This special tour will take you to explore the essence of Qinghai Province in northwest China. There you will appreciate the splendid Qinghai Lake, the Sun and Moon Mountain, Dongguan Mosque, Kanbula Forest Park, Danger Ancient Town, and also you will experience the unique culture in Qinghai.
Our guide will meet you at the airport in Xining and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Enjoy the remainder of the day.
Meals: No meal
Day 02 Xining
After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will transfer you to visit Dongguang Mosque. The Xining Dongguan Mosque is the largest and best-preserved mosque in the city of Xining. Also the Xining Dongguan Mosque is one of the four great mosques in the northwest China. Dongguan Mosque was first constructed in the year of 1380 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Dongguan Mosque attracts people there by its unique Islamic culture and featured architectures. Architectures of the mosque are constructed into the combined styles of Chinese traditional and Islamic architectural art.
Next we will move on to visit Ma Bufang Mansion. The Ma Bufang Mansion was the residential mansion for Mu Bufang and his family. Ma Bufang was a general during the Republic of China era. The mansion is the best-preserved building from its period. Constructed with strong local cultural features and high cultural values, Ma Bufang Mansion is a museum to get to local architecture, culture and customs from its buildings and exhibitions.
After dinner, our guide will transfer you to the hotel for check in.
Meals: Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Halal Lunch, Halal Dinner
Day 03 Xining-Qinghai Lake
Today your sightseeing at Xining will start a visit to Sun and Moon Mountain. The Sun and Moon Mountain is located about 40 kilometers southwest of Huangyuan County in Xining. As a part of Qilian Mountains, the Son and Moon Mountain is the boundary of the central agricultural area and the Qinghai-Tibet pastoral area. The pristine farmlands on the east side of the mountain and the classic nomadic culture with vast grasslands and roaming herds on the west side of the mountain give Sun and Moon Mountain unique scenery. The Sun Pavilion and the Moon Pavilion on each side of the mountain pass were built to commemorate Princess Wencheng. When atop the Sun and Moon Mountain, you will enjoy the magnificent views of the flowing Daotang River.
Then we will head forward to enjoy the great views of Qinghai Lake. Located in the northeast of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the northwest of Xining, Qinghai Lake is the largest inland lake and salt water lake in China with an area of 4,456 square kilometers. Surrounded by four magnificent mountains with the vast grasslands connecting the lake and the mountains, the limpid and peaceful Qinghai Lake attracts numerous tourists there for its natural beauty. Qinghai Lake provides a lot to see and enjoy. The best time to travel to Qinghai Lake is summer when the surrounding mountains and grasslands are blanked with green plants, colorful flowers and flocks of cattle and sheep. Qinghai Lake gets its most spectacular scenery when the surround farmland is carpeted with blooming rape flowers. The Bird Island and biking around Qinghai Lake are the other two major attractions there.
After dinner, our guide will bring you back to the hotel for a good rest.
Meals: Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Halal Lunch, Halal Dinner
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Day 04 Qinghai Lake-Xining
After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will pick you up and bring you to visit Gold and Silver Grassland. The Gold and Silver Grassland is located in Haiyan County of Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai. It is situated in northwest of the alluring Qinghai Lake. Gold and Silver Grassland is divided into Gold Grassland and Silver Grassland. Featured with vast grassland with lush green grasses, colorful flowers, causal roaming flocks and herds, blue sky and fresh air, the strong nomadic cultural background, the Gold and Silver Grassland is a popular tourist destination for sightseeing and relaxation in around Xining.
Next we will proceed to visit Danger Ancient Town. The Danger Ancient Town is located on the northern bank of Yellow River, Huangyuan County of Qinghai Province. Danger Ancient Town used to be an important trade town along the Tang-Tibet Old Way and Silk Road since West Han Dynasty. It is not only a historical and cultural town, but also a renowned religious town with its gorgeous architectures of temples, monasteries and mosques.
Afterwards, our guide will transfer you back to the hotel for a good rest.
Meals: Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch at local Halal Restaurants,
Day 05 Xining
Today we will have our visit at the amazing Kanbula National Forest Park. The Kanbula National Forest is located in Jianzha County of Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province. It is 131 kilometers from Xining and about 50 kilometers from Jianzha County. Kanbula National Forest Park is famed for its unique Danxi landforms, dense flora landscapes, ancient religious culture, magnificent construction of the power station and its dam, gorgeous scenery of valley and reservoir, and distinct Tibetan customs. With an occupation of 152 square kilometers, Kanbula Forest Park has a lot of attractive scenic spots to enjoy.
After that, you will have free time for leisure before dinner. After dinner, our guide will bring you back to the hotel for a good rest.
Meals: Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at local Halal Restaurant
Day 06 Depart Xining
After breakfast, you will have free time for leisure. Our guide will escort you to the airport for your departure flight on time. Wish you a pleasant trip back home!
Meals: Hotel Buffet Breakfast
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September 26 - December 31 Peak Season
Single Room Supplement
Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied; however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing, by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
Guide: English speaking tour guide
Hotel accommodation based on twin share
International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
China Entry Visa Fees
Excess Baggage Charges Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm.
Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals not included in the tour itinerary.
Meals: Any meals not specified in the tour itinerary.
Single Room Supplement
Tips to guide and driver
* This is a private tour, only you and your family or friends will be in this tour. If you need any changes of itinerary or hotel ect., please just contact with our tour advisors, we can adjust the tour for you.
* Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 5, 2014), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2014), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 28-Feb 7, 2014). * If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid. * You will enjoy more discount if there is more people join the tour.
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