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Tour Along the Great Silk Road

11-Day Tour from Xian to Kashgar
Day 1–3 Xi'an
  • Terracotta Army
  • Make a terracotta warrior
2 hrs
Day 4 Zhangye
  • Rainbow Mountains
7 hrs
Day 5-6 Dunhuang
  • Mogao Caves
  • Desert Scenery
3 hrs
Day 7 Turpan
  • Jiaohe Ancient City
  • Karez Wells
1 hrs
Day 8 Urumqi
  • Xinjiang Museum
  • Bazaar
2 hrs
Day 9-11 Kashgar
  • Handicraft
  • Old City


  • Meet the Terracotta Army and make a mini terracotta warrior with a local artisan.
  • Take photos of the Rainbow Mountains, one of world's 25 dream travel destinations as described by many well-known websites.
  • Grasp the opportunity to see the Mogao Caves, which might disappear in 50 years.
  • Enjoy afternoon tea with some locals in an ancient Uyghur teahouse.
  • Experience a bazaar that has existed for centuries on the Silk Road — the Kashgar Livestock Market.
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Tailor Make Your Tour:
  • Your Schedule
  • Your Interests
  • Your Hotel Tastes
From US$2,979 p/p

Based on 2 persons & 4-star hotels for reference

Itinerary Details

From Xi’an to Kashgar, the eastern end to the western end of the Silk Road in China, this Silk Road tour offers you the chance to see the highlights along the Silk Road. You will see marvelous landscapes, the extraordinary culture, and have authentic interaction with the locals.

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Day 1Xi'an Arrival


Your private guide will be waiting for you in the airport/train station arrivals area. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you check in.

Hotel options:
Grand Noble Hotel
Wyndham Grand Xian South

Day 2The Terracotta Warriors and a Traditional Cave Dwelling
Day 3 Xian City Highlights and a Flight to Zhangye
Day 4 Danxia National Geological Park and a Train to Dunhuang
Day 5 The Mogao Caves, Copy a Mural, and a Camel Riding Experience
Day 6 The Great Wall of the Han Dynasty and a Train to Turpan
Day 7 The Ruins of the Ancient City of Jiaohe and Turpan City Highlights
Day 8 Train to Urumqi and City Highlights
Day 9 Flight to Kashgar and Local Handicrafts Street
Day 10 Livestock Market and Kashgar Ancient City
Day 11Kashgar Departure

Our Service Includes

  • One-to-one consultancy with our travel expert
  • Versatile and knowledgeable local guides
  • Your own chauffeur and comfortable vehicle
  • Hand-picked hotels to suit your preferences
  • Hotel buffet breakfasts and local restaurant lunches
  • Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
  • The booking of internal transportation per your preferences
  • A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling

Trip Notes

1. Extend the Tour

  • Beijing: add 3-4 days — Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
  • Lanzhou: add 1 day — Bingling Temple Grotto
  • Xiahe: add 1 day — Tibetan culture, the Labrang Lamasery
  • Jiayuguan: add 1 day — The Jiayuguan Pass (including Great Walls Museum)
  • Shanghai: For international transportation, visit the Bund, the Shanghai Tower and watertowns
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2. Accommodation

In remote cities, such as Kashgar and Turpan, star-rated hotels might not be as good as the same standard of hotels in big cities due to local situations. To provide you with a comfortable experience, we have selected the best possible hotels for you.

3. Transportation

China is a huge country, so to make your travel experience more efficient, we usually arrange flights to connect your destinations.

China's high-speed rail network is afast-paced way to travel. We recommend taking high-speed trains for journeys of less than 6 hours to interested customers — please tell us if you are one of them.

4. Overnight Train

This tour includes an overnight train experience. We have arranged a deluxe soft sleeper for you, which means you will have a private compartment with a door and two soft sleepers (bunks) in it. The bunks are each equipped with a pillow and a blanket. All the bedding is clean and sterilized.

If you are traveling in a group with more than two people, we can also arrange normal soft sleepers for you. This is a compartment with four soft sleepers (bunks) to make sure that your group is in one compartment.