1. Admission fees: to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary;
2. Meals: all meals as specified in the itinerary;
3. Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide;
4. Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified;
5. The train transfer from Dunhuang to Turpan;
6. The domestic flight from Xi’an to Jiayuguan, from Urumqi to Beijing, and between Urumqi and Kashgar;
7. Accommodations: hotels/cruises/Train based on double/single occupancy as specified;
8. Government taxes & fees;
9. Arrangement: planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
10. International flights to/from China, as well as transportation to/from the above city;
1. China visa fees;
2. Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature;
3. Our tour package does not include Travel Insurance. Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip to against any unforeseen circumstance;
4. For LandOnly package, International flights to/from China, as well as transportation to/from the above city.
Xi`an – Sheraton Xi`an Hotel or similar
Jiayuguan – Jiuguan Hotel or similar
Dunhuang – Fuguo Hotel or similar
Turpan – Soft Sleeper Train
Kashgar – Kashi Yin Rui Lin International Hotel or similar
Urumqi – Hilton Urumqi or similar
Beijing – Four Points by Sheraton Beijing or similar
The prices listed above are in US dollars, per person, based on the double occupancy.
The prices shown above are not valid during the China’s National Day Holiday, Chinese Spring Festival and some large exhibitions like Canton Fair.
Some tour packages feature few shopping stops in the itinerary, each factory /store visit takes approximately 45 minutes. No min purchase needed.
Take your flight to China. You will arrive in Xi’an.
Xian is the ancient capital of China and site of archaeological treasures, and also known as “the starting point of the Silk Road” Upon your arrival, your Tour Guide will greet you and then transfer you to your deluxe hotel.
Today’s excursion will take you to modern China’s greatest archaeological discovery – The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, which silently guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor for over 2,200 years. Next, you’ll head to the Terracotta Replication Factory that actually re-made terracotta soldiers. In the afternoon, stop at the Buddhist Jianfu Temple, where the towering Small Wild Goose Pagoda commands panoramic views of the city.
Transfer to the airport for flight to Jiayuguan. Historically a small township engaged in local trading, catering to the needs of the military garrisons stationed at the fort in 1372. Visit Jiayuguan Pass built during the Ming Dynasty to protect the last frontier of the Chinese empire.
Take a morning drive to Dunhuang. Upon arrival in Dunhuang, you will be transferred to the hotel.
Tour the Mogao Grottoes, the World’s richest treasure trove of Buddhist manuscripts and art. It began in 386AD and added to over the next 9 centuries, the grottoes total over 45,000 square meters and boast over 2,000 murals and sculptures. Transfer to the train station for an overnight train ride across the desert to Turpan.
Arrive in Turpan. Sightseeing features Gaochang Ancient City, the ancient walled capital of the Uighurs, which flourished between the 7th and 14th centuries. In the afternoon see the Flaming Mountains on your way there, named for their vibrant color and Suliman’s Minaret if time permits.
Board a coach transferred to Urumqi (about 2.5 hours), the capital of Xinjiang, China’s huge western province. If time allowed, stop at the most famous bazaar – Erdaoqiao Bazaar. Later transfer to Airport to fly to Kashgar, a key hub on the ancient Silk Road. Overnight in Kashgar.
After breakfast, head directly to the Great Bazaar, thousands of merchants haggling for camels, carpets and other native goods; imams on donkeys and veiled women in their black robes. Later you will visit Id Kah Emin Mosque, one of the largest in China, and the Tomb of the Fragrant Lady. Fly from Kashgar back to Urumqi.
Visit a Kazakh family in their yurt and Tianchi Lake (Lake of Heaven), nestled in the Tianshan Mountain range. Take a boat ride and enjoy breath-taking views of a crystal clear lake. Later flight to Beijing or Shanghai, and overnight.
Free day at leisure.
Today you’ll board a flight to return home. Your amazing Silk Road trip ends.
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