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11 Days Silk Road Tour

A comparatively complete and real expedition, driving for most part of the journey. This may be deemed as “hard” compared with flying, but think about the forefathers of the East-West communications. As a matter of fact, the private Silk Road tour package was literally made by footsteps.

  • Day 1Xian arrival

    Day 2Xian: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    Day 3Xian – Lanzhou by Flight: Muslim Quarter, Grand Mosque, City Wall

    Day 4Lanzhou – Xiahe by Car: Waterwheel Garden, Zhongshan Bridge, Binglingsi Grottoes

    Day 5Xiahe: Sangke Prairie, Labrang Monastery

    Day 6Xiahe – Lanzhou by Car – Dunhuang by Train: Gansu Provincial Museum

    Day 7Dunhuang: Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake

    Day 8Dunhuang – Turpan by Train: Mogao Grottoes

    Day 9Turpan: Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda

    Day 10Turpan – Urumqi by Car: Gaochang Ruins, Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Flaming Hill

    Day 11Urumqi departure

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11 Days Silk Road Tour

Day 01 Xian Arrival(No Meals)
Our driver and guide will wait for you at the airport terminal exit by holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Then you will be driven to the hotel and have a good rest. The rest of the day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Xian


Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Day 02 Discover the Terracotta Warriors and Horses (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning, you will visit the world’s eighth wonder, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. After lunch, drive back downtown Xian to visit Shaanxi History Museum. Then we will move to visit nearby Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was originally built in the Tang Dynasty to keep Buddhist sutra brought from India by Master Xuanzang. Accommodation: Xian


Muslim Quarter

Day 03 Xian City Tour and fly to Lanzhou (Breakfast + Lunch)
Pick up from your hotel and head to Muslim Quarter, the best known food street in Xian. Then you will visit Grand Mosque. After that, move to visit the City Wall, the best preserved and the largest military defense city wall in China. Tourists could optionally ride bikes on the city wall top. Then you will be transferred to airport to catch the flight to Lanzhou. Upon your arrival in Lanzhou, our local guide will meet you at airport and escort to hotel to check in. Accommodation: Lanzhou


Day 04 Lanzhou City Tour(Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast at hotel, you will first visit the Waterwheel Garden and Lanzhou Zhongshan Bridge. Then we will proceed to the Binglingsi Grottoes.  After that, we will drive to Xiahe for a 2-night stay. Accommodation: Xiahe


Sangke Prairie

Day 05 Xiahe Sangke Prairie (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning, pick up from your hotel in the morning and travel to Sangke Prairie to witness the typical plateau grassland. After that you will pay a visit to the Labrang Monastery, the largest Buddhist Institute of Tibetan Buddhism. Where tourists will also appreciate thousands of statues of Buddha made of various materials. Tourists may have the chance to watch the morning devotion here. Accommodation: Xiahe


Day 06 Xiahe-Lanzhou by Car-Dunhuang by Train
In the morning drive back to Lanzhou to visit Gansu Provincial Museum. About 350,000 pieces of ancient cultural relics, contemporary and modern cultural relics, as well as ethnic cultural relics will enable tourists know this important city on the Silk Road from various aspects. In the evening, you will board the overnight train to Dunhuang. Accommodation: On the train


Day 07 Dunhuang Arrival (Lunch)
Upon arrival, our tour guide will greet you at the train station and transfer to your hotel for check in. After a short rest, you will visit the Echoing-Sand Mountain. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. Walking for sometime to reach the Crescent Lake, your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert. Accommodation: Dunhuang


Mogao Grottoes

Day 08 Discovering Mogao Grottoes Tour – Turpan by Fast Train (Breakfast + Lunch)
Upon your arrival in Dunhuang train station, our guide and driver will meet you at railway station and drive about 2 hours to the hotel in  downtown Dunhuang. After a short rest in the hotel, visit the Mogao Grottoes, one of the four most famous caves in China. Then you’ll be escorted to the Liuyuan Railway Station for your bullet train to Turpan. Upon arrival, met by local guide at the station and transferred to your hotel. Accommodation: Turpan


Day 09 Explore Turpan (Breakfast + Lunch )
Starts today’s tour with 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 go to visit the Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. The last stop will be Sugong Pagoda, the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang. Then back to hotel. Accommodation: Turpan


Flaming Mountain

Day 10 Turpan Tour – Urumqi by Car (Breakfast + Lunch )
Today you will visit three famous sites all together. The first stop will be Gaochang Ruins, the ruins of capital of ancient Gaochang Kingdom which existed from 500AD to 700AD. Then you will go to the 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. The last stop will be the hottest place along Silk Road in China– the Flaming Hill. The temperature in summer could reach 47.8 ℃. After finished the trip in Turpan , drive to Urumqi and check in hotel. Accommodation: Urumqi


Day 11 China Departure from Urumqi (Breakfast)
Our guide and driver will escort you to the airport to catch the flight home. Hope the 11 Days Silk Road Tour leaves you an impressive and pleasant memory.


Price Inclusions:
*Domestic airfares & train fares
*Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
*Lunches as itinerary specifies
*Private English-speaking guides
*Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
*Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price exclusions :
*Airfares of arrival and departure
*Entry visa fees
*Personal expenses
*Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

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