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10 Days Chengdu – Xi’an – Xining – Lhasa Tour

The 10 days China private tour covers Chengdu, Xi’an, Xining, and Lhasa. The highlight of this tour is panda and Leshan Giant Panda in Chengdu, Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi’an, and Potala Palace in Lhasa. It is worthy of trying for the 2nd time and the 3rd time visitors to China.

  • Giant Panda Center, Wuhou Temple, Jinli Old Street, Leshan Giant Buddha, Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque, Ta’er Monastery, Dongguan Mosque, local market, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
  • Hotel + Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Lunch + Flight +Train
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10 Days Chengdu – Xi’an – Xining – Lhasa Tour

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival

Our driver will be waiting for you at the exit of Chengdu airport / train station by  holding a welcome sign with your name. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. Please enjoy your free time in the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Chengdu

Day 2 Chengdu

Attractions: Giant Panda Center, Wuhou Temple, Jinli Old Street (Breakfast +Lunch)

In the morning our guide and driver will greet you in your hotel lobby and escort you to Giant Panda Center to get a close look at pandas in their different life stage: the infant pandas, the baby pandas, the young adult pandas and the elder adult pandas. The lovely creatures will definitely touch your heart. In the afternoon pay a visit to Wuhou Temple – the memorial temple of Zhuge Liang, the outstanding strategist of Shu Kingdom in the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280). After that you will take a walk in Jinli Old Street. That street used to be one of the oldest and busiest commercial streets of Shu Kingdom. In that street tourists will see some typical elements of Chengdu lifestyle. E.g. Tea houses, taverns, bars, local snacks, handcrafts, local specialties, etc.

Accommodation: Chengdu

Dujiangyan Panda Center
Day 3 Chengdu

Attractions: Leshan Giant Buddha (Breakfast +Lunch)

In the morning, meet your guide and driver and then drive for about 2 hours to our destination – Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area. Your sightseeing will start from the temple which locates behind the Buddha’s head. The guide will escort you to go down stairs along the left side (of) the Buddha till the foot part. Then we will go upstairs along the right side of the Buddha from its foot part to head part. And you will pay a visit to Wuyou Temple, a Buddhist temple originally built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) which is well known for the collection of terracotta sculptures and Chinese calligraphic paintings. After the tour you will be escorted back to hotel in Chengdu by 18:00.

Accommodation: Chengdu

Leshan Giant Buddha
Day 4 Chengdu – Xi’an by Flight

Attractions: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Breakfast +Lunch)

Your driver will meet you in hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Xi’an. Our tour guide will greet you at Xian airport with holding your name. Then directly transfer from airport to visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Known as “the eighth Wonders of the world”, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture, which is the most significant discovery of the 20th century.

In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was originally built to hold Buddhist sutra and figurines of the Buddha that Xuanzang brought back to China from India. Now surrounding the Big Wild Goose Pagoda there build a big Garden, where people can have a retreat at there.

Accommodation: Xi’an

Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Day 5 Xi’an – Xining by Bullet Train

Attractions: Xian Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque (Breakfast +Lunch)

Our tour guide will pick up you from your hotel at 09:00, and then visit  Xian Ancient City Wall which is the most completely preserved and the largest city wall in China. It was built for the military defense in the ancient time. Since it is cycling the city, visitors can ride a bike around the city wall. Then visit the colorful food street – Muslim Quarter. In the afternoon, come to the Great Mosque, which is a major place for religious activities of Muslim in Xi’an.

After then transfer to take the Bullet train D2693 (15:00-19:36) or similar train to Xining. Met by local guide and driver and check in hotel.

Accommodation: Xining

Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Day 6 Xining

Attractions: Ta’er Monastery, Dongguan Mosque, local market (Breakfast +Lunch)

In the morning after hotel pickup we will visit the Tibetan style Ta’er Monastery. In the first month, the fourth month, the six month or the ninth month of Chinese calendar, you will have chance to experience the royal temple fair in the temple. Then pay a visit to Dongguan Mosque, the well known ancient architecture in Xining and the religious activity center of thousands of Muslim people in Xining.

