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8 Days Silk Road Highlights Tour by Train

Being escorted by the professional guide, you will explore Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi and Kashgar in the 8 days and leave an unforgettable memory by the breathtaking views and local cultures in your life.

8 Days Silk Road Highlights Tour by Train

Day 1 Dunhuang Arrival (No Meals)

Our driver and guide will wait for you at the train station 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: Dunhuang


Mogao Grottoes

Day 2 Dunhuang to Turpan by overnight train(Breakfast)

Start today’s tour with Mogao Grottoes, 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. If you have interest, an optional short Camel Ride will leave you a(an) unforgettable memory. Then we will 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 (K4931 19:18/07:35+1) to Turpan. Accommodation: on the train


Day 3 Turpan (No Meals)

Met by local guide and driver at the train station and transfer to hotel to check in. Firstly drive to visit  Astana Tombs which is called “Underground Museum of Turpan”. Then pay a visit to 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. Then continue to visit Flaming Mountain, the hottest place in summer of China. Concludes today’s tour with visit to a local Uyger family in Vineyard. Accommodation: Turpan


Karez Well

Day 4 Turpan to Urumqi by Fast Train (Breakfast)

Pick up from hotel and go to visit the Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. Then we will go to visit Sugong Pagoda, the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang. Afterward drive to 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. When finishing tour in Turpan, you will take the bullet train D8807 (19:12/20:30) or similar train to Urumqi. Arriving in Urumqi meet your local driver and check in the hotel. Accommodation: Urumqi


Day 5 Urumqi to Kashgar by overnight train(Breakfast)

In the late morning, pick up by your driver and guide and transfer to Xinjiang Museum to have a glimpse of Xinjiang history and costume. Then you will be escorted to take the train T9516 (15:59/09:47+1) to Kashgar. The train ride is a great chance to view landscape of Xinjiang. Accommodation: On the train


Day 6 Kashgar to Karakul Lake (Breakfast)

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


Old Street of Kashgar

Day 7 Kashgar (Breakfast)

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 Town, where bring you back to the ancient Kashgar, with narrow alleys and traditional houses built with earth or brick. Afterwards we will visit the Abakh Khoja Tomb, an ancient Islamic building complex and a cemetery where five generations of famous Islamic masters were buried. At last we will visit Handicraft Street where we will have chance to see lots of local hand made works. Back to hotel. Accommodation: Kashgar


Day 8 Kashgar Departure (Breakfast)

Pick up from hotel and transfer to airport for your flight departing Kashgar.


Inclusion

* Air-conditioned car
* Excellent English Speaking guide
* Hotels with breakfast listed in the itinerary
* Entrance fee listed in itinerary
* Train tickets listed in itinerary
* Travel insurance
* Visa support letter
* 2 bottles of water per person per day

Exclusion
* Breakfast on the train, lunch and dinners through out the itinerary
* Cost for boat cruise and camel riding, or other optional activities.
* Personal expenses and tips to guide and driver

Price for Reference (Per Person in US Dollars)
All Year Round Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement
1 person US$ US$ US$ US$
2-5 persons US$ US$ US$ US$
6-9 persons US$ US$ US$ US$
>10 persons US$ US$ US$ US$
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  • Please use our online booking or send your travel request via e-mail info@chinasilkroadtours.com to us. You are also welcome to call us at 0086-15129005119 from Mon to Sun 24 hours.
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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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