Silk Road Itinerary

Silk Road Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Depart Your Country
2 Arrive Beijing – Met by guide and transferred to your central area hotel.
3 Beijing – Guide will take you to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. BLD
4 Beijing – Guide will take you to the Great Wall at Badaling, the Summer Palace and the Lama Temple. BLD
5 Beijing/Urumqi by morning air. In Urumqi you will be met by the local guide and taken to lunch. After lunch you will go to the Grand Bazaar and city tour. Transfer to central area hotel. BLD
6 Urumqi/Heavenly Lake/Urumqi – Guide will take you to beautiful Heavenly Lake and boat ride past a temple built in 1221. Have lunch at one of the Family restaurants at a Yurt. Return to Urumqi. BLD
7 Urumqi/Kashgar by morning air. Met by the local guide and taken to lunch. After lunch you will visit the Markets, Muslim Mosque and Tombs. Transfer to your central area hotel. BLD
8 Kashgar/Urumqi by afternoon air. Guide will take you to the Grand Baazar and City Mosque before lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Urumqi. In Urumqi you will be met by the local guide and transferred to your hotel. BLD
9 Urumqi/Turpan by car. Guide will take you through the beautiful desert and flaming mountains to Turpan in the Gobi desert. In the afternoon you will visit the SuGong Tower and Mosque built in 1777 with the only Minaret or Tower in the Muslim world. Visit the Bezeklik Thousand Budda Caves. Transfer to your hotel. BLD
10 Turpqn/Urumqi – Guide will take you to Grape Valley known for the sweetest grapes in the world. Visit the one and only winery and taste the many wines they produce. Have lunch with a local family in their home of traditional Muslim food. See how they produce raisins above their homes. In the afternoon you will return to Urumqi to your hotel. BLD (if time you will visit the ancient city of Gaochang)
11 Urumqi/Dunhuang – Guide will take you to the airport for your morning flight to Dunhuang. In Dunhuang you will be met by the local guide. You will visit the local Silk Road Museum to learn the history of the Silk Road. Guide will transfer you to your hotel. BLD
12 Dunhuang – Guide will take you to the famous Mugao Caves known to be the best preserved Buddhist Caves in China started in 366 B.C. until 492. There are 735 caves. The Library Cave was only discovered in 1900 hidden behind another cave. In the afternoon you will visit the large Sand Dunes and take a camel ride if you wish. Have a cold drink at the Crescent Lake Oasis. Return to the city. BLD
13 Dunhuang/Xian by mid morning air. In Xian you will be met by the local guide and taken to lunch before transferring to your central area hotel. In the afternoon you will visit the famous Shaanxi Provincial Museum. In the evening you will attend the famous Tang Dynasty Dinner and Show. BLD
14 Xian/Beijing by evening air. In the morning the guide will take you to the famous Terra Cotta Warriors site and hopefully meet one of the farmers who originally found the site while digging a well. (he is usually found signing books) In the afternoon after lunch at the Museum you will go to the HuaQing Pools Winter Palace of the Tang Dynasty. Guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Beijing. In Beijing you will be met by the local agent and transferred to a central area hotel. BL Dinner on your own tonight.
15 Beijing/Home – Guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight home. B. only.
EXTENSION TOURS MAY BE ADDED ON!
Included: All domestic transportation, hotels, meals as listed, sightseeing and some evening entertainment as listed. English speaking guides with car or bus with drivers.
Not Included: Tips to guides and drivers, Chinese visa (we have the forms and instructions) and any expenses of a personal nature. International Air may be booked through us or you may use your own arrangements or frequent flyer miles.

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