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5 Days Highlights Silk Road Tour: Xian & Dunhuang

A normal Silk Road tour usually needs 10+ days to cover the all important Silk Road tour cities. But due to the time limit, most people can not cover all the cities in one time. This 5 days tour will lead you to the starting point of Silk Road – Xian, and the pearl city along the Road – Dunhuang.

  • Terracotta Warriors and Horses, City Wall, Shaanxi Histojry Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, Echoing Sand Hill, Crescent Lake, Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum, Shazhou Night Market.
  • Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fees + Flight tickets + Lunch
  • Yes
5 Days Highlights Silk Road Tour: Xian & Dunhuang
Day 1 Xian

Attractions: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, City Wall (Lunch)

Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00am. First you will visit 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.

And then move to Xian Ancient City Wall which is the most completely preserved and the largest city wall in China. It was built for the military defense in the Ming Dynasty. Visitors can optionally ride a bike around the city wall. After the tour, you will be transferred to Xian Airport or train station to depart Xian.

Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Day 2 Xian

Attractions: Shaanxi Histojry Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter (Lunch)

Our tour guide will greet you at Xian airport or train station by holding your name and then transfer to your hotel for check in. After a short rest, we will drive for lunch before go to 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.

Continue on to visit 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. At last take a walk in Muslim Quarter to meet lots of local food and snacks. Return to your  hotel afterwards.

Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Day 3  Xian – Dunhuang by Air

Attractions: Echoing Sand Hill, Crescent Lake (Lunch)

In the early morning, meet your driver and take the flight to Dunhuang. Met by local guide and driver in Dunhuang. After lunch, you will visit one of the most famous attractions along the Silk Road: Echoing-Sand Mountain. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. Walking for some time you will reach the Crescent Lake. Your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert. After the visiting check in your hotel.

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Crescent Lake
Day 4 Dunhuang

Attractions: Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum, Shazhou Night Market (Lunch)

After breakfast, 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 famous Buddhist grottoes in China. Then we will pay a visit to Dunhuang Museum. The museum was established in 1979 and lots of cultural relics unearthed in Dunhuang are collected here. In the three sections of the exhibition, you will see the Buddhist sutras from the 17th cave of Mogao Grottoes, the mortuary objects from the ancient tombs, and the silk products from ancient time. After that you will take a walk in the Shazhou Night Market, a popular local food market.

Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

Mogao Grottoes
Day 5 Dunhuang Departure

Enjoy your free time till hotel pickup. At the confirmed time, our guide and driver will meet you in hotel and escort you to train station / airport for departure.

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

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Price includes

  • Entrance ticket
  • All transfer as mentioned in itinerary
  • Air-condition car and driver, English speaking tour guide
  • Chinese style lunch
  • Economy class flight Xian – Dunhuang
  • The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group

Price excludes

  • Hotel
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Booking Method

  • Please send your travel request via e-mail [email protected] 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!

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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Our Driver and Car


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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