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7 Days Silk Road Tour from Dunhuang to Kashgar

When you arrive in Dunhuang, our local driver will meet you at airport and then transfer you to hotel. The rest day is free.

  • Mogao Grottoes, Echo-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake, Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Astana Tombs, laming Mountain, Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda, Xinjiang Museum, Heavenly Lake, Sunday Market, Id Kah Mosque, Old Street of Kashgar, Abakh Khoja Tomb
  • Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets + Lunch + Hotel with breakfast+Overnight train Dunhuang-Turpan+ Flight tickets Urumqi-Kashgar
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7 Days Silk Road Tour from Dunhuang to Kashgar
Day1 Dunhuang Arrival

When you arrive in Dunhuang, our local driver will meet you at airport and then transfer you to hotel. The rest day is free.

Accommodation: Dunhuang

Day2 Dunhuang -Turpan by Soft Sleeper Train

Attractions: Mogao Grottoes, Echo-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake (Breakfast+Lunch)

In the morning pick up from hotel lobby by our local guide and directly transfer to visit Mogao Grottoes, one of the four most famous caves in China and a rare pearl on the Silk Road. Then visit one of the most famous attractions along the Silk Road- Echo-Sand Mountain. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. Then take a walk you will arrive at Crescent Lake, your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert. It has not dried up over the past one thousand years and still gushes with fresh current. Afterward be transferred to train station for overnight soft sleeper train to Turpan.

Accommodation: Overnight train

Mogao Grottoes

Day3 Turpan

Attractions: Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Astana Tombs, Flaming Mountain (Lunch)

When you arrive in Turpan our local guide will meet you at train station and transfer to the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, a series of caves with thousands of Buddhism murals. The vivid murals show many Buddhism figures, stories, and the social life about 1,500 years ago in Ancient Gaochang Kingdom. Next will continue to visit Astana Tombs, it is a shared burial area of different ethnics in ancient time. It is known as the “Underground Museum of Turpan”. Then we will continue to Flaming Mountain situated at the north of ancient Silk Road. The temperature is so high that nothing grows on the hill. The record highest temperature of summer could reach 47.8 ℃ (118 ℉).

Accommodation: Turpan

Flaming Mountain

Day4 Turpan – Urumqi by Car

Attractions: Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda (Breakfast+Lunch)

In the morning pick up from hotel lobby by local guide and transfer to visit Jiaohe Ruins which is one of the most important towns along the ancient Silk Road. It is also the largest, oldest and best-preserved earth construction in the world. Next continue the tour to Karez Well, the most important irrigation system in the past thousands of years which made Turpan an oasis in desert. At last we will visit the Sugong Pagoda built in the Qing Dynasty. It is the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang. Back to hotel after visiting here.

Accommodation: Urumqi

Jiaohe Ruins

Day5 Urumqi- Kashgar by flight

Attractions: Xinjiang Museum, Heavenly Lake (Breakfast+Lunch)

In the moring meet your guide at hotel lobby and start to visit Xinjiang Museum where the exhibits and instructions will tell you past and current situation of Xinjiang. After that drive to visit Heavenly Lake. 100 kilometers away from city of Urumqi, Heavenly Lake gives the impression of nobleness, elegance and beauty. Clear lake, snow mountains and soaring pin trees compose the charming scenery of the Heavenly Lake. After the tour be transferred to airport for flight to Kashgar. When you arrive in Kashgar, our local driver will meet you at airport and transfer to hotel.

Accommodation: Kashgar

Heavenly Lake

Day6 Kashgar

Attractions: Sunday Market, Id Kah Mosque, Old Street of Kashgar, Abakh Khoja Tomb (Breakfast+Lunch)

In the morning we will firstly pay a visit to local market which is known as Sunday Market which used to be the largest international trade market in northwest China. Traders at home and abroad come to exchange all kinds of goods, such as Silk, salt, fur, perfume, ivory. Next we will 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. Then take a walk around the Old Street of Kashgar to see the old-style local dwellings and real life of ordinary people. The last stop in Kashgar will be the Abakh Khoja Tomb, which is an ancient Islamic building complex and a cemetery. Five generations of a famous Islamic master were buried here. It is considered as the largest dome architecture in the east of the cemetery. Then back to hotel.

Accommodation: Kashgar

Abakh Khoja Tomb

Day 7 Kashgar Departure

Pick up from hotel by lo cal driver at confirmed time and transfer to airport for flight departing.

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

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Hotel Standard 5 star
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Price includes

  • Internal flights and/or train charge
  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
  • Typical meals as noted in itinerary
  • All private transfer between airports, hotels and scenic spots
  • Air-condition car and driver,English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel charge(based on two people sharing one twin bed room)
  • Airport Tax and Fuel Fee
  • Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
  • One bottle of mineral water per day

Price excludes

  • All personal consumption
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • China Entry Visa Expense
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • International Airfare or train tickets Arrival and Departure from China

Booking Method

  • Please send your travel request via e-mail sales@chinaxiantour.com to us. You are also welcome to call us at 0086-15129005119 from Mon to Sun 24 hours.
  • 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.
  • A small amount of deposit will be charged in advance via paypal for tour booking (Deposit for tours excluding train/flight/hotel: USD50-USD100; Deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). 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.

Our Tour guide

Over 15 years, we had built up a professional guide team. They are 100% guaranteed licensed guide. Apart from been knowledgeable, they are also friendly, fun, attentive, and flexible. Nothing is too difficult or troublesome for them, as they will always try their best to make a pleasant journey for you! You may get new friend after travelling in China!
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Our Driver and Vehicle

Always makes you feel safe and comfortable is the main goal of our service. The vehicles we use are all air-conditioned and kept in good safety and sanitary condition. The drivers we use are all licensed driver with many years driving experience. More attentive, we offer you a free baby seatservice if you travel with your baby. 
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Meals

Food is a part of the important culture for Chinese people. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us will include breakfast. Lunch is chosen at restaurant which is popular among locals, and with good environment. (All restaurants have Western styled Washroom available if this is what makes you feel headache about China) Dinner is mostly left for yourself, so you enjoy more freedom on your local food adventure or some familiar hometown food.
If you are a Vegetarian, or Muslim , or allergy on any kind of food, you are suggested to inform this to your travel consultant, they will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs. 
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