As there are lots of attractions along the Silk Road, it will take about 20 days for the whole trip. Based on various requirements of visitor, we customized different itineraries for choosing, including 5-day trip, 9-day trip and 12-day trip.
5-day trip: Xian and Dunhuang
Echoing Sand Mountain
The trip starts from the birthplace of the Silk Road - Changan (Xian). After visiting attractions in Xian (Terracotta Army, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall, etc.), you will travel along Silk Road to Dunhuang. Here you can visit Mogao Caves, Yumenguan Pass, Dunhuang Yadan National Geological Park and Mingsha Shan. In Mingshan Shan, there is perennially limpid lake in the endless desert, named Crescent Lake, where water is so pure and emerald. This is the prosperous route that Marco Polo connected Asia and Europe to promote interaction. When walking along the road, you will feel as if you were one of the team to trade between China and Europe.
9-day trip: Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan and Urumchi
Xingjiang Local People
The trip connects inland cities with minority area, offering great opportunity to learn about cultural diversity. You can appreciate spectacular historical sites and natural landscapes in Xi'an, Dunhuang and Turpan, such as Terracotta Army, Magao Caves, Dunhuang Yadan National Geological Park, Jiaohe Ruins. In Urumchi, you will enjoy visiting different bazaars and shopping minority ornaments, as well as Heavenly Lake. Travelling along the trade route of ancient businessmen to experience what they went through is the best way to know about the Silk Road and cultural shock.
9 Days Golden Silk Road -- cycling around Ancient City Wall get views of sunset, taste local snacks at Muslim Quater and Walk along lanes in minority area
12-day trip: Xianan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumchi and Kashgar
Gaochang Ancient Town
This trip stretches from Xian to Kashgar, the border between China and foreign countries, covering the whole part of Silk Road in China. The route is full filled with enormous magnificent attractions, delicious local food and cultural differences. You will have enough time to communicate with locals, having a deeper insight of customs and lifestyles of Uyghur.