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13 Days Silk Road Tour
 
 
Tour Code:SRA06
 
Destination:Xian-Dunhuang-Turpan-Urumqi-Kashgar-Urumqi-Beijing
 
B-Breakfast L-Lunch D-Dinner
Day by day itinerary
 
 
Day01 Arrive in Xian
 
Pick up at Xianyang international airport(50km) and transfer to hotel. In the morning visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses museum which is the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor in China.
Shannxi History Museum,  visit to Banpo Ancient Village - the remains of a neolithic village dating back 6000 years.
 
Day02 Xian [B+L+D]
 
In the morning walk on the ancient City Wall which was built in 1370 A .D .
Visit the Great Mosque,Bell tower and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Big wild Goose Pagoda is the ancient Buddhism temple, and museum for the famous monk-Xuan Zang.
At night,enjoy the local speciality-the Dumpling Banquet, you will be entertained with the marvelous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Day03 Xian-Dunhuang [B+L+D]
 
Take flight to Dunhuang and transfer to the hotel. Drive 6KM to Crescent moon spring and experience a short camel-riding along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Moon spring

Day 04 Dunhuang - Turpan 
[B+L+D]

Visit the Mogao Grottoes and the Dunhuang Museum. Mogao Grottoes (also known as Thousand Buddha Cave) is one of  three noted grottoes in China and also the largest, best preserved and richest treasure house of Buddhist art in the world. Take an overnight soft sleeper train to Turpan.

Day 05 Turpan [B+L+D]

Pick up at Turpan railway station and transfer to the hotel. After having breakfast at the hotel, visit the Jiaohe Ruins, the Karez Well and the Sugong Pagoda.
 
Day 06 Turpan - Urumqi [B+L+D]

Visit the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves, the Gaochang Ruins and the Flaming Hill. Drive to Urumqi and transfer to the hotel.
 
Day 07 Urumqi - Kashgar [B+L+D]
 
In the morning, visit Heavenly Lake. The lake is 1900 meters above sea level. It is particularly refreshing for travelers arriving in Urumqi from the barren deserts in Xinjiang.
After lunch, to be transferred to airport and take the afternoon flight to Kashgar.
Free at leisure in the evening.
 
Day 08 Kashgar - Urumqi [B+L+D]
 
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit the Idigar Mosque, built in 1426. It is the largest mosque in Xinjiang and the centre of Moslem activities.
Then visit the Abakh Khoja Tomb, which served as the family tomb of Abakh Khoja, the powerful ruler of Kashgar in the 17th century who was revered as a prophet and second only to Mohammed.
Take evening flight back to Urumqi. Free at leisure in the evening.

Day 09 Urumqi - Beijing[B+L+D]

Take flight to Beijing,pick up and transfer to the hotel.The rest time is for yourself to desicover the beauty of Beijing.
 
Day10 Beijing [B+L+D]
 
Visit Tian'anmen square and the Forbidden City, which is the largest ancient imperial palaces group in the world with 500 years history.
In the afternoon Visit the Temple of Heaven - the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world.
The Beijing Duck Dinner is served at the original, century-old Quan Ju De restaurant and then you will be entertained by Peking Opera performance at a famous Theatre.

Day 11 Beijing [B+L+D]
 
Drive to the Badaling Great Wall, which is 60 miles away from downtown and about 1.5 hour's driving. After lunch, drive (20 minutes) to the Ming Tombs, the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history .
The a la carte dinner is served at a famous resturamt in the Wangfujing area.

Day12 Beijing [B+L+D]
 
Visit the Summer Palace ,and the Lama temple . The Summer palace is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden .
 
Day13 Exzit Beijing

See off.
 
Get the price: This tour is a private tour and departure date will be based on your request. Prices depend on travel seasons and will be quoted upon request.