In the afternoon talk a walk in the local market to meet some authentic local things and have a glimpse of local people’s daily life. At last you will be escorted back to hotel.

Accommodation: Xining

Ta’er Monastery
Day 7 Xining – Lhasa by Overnight Train(Breakfast)

After your breakfast meet your driver in hotel. Then you will take the overnight train Z323 (12:27-09:55+1) to Lhasa. Please take your time to enjoy the fresh scenery of the Qinghai – Tibet Plateau.

Accommodation: On the train

Day 8 Lhasa Arrival

Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (Breakfast +Lunch)

we will head to see the World Cultural Heritage Potala Palace which was the winter palace of the sovrans of Tibetan area in ancient time. After Lunch, move to another World Heritage Jokhang Temple. That 1400 years old temple is the most sacred temple Tibetan Buddhists’ mind. And then on the Barkhor Street around Jokhang Temple you will have some free time to have a glimpse and feel daily life of nowadays Tibetan people. The devout people doing Kora (a special way of pilgrims by circle around a building or mountain) have impressed lots of visitors.

Accommodation: Lhasa

Day 9 Lhasa

Attractions: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery (Breakfast +Lunch)

After Breakfast, start your visit with Drepung Monastery, located 11km away from Lhasa city, that 700 years old monastery is one of three greatest monasteries of Gulug (Yellow Hat) of Tibetan Buddhism. In the afternoon, we will visit the Sera Monastery, which located at the north top of Lhasa city, about half hour drive from Drepung Monastery. Public debate on Buddhist classics among monks is a highlight attraction of the monastery.

Accommodation: Lhasa

Day 10 Lhasa departure

Our driver will meet you in hotel 3-4 hours before the flight departing and transfer you to airport. Service ends here.


Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

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Price includes

  • Hotel
  • Economy class flight of Chengdu – Xi’an
  • 2nd class bullet train of Xi’an – Xining
  • Soft sleeper train of Xining – Lhasa (4 beds in one cabin)
  • Tibet entrance permit
  • Excellent English speaking guide in each city
  • Air-condition car and driver in each city
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • One bottle of water per person per day
  • The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group

Price excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities
  • Excess luggage charge (if happens)

Booking Method

  • Please send your travel request via e-mail sales@chinaxiantour.com to us. You are also welcome to call us at 0086-15129005119 from Mon to Sun 24 hours.
  • Our real trip advisors will have your booking confirmed no more than 1 working day. We even take last minute booking if time is pressing. When your booking is confirmed, you will get a confirmation email from us, which includes the confirmed detailed itinerary with prices.
  • A small amount of deposit will be charged in advance via paypal for tour booking (Deposit for tours excluding train/flight/hotel: USD50-USD100; Deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). The balance can be paid to our tour guide when you are on the tour, or the credit card balance payment via Paypal latest 3 days ahead of the tour date. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.

Our Tour guide

Over 15 years, we had built up a professional guide team. They are 100% guaranteed licensed guide. Apart from been knowledgeable, they are also friendly, fun, attentive, and flexible. Nothing is too difficult or troublesome for them, as they will always try their best to make a pleasant journey for you! You may get new friend after travelling in China!
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Our Driver and Vehicle

Always makes you feel safe and comfortable is the main goal of our service. The vehicles we use are all air-conditioned and kept in good safety and sanitary condition. The drivers we use are all licensed driver with many years driving experience. More attentive, we offer you a free baby seatservice if you travel with your baby. 
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Our Driver and Car

Meals

Food is a part of the important culture for Chinese people. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us will include breakfast. Lunch is chosen at restaurant which is popular among locals, and with good environment. (All restaurants have Western styled Washroom available if this is what makes you feel headache about China) Dinner is mostly left for yourself, so you enjoy more freedom on your local food adventure or some familiar hometown food.
If you are a Vegetarian, or Muslim , or allergy on any kind of food, you are suggested to inform this to your travel consultant, they will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs. 
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