HomeChina ToursSilk Road Adventure
11-Day the Amazing Silk Road Trip
   
Starts: Beijing;                               Ends: Beijing
Itinerary: Beijing/Urumqi/Kashgar/Karakuli/Kashgar/Urumqi/Turpan/Liuyuan/Dunhuang/Jiayuguan/Beijing
Duration: 11 Days & 10Nights
 
Xinjiang and the Silk Road are some of the last frontiers. Experience the beauty and mystery that few tourists have seen in these remote outposts. See more than over 2000 years of trials and hardships as you walk through the ancient villages and towns and let the beauty unfold around you. 

Highlights:

  •  Karakuli Lake
  •  Muztagh Ata
  •  Sunday Bazaar
  • The Id Kah Mosque
  • Abakh Hoja Tomb
  • Jiaohe Ancient Ruins
  • Bezikrik Thousand Cave
  • Asitana Ancient Tombs
  • The Flaming Mountain
  • The Grape Valley
  •  Emin Minaret
  •  Karez Well
  •  riding a camel
  •  Crescent Lake
  • Maogao Grottoes
  • Yulin Grottoes
  •  Suoyangcheng Ruins
  •  Cantilever Great Wall
  •  Jiayuguan Tower
Starts: Beijing;                               Ends: Beijing
Itinerary: Beijing/Urumqi/Kashgar/Karakuli/Kashgar/Urumqi/Turpan/Liuyuan/Dunhuang/Jiayuguan/Beijing
 Duration: 11 Days & 10Nights

Day 01: Beijing – Urumqi – Kashgar

  • Your own transfer to Beijing capital airport for the flight to Kashgar via Urumqi.
  • Flight: Beijing/Urumqi;         CZ6904;    09:05/13:15
  • connecting
  • Urumqi/Kashgar;                  CZ6886;    14:45/16:30
  • Upon arrival, warmly greeted by your guide and driver, then transfer to hotel for rest.
  • Overnight in Kashgar

Day 02: Kashagar – Karakuli (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Morning pick up and start the full day tour to the Karakuli Lake, (190 kilometers from Kashgar)
  • Upon arrival, set up yurts (two yurts not including sleeping bags) in natural area. The rest of day exploring the lake area with your tour guide.
  • Overnight in Karakuli

Day 03: Karakuli – Kashgar (B)

  • Chinese breakfast served at local restaurant
  • Strolling around with your tour guide and enjoying the beatiful natural view until transfer back to Kashgar in afternoon.
  • Overnight in Kashgar

Day 04: Kashagar (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • A full day trip to the Sunday Bazaar, including the Animal Market.
  • Overnight in Kashgar

Day 05: Kashgar – Urumqi (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Morning pick up and visit the Id Kah Mosque, the largest Mosque in China, and then go to visit Abakh Hoja Tomb, the burial place of a Muslim missionary and saint, and his 72 descendants. It looks like a multicolored miniature with green tiles on the walls and dome
  • Afternon departure transfer for the onward flight to Urumqi
  • Flight: Kashgar/Urumqi; MU5634; 16:50/18:30
  • Upon arrival, warmly greeted by your guide and driver, then transfer to hotel for check in.
  • Overnight in Urumqi

Day 06: Urumqi – Turpan (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Morning pick up tp visit Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum, it is a large integrated museum and center for the collection and study of cultural relics in Xinjiang .
  • Lunch will be served at local restaurant
  • In the afternoon, transfert o Turpan (around 3 hours‘ driving).
  • Overnight in Turpan

Day 07: Turpan (B, L)

  • Breakfast servred at hotel
  • Morning pick up to visit Jiaohe Ancient Ruins, which was finally abandoned after its destruction during an invasion by the Mongols led by Genghis Khan in the 13th century. Then proceed to the Grape Valley and Karez Well, which is a local Turpan water system; it has been regarded as one of the three greatest water projects of ancient China together with the Du Jiang Yan Irrigation System, and the Grand Canal.
  • Overnight in Turpan

Day 08: Turpan – Liuyuan – Dunhuang (B)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Morning tranfser to take the train to Liuyuan
  • Train: Turpan/Liuyuan; T70; 11:45/19:21
  • Upon arrival, warmly greeted by your guide and driver, then transfer to Dunhuang (around 2 hours‘ driving) for check-in
  • Overnight in Dunhuang

Day 09: Dunhuang (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Early morning experience riding a camel at the Singing Sand Dunes and enjoying sun-rise and Crescent Lake, where the oasis meets the desert.
  • Transfer back to your hotel for breakfast and a short rest.
  • The rest of day visit the world famous Maogao Grottoes.(suggest to bring flash light for better exploring in caves)
  • Overnight in Dunhuang

Day 10: Dunhuang – Jiayuguan (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at your hotel
  • Morning transfer to visit Suoyangcheng Ruins, (around 2.5hours‘ driving) it lies east of Dunhuang on the southern Silk Road. Here Marc Stein found the remains of a town enclosed in massive walls of stamped clay. Outside the city walls were traces of a canal, clay towers and pottery shards.
  • After sightseeing, go on to Jiayuguan (around 5 hours‘ driving)
  • Overnight in Jiayuguan

Day 11 Jiayuguan – Beijing (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Morning visit Cantilever Great Wall and Jiayuguan Tower.
  • After lunch, departure transfer for the return flight to Beijing
  • Flight: Jiayuguan/Beijing; MU2417; 16:50/21:20
  • *End of service

