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11 Days Silk Road Tour from Xian to Kashgar

Xian and Kashgar, the starting point and ending pointing of China section of ancient Silk Road. Traveling along this route, you will find the gradually changing landscape and culture from central to west part of China. Also we will get to know how difficult for businessmen and travelers in ancient time to travel through the desert from their home town to their destinations.

  • Day 1Xian arrival

    Day 2 Xian: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xian Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    Day 3Xian: Tang Dynasty Show, Shaanxi History Museum, North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    Day 4Xian – Dunhuang by Flight

    Day 5Dunhuang: Mogao Caves, Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake

    Day 6Dunhuang – Turpan by Train: Great Wall of the Han Dynasty

    Day 7Tupran: Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda

    Day 8Turpan – Urumqi by Car: Heavenly Lake

    Day 9Urumqi – Kashgar by Flight: Id Kah Mosque, Sunday Market, Old Street of Kashgar

    Day 10Kashgar: Karakuri Lake

    Day 11Kashgar departure

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11 Days Silk Road Tour from Xian to Kashgar

Day 01 Xian Arrival

Arrange your own flight to Xian. And upon your arrival in Xian, our driver and guide will pick you up from airport and transfer to hotel for rest. The rest day is free for you. Accommodation: Xian

Terracotta warriors and Horses

Day 02 Xian

In the morning, you will visit the world’s eighth wonder, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. In the afternoon, we will drive back to down town Xian to visit ancient City Wall, the largest and best preserved city wall in China which stands 12 meters tall in center of Xian city. Descending the City Wall, we will take a walk around Bell and Drum Tower Square to have an out look of Bell Tower and Drum Tower. Back to hotel. Accommodation: Xian

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Day 03 Xian

in morning, pick up from your hotel and go to visit Shaanxi History Museum which is one the biggest museums in China housing the cultural heritage of Shaanxi Province and shows the development of the Chinese civilization. In the afternoon, continue to visit the nearby 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. You may have chance to see the music fountain show in North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda. In the evening, you will have the Dumpling Dinner and enjoy the Tang Dynasty Dance and Music Show. After that, back to your hotel at around 9:10pm. Accommodation: Xian

Day 04 Xian to Dunhuang By flight

Pick up from hotel and transfer to Xian airport for flight to Dunhuang. Met by your guide and driver and check in hotel. The rest day is free for you. Accommodation: Dunhuang

Mogao Grottoes

Day 05 Dunhuang

Start today’s tour with Mogao Caves, one of the four most famous caves in China. In the afternoon, continue 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. Back to hotel for rest. Accommodation: Dunhuang

Day 06 Dunhuang to Turpan by soft sleeper train

Today we will drive to Yumen Pass to pay a full day tour to the less visited and untroubled Han Dynasty Great Wall built in the Han Dynasty. Which are about 1100 years older than the Great Wall in Beijing. Though the Han Great Wall was damaged by sands and rains badly, the ruins are till magnificent. Accommodation: Soft sleeper train

Sugong Pagoda

Day 07 Turpan

Upon your arrival in Turpan, met by local driver and guide and transfer directly to Sugong Pagoda, the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang. Next we will move to visit the Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. Then back to hotel. At last go to visit 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. Accommodation: Turpan

Day 08 Turpan to Urumqi by private car

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

Sunday Market

Day 09 Kashgar

After hotel breakfast, drive to airport for flight to Kashgar. Upon yor arrival, met by local guide and driver and drive to visit the Id Kah Mosque, a typical Islamic architecture like domes, minarets and arches, as well as pious prayers. Next we will pay a visit to Sunday Market, also known as Sunday Bazaar, the largest international trade market on the northwest boundary line of China. Then head to Old Street of Kashgar, where bring you back to the ancient Kashgar, with narrow alleys and traditional houses built with earth or brick. Accommodation: Kashgar

Day 10 Kashgar to Karakuli Lake

Today we will pay a full day tour to Karakuri Lake. After hotel breakfast, drive for about 3 hours we will arrive at the lake spot. The lake is surrounded by the mountain who wears snow cap almost all year round. The tranquil lake and it’s surrounding environment makes a big contrast to the bustling city area. Accommodation: Kashgar

Day 11 Kashgar Departure

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

* Transportation as listed
* All attraction entrance fees as listed
* Excellent English-speaking guide
* Hotels with breakfast
* Economy class flight of Xian/ Dunhuang /Urumqi/Kashgar
* Soft sleeper train of Dunhuang/Turpan
* 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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  • Deposit USD 50 will be charged in advance via Paypal for tour booking. The balance can be paid to our tour guide when you are on the tour, or the credit card balance payment via Paypal latest 3 days ahead of the tour date. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.

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