Tibet
Cities
  • Shigatse

    Shigatse

  • Lhasa

    Lhasa

Meals
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Accommodation: Inter Continental Lhasa Paradise or same class
Day 5 Enjoy the scenic journey on the World's Highest Railway
Itinerary
Destination: Lhasa-Tibet Plateau

Activities: YuzhuPeak,Mt Kunlunshan,Kekexili reserve, Tuotuo River,Fenghuo Mountain Tunnel,Tanggula Station,Qiangtang Grassland

Transportation: Coach /Van,Train of Qinghai-Tibet

After breakfast, free at own leisure till we onboard the train on the world's highest railway. Thereafter, we begin the scenic train journey through the highest Point in the world. Along the way, we pass magnificent sights: snow-capped mountains such as Yuzhu Peak and Mt Kunlunshan; Kekexili reserve; Tuotuo River, the source of Yangtze River; Fenghuo Mountain Tunnel, the world's highest mountain tunnel; Tanggula Station, the world's highest railway station located at 5,072m above sea level; Qiangtang Grassland and more.
Cities
  • Shigatse

    Shigatse

Meals

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Accommodation:Over Night Train of Qingzhang (soft sleeper for 4 guests)
Day 6 Meet the three treasures of Ta’er Monastery
Itinerary
Destination:Tibet Plateau-Xining

Activities: Ta'er Monastery
Transportation: Coach /Van,Train of Qingzhang
You could enjoy the fabulous scenery along your train trip. Today you will arrive Xining station and visit the Ta'er Monastery, whose name means '10,000 Buddhas'. Its construction began in the Ming Dynasty during the Jiaqing period. In 1560AD it was one of the six principal temples of the Tibetan Buddhist Yellow Sect. Don't miss its three treasures, which are of high artistic value. Buttered figurines, sculpted from colored butter, are lively and realistic depictions of stories, nature and humans, while colorful murals adorn the monastery's walls. The third treasure is satin appliques in the shapes of Buddha and nature subjects, which are filled with cotton or wool and sewn on large fabrics. Thereafter, and then you will be escorted to the hotel for check in.
Cities
  • Xi'ning

    Xi'ning

Meals
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Accommodation: Wanda Realm (xining ) or same class (5 starts)
Day 7 Visit the oldest irrigation tool in Yellow River
Itinerary
Destination: Xining- Lanzhou-Jiayuguan

Activities: Waterwheel Garden
Transportation: Coach /Van, China Orient Express

After breakfast,we visit Zhongshan Bridge, also called the first bridge over the Yellow River. In the year 1907, under the proposal of local officers in Lanzhou and Gansu and the help of a Germany businessman, the Qing Government began to build this first iron bridge over the upper reaches of the Yellow River. All materials, even the rivets, were transported from Germany to China using ships, trains, carts and any other means possible. The bridge was completed in two years, and named 'Lanzhou Iron Bridge over the Yellow River'. And then,we drive to Lanzhou after a visit to the Waterwheel Garden. Originated from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the waterwheel is the oldest irrigation tool in Yellow River area of Lanzhou. The Waterwheel Garden is a theme garden exhibiting the waterwheel culture. Here, you could appreciate the waterwheel driven by the flowing water all year round to collect water from the river or cofferdam. At 22:30pm, we take the‘China Orient Express’train to Jiayuguan . Have a nice night on the train with wonderful evening and morning views of local countryside.
Cities
  • Xi'ning

    Xi'ning

  • Jiayu guan

    Jiayu guan

Meals
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Accommodation: China Orient Express
Day8 Explore the western end of the Great Wall
Itinerary
Destination: Jiayuguan

Activities: Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass), Overhanging Great Wall Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Transportation: Coach /Van, China Orient Express Accommodation: Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan or same class (5 stars)

After breakfast, have a visit to the Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass), the western end of the Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty. It is known as 'the First and Greatest Pass under Heaven', and best preserved and most magnificent military fort in China. Then we drive 7 miles away for the Overhanging Great Wall. It got the named for riding on a mountain ridge that is 45 degrees from vertical and resembling a huge dragon
Cities
  • Jiayu guan

    Jiayu guan

Meals
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Accommodation: Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan or same class (5 stars)
Day9 Discover the beautiful desert oasis
Itinerary
Destination: Jiayuguan-Dunhuang

Activities: Crescent Lake & Singing Sand Mountains, Shazhou Night Market Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Transportation: Coach /Van Accommodation: Dunhuang Hotel or same class (4 stars, the best local hotel)

After a pleasant breakfast, take this deluxe train to Dunhuang at 10:00am. We specially arrange Dunhuang experts and professors who'll introduce this exotic city in detail to you. After arriving in Dunhuang, we visit beautiful Crescent Lake & Singing Sand Mountains. The Crescent Lake is an oasis Gobi desert, surrounded by numerous sand dunes, reaching a relative height of 250 meters (820 feet). The Mingsha Shan is so named for the sound of the wind whipping off the dunes. After dinner, we move to Dunhuang Night market - bustling Shazhou Night Market. Never miss its tasty snacks, local specialties, and crafts etc.
Cities
  • Jiayu guan

