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10 Days Classical Silk Road Tour

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8-9 Hours Each Day
Availability : Departure Every Day
Visit Cities: Xian, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Kashgar
Transportation: Car, Train, Flight
Tour Highlights

This 10-day classical tour begins in Xi’an, the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, and will lead you to explore the highlights along the Silk Road and enjoy changing scenery. As you travel westward all the way to Kashgar, you will feel strong exotic beauty, and when it’s time to say goodbye to the Silk Road, you will leave with wonderful memories.

  • Marvel at the huge underground clay army -- Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum
  • Appreciate the magnificent Grand Mosque, a combination of traditional Chinese building and Islamic building
  • Roam in the grottoes and dig Buddhist stories
  • Have an eye-opening experience at the busy Sunday Market
  • Considerate service from guide and tour

Tour Starts from

Xian

Tour Ends in

Urumqi

Price Includes

  • Domestic airfares and train tickets
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites

Price Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
    Tour Abstract

    Day 1 Xian arrival

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

    Day 3 Xian – Jiayuguan by Flight: Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque, Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square

    Day 4 Jiayuguan: Jiayuguan Pass, Wei-jin Art Gallery

    Day 5 Jiayuguan – Dunhuang by Car: Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake

    Day 6 Dunhuang: Mogao Caves, Dunhuang Museum

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

    Day 8 Tupran – Kashgar by Flight: Flaming Hill, Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Gaochang Ruins

    Day 9 Kashgar: Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Sunday Market

    Day 10 Kashgar departure

    Itinerary Details

    Day 1Xian Arrival

    Met by local driver and guide at train station or airport. If time allows, transfer to visit ancient City wall, the largest and best preserved city wall in China which stands 12 meters tall in center of Xian city. Accommodation: Xian

    Day 2Xian

    In the morning, you will visit the world’s eighth wonder, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. After lunch, drive back to downtown Xian 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. Concludes today’s tour with visit to 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. Back to hotel. Accommodation: Xian

    Day 3Xian to Jiayuguan by flight

    In in morning, pick up from your hotel and go to visit Bell and Drum Tower Square to have an out look of Bell Tower and Drum Tower. When arrive at the end of the Muslim Quarter, you will meet the Grand Mosque. The biggest place for Muslim prayers in Xian. After the tour, drive to Xian airport for flight to Jiayuguan. Upon arrival, met by local guide and driver and transfer to hotel for rest. Accommodation: Jiayuguan

    Day 4Jiayuguan

    Pick up from hotel in the morning and transfer directly to visit the Jiayuguan Pass, the very west starting point of the Chinese Great Wall. Here you will see the Great Wall constructed on cliff. And the First Fire Tower of Great Wall will not be missed..Then move to Wei-Jin Art Gallery, the brick tombs group from the Wei and Jin Periods. Accommodation: Jiayuguan

    Day 5Jiayuguan to Dunhuang by private car

    After hotel breakfast, met by your guide and driver and drive to Dunhuang to check in the hotel first. After a short rest, 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. Accommodation: Dunhuang

    Day 6Dunhuang to Turpan by soft sleeper train

    Start today’s tour with Mogao Caves, one of the four most famous caves in China. Afterward move to visit the Dunhuang Museum which focuses on the collecting and exhibiting of historical and cultural relics of ancient Dunhuang City, an important stop along ancient Silk Road Tour. Then drive to train station and take an overnight soft sleeper train to Turpan. Accommodation: Soft sleeper train

    Day 7Turpan

    Upon arrival in Turpan, met by local guide and driver at the railway station and transfer to the hotel. After a short rest, start 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. Followed by the Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. Finally go to visit Sugong Pagoda, the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang. Accommodation: Turpan

    Day 8Turpan to Kashgar by flight

    After hotel breakfast, go 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 stop will be Gaochang Ruins, the ruins of capital of ancient Gaochang Kingdom which existed from 500AD to 700AD. Last stop will be the Flaming Hill, the hottest place in China in summer. Finally transfer to Urumqi to take the flight to Kashgar and check in hotel in Kashgar. Accommodation: Kashgar

    Day 9Kashgar

    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. Then drive to visit the Id Kah Mosque, a typical Islamic architecture like domes, minarets and arches, as well as pious prayers. It has a 500 years history. The last stop in Kashgar will be the Abakh Khoja Tomb, an ancient Islamic building complex and a cemetery where five generations of famous Islamic masters were buried. In the afternoon, transfer to airport for flight to Urumqi. Upon arrival, met by local guide and driver and transfer to hotel to check in. Accommodation: Urumqi

    Day 10Urumqi Departure

    Pick up by your driver and guide and transfer to airport for flight departing Urumqi

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