SilkRoad 11 Days Xian to DunHuang
This tour begins from Xi'an, the starting point of Silk Road, you will visit the Terracotta Warirors, and take fast train to travel to GanSu Province which was known in the history as HeXi Corridor, along the way, you will visit XiaHe, BingLing Temple, JiaYuGuan and MoGao Grottoes.
Destination: Xian, LanZhou, XiaHe, BingLing Temple, JiaYuGuan, DunHuang
Duration: 11 Days
Price: Price upon request
Why You Will Love This Tour:
Essence of the Silk Road Tour Highlights in 11 Days
Terracotta Army, Labrang Temple, JiaYuGuan and MoGao Grottoes in Dunhuang
No Shopping Stops on the Way
Direct Booking from China With No Middlemen
Arrival in Xian
Upon your arrival in Xi'an at the airport / train station, our guide and driver will meet you and private transfer directly to the hotel. the rest of day will be at your own leisure.
Stay in Xi'an
Terracotta Warriors, City Wall, Muslim Street Market
Our guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby in the morning, private transfer directly to the Museum of Terracotta Warirors ( recommended departure time is 08:00 ). It takes about one hour drive to arrive at the museum, we will stay for about 2.5 hours to 3 hours to visit each of the exhibitions on the site. Lunch will be service in local Chinese restaurant. City tour in the afternoon to visit the Ming Dynasty City Wall, and enjoy a biking trip on top of the wall. Exploring the Muslim Street Market as well as the ancient Great Mosque built in late Tang dynasty some 1,000 years ago. Dinner in the evening will be the Dumpling Banquet with Tang Dynasty Music & Dancing Show
Stay in Xi'an
Wild Goose Pagoda, History Museum, Train to LanZhou
We check out of the hotel in the morning, private tour in the morning to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda built some 1,300 years ago during the Tang Dynasty, it serves as one of the landmarks of Xi'an, exploring the Xian History Museum to see some wonderful cultural artifacts unearthed from the city showing the once-glory history of the city. After lunch, we will come to Xian North Station taking the bullet train heading to LanZhou in Northwest of China. Upon arrival, be met by our guide and driver to transfer to the hotel.
Stay in LanZhou
White Pagoda, Yellow River, GanSu History Museum
Private tour today to visit the White Pagoda Hill by taking one way cable car to the top, enjoy a bird's eye view of whole LanZhou city, we will come down the mountain on foot to walk over the old iron bridge cross the Yellow River. After lunch, come to GanSu Provincial Museum - many artifacts on display here shows the ancient cultural and ecomonic exchange along the HeXi Corridor.
Transfer back to the hotel. the rest of day will be at your own leisure.
Stay in LanZhou
BingLing Grottoes, Drive to XiaHe
Check out of the hotel in the morning, drive for two hours to the Yellow River port in YoingJing county, we will take a boat trip to the BingLing Grottoes hidden in the valley, enjoy a tour on foot in the valley to see ancient Buddhist carvings and frescoes remain from over one thousand years ago. Continue our drive to XiaHe Tibetan County, the drive will take about two hours. Check into the hotel. the rest of day will be at your own leisure.
Stay in XiaHe
Labrang Monastery, Tibetan Family Visit, SangKe Grassland
Morning tour to visit the famous Labrang Monastery which is one of the most famous temples in Tibetan culture, it is exactly a treasure house holding many cultural artifacts and fine arts built in the past hundreds of years. we will also visit a local Tibetan family and get a close touch of the local life here in SangKe Grassland.
Stay in XiaHe
Drive back to LanZhou, Free time
Check out of the hotel in the morning, we will drive back to LanZhou. Check into the hotel then, the rest of day will be at your own lesiure to explore the city on your own.
Stay in LanZhou
Fast Train to JiaYuGuan, Great Wall
We check out of the hotel in the morning after breakfast, private transfer to LanZhou West Station, taking fast train heading to JiaYuGuan City in the GoBi Desert. Upon arrival, our guide and driver will meet you and directly transfer to visit the famous west end of Great Wall of China - known as JiaYuGuan Fortification, climb the Hanging Great Wall built on cliffs, and visit the Great Wall Museum.
Stay in JiaYuGuan
Drive to DunHuang, DunHuang Museum
Check out of the hotel in the morning, we will drive through the GoBi Desert from JiaYuGuan to DunHuang city located futher to Northwest of China. check in the hotel upon arrival, afternoon visit the the DunHuang Museum to see some cultural artifacts unearthed locally showing the history of DunHuang in the time of Silk Road. this is a very small oasis town that going to any place in the city could be done on foot. You may explore the famous ShaZhou evening market on your own.
Stay in DunHuang
MoGao Grottoes, Singing Sand Dunes, Crescent Lake
Drive for 20 minutes out of DunHuang city in the morning, we will spend whole morning to visit the UNESCO site - DunHuang Buddhist Grottoes, as the best preserved Buddhist murals in the world, the whole complex consists of over 600 caves and shrines all dates back to over 1,000 years ago. carvings, statues, and murals in these caves are so well-preserved as if the artists had just done the work. we will also visit the MoGao Grottoes Museum to see some ancient manuscripts written in different languages.
After lunch, we come to the Singing Sand Dunes and mysterious Crecent lake, enjoy a nice camel riding on the sand dunes and enjoy some free time to walk around the lake side. Transfer back to the hotel.
Stay in DunHuang
Enjoy a free morning at your leisure, our guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby, private transfer to the airport, or train station for your onward journey. this is not a good bye, but au revoir. Though DunHuang is located in far Northwest of China in the Gobi Desert, it has airport connecting all major cities in China, you may choose to either continue the journey along the Silk Road, or directly fly to Shanghai, Beijing, or other cities in China.
Inter-city bullet train tickets on the Silk Road
4 Star hotel accommodations along the way in each city
Entrance fee to all the heritage sites as listed in the itinerary
Private professional English-speaking guide in each city
Private transfer + driver in each city during the tour service
All road tolls, Parking fee and tax included
Daily breakfast served in the hotel
Bottled drinking water supply during the tour activity
Service if not mentioned in the itinerary
International flight tickets and China visa
Tips to guide and driver ( recommended )
This Silk Road Tour of 11 Days is a private tour. Please contact us to request a quote for a customized tour with everything designed just for you or your family.
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