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Budget Xinjiang Tour: 6 Days Silk Route Tour From Urumqi to Kashgar

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
4 Days Urumqi and Turpan Ancient Silk Road Tour

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
Urumqi City Highlights Day Tour

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
3-Day Urumqi Kashgar Karakuri Lake

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
Xinjiang Adventure Tour: 4 Days Turpan and Urumqi Silk Route Tour

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
Xinjiang Silk Road Tour: 4 Days Kashgar Highlights Tour

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
3 Days Kashgar Tour Package From Urumqi by Flight

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

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

Tour Style:3 Days Kashgar Tour Package from Urumqi by flight presents all the top highlights in and around Kashgar Xinjiang and help you savor the natural landscape of Kashgar, discover the ancient history and experience local life in Kashgar. It's an all Inclusive Kashgar Tour package including professional tour guide service, private transfer, meals and accommodation, round way air tickets and entrance fees for the places listed in the itinerary.

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From $225 p/p
Xinjiang Turpan Tour: 2-Day Private Tour From Urumqi to Turpan

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Ruins of Jiaohe Old City, Karez Well, Emin Minaret, Grape Valley, Flaming Mountains, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves

Tour Style:Explore Turpan's top attractions on a 2-day guided tour via private vehicle from Urumqi Xinjiang. During your stay in Turpan, you will visit the Ruins of Jiao City, Karez Well, Emin Minaret, Grape Valley & Flaming Mountain. Learn the ancient history of Turpan city from your English-speaking guide and enjoy the delicious meals and comfortable accommodation. Our schedule allows you to enjoy happily with great efficiency.

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From $210 p/p
Turpan Day Tour to Heavenly Lake

Duration:10-12 hours

Attractions(Cities):Heavenly Lake

Tour Style:Enjoy a day tour to Heavenly Lake from Turpan Xinjiang to admire the natural beauty of the lake. Following your local guide, enjoy the leisure boat cruise on the most beautiful part of Heavenly lake and experience the lifestyle of the local Kazaks people. This one day silk road tour provide door-to-door service, private transfer, personal guide, lunch and entrance tickets. You can not miss it when you travel to Xinjiang.

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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 traveller and you want to explore the ancient Silk route in China, we suggest you should plan about 7-15 days for the China silk road tour. The ancient silk route in China covers many cities, such as Xian, Lanzhou, Zhangye, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Turpan, Urumqi and Kashgar. If you have a limited travel time, you can also take short trips in a single province. 

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 safe travel to Xinjiang?

Please be assured that it is safe to travel on the Northwest China Silk Road cities. 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, and you can travel freely at any time of the day or night. Of course, staying alert and taking the usual precautions is also worth it. 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 between 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 the our silk road tour package that you 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 soonest once we received your tour inquiry. Flexible to adjust the package before the final confirm. Once the details were confirmed, we require part of payment as deposit to ensure the tour booking, and the balance you can pay one week before you arrive. The copy of your passport is required for us to make reservation.

As for the payment, PayPal, Alipay, Bank Transfer, WeChat and Cash are acceptable.


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 have may concerns 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 recent year, 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. Bullet train also arranged for the comfortable driving and saving time.

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

Silk road tour is one of the popular themed tour in China and attracts many tourists from all over the world. People want to explore the best part of China silk road as the ancient silk road left mamy historical and cultural relices in those cites. The most popular silk road attractions such as Xian Terracotta Army, Xiahe Labrang Lamasery, Jiayuguan Great Wall Fort, Dunhuang Mogao Caves, Urumqi Hearvely Lake, Kashgar Sunday Market, Id Koh Mosque, the ruins of ancient cities in Turpan etc.

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

As the Silk Road cities are located in the less deveoped area, 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 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 tour is based on no-shopping tours. We promise let you to spend more time on attractions, without wasting time in tourist shops or factory stores. Without shopping stops, you can thoroughly enjoy the trip without worrying or being pressured to purchase overpriced items. If you have any shopping needs or requirements, our guides will happy to give some recommodation for a local shopping experience.

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

Yes, English tour guide service is available along the silk road cities. When you book our Silk road our package, we will arrange our well-trained, experienced, dedicated, Chinese & English speaking tour guide for our clients. When you take the tour in Xinjiang, you will have the local Uyghurs as your tour guide, they know better about the local culture, custom, lifestyle etc. They all speak English well and have good communication skill during the tour & with locals.


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 the tour can be 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, what type of hotels and food that you like. 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. The main cities Xi'an and Urumqi have international airports that offer frequent flights to all major cities in China. Travel by train is a popular way by tourists, it's a convenient and cheaper way compare to flight, you can take 1-hour bullet between Urumqi to Turpan, 3 hours between Xian and Lanzhou etc. Bullet trains are available in some cities, sleeper trains are even much cheaper than bullet trains. Long-distance buses are the most inexpensive way travel along the Silk Road, we do not recommened since they are very slow.

15. Is the specail 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 are requirement by government. You only need to provide the some documents, 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 such easy to travel along 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 a few English speakers. And some places not many people speak mandarin. 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 you we receive your cancellation inform 30-15 days or more prior to your tour departure, there is no cancellation fee; 14 to 1 days prior to your tour departure, 20% of the whole tour price; Within 24 hours 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 refers to the south part of Gansu provincie, you can take direct buses from Lanzhou south bus station to Xiahe. There are 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 in China.

Usually, people start thier silk road tour in Xian. As Xian is one of the most popular tourist cities in China with a convenient international & domestic transportation, there are many international flights arrive in Xian Xianyang International Airport daily and it takes around 5 hours from Beijing by high-speed train. Bullet trains are available to reach silk route cities from Xian. A tour starting in Xian is a great way to see Silk Road,  and the ancient silk road was start Chang'an (the present Xian city).

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