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32-Day China Tour to Jordan & Israel in Middle East
Tour Code: 105
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Itinerary Details
Day 1 Entry Beijing
Forbidden City, Beijing
Upon your arrival, our guide will pick you up from Beijing Capital Airport according to your flight schedule and then transfer you to check in at the well selected hotel. The left hours of the day if there is any will be on your side for free individual arrangements. You may just have a good rest to relax yourselves or that you could walk around leisurely.
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza
Day 2 Beijing
Today's delightful highlight begins from the grand Tiananmen Square. After having a short stay and taking some photos there, you will step toward the majestic Forbidden City which ranks the top of the five great palaces in the world. You will have an a la carte lunch at a famous local restaurant. The following place that you are going to visit is the Temple of Heaven. In the evening, enjoy a lively Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.(B+L)
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza
Day 3 Beijing
One of the most important activities for the entire Beijing trip is a visit to the Badaling Great Wall. There is an old saying goes that he who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man. From this we can see that the Great Wall occupy an important position in Chinese mind. At noon, the Sichuan food will be properly arranged for you at a nice restaurant after a short drive. Continue the visit to the Sacred Way and the Ming Tombs whose underground palace has been opened for visit in the afternoon.(B+L)
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza
Day 4 Beijing - Urumqi
Summer Palace, Beijing
After the visit to the fabulous Summer Palace which enjoy a high reputation all over the world. After an a la carte lunch, fly to Urumqi, a beautiful city with many kinds of sweet fruits.  The guide will wait for you ahead of your arrival time at the airport to welcome your coming. After been picked up, you will be transferred to the hotel and please relax for the rest of the day.(B+L)
Accommodation: Hoi Tak Hotel
Day 5 Urumqi - Korla
Leave for Korla, the "City of Pear" by car. This place is well known in China for its bergamot pears. On the way to Korla, you will have a chance to see the Tiemen Pass. Tiemen means the iron door in Chinese. Due to its steep topography, this pass has been a battleground military strategist in history. Also it is a key place in the ancient "Silk Road". After arriving in Korla, check in the hotel and relax yourselves for the rest of the time.(B+L)
Accommodation: Kangcheng Jianguo International Hotel
Day 06 Korla - Kuqa
After having lunch, you will start your tour to Kuqa, a beautiful and fertile oasis at the south of the Tianshan Mountains. Upon arrival, check in the Kuqa Hotel. And then a tour to the Subashi Ruins will be arranged. The Subashi Ruins are the Buddhist temple ruins of the Wei and Jin dynasty. It was said that when Tang Dynasty monk Xuanzang went on a pilgrimage for Buddhist scriptures, he stayed here for 2 months.(B+L)
Accommodation: Kuqa Hotel
Day 7 Kuqa - Aksu
Morning excursion stops at Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves, one of the most famous four Grottoes in China. It is the earliest grotto in Chinese history. It really is a Gallery of Bas Reliefs. From here, you can see the life of farming, hunting, dancing and so on of people in the old times. After your visiting here, private transfer takes you to Aksu and stay at the well selected hotel.(B+L)
Accommodation: Hongfu Jinlan Hotel
Day 8 Aksu - Kashgar
Today you will have a long tour ending in Kashgar. During the tour, enjoy the marvelous natural views of this vast land. You will be deeply overwhelmed by the beauty of the nature.(B+L)
Accommodation: local best hotel
Day 9 Kashgar - Karakuri Lake - Kashgar
What waiting for you today is the breathtaking Karakuri Lake which has an altitude of 3600 meters. Karakuri Lake means the black sea. This lake is 30 meters deep and it occupies more than one hundred thousand square kilometers. The snow-covered mountain, the green grass and the livestock there form fascinating scenery which made people indulging into deeply. Seeing goodbye to this beautiful land area and then you will be transferred to the local best hotel in Kashgar before dinner time.(B+L)
Accommodation: local best hotel
Day 10 Kashgar
Sunday Bazaar, Kashgar
When visiting Kashgar, the local bazaar is very deserved to see. There is a bazaar nearly every day but the biggest is the one on Sunday. If you’re lucky to meet the Sunday bazaar, you will have a good chance to see the most bustling scene in a week and can look at how the local deals proceeding. After having a stay at the local bazaar, go ahead to visit the Id Kah Mosque which is the biggest Mosque in Xinjiang Province. This Mosque is 140 meters long and 120 meters wide, which is composed by 7 parts. Then go to visit the Abakh Khoja Tomb, a well-preserved Islamic architectural enjoying a high reputation throught Aisa and China. The love story that is related with this place has been attracting more and more people at home and abroad.(B+L)
