Trip idea in China

China's Silk Road


from £3,950 pp

(ex international flights)


11 days

This 12-day Chinese Silk Road discovery trip goes deep into the Gobi desert where you'll experience amazing landscapes and ancient wonders. Like the ancient caravans on the Silk Road a thousand years ago, your journey starts in the ancient capital Xian, travelling to the Mogao grottoes in Dunhuang, through ancient ruins and sites, visiting splendid attractions in Turpan and the famous Sunday Bazaar in Kashgar. Other popular sights include the Terracotta Army, Wild Goose Pagoda mall, ancient city wall, Yadan Geopark, Yumen Pass, Emin Minaret, Desert Botanical Garden, Heavenly Lake and Id Kah Mosque. This trip idea is packed full of sights and is fully guided throughout.

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Day 1 - Xian

  • Pick up service at Xi'an airport

Day 2 - Xian

  • Visit Qin Shi Huang's Terracotta Army
  • Enter the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park to explore the historic pagoda
  • Explore Xi'an's Great Mosque and Muslim quarter

Day 3 - Dunhuang

  • Private transfer from hotel to Xi'an airport
  • Fly from Xi'an to Dunhuang
  • Private transfer from Dunhuang airport to hotel

Day 4 - Dunhuang

  • Yardang National Geologic Park
  • Visit the Yumen Pass, a strategic fort on the ancient Silk Road
  • The ruined Great Wall of Han Dynasty
  • Visit the Crescent Lake & Singing Sand Mountains
Dunhuang, Turpan

Day 5 - Dunhuang, Turpan

  • Mogao Grottoes
  • High speed train from Dunhuang to Turpan
  • Pick up service at the Turpan rail station

Day 6 - Turpan

  • Visit the Emin Minaret
  • Jiaohe Ancient Town
  • Visit the Karez Irrigation System
  • Turpan Desert Botanical Garden

Day 7 - Urumqi

  • Private transfer from Turpan to Urumqi
  • Visit the Heavenly Lake

Day 8 - Kashgar

  • Fly from Urumqi to Kashgar
  • Pick up service at Kashgar airport
  • Visit Id Kah Mosque
  • Explore the charming Kashgar Old Town

Day 9 - Kashgar

  • Full day visit to Karakul Lake

Day 10 - Urumqi

  • Fly from Kashgar to Urumqi
  • Pick up service at the Urumqi airport
  • Visit The Museum of Xinjiang

Day 11

  • Transfer from hotel to the Urumqi airport