OVERVIEW

This 10-day Silk Road tour takes you to explore the Chinese section of ancient Silk Road from Xian to Kashgar. You will travel to Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi and Kashgar.

ITINERARY

Day 1Beijing Arrival Transfer

Welcome to Beijing, the capital of P.R.China. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Beijing hotel. 

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Beijing

Day 2Beijing Mutianyu & Summer Palace Tour

Today you will take 2-hour ride to Mutianyu, a section of the Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty 600 yeara ago. You can walk up or take cable car up to the Wall, and walk from tower to tower. It is amazing to view the ancient military construction that is well preserved on the giant mountains.

Head to Summer Palace this afternoon to view the amazing Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill this afternoon, where it used to be a summer resort for the royal families during Qing Dynasty.

Later you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3Beijing to Xi'an by bullet train after The Forbidden City tour

You will visit the biggest city square in the world, the Tian'anmen Square. Then walk to the Forbidden City, the biggest palace in the world. Explore the main buildings with a local guide in the palace. Then you will catch 5-hour bullet train to Xian. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. 

Transport: Private vehicle + Bullet train
Accommodation: Overnight in Xi'an
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4Xian Day Tour

Today you will take one-hour ride to the well-known Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. There are three pits in the museum where you will be impressed by the high-level art 2000 years ago. 

Afterwards, you will move back to Xi'an city to visit the 14-km old city wall that was built 600 years ago in Ming Dynasty.

Later you will explore the interesting Muslim Quarter where there are markets, shops, restaurants, old houses and stands to sell all sorts of things.

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Xian
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5Xi'an to Dunhuang by air

Take an early morning flight to Dunhuang, nd transferred to hotel upon arrival. In the afternoon, you will view the Singing Sand Dunes and Crescent Spring in the desert. Explore the renown Dunhuang night market in the evening. 

Transport: Private vehicle + Flight
Accommodation: Overnight in Dunhuang
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6Dunhuang to Turapn by bullet train

In the morning, you will visit Mogao Caves, the gem of the ancient Silk Road. The early history of Mogao can be track back to the 4th century, and built many times in the history. The colorful fresco, statues in Mogao Caves display various stories about Buddhism.

Afterwards you will take 2-hour car ride to Liuyuan station where you will catch 3-hour bullet train to Turpan. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. Turpan is a basin in Xinjiang province, and renown for its hottest weather in China.

Transport: Private vehicle + Bullet train
Accommodation: Overnight in Turpan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7Turpan City Day Tour

Turpan is a hub on the ancient Silk Road, and there are lots of historical sites that are renown for its well-preserved conditions. Today you will visit Bezklik Grottos, Astana Ancient Tombs, the Ancient City of Jiaohe and Gaochang, Karez Irrigation System, and Emin Minaret with a local guide. You may taste some dried fruits and eat Uyghur food.

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Turpan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8Turpan to Urumqi by car, visit Xinjiang Museum & Tianchi

You will take a 3-hour ride to Urumqi where you will visit Xinjiang Museum, mummies are a must-see in it, particularly Loulan Beauty and Xiaohe Beauty. Afterwards you will be transferred to visit the stunning Heavenly Lake.

Then you will be transferred to the hotel in Urumqi for a rest. 

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Urumqi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9Urumqi to Kashgar by air for Kashgar City Tour

Today is a busy day, you will take an early flight to Kashagr, where you will visit the well-known Grand Bazaar, Apa Hojia Tomb, Idkar Mosque, and the old town of Kashgar. If it is Sunday, you will visit the animal bazaar that opens only on Sundays.

Transport: Private Vehicle + Flight
Accommodation: Overnight in Kashgar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10Departing from Kashgar

Transferred to Kashagr airport to catch your flight heading for your next destination, where the wonderful Silk Road tour concludes.

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED

Group Size: 
4--15 pax 

Travel Season: 
Year around 

Accommodation: 
4-star hotel 

Transport: 
Chartered car or bus

Train:
Fast train Liuyuan/Turpan

Flights:
Xian/Dunhuang, Urumqi/Kashgar

Meals:
Listed in the itinerary

Guide: 
English-speaking local guides

Entrance Fees:
Entrance for the sites stated

EXCLUDED

China Visa

Gratuities

TRIP NOTES

Please apply China Visa before the tour

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