Accommodation: local best hotel
Day 11 Kashgar - Hetian
Leave for Hetian located at the north side of the Mt. Kunlun in the morning. Hetian is well- known for its delicate Jade and carpet. Take tour to the Yarkant King Mausoleum and the Yingisar Uigur Knife Making. Although hundreds of years have already past, the pattern on the walls, the building materials and the Layout and Structure of the Yarkant King Mausoleum are still very clear. Stay overnight at the hotel.(B+L)
Accommodation: Hetian Hotel
Day 12 Hetian - Minfeng
Continue the visit to the Silk Village whose silk enjoys a high fame on the Silk Road, the hundred-year- old walnut tree and the Paper Making. On the way to Minfeng, visit a local bazaar and have a look at the unique minority people's costume in Yutian city. Stay at the hotel in Minfeng.(B+L)
Accommodation: Ni Ya Hotel
Day 13 Minfeng - Korla
Leave for Korla through the Taklamakan Desert. This desert is the biggest desert of China and it is the second biggest desert in the world. Besides, it is also the biggest shifting desert in the world. With a length of more than 1000 kilometers from east to west and more than 400 kilometers from south to north, it leaves people much fantasy for its mystery. Enjoy the scenery of the sand dune on this vast land along the road. Upon arrival in Korla, check in at the hotel and stay overnight there to relax yourselves.(B+L)
Accommodation: Kangcheng Jianguo International Hotel
Day 14 Korla - Turpan
Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave, Turpan
Today will be a leisure day for you. Private transfer takes you to Turpan and the guide will help you to check in the well selected hotel.

No escorted tour is scheduled during the balance day and you are suggested to explore the city on your own.(B+L)
Accommodation: Huozhou Hotel
Day 15 Turpan
Today you will begin your panoramic city tour from the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves. This place is the center of the Buddhism in Gaochang area. Originally there are 80 caves in the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves. At present, 57 caves are remaining and 40 of them have the murals. Then continue your tour to the Gaochang Ruins which is an important and a must passing place on the silk road and the Flaming Hill. The Flaming Hill is 98 kilometers in length and 9 kilometers in width with an average height of 500 meters. This entire hill is made up of red sandstone, making it look like the flame. This should be the reason that it got its name.(B+L)
Accommodation: Huozhou Hotel
Day 16 Turpan - Dunhuang
the Karez Well and the Sugong Pagoda. The Jiaohe Ruins was looked like a fort with defense ring upon tier upon tier. It is honored as “the perfect ruins in the world”. The Karez Wells are very famous in Xinjiang province. According to statistics, there are nearly one thousand this kind of wells in Xinjiang. As the water in these wells doesn’t evaporate with the hot weather and the fierce wind, it keeps a stable flow. Thus, it guarantees the irrigation. After visiting the Sugong Pagoda, leave for Dunhuang by an overnight soft sleeper train.(B+L)
Day 17 Dunhuang
The guide in Dunhuang will pick you up at the railway station according to your train schedule and transfer you to the well selected hotel in Dunhuang. Having a short rest at the hotel and then start your tour today to the Mogao Grottoes. This Grotto was known as the most valued cultural discovery of the 20th century and was gotten by the name of “the Oriental Louvre Museum”. The delicate murals and statues there made it a world famous art shrine. Go ahead to visit the Dunhuang Museum which has a cultural relics of more than 4000 pieces afterwards.(L)
Accommodation: Building No. 8 of Dunhuang Hotel
Day 18 Dunhuang - Xian
Gaochang Ruins, Turpan
Experience a short camel-riding along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Lake. Over the ages, the mixture of the sand hills and the lake made it unique scenery in this area. And it has been a scenic spot that not only people in China but those all over the world are willing to have a chance to visit. Leave for Xian by flight and transfer to the well selected hotel.(B+L)
Accommodation: Sheraton Xian Hotel
Day 19 Xian
