4 Days China Train Experience Tour to Xi'an, Tianshui, Lanzhou and Xiahe Tour
Tour Code: CTT23
Tour Duration: 4 Days
Destination: Lanzhou, Xiahe, Xi'an
Tour overview: This train tour is filled with Buddhist grottoes, temples, and more. In Tianshui, you will visit the Maijishan Grottoes and Fuxi Temple. In Lanzhou you will visit the Binglingsi Grottoes and Temple Caves. In Xiahe, you will visit the Labraing Temple and Monastery, and have dinner with a Tibetan family. There is much to see and do on this itinerary and it travels to places rarely visited by tourists, making it all the more fun.
- Tour Summary
- Day by Day Itinerary
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
Pick up from your hotel in Xi'an and transferred to Xi'an Train Station and take train for Tianshui.
Arrival in Tianshui, be met and transferred to your hotel. After lunch, visit Maijishan Grottoes and Fuxi Temple. Details...
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tianshui train station and take the train for Lanzhou.
Arrival at Lanzhou, be met and transferred to your hotel. Then visit the Binglingsi Grottoes. Continue to drive from Bingling Temple Caves to Xiahe. Details...
|B, L, D|
|Day 3||Xiahe/Lanzhou||Visit Labrang Temple/Labrang Monastery , Sangke Grassland and a Tibetan Family. Then drive back to Lanzhou and take overnight train for Xi'an. Details...||B, L, D|
Arrival in Xi'an Railway Station, be met and transferred to your hotel in Xi'an, or directly to Xi'an airport for your flight to next destination.
Price Inclusions and Exclusions
Price IncludeA. Entrance fees：To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Price ExcludeA. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
Day 1 Xi'an - Tianshui (L)
Transfer via: Train T75 (7:17am-10:35am)-on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Maijishan Grottoes, Fuxi Temple
Pick up from your hotel in Xi'an and transferred to Xi'an Train Station and take train T75 (7:17am - 10:35am) for Tianshui.
Arrival in Tianshui at 10:35 am, you will be met at Tianshui railway station and transferred to your hotel. After lunch, visit Maijishan Grottoes. The Maijishan Grottoes are a series of 194 caves cut in the side of the hill of Maijishan in Tianshui. This example of rock cut architecture contains over 7,200 Buddhist sculptures and over 1,000 square meters of murals. Construction began in the Later Qin era (384-417 CE). The mountain, which is shaped like a haystack, gets its name from the Chinese for haystack, Although many earthquakes and conflagration, it still remains 194 caves, 7200 sculpture, 1000 square M fresco which are excavated on the cliff about 30-80m high form the ground, more than 70 percent caves were excavated in the North dynasty.
Then visit Fuxi Temple. The temple was initially built in the year 1483 to commemorate Fuxi, who was the earliest ancestors of ancient China. In particular, he first used Ba-gua in divination, a great contribution to human civilization.
Day 2 Tianshui / Lanzhou / Xiahe (B, L, D)
Transfer via: Train T112/T113 (8:44am - 12:22)
Sightseeing: Binglingsi Grottoes
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tianshui train station and take the train T112/T113 (8:44am - 12:22) for Lanzhou.
Arrival at Lanzhou at 12:22, be met and transferred to your hotel in Lanzhou. After lunch, we will drive 75km southwest of Lanzhou to visit the Binglingsi Grottoes. Located on the north bank of the Yellow River, Binglingsi Grottoes is one of the six famous Buddhist Caves started by some Buddhist monks from as early as the year of 265-316. After many years' work, there are 183 caves with 694 stone statues, 82 earth statues and 900 square meters murals existing.
Then continue to drive from Bingling temple to Xiahe which takes about five hours. Xiahe is densely populated by Tibetan people.
Day 3 Xiahe / Lanzhou / Xi'an (B, L, D)
Transfer via: Overnight Train K120 (21:59 - next morning 7:02)
Sightseeing: Labrang Monastery, Sangke Grassland
After breakfast, visit Labrang Monastery. As one of the six great monasteries of the Gelukpa (Yellow Hat) Sect, Labrang Monastery is Tibetan Buddhism's most important monastery town outside Tibet itself. It is famous for thousands of statues of Buddha made of gold, silver, copper, and aluminum. Seven large-scale summon ceremonies are held a year here.
After lunch, we will continue move to visit Sangke Grassland and a Tibetan Family. Sangke Grassland is bordered by the Daxia River and famous for its excellent pasture and frequent magnificent Buddhist ceremonies. Lush green grass and colorful flowers form a natural carpet covering this expansive area. Groups of sheep and yaks plus white tents form a beautiful picture.
Then drive 280km back to Lanzhou and take overnight train K120 (21:59 - next morning 7:02) for Xi'an.
Day 4 Arrival in Xi'an
Arrival in Xi'an railway station at 7:02am, then you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Xi'an, or directly to Xi'an airport for your flight to next destination.
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