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Memorable Silk Road Tour

9-Day, Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, Private Tour (CT-SL-04)

Memorable Silk Road Tour
Memorable Silk Road Tour
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Make this 9-day China tour a precious memory! Start with Xi'an and carry on to Urumqi via Dunhuang, Turpan and Kashgar with all the highlights.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Xi'an Arrival (Flight not Included)

Destinations & activities: Airport transfer

Today you will land in Xi'an, a charmning ancient city that welcomes you with a friendly smile. Check in hotel upon arrival.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • No international flights included in this package, however, please feel free to contact us if you need help booking flights or trains.
  • Meals: None

    Day 2

    Xi'an

    Terracotta Army
    Terracotta Army

    Destinations & activities: Terracotta Army, Muslim Quarter, Ancient City Wall and an art center

    Set out early in the morning, we will visit China's great wonder at Terracotta Army. Have lunch and stop by an art center.

    Feel Xi'an's lively everyday life in Muslim Quarter and take a free stroll at Ancient City Wall at sunset.

     

    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

     
    Day 3

    Xi'an to Dunhuang (Flight GS7469 1135 - 1405)

    Memorable Silk Road Tour

    Destinations & activities: Airport transfer, Dunhuang Museum and Shazhou Night Market

    Have some free time in the morning. At noon, you will fly to Dunhuang. Check in upon arrival.

    Despite its standing as an important stop of the Silk Road, Dunhuang is now still a humble small town yet historically charming. This afternoon, we will learn its history at Dunhuang Museum. After dinner, our local tour guide will lead your way in the famous Shazhou Night Market.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • There will be a great temperature drop at night, so please bring heavy clothes when you are out.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Dinner

    Day 4

    Dunhuang to Turpan (Overnight Train No.1043 2015 - 0446)

    Mogao Grottoes
    Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang

    Destinations & activities: Mogao Grottoes, Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Lake, camel riding and transfer to the train station

    After breakfast, we will visit the world-famous Mogao Grottoes. Later, we will drive to the desert which is known as Mingsha Mountain, aka Singing Sand Mountain. Ride on a camel and reach the Crescent Lake for a rest.

    At the evening, you will get on an overnight train heading to Turpan in Xinjiang.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • No photo-taking inside the Mogao Grottoes, however, you will have a chance to take photos of the exterior of the caves when the tour is finished.
  • Please protect your camera lens, glasses, eyes, face and body from the blowing sand when you are in Mingsha Mountain. Also, the camels might have a special smell and we won't suggest elders or young kids take a ride.
  • The drive from Dunhuang to its train station, Liuyuan Train Station, takes about 2 hours.
  • We will book soft sleepers for you, however, you might share cabins with strangers. We'd suggest you keep an eye on your belongings.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Day 5

    Turpan

    Jiaohe Ancient City
    Jiaohe Ancient City

    Destinations & activities: Train station transfer, Jiaohe Ancient Ruins, Karez Wells and a local vineyard

    In the early morning, you will reach Turpan. Check in upon arrival.

    Our Turpan tour starts with a visit at Jiaohe Ancient Ruins, the remains of the long-gone city of Jiaohe, dating back to the 2nd century BC. Later, we will get some knowledge of the old irrigation system at Karez Well. Stop by a local vineyard and the house owner will tell you how they turn juicy grapes into raisins.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Please bring sunblock, glasses and hats when we are out sightseeing.
  • Please don't pick grapes unless the house owener allows you to.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Day 6

    Turpan to Urumqi

    Heavenly Lake
    Heavenly Lake in Urumqi

    Destinations & activities: Land transfer to Urumqi, Heavenly Lake and boat trip

    After breakfast, we will drive to Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang. Check in upon arrival.

    Drive to Heavenly Mountain and have lunch. Later, we will take a relaxing boat trip in Heavenly Lake.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • The drive from Turpan to Urumqi takes about 2 hours.
  • After driving 2 hours from the city, you will get to the Heavenly Lake and it might be colder so we'd suggest you bring heavy coats and sun glasses.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Day 7

    Urumqi to Kashgar (Flight HU7744 1400 - 1545)

    Memorable Silk Road Tour

    Destinations & activities: Xinjiang Museum, International Bazaar and airport transfer

    Xinjiang covers a vast land and has a profound history and interesting folklores. Today we will get to know it better by a visit at Xinjiang Museum. Later, get to the bustling International Bazaar.

    After lunch, you will fly to Kashgar. Chekc in upon arrival.

     

    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Day 8

    Kashgar

    Memorable Silk Road Tour

    Destinations & activities: Lake Karakuli

    The peaceful glacier lake Karakuli Lake is one of the biggest attractions in Kashgar. Today you will visit the lake and feel up its clarity.

     

    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

     

     
    Day 9

    Kashgar to Urumqi Departure (Flight JD5142, Intl' Flight not Included)

    Id Kah Mosque
    Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar

    Destinations & activities: Id Kah Mosque, Zhiren Street and transfer to the airport

    After breakfast, you will visit the holy mosque of Id Kah Mosque. Later, go to Zhiren Street, offering a lively picture of professional artists at work.

    Later today, you will fly back to Urumqi and catch your departure flight.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • If you'd like to bring something home, hand-made carpets or beddings can be your best bet.
  • If your departue flight is in the morning or early afternoon, we might arrangement one-night stay in Urumqi. Please request with our travel advise for different quotation.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

     

     

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    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.

    Special Terms

    • Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
    • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
    • We accept both on-line payment (by Paypal® and Moneybookers®) and wire transfer.
    • A deposit of 10% ot the total cost is required when you confirm your booking.
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    Tour Highlights

    • Silk Road adventure
    • Train ride experience
    • Riding camel
    • Visiting local family in Turpan
    • Safe and sound escort

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