Explore Northern Silk Road Tour

Duration: 5 Days
Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang
Departure date:
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Tour Highlights

The Silk Road is a series of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting East and West Asia by linking traders, merchants etc. during various periods of time.

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Day  1  Urumqi   (L)

Upon arrival in the airport, pickup by our English speaking tour guide and drive to hotel. Then driving about 2 Hours to the Heavenly Lake for our visiting. Free time at the International Grand Bazaar at night.

Day  2  Urumqi, Turpan   (B,L)

Drive 90 minutes to Turpan. Explore mysterious attractions & culture in Turpan.

Day  3  Turpan   (B,L,D)

In the morning, we tour the ancient city of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto) near Turpan. We return to Turpan and ride on donkeys before wandering the lively Turpan city weekend bazaar. The Turpan city bazaar is famous for its handicrafts which attract tourists from all over Xinjiang. We will take our overnight soft-sleeper train to Dunhuang. Train No.: k1352 (depart Turpan at 23h05, arrive Dunhuang at 07h32 next day), stay overnight on the train.

Day  4  Dunhuang   (L)

Upon arrival at liuyuan railway station at 07h32, pickup by our English speaking tour guide and drive 3.2 hour (138km) to hotel in Dunhuang, you will have breakfast in the hotel. In summer time, rooms are ready after 12h00. After breakfast, we will go to visit Mogao Grottos and the Crescent Moon Spring & Mingsha Mountain.

Day  5  Dunhuang   (B)

Free time in Dunhuang till transferred to Dunhuang airport according to your flight schedule to your next destination. Recommend you fly to Xian, a city famous for Terra Cotta Underground Armies. http://www.chinadiscover.net/china-tour/xianguide/xian-tours.htm

Package Details

Tour Package Includes:

-- City transfer by overnight train for soft sleeper class: Turpan to Dunhuang.
-- Accommodation in Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi. 
    Deluxe hotels are 4 star, superior hotels are 3 star.
-- Private escorted tour with service of English Speaking tour guide.
-- Private land transfers by air-conditioned company coach.
-- All entrance fees of attractions mentioned in the itinerary.
-- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary "B" stands for American breakfast, "L" for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant. "D" for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.

Tour Package Excludes:

-- Other optional tours and add on activities in Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi.
-- Insurance.
-- Flight arriving Urumqi and departing Dunhuang. 
-- Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, telephone bill, laundry etc.
-- Other tours & meals not mentioned in the itineraries.
-- Gratuities to service staffs. Please read our "Tipping Policy".

Tipping Policy in China

Hi Sara,
Thank you very much for your kind email. Indeed we thoroughly enjoyed our trip to China and came back with very fond and delightful memories of the trip. We were very impressed with the quality of service provided by China Tour Guide. With military precision your English speaking Tour Guides and private car drivers were aavailable at each and every airport and cruise embark and disembark points, holding our names in their hands. They helped us at the airports by getting us boarding cards and at tourist sites by organising tickets etc. The Guides spoke good English which helped us understand the cultural, modern and historic significance of the site seen by us.

Tony and his driver mate in Xian impressed us the most with their exceptional customer service and assistance and Tony's knowledge and English fluency about Xian.

Our friends in Sydney are very excited and impressed to know about our trip itinerary and the quality of service provided by you and are tempted to make plans to see China.

I do use facebook, but from privacy point of view do not join public sites. But surely I have your details and will provide to any one who would like to see China through your company. You have my full reference in this regard.

Once again, thank you very much for your great service. I am glad I chose you as my Trip Advisor. It was sure pleasure to deal with you. Well done! Cheers,

Customer:Inder KirpalaniUpdate Date: Friday, 18 October 2013

Thanks Sara.
It was a great day. And Shannon was terrific as my guide. She is very caring and was always watchful that I was safe. I don't have a smart phone so cant send photos, but will do so when I return to the USA; Thanks again for all you input.

Customer:marionUpdate Date: Friday, 18 October 2013