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  • An expat family from Netherlands enjoyed their trip to Gansu and Xinjiang, 2014

    Client: Marc Nationality: Netherlands
    Tour Dates: June 27 , 2014 -- July 5 , 2014
    Tour Planner: Charlie
    Itinerary: Xiahe, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Kashgar, Turpan

    Dear Charlie,

    The trip was very interesting and very well organized. We enjoyed seeing a totally different part of China.

    The guides were all competent and a nice companion during the trip. All cars were excellent and we felt really taken care of. The hotels were of different qualities, but I think the alternatives were not available. In kashgar, there is a Radisson Blue under construction, to be ready in Q2-2014, so soon. This might be a more expensive alternative for the hotel we had now, which is really run down over the years. In Xiahe, there were some issues with the drainage of the shower, also after we have switched room, but here there is no alternative and these are not really obstacles for us.

    Thanks and best regards,


    China Odyssey Tour

    Day 1 Lanzhou Arrival

    Day 2 Lanzhou to Xiahe: Bingling Temple Grottoes

    Day 3 Xiahe: Labrang Monastery, Nuns Monastery, Ganjia Grassland

    Day 4 Xiahe to Lanzhou to Zhangye

    Day 5 Zhangye to Jiayuguan: Danxia Landform, Dafo Temple (Giant Buddha Temple)

    Day 6 Jiayuguan to Dunhuang: Jiayuguan Pass Cultural Scenery Area, Overhanging Great Wall, Mingsha Sand Dunes & Crescent Moon Spring, Camel Riding

    Day 7 Dunhuang: He Cang Ancient Town, Yadan National Geologic Park

    Day 8 Dunhuang to Urumqi to Kashgar: Mogao Grottoes

    Day 9 Kashagar: Karakul Lake, the Tomb of Mahmud Kashagari

    Day 10 Kashgar: Sunday Bazaar, Mor Pagoda, Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Hoja Tomb, Old quarters

    Day 11 Kashgar to Urumqi to Turpan

    Day 12 Turpan: Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Irrigation System, Emin Minaret, Tuyu Valley

    Day 13 Turpan Departure