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Tibet and Silk Road Adventures on the China Orient Express (Group Tour)

13-Day Route (September 4–16, 2019): Lhasa – Shigatse – Gyantse – the Qinghai-Tibet Railway – Xining – Lanzhou – Jiayuguan – Dunhuang – Turpan – Urumqi
From US$3299 p/p

Based on soft sleeper on Tibet- Qinghai train, twin share cabin on China Orient Express and twin share hotel rooms

Itinerary Details

*The Qinghai-Tibet railway:
The Qinghai-Tibet railway (at a total length of 1,956 kilometers) stretches from Xining in the east to Lhasa in the south, just like a huge dragon spanning the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Known as the "Sky Road", the Qinghai-Tibet railway is also a marvel in the history of human engineering and construction. A 960-kilometer section of the railway is more than 4,000 meters above sea level, and 550 kilometers has permafrost.
The highest elevation of the railway across the Tanggula Mountains is at 5,072 meters. It is a plateau railway with the world’s highest elevation, longest distance with permafrost, and world-class difficulty.

*China Orient Express:
Let the world’s unique train – China Orient Express (also known as the Shangri-La Express) – take you to the Silk Road, which dates back to over 1,000 years, so that you can explore the best attractions of the ancient Silk Road in 2019!
With its fabulous design and the intimate services offered on China Orient Express, as well as the various haunting sights along the Silk Road, we promise that you'll be dazzled.

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Day 1Arrive in Lhasa

Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide who will present you with a Hada, a white scarf, which is the traditional Tibetan way to wish you good luck.

Then you will be transferred to your hotel to rest so you can acclimatize to the high altitude.

Inter Continental Lhasa Paradise or same class

Day 2 Explore the Holy City of Tibet
Day 3See the Breathtaking Scenery of Yamdrok Lake
Day 4Discover the Largest Monastery of the Gelug Sect in Tibet
Day 5Enjoy the Scenic Journey on the World's Highest Railway
Day 6Meet the Three Treasures of Ta’er Monastery
Day 7Visit the Oldest Irrigation Tool of the Yellow River
Day 8Explore the Western End of the Great Wall
Day 9Discover the Beautiful Desert Oasis
Day 10Visit the World Cultural Heritage Site: the Mogao Caves
Day 11Visit the 6,000-Year-Old City in the Hottest Place in China
Day 12Explore Heavenly Lake and a Graceful Prairie City
Day 13Time to Say Goodbye to Your Unforgettable Silk Road Trip

Price Inclusion

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Coach tour with an English-speaking guide service; approximately 25 travelers per group
  • Hotel and onboard accommodation
  • Route guide, itinerary, and information pack
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily; drinks with meals onboard
  • Onboard service
  • Onboard doctor and medical facilities
  • 24-hour service attendant

Trip Notes

1. This is a group tour, with about 25 travelers per group.

2. Prices are subject to change without any further notice.

3.Gratuities are not included. The current rate for all services is 150 USD per person.

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 who are sharing cabins.

6. Children under 11 years old will be credited the difference on hotel room costs.

Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable 10% deposit per person is required at the time of booking.

A cancelation received 45 days prior to the group departure will result in the forfeit of 25% of the land costs and the deposit.

A cancelation received from 44 to 30 days before the group departure will result in the forfeit of 90% of the land costs and the deposit.

A cancelation received within 30 days before the group departure (including “no shows”) will result in the forfeit of 100% of the land costs and the deposit.

After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness/inability to participate, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.