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[ GW-SR-004 ] Beijing-Urumqi-Kashgar-Turpan-Dunhuang-Xi'an-Shanghai (16 Day)
Imagine long caravan lines stretching across vast sand dunes and weary travelers relaxing in the shade of a desert oasis. The Silk Road
evokes these types of exotic images. We will be traveling through history, unraveling and deciphering the intricate mix and exchange of cultures
over long periods of time.
Day 1 Arrive
Arrive Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. Meet your guide upon arrival and transfer to your
comfortable hotel. (D)
Day 2 Beijing
Begin the day with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the world's largest. Then, move on to the Imperial Palace, also
known as the "Forbidden City" that symbolizes the imperial and traditional China. In the afternoon, visit the
enchanting Summer Palace, one of China's largest and best-preserved imperial gardens. A Peking Duck Dinner
concludes your first full day activities in China. (B-L-D)
Day 3 Beijing
Take an excursion to the Great Wall, symbol of Chinese civilization. Stop by Shenlu (Spirit Road) on your way
back. Return to the city after lunch visit Temple of Heaven, the place where emperors of Ming and Qing (1644-1911)
dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest. Evening is free. (B-L)
Day 4 Beijing-
Fly to Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Upon arrival in the afternoon, stop by the Xinjiang
to view the incredible mummies from over 2,000 years ago. Check in Hotel. Dinner is at a hotel restaurant.
Day 5 Urumqi-
Today's highlight is the excursion to the beautiful Heavenly Lake and the Nanshan pasture. You will also have the
opportunity to visit the Yurt homes of the local Kazakh people. Fly to China's western-most city - Kashgar, and check
in Hotel in the evening. (B-L-D)
Day 6 Kashgar
You are here for the Sunday Bazaar, which is believed to be the largest outdoor market. Also pay a visit to Id Kah
Mosque, then stop at the Tomb of Yusup Hazi Hajup, a great Uygur poet and philosopher in the middle ages. (B-L-D)
Day 7 Kashgar-
Morning is free for your own exploration. In the afternoon, visit the Tomb of Abakh Hoja, a famous concubine of
Qing Emperor. Tour the grounds of Hannoyi Ruins and the Moer Pagoda. Fly back to Urumqi in the evening. Check
in Hotel again. (B-D)
Day 8 Urumqi-
Travel to Turpan by motor coach. Turpan is a Uygur town set in a large oasis surrounded by desert and dry
mountains. The ancient Jiaohe City was built on a strategic high ground and now the remains of many structures
are still standing. You will stay at Hotel for the night. (B-L-D)
Day 9 Turpan
Today's activities take you to Emin Minaret and the mysterious Gaochang ruins, which reveals traces of a
prosperous ancient trading center and military stronghold. Later stop by the Astana Tombs, the burial ground for
the nobles of ancient kingdoms, and the Beziklik Caves. Late afternoon and evening are free for your own exploration.
Day 10 Turpan-
Turpan is famous throughout China for its big and sweet grapes. The visit to the Grape Valley and the homes of
Uygur farmers is an extraordinary experience. Take an overnight train ride to Dunhuang. (B-L-D)
Day 11 Dunhuang
Arrive at Liuyuan early morning. You are met and transferred to Dunhuang and check in Hotel for some rest. Visit
the legendary White Horse Pagoda, Crescent Spring Lake, and characteristics Singing Sand Dunes of the Gobi
Desert. (L-D)
Day 12
Spend the whole morning exploring the fascinating Buddhist art at the Mogao Caves, carved on a cliff facing the
desert. Fly to Xi'an in the afternoon and check into the Hotel. (B-L)
Day 13 Xi'an
Climb up the massive City Walls of Xi'an to get a feeling of China's ancient capital before going to visit the
extraordinary terracotta warriors of China's first Emperor, Qin Shihuang. After lunch, visit the Shaanxi History
, one of the best in China. Enjoy a characteristic dumpling dinner tonight. (B-L-D)
Day 14 Xi'an-
Stop by the on-going Yangling Archaeological Dig to view some fascinating discoveries of the Han Dynasty (206
BC-220 AD). Fly to beautiful Shanghai and visit the Bund and Yuyuan Garden upon arrival. Enjoy an exciting acrobatic
show tonight. You will stay at Hotel for two nights. (B-L)
Day 15 Shanghai
Visit the marvelous Shanghai Museum, whose galleries contain world-class collections of ancient arts and artifacts.
Wander around the former French Concession to see how local people spend their leisure time. You will have
some free time in the afternoon to explore the city on your own. Enjoy a farewell dinner. (B-L-D)
Day 16 Return
Transfer to the airport and board your homebound flight. Arrive in your country on the same day. (B)
B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner

Standard A ( for 4-star hotel )
Beijing: Guangxi Hotel Beijing
Xi'an: Hotel Royal Garden Xi’an
Kashgar: Seman Hotel
Dunhuang: Dunhuang Sun Hotel
Turpan: Turpan Hotel
Urumqi: Xijiang Grand Hotel
Shanghai: Shanghai Hotel
Lanzhou: Lanzhou Legend Hotel
Hotel Standard A( for 4-star hotel ) Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 17211
¥ 3669
¥ 21302
¥ 4345
¥ 24710
¥ 4345
Shoulder Season
¥ 16716
¥ 3174
¥ 20917
¥ 3960
¥ 24325
¥ 3960
Low Season
¥ 16237
¥ 2695
¥ 20537
¥ 3581
¥ 23946
¥ 3581
Standard A ( for 3-star hotel )
Beijing: Pinganfu Hotel Beijing
Xi'an: Bell and Drum Hotel Xi’an
Kashgar: Seman Hotel
Dunhuang: Dunhuang Sun Hotel
Turpan: Turpan Hotel
Urumqi: Xijiang Grand Hotel
Shanghai: Pacific Luck Hotel
Lanzhou: Lanzhou Hotel
Hotel Standard A( for 3-star hotel ) Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 16633
¥ 3091
¥ 20646
¥ 3689
¥ 24055
¥ 3689
Shoulder Season
¥ 16435
¥ 2893
¥ 20448
¥ 3491
¥ 23857
¥ 3491
Low Season
¥ 16127
¥ 2585
¥ 20173
¥ 3216
¥ 23582
¥ 3216

High Season: Apr., May, Sep., Oct., 1st Nov.-15th Nov
Shoulder Season: Mar., July, June, Aug., 16th Nov.-30th Nov
Low Season: Dec., Jan., Feb


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