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Northwest China includes the autonomous regions of Xinjiang, Ningxia and the provinces of Shaanxi, Gansu and Qinghai, which played an important roles in China Silk Road. This Northwest China was historically a border region with the beginning of the ancitn Silk Road, there are much desert terrain, and maily Muslim inhabitans including some nomads and rather fierce tribal groups.

Tour China silk road tour in Northwest China can be completely different from eastern regions of China. It features some themed travel resources and special tourist destinations like grottoes, temples, parts of silk road, mausoleums, from all of which, you could get the exotic ethnic culture and spendid natural scenery. Xian Private Tour is local travel agency, plans a variety of Norwest China Silk Road Tour Packages that takes you visit the pearl cities along the world famous Silk Road, from Zhangye to Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Lanzhou, and Xinjiang Turpan, Urumqi & Kashgar. Followings are the top China Silk Road tour offered by us, you can tailor-made your own silk road tour based on your needs. Get ready to book and discover the mystorious silk road history and culture with us on your silk road trip China right now!

Best China Silk Road Tours In Northwest China

Duration:5 Days, 4 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Urumqi, Turpan

Tour Style:Take a silk road adventure to Xinjiang and explore the minority ethnic group in Urumqi and Turpan on this 5-Day Xinjiang tour package to urumqi and turpan. Follow your personal and knowledgeable guide, get close to the lovely lifestyle of the local ethnic people, appreciate the amazing architectures, know about the religious treasure as well as the glorious past of silk road. You will not only enjoy fantastic scenery, but also learn local unique culture and traditions.

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From $396 p/p

Duration:5 Days, 4 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Dunghuang Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum, Camel Ride, Echoing-Sand Mountain, Jiayuguan Great Wall, Weijin Mural Tomb, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter

Tour Style:Hit the highlights of Xian Dunhuang & Jiayuguan without the hassles of planning transportation from Xian on this China silk road tour package. This silk road tour helps you save your precious sightseeing time in Dunhuang and Jiayuguan, accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, delve into the history of ancient silk route, check out the gradually changing landscape, and learn about the culture od west part of China.

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From $430 p/p

Duration:7 Days, 6 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan

Tour Style:Take the Best 7 days Xinjiang silk road discovery tour to Urumqi, Turpan & Kashgar to explore the mystery of Xinjiang, the most important part of ancient China Silk Road. This Xinjiang Silk Road Tour shows you the picturesque landscape and the genuine Uyghur life in China! Accompanied by your informative guide, tour the famous attractions of Urumqi, Turpan and Kashgar, have a great fun at Karakuri Lake, Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Old Town of Kashhar and more.

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From $565 p/p

Duration:12 Days, 11 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Beijing, Xi'an, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Shanghai

Tour Style:Starts in Beijing and ends in Shanghai! 12 Days China Silk Road tour is one of the best China silk road adventures, helps you explore the ancient silk route culture in-depth. With your knowledgeable and patient guide, take adventure from Beijing to Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi and ends in Shanghai. This tour package takes you to explore the top highlights alongside the ancient silk route, shows you the best part of China with your guide.

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From $1560 p/p

Duration:14 Days, 13 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Xian, Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Turpan, Kashgar, Urumqi

Tour Style:Whether you're looking for silk road history, ethnic history or breath-taking landscapes, you'll find them all on this all inclusive 14 days China silk road adventure. This China silk route tour is an ideal outing for first-time visitors to northwest China, offers you a completely different travel experience than the east part of China. Book this tour with an expert guide who could give you insight about the secrets of the amazing historical sites when you visit during the tour.

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From $1720 p/p

Duration:15 Days, 14 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Xian, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Kashgar

Tour Style:Are you looking for best China tour from Beijing? 15 Days China Silk Route Tour starts & ends in the capital city of China - Beijing. During this tour package, you will travel to Xian, Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Turpan and Kashgar to touch the existent ancient cities. You will visit the must-see attractions on the ancient Silk Road in China. Tracks of the Silk Road includes transport, tour guide, entrance, hotels & meals, domestic flight and train tickets.

