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6 Days EjinaQi-Zhangye Photography Tour

6 Days EjinaQi-Zhangye Photography Tour

The autumn in EjinaQi and Zhangye is the paradise for photographers. This tour is only available from Sept 20th – Oct 15th each year. With perfect weather conditions and picturesque wild beauty, we will give photographers an unforgettable experience.
  • Tour Type: Photography tour
  • Tour Price: From 750 Note!
  • Destinations: Jiayuguan - Ejinaqi - Zhangye - Jiayuguan
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Day 1

  • Arrival Jiayuguan
  • Meals: No
  • Accommodation: In Jiayuguan

Arrive at Jiayuguan city and be met by our guide and driver at airport/ train station. Then visit the western end of the Great Wall – The Jiayuguan Pass. The pass enjoys another name as the strongest fortress under heaven. Check in the hotel in the evening.9VRSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Day 2

  • Jiayuguan   EjinaQi
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: In EjinaQi

Drive to EjinaQi in the early morning and in the afternoon visit The Black City – the ancient city relics of 9th century in Western Xia dynasty. The city was conquered by Mongolians in 1226A.D and Chinese in 1372A.D successively. Later it was deserted for 700 years and until in 1886 A.D Russian explores excavated and looted amount of valuable scriptures and antiques from the city. Then it attracted the eyes of millions throughout world. In the evening visit The Strange Forest and take photos of the beautiful sunset at the bizarre wonder land.9VRSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Day 3

  • EjinaQi  
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: In EjinaQi

Drive to Juyan Lake in the early morning to take photos of the sunrise on the lake. Then drive to see the Sacred Tree – A big Euphrates Poplar of 880 years old. The tree was worshiped by local Mongolians as god for favorable weather and prosperity. 9VRSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
After lunch at EjinaQi drive to The Euphrates Poplar Forest. Wander from the first bridge all the way to the 8th bridge to see the most beautiful Euphrates Poplar Forest and magnificent sunset.9VRSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Day 4

  • EjinaQi   Zhangye
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: In Zhangye

After breakfast drive to Zhangye city and visit the biggest sleeping Buddha in Asia – The Giant Buddha Temple.9VRSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Day 5

  • Zhangye  
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: In Zhangye

After breakfast drive to the famous Matisi Grottoes which combine Chinese Buddhist cave construction with Tibetan Buddhist cave construction. The beautiful scenery of Qilian Mountain will keep any photographers entranced for hours.9VRSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

After lunch be transferred to the Binggou Danxia Landform- the Mullion-like palace style Danxia Landform, which was nominated by China National Geographic Magazine as one of the 7 most beautiful Danxia Landform in China and by National Geographic Magazine as the World's top ten magical geographical wonders. This is also an ideal place for hiking. Follow different path to find out unique views from the other perspectives.9VRSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Then drive to the Danxia Landform of Seven Colors which is also known as the eye candy of Zhangye. Many artists admire this masterpiece as it appears like a perfect painting on canvas. The sunset here is maganificent.9VRSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Day 6

  • Zhangye   Jiayuguan
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: No

Drive to Jiayuguan City and take the flight to another destination. The tour end.9VRSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Price Includes

  • Private car with air-conditioning and driver
  • Land transfers between airport / train station / hotels and scenic sites
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast (4 stars with nice breakfast)
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Lunch and dinner as listed in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee as listed in the itinerary
  • 24 H / 7D English speaking telephone service
  • China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty Insurance
  • Government taxes

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills and optional activities …
  • Gratitude for guides and drivers as international practice
  • China Entry Visa
  • Travel insurance (full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin)

Hotels

For all standard tours, The Silk Road China Tours will choose the best 4 stars hotel in different destinations. The hotel was evaluated comprehensively by its room size, cleanness, location, service and breakfast. It can well satisfy most western travelers and brings you relaxation, comfort and convenience.


If you want to upgrade the hotel to Deluxe standard or you have some special requirements, please inform us in the booking form or email us.


At some remote regions or ethnic area, there are no 4 stars or 5 stars hotels available. So we will arrange the best local hotel and notify the situation in advance.

Meals

Normally The Silk Road China Tours provides two meals each day: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.


Breakfast


It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, Chinese style, or a combination.


Lunch


When plan your lunches, we consider the balance of food quality, dining environment and tour convenience. We will provide lunch in a local restaurant whenever possible. The meal will give you an opportunity to eat at local restaurant, follow local customs, and taste local dishes. However in some remote regions where it’s simply hard to find a non-tourist restaurant, the meal could be arranged at a local tourist restaurant or a local family


Your own dinner choice


Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in China. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

All of our tour guides are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides in China who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed safe drivers.


Private Tour Guide


You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, your guide will stay at your side until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our travel guides in every destination are locals, who know the area well, they are very good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for taking your best photos.
When changing your itinerary is needed due to unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you have a wonderful experience.


Private Transportation


When plan your lunches, we consider the balance of food quality, dining environment and tour convenience. We will provide lunch in a local restaurant whenever possible. The meal will give you an opportunity to eat at local restaurant, follow local customs, and taste local dishes. However in some remote regions where it’s simply hard to find a non-tourist restaurant, the meal could be arranged at a local tourist restaurant or a local family


Your own dinner choice


With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most of your experience in China.

In every destination visited, your vehicle is air conditioned, clean, and expertly maintained. Your private driver is licensed, insured, and very experienced.

To maximize your comfort, we use vehicles with extra space for you and your luggage. Depending on how many are traveling together, we generally use sedans or mini vans (7 seats) for 4 people or less, large vans or small coaches (12-22 seats) for 5-12 people, medium coaches (33 – 37 seats) for 13 – 25 people, and large coaches (45 seats over) for more than 25 people.

Tipping Guidelines

It is customary to tip service providers in the travel industry in Asia, depending on the service. Tipping is expected — though not compulsory — and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping drivers (5 USD per person per day as a guideline) and local guides (8 USD per person per day as a guideline) would depend on the quality and length of the service.

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