16 Days Silk Route Adventure & Modern China Tour

The 16 days adventure makes a perfect combination of modern culture and ancient civilization in china which makes you feel the great changes.

  • Tiananmen Square,Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Sacred Way, Ancient City Wall, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance,Shaanxi History Museum, Hanyangling Museum,Yumen Guan Pass, Great Wall of the Han Dynasty, Mogao Grottoes, the Crescent Lake, Gaochang Ancient City, the Astana Tombs, the Flaming Mountain, Karez Well, the Emin Minaret, Heavenly Lake, Idigar Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Erdaoqiao Bazaar, the Yuyuan Garden,Shanghai Muse
  • Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets +Lunch+ Hotel with breakfast+ Domestic train & flight mentioned
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16 Days Silk Route Adventure & Modern China Tour
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  1. Our guide will pick you up when you arrive at Beijing airport. You will find the guide is waiting for you at the exit after you reclaim your luggage. When you meet, the guide and driver will drive you back to the hotel and help you to check in. the rest of the day,take your time to relax yourself after a long flight.

    Accommodation: Beijing

  2. AM: At about 8:30am, our guide will meet you at the hotel and start your journey. The first full day will cover four spots. First, you will visit the famous Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City. After a short sightseeing at Tiananmen Square, you will walk across the Golden Water Bridge and come to the splendid Forbidden City built 600 years ago, where you will be impressed by the gorgeous imperial palaces and vast storage of historical relics.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: After the lunch, your visit continues to the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. It is a royal temple in the Qing Dynasty (1616-1912). The unique architecture, like Hall of Prayer of Good Harvest and Echo Wall, will leave you a deep impression.

    The most famous food in Beijing—- Beijing Roast Duck will be served as a welcome dinner at the Qianmen Quan Ju De restaurant.

    Temple of Heaven

  3. Today, lots of walks just for the Badaling Great Wall. You will be driven to climb the most splendid Badaling Great Wall, the most famous and best-preserved section of the great wall. The mountain slope is very steep and the roads are tortuous, which made it an important military stronghold in ancient times. The wall is like a strong dragon winding its way along the mountain ranges.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: After lunch, we will continue trip to the underground palace of Dingling(one of the 13 tombs). Dingling Mausoleum is the tomb of Emperor Shenzong, Zhu Yijun, who reigned 48 years, the longest during Ming emperors. In tradition Chinese people’s mind, by passing the Sacred Way—-Walk along the Sacred Way, this means the road leading to heaven.

    Accommodation: Beijing

    Badaling Great Wall

  4. AM: In the morning you will have some free time to walk around the city. When you finish your lunch, the guide and driver will drive you to the airport and take the afternoon flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, you will be driven to the hotel to check in.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: After a short rest, Xi’an guide will show you to visit the Ancient City Wall. We will show you to visit the east gate of city wall by the way to go to the fengshui museum.

    Accommodation: Xi'an

    City Wall

  5. At 08:30 of this morning, you will meet the guide in the lobby to visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum which lies in Lintong District. The museum covers three pits with the total area of 22,780 square meters. The terracotta warriors and horses that show a surprisingly high level in craftsmanship and sculpture which are the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. It is a sight not to be missed by any visitor to China.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: After lunch, we will drive back to city to visit the  Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda was originally built to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that Xuanzang brought back to China from India. Now surrounding Big Wild Goose Pagoda there build a big Garden, where people can have a retreat at there.

    In the evening, you will be driven to the Theater enjoying dumpling dinner and the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show— a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian.

    Accommodation: Xian

    Terracotta Warriors

  6. AM: Your tour guide will pick you up from you hotel to the  Shaanxi History Museum which is one of the biggest museums in China. The museum houses the cultural heritage unearthed in Shaanxi Province which shows the development of the Chinese civilization. Then you will visit the Hanyangling Museum. The mausoleum is shared by Jingdi, the fourth emperor of the Western Han Dynasty, and his empress, but they have their own graves. In the excavated satellite burial corridors you will see many mortuary objects.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Take the afternoon flight to Dunhuang.

    Accommodation: Dunhuang

    Hanyangling Mausoleum

  7. After breakfast, you will meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel drive to Visit the Yumen Guan Pass, one of the most important passes along ancient Silk Road in the Han Dynasty.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Pay a visit to the Great Wall of the Han Dynasty (about 2000 years ago). You will have a glimpse of the military defensive system of the Han Dynasty.

    Accommodation: Dunhuang

    Yumenguan Pass

  8. AM: Today we will firstly go to visit the Mogao Grottoes, one of the four most famous caves in China and a rare pearl on the Silk Road.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Afterwards we will continue to visit 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 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. It has not dried up over the past one thousand years and still gushes with fresh current.

    We will send you to the train station catch the overnight train to Turpan.

    Accommodation: Overnight train

    Mogao Grottoes

  9. AM: Our guide will greet you at the train station and drive you back to the hotel to check in first. You will have a short rest.

    Then, start your journey. We will visit the Gaochang Ancient City which used to be the capital of ancient Gaochang Kingdom.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: After lunch, we will pay a visit to the Astana Tombs, a public funeral area of  Gaochang Kingdom in about 2000 years ago. The last stop is the 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 Hill

  10. AM: Today your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 8:30 to visit the 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.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: 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. We will drive you back to Urumqi after finish the Grape Valley.

    Accommodation: Urumqi

    Sugong Pagoda

  11. In the morning, you will enjoy the view of the Heavenly Lake by cruise, which is surrounded by alpine meadows and rugged snow-capped mountains densely covered in fir, pine and cypress. After lunch, we will drive you to the Southern Pasture.

    Accommodation: Urumqi

    Heavenly Lake

  12. After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport, take the flight to Kashgar. Your English speaking tour guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you back to your hotel. You will have the free activities during the afternoon.

    Accommodation: Kashgar

  13. AM: After the breakfast, 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.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Then the local guide will escort you to airport to take the flight to Urumqi.

    Accommodation: Urumqi

    Abakh Khoja Tomb

  14. AM: After breakfast, the whole morning you will have a free time to Visit the Erdaoqiao Bazaar.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Take the afternoon flight to Shanghai. When you meet your guide and driver, they will take you to visit the Yuyuan Garden, a masterpiece of classical gardens and a must-visit place in Shanghai. There are over 40 scenic spots scattered in the garden. While you navigate the garden at the company of your tour guide, you will understand more about profound traditional Chinese culture fully embodied in every nook and cranny of the garden

    Then take a walk on The Bund, Take free walk around The Bund and enjoys the view of Huangpu River.

    Accommodation: Shanghai

    Yuyuan Garden

  15. AM: We will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast to take you to the Shanghai Museum. Established in 1952, the Shanghai Museum has a collection of more than 120,00 rare cultural pieces from the Old Stone Age to modern times.After the museum, we will drive you to a local restaurant to try some shanghai cuisine.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: After your lunch, you will go to visit the Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower. You can have a bird view of pudong area. We will take you back to your hotel after we finish all places.

    Accommodation: Shanghai

    Shanghai Museum

  16. 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.

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

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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

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    Our Tour Guide

    The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.

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    The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.


    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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