Highlight morning excursion today will bring you to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum which is thought to be one of the great wonders of China and the world. The terracotta warriors and horses hollow are the mortuary objects of the Mausoleum of the First Emperor in Chinese history. It caused a big sensation in the world after it was discovered. Then have a decent restaurant to have well prepared a la carte lunch instead of the mass produced food around the site. Have a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and City Wall in the afternoon. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty Dance and Music Show and Dumpling Dinner at Shaanxi Opera Theater in the evening.(B+L+D)
Accommodation: Sheraton Xian Hotel
Day 20 Xian - Shanghai
Your Xian city tour will be concluded by visiting to the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum and a local family. The home-cooked a la carte lunch will be offered in the family you visit. Then leave for Shanghai by flight and you will be transferred to check in the well selected hotel.(B+L)
Accommodation: Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel
Day 21 Shanghai
Drive to visit Shanghai Museum and the Yuyuan Garden. The Shanghai Museum is a big ancient art museum of China. The amount of the precious cultural relics that it possesses comes up to 120,000 pieces. Its rich in quantity and exquisite in quality made it a very famous museum in the world. The Yuyuan Garden was built in Ming Dynasty. It is a dazzling bright pearl of the classical garden in Chinese Garden. After having an a la carte lunch, you will go to take a Huangpu River cruise. After that, explore the Bund area and visit an old street in Shanghai.(B+L)
Accommodation: Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel
Day 22 Shanghai - Amman
Please check out the hotel before 12:00 and our guide will see you off properly according to your onward flight schedule to Amman.

Our local representative will pick you up from the Queen Alia International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. On the way you could stretch your legs at the cozy vehicle and capture the landscape of the capital city of Jordan.(B)
Accommodation: Down Town Hotel Apartments
Day 23 Private transfer to Petra, with visits of Amman city tour
After breakfast, your English speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel on schedule and then offer you a private Jordan tour covering its most precious historical heritages and best sceneries. 

The first stop will be the Roman Amphitheater, an imposing theater built into a hillside in the second century and still being used today. Then we will hike to the Amman Citadel with a long history of occupation by many great civilizations including Roman and Byzantine. It is built on the highest hill of the city, which also offers a superior vantage point overlooking the old city of Amman. We will tour around the inside Jordan Archaeological Museum and Umayyad Palace, an 8th-century palatial complex featuring an impressive domed entrance chamber. After that, we will take a 2-hour drive to the ancient city of Petra.(B)
Accommodation: Petra Guest House
Day 24 Petra visit & Wadi Rum tour (120 km)
Today, we are going to tour around the Petra, once the capital city of Nabataean Kingdom, with pink or red-colored rock-cut architectures almost everywhere, hence the nickname "Rose City". We'll have a horse ride from the entrance to Siq, a dim and narrow gorge stretching its way to Petra's most extraordinary ruin - a 2,000-year-old sandstone temple called Al Khazneh. After the visit to the temple, you could enjoy your own time to walk along the main street of Petra and explore other popular sites like Royal Tombs, The Theater, and Qasr al-Bint, a free-standing temple with remarkable architectural design.

In the early afternoon, we will drive 1.5 hours to Wadi Rum, also known as The Valley of the Moon. After arrival, go for a desert jeep tour to sightsee its spectacular landscape including beautiful sandstone mountains, natural canyons, and red-pink sands. If weather permits, you may catch the moments to enjoy one of the most gorgeous sunset in the world. Dinner and overnight at the campsite inside the desert.
Accommodation: SunCity Camp
Day 25 Private transfer from Wadi Rum to Dead Sea
On the forth day of Jordan to Israel tours, your driver will send you to the Dead Sea on a 3 hours' drive. After arriving and checking in the local hotel, you could take the rest day to arrange you own activities. The Dead Sea, 423 meters (1,388 feet) below the sea level, is lowest point on the surface of the earth. The unique hypersaline lake also features health healing and body buoyancy properties. You could enjoy a Dead Sea mud skin care and magical floating while reading a book or newspaper.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Hotel
Day 26 Border crossing from Dead Sea to Jerusalem
Today the driver will transfer you to the Allenby Bridge for the border crossing to Israel. Your driver guide at Israel will pick you up from the border and send you to check in the hotel at Jerusalem. In the next a few days, our Israel tour will help you have a better understanding about the unique Middle East culture and customs.
