10 Days Ancient Silk Road Tour

Our guide will pick you up when you arrive at Xian train station or airport. You will find the guide is waiting for you at the exit. When you meet, the guide and driver will drive you back to the hotel and help you to check in

  • Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter, Grand Mosque, Jiayuguan Pass, First Fire Tower of Great Wall, Weijin Art Gallery, Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake, Dunhuang Museum, Mogao Grottoes, Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda, Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Gaochang Ruins, Flaming Hill, Sunday Market, Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb
  • Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets +Lunch+ Hotel with breakfast+ Domestic train & flight mentioned
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10 Days Ancient Silk Road Tour
 
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  1. Our guide will pick you up when you arrive at Xian train station or airport. You will find the guide is waiting for you at the exit. When you meet, the guide and driver will drive you back to the hotel and help you to check in. after a short rest, pay a visit to City Wall which is the best-preserved city wall in China. It will be an unforgettable experience to rent a bike riding around the city on the wall. Then back to hotel.

    Accommodation: Xi’an

  2. AM: Today we will have a full and interesting trip in Xian, visiting 2 spots all together. In the morning, we will begin our trip at the world’s eighth wonder- the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum.

    Noon: A delicious a la carte lunch at the best local restaurant will be prepared for you.

    PM: After the lunch, we will drive back to Xian to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Built in the Tang Dynasty, the seven-story pagoda has witnessed much changes and development of Xian in the past 1,300 years.

    Accommodation: Xian

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

  3. AM: In the morning pick up from hotel lobby and transfer to visit the Bell Tower& Drum Tower Square to have an outer look of the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower. Next we will move to Muslim Quarter, the best known food street in Xian where you will meet lots of interesting little objects.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Last pay a visit to Grand Mosque, the largest prayer place of Muslim people in Xian. After that our driver and guide will escort you to airport for flight to Jiayuguan. Our local guide and driver in Jiayuguan will meet you at airport and escort you to local hotel.

    Accommodation: Jiayuguan

    Muslim Quarter

  4. AM: In the morning the guide will pick you up from hotel lobby and start todays tour with Jiayuguan Pass which lies at the west end of Hexi Corridor and used to be the crucial path of ancient Silk Road. Another highlight here is the First Fire Tower of Great Wall.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Next we will pay a visit to Weijin Art Gallery (Tomb groups from the Wei and the Jin Period). The tomb got its name due to the large number of murals on brick tomb walls underground.

    Accommodation: Jiayuguan

    Jiayuguan Pass

  5. AM: After breakfast, we will drive for about 4 hours to Dunhuang.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: In Dunhuang we will visit one of the most famous attractions along the Silk Road- the Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. A short camel ride (optional) will leave you an 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. It has not dried up over the past one thousand years and still gushes with fresh current.

    Accommodation: Dunhuang

    Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake

  6. AM: In the morning you will travel to the famous Mogao Grottoes which display a very colorful and descriptive world in the paintings. It is known as one of the four most famous caves in China. Next pay a visit to Dunhuang Museum to see the historical relics in Dunhuang and rare cultural relics collected from Mogao Grottoes.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Then the guide and the driver will escort you to train station to take the overnight train to Turpan.

    Accommodation: Turpan

    Mogao Grottoes

  7. AM: Today after train station pick up we are going to visit three famous places.

    In the morning, you will have an exploration of 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. Although 2,000 years have passed, the former brilliants of Jiaohe can still be found from the ruins.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Then you will visit the well-known Karez Well, the gigantic underground irrigation system created by ancient Xinjiang people. There are over 1,100 Karez Wells in Turpan, providing precious water source to this dry and hot area during the past 400 years. The last stop of today will be the existed largest ancient pagoda in Xinjiang, Sugong Pagoda. The pagoda is a 44-meter-high (144 feet) Islamic pagoda, which bears a history of over 200 years.

    Accommodation: Turpan

    Karez Well

  8. AM: Today we will visit 3 famous sites all together. First is another famous ruin in Turpan, Gaochang Ruins, which used to be the capital of ancient Gaochang Kingdom.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Then you will go 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 1,000 years ago in Ancient Gaochang Kingdom. The last stop will be the hottest place in China– the Flaming Hill, situated at the north of ancient Silk Road. The temperature is so high that nothing grows on the hill. And then take the flight to Kashgar. Our guide and driver in Kashgar will pick you up from airport and escort to hotel.

    Accommodation: Karshgar

    Gaochang Ruins

  9. AM: The local guide in Kashgar will wait you at airport and then visit the famous Sunday Market, namely Sunday Bazaar, 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.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: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. 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.

    Accommodation: Urumqi

    Id Kah Mosque

  10. After breakfast at the hotel, you may have all your belongings and luggage packed, check out of the hotel by yourself. Our guide and driver will drive you to the airport and help you to get the boarding pass. Service ends here.

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

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Price includes

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

Price excludes

  • International airfares
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers

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    • Step 1: You can directly book online or please feel free to share your tour plans or thoughts at [email protected] , our travel consultant will contact you within 12 hours.
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    • Step 3: Balance due will be required 7-15 days ahead of your travel date.

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    Meals

    Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!

    Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.

    For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.

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