Best China Silk Road Tours 2022/2023: Budget Silk Road Tours in China by Local Expert Operator

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With a history of over 2000 years, the Silk Road is the most ancient trade route which had witnessed a culture and economy inter-influence among countless merchants and civilizations. It is blessed with numerous stunning relics, grottoes, dynastic passes, historic towns and ruins, desert beauties, and exotic charms.

To illuminate the authentic charm of ancient Silk Road and the highlights of western China, we elaborately designed a wide range of Silk Road tours of different types, from group tours to private and tailor-made tours, covering the important hubs along the ancient Silk Road: Xian, Dunhuang, Zhangye, Xinjiang (include Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan) and etc.

Why a Silk Road Tour?

  • Explore intangible historic and cultural heritage along the Silk Road;
  • Follow the footsteps of ancient merchants to experience the glorious past of China;
  • Traverse various destinations featuring different geographies, wowed by diverse natural landscapes: barren desert, soaring dunes, verdant oasis, alpine lakes, Danxian Landform & Yardang Landform;
  • Experience culture and life of vastly different ethnic groups and religions;
  • Savor diverse regional cuisines, and embark on a gourmet journey rich in various exotic flavors.

How to Plan a China Silk Road Tour?

  • We suggest planning in advance so all the travel details are sorted out well;
  • 1-2 weeks are recommended for a China Silk Road tour to cover the top attractions, depending on your interests and itinerary arrangement;
  • The best time to travel China Silk Road is from May to October;
  • The Chinese Silk Road sections include a gigantic region from westward to Gansu with Lanzhou, Xiahe, Zhangye, Wuwei, Jiayuguan and Dunhuang, and then to Xinjiang with Turpan, Urumqi, Ili, Kanas, Kashgar and more;
  • The exact itinerary depends on your interest: extend your Silk Road trip to destinations in Gansu if you are a history lover, include Xinjiang if you want to experience the rich ethnic culture, both of these two places are rich in natural landscapes.

What We Offer as A China Silk Road Tour Expert?

We are an expert tour operator with 20+ years of experience in organizing China Silk Road tours. All our guides are local experts who can promise you an in-depth experience of local culture, life, and authentic activities.

Our all-inclusive tour packages will include hotel and tickets booking, 7/24 support, expert English-speaking tour guides, land transfer, and many more services, giving you less to worry about for your Silk Road holiday.

we always try to offer the best Silk Road tour itineraries for travelers with affordable prices and reliable service. Please don’t hesitate to inquire us at [email protected] if you are looking for a lifetime Silk Road travel experience!

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8 Days Silk Road Adventure Tour from Xining to Dunhuang

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8 Days Classic Silk Road Tour from Xian to Dunhuang

8 Days Classic Silk Road Tour from Xian to Dunhuang

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8 Days Silk Road Tour from Lanzhou to Dunhuang

8 Days Silk Road Tour from Lanzhou to Dunhuang

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12 Days Best Silk Road Tour from Xian to Urumqi by High Speed Train

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8 Days Classic Silk Road Tour from Xian to Dunhuang

8 Days Classic Silk Road Tour from Xian to Dunhuang

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8 Days Short Silk Road Tour from Kashgar to Dunhuang

8 Days Short Silk Road Tour from Kashgar to Dunhuang

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10 Days Silk Road Tour: Dunhuang-Jiayuguan-Zhangye-Xining-Lanzhou

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7 Days Silk Road Tour from Xi’an to Dunhuang by High-speed Train

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8 Days Silk Road Tour from Lanzhou to Dunhuang

8 Days Silk Road Tour from Lanzhou to Dunhuang

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8 Days Silk Road Bullet Train Tour

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4 Days Xian-Lanzhou-Xiahe Tour by Train

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11 Days Marco Polo Tour from Beijing to Urumqi

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