Two-Week Journey Through the Silk Road

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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 1-85 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-24727
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Shanghai, China
  • Travel through the Silk Road. Learn more about Chinese civilization
  • See the must-see sights of Beijing, including the Great Wall & Forbidden City
  • Marvel at the majestic Terracotta Army of Xi'an
  • Visit the famous Kashgar Sunday Market and learn more about local life
The Silk Road, also called the Silk Route, served as a bridge between the East and the West in ancient times. In fact, the cultural exchanges along the road has left an important mark in human history, the patterns of which are visible even today. Join us on this 14-day guided tour and explore the regions in China from where the Silk Road travels through, including Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan and Duhan.

But before you head into the Chinese interior, we will take you out to see the highlights of Beijing, which includes the famous Great Wall, Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City. Fly to Kashgar, also known as the pearl of the ancient Silk Road, via Urumqi next. Visit the famous Sunday Bazaar in Kashgar. Also see the Id Kah Mosque, a 500-year-old mosque that holds special significance among locals, and take a walk down Kashgar’s old street. See the highlights of Turpan before taking the high-speed train to Dunhuang.

Located on the edge of the Gobi Desert, Dunhuang was once a frontier garrison on the Silk Road. it’s claim to fame rests on the Mogao Caves, a complex of 492 grottoes adorned with Buddhist statuary and frescoes. Next, its time to see the defining symbol of more than two millennia of Chinese history. Travel to Xian and visit the Terracotta Army Museum, home to the Terracotta Army, with your tour guide.

In sharp contrast to this enduring legacy of more than 2,000 years of Chinese history stands Shanghai, your final destination on the itinerary. A modern-day metropolis and China’s financial capital, Shanghai is probably the best place in the country to experience the collision of culture and modernity.

We will drive yo back to the airport on the last day of the tour. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
  • Day 1: Beijing arrival
  • Day 2: Beijing city tour
  • Day 3: Great Wall tour
  • Day 4: Summer Palace tour & fly to Urumqi
  • Day 5: Urumqi – Kashgar by airplane
  • Day 6: Kashgar tour – Urumqi (flight) & drive to Turpan
  • Day 7: Turpan sightseeing tour
  • Day 8: Turpan tour – Dunhuang (high-speed train)
  • Day 9: Dunhuang sightseeing tour
  • Day 10: Dunhuang city tour & flight to Xian
  • Day 11: Terracotta Army Museum
  • Day 12: Xi'an tour & flight to Shanghai
  • Day 13: Shanghai city tour
  • Day 14: Shanghai departure
  • Meals: 10 breakfast and 6 lunch
  • Pickup and drop-off service
  • Domestic airfare & train tickets as per the itinerary
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles for sightseeing tours
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin room sharing
  • Professional, English-speaking tour guides
  • Entrance fees to the monuments and museums as per the itinerary
  • Single room supplement for solo travelers
  • International airfare
  • China entry visa fees
  • Expenses that are personal in nature like laundry and phone calls
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Malissa
  • From USA
  • On Oct 09 2019
5 - Excellent
Great tour!!!
This tour fit in lots of great places. The tour guide Celine was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Other Practical InformationSingle supplement available on request. Children under 12 will receive a preferential rate available upon request.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How to plan an Asia tour?

    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.


  • Which countries should I visit in Asia?

    Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience. 

    Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. 


  • What country in Asia is fluent in English?

    English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. 

    You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language. 

    However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.  


  • How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?

    There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation. 

    Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.    


  • How many days is enough for Asia?

    A seven-day Asia trip can give you a taste of the general highlights of two countries at most. Go for destinations in the same region, like Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, if you are planning a week-long vacation to save time. A two-week trip gives you the opportunity to carry out an in-depth exploration of three countries. If you want to cast your net further and cover more ground, then a month-long sojourn would be ideal. This duration is enough to cover everything from the futuristic Tokyo to the backwaters of Kerala and the vast, arid landscapes of Kazakhstan.  

    Ideally, we suggest that you spend around three weeks in the continent if you wish to get under the skin of its cultures and people.


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