Silk Road Trip
TOUR DATE: China Nantional Holiday
Endless desert sands, blinding sandstorms, treacherous mountain passes, and richly laden camel caravans stoically trekking from China to ancient kingdoms of the Middle East and Mediterranean. The Silk Road region evokes many a romantic image.
Tours usually begin in Urumiqi—the sprawling metropolis in Xijiang Ughur Autonomous Region. Then on through the deserts of Turpan and come to the oasis town of Dunhuang, near the famed Mogao Caves; the tour ends in Xi’an—ancient capital of China for over 1,000 years.
Day 1: Fly from home cities to Urumqi in the late afternoon or evenin
Urumqi-the capital of Xinjiang Ughur Autonomous Region and transfer to Urumqi.
In the afternoon, shopping at Er Dao Qiao Market(bazaar) where you can buy lots of Ughur crafts and arts.
Overnight in Urumqi (Dinner is included today)
Day 2: Urumqi/Turpan by bus
Visit the Jiaohe Ancient City and the ancient well irrigation system—Karze Well. Pay a visit to the Urgur family.
Overnight at Turpan Hotel
Day 3:Turpan/Dunhuang by overnight soft sleeper train
Visit the Tuyugou Valley village to enjoy the pure and original Ughur customs.The Pachikli Grottos on the cliff and the Gaochang ancient town by donky’s cart. Take the overnight soft sleeper train from Turpan to Dunhuang in the evening.
Overnight on the train (soft sleeper) (Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner are included)
Day 4: Dunhuang
Arrive in Dunhuang in the morning then ride a camel to the desert for a visit to the Sound Sand mountain and Crescent Moon Lake in the desert. Drive 18KM for a visit to Mogao Grottos which is listed on UNESCO.
Overnight at Dunhuang International Hotel (Lunch is included)
Day 5: Dunhuang to Xi’an by flight in the morning.
City tour in Xi’an—the great ancient capital and the eastern end of the silk road. Enjoy the famous Dumpling Banquet along with the Tang Dynasty Singing and dancing show in the evening.
Overnight in Xi’an hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner are included)
Day 6: Xi’an
Visit the unparalleled highlight of an excursion to the incredible Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses at the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor who unified China in 221BC; Visit the ancient City Wall in the city and you may opt to rent a bike on the wall.
Overnight in Xi’an Hotel(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner are included)
Day 7: Fly back to home cities
Free time in the morning to the muslim market at the bell tower area .
Departs Xi’an for home cities in the afternoon.(Breakfast is included today)
Price: PER PERSON
See as below(based on double room occupancy. Single room supplement is US$250) Tour package includes all airfare (and accompanying taxes) from home cities to Urumqi and from Xi’an back to home cities and from Dunhuang to Xi’an, hotels (with breakfast), all meals listed in the itinerary, train, and bus transportation fees, admission fees to sightseeing areas, English speaking tour guides, the gratuities to the local guides and bus drivers.
Beijing people: US$1480
Tianjin people: USD1460
Jinan people: US$1480
Qingdao people: US$1550
Shanghai people: US$1530
Nanjing people: US$1500
Guangzhou people: US$1510
Chengdu people: US$1360
Xi’an people: US$1160 (*including the city tour in Xi’an but not include the hotel in Xi’an)