Arrive in Beijing at 09:20 by KLM.Visit Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Stay in Rainbow Hotel.***
Beijing - Xian
Excursion to the Summer Palace in the morning. Lunch in a local restaurant. then visit the Great Wall.
Evening fly to Xian city by evenning flight.
Overnight at Dongfang Hotel.***
After breakfast, Morning visit Shaanxi Provincial Museum, Terracotta Army, On the way back visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda--one of the most ancient buddhist temples in China.
Overninght at Dongfang Hotel.***
Fly to Dunhuang by 2Z 231 (09:50/12:30). Transfer to Dunhuang Shazhou. Hotel.***
After lunch then visit the Crescent moon spring and dune hill.
Dunhuang - Turfan
Today we will visit the famous Mogao Grottoes.
After dinner, then train to Turfan by T197 23:24/07:33.
Overnight at Soft sleep
Arrive at Turfan on 07:33. Transfer to hotel to have breakfast. Visit Bozikilik Grottoes, the ancient city of Jiaohe and Gaochang, Thousand Buddha Caves. Overnight at Luzhou Hotel.***
Turfan - Urumchi - Kashgar
After breakfast then take the expressway to Urumqi. Afternoon visit Red Mountain. Fly to Kashgar at evening.
Overnight at Seman Hotel.***
Kashgar - Urumchi
Morning visit Idkha Mosque, Abhoja Tomb, Sunday Bazaar, afternoon visit the local Uygur market. Evening fly to Urumchi. Overnight at Huanqiu Hotel
Urumchi - Almaty
City tour in Urumchi. Afternoon flight XO711 to Almaty (18:05) Arrive to Almaty from Urumchi by XQ flight (18:05). Meeting at the airport. Transfer to Otrar hotel. Dinner at the restaurant.
Breakfast. City sightseeing (3 hours) including visit to the observation ground on the Kok - Tube Hill (900 m above sea level) with an excellent view to Almaty, trip to the highaltitude mountain sport complex "Medeu"(located in the Maloalmatinskoye Gorge on the altitude of 1700 m above sea level). Lunch. Continuation of the city sightseeing (4 hours) including visit to the Central Bazaar, Central Mosque, Memorial of the Glory, the old Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Visit to the Museum of National Folk Musical Instruments with the Folk Musical Performance. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Visit to the National State Museum & Museum "The Gold of Saaks". Traditional Kazakh Horse Games Show (5 hours) - drive to the private amblers horse - farm (75 km).
"Kokpar" The horse-riders of the two teams try to snatch the goat's body and bring it to their half of the field outside the special line. The task is to do it more times than the opposite team will do.
"Kyz kuu" The horseman tries to catch the girl galloping away at full speed at the distance of 200m. If the horseman succeeds to do that he has the right to kiss her. If he fails to do that then the girl tries to catch galloping away loser and whipped him.
"Audyryspak" Two wrestling horseman tries to push out each other off the saddle.
"Kumys-alu" Galloping horsemen trie to pick up silver coins scattered on the earth. The picked up coins will be the prize for the dexterous rider.
"Tai-baiga" Horse-race at the distance of 2 km. Horse exercising of the best local Asian breed: Ahal-tekinsky, Arabian, English, trotter and local horses. Visit to Sheber Aul ( Artisan Village), lunch at jurt-restoraunt in national style. Hotel.
Traditional Kazakh lunch in the jurt. Transfer to Almaty. Visit to the traditional style hunter with eagles - "Berkuchi" (demonstration of hunting eagles). Hotel. Dinner.
Almaty - Bishkek
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Bishkek (250 km, 4 hours). At arrival to Bishkek accommodation in "Dostyk" Hotel. Lunch. City sightseeing including visit to the Historical Museum, Museum of Arts and Bazaar . Dinner.
Bishkek - Almaty
Breakfast. Souvenirs Shopping. Drive to Almaty. En route visit the "Burana Tower" (11 century AD) - reminder of the Great Silk Road. At arrival to Almaty accommodation in Otrar hotel. Lunch. Excursion to the Sheber - Aul (Artisan Village) - visit to different handicraft's workshops. Dinner in Kazakh traditional style in yurts. Hotel.
Almaty - Tashkent
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for departure to Tashkent (09:15).Arrival to Tashkent (09:25). Meeting at the airport and transfer to the "Tsorbi" hotel. City sightseeing (4 hours): Theater Square, Amir -Timur Park, National Park named after Alisher Navoie. Lunch. Visit to Abdul Kasym Medrese, Kukeldash Medrese, Barak -Khan Madrese . Dinner.
Tashkent - Samarkand
Samarkand (290 km; 4,5 hours). Arrive to Samarkand. Accommodation at "Ulugbek" hotel. City tour (4 hours): Registan Square (Ulugbek Medrese, Tillya - Karri, Sher - Dor), Gur - Emir Mausoleum. Dinner.
Breakfast at the hotel. City excursion (4 hours): Khodzha Akhror Complex, Bibi - Khanum Mosque, Khazret Khizir Mosque, Orient Bazaar. Lunch. Continuation of the city tour: Shakh - I - Zinda Complex of Mausoleums, Ulugbek Observatory, Afrosiab Museum and the Ancient Settlement. Dinner.
Samarkand - Shakhrizabs - Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Shakhrizabs (160 km; 2 hours) - the motherland of Timur with splendid architectural monuments of XIV-XV centuries. At arrival city tour (2,5 hours): remains of Ak - Saray Palace, Dorus Saodat (Hazrat Imam) and Darut - Tillavat Complexes. Lunch. Transfer to Bukhara (300 km; 4,5 hours). Accommodation at "Siyavush" hotel. Dinner.
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour (4 hours): visit to the Ark Fortress - Citadel, Bolo-House Mosque, Samani & Ayub Mausoleum. Lunch. Continuation of the city tour (4 hours): walking in the old part of the city visiting Poi - Kalyan Complex with Kalyan Minaret, Ulugbek & Abdul Aziz Khan Medrese, passing the Orient Bazaar to the Lyabi - House Complex. Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour (4 hours): Bogoutdin Nakshbandi Complex, Summer Residence of Sitor - E -Mokhi -Hose Emir. Lunch. Visit to the Chor - Bakhr Complex of Mausoleums (20 km from the city). Dinner.
Bukhara - Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Tashkent. At arrival to Tashkent transfer to the "Tsorbi" hotel. Lunch. Shopping. Dinner.
Tashkent - Almaty
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Almaty (departure at 11:50).Arrival to Almaty (15:30). Meeting and transfer to "Otrar" hotel. Lunch. Shopping.
Almaty - Amsterdam
Transfer to the airport. Departure to Amsterdam at 03:50.