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From $1650 p/p

Xinjiang Silk Road Tours

Duration:6 Days, 5 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar

Tour Style:Want to book Budget China Silk Road Tour from Urumqi to Kashgar so you can explore the highlights and learn the history of these cities, our 6 days Xinjiang silk road tour is an ideal trip to take you travel Urumqi, Turpan & Kashgar as all of them played a significant role in the ancient silk road and has lots of cultural relics well-remained. It is a flexible tour with English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned vehicle.

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From $515 p/p

Duration:4 Days, 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Turpan, Urumqi

Tour Style:Turpan is an important town on the ancient Silk Road, with more than 4000 years of cultural accumulation. It was once one of the political, economic and cultural centers in the western regions, and Urumqi is the capital city of Xinjiang. Book this 4 Days Urumqi and Turpan tour, set foot on the Xinjiang section of the silk road just like the ancient caravans. Explore the local custom of these two cities and discover local specialties. You will have unexpected gains.

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From $348 p/p

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Xinjiang Regional Museum, Hongshan Park, Erdaoqiao Market

Tour Style:This Urumqi city highlights day tour is an ideal choice for first-time visitors to Urumqi Xinjiang. Save hours reaching city highlights by having a comprehensive itinerary organizaed for you. Travel between sites in a comfortable vehicle, this One day tour will lead you to step back into ancient silk road city - Urumqi, let you learn the wonderful history of Urumqi and uyghur culture.

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From $85 p/p

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Heavenly Lake, Erdaoqiao Market, Livestock Market, Sunnday Market, Grand Id Kah mosque, Karakuri Lake

Tour Style:Are you looking for Xinjiang silk road tour? 3-Day Urumqi Kashgar Karakuri Lake is one of the best Xinjiang tour planned by us. This Xinjiang tour to Urumqi & Kashgar ticks off all the top attractions in 3 days on this private tour package and saves time finding your vehcle with pickup and drop-off available from your Urumqi hotel and Kashgar airport. With your informative tour guide, experience the picturesque landscape and the genuine Uyghur life in Xinjiang China!

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From $285 p/p

Duration:4 Days, 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Urumqi & Turpan

Tour Style:This 4 Days Turpan Urumqi Silk Route Tour will take you to explore the major highights of Turpan & Urumqi, which are the important cities along the ancient silk road. The itinerary is special designed for those who arrive at Turpan via train. Follow our experience tour guide, you will know the ancient history of ancient silk road, learn the local authentic culture and experience local Uyghur life.

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From $530 p/p

Duration:4 Days, 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Karakul Lake, Karakulam Highway, Id Kah Mosuqe, Kashgar Old City, Apak Hoja Tomb, Kashgar Sunday Market

Tour Style:Take a 4 Days Xinjiang tour to explore the top highlights of the westernmost city Kashgar, a renown town on the ancient Silk Road with the wonderful history and culture. This tour will lead you to learn the history and uyghur culture of Kashgar, you also have a chance to try various delicious food and experience local customs. Moreover, you will have professional & considerate tour guide and driver accompanied all the time. Highlights includes Id Kah Mosque, Apakh Hoja Tomb, Karakul Lake, Sunday Maket, and Kashgar old town etc.

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From $350 p/p

Dunhuang Silk Road Tours

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum, Crescent Lake(Yueyaquan), Echoing-Sand Mountain

Tour Style:Dunhuang is one of the best places nearby Xian to discover the ancient China silk road, an important international trade route linking China and the West. With 2-Day Dunhuang Silk Road Tours from Xian, get the best of Dunhuang the city has to offer. Marvel at the greatest treasure-trove of Buddhist art - Mogao Grottoes, you'll be amazed by the spectacular carvings and mural paintings. You also have an option to experience the camel-riding from Echoing-Sand Mountain to Crescent Lake.

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From $186 p/p

Duration:4 Days, 3 Nights


Tour Style:Make the most of your sightseeing time in Dunhuang to uncover the fascinating ancient silk route on this 4-Day Dunhuang tour package. In addition to the Mogao Grottoes and Mingshashan, this trip also includes the visit to Yumenguan Pass guarded by ancient soldiers and Yaedan National Geopark. Immerse yourself in the essence of both Dunhuang's culture and nature with the best featured attractions.

