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22 Days Silk Road & Modern City Tour

Price From: US$ 3,121

Departure: Daily
Duration: 22 days
Accommodation: 20 nights in well selected hotel (2 persons share one room with daily breakfasts).
Destination: Beijing - Urumqi - Korla - Kuqa - Aksu - Kashgar - Hetian - Minfeng - Korla - Turpan - Dunhuang - Xian - Shanghai
Payment Method: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire, Western Union
Tour Guide Language: English, other language speaking guide is available, if need, please contact us!
Feature: 22 Days Tour covers many cities along the silk road and Beijing, Shanghai in China.

Itinerary of: 22 Days Silk Road & Modern City Tour

Day 1
Arrival in Beijing

Our guide will meet you after you pass the baggage claim area at Beijing Airport and will transfer you to the well-located hotel. The rest of the day will be free time.

Day 2
Beijing (B, L, D)
Peking Rost Duck

Pick you up from your hotel and visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. A Beijing Duck dinner will be served at a famous restaurant followed by a lively Peking Opera performance at the Liyuan Theatre. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.

Day 3
Beijing (B, L)
Badaling Great Wall

Pick you up from your hotel and visit the Badaling Great Wall, the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb in the afternoon. On the way back to downtown, drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium). You will see its appearance at a distance. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.

Day 4
Beijing - Urumqi (B, L)
Summer Palace

Pick you up from your hotel and visit the Summer Palace. Take a flight to Urumqi and transfer to the hotel.

Day 5
Urumqi - Korla (B)
Tiemen Pass

Drive to Korla and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Tiemen Pass.
- Tiemen Pass: As one of 26 famous passes in China, Tiemen Pass was a natural barrier between South and North of Xinjiang. It was also an important strategic passage of Silk Road and got its name for it as solid and firm as an iron gate. On the both sides are the steep and bold cliffs while the torrential Kongque River (Peacock River) runs roughly downwards. Due to its advantaged position, it is hard to aggress and capture it. It exercised great military function in ancient time, and all the masters tried to conquer it. Nowadays, it may look like a bit desolated.

Day 6
Korla - Kuqa (B)
Subashi Ruins

Drive to Kuqa and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Subashi Ruins.

Day 7
Kuqa - Aksu (B)
Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves

Visit the Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves. Drive to Aksu and transfer to the hotel.

Day 8
Aksu - Kashgar (B)
Taklam Desert

Drive to Kashgar and transfer to the local best hotel.

Day 9
Kashgar - Karakuri Lake - Kashgar (B)
Karakuri Lake

Drive to Karakuri Lake and have a visit there. Drive back to Kashgar and transfer to the local best hotel. (Tips: Karakuri Lake, 3,600 meters above the sea level, lies at the foot of mountain Muztagata. Due to the sharp elevation of altitude, you may feel sickness on the way. En route, you may come across some vendors selling fruits or Nang (Chinese bread) and we suggest you buy some to take with. To keep chewing something or eating some fruits can make you easy and feel better to some extent.)
- Karakuri Lake: The lake sits at an elevation of 3,600 meters above the sea level and is surrounded by a series of mountains. The Mount Muztagata, "the Father of Iceberg", on the east side of the lake reflecting its white capped peaks on the blue lakefront, compose a splendid landscape painting. While the sun rising, the color of the lake changes from time to time, from light blue to golden yellow to light pink to different colors accordingly. It feels like a fairyland.

Day 10
Kashgar (B)
Id kah Mosque

Visit the famous Sunday Market, the Id Kah Mosque and the Abakh Khoja Tomb.

Day 11
Kashgar - Hetian (B)
Yarkant King Mausodeum

Drive to Hetian. Visit the Yarkant King Mausoleum and the Yingisar Uigur Knife Making. Stay overnight at the local hotel.(Tips: Hetain earns its fame in the world by virtue of its rich jade products and breeds of tasty fruits. People claim that you can find jade in every corner in Hetian, which reflects the great production of jade in Hetian. Generally, the jade is excavated from the Yurungkax River banks. Due to the area's distinctive climate temperature difference, the fruits in Hetian are much sweeter and more fragrant than those in other regions. The cantaloupes are one of the most famous fruits. Visit Hetian in the harvest season and you can see and learn more about their excellent fruits.)

Day 12
Hetian - Minfeng (B)
Paper Making

Visit the Silk Village, see a hundred years' old walnut tree and learn about paper making. On the way to Minfeng, you can visit a local bazaar and see the unique costume of minority people in Yutian city. Stay at a local hotel for overnight.

