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10 Days Tour of Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, Urumqi

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  • Quotation is free of charge
  • Proposal base on your own request, traveler number and timing
  • Children under 12 years enjoy great discount
  • Appreciate intermix culture, religions and art of western countries, Indian and China.
  • Cultural relics along the Silk Road including Terracotta Army, Buddhist Sites, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes.
  • Stunning natural scenery of Heavenly Lake, Kalakuli Lake and Yadan Geological Park.
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  • Private Tour
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Arrive in Xian (Flight not included)

On arrival at Xian airport, your guides and driver will meet and escort you to hotel downtown. Onward tours include Shanxi History Museum, one of the nation's best, and Ancient City Wall that was the fortification encircles the old Xian city.

Xian has a long history stretches back to over 3100 years. It was the capital city over 10 dynasties in Chinese history and widely known as the eastern terminal of Silk Road. The numerous cultural relics, famous as Terracotta Army draw great number of visitors each year.

Chinese Lunch at local restaurant

Xian Skytel Hotel 3* /Days Hotel & Suites Xinxing 4* /Sofitel on Renmin Square 5*


Xian – Terracotta Army

Today's sightseeing highlighted by the Terracotta Army founded 40km east of Xian city and the Buddhist site - Big Wild Goose Pagoda in downtown area.

The Terracotta Army is a large number of life-size clay sculpture buried 2km in front of the Emperor Qinshihuang's Tomb. In the museum, visitors can view 1,868 unearthed terracotta warriors and chariots that have been restored to their former glory as well as a digging site where the craftsman restoring the broken pieces.

Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant

Xian Skytel Hotel 3* /Days Hotel & Suites Xinxing 4* /Sofitel on Renmin Square 5*


Xian to Dunhuang

Take morning walk to the Muslim Street before taking flight to Dunhuang city. For those who would like to sleep late, can move this visit to day 2. When arrive in Dunhuang, be met and transferred to hotel for a rest.

The Muslim quarters lies 100 meters west of the Bell tower in downtown Xi'an. The 500 meters long avenue paved by bluestones are dotted with many unique stall, souvenir shop, café and bars which are mostly run by Muslim people. Tourists, especially from overseas come and shop here.

Dunhuang Yangguan Hotel 3* /Dunhuang Hotel 4* /The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel 5*

overnight on the train (soft sleeper)


Dunhuang – Mogao Caves

Dunhuang is famous for the Mogao Caves located in the south suburb of the city. Adjacent is the Singing Sand Mountains and Crescent Spring. Experience a Camel ride in the surrounding desert.

Mogao Grottoes or Mogao Caves are a set of temples carved into cliffs 25 km southeast of Dunhuang city. The caves contain the largest and the richest Buddhist art in the world reflecting the political and social situations from 4th to the 14th century in Chinese history. Reaching this important site along the Silk Road, visitors will be able to view 10 of them according to the temperate allocation.

Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant

Dunhuang Yangguan Hotel 3* /Dunhuang Hotel 4* /The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel 5*


Dunhuang to Turpan (Overnight train)

Today's tour take you further into the desert west of Dunhuang city. Sightseeing spots include Yumenguan Pass – the former west gate of Han Dynasty, the Great Wall of the Han Dynasty – eroded in centuries but still impressive, and Yadan Geological Park. Take overnight train to Turpan around 10 pm.

Yadan Geological Park is located 180km west of Dunhuang city with an area of approximately 400 square kilometers. The land formations are unique and varyfrom each other, forming a stunning desert view. The park is vast, you can spend as much as your time to explore and track the trail of Silk Road caravans.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch at local restaurant

Stay on the train (soft sleeper)


Arrive in Turpan

Overnight train takes about 7.5 hours and you arrive in Turpan early in the morning. Check in your hotel with the help of your guide and take onward tours to Suleiman Minaret, Karez Wells, the Ruins of the Ancient City of Jiaohe and enjoy a local vineyard visit.

The Karez Well refers to the Karez water system created by Turpan people in ancient times. It is made up of a series of vertical dug wells and linked by underground channels to collect and transfer water. Karez Well was the main factor that made Turpan an oasis and a famous stop along ancient Silk Route.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch at local Restaurant

Jiaohe Manor Hotel 3* /Jiaohe Manor Hotel 3* /Tuha Petroleum Hotel 5*


Turpan to Urumqi

Drive for Heavenly Lake, some 40km away from Urumqi. Take a boat ride there to enjoy the stunning nature view. Back to hotel in Urumqi in late afternoon.

Located 45km east of Urumqi city, the Heavenly Lake (Tian Chi) is a beautiful alpine lake with Bogda range as backdrop. The lake is 2,000 meters above sea level, covering 4.9 square kilometers. It is now facilitated with walking tracks around the lake and boat ride as well.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch at local Restaurant

City Hotel 3* /Mirage Hotel 4*/ Hoi Tak Hotel 5*


Urumqi to Kashgar (Flight no. TBA)

Board morning flight to Kashgar, the westernmost Chinese city, standing on the border with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Here the Chinese civilization met with the Western's, as well as ethnic minority traditions. After a short rest, immerse yourself in the Bazaar, Id Kah Mosque and Zhiren Street.

Kashgar Bazaar is renowned as the biggest one in central Asia serving locals and merchants for more than 2,000 years. It once was a key trading point along the Silk Road and still serves as the biggest business center in northwest of China. The area is extremely packed on Sunday selling everything that populace wants. Visitors may find interests in a section on the northern part that provide musical instruments, fur caps, carpets and all kinds of souvenirs.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch at local Restaurant

Kashgar Seman Hotel 3* /Tianyuan International Hotel 4*


Kashgar – Karakuli Lake

A day excursion to Lake Karakuli.

Kalakuli Lake is located at the foot of Mirshitage Glacier, 196 km from Kashgar, Xinjing Province. It is the highest lake on the Pamir plateau at an altitude of 3,600. The exceptional beautiful water and mountain views of Kalakuli Lake make it a dreaming place for mountaineers and scenic tour lovers.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch at local Restaurant

Kashgar Seman Hotel 3* /Tianyuan International Hotel 4*


Kashgar – Urumqi (Flight No. TBA)

Take morning flight to Urumqi and forward for your next destination. Pick-up service is included.

As the capital city of Xinjiang Province, Urumqi also serves as transit city for visitors to all major China cities and international cities including Bishkek, Osh, Seoul-Incheon, Novosibirsk, Shymkent, Dushanbe, etc. Please check for extension tours within China at China Tours column or just simply indicate in your inquiry form.


Price Include & Exclude

Price Include
  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet at your hotel, but it might be only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote areas. Lunch will be at local restaurant.
  • Private Transfers: Private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide for transfers in the above cities.
  • English-speaking guide: We choose guide who are responsible, knowledgeable and has a sense of humor to accompany you throughout the city.
  • Hotels: All hotels are well-selected and can be changed to cater for your requirements. Service charge & government taxes are also include.
  • Transportation: Flight/trains as listed above. Airport tax and fuel surcharge fee is included in.
  • Insurance: The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Price Exclude
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges when taking flights.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Items that are not listed in the itinerary.

Travel Tips

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  • The listed prices are for adults. Children between 2 to 11 years old can receive 75% discount. Infant under 2 years only charge 10% but they do not have their own seats on flights and at show events.
  • If your travel party up to 10 persons, please contact for the availability and group rates.
  • Prices are not valid during public holidays like May Day Holiday (April 30th to May 7th), National Day Holiday (Sep 30th - Oct 7th), or any unpredictable big events.
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