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From $312 p/p

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights


Tour Style:Xian played an important role in ancient silk road since it was the starting point of the silk route. If you are looking for the best Silk Road Tours from Xian, 3 Days Dunhuang tour from Xian is perfect for you. There are few direct flights from Xian to Dunhuang every day, which facilitates your trip from Xian to Dunhuang easier. During this tour, explore the mysterious and attractive silk route culture and the history of ancient China. Round-way Xian Dunhuang air tickets and round-way airport pickup & drop off included.

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From $298 p/p

Duration:3 Days 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Mogao Grottoes, Shazhou Night Market, Mingsha Mountain & Crescent Lake, Dunhuang Museum, Desert Camping, Sunrise in Gobi Desert, Back to downtown

Tour Style:In addition to the regular scenic spots, Dunhuang has its unknown mystery. Delvo into Dunhuang's multicultural heritage on a private 3-Day tour package with your local expert guide. Visit the vast Gobi desert, Mogao Grottoes, Shazhou Night Market and much more. Then, experience the sand skiing and desert camping. The memorable silk road trip to Dunhuang is all inclusive, no extra expense is needed in the whole tour.

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From $187 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Shazhou Night Market, Mingsha Mountain&Crescent Lake, Dunhuang Museum, Mogao Grottoes

Tour Style:Take a 2-day Dunhuang tour package to fully feel the charm of Dunhuang city, known as the shinning pearl in the Gobi desert and the bright star of ancient Silk Road. This tour covers the top cultural heritage, spectacular desert scenery as well as the historical sites that you can not missed when you visit Dunhuang. Bring your curiosity, walk into this Silk Road city with your professional tour guide.

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From $162 p/p

Duration:8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Mogao Grottoes, Mingsha Mountain

Tour Style:Book this one day Dunhuang tour to visit the most representative attractions on the ancient Silk Road. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, take an insight into Mogao Grottoes and Mingsha Mountain, you'll be amazed by the spectacular carvings and mural paintings and have an option to experience the camel-riding from Mingshashan to Crescent Lake.

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From $80 p/p

Jiayuguan Silk Road Tours

Duration:4 Days, 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Jiayuguan, Dunhuang

Tour Style:Step back into ancient Chinese silk road with this guided 4 days Dunhuang Jiayuguan silk route tour. During the tour, visit the best part of Jiayuguan Great Wall along the silk road, experience the camel ride across Echoing Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake, admire the UNESCO sites Mogao Grottoes and enjoy the Yadan unique geopark landscape. Your professional tour guide will accompany you throughout the tour.

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From $350 p/p

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Jiayuguan Pass, Overhanging Great Wall, Wei Jin Tombs, The First Beacon Tower of the Great Wall

Tour Style:Jiayuguan is a small city, it has no influence on its important position in the ancient Silk Road. You can't miss the Overhanging wall, Jiayuguan Pass, Wei and Jin tombs and other famous scenic spots. And there are direct flights between Xi'an and Jiayuguan, so why not spend three days join this tour to make an in-depth exploration of Jiayuguan? Air flight tickets is included.

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From $163 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Jiayuguan Pass, Jiayuguan Departure, Overhanging Great Wall, Wei Jin Tombs

Tour Style:Jiayuguan-a small city in the middle of Hexi Corridor and a popular stopover destination between Zhangye and Dunhuang. They both necessary places for commerce and trade of the ancient Silk Road. For a better understanding of the background story of the Silk Road, you can take the train directly from Zhangye to Jiayuguan. This 2 Days Jiayuguan Silk Road Culture Tour included most of the major attractions in Jiayuguan, you can take a longer adventure to explore deeper and further into the history, culture and landscape of Silk Road.

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From $135 p/p

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Jiayuguan Pass, Overhanging Great Wall, Wei and Jin Tomb

Tour Style:Known as the 'Mouth of China', Jiayuguan is an important gateway of the ancient Chinese silk road, as important as Dunhuang. Book this 1 day Jiayuguan tour to visit the "The Last Greatwall in the West" - Overhanging Great Wall(Jiayuguan Pass) and marvel at lifelike murals of ancient daily scenes of Wei Dynasty and Jin Dynasty. Private hotel pickup and drop-off, expert guide and city transfer service are included.