Day 13
Minfeng - Korla (B)
Taklamakan Desert

Drive to Korla through the Taklamakan Desert and enjoy the scenery of sand dunes. Stay overnight at the local hotel. (Tips: It takes you about 7 or 8 hours driving on the road. You will be driven through the second largest desert by the longest desert road in the world. On the way, you can enjoy the magnificent scene of Taklamakan Desert and also forests of desert poplars which have lived without water over hundreds of years. At noon, you will have your lunch near Tarim River. Because you will go through the desert for a whole day, it is advisable to wear a pair of sunglasses, bring enough water and also protect your camera well from sandstorm.)
- Taklamakan Desert: As the second largest desert in the world, Taklamakan covers an area of 33, 700 square kilometers (over 13 square miles). In Uyghur, Taklamakan means you can get in but never out, so the desert is also called "Sea of Death". Actually, there are densely planted poplars in the desert along rivers, forming a "green corridor" in it.

Day 14
Korla - Turpan (B)

Drive to Turpan and transfer to the hotel.

Day 15
Turpan (B)
Flaming Hill

Pick you up from your hotel and visit the Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave, the Gaochang Ruins and the Flaming Hill.

Day 16
Turpan - Dunhuang (B)
Sugong Gagoda

Pick you up from your hotel and visit the Jiaohe Ruins, the Karez Well and the Sugong Pagoda. Take an overnight soft sleeper train to Dunhuang.

Day 17
Dunhuang
Mogao Grottoes

You will be picked up at the railway station and transferred to the hotel. Breakfast will be your choice. Visit the Mogao Grottoes and the Dunhuang Museum.

Day 18
Dunhuang - Xian (B)
Crescent Spring

You will experience a short camel-ride along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Spring. Take a flight to Xian and visit the City Wall on the way to the hotel.

Day 19
Xian (B, L)
Terracotta Warriors

Pick you up from your hotel and visit the Terra Cotta Warriors. To avoid having the poor food at the site, you will take the highway back to downtown to have lunch at a well-known Cantonese cuisine restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty Show in the evening. After the tour transfer back to your hotel.

Day 20
Xian - Shanghai (B, L)
Great Mosque

Pick you up from your hotel and visit the Great Mosque and a local family in the morning. After enjoying the a la carte lunch at a local famous restaurant, take a flight to Shanghai and be transferred to the hotel.

Day 21
Shanghai (B, L, D)
The Bund

Visit the Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden. In the afternoon, visit The Bund and Nanjing Road. Tonight a memorable a la carte dinner is served at Central Hotel, whose restaurant Wang Bao He has a history of around 260 years and is the best place to serve Shanghai Cuisine. The dinner will be followed by the Portman Acrobatic Show at the Shanghai Centre Theatre.

Day 22
Departure from Shanghai (B)

Pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the airport. See off.

Tour Price for Per Person(US$)
22 Days Silk Road & Modern City Tour Package – Hotel in Use
City
Luxury Class
Standard Class
Beijing
Urumqi
Korla
Korla Loulan Hotel
Korla Loulan Hotel
Kuqa
Kuqa Hotel
Kuqa Hotel
Aksu
Aksu Jinlan Hotel
Aksu Jinlan Hotel
Kashgar
The local best hotel
The local best hotel
Hetian
Hetian Hotel
Hetian Hotel
Minfeng
Minfeng Ni Ya Hotel
Minfeng Ni Ya Hotel
Turpan
Turpan Oasis Hotel
Turpan Oasis Hotel
Dunhuang
Dunhuang Hotel
Dunhuang Hotel
Lanzhou
Xiahe
Xiahe Labuleng Hotel
Xiahe Labuleng Hotel
Xian
Shanghai
Price List for 22 Days Silk Road & Modern City Tour Package - price for per person
Tour Type
2~5 persons
6~9 persons
10 persons above
Luxury Class
US$ 4900
US$ 3924
US$ 3410
Standard Class
US$ 4612
US$ 3635
US$ 3121

Price including:  
1. Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel;
2. Entrance fees for sightseeing;
3. Meals as listed in itinerary, B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner;
4. Personal English-speaking tour Guide & Driver;
5. Private air-conditioned car or van;
6. Hotels (twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary;
7. Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels;
8. All domestic flights and train tickets from city to city mentioned above.

Price excluding:
1. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets;
2. Visa Fees;
3. Personal Expenses;
4. Single Room Supplement;
5. Tips to the guide and the driver.

 

Please Note:
1. Price may vary according to different seasons. You can extend your stay in Shanghai after this package finished, we will keep the discount hotel rate for you for the extended days.
2. You could choose any hotel in our website and tell us, we will tell you a price of this tour.
3. Children taller than 1.1 meter should be charged as full price, children shorter than 1.1 meter should be charged only half of the price.

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