Itenery of 12-Day Silk Road Tour

Day-1: Arrival in Beijing, the capital of modern China. Our guide and driver meet and transfer you to local tourism restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Qianmen Hotel

Day-2: Morning flight leaving Beijing for Xian - served as the capital for 11 dynasties. Here you can see some of China’s most outstanding archeological discoveries . Afternoon visit the mosque, the Bell Tower , and Wild Goose Pagoda. Evening, special dinner show at Tang Dynasty Theater. Overnight at Jianguo Hotel

Day-3: Morning visits the famous tombs of Emperor Qin Shi Huang and magnificent Terra Cotta warriors. Afternoon flight to Dunhuang-the most important trade hubs between inland China and central Asia in Han and Tang Dynasties. It is located in the western part of Gansu province. Upon arrival , visit night bazaar, sand dunes and camel ride to Crescent Moon Lake. Overnight at Dunhuang Hotel

Day-4: Full day visit to the Mogao Grottes, the best preserved example of Buddhist cave art in China. After dinner take flight to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region – the largest province in China. Overnight at Hotel World Plaza

Day-5: Drive to Turpan – famous with the “ four most “ in China ( the lowest place , the driest , hottest and the sweetest ). Afternoon, visit the ruins of Ancient City of Jiaohe , local museum and Karez Well - an underground irrigation system in Turpan ). In the evening enjoying Uygur dance performance. Overnight at Turpan Oasis Hotel

Day-6: Visit the ruins of Gaochang ancient city , Bezkelik Thousand Buddha Caves , Astana Ancient Tombs , Grape Valley and Emin Minaret . After lunch drive back to Urumqi. Overnight in Hotel World Plaza

Day-7: Morning drive to the Heavenly Lake – a project of Man & Biology by UNESCO , enjoying a boat trip on the lake and a visit to a Kazak yurt. Evening flight to Kashgar , a giant oasis and key city on the Silk Road. Overnight at Seman Hotel

Day-8: Visit Id - kah Mosque - the largest mosque in northwest China. Abahoja Tombs - a family tomb for centuries. Overnight in Seman Hotel

Day-9: Full day excursion to Sunday bazaar – one of most colorful markets in China with thousands of people buying and selling their fascinating wares . After dinner fly back to Urumqi. Overnight in Hotel World Plaza

Day-10: Morning flight to Beijing. An unusual experience awaits you to visit the old Hutong residential neighborhood and Forbidden City. Overnight in Qianmen Hotel

Day-11: Excursion to the Great Wall (Mutianyu) and Ming Tombs. Dinner enjoying the famous Beijing Roasted Duck in Quanjude Restaurant. Overnight in Qianmen Hotel

Day-12: Morning transfer to Beijing Airport for your homeward flight.