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From $82 p/p

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights


Tour Style:Get the most out of your China Silk Road holiday vacation with this personalized private Jiayuguan Dunhuang tour. This 3 Days silk road tour is an ideal package tour for you to save hours planning tour itinerary and booking train tickets. Travel Zhangye by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, you'll not only see more in a short space of time, also take an insight into the brilliant culture and history of ancient China.

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From $240 p/p

Lanzhou Silk Road Tours

Duration:4 Days, 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Yellow River Park, Binglingsi Grottoes, Xiahe Laprung Temple, Labrang Monastery, Sangke Grassland

Tour Style:4-Day Silk Road China tour from Xian to Lanzhou Xiahe is a special designed package tour for those who are eager to learn about the history of China silk road. Leave the guidebook behind because your guide for the tour package is an extremely knowledgeable and friendly, who will take you to must-see sites and spots of Lanzhou and Xiahe. You guide will also be able to answer all of your questions, offer you an informative trip.

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From $347 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Labrang Monastery, Sangke Grassland

Tour Style:2 Days Xiahe highlights tour from Lanzhou by private vehicle transfer is the way to properly visit the most famous places in Xiahe county. As Xiahe is one of the most popular destinations in Gansu, the package tour will cover the Larang Monastery and Sangke Grassland to show you essence of Xiahe with a professional explanation and quality service provided by your personal tour guide.

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From $198 p/p

Duration:10-12 hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhangye Danxia Geopark

Tour Style:Book a day tour from Lanzhou to visit Zhangye Danxia Geopark(China Rainbow Mountain) by round way bullet train, you will have a chance to enjoy the spectacular, colorful rock formations which represents typical Danxia Landform in China. This packege tour includes English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, prvate transfer, round way Lanzhou Zhangye bullet train tickets and Lanzhou hotel pickup & drop-off service.

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From $136 p/p

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Gansu Provincial Museum, Zhongshan Bridge, Lanzhou Waterwheel Garden, White Pagoda Mountain Park, Sculpture of Yellow River Mother

Tour Style:Explore Lanzhou's city highlights on this private sightseeing day tour. This tour covers the must-see Lanzhou attractions like Gansu Provincial Museum, Zhongshan Bridge, Lanzhou Waterwheel Garden and Yellow River Mother Sculpture. Get the in-depth information about all the sites from your knowledgeable guide and enjoy the private guide and transfer service for a personalized Lanzhou tour experience.

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From $86 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Tianti Grottoes, Luoshi Pagoda, Leitai Park

Tour Style:This 2-day Xian to Lanzhou tour by bullet train is an ideal outing for first-time visitors to explore the wonderful silk road cities. A knowledgeable guide will providecommentary while you are visiting the famous tourist attractions in Wuwei county including Tianti Grottoes, Luoshi Pagoda and Leitai Park. Enjoy the hassle-free service from Xian to Lanzhou Wuwei with comfortable vehicle transfer, experienced tour guide, entrance fee and optional Xian Lanzhou train tickets.

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From $162 p/p

Duration:10 hours

Attractions(Cities):Labrang Monastery

Tour Style:Are you looking for private tour from Lanzhou to Xiahe Labrang Monastery? 1 Day Lanzhou Tour to Labrang Monastery by comfortable vehicle helps you to explore the wonderful Tibetan culture and its unique style of Tibetan architecture. During the tour, you will not only explore the magnificent Labrang Monastery, the most famous Tibetan monastery in Gansu, also appreaciate the natural scenery along the way.

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From $135 p/p

Zhangye Silk Road Tours

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Zhangye Danxia Geopark, Giant Buddhist temple

Tour Style:Learn all about the "Silk Road" city, a key point of ancient silk trade route and visit the top highlights as you explore Zhangye, the historical and cultural city in Gansu. Book this Zhangye tour from Xian by train to make your trip easier. While taking the train, you can see the Gobi, snow mountain, grassland and other fantastic natural scenery in Northwest China. Your tour guide will accompany you to explore all the sites throughout the trip, offer you a memorable trip in Zhangye.

