Project Description

Silk Road

10 Days / 9 Nights
Beijing • Xian • Jiayuguan • Dunhuang • Turpan • Urumqi



Tel: 1-800-387-0387




DAY 1 Arrive Beijing

Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: 4★+ New Otani Changfugong or similar (1 night)

DAY 2 Beijing Fly to Xian       B, L, SD

Fly to Xian, an ancient city rich with historical relics and the starting point of the Silk Road. Visit the City Wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy dinner with a Tang Dynasty cultural show at the Tang Palace.

Hotel: 4★ Grand Mercure on Renmin Square or similar (2 nights)

DAY 3 Xian            B, L

Today’s tour includes visits to Qin Shi Huang Di Tomb, with its Army of Terra-Cotta Soldiers and Bronze Chariots, the Great Mosque with its Chinese Muslim neighborhood, local market and the Banpo Neolithic Museum.

DAY 4 Xian Fly to Jiayuguan            B, L, D

Fly to Jiayuguan, the western ending point of the Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty. Visit Jiayuguan Pass, the section of the Great Wall constructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Hotel: 3★ Great Wall Hotel or similar (1 night)

DAY 5 Jiayuguan – Dunhuang             B, L, D

Drive approx. 4 hours to Dunhuang, a small oasis city, surrounded by desert and located at the crossroads of the ancient Silk Road. This evening, enjoy a cultural show.

Hotel: 4★ Silk Road Hotel or similar (1 night)

DAY 6 Dunhuang – Turpan                  B, L, D

Tour highlights in Dunhuang include the magnificent Mogao Caves, world’s largest repository of Buddhist art and a ride on Bactrian camels through the spectacular Mingsha Sand Dunes to Crescent Moon Lake. Take an express train to Turpan. Meet and greet on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: 3★ Huozhou Hotel or similar (2 nights)

DAY 7 Turpan                                        B, L, D

Arrive in Turpan. Visit the charming desert city, second lowest point (505 ft/154m below sea level) in the world. Tour highlights include the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves, the ancient city of Gaochang and Astana-Karakhoja ancient tombs.

Hotel: 3★ Huozhou Hotel or similar (1 night)

DAY 8 Turpan – Urumqi                     B, L, D

Morning tour in Turpan includes visits to Karez Wells, the famous ancient way of irrigation (still in use) and Suleiman’s Minaret. Drive (approx. 3 hrs) to Urumqi and check in your hotel.

Hotel: 4★ + Universal Hotel Urumqi or similar (2 nights)

DAY 9 Urumqi                                        B, L, D

Travel to the Tianshan Mountain and enjoy a cruise on Heavenly Lake surrounded by majestic snowcapped peaks. Drive back to Urumqi for a visit to the incredible mummies at the Xinjiang Museum.

DAY 10 Urumqi Departure                  B

Transfer to the airport.


Day 3  Terra-Cotta Soldiers


Day 4  Jiayuguan


Day 9 Heavenly Lake