This group tour is designed for who wants to learn the stories along the east part of the silk road. From Xinjiang to Gansu, then to Qinghai, you will witness how the landform and cultural scenes change and know how the silk road was built and the vicissitudes of the civilizations longside the road.
Welcome to Xinjiang! Today you will be met at the airport and then transferred to the hotel to check in. Have a good rest.
Today is a relaxing day! In the morning, we will drive to the entrance of the Heavenly Lake, then take a 40-minutes shuttle bus twisting through the picturesque Tianshan mountains to the edge of the Lake. Either trek around the lake and enjoy the boating cruise, or even take the cable car to the explore the Maya Mountain for the incredible view of Bogoda Peak. Your lunch will be arranged in the Yurt of the local Kazakhs.
Afterwards, transfer back to Urumqi about the other 1.5hrs, visit the Xinjiang International Bazaar, the largest bazaar in Urumqi. You'll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and almost anything that you can imagine.
Start the trip off with the 2-3hours driving to Turpan, passing by the wind power station which is the largest one in Asia spreading at the foot of Tianshan Mountain. Following glimpse of Salt Lake in Dabancheng. We'll be amazed by the histroical sites and oasis land of Turpan. A must and first visit is the oldest Uighur village Tuyoq Village located in the very center of Flaming Mountain Canyon. It used to be the holy site of Buddhism and Islam. The village consists of four parts: Canyon scenery, Thousand Buddha Caves, Maza tomb and the old buildings of the ancient village.
Then drive to enjoy the scenery of Jiaohe Ruins with a history of 2,300 years lies between two rivers on a loess plateau atop a cliff of over 30m. It is one of the best preserved ruins of its ancient era in China, it was include in the World Heritage List on June 22, 2014.
In the morning, we will depart from the hotel, and then head to the Karez Well, which is special kind of irrigation system, here you can not only visit this ancient irrigation system, but also get rid of the heat of summer. Then explore the Sugong Minaret, the largest Islamic minaret in China built in 1778.
After the visiting, you will be transferred to the train station to catch the high-speed train to Dunhuang (Liuyuan station). After arrival, drive about 2hrs to Dunhuang downtown. Have hotel check in and take a good rest.
After lunch, then we will head to . When there is wild wind, the sands will be blown up and make a loud sound. There is also a that has been in existence for hundreds of years without ever being buried by the sand. The camel riding in the vast desert and sand sliding are highly recommended.
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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. 4pax: 7seats. 6pax: 14seats. 8-10 pax: 18seats. 10-15pax: 33seats
4star hotel located in the downtown with breakfast (2ppl in one room)
All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary
2nd class express train listed in the itinerary. Urumqi to Dunhuang Liuyuan station, Dunhuang to Jiayuguan, Zhangye to Xining
Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides
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.
International and domestic flights 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
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.
We will use business MPV to good condition coaches with airco and trains.
All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.
Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.
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.