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

  • 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.
  • Step 2: A small amount deposit will be required to book a tour. After deposit received, a detailed service voucher will be sent to you to confirm the booking.
  • Step 3: Balance due will be required 7-15 days ahead of your travel date.

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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.

Our Driver and Vehicle

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.

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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