    Jiayu guan

  • Dunhuang

    Dunhuang

Meals
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Accommodation: Dunhuang Hotel or same class (4 stars, the best local hotel)
Day10 Visit the world cultural heritage site: Mogao Grottoes
Itinerary
Day10 Visit the world cultural heritage site: Mogao Grottoes

Destination: Dunhuang-Turpan

Activities: Mogao Grottoes Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Transportation: Coach /Van Accommodation: China Orient Express

After breakfast, let's visit the world famous Mogao Grottoes, which was designated as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO for its 1600 years accumulated cultural, architectural, and art treasures. There remains 492 cave temple and 45000 square meters of frescos. According to Tang Dynasty records, a monk had witnessed onsite a vision of thousand Buddhas under showers of golden rays. Thus inspired, he started the caves construction work that spanned ten dynasties. Mogao Caves are commonly known as the Caves of a Thousand Buddhas. At 17:00hr, we embark the 'China Orient Express' to Turpan.
Cities
  • Dunhuang

    Dunhuang

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Accommodation: China Orient Express
Day11 Meet the 6000 years old city in the hottest place of China
Itinerary
Destination: Turpan-Urumqi

Activities: Karez irrigation system, Flaming Mountain, Jiaohe Ancient City Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Transportation: Coach /Van, China Orient Express Accommodation: Universel Hotel Urumqi or same class (5 stars)

It’s a day for Turpan sightseeing! Visit Karez irrigation system at 07:00am, to witness the wisdom of Uygur people. The irrigation system is especially designed for desert. If connecting all these underground channels, the total length will reach more than 5000 km, so it is regarded as one of the three engineering miracles of ancient China, along with the Great Wall and the Jinghang Grand Canal. Thereafter, we move to Flaming Mountain, well known by Chinese people because of the legendary story 'Journey to the West'. It is regarded as the hottest place in China. Then We drive to Jiaohe Ancient City, an island-shaped plateau situated at Yar Town. It is the largest, oldest and well preserved earth-structured city in the world, with a history of 2000-2300 years.
Cities
  • Turpan

    Turpan

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Universel Hotel Urumqi or same class (5 stars)
Day12 Explore the heavenly lake and graceful prairie city
Itinerary
Destination: Urumqi

Activities: Heavenly Lake on Tianshan (boat tour), International Bazaar Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Xinjiang Roasted Whole Lamb) Transportation: Private Coach /Van, Boat Accommodation: Universel Hotel Urumqi or same class (5 stars)

After breakfast, visit Heavenly Lake on Tianshan (boat tour). The Mountain Lake stands 1980 meters above sea level and features picturesque scenery of snowcapped peaks. It a great pleasure to boat travel Heavenly Lake, with a layer of magical color covering the lake, and hearing many beautiful myths and legends. Lastly, visit Xinjiang International Bazaar.
Cities
  • Urumqi

    Urumqi

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Xinjiang Roasted Whole Lamb)
Hotel
Universel Hotel Urumqi or same class (5 stars)
Day13 Time to say goodbye to your unforgettable Silk Road trip
Itinerary
Destination: Urumqi

Activities: Dropp-off at Airport Meals: Breakfast Transportation: Coach /Van Accommodation: N/A

Today is the day of farewell to your memorable Tibet & silk road trip and the unique China Orient Express. After a pleasant breakfast, free at your own leisure till the assemble time for the transferring to airport for the flight back to your hometown or next destination. Bon voyage
Cities
  • Urumqi

    Urumqi

Meals
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Hotel
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1. All prices in US dollars;

2. Prices subject to change without any further notice;

3. Gratuities are not included, Current rate for all services is Total of USD $150 p.p.(or USD $160 p.p./or USD $170 p.p.)

4. Accommodation and tour itineraries are subject to change at any time due to circumstances beyond our control;

5. We reserve the right to distribute passengers of sharing cabins;

in case the cabin cannot be share, the cost applies on the passengers in the cabin

6. Children age under 11, will be credit only the difference on hotel room costs

Price Inclusion:

1.EXPERIENCED TOUR MANAGERS

Our experienced tour managers and their assistants are selected for their travel knowledge and organizational abilities allowing you to relax and enjoy your voyage of a lifetime. We receive many exceptional passenger comments about our Tour Managers and their aim is to ensure you enjoy every minute of your holiday. 2.ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TRANSFERS

Arrival and departure transfers are included.

