Silk Road Expedition 14 Days

Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl  
04/19/2017-04/19/2017 $1999.00 $1100.00 $3099.00 $550.00
05/17/2017-05/17/2017 $1999.00 $1200.00 $3199.00 $550.00
06/14/2017-06/14/2017 $1999.00 $1400.00 $3399.00 $600.00
07/12/2017-07/12/2017 $1999.00 $1400.00 $3399.00 $600.00
08/16/2017-08/16/2017 $2099.00 $1200.00 $3299.00 $600.00
09/06/2017-09/06/2017 $2099.00 $1100.00 $3199.00 $600.00
09/20/2017-09/20/2017 $2099.00 $1100.00 $3199.00 $600.00
10/11/2017-10/11/2017 $1999.00 $1400.00 $3399.00 $600.00
Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl  
04/19/2017-04/19/2017 $1999.00 $1100.00 $3099.00 $550.00
05/17/2017-05/17/2017 $1999.00 $1200.00 $3199.00 $550.00
06/14/2017-06/14/2017 $1999.00 $1400.00 $3399.00 $600.00
07/12/2017-07/12/2017 $1999.00 $1400.00 $3399.00 $600.00
08/16/2017-08/16/2017 $2099.00 $1200.00 $3299.00 $600.00
09/06/2017-09/06/2017 $2099.00 $1100.00 $3199.00 $600.00
09/20/2017-09/20/2017 $2099.00 $1100.00 $3199.00 $600.00
10/11/2017-10/11/2017 $1999.00 $1400.00 $3399.00 $600.00

Day 1 | USA-Beijing  

Board a trans-Pacific flight to China's capital of Beijing.

Day 2 | Beijing  

Upon arrival, we are transferred to our luxury accommodations for a good night's rest.

Day 3 | Beijing -Urumqi  AB,L,D

Leave the crowding of Beijing and travel by air to a far-removed world of the Silk Road. Upon arrival at Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the world's most “inland” city, immediately we visit the Xinjiang Minority People's Museum.

Day 4 | Urumqi  AB,L,DP

Drive east of Urumqi to the crescent-shaped Heavenly Lake* (Tianchi), where cool alpine meadows offer a welcome respite from the desert heat. Enjoy a peaceful cruise* on the lake and then visit the Nanshan Farm* for the view of diverse landscapes and the Kazakhs traditional yurt. For our dinner, the Xinjiang specialty cuisine is served. * Due to the cold weather, Heavenly Lake Cruise is closed to the public from November to April, and will open in May.)

Day 5 | Urumqi -Turpan  AB,L,DS

Depart by motorcoach to the legendary oasis town of Turpan. Situated over 500 feet below sea level, it is the second lowest depression in the world (after the Dead Sea) and the hottest spot in China. Drive by the Daben City and Flaming Mountains*. Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Grottoes* and the ancient Karez Underground Irrigation System* are visited. This evening we enjoy a Turpan Minority Dance Show.

Day 6 | Turpan -Urumqi  B,L,DP

Turpan is best known for its grapes and honeydew melons, but is also rich in historical links to the Silk Road. Our tour today features a visit to the Grape Valley. After sampling some of the sweet fruits, we continue on our drive to Urumqi. We visit the Ancient City of Jiaohe* and a Bazaar on the way. This evening we enjoy a traditional roast lamb dinner banquet.

Day 7 | Urumqi -Dunhuang  AB,L,DS

Board a flight for Dunhuang, one of China's most historic cities that served as a rest stop for traders and as the gateway through which Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity entered China. Upon arrival, we complete our day with a visit to the Dunhuang City Museum*. Tonight, we attend a colorful Minority Show following dinner.

Day 8 | Dunhuang  B,L,DH

Embark on a city tour beginning at the White Horse Pagoda*. Continue to visit the Singing Hill*, Crescent Moon Springs*, and finally the Mogao Grottoes*, the largest and the most well preserved cave of arts in the world, listed as one of the World Cultural Heritages. The grotoes showcase the world's most extensive collection of Buddhist paintings and sculptures, and encompass a thousand years of superb Buddhist art.

Day 9 | Dunhuang - Jiayuguang - High Speed Railway - Xining  B,L,D

Proceed to Jiayuguang Pass, the western terminus of the Great Wall. The Great Wall Museum* will be also visited. After dinner, we take the high speed railway to Xining.

Day 10 | Xining  B,L,DP

Our full-day tour of Xining includes not-to-be missed excursions to Riyue Mountain*, Daotang River*, and Qinghai Lake*, the largest inland salt-water lake in China. We will have an opportunity to cruise on the Qinghai Lake. As night falls, we enjoy a delicious local beef hot pot cuisine.

Day 11 | Xining - Lanzhou  B,L,D

Our city tour of the 2000-yearold highland city, Xining, shows us the huge and magnificent Taer Monastery*, where the father of the Gelug Sect of Lamaism Tsongkhapa was born. The Dongguan Mosque* is visited before our motorcoach takes us to Lanzhou.

Day 12 | Lanzhou  B,L,DP

Lanzhou is the capital of Gansu Province with 2000 years of history. A boat excursion takes us to Liu Jia Xia Dam* and Binglingsi Grottoes*. Visit White Pagoda Mountain for the view of the Yellow River. For dinner, enjoy the famous local cuisine - Lanzhou Noodles.

Day 13 | Lanzhou - Beijing  B

We have reached the end of our Silk Road adventure and we transfer to the airport to catch our flight to Beijing. Upon arrival in Beijing we have the remainder of the day to explore the city on our own.

Day 14 | Beijing -USA  AB

Depart this fascinating land on our international homebound flight to the USA, or extend our China experience with a side trip to Hong Kong or Taipei.

Superior Features & Inclusions

  • All five star or local best hotel accommodations:

    Beijing .............................................................. New Otani Hotel (5★)

    Urumqi .....................................................................Hilton Hotel (5★)

    Turpan .......................................Turpan Sun Hotel VIP Building (4★)

    Dunhuang ........................................................Dunhuang Resort (4★)

    Lanzhou ...............................................................Crowne Plaza (5★)

    Xining .................................................Wanda Realm Xining Hotel (5★)

  • Daily comprehensive sightseeing program as outlined in the itinerary.

  • Fine meals as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in hotels and local specialty cuisines:

    Urumqi ......................................................................... Roasted Lamb

    Lanzhou ................................................... Lanzhou Handmade Noodles

    Xining .............................................................................. Beef Hot Pot

  • Special entertainments:

    Urumqi ....................................................Kazakhs Traditional Yurt Visit

    Turpan ...........................................Turpan Ethnic Minority Dance Show

    Dunhuang ......................... Dunhuang Minority Show, Camel Back Ride

  • Experienced and knowledgeable tour guide throughout China.

  • Air-conditioned tour coach with professional driver service.

  • Express overnight train from Jiayuguang to Xining.

  • A bottle of mineral water is provided on the bus every day.

  • Easy recognized luggage tag, badge, and document holder are provided for your convenience.

  • Travel Insurance is provided at no addtional charge to you !

  • Physician consultation strongly recommended for this tour.

  • Select city packages are available for you to extend your trip before or after the tour.