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11 Days Silk Road Highlights Tour

That Silk Road Group Tour enables tourists visit the highlight cities along the ancient Silk Road and also get a glimpse of the scenery and local costume in remote country area in Xinjiang.

  • Day 1Xian arrival

    Day 2Xian: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square, Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    Day 3Xian – Dunhuang by Flight

    Day 4Dunhuang – Turpan by train: Mogao Caves, Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake

    Day 5Turpan: Flaming Hill, Astana Tombs, Beziklik Grottoes

    Day 6Turpan – Urumqi: Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda, Erdaoqiao International Bazaar

    Day 7Urumqi – Burqin: Gurbantunggut Desert Interior, Karamay Mountain Nature Reserve, Burqin Colorful Beach, Huoshao Mountain

    Day 8Burqin – Kanas: Kanas Lake

    Day 9Kanas – Burqin: Hemu Village

    Day 10Burqin – Urumqi: Ghost City

    Day 11Urumqi departure

  • Traveling Cities: Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Burqin, Kanas
  • Air condition van + English speaking guide + Entrance fee + Hotel with breakfast + Train tickets
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  • Start from $1350 per person
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11 Days Silk Road Highlights Tour

Day 1 Xian Arrival
Met by our local driver at airport by holding a welcome board with your name and then transfer to hotel for rest. The rest day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Xian


Terracotta Soldier

Day 2 Xian
In the morning, you will visit the world’s eighth wonder, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Back to downtown city in the afternoon we will take a walk around the Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square to have an outer look of the towers. At last 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. In the evening you could optionally enjoy the Tang Dynasty Show and Dumpling Dinner. Accommodation: Xian


Day 3 Xian to Dunhuang by Flight
Our guide in Dunhuang will pick you up from airport and transfer to hotel. The rest day you will visit Shazhou Night Market. It is the most famous food street in Dunhuang and where you will meet many local specialties. Accommodation: Dunhuang


Echo Sand Hill

Day 4 Dunhuang to Turpan by Soft Sleeper Train
Start your Dunhuang tour with Mogao Caves, one of the four most famous caves in China. Then drive to visit the Echoing-Sand Mountain. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. Standing by the Crescent Lake, your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert Accommodation: Soft sleeper train (4 beds in one cabin)


Day 5 Turpan
Our local guide will pick you up from train station and transfer to hotel to check in. Then transfer to visit the Flaming Hill, the hottest place in China in summer. Then visit the Astana Tombs which enjoys the fame of “Under Ground Museum”. Then move to visit the Bezklik Grottoes, a series of caves with thousands of Buddhism murals. The vivid murals show many Buddhism figures, stories, and the social life about 1,000 years ago. At last we will do a family visit to a Uyger family in the Vineyard. Accommodation: Turpan


Sugong Pagoda

Day 6 Turpan to Urumqi by Private Van
In the morning we will visit Jiaohe Ruins which is one of the most important towns along the ancient Silk Road. It is also the largest, oldest and best-preserved earth construction in the world. After that we will pay a visit to the Karez Well, an amazing underground irrigation system that make Turpan the Oasis in desert. Then we will visit the Sugong Pagoda, the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang which is also known as the Turpan Pagoda among local residents. Then we will take a 2.5 hours’ ride to Urumqi. Arriving in Urumqi, met by local driver and we will visit Erdaoqiao International Bazaar where you will meet many goods of typical Uygur taste. Accommodation: Urumqi


Day 7 Urumqi to Burqin by Private Van
In the morning our local driver and guide will pick you up from hotel lobby and head for Burqin. We will drive through the 2nd largest desert of China, Gurbantunggut Desert Interior. And on the way we will see scenery of Karamay Mountain Nature Reserve, Burqin Colorful Beach and Huoshao Mountain. Arriving in Burqin in the late afternoon and check in at local hotel. Accommodation: Burqin


Kanas Lake

Day 8 Burqin to Kanas by Private Van
In the early morning we will appreciate sunrise along bank of Eriqis River and then drive to Kanas Lake where you will experience the boating. We will spend one whole day to visit Kanas Lake and stay overnight nearby the lake. Accommodation: Kanas


Day 9 Kanas to Burqin by Private Van
In the morning we will drive to visit Hemu Village, one of the most beautiful and pure Tuwa people’s village in China. After the visit here we will drive back to Burqin. Accommodation: Burqin


Day 10 Burqin to Urumqi
In the morning the guide and the driver will pick you up from hotel and then drive to Urumqi. On the way we will visit the Ghost City, the most beautiful Yardan Landform in Xinjiang. Accommodation: Urumqi


Day 11 Urumqi Departure
Checking out at hotel in the morning after breakfast and the driver and guide will escort you to airport for flight to next destination.


Inclusions:
*Domestic flights mentioned
*Private transportation with Good AC (7-14seats van)
*Accommodation based on TW rooms listed with breakfast
*Excellent English speaking guide
*All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
*2nd class train: of Dunhuang -Turpan
*2 bottle of water each person every day
* VSL if necessary

Exclusions:
*Personal expenses and optional like boating, camel riding
*Tips to the guide and driver
*All the lunches and dinners

Price for Reference (Per Person in US Dollars)
All Year Round Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement
1 person US$ US$ US$ 1580 US$
2-5 persons US$ US$ US$ 1480 US$
6-9 persons US$ US$ US$ 1400 US$
>10 persons US$ US$ US$ 1350 US$
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