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From $430 p/p

Duration:6-7 hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhangye Danxia National Geopark

Tour Style:If you are limited on time but want to explore the best highlights of Zhangye, book this 1 Day Zhangye tour to Danxia Geopark & Binggou Danxia hiking to make your dream come ture. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, hike the best Danxia Lanform Geopark in China - Danxia Rainbow Mountain and soak in the breath-taking mountain scenery. Plus, you won't have to worry about transportation to and from your hotel.

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From $92 p/p

Duration:6 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhangye Danxia National Geopark

Tour Style:Enhance your travel experience to Danxia National Geopark on this best tour of Zhangye, a historical city alongside the ancient silk road. Danxia Landform Geopark is one of the best representative of China's colorful Danxia landform, the sandstones' bright colorsv make it an attractive tourist destination to experience the masterpieces of nature. Hotel pickup & drop-off, entrance fee and city transportation are included.

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From $92 p/p

Duration:5 Nights, 4 Days

Attractions(Cities):Zhangye, Dunhuang

Tour Style:Taking bullet train to travel between Zhangye and Dunhuang is a popular way among tourists. By this 5 day Zhangye Dunhuang Silk Route Tour will lead you to visit the historic, cultural and natural highlights of Zhangye and Dunhuang. The tour package includes transfer and tour guide service, entrance fees, bullet train tickets, meals and accommodation. It's an ideal and fantastic tour along the silk route.

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From $390 p/p

Duration:8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Giant Buddhist temple, Mati Temple, Zhangye Heihe National Wetland Park

Tour Style:Zhangye City has many places of interest, rich tourism resources and unique cultural landscape. In addition to Danxia, there are other famous historical buildings and wetland park in the city, such as the Giant Buddhist temple, Mati temple and Zhangye Heihe National Wetland Park. Book this tour then you will understand that why Zhangye is known as a famous historical and cultural city

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From $85 p/p

Duration:6 hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhangye Danxia Geopark

Tour Style:Interested in Rainbow Mountain but have no idea how to plan Zhangye tour from Lanzhou?Private Day Tour to Zhangye Danxia Geopark is perfect for you. Take the stress out of booking transportation and round way Lanzhou Zhangye train tickets, accompanied by your tour guide, immerse yourself in the spectacular Zhangye Danxia National Geopark, the most colorful Danxia Landform in China.

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From $92 p/p

Most Asked Questions about China Silk Road Tours

1. When is the best time to take the China Silk Road Tours?

Silk Road in China covers many cities in Northwest part of China, the best time to travel along the silk road is from May to October. May is the perfect time to visit cities along the China Silk Route. The average temperature will be around 15 ?; September and October are also another great time to visit, it's the season for the harvest in Xinjiang. Winter is not recommended to travel to silk road cities, and the summers are busy and hot. You can allso plan your trip to visit the China Silk Route cities during spring (March & April) if you want to enjoy the flower blooming.

2. How many days should I plan for a silk road in China?

If you are the first time travelers and have enough time in China, we suggest you plan about 7-15 days China Silk Road Tour to explore the history and culture of the ancient China silk route. The ancient silk route in China covers many cities, such as Xian, Lanzhou, Zhangye, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Turpan, Urumqi and Kashgar. We have proposed some top China Silk Road Tour Packages that includes the highlights of these cities. 

If you have a limited time in China, then single Silk Road City trip will be more suitable for you. You can choose either 2 days Silk Road city tours or 3 days Silk Road city tours that based on your needs.

3. What should I pack for a China silk route tour?

If you are planning to travel to China to do a silk road tour, you should bring following things with you:
1) Passport and Visa: please bring your original passport and Chinese Visa. You'd better prepare the copies of your passport and visa in digital forms or print when you travel in China.
2) You' better prepare some cash in advance since the credit card are not common in Xinjiang.
3) As for the clothes, warm clothes are required even in hot summer as temperature during the day and night varies considerably in desert area on the route. To better explore the attraction sites, please wear comfortable shoes for outdoor hiking. If you travel during winter, please prepare the thick down jacket or insulated jacket, scarf, hat, gloves.
4) Personal Hygiene, Moisture and sunscreen, Sunglasses and Sunhat.