3. HOTEL AND ONBOARD ACCOMMODATION

Although you will spend much of your time sightseeing or relaxing in the train’s public areas, you will find your hotel room or cabin a welcome retreat at the end of a rewarding day. Hotel and onboard accommodation as described in your individual tour itinerary are included in the tour price. All hotels are of 5 star standard or, in certain locations, the best available. Room upgrades are available on request and at extra cost.

4. ROUTE GUIDE, ITINERARY AND INFORMATION PACK

When you board the train there will be a brochure in your cabin detailing more about your journey and the places en-route. Our Tour Manager will organize a programed of briefings on the cities or places we visit and, each evening, will issue a programed for the next day’s touring schedule.

5. BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER DAILY

All departures feature one or two uniquely designed restaurant cars where you can enjoy the excellent waiter-served food and wine. Several times during the tour we will also sample authentic local cuisine off the train.

6. DRINKS WITH MEALS ONBOARD A drinks allowance is included with lunch and dinner.

7. ON BOARD SERVICE Throughout your tour you can expect service which is attentive, friendly and unobtrusive. The high ratio of staff to passenger’s means there is always someone available should you need assistance.

8. ON BOARD DOCTOR AND MEDICAL FACILITIES To give you peace of mind our tours are accompanied by a doctor who travels with us for the entire journey; so you can rest assured that medical assistance is always available. On call 24 hours a day, the doctor is on hand to give primary care as required. 9.24 HOUR SERVICE ATTENDANT Your car attendants provide 24-hour housekeeping and bedding turndown services, with one attendant always on duty to assist you and to ensure you are comfortable in your cabin. Complimentary tea, coffee and bottled drinking water are available in your cabin 24 hours a day.

Price Exclusion
1. International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
2. China Entry Visa Fees

3. Excess Baggage Charges

4. Personal Expenses such as visa costs, insurance, drinks from the bar car, laundry, spa treatments, hairdressing.

5. Single Room Supplement.

6. Tip:Full Service Staff TipUSD $150 p.p.(or USD $170 p.p.).Train staff, Special train porter, the tour leader, local driver and local guide.

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1. Tour is NON-Refundable and NON-Changeable after payment occurred. In order to avoiding any economic loss of passengers cannot join the tour, we advise passenger to purchase Travel Insurance (Emergency Hospital/Medical and Trip Cancellation/Interruption). A Signed Waiver is required if passenger decides not to purchase at the time of booking.
2. Passenger should pay the single room supplement if the companion cancels or no show or interrupts the tour.
3. Passenger MUST pay in full 90 days before tour departure date, or the reservation will be cancelled automatically, and deposit will NOT be refunded.

4. Passenger who does NOT attend the tour at the designated time and place is deemed to be giving up the entire tour. After the tour starts, any advanced purchased of the ticket costs, program fees, meals, etc. will NOT be refunded.
5. Passenger is responsible to keep and protect his personal property and personal belongings. Compass Holidays, drivers and tour guides take no responsibility on it.
6. In case of any unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances or events occurred (such as flights delays / cancellations, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, national policy etc.), Compass Holidays reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary. If rescheduling or cancellation of a ticket is involved, airline cancellation and change policies and their corresponding fees will apply.
7. Advanced seat selection is NOT available for air group ticket, companions may NOT sit together.
8. If the travel package contains special group airfare, the accurate flight information is subject to the e-mail notification one week prior to departure of the tour. Passengers cannot object or apply for cancellation on this basis. All joint ticket must be used consistently. If any flight segment is cancelled /NO SHOW, all subsequent flight segments will be automatically invalidated.
9. Please ensure you have valid passport and VISA to the destination; passenger is responsible for all travel documents validity.
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11. Prices or information could be different on your next visit or session. Compass Holidays does NOT accept any price adjustment after payment occurred.
12. All passengers are STRONGLY URGED to take our adequate insurance coverage to protect yourselves against cancellation due to illness prior to or during the travel. Please advise the agent staff or tour guide once the passengers get acute symptoms. We will provide help and send the passengers to the local hospital. All the medical and hospital cost will be charge by the passenger. We received the rights to keep all the tour package fee and deposit and suggest the passengers go to the hospital when the passengers get sick and the symptom may affect the other travelers. We don't recommend the passengers who has visual or hearing impairment, Serious mental or physical illness, or the passengers with heart, lung, brain and blood disorders which might affect the health through long-distance travel, or the passengers who is more than 75 years old, or who is being pregnant. Please advise doctors before purchase the tour product. Passengers have fully understood and accepted the terms and conditions once you purchase the tour. Our travel agent will not be responsible for any illness which is caused through passengers’ own disabilities or health condition.
13. The passenger's pick-up/drop-off flight information must be notified to us in writing no later than two weeks before the tour departure date, otherwise we cannot guarantee the arrangement. The passengers are responsible for the transportation expenses incurred.
14. It cannot be used in conjunction with other preferential policies, such as old age concessions, the ticket price difference would NOT be refunded.
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