Accommodation: Jerusalem Gold Hotel
Day 27 Jerusalem old city tour
After breakfast, your driver guide will greet you at your hotel lobby and later take you to the Mount of Olives, the location where many biblical events happened and the place you could overlook the entire city. Then we will go to the Western Wall, also called the Wailing Wall, a sacred pilgrimage for Jewish people. The old city consists of four parts: The Jewish Quarter, The Armenian Quarter, The Christian Quarter and The Muslim Quarter. Your driver guide will lead you to knock around the four quarters and visit the famous Holy Sepulcher Church, recognized as the site of Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection, and Al Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site of Islam believed to be the place where Muhammad was taken to the Heaven by Gabriel. 

Next, your driver guide will lead you the Mt. Zion where you could tour the King David's Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey, the final resting place of Virgin Mary. In the end, we will take a leisurely stroll by the old bazaars and see if you can discover some handicrafts you like. Then we will send you back to the hotel. 
Accommodation: Jerusalem Gold Hotel
Day 28 A day tour in Bethlehem and Jerusalem
Today, we will follow the Jordan to Israel tours to drive to Bethlehem, the biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ. We will visit Shepherd's Field, a Roman Catholic chapel built on the site of angel's annunciation of Jesus's birth to the shepherds, and the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest major Christian church in the world. Then we will drive back to Jerusalem and then pay a visit to Ein Karem, the place where John the Baptist were born. It is a 30 minute drive from Jerusalem. After arrival, we'll sightsee the St. John's in the Mountains Episcopal Church built on the original site of St. John's house as well as Church of Visitation, built to commemorate Virgin Mary's visit to Elizabeth, the mother of St. John. 
Accommodation: Jerusalem Gold Hotel
Day 29 Jerusalem - Haifa - Akko - Tiberias
In the morning, we'll leave for a beautiful port city in Israel, Haifa. We will tour the stunning Bahai Gardens. It is also called Hanging Gardens of Haifa which is actually a group of garden terraces linked by a set of stairs leading to the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Carmel. Standing on the top of the Mount Carmel, you could enjoy a panoramic view of the city and its gulfs. Later, we'll drive to Akko, a historical walled port-city with many well-preserved remains of Phoenician and Crusader periods. We'll explore the Knights Halls, an 11th-cetnury crusader fortress, and the Al-Jazzar Mosque, a grand mosque with a graceful green dome and a winding 124-satir minaret. Then we'll go to see the bathhouse at Turkish Bathhouse Museum and watch the multimedia plays. Then go to the new ethnic museum next to the old wall and the covered markets. Then we will drive to Tiberias and check in the hotel upon arrival.  
Accommodation: Caesar Prima Hotel
Day 30 Tiberias - Nazareth - Tel Aviv
After breakfast, we will explore the ruins of Synagogue in Capernaum and Peter's House. Then go to the Mount Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, and then Tabgha, also called the Church of the Multiplication built to honor Jesus's miracle of feeding 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish. Then we will drive to Nazareth, the childhood town of Jesus to visit the Church of the Annunciation. After that, we will drive to Tel Aviv and overnight at the local hotel.
Accommodation: Metropolitan Hotel
Day 31 Tel Aviv city tour including Old Jaffa
Your Jordan Israel tours in Tel Aviv will start with a visit to The Ancient City of Jaffa. We'll first go to the visitor center to explore the profound and fascinating history of the city. Then we will pay a visit to St. Peter's Church, situated on a hill near the shore, offering a perfect view of overlooking the beauty of the harbor. In the afternoon, we will go for a walk at Carmel Market, a large and vibrant Middle-Eastern style marketplace selling exotic foods, spices, clothes, and crafts etc. If arrive at Jaffa on Tuesday or Friday, we will also go to Nachalat Binyaminn Market. Over 200 artists have set up their workshops there, making and selling original handmade items. 
Accommodation: Metropolitan Hotel
Day 32 Departure from Tel Aviv, Airport see-off
On the last day of the Jordan to Israel tours, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to the airport at the appointed time. Thanks for booking the tour. Wish you all the best!