4. I'm interested in your Northwest China silk road tour package. Is it safe travel to Xinjiang?

Please be assured that it is safe to travel to the cities in Northwest of China. And it is safe to travel in Xinjiang, we can confidently say that it's quite safe in Xinjiang, we have arranged tours for many groups and there haven't been any issue reported by our clients. There is a low crime rate in Xinjiang, even China, and you can travel freely at any time of the day or night. Of course, it is stay if you stay alert and take the usual precautions. Beware of pickpockets in the bazaars. You will be required to go through the security at all the airports, trains stations, even some shops and restaurants.

5. How to travel among the popular tourist destinations in Xinjiang by public transportation?

The public transportation system is convenient within Xinjiang and each major city is connected with long-distance bus, train and flight. Urumqi, Turpan & Kashgar are three popular tourist destinations in Xinjiang. Urumqi is the capital city in Xinjiang with a convenient transportation. As Turpan is close to the Urumqi, you can choose take 1- hour bullet train or 2-hour bus. Taking flight is the best way travel to Kashgar from Urumqi since Kashgar is located in the extreme west of China. 

6. How can i book your silk road tour pacakge? What payment methods do you accept?

Choose one of our silk road tour packages that you are interested and feel free to send us your inquiry via email. Our travel consultant will send you the detailed itinerary and quotation for the tour within 12 hours once we received your tour inquiry. Flexible to adjust the tour package before the final confirm. Once all the details were confirmed, we require 20% of the total payment as deposit to ensure the tour booking, the balance you can pay cash to our guide after the tour ends, if you don't want carry too much cash, you can pay the balance to us one week ahead the tour start. The copy of your passport is required for us to make reservation.

As for the payment methods, PayPal, Alipay, Bank Transfer, WeChat and Cash are acceptable. Credic card is not available yet.

7. We are a couple over 65 years old from Singapore, do you have any china silk road tour suitable for senior people?

Yes, we have silk road tour for senior people. Our 11 Days Northwestern China Silk Road Tour Package from Lanzhou & Urumqi is suitable for seniors. You may concern about the conditions in Northwest part of China, such as toilet, walking distance, driving distance etc. Well, the facilities of the sights along the silk road much improved in recent years, western toilets are available in most of the spots. As for the walking distance, it's about 2-4 hours daily, and the electronic shuttle bus can be arranged in some scenic spots. Moreover, our Silk Road Tour Packages are customizable and 100% fleixble, you can travel the highlights at your own, you'll not feel rush and have enough time to visit each attraction.

8. What are the top attractions along the Ancient China Silk Road?

Tour alongside the ancient silk road is one of the most popular themed tours in China and it does attract millions of Tour alongside the ancient silk road is one of the most popular themed tours in China and it does attract millions of travelers from all over the worl. The silk road in China has a wealth of fascinating and beautiful destinations and attractions, it has many contrasting things to do. Followings are the key destinations for travelers to consider including their itinerary:
1) Xian: Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, Bell Tower
2) Lanzhou: Bingling Temple & Grottoes, Yellow River Mother Sculpture, Gansu Provincial Museum
3). Dunhuang: Mogao Grottoes, Echoing-San Mountain & Crescent Lake
4). Jiayuguan: Jiayuguan Pass/Overhanging Great Wall
5). Xinjiang: Heavenly Lake, Erdaoqiao Market, Gaochang Ancient City, The Flaming Mountain, Karez Well, Id Kah Mosque, Kashgar Sunday Market

9. How about the hotel conditions in the silk road regions when I take a China silk road from Xian?

The cities alongside the ancient China Silk Road are located in the less deveoped area of China, but don't worry about the accommodation when you plan a silk road tour. As the development of tourism industry of cities on the Silk Road, many high quality hotels have been built to meet the large incoming tourists. There are a variety typies of hotels from economy to luxury class, including some international hotel brand, such as Sheraton, Inter Continental, etc. All the hotel arrangement for our tour package are based on 4 star hotel or 5 star hotel with a convenient location for shopping and eating, good facilities and equipment.

10. Will there be shopping stops on my silk route tour in China? Is it a No-shopping tour?

Our silk road tours are based on no-shopping tours. We will give you enough time to visit attractions, without wasting time in tourist shops or factory stores. Without shopping stops, you can thoroughly enjoy the entire trip without worries or being pressured to purchase overpriced items. If you have any shopping needs or requirements, our guides will happy to give some recommodations for local shopping experience.

