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14 Day Silk Road Tour Package

Visit: Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar, Dunhuang, Xian, Shanghai
Tour Code: ST-P04
Departure: Daily

Itinerary

Meals

Day 01
Arrive Beijing. Our tour guide will meet you at airport and transfer to hotel for check in.
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Day 02
Day tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven. Beijing Duck dinner in evening.
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Day 03
Morning excursion to the Great Wall and afternoon Hutong tour to see the old Beijing neighborhood and local families by rickshaw ride.
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Day 04
Take morning flight to Urumqi – the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous. Upon arrival, guide meets and take city tour to the Provincial Museum to see the incredible mummies from 2,000 years ago, then visit the Red Hill Park and the Bazaar.
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Day 05
Drive along the ancient Silk Road across the Heavenly Mount to Turpan – an oasis surrounded by desert and dry mountains. Upon arrival, visit the mysterious ruins of Jiaohe city (UNESCO world heritage site), Karez - the ancient underground water supply and irrigation system (UNESCO world heritage site), and the grape valley.
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Day 06
Morning tour to Sugong Pagoda, the Flaming Mountain, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Grottoes and visit local family. Return Urumqi in later afternoon and take evening flight to Kashgar.
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Day 07 (Sunday)
Morning tour starts with watching the Moslems Sunday pray. Then, visit the Sunday Bazaar (only on every Sunday) – the largest outdoor market in mid-Asia. In the afternoon, visit the tombs of the Fragrant Concubine and a well-preserved Old Town of Kashigar (UNESCO world heritage site). Take late flight back to Urumqi.
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Day 08
Depart Urumqi to Dunhuang by morning flight. Upon arrival, visit Mogao Grottoes (UNECO world heritage site). The grottoes preserve nearly a thousand years of Buddhist cave-temple architecture, clay sculpture, mural paintings, and manuscripts, dating from the 5th to 14th centuries.
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Day 09
Drive 2 hours west crossing the desert to Yumen (Jade Gate) Pass, which is the west terminal of the Great Wall built 2,100 years ago. Then, visit the Crescent Moon Lake and Sand Singing Dune. Ride a camel and enjoy the marvelous sunset.
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Day 10
Take morning flight to Xian. Upon arrival, visit the Terracotta Warriors and Bronze Chariots Museum, and Old City Wall with bike riding on the wall. Enjoy a dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty performance in the evening.
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Day 11
City tour to the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. After lunch, transfer to airport for flight to Shanghai. Transfer to hotel upon arrival.
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Day 12
Day tour to the Bund area, Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and Shanghai Old Town. Enjoy acrobatic show in the evening.
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Day 13
Day excursion to Suzhou- an ancient water town (also praised as the 'Oriental Venice' in China). Visit Lingering Garden, Panmen City Gate, boat ride on the Grand Cannel, and Embroidery Research Institute. Return Shanghai in later afternoon.
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Day 14
Transfer to airport and depart Shanghai for your next destination. End tour.
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2013 - Mar. 2014 Tour Cost / Single supplement

Tour Class Apr - Aug Sep - Nov. 15 Nov. 16 - Mar. 15, 2014
By 3-star hotels $3650 / $520 $3690 / $540 $3550 / $455
By 4-star hotels $3760 / $650 $3790 / $680 $3620 / $520
By 5-star hotels $3890 / $790 $3920 / $820 $3750 / $660

Hotels Used (or similar)

Cities 3-star or similar 4-star or similar 5-star or similar
Beijing Dongfang Hotel Best Western Royal Phoenix International Hotel
Urumqi Yidu Hotel Mirage Hotel Hoi Tak Hotel
Turpan Huozhou Hotel (4-star) Huozhou Hotel Tu Ha Hotel
Kashigar Qiniwake Hotel Tianyuan International Tianyuan International (4-star)
Dunhuang Dunhuang Hotel (4-star) Dunhuang Hotel Grand Soluxe Hotel
Xian Xian Hotel (4-star) Ramada Xian Bell Tower Grand Noble Hotel
Shanghai Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Ramada Plaza Shanghai Gateway Ocean Hotel