The 8 days Silk Road tour, starting from Dunhuang and ending at Kashgar, will take you to the real ancient Silk Rote from Dunhuang to Kashgar, along the tour route you visit see the most famous and remarkable attractions. The cultures, local customs with thick ethnic taste and city ruins.
Day 1Dunhuang Arrival
Day 2Dunhuang – Turpan by Train: Mogao Caves, Dunhuang Museum, Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake
Day 3Turpan: Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Astana Tombs, Flaming Hill
Day 4Turpan – Urumqi by Car: Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda
Day 5Urumqi – Kashgar by Flight: Xinjiang Regional Museum, Heavenly Lake
Day 6Kashgar: Karakuri Lake
Day 7Kashgar: Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Sunday Market, Heavenly Lake, Old Street of Kashgar
Day 8Kashgar Departure
Air condition car + English speaking guide + Entrance fee + Hotel + Flights & Train tickets
Met by your local guide and driver upon your arrival in Dunhuang and transfer to hotel to rest for some time. If you are interested, pay a visit to Shazhou Night Market where you will meet many local specialties. Accommodation: Dunhuang
Day 02 Dunhuang to Turpan by overnight soft sleeper train
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. At last transfer to train station for overnight soft sleeper train to Turpan. Accommodation: Overnight train
Day 03 Turpan
Met by local guide and drive at the train station and directly transfer to visit Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, a series of caves with thousands of Buddhism murals that show many Buddhism figures, stories, and the social life about 1,500 years ago in Ancient Gaochang Kingdom. Next drive to visit Astana Tombs which is called “Underground Museum of Turpan”. Then continue to visit Flaming Mountain, the hottest place in summer of China. Concludes today’s tour with visit to a local Uyger family. Accommodation: Turpan
Day 04 Turpan to Urumqi by private car
Pick up from hotel and 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. Then we will go to visit the Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. Next move to Sugong Pagoda, the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang. Accommodation: Urumqi
Day 05 Urumqi to Kashgar by flight
After breakfast, pick up by your driver and guide and transfer to Xinjiang Museum to have a glimpse of Xinjiang history and costume. Then continue to do your tour to Heavenly Lakeand 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: Kashgar
Day 06 Kashgar to Karakul Lake by private car
Today we will d a full day to Karakuri Lake which has an altitude of 3600 meters and has the snow cap all year around. At the same time, you will appreciate the landscape of Pamirs. Accommodation: Kashgar
Day 07 Kashgar
In the morning, 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. Next, continue to visit the Id Kah Mosque, a typical Islamic architecture like domes, minarets and arches, as well as pious prayers. 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. At last we will visit the Abakh Khoja Tomb, an ancient Islamic building complex and a cemetery where five generations of famous Islamic masters were buried. Back to hotel. Accommodation: Kashgar
Day 08 Kashgar Departure
Pick up from hotel and transfer to airport for your flight departing Kashgar.
* Transportation as listed
* All attraction entrance fees as listed
* Excellent English-speaking guide
* Hotels with breakfast
*Economy class flight of Urumqi/Kashgar
* Soft sleeper train of Dunhuang to Turpan
* Personal expenses
* Tips to your tour guide and driver
* Optional activities
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Our real trip advisors will have your booking confirmed no more than 1 working day. We even take last minute booking if time is pressing. When your booking is confirmed, you will get a confirmation email from us, which includes the confirmed detailed itinerary with prices.
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.