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.
Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Hotel + Lunch
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.
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.
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.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.