Best of Silk Road Tour from Beijing to Kashgar 10 Days

Cultural & Theme Tours, Beijing airport to Kashgar airport

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This 9-night Silk Road private tour takes you to explore the Chinese section of ancient Silk Road from Xian to Kashgar. You will travel to Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi and Kashgar.
Day 1. Arrival Beijing Upon arrival, met by our guide and transferred to hotel. Overnight: Beijing 4 star hotelDay 2. Beijing (B)Take a ride to Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall in the morning for a visit. And you will visit Summer Palace in the afternoon. Overnight: Beijing 4 star hotelDay 3. Beijing - Xi'an Via Bullet Train (B)You will visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City in the morning. Then transfer to Beijing South Railway Station to catch a 6-hour bullet train to Xian. Upon arrival, met by our guide and transferred to hotel. Overnight: Xi'an 4 star hotelDay 4. Xi'an (B)The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum is one of the highlights of the Silk Road. you will take one hour ride for a visit in the morning. Then you will visit Old City Wall and Muslim Quarter in the afternoon. Overnight: Xi'an 4 star hotelDay 5. Xian/Dunhuang(B)  Via FlightEarly morning flight to Dunhuang, transferred to hotel. In the afternoon, you will view the Singing Sand Dunes and Crescent Spring in the desert. Explore the night market in the evening. Overnight: Dunhuang 4 star hotelDay 6. Dunhuang/Turpan(B) via Bullet TrainIn the morning, you will visit Mogao Caves, the most important site on the Silk Road. Colorful fresco, statues telling you various stories about Buddha.Afterwards you will be transferred to Liuyuan railway station catch 4-hour bullet train to Turpan. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight: Turpan 4 star hotelDay 7. Turpan(B)Today you will visit Bezklik Grottos, Astana Ancient Tombs, the Ancient City of Jiaohe and Gaochang, Karez Irrigation System, and Emin Minaret.Overnight in Turpan 4 star hotelDay 8. Turpan/Urumqi (B)You will take a 3-hour ride to Urumqi where you will visit Xinjiang Museum(close on Mondays), mummies are a must-see in it, particularly Loulan Beauty and Xiaohe Beauty. Then you will visit the beautiful Heavenly Lake this afternoon. Overnight in Urumqi 5 star hotelDay 9. Urumqi/Kashgar(B) via FlightTake a morning flight to Kashgar. Then start the busy day, you will see the well-known Grand Bazaar, Apa Hojia Tomb, Idkar Mosque, old town of Kashgar.Overnight in Kashgar 4 star hotelDay 10. Departing from Kashgar(B)Transferred to the airport to catch your flight heading your next destination.End of the trip.

What’s included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Local guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Arfare(Economy class) Xian/Dunhuang, Urumqi/Kashgar
  • Bullet train Beijing/Xian, Liuyuan(Dunhuang)/Turpan (Second Class)
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Mogao Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Id Kah Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Abakh Hoja Tomb
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)
  • Entry/Admission - Astana-Karakhoja Tombs
  • Entry/Admission - Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan)
  • Entry/Admission - Karez System
  • Entry/Admission - Singing Sand Dunes

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities


  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience