Silk Road Adventure

The Silk Road was a passage for the transportation of silk in ancient times. Lots of relics on the road can still be seen now. From the relics, tourists can see the outline of the ancient metropolitan areas along the road.

Hot Silk Road Adventure Tours

9-Day Golden Silk Road

9-Day Golden Silk Road

Experience different colorful cultures along Silk Road; Take a train pass through two cities; Taste local snacks

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10-Day Splendid Silk Road Trip

10-Day Splendid Silk Road Trip

Starting from the ancient city of Xi'an, venture across this vast land to reach the fascinating Urumqi.

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Mogao Grotto

15-Day Silk Road Glorious Tour

Explore the historical, beautiful, and mysterious Silk Route of Old China with this unique tour.

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Shangri-La Express on the Silk Road

China Orient Express, also known as Shangri-La Express, is at present the most modern and comfortable luxury hotel train in China. It far exceeds China's other trains in terms of luxury and service.

China Orient Express is a privately owned hotel train traveling the route of the caravans of the ancient Silk Road. Commencing 1985 the former Shangri-La Express provides the first leg – Beijing to Urumqi. Ever since then, the train runs several routes including Xi'an - Urumqi, Xi'an - Tibet, Lanzhou - Urumqi, and more.

Train Accommodations

The Shangri-La Express offers comfortable living with a choice of en-suite, double bed accommodation, or traditional-style cabins, with a shared toilet and shower facility in each carriage and a twin bed arrangement.

Twin-bed Cabin

Twin-bed Cabin

  • Sleeps 2 in twin beds (length 2.03m)
  • Toilet/wash facilities are available at each end of each sleeping carriage
  • Towels, robes, and slippers provided
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, and mineral water in the cabin
  • Cabin Area: 40sqft (3.8sqm)
Quad-bed Cabin

Quad-bed Cabin

  • Sleeps 4 in the cabin (length 2.03m)
  • Toilet/wash facilities are available at each end of each sleeping carriage
  • Towels, robes, and slippers provided
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, and mineral water in the cabin
  • Fit for a family group with children

FAQ About Silk Road Travel

1. How to plan my Silk Road tour?

Silk Road is a long route that covers several provinces and regions in China, from Xi’an in the east to Gansu province and Xinjiang region in the west. If this is your first China trip, we suggested you could spend at least ten days visiting Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Urumqi, and Kashgar. You could get a history of china and experience colorful sceneries along Silk Road.

If you are an experienced traveler who wants to deeper explore china, you are recommended to travel to Dunhuang, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Turpan, Kashgar, and Urumqi to follow the footprint of Marco Polo. This route may spend about 15 days. If you only have a one-week holiday, choose the three most famous cities that will be fit for you.

2. When is the best time to visit Silk Road?

Along the Silk Road route, Xi’an and Gansu province is suitable to visit all year round. May to October is the best time to visit Xinjiang region because the weather is mild.

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