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10 Days Silk Road Tour by Train

If you have enough time for your Silk Road Tour, travel by train is highly recommended. Why? Because by taking a train, tourists will see every interesting thing not only in each destination but also on the way. This tour package will take you to Terracotta Army, Maijishan Grottoes, most west part of Great Wall, Mogao Caves, and more interesting things along ancient Silk Road.

  • Day 1 Xian Arrival

    Day 2Xian: Xian Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Statue of Starting Point of Silk Road

    Day 3Xian – Tianshui by Train: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Huaqing Hot Spring, Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square

    Day 4Tianshui – Jiayuguan by Train: Maijishan Grottoes

    Day 5Jiayuguan – Dunhuang by Train: Jiayuguan Pass, Great Wall Museum

    Day 6Dunhuang: Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake

    Day 7Dunhuang – Tupran by Train: Mogao Caves

    Day 8Tuprpan – Urumqi by Car: Jiaohe Ruins, Flaming Hill, Karez Well

    Day 9Urumqi: Heavenly Lake

    Day 10Urumqi departure

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10 Days Silk Road Tour by Train

Day 01 Xian Arrival

Met by your local guide and driver upon your arrival in Xian and transfer to hotel to rest. The rest day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Xian


Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Day 02 Xian

Pick up from hotel and drive to visit ancient City Wall, the largest and best preserved city wall in China which stands 12 meters tall in center of Xian city. Then we will go to west part of Xian City to visit Statue of Starting Point of Silk Road. In the afternoon, drive to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which was build 1,300 years ago in the Tang Dynasty to keep the Buddhist Sutra brought back to China from ancient India by Master Xuanzang. Accommodation: Xian


Terracotta Soldier

Day 03 Xian to Tianshui by soft sleeper train

In the morning, you will visit the world’s eighth wonder, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. On the way back to downtown city, pay a visit to Huaqing Hot Spring, the royal bath pool and ou will be introduced to the moving love story between Emperor Xunzhong and his Concubine Lady Yang. Back to downtown city, we will take a walk around the Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square to have an out look of the towers. Then transfer to train station for soft sleeper train to Tianshui. Accommodation: Soft sleeper train


Day 04 Tianshui to Jiayuguan by soft sleeper train

In the early morning upon your arrival in Tianshui, met by local driver and guide and drive to visit Maijishan Grottoes, one of the most remarkable grottoes along ancient Silk Road which can trace back to the Late Qin Period. In the early afternoon, take the overnight train to Jiayuguan City. Accommodation: Soft sleeper train


Day 05 Jiayuguan – Dunhuang by Soft sleeper train

Upon your arrival in Jiayuguan, met by local driver and guide and head for Jiayuguan Pass, the very west starting point of the Chinese Great Wall. Here you will see the Great Wall constructed on cliff and you will have chance to visit the Great Wall Museum where you will get a comprehensive knowledge of Great Wall as a military defensive system in ancient China. Accommodation: On the train


Echo Sand Hill

Day 06 Dunhuang

In the morning, take a train to Dunhuang. Arriving in Dunhuang, met by local driver and guide and move to visit the Echoing-Sand Mountain. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. A short Camel Ride will leave you a unforgettable memory. Riding along the mountain to reach the Crescent Lake, your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert. After dinner, we will take a walk at the Shazhou Night Market where you will see many local specialties. Accommodation: Dunhuang


Day 07 Dunhuang to Turpan by soft sleeper train

End your Dunhuang tour with with Mogao Caves, one of the four most famous caves in China. After the visit in the afternoon, transfer to train station for soft sleeper train to Turpan. Accommodation: Soft sleeper train


Karez Well

Day 08 Turpan to Urumqi by private car

Arriving in Turpan in the morning and met by local driver and guide. Start your Turpan tour with the Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. Next move to Flaming Mountain, the hottest place in China in summer. Ends today’s tour with the Jiaohe Ruins, one of the most important towns along the ancient Silk Road and the largest, oldest and best-preserved earth construction in the world. Then drive to Urumqi and check in hotel. Accommodation: Urumqi


Day 09 Urumqi

In the morning, pick up from your hotel and drive to Urumqi to do your full day to Heavenly Lake and cruise on the lake. It will make you totally relaxed no matter you are sitting in a boat, walking in the mountains, or just standing by the lake. Accommodation: Urumqi


Day 10 Urumqi Departure

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport for flight to next destination at confirmed time. Service ends here.


Inclusions
* Transportation as listed
* All attraction entrance fees as listed
* Excellent English-speaking guide
* Hotels with breakfast
* Soft sleeper train of Xian/Tianshui /Jiayuguan /Dunhuang/Turpan

Exclusions
* Personal expenses
* Lunch & dinner
* International Airfare or Train Tickets
* Tips to your tour guide and driver
* Optional activities

Price for Reference (Per Person in US Dollars)
All Year Round Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement
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