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Chinese Silk Route

 

Summary:

The Silk Route was created by the traders and armies that used to travel through Central Asia to China. They were followed by the Mongul armies of Genghis and Kublai Khan, and it is this route that we follow across western China. The gateway to China is t...

Duration
22 Days
Cities
8
Next Departure
03-Jul-2021
Starting at
USD 3,465.00
Price per day
USD 158.00

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Dragoman
Tour
Chinese Silk Route
Travel Quality
Budget Travel
Group Size
0 - 24
Minimum Age
18 Years

Summary

The Silk Route was created by the traders and armies that used to travel through Central Asia to China. They were followed by the Mongul armies of Genghis and Kublai Khan, and it is this route that we follow across western China. The gateway to China is the infamous Torugart pass, near the city of Kashgar, a wonderful place to see the diverse peoples of the region. You must be there for the Sunday Market. On this journey we cross the Taklamakan Desert, 'the desert you enter and never come out of' to the western end of the Great Wall of China and climb onto the lower slopes of the Tibetan plateau to the holy city of Xiahe, with it's remarkable Tibetan Buddhist temples and architecture. There are numerous remarkable monuments, such as the giant Buddha of Bingling Si, the Jiaohe ruins at Turpan and, of course, the wonders of Xi'an and the terracotta army.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Kashgar
Day 2.
Kashgar
Day 3.
Kashgar
Day 4.
Aksu
Day 5.
Korle
Day 6.
Urumqi
Day 7.
Urumqi
Day 8.
Turpan
Day 9.
Turpan
Day 10.
Dunhuang
Day 11.
Dunhuang
Day 12.
Jiayuguan
Day 13.
Zhangye
Day 14.
Liujiaxia
Day 15.
Xiahe
Day 16.
Xiahe
Day 17.
Xiahe
Day 18.
Lanzhou
Day 19.
Pingliang
Day 20.
Pingliang
Day 21.
Xi'an
Day 22.
Xi'an

Visited cities (8): Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Kashgar, Lanzhou, Pingliang, Urumqi, Xian, Zhangye

 

Details

A real journey along China's Silk Road and it's variety of cultures. Some long day drives are really worthwhile to travel through these more remote regions of China; small hotels and excellent local food are mixed with some camping.

Remarks

Highlights

  • Explore Kashgar's traditional Sunday market and Animal market
  • Cross the Taklamakan Desert
  • Exploration of the oasis and the Jiaohe ruins at Turpan
  • Guided tour of the Mogao caves, Dunhuang
  • Camp near an adobe section of the Great Wall near Jiayuguan
  • Explore the colourful natural phenomenon of the Rainbow Mountains
  • Cross the northern end of the Tibetan Plateau
  • Explore Xiahe - one of Tibets most historic cities
  • See Bingling Si's vast Buddha statue and outstanding cave sculptures
  • Explore the stunningly beautiful Mt. Kongtong and its temples
  • Guided tour of Xi'an's world famous Terracotta Warriors

Included in Price

  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, One Local Crew Member
  • Breakfasts x 6, Lunches x 2, Dinner x 2
  • Basic Hotel 14 nightsCamping without facilities 2 nightsGuesthouse 3 nightsComfortable Hotel 2 nights

Important!

  • Your itinerary may include easy-paced day walks, bike rides, and other activities that are not too strenuous.
  • This trip has a bit of everything. Some areas that you travel through may be physically challenging; for example you may be at altitude some of the time and you may be camping for several nights. The pace of the trip can be tiring at times and some facilities will be basic. However there will also be plenty of time to relax and some comfortable accommodation.

Travel Package

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Tour Kashgar Xian

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

 

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