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Itinerary Day by Day
Day 1  Arrival in Xining

You guide will meet you at the Xining airport or train station, and then visit the Ta'er Temple with you.

Ta'er Temple
The Ta'er Temple is one of the six major monasteries of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism in China and the birthplace of the second largest master of the Buddhism, Tsongkhapa. The mural, cloth Buddhas and butter scriptures are three must-see attractions in Ta’er Temple.

Meals:Lunch   

Accommodation:Hotel in Xining

Day 2  Qinghai Lake
Qinghai Lake
Qinghai Lake is the largest inland lake in China. This crystal blue lake and the nearby grasslands, snow-capped mountains and spectacular desert make this area a popular tourist destination. The lake is also a paradise for bird watching.
Erlangjian Scenic Spot
Erlangjian Scenic Spot features its beach and grassland views, and animals. There are view terraces at perfect positions for tourist to admire both sceneries and animals.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   

Accommodation:Hotel in Xining

Day 3  Wutun Monastery and Thangka

You will drive to Tongren County today.

Wutun Monastery
Initially built in 1385 AD, there are many Buddhist relics in the Wutun Monastery, including frescos, handicrafts, and statues.

You will visit a local family to see how to make Thangkas, a kind of Tibetan traditional painting, after the sightseeing in the Wutun Monastery.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   

Accommodation:Hotel in Tongren County

Day 4  Celebrate Shaman Festival
Shaman Festival
The Shaman Festival is most important festival of Shamanism, a type of religions developed from a kind of vocation. Its followers believe a Shaman master can talk to the God. You can see the Shaman Dance during the celebration of the festival, which is usually held in July.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   

Accommodation:Hotel in Tongren County

Day 5  Religion Tour
Rongwo Monastery
The statues of Buddha are the highlights in the monastery, including Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism and Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug school of Tibet Buddhism.
Dongguan Grand Mosque
The Dongguan Grand Mosque, a majestic building that blends the styles of China, Tibet and Islam, is the largest mosque in Qinghai Province. As one of the largest mosques in northwest China, Dongguan Grand Mosque attracts numerous believers.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   

Accommodation:Hotel in Xining

Day 6  Xining Departure

You will be transferred to the airport or train station today. Hope the sceneries during this tour and our services are satisfactory to you. Best regards!

Meals:Breakfast   

Accommodation:

Price: What’s Included & What’s Excluded
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The above price is based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on travel date, group size, hotel class, program in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Price varies depending on travel date, group size, hotel class, program in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.

What’s Included?

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Experienced drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
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Professional licensed English-speaking local guide
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Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
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Domestic flights (economy class) or high-speed trains (second class) listed in the itinerary
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Admission tickets, activities, meals listed in the itinerary
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Accident insurance
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Our service from tour planning, handling, operational and finishing your trip

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International airfares
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Personal expenses
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Single room supplement
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Recommended optional activities
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Arrival/departure flights or train on the first and last day
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Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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Transportation
In a private tour, it means you will transfer to the tourist attractions in one city by private vehicle. The private car we selected is spacious, comfortable and air-conditioned. And the driver we use are very experienced. As for traveling between two destinations, we use domestic flights (economy seat) or high speed trains (second class seat, usually less than 6 hours). The local guides and drivers will pick you up at the airport/train stations, and escort you to the hotel.
Meals
“B” stands for breakfast. You will have it at your hotel in the morning.
“L” stands for lunch. The restaurants we will arrange for you are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. All are in good sanitary conditions. Your guide will assist you with ordering the dishes.
“D” means dinner. All dinners are excluded in the itinerary. You have the chance to taste some authentic Chinese food and local snacks.
If you have special dietary requirements (vegetarian, halal, kosher, Indian, or gluten-free), please let us know before your booking. We will try our best to take care of you.
Accommodation & Hotel Condition for Your China Tour
Recommended 4 Star Hotel in China
Recommended 4 Star Hotel in China
Recommended 4 Star Hotel in China
Recommended 4 Star Hotel in China
Have a good sleep everyday is very important during your China tour. In a private tour, you can decide on your own which hotel class you want - luxury 5 star, comfortable 4-star or economic 3-star.
All the hotels in each destination we selected are at good location, close to commercial street or tourist attractions. And, all the hotels we use have a business relationship for many years and they have windows, air-conditioners, hot water, showers, wifi... (except for basic accommodation condition when travel to Mount Everest) to ensure you luxury and comfortable sleep experience. The staff can speak English and they will provide you the high quality service. If you have any requirements, you can ask them to help.
Photo Gallery for This Itinerary
  • Day 1 - The mural, cloth Buddhas and butter scriptures are three must-see attractions in Ta’er Temple.
  • Day 2 - Qinghai Lake is the largest inland lake in China well-known for lake view and bird watching
  • Day 2 - Erlangjian Scenic Spot features its beach and grassland views, and animals
  • Day 3 – Local people are celebrating Shaman Festival in Wuntun Monastery
  • Day 4 – Shaman Festival magic show
  • Day 5 – Golden Buddha Statue in Rongwo Monastery
  • Day 5 - The Dongguan Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in Qinghai province
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Wonderful Experience
Very professional and knowledgeable. Could not of asked for better planning. The explanations were detailed and interesting. The local restaurant choices were delicious. When asked to be flexible or help with plans outside the scheduled tour they were very happy to accommodate. Highly recommend and very very happy with this tour!
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Memorable trip!!!
One of the best trips I ever had, I give five stars for the professionalism and good itinerary. I had a great informatory trip. The guide was very knowledgeable with all part of and the city. His historic background is rich and coming from the heart. Our driver was very careful and patient with traffic and both were very prompt. Food was ok and service was good. I highly recommend this travel agency, if you go to China make sure to use them.
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