 

Price Information:

Tour Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Tour Operates: Year Round / On Demand
 
Tour package price per person in cash

City
Accommodation
Room Type
Package Price
Kashgar
Tianyuan International Hotel 4*
Standard room
    
 
 
Karakuli
Yurt
Yurt
Urumqi
Standard room
Turpan
Standard room
Dunhuang
Standard room
Jiayuguan
Standard room

 Included Services:

  • Round trip economy air ticket: Beijing/Urumqi/Kashgar/Urumqi//Jiayuguan/Beijing incl. airport tax & fuel surcharge
  • One way soft sleeper train ticket: Turpan/Liuyuan
  • Private, professional English speaking tour guide service
  • All ground transportation & sightseeing by private vehicle with air-conditioner as mentioned
  • Total 01 nihgt yurts & 09 nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast as mentioned in the trip
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the trip.
  • Total 08 lunches will be served at local restaurant (B: breakfast;   L: lunch).

Excluded Services:

  • Dinner
  • Tips for tour guide, driver and hotel porter.
  • All expenses not mentioned above.

 


Passport & Visa:

The passengers are responsible for all visas, entry documents, health and other requirements and any documents required by laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited. All passengers traveling in China and other Asian countries require a Passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip, and with appropriate visas. Multiple-entry visas are required if the passengers need to reenter the country. It is the responsibility of each passenger to have a valid Passport and necessary visas, as well as to comply with entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited. The Operators and agents are not responsible for passport, visa requirements, entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.
China tourist visa is L visa issued for a stay of short duration, usually 30 days, but not more than 90 days, and can not be extended upon expiration.

Climate & Clothing: 

Unless you have a need for formal or dressy clothes, jeans, slacks, shorts, shirts, blouses and T-shirts will do fine.
A comfortable pair of walking shoes is a must. You will be doing a great deal of walking both in the rural and urban areas of China.
Bring a swimming suit if you wish to swim. Many hotels have a swimming pool. Sun block, sunglasses and a light hat are also suggested items.
In spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) you will need a lined jacket, woolen sweater or light coat. In summer (June to August) cool cotton garments are recommended. In winter (December to February) a fleece jacket, sweatshirt, or heavy sweater will probably keep you warm enough in the south, but in the north a heavy woolen coat or down parka is a must.
It is often rainy in late spring and late summer, especially in the southern part of China, so bring some rainwear with you, or you can buy it at your destination.

Beat Jetlag on China Tours: 

Get plenty of rest before your trip. Starting out sleep-deprived makes jet lag worse. If you're traveling east, try going to bed one hour earlier each night for a few days before your departure. Go to bed one hour later for several nights if you're flying west.
Drink plenty of water before, during and after your flight to counteract the dehydrating effects of bone-dry cabin air. It's not clear whether dehydration actually causes jet lag, as some experts maintain, but there's no doubt it makes symptoms worse. For the same reason, avoid alcohol and caffeine, both of which dehydrate you further.
Move around during the flight, walk up and down, do some stretching exercises, to keep the blood circulating, and keep the joints from stiffening. While seated, swirl your ankles around from time to time.
Try to sleep on the plane if it is nighttime at your destination. Earplugs, headphones and eye masks can help block out noise and light. If it's day where you're going, resist the urge to sleep.
Set your watch to the new time before you leave. Once you reach your destination, try not to sleep until nighttime, no matter how tired you are.
Finally, if you just cannot resist and your eyelids are drooping and you feel more and more tired, then set you alarm for four hours, have a hot bath, and jump into bed.

Luggage Allowance for China Tours

Free Baggage Allowance in Weigh
On international and regional flights, the free baggage allowance for each published adult-fare or half-fare passenger is as follows:
First class ticket: 40 kilogram (88 pounds)
Business class ticket: 30 kilogram (66 pounds)
Economy class fare ticket: 20 kilogram (44 pounds)
No free baggage allowance is granted to infants paying 10% of the adult fare.

Free Baggage Allowance by pieces
The free baggage allowance by pieces is applicable only on China-USA and China-Canada international flights. According to the class of tickets, the free baggage allowance for each full-fare of half-fare first-class and business-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm). The free baggage allowance for each economy-class and discounted tourist-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm). The sum of the length, width and height of the two pieces of baggage must not exceed 107 in. (273cm); the weight of each piece must not exceed 32 kg. An infant paying 10% of the adult fare is allowed one piece of free baggage, and the sum of its length, width and height must not exceed 45 in. (115cm). In addition, a collapsible infant carriage or stroller is allowed to be carried free. If baggage exceeds the free baggage allowance in pieces, or the sum of the length, width and height of each piece exceeds the prescribed limits, an excess baggage charge must be paid.

Carry on Baggage
In addition to the free baggage allowance in weight, each passenger holding a full-fare or half-fare ticket may carry the following articles: a lady's handbag, an overcoat, a raincoat or a traveling blanket, a walking stick or an umbrella, a small amount of reading material for the trip, a small camera, a pair of small binoculars, infant's food for consumption in flight, an infant's carrying basket, a fully collapsible wheelchair, a pair of braces or artificial limbs. In addition to the free baggage allowance in pieces, regardless of the fare class of the ticket, the passenger may also carry hand baggage that can be placed under the passenger seat, and the sum of the length, width and height of all the pieces must not exceed 45 in. (115cm).

One Day Tour to Yadan Landforms and Yumen Pass