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9 Days Silk Road Tour

9 Days Silk Road Tour Tour Features: This four-star 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.

Tour Code: CCT-SR01SS

Destinations: Xi'an, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang

Tour Price: From 1500 USD

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Day 1 Xian arrival
Accommodation: Aurum International Hotel Four Star
Day 2 Xian
Accommodation: Aurum International Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch (authentic Chinese cuisine)
Highlights: Terra-cotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the City Wall
Day 3 XianPlaneUrumqi
Accommodation: Xinjiang Grand HotelFour Star
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Urumqi
Accommodation: Four Star 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Highlights: Heavenly Lake, the Regional Museum, Erdaoqiao International Grand Bazaar
Day 5 UrumqiBusTurpan
Accommodation: Tuha Petroleum Plaza (Local Best)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Highlights: the Nanshan Pastures
Day 6 TurpanTrainDunhuang
Accommodation: first class soft-sleeper train
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Highlights: Karez Well, underground tombs of Astana, legendary Flaming Mountains, Bezeklik Caves, Emin Minaret, ruined city of Gaochang
Day 7 Dunhuang 
Accommodation: Dunhuang Hotel Four Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Highlights: Singing Sand Dune, Crescent Moon Lake
Day 8 Detail DunhuangPlaneXian
Accommodation: Aurum International Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner (typical local flavor)
Highlights: the Mogao Caves
Day 9 Detail Xian departure
Meal: Breakfast

Day 01 Xian

Arrive in Xian. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the local guide and transferred to four-star Days Hotel & Suites, Xinxing, Xi'an.

Big Wild Goose PagodaDay 02 Xian (B, L)

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.

Day 03 Xian / Urumqi (B, D)

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.

Day 04 Urumqi (B, L)

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.

Day 05 Urumqi / Turpan (B, L)

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.

GaochangDay 06 Turpan / Dunhuang (B, L)

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.

Day 07 Dunhuang (B, L)

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.

Day 8 Dunhuang / Xian (B, D)

Mogao CavesYou 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.

Day 9 Xian (B)

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

Off Season

Off Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD1500 USD290
6-9 Person USD1650 USD250
2-5 Person USD1950 USD250

Shoulder Season

Shoulder Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD1500 USD340
6-9 Person USD1700 USD340
2-5 Person USD2000 USD340

Peak Season

Peak Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD1650 USD320
6-9 Person USD1800 USD360
2-5 Person USD2100 USD360

1. Seasonality
Off-season: January 1- March 14, 2019, November 16, 2019-March 15, 2020
Shoulder season: June, July, August
Peak season: March 15-31, 2019, April, May, September, October, November 1-15, 2019
2. Above prices are not valid during Spring Festival and National Holiday (1-7 October). Please contact us if your equerries fall into the above periods.

The quotations include:

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. 

The quotations exclude:

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

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