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4-Day Qinghai Private Tour of Qinghai Lake and Kanbula National Forest Park

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4 Days/3 Nights

Day 1Xining Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Ovenight in Xi’ning

Welcome to Xining (altitude: 2,261 m), the capital city of Qinghai Province in northwestern China. Upon arriving at Xining Caojiabao Airport (or Xining Railway Station), your tour guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel in the downtown by a private vehicle. After checking in, the rest of today is on your own to acclimate to the elevation and explore this historical city of China.

Day 2Xining - Kanbula National Forest Park - Guide

Attractions: Kanbula National Forest Park, Guide Geopark
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Ovenight in Guide

After breakfast, set out for today’s geography adventure to Kanbula National Forest Park and Guide Geopark in southern Qinghai Province.

Kanbula National Forest Park is located at the intersection of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the Loess Plateau, about 100km (1.5 hours’ drive) from Xining. The majestic Yellow River flows slowly through the deep gorges of Kanbula, and get tackled by Lijiaxia Dam which is one of the most important irrigation system on Yellow River Basin, providing electricity to millions of people each year. For tourists, it is a rare opportunity to get a closer touch with this China’s “mother river”.

Since the Kanbula National Forest Park is so big and there are so many things to see and experience, you will explore the park with the help of park bus and dam cruise ship.

Leaving Kanbula National Forest Park, you will drive about 65km (1.5 hours) to Guide Geopark. Visit its most highlighting Ashigong Scenic Area which is a beautiful valley of colorful Danxia Landform. The Danxia mountains here are not only colorful, but also rich in shapes. Some of them stands like towers, houses, pillars, etc. A tranquil river flows through the valley, which makes the scenery more charming.

After Guide Geopark Danxia landscape exploration, keep drive about 20km (20 minutes) to Guide County for accommodation.

Day 3Guide - Xining

Attractions: Qinghai Lake
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

In the morning, you will be transfered to Qinghai Lake. 

Qinghai Lake is a place that must be visited once in a lifetime. Enjoy a walking tour around the lake; you will be amazed by this highland lake’s scenery. It is also interesting to see grazing animals – sheep, goats, duos, horses. You can ride a bike or cruise around the lake to taking in the incredible landscape here.

After sightseeing, drive back to Xining for accommodation.

Day 4Xining - Departure

Attractions: Kumbum Monastery (Ta’er Monastery)
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

After breakfast, drive to visit the famous Kumbum Monastery (Ta’er Monastery). The monastery is a sacred Tibetan Buddhist temple most known as “one of the six greatest Gelug monasteries”. Inside this large temple complex, you can appreciate mixed Tibetan and traditional Chinese style architectures that are harmoniously laid, and feature in bright colors and complicated decorations.

Lastly, your tour guide will escort you to catch your flight or train to next destinations. Tour ends.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 3 nights accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned