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This tour takes you from the ancient glories of Xian to the western frontier regions of Xinjiang on the famous Silk Road. Explore forgotten towns, desert oases and mystical Buddhist caves all the while enjoying the different culture and customs of the Uygur minority. Special features of this tour include a visit to a nomad camp and a camel ride across sand dunes.



Transfer to the airport for you flight to the next destination. The whole tour ends with a memorable experience.


Arrive in Xian. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the local guide and transferred to Hotel.


A full day tour recalls the glories of ancient Xian as you visit the burial site of the incredible army of 8000 lifelike Terra-cotta soldiers, the majestic Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall. Today you will enjoy the authentic Chinese cuisine for lunch.

Terracotta Warriors                       Big Wild Goose Pagoda

DAY3Xian / Urumqi

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Check into the Quanjude Tianshan Hotel. Enjoy the typical local flavor for dinner.


The highlight of our visit to Urumqi is an excursion to Heavenly Lake. Only one hour and a half drive from the city, it lies on snow-capped Mount Bogda at almost 2000 meters above sea level. The sapphire-blue lake is set in deep slope of pine forests and meadows of wild flowers where Kazak nomads camp. The views from the cruise boat are breathtaking. After lunch at carefully-selected restaurant, you will drive back to Urumqi. Proceed to visit the Regional Museum and excursion to Erdaoqiao International Grand Bazaar.

Heavenly Lake

DAY5Urumqi / Turpan

After breakfast, drive to Turpan. Today's highlight is the Emin Mosque, one of the finest buildings on the Silk Road, and Karez Well - an underground irrigation system. A short coach journey takes you through the desert to the Oasis town of Turpan, famous for its melons and vineyards. Check into the local Turpan Huozhou Hotel.

Karez Well

DAY6Turpan / Dunhuang

Today's tour includes visits to the ruined city of Gaochang by donkey cart, and the underground tombs of Astana, the legendary Flaming Mountains, and Bezeklik Caves, whose walls are adorned with Buddhists frescoes. You will also see the Emin Minaret, one of the finest buildings on the Silk Road, and Karez Well - an underground irrigation system. Board the overnight train to Dunhuang. Over night on the train.

Gaochang Ancient City            The Flaming Mountains            Bezeklik Caves


Arrive in Dunhuang in the morning. Enjoy breakfast in the International Hotel. Dunhuang was a strategic post on the Silk Road and frontier town of the ancient. A leisurely day includes visits to Minsha Hill and Crescent Moon Lake. Stay at the local Dunhuang Legend Hotel this evening.

Crescent Moon Lake

DAY8Dunhuang / Xian

You will visit the most famous monument of Dunhuang-the Mogao Caves, popularly known as "Thousand Buddha Caves". An art gallery in the desert, the walls of the caves are lined with Buddhist frescoes and sculpted figures, is said to be the finest examples of Buddhist art in the world. Mixing Indian and Chinese styles, they are a remarkable record of Silk Road civilization. You will enjoy delicious local flavor fro today’s lunch. Transfer to the airport and fly to Xian. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the Days Hotel & Suites, Xinxing, Xi'an. Enjoy a good rest tonight. Typical local flavor will be arranged for the dinner.

Mogao Grottoes

Price Inclusion

1. Hotel accommodations with daily Western / American Buffet breakfast. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one twin room with private facilities.
2. Chinese lunches or dinners with multi-soft drinks specified on the itinerary.
3. Special meal arrangement or entertainment mentioned on the schedule
4. Tour escort services provided by English-speaking guides in each sightseeing cities.
5. Air-conditioned coach or private van served along the trip.
6. The economy-class airfare of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities in the itinerary.
7. Entrance fee for all of the sightseeing spots listed on the itinerary.
8. Escorted Trip Leader for Small Group Tours.
9. The government tax and the city construction fee inside China within the tour where applicable.
10. China Insurance.

Price Exclusion

1. International airfare
2. Single Supplement 
3. Domestic airport construction fee for every airport and the international departure (including departure to Hong Kong and Macao) 
4. Tips and Personal Expenses

Please send your plans and requests to us, we will design a suitable trip according to your needs to make your exploration for Chinese cities, culture, history and attractions more easy, simple and safe.
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