This 7-night Silk Road budget tour takes you to explore the Chinese section of ancient Silk Road from Xian to Kashgar. You will travel to Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi and Kashgar.


Day 1Xian Arrival Transfer

Welcome to Xi'an, the historical city on the Silk Road. Upon arrival Xi'an, you will be met and transferred to hotel in Xi'an.

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Xi'an

Day 2Xian 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 3Xi'an to Dunhuang by air

Take an early morning flight to Dunhuang, and transferred to hotel upon arrival. 

In the afternoon, you will view the Singing Sand Dunes and Crescent Spring in the desert. It is a fun to ride the camel here, and climb up to the sand hill to view the entire area.

You can explore the renowned Dunhuang night market in the evening, or watch the Dunhuang Dancing and Singing show.

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

Day 4Dunhuang 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 tracked back to the 4th century, and built many times in the history. The colorful fresco, statues in Mogao Caves display various stories about Buddhism. It is interesting to learn the Buddha stories in the caves with a local guide guide.

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 dry basin in Xinjiang province, and renowned for its extremely hot weather in China in Summer.

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

Day 5Turpan City Day Tour

Turpan is a hub on the ancient Silk Road, and there are lots of historical sites that are renowned 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 6Turpan to Urumqi by car, visit Xinjiang Museum & Tianchi

You will take a 3-hour ride to Urumqi where you will visit Xinjiang Museum, the mummies are a must-see in it, particularly the 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 7Urumqi to Kashgar by air for Kashgar City Tour

Today it is a busy day, you will take an early flight to Kashgar, a well-known old town on the ancient Silk Road. It is a must-see city on the Silk Road. Upon arrival, you will visit the renowned Kashgar Grand Bazaar, Apa Hojia Tomb, Id Khar Mosque, and the old town of Kashgar. If it is Sunday, you will visit the animal bazaar that opens only on Sundays. It is interesting to wander around in the old town of Kashgar to visit the shops, bars, markets, and restaurants etc.

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

Day 8Departing 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
Meals: Breakfast


Group Size: 
2--15 Travelers 

Travel Season: 
Year around 

Three star hotels 

Chartered car or bus
Flight Xian/Dunhuang
Flight Urumqi/Kashgar
Train Dunhuang/Turpan

7 Breakfasts

English-speaking local guides

Entrance fees: 
Sites listed




Please apply China Visa before the tour starts.

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