Ancient Silk Road Tour

Destinations: Xi'an, Lanzhou, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi

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The Silk Road was once a famous trade route between the East and the West. Travelling along it is the perfect way to explore Southern and Western China, immersing yourself in the differing cultures and ancient Imperial life. You will

enjoy frst class rail tickets, plus domestic flights to ensure you see as much as possible on your two week journey. Stay in quality 4-5* accommodation with delicious daily breakfasts to fuel you for your sight seeing days, and enjoy

traditional local meals for lunch and dinner. Your professional local guides will make sure you don't miss a single highlight of the Ancient Silk Road!


Start in Xi'an and end in Urumqi! With the in-depth cultural tour Ancient Silk Road, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Xi'an, China and 5 other destinations in China. Ancient Silk Road includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


Day 1Depart Australia - Arrive Xi’an (-/-/-)

Enjoy your flight to Xi’an. Check in to your hotel for the next three nights. 

Day 2Xi’an (B/L/D)

Today you will be in awe of the life size Terracotta Warrior Army and see the traditional Tang Dynasty era Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy a delicious dumpling banquet and entertaining Tang Dynasty Show.

Day 3Xi’an (B/L/-)

Admire the thousands of treasures at the Provincial History Museum, then admire the Drum and Bell Tower Square. Wander through the Muslim Quarter and local food market.

Day 4Xi’an - Lanzhou (B/L/D)

Travel by train to historic Lanzhou and explore the river city’s attractions. Enjoy a delicious handmade beef noodle dinner.

Day 5Lanzhou - Jiayuguan (B/L/D)

Continue your journey by train to Jiayuguan where you will visit the Pass and Great Wall. The Pass is known as one of the three wonders of the Great Wall.

Day 6Jiayuguan - Dunhuang (B/-/D)

Visit the fresco Tombs of the Wei and Jin Dynasty. They are known as the encyclopedia of the Silk Road because of their vivid depictions of ancient life. Transfer by train to Dunhuang after lunch.

Day 7Dunhuang (B/L/D)

Explore the World Heritage Listed Mogao Caves, filled with Buddhist cave paintings and sculptures. In the afternoon you will explore Yanguan.

Day 8Dunhuang - Turpan (B/L/-)

In the morning explore the desert of the Humming Sandy Mountain and Crescent Moon Springs. You will also have the chance to take a scenic camel ride! Travel to Turpan by train in the afternoon.

Day 9Turpan (B/-/D)

Tour through the natural and man made sights of Turpan, and learn about the ancient Karez water system. In the evening you will enjoy a traditional song and dance show with Uyghur music.

Day 10Turpan - Urumqi (B/L/D)

Travel to Urumqi, in the foothills of snow-capped mountains. Walk around the Heavenly Lake, surrounded by fir trees. You will enjoy a special roast lamb dinner in this beautiful city.

Day 11Urumqi (B/L/-)

After breakfast you will visit the Xinjiang Museum and also see the famous Tarim Mummies. In the afternoon wander through the bustling Grand Bazaar.

Day 12Depart Urumqi (B/-/-)

The day is free at your leisure until it is time to transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


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