The Silk Road Connect Tour
17days /15 nights
Kashi(1)Turpan(1) Dunhuang(2) Xian(2) Shanghai(2)
Tour Code: SCT
Day 1 - USA/Beijing
Your journey begins as you board an international flight bound for China.
Day 2 - Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, you are
greeted by your English speaking tour guide, and escorted to your hotel. Spend the rest of
the day relaxing in your hotel.
Day 3 - Beijing (B/L)
You will explore the historic
Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing. Next, is a trip to the Forbidden City and the
Temple of Heaven, and concludes at the Summer Palace, a luxurious royal garden that
provided royal families with rest and entertainment.
Day 4 - Beijing (B/L/SD)
After breakfast, you will be amazed
by one of the great wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China. Next is a visit to the
ancient burial site of the royal court during the Ming Dynasty, called the Ming Tombs. The
day concludes with a traditional gourmet Peking duck dinner.
Day 5 - Beijing/Urumqi (B/L/D)
You will take a morning
flight, over deserts, snow capped mountains, valleys and canyons, to Urumqi, the capital
of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. After arrival, you will drive 70 km
southwest to the Nan Shan Grassland,
where you shall visit minority families in their
Day 6 - Urumqi (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you will drive to the
crescent-shaped, Heavenly Lake, nested in the center of Bogda Peak, surrounded by snow
caped mountains. Enjoy a cruise on the lake and then take a scenic drive along it's banks.
Afterwards, you will return to the city and visit the Xinjiang Regional Museum. If time
permits, you will visit the Red Hill Park and shopping in the International Grand Bazaar,
the largest out-door market in the region.
Day 7 - Urumqi/Kashi (B/L/D)
This morning you will fly to Kashi, formally know as Kashgar. Kashi is located in the
southwestern part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region where the northern and southern
ancient Silk Road meet. You will spend the rest of the day shopping in the famous Sunday
Bazaar, which means "farm trade market". This busy market dates back to 2,000
years ago, and it still remains the distributing center of
Day 8 Kashi/Urumqi (B/L/D)
Today you will further explore the rich culture of Kashi. You will visit the Id Kah Mosque, which means "Square of
Festivals". The Id Kah Mosque is over 500 years old, and is
the largest mosque in Xinjiang, able to accomodate 100,000 worshippers. Next you
will visit Apak Hoja Tomb and observe the everyday life of the local town. You will
conclude the day with a flight back to Urumqi.
Day 9 Urumqi/Turpan (B/L/D)
After breakfast, your adventure begins driving southeast to
Turpan, once a strategic stop on the famous Silk Road. Upon arrival, you will
visit the mysterious Death City, also known as Jiaohe Ruins, recognized as a UNESCO
natural heritage site. The tour the Ancient Karez Underground water supply and irrigation system and its Museum. You will also visit the
Day 10 Turpan/Liu Yuan (Dunhuang) by overnight train (B/L/D)
During your last day in Turpan, you will visit the Suleiman‚?Ts Minaret, The Flaming
Mountain and the Bezelik Thousand Buddha Grottoes. Conclude the day by aboard an over
night train where you can relax all the way to Liu Yun.
Day 11 Liu Yun/Dunhuang (B/L/D)
Upon your morning arrival in Liu Yun, you will board a bus which will take you to
you will visit the Mogao Grottos or the Thousand-Buddha Grotto. Recognized as a World
Heritage site by the UNESCO. It contains over 492 caves and more than 2000
colored statues and 45000 square meters of frescos and five wooden structured eaves.
Day 12 Dunhuang (B/L/D)
Today we drive 2 hours west across the desert to Yumen Guan (Jade Gate Pass), which was
the west terminal of the Great Wall, built in Han Dynasty 2,100 years ago. After lunch, we
will return to the city and visit the Crescent Moon Lake and the Sounding Dune. Conclude
the day with a camel ride during sunset.
Day 13 Dunhuang/Xian (B/L)
Your journey to the ancient capital of eleven Chinese dynasties, continues with a short
flight to Xian. You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 14 Xian (B/L/SD)
Today you will tour one of the world's most incredible sights, the burial grounds of
Emperor Qin. These grounds are guarded by thousands of detailed life-sized terra-cotta
warriors. This will be followed by visits to the Provincial Museum, the Big Wild Goose
Pagoda, and Ming-era City Gate. In the evening, you will enjoy a dinner and
traditional theatrical performance at the Tang Dynasty Theater.
Day 15 Xian/Shanghai (B/L)
Take a flight bound for cosmopolitan Shanghai, the " Paris of the East". Enjoy
the rest of the day at your leisure
Day 16 - Shanghai (B/L/D)
Today you will tour Shanghai's premier sights: the traditional Yu Garden, the waterfront
Bund, and the acclaimed Shanghai Museum. Your day concludes the day with an evening
Day 17 - Shanghai/USA (B)
Bid farewell to Shanghai as you aboard your selected home bound flight.
D=dinner SP=special dinner
LAX / SFO
NYC / IAD
|Apr 07, 14
|May 05, 12
||Jun 02, 16
|Jul 07, 14, 28
|Sep 01, 08, 29
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U.S. Departure tax and fuel
surcharge are not included in the Air & Land package.
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