Mongolia and Silk Road (15 days 14 nights)

China

Tour Code: MSC Escorted Tour
Private transportation and English speaking guide provided
Starting from $3,690 per passenger
Visiting Beijing for 3 nights. Hohhot for 2 nights.  Xian for 2 nights.  Dunhuang for 1 night. Urumqi 4 nights. Shanghai for 2 nights.
Staying in 4 and 5 star hotels and local best.

Day 1.  Arrive in Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, our representative will be at the airport to meet you and transfer you to our hotel.

Day 2. Beijing (AB, L, SD)
After breakfast in the hotel, we will visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven.  Enjoy a Peking Duck Welcome Banquet in the evening.

Day 3. Beijing (AB, L, D)
Today we will visit the Great Wall and a Jade Factory.  Afterwards, we will visit Ming Tombs and the Sacred Way. Enjoy Kung Fu show in the evening.

Day 4. Beijing – Hohhot (AB, L)
After breakfast we will take a Hutong Tour in the morning before catching a flight to Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia. Free for rest of the day.

Day 5. Mongolian Grasslands (AB, L, D)
This is the day we well visit Mongolian Grassland. We also visit 16th Century Dazhao Lamasery, the five Pagoda Monastery, and Mongolian Culture and History Museum.  Explore Mongolian grasslands with local Mongols.

Day 6. Hohhot – Xian (AB, L, D)
This morning we visit Wundazhou Monastery. Take an afternoon flight to Xian. Transfer to our hotel in Xian.

Day 7.  Xian (AB, L, D)
Today we visit the 8th wonder of the world, the Terracotta Warrior excavation site.  After lunch we visit the Ancient City Wall and Bell Tower. In the evening we will enjoy a Chinese Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Day 8. Xian – Dunhuang (AB, L, D)
Today we board a morning flight to Dunhuang, the most important town on the way to the West in history. In Dunhuang, we visit the Magao Grottos, Crescent Moon Springs and Humming Sandy Mountain.

Day 9. Dunhuang – Urumqi (AB, D)
Take a morning flight to Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Transfer to our hotel. Free on your own.

Day 10. Urumqi (AB, L, D)
Today we visit Heaven’s Lake and the surrounding Tianshan Mountains before visiting the home of a local Uygur family.  In the afternoon visit the city’s Great Bazaar to experience lifestyle of local people.

Day 11 . Urumqi – Turpan – Urumqi (AB, L, D)
We make our way to Turpan where we visit the Karez Wells, Jiaohe City, Goacheng City Ruins and Sugong Pagoda.

Day 12.  Urumqi (AB)
Today is free to explore the local culture and lifestyle.  Enjoy a Uygur song and dance performance in the evening (depending on availability).

Day 13. Urumqi – Shanghai (AB)
Today we board a flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival at Shanghai airport, transfer to our hotel.  Free for rest of the day.

Day 14. Shanghai (AB, L)
Visit the famous Shanghai Bund, Pearl TV Tower, Old Shangai District, Yu Yuan Gardens and Nanjing Road.

Day 15. Shanghai Departure (AB)
Our tour ends up here today. We will be transferred to the airport for home flight.
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AB: American breakfast    L: Lunch    D: Dinner   SD: Specialty dinner

Start (Sun) End (Sun) Land Only (2-5 Pax) Land Only (6-9 Pax)
4/16/2017 4/30/2017 $4,450 $3,950
5/7/2017 5/21/2017 $4,450 $3,950
5/28/2017 6/11/2017 $4,450 $3,950
6/12/2017 6/26/2017 $4,450 $3,950
6/25/2017 7/9/2017 $4,590 $3,990
7/9/2017 7/23/2017 $4,590 $3,990
7/23/2017 8/6/2017 $4,590 $3,990
8/6/2017 8/20/2017 $4,590 $3,990
8/20/2017 9/3/2017 $4,590 $3,990
9/3/2017 9/17/2017 $4,490 $3,990
9/17/2017 10/1/2017 $4,490 $3,990
10/8/2017 10/22/2017 $4,490 $3,990

taxes & fees: $75
Single Supplement: $980

The prices including:
• All domestic flights
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Help with hotel check in and out
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Meals listed in the itinerary
• English speaking tour guide and professional driver
• Sightseeing and attraction admission fees

The prices not including:
• International flights
• China visa ($185)
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses and tips for tour guides

Specialty Meal:
Beijing:  Beijing Duck Banquet
Xian: Chinese Dumpling
Urumqi: Local Uygur meal.

Entertainment:
Beijing: Kungfu Show (martial arts)
Xian: Tang dynasty show
Urumqi: Uygur song and dance

Local culture experience:
Interactive with local Mongols
Visit Uygur family

Flights:
All China Domestic flights included.
International flights available upon requests.

Tour operation:
English speaking tour guide escorted
Air-conditioned transportation and driver provided
Airport arrival and departure transfers
Hotels check in and checkout assistance
Flight check in assistance
Optional programs available

5 star hotel in each city.

Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability and other reasons without our control.