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Silk Road Adventure 11 Day Tour


Silk Road Adventure 11 Day Tour



Weekly Guaranteed Departure Based On Minimum of 2 Pax with Tuesday Arrival in Beijing



Tour Summary



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Day01 Arrival in Beijing

Upon arrival, greeted at airport and transferred to hotel for rest.

Hotel: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao Hotel or similar 



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Day02 Beijing-Urumqi (B/L/D)

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After hotel breakfast, drive by Olympic Village and have a photo stop at the Bird Nest & Water Cube. Afterwards, take a flight to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Hotel: Hoi Tak Hotel 5* or similar


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Day03 Urumqi (B/L/D)

In the morning, we will visit the new Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum and stop by the Red Mountain for a panoramic view of the city. In the afternoon, we pay a visit to the Heavenly Lake on the top the Heavenly Mountain.


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Day04 Urumqi-Turpan-Dunhuang (B/L/D)  overnight train

Depart for Turpan after hotel breakfast. Upon arrival, visit Jiaohe Ruins, the largest and best-preserved earth construction in the world. Although 2,000 years have passed, the former glory of Jiaohe can still be found in these ruins. Afterwards, visit the ancient Karez irrigation system. Water flowing from the melting snows of the northern mountains, is supplied to Turpan by man-made underground channels or "karez". Then visit the famous Grape Valley and stop by the Grand Mosuqe. After dinner, we will take the overnight train to Dunhuang.

Accommodation: Overnight Train (soft sleeper: 4 persons in one cabin)



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Day05 Dunhuang (B/L/D)

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Arrive in Dunhuang and transfer to the hotel for rest. After lunch, pay a visit to the famous Mogao Caves, where 492 surviving grottoes are lined with Buddhist carvings, and frescoes dating back to 366 AD.

Hotel: The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel or similar


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Day06 Dunhuang (B/L/D)

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This morning, we ride camels to the Mingsha Hill also known as the Singing Sand Dunes and the beautiful crescent pool in the Crescent Moon Spring. Afternoon, visit Ancient Song Town and local free market.



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Day07 Dunhuang-Jiayuguan (B/L/D)

After hotel breakfast, visit Dunhuang Museum. In the afternoon, depart for Jiayuguan. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for rest.

Hotel: Jiayuguan Hotel or similar




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Day08 Jiayuguan-Xian (B/L/D)

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Today, you visit Jiayuguan Fort, which marks the western end of the Great Wall on the edge of the desert, the 6th century Wei Dynasty tombs, Afterwards, fly to Xian.

Hotel: Titan Times Hotel 5* or simila



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Day09 Xian (B/L/SD)

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We will have a full day visit to the Terra-cotta Warriors& Horses, which are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, and pay a visit to the Terra-cotta Figure Workshop en route. After lunch, pay a visit to the Qinshihuang Mausoleum. Tonight, Dumpling Banquet & Tang Dynasty Show will be served.




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Day10 Xian-Shanghai (B/L)

After hotel breakfast, take a morning flight to Shanghai. Meet at airport and transfer to hotel for rest. Enjoy rest of the day as free time to explore this renowned international metropolis.

Hotel: Sheraton Hotel Hongqiao Shanghai 5* or similar



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Day11 Shanghai Departure (B)

Transfer to airport after breakfast for the homebound flight.