Highlights

The price is based on 2 persons in a private tour for 4star hotel

● Explore the west most city Kashgar of its most interesting corners

● Marvel Karakul Lake, a high-altitude lake set at the foot of snowcapped Muztagh Ata (7,546m) and Kongur Tagh (7,719m)

● Ancient capital of China -Xi'an and Terracotta Warriors

● Walk around the intact city walls and fascinating Muslim Chinese district and ponder your trip at the Wild Goose pagodas

● Walk Along the magnificent man-made Great Wall.

ITINERARY Close All

Day 1Kashgar Arrival

Today meet the guide and driver at the Torugart Pass, then drive to the hotel and check in. 

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar
Altitude: 1289m

Day 2Kashgar City Tour then Flight to Urumqi

Today you will enjoy a full day excursion of Kashgar. Pay a visit to Id Kah Mosque, the largest Mosque in China and the most sacred mosque for the locals to practise their Islamic activities at 09:00. Continue the visiting to Old Town at 10:30 with the open ceremony of Maxilap show. Come and Join the exciting movement in this well-preserved Uighur residential area. Our speciality: Relaxing in the Hundred-years Tea house,taste the local rose tea and nang-bread!


After Lunch in the local Restaurant. Continue to visit Handicraft street, gathered hundreds of handicraft workshops, which has become a boutique exhibition for handicraft in Kashgar and Central Asia.


Then drive to Sunday Bazaar drive to Sunday Bazaar that is combined two section. The covered bazaar sells the clothing, nuts, household goods and many things out of your imagination.The outdoor Animal Bazaar is the first bazaar we visit, where the farmers and buyers arriving by donkey cart, truck, bicycle, horseback, motorbike or on foot, with their animals. It's loud, lively and cheerful as they arrive. It is quite interesting to witness their typical methods of bargin.


Thereafter, catch the night flight to the capital city of Xinjiang- Urumqi(2hrs).

Traffic: Car+Flight
Hotel: Overnight in Urumqi
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 918m
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    Id-kah-mosque

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    Sunday Bazaar

Day 3Visit Xinjiang Regional Museum then Drive to Turpan (200 kms)

Morning head to Xinjiang Regional Museum, where are many archaeological treasures of the Silk Road and Xinjiang's minority cultures. You will learn about the history of Xinjiang and its peculiar ethnic customs.


Then we make our way to Bezekilik Thousand Buddha Caves which are a complex of Buddhist cave grottos dating from the 5th to 14th century between the cities of Turpan and Shanshan (Loulan) at the northeast of the Taklamakan Desert near the ancient ruins of Gaochang in the Mutou Valley. 


Finally our scenic bus will take you to Tuyoq Village which is an ancient oasis-village in the Taklamakan desert.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Turpan
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 36m
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    Tuyoq Village

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    Bezkilik Thousand Buddha Caves

Day 4Turpan City Tour then Train to Xian

Today you will have a full day to explore this fertile oasis. Pay a visit to Karez Well irrigation system that produce the best melons and grapes in China. Following is the visiting to Sugong Minaret, a conduit for cultural exchange between different ethnic and religious groups.


Afterwards explore Jiaohe Ruins, resembles Pompeii, but 300 years older, where you can experience the way of life of the Uighur ancestors.

After visiting, take the soft sleeper train to Xi'an

Traffic: Car+Train
Hotel: Overnight on the soft sleeper train
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 400m
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    Karez Well

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    Sugong Minaret

Day 5Train Journey

Full day on the train, enjoy the beautiful scenery outside the window

Traffic: Train
Hotel: Overnight on the Train

Day 6Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors

Tour starts at 08:00 and then drive 1 hour to get close to the incredible Terracotta Warriors in China’s first Emperor’s Tomb built 2300 years ago,the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century.

 

Continue our sightseeing of Tang Paradise, which features numerous buildings, squares, and gardens, all incorporating features of traditional Tang Chinese architecture.

Then drive to the hotel and have a good rest.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Xi'an
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 400m
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    Terracotta Warriors

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    Tang Paradise

Day 7Xi'an City Tour then Train to Beijing

Morning head to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda with 7 floors in total. It is the traditional Chinese style decorated with some Buddha statues, where Tourists can see variety of Buddha statues and have panoramic Xi'an city at the top floor. 


Continue our sightseeing of the popular Muslim Street. Relax with free wandering along the street when tasting he local delicacies and experiencing the local lifestyle. Then drive to the hotel and have a good rest.


After visiting, take the train to Beijing

Traffic: Car+Train
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 44m
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    Big Goose Pagoda

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    Muslim Quarter

Day 8Beijing City Tour

We have toured some ancient buildings in Beijing, today we are going to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall and some modern landmarks in Beijing. 

After enjoying the delicious breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide will bring you to head to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, Lies in Huairou County, Mutianyu Section is 73 kilometres away from Beijing City. Meanwhile, when we back to the urban area, you can also take a photo stop at the 2008 Olympic Site to see the Bird's Nest National Stadium and Water Cube Aquatic Centre.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 44m
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    Great Wall

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    Great Wall

Day 9End of Tour

Farewell to Beijing. Today your journey comes to an end. You will be transferred to the airport or train station based on your schedule. Look forward to our next meeting.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDES

  • Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.

  • Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.

  • All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary

  • Domestic flight from Kashgar to Urumqi

  • Overnight soft sleeper train from Turpan to Xi'an

  • 2nd class express train from Xi'an to Beijing listed in the itinerary

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)

  • Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.

  • Travel and health insurance when travel with us.

  • 8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.

EXCLUDES

  • International flight arrive in Kashgar and leave from Beijing not indicated.

  • Food, Lunch or dinner not specified

  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

  • Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned

TRIP NOTES

  • We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.

  • There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.

  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.

Transportation

We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.

Accommodation

All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.

Guides

Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.

Climate and Altitude

Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.

We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.

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