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Tour Overview

Xining, located on Qinaghai Tibet Plateau, is the transit depot for lots of tourists whose final destination is Tibet. As a plateau city Xining has quiet several places of historical interest or of unique beauty. It has a long history and culture, unique natural resources, and colorful folk customs, and is a bright pearl on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Take this 3 days Xining sightseeing tour to explore the best highlights of Xining including Qinghai Lake, Ta’er Monastery, Qinghai Museum. In this 3 days, you will not only appreciate the natural landscape but also experience the unique local culture there.

Highlights of this tour:

*Explore China’s largest inland lake and saltwater lake–Qinghai Lake.
*Visit the magnificent Ta’er Monastery–a holy land of Buddhist culture and Shamanism.
*Trace the history and culture in Qinghai Museum.
*With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this wonderland.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Our driver will be waiting for you at the exit of Xining 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: City center hotel

  2. After hotel breakfast, please go to meet your guide and driver in hotel lobby. Then you will drive for about 2.5 hours to Qinghai Lake. That salt water lying in northeast part of Qinghai – Tibet Plateau is the best known attraction in Qinghai to normal tourists. The birds island in the lake is the paradise for many kinds of birds. Each summer, thousands of birds fly to Qinghai Lake to escape from hot summer and the ground of grove will be covered with birds’ stool. And in August the lake area will be covered by golden rape flowers. You could optionally take a cruise ship to have some exciting time there. In the afternoon you will be escorted back to hotel.

    Accommodation: City center hotel

    Qinghai Lake
    Qinghai Lake

  3. 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. The last stop of your Xining tour will be Qinghai Museum. The collections and literal introduction in the museum will explain the Prehistoric civilization, the folk culture relics, and Tibetan Buddhism development in Qinghai. The museum is a best place to read the province’s past.

    After then you will be escorted to airport/train station to depart to your next destination.

    Ta'er Monastery
    Ta'er Monastery

Price includes

  • Hotel
  • Entrance ticket
  • Chinese style lunch
  • Air-conditioned car and driver, English speaking tour guide
  • One bottle of mineral water 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

  • Personal expense
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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