Silk Route of China 12 Days

Silk Route or Silk Road was the ancient trade route through various regions of the Asian continent that connected China with Asia Minor and the Mediterranean. It has been in existence for centuries, and was the main trading route between Europe and the Far East.

The trade on the Silk route was a significant factor in the development of the great civilizations.


This tour will lead you along the Chinese portion of the Silk Route and you will enjoy the diverse nature of the surroundings and the people. 


Day 01 Arrive Beijing

Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be met and trasferred to hotel.

Overnight Beijing.

Day 02 Beijing/Dunhuang

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Dunhuang.

On arrival in Dunhuang, you will be met & transferred by our professional English speaking guide to your hotel.

Afternoon visit the Mingsha Sand Dunes with sand. You could choose sliding down the hill ( pay on the spot by your own). Then visit the Crescent Moon Lake and take a ride on a camel.

Dinner at local Chinese restaurant.



Day 03 Dunhuang/Liuyuan/Turpan

MEAL: Brekfast/Lunch/Dinner

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning visit to the Mogao Grottoes. After lunch, transfer to the Liuyuan train station for high speed train to Turpan (about 3.5 hours, based on first class seat).


Upon arrival, meet and transfer to have dinner at local restaurant. Drive to your hotel. 

Overnight Turpan.

Day 04 Full Day at Turpan

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Full day trip to the Gaochang Ruins, the Astana Tombs and the Flaming Hill.

Day 05 Turpan/Urumqi

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner


Buffet breakfast at hotel. Today you have full day visit of the Jiaohe Ruins, the Karez Well and the Sugong Pagoda.

Then drive to Urumqi and overnight.

Day 06 Excursion to Heavenly Lake

MEAL: Breakfast/lunch/Dinner

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day Excursion to the Heavenly Lake

Overnight at Urumqi.

Day 07 Tour Urumqi

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Drive to Nanshan Pasture and visit this beautiful nature scenery sop.

Afternoon return to city. 

Overnight Urumqi.

Day 08 Urumqi - Kashgar

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kashgar.


Visit the Market and Idigar Mosque.

Overnight Kashgar.

Day 09 Kashgar

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Buffet breakfast at hotel.  Drive about 3 hours to Karakol Lake.

Walk around the lake and  enjoy the beauty of nature. Then drive back to Kashgar city. 

Overnight Kashgar.

Day 10 Fly Kashgar - Beijing

MEAL: Breakfast

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Free until transfer to the airport for your flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight Beijing.

Day 11 At leisure in Beijing

MEAL: Breakfast

At leisure in Beijing or take a optional tour of Great Wall & Tiananmen Square.

Overnight Beijing.

Day 12 Beijing - U.S. or extension

MEAL: Breakfast

Transfer to airport and fly back to U.S. or extend your trip to Tibet.


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