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Ancient Silk Road 17 Days Tour
Ancient Silk Road 17 Days Tour
Tour Benefits
• A private tour ( without other tourists joining you).
• Highlight attractions in Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Korla, Minfeng, Hotian, Kashgar, Urumqi, Shanghai
• All transfer and city transportation
• star hotels in Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Korla, Minfeng, Hotian, Kashgar, Urumqi, Shanghai
• Peking Opera, Tang Dynasty Show and Acrobatic show
• Personal tour guide and driver for your own use
• Daily available
Visual Tour
Forbidden City
Tiananmen Square

Terra-Cotta Army
Drum Tower

Dunhuang Museum
Mogao Grottoes

Jiaohe Ruins
Flaming Hill

Day by day itinerary: Tour Code: CSR-001

Day 01: Arrival Beijing
Arrival in Beijing. Met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time is free for you to explore the city.

Day 02: Beijing ( B L D )
Visit Tian An Men Square, the largest public square in the world and Forbidden City which was once home to the emperors for over 500 years in the Ming and Qing dynasties. After lunch, move on to Temple of Heaven which one of Beijing’s most impressive parks in terms of architecture, color and significance. Then proceed to visit Summer Palace, a former summer resort for the royal family. Peking Duck Dinner & Peking Opera in the evening.

Day 03: Beijing ( B L )
A full day excursion to the Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs. The Great Wall is the landmark of China. Ming Tombs are where 13 emperors of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) were buried. Chinese lunch is included. Back to hotel.

Day 04: Beijing - Xian by air ( B L D )
Morning Flight from Beijing to Xian. Met & transferred to your hotel Xian. After lunch, visit Xian City Wall, the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Then move on to Shaanxi Museum, which considers it an obligation to be a showcase of ancient civilizations. Transferred back to your hotel.

Day 05: Xian - Dunhuang by air ( B L )
Morning flight for Dunhuang. Met and transferred your Hotel in Dunhuang. Rest of the day is free.

Day 06: Dunhuang ( B L D )
The whole day visit the Dunhuang Museum and Mogao Grottoes. A special dinner will be served at your hotel.
Dunhuang Museum: It is located in the downtown area of Dunhuang City. It is situated in a three storey building and covers an area of 2,400 square meters.
Mogao Grottoes: Also known as the “Caves of A Thousand Buddhas”, Mogao Grottoes are set into a cliff wall of Echoing Sand Mountain about 25km southeast of Dunhuang, the oasis city in the Gobi desert.

Day 07: Dunhuang - Turpan by overnight train ( B L D )
Most of the day spent on the tour of the Echoing-sand Dune and the Crescent Lake. After dinner, take an overnight soft sleeper train to Turpan.
Echoing-sand Dune: It is famous for the echoing sounds the wind makes when blowing over the dunes and is one of must-see attractions in Dunhuang.
The Crescent Lake: The Crescent Lake is a natural wonder in the Gobi Desert. About 6km south of Dunhuang city.

Day 08: Turpan ( B L D )
After lunch, visit the Jiaohe Ruins, the Karez Well and the Sugong Pagoda.
Jiaohe Ruins : The Jiaohe Ruins is an ancient Chinese archaeological site found in the Yamaz Valley.
Karez Well: Karez Well is the pride of Turpan and it leads water to the most arid area and has created the vast oasis.
Sugong Pagoda: It was built in 1181by Su Laimen II, the ruler of the Turpan Prefecture, to honor his father.

Day 09: Turpan ( B L)
After breakfast, visit the Gaochang Ruins, the Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave and the Flaming Hill.
Gaochang Ruins: Gaochang Ruins is the largest set of ancient city ruins ever found in the Western Regions.
Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave: It is one of the most important Buddha grotto relics in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The Flaming Hill: The mountain is a combination of red sand and rocks that makes it looks like a red dragon sleeping in the area basin. It is barren and extremely hot in summer.

Day 10: Turpan - Korla by road ( B L )
After breakfat, drive to Korla. On the way, you will enjoy the Gobi scenery on the way. Upon arrival at Korla, first visit the Tiemen Pass.

Day 11: Korla - Minfeng by road
After breakfast, start to drive along the longest sand road in the world to Minfeng county through the Taklamakan Desert. On the way, enjoy the scenery of sand dune.

Day 12: Minfeng - Hotian by road ( B L )
On the way to Hotian, visit Niya city ruins, museum, the local handicraft factories, like Jade Carving factory, the carpet factory etc.

Day 13: Hotian - Kashgar
After breakfast, go to Kashgar. On the way, you will visit the Yarkant King Mausoleum and the Yingisar Uigur Knife Making.
Yarkant: The city of Yarkant is forms an oasis at the western end of the Takimakan desert as a trade center. Mainly inhabited by Turkic-speaking Muslims.

Day 14: Kashgar - Karakuri Lake - Kashgar ( B L )
Full day round trip to the visit Lake Karakuli 1500 kilometers from Urumqi in southwest Xinjiang and about 3600 meters above sea level.

Day 15: Kashgar - Urumqi by air
Most of the day spent on the tour of Idkah Mosque, the Apak Hoja Tombs, Bazzar and Uygur family.

Day 16: Urumqi - Shanghai by ( B L )
Take a morning flight for Shanghai. Met and transferred to your hotel in Shanghai. After lunch, first visit the Yuyuan Garden and the Bund. The special dinner is served. After the dinner, you will enjoy Acrobatic Show at the Shanghai Centre Theatre.

Day 17: Exit from Shanghai ( B )
Transferred to the Shanghai airport for your departure.

B---Breakfast,   L---Lunch,   D---Dinner

Price Details for this tour: Cost: in US$ per person
Traveling Party Deluxe Class Standard Class

2-5 persons



6-9 persons



10 persons up



Single room supplement



Featured Hotels for this tour:
Hotels in Use:
City Deluxe Hotel Standard Hotel


International Hotel / Prime Hotel

Beijing Tiantan Hotel or same class


Hoi Tak Hotel or same class

Ramada Hotel or same class


Kashi Tianyuan International Hotel

Seman Hotel or same class


Huozhou Hotel or same class

Turpan Hotel or same class


Dunhuang Grand Hotel Building No.08

Dunhuang Grand Hotel Building No.08


Kangcheng Internationl Hotel

Kangcheng Internationl Hotel


Niya Apartment

Niya Apartment


Sheraton Hotel or same class

Tangcheng Hotel / Jianguo Hotel


Salvo Hotel / Huating Hotel

Golden River View Hotel or same class

Price inclusion:
1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Entrance fees
3. Meals listed as B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
4. Local English speaking tour guide
5. Hotels ( two sharing room ) with breakfast
6. Domestic flights
Price exclusion:
1. Tips to the tour guide and driver

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