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5 Days Lanzhou & Yinchuan Tour from Beijing

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8-10 Hours Each Day
Availability : Departure Every Day
Visit Cities: Lanzhou, Xiahe, Zhongwei, Yinchuan
Transportation: Train, Flight, Car
Tour Highlights

This tour, starting from Beijing, well combined the important Silk Road stop Lanzhou and Yinchuan which is known with its the views Gobi and desert. In this tour, you will get chance to experience typical northwest scenery and culture of China. Binglingsi Temple, Labrang Monastery, Yellow River, Shapotou Desert Scenic Area…you will get a totally different impression from Beijing in this tour, making tour China holiday colorful and joyful.

  • Appreciate the typical sightseeing of northwest China from Beijing
  • Explore the highlight cities along the ancient Silk Road
  • Learn the history background the famous Binglingsi Temple and Labrang Monastery
  • Get the special joy from sand skiing at Shapotou
  • The best price and excellent serving quality

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Price Includes

  • All transfers and city transportation
  • Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
  • Private car or van with English speaking guide
  • Hotels with breakfasts
  • Economy class flight of Beijing/Lanzhou & Yinchuan/ Beijing
  • Cushioned seat train of Lanzhou/Zhongwei/ Yinchuan

Price Excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Hotel in Beijing
    Tour Abstract

    Day 1 Beijing – Lanzhou by Flight: Gansu Provincial Museum, Yellow River

    Day 2 Lanzhou – Xiahe by car: Binglingsi Temple

    Day 3 Xiahe – Lanzhou by car – Zhongwei by train: Labrang Monastery

    Day 4 Zhongwei – Yinchuan by Train: Shapotou Desert Scenic Area, Gaomiao Temple

    Day 5 Yinchuan – Beijing by Flight: Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Museum, Shahu Scenic Area

    Itinerary Details

    Day 1Beijing to Lanzhou by Flight (Lunch)

    In the morning our driver and guide will pick you up from hotel and transfer to Beijing airport to catch flight to Lanzhou. Upon arrival in Lanzhou, met by local driver and guide and be escorted to Gansu Provincial Museum. About 350,000 pieces of ancient cultural relics, contemporary and modern cultural relics, as well as ethnic cultural relics will enable tourists know this important city on the Silk Road from various aspects. Then we will take a walk along the bank of Yellow River to appreciate the beauty of Mother River of Chinese nation. Afterwards, check in at the local hotel.
    Accommodation: Lanzhou

    Day 2Lanzhou to Xiahe by car (Breakfast + Lunch)

    In the morning, drive about 3.5 hours to Xiahe to visit the famous Binglingsi Temple, which is also known as Binglingsi Grottoes. There are776 Buddha statues, over 1,076 square yards murals and 6 stones sculptures from 1,600 years ago waiting for your exploring. After the tour, check in at local hotel to have a good rest.
    Accommodation: Xiahe

    Day 3Xiahe to Lanzhou by Car - Zhongwei by train (Breakfast + Lunch)

    In the morning we will first go to visit the Labrang Monastery, the largest Buddhist Institute of Tibetan Buddhism. Where tourists will also appreciate thousands of statues of Buddha made of various materials. In the afternoon we will drive about 2.5 hours back to Lanzhou for train to Zhongwei (about 5 hours’ duration) . Arrival in Zhongwei our local driver will meet you at train station and transfer to hotel to have rest.
    Accommodation: Zhongwei

    Day 4Zhongwei to Yinchuan by Train (Breakfast + Lunch)

    This morning we will drive to visit Shapotou Desert Scenic Area. Just like the Echo Sand Hill in Dunhuang, when you slide down the sand hill in Shapotou, you will also hear the roaring echo of sands. Afterwards we will drive back to downtown Zhongwei to visit Gaomiao Temple which was orginally built in the Ming Dynasty. The temple is worshiped by Confucianism followers, Taoism followers and Buddhism followers. In the late afternoon transfer to train station for train to Yinchuan. Arrival in Yinchuan met by local driver and guide and transfer to hotel in Yinchuan. Accommodation: Yinchuan

    Day 5Yinchuan to Beijing by Flight (Breakfast + Lunch)

    After hotel breakfast we will start Ningxia tour with Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Museum. The museum is built in local architectural culture. The basic exhibition of the museum falls into 5 sections: Ningxia Historical Relics Exhibition, Xixia Kingdom Relics Exhibition, Ningxia Revolutionary Relics Exhibition, Helanshan Mountain Petrogram Exhibition, Hui People Folk-custom Relics Exhibition. Next we will move to Shahu Scenic Area to appreciate the natural combination of water town in south China and the desert landscape. After the tour local driver and guide will escort you to airport for flight to Beijing. Upon arrival in Beijing, meet by local driver and guide and transfer to hotel. Accommodation: on your own.