11. What typies of tour guide will escort us during Silk road tour from Lanzhou to Urumqi? Is the English tour guide available in the cities along the ancient China silk route?

Yes, English speaking tour guide is available along the silk road cities. All our tour guides are well-trained, experienced, dedicated and they can speak fluent English. When you take the tour in Xinjiang, you will have the local Uyghurs as your tour guide, local guide always know better about the local culture, custom, lifestyle etc. They all speak English well and have good communication skill during the tour.

12. What are inclued & excluded in your silk road tour package?

Our silk road tours includes professional tour guide, accommodation, private transfer (airport or railway station, attractions and hotels), entrance fees for places listed in our itinerary, domestic flight & train tickets, meals mentioned in the itinerary; Please kindly note the International Air tickets, Chinese Visa, optional items, personal expenses and tip for guides & drivers are not included in our package.

13. Can you arrange a customized China Silk road tour for me? Is your tour flexible?

Yes, we can arrange a customized silk road tour according to your personal interests and the tour can be flexible for you. Feel free to tell us which cities and places that you want to visit and what is your accommodation requirements. Our private China Silk Road tours offer an easy and flexible pace tailored for everyone to experience the history, culture relics, ethnic minorities, landscape, and local interaction along the China Silk Route.

14. How to get around the northwest part of China for the silk route tour?

As the development of tourism industry in the northwest part of China, the transportation system has imporved a lot. Travel by flight is the most efficient and comfortable way to travel to the main cities along the Silk Road. Xi'an and Urumqi have international airports that offer frequent flights to all major cities in China. Travel by train is a popular way for tourists, it's a more convenient and cheaper way compare to flight, you can take 1-hour bullet train between Urumqi and Turpan, 3 hours between Xian and Lanzhou etc. Bullet trains are available in some cities, sleep trains are even much cheaper than bullet trains, but slower. Long-distance buses are the most inexpensive way travel along the Silk Road, we do not recommened since they are very slow.

15. Is there any special travel permit required when travel to Xinjiang? I' m an American citizen.

There is no official special permit for foreign travelers to visit Xinjiang. As Xinjiang is an open destination for tourists in China, but we indeed have to apply permit to some places, such as Karakul Lake, Tanxkurgan county. If you book our Xinjiang silk road tour, we will issue all the travel permit in Xinjiang area that are required by the local government. You only need to provide the some documents, such as the copies of your passport & China Visa page, your arrival and departure flight schedule.

16. Is it easy to travel along the silk route cities on my own? Should I book a silk road tour package with a travel tour company?

Actually, it's not easy to travel in the northwestern China if you can't speak Mandarin. Traveling alone is its own wonderful and challenging experience. Language is a big problem travel to these areas, they are relatively backward with little English speakers. And there are not many people speak mandarin in some places. You can't visit some places along the silk route on your own. Book a silk road tour with local China tour company is the best way to visit the silk route, you will enjoy a hassle-free tour service, learn more history and culture about ancient silk road in China.

17. What's the cancellation policy for your silk road tour? Is the deposit refundable?

The deposit for the silk road tour is refundable, but it's depend on when you cancel the tour with us. If we receive your cancellation inform 15 days or more prior to your tour departure, there is no cancellation fee; 14 to 7 days prior to your tour departure, 10% of the whole tour price; Within 7 days prior to your tour departure or No-show, there is no refund. Please kindly note the fee for the train tcikets & flight tickets can't refund once we booked. The refund will be processed in 7 working days.

18. How to travel from capital city Lanzhou to Gannan Area?

Gannan is located at the south part of Gansu provincie, you can take a direct bus from Lanzhou south bus station to Xiahe. The bus is daily available. You can also rent a privte car to visit Gannan from Lanzhou, it is a easy and flexible way.

19. Which city should i start my China silk road tour? I'm a first time traveller to China

Usually, people start thier silk road tours in Xian or Beijing. As Xian and Beijing are the most popular tourist cities in China with a convenient international & domestic transportation, there are many international flights arrive in Xian Xianyang International Airport and Beijing International Airport daily. You can choose the flight that based on your schedule. A silk road tour stats in Beijing or Xian is a great and convenient way to take the ancient silk road adventure. 

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