Trace back to the glory of great ancient Silk Road, linking the East and West since the 13th century. Beijingholiday.com takes you to travel the Silk Routes in China from Beijing or Xi'an through Gansu Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Jiayugaun, Ningxia and Qinghai to Xinjiang Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar, even into Central Asia, where you will enjoy a land of breathtaking natural scenery, mystical legends and experience rich ethnic traditions & culture.
Highlights of Silk Road: Travelling along these ancient routes allows the modern traveler to follow in the tracks of the snaking caravans which passed the western end of the Great Wall at Jiayuguan and headed into the sunset along the Silk Road into Central Asia.
|7-Day Silk Road Highlights Tour||10-Day Silk Road Golden Route Tour||12-Day Beijing Xian & Silk Road Classic Tour|
|10-Day Silk Road Explorer Tour||11-Day Marco Polo's Silk Road Tour||15-Day Beijing & Silk Road In-depth Exploration Tour|
Route:Beijing - Urumqi - Kashgar - Urumqi- Turpan - Urumqi
Overview: Silk Road Highlights Tour will take you unlock the secrets of the unique area of China’s far flung northwest, which is filled with mystery. Tour Urumqi, Turpan and Kashgar and get an impression of Xinjiang.
Route:Xian - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi - Kashgar - Urumqi
Overview: Visit the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century-Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses;explore one of the most popular trade center betwwen ancient China and West;discover essence of Muslim culture and history in Xinjiang.
Route:Beijing - Urumqi - Turpan - Dunhuang - Lanzhou - Xiahe - Xining
Overview: The golden route tour of Silk Road leads you to fly from Beijing to Urumqi, and then travel the highlights of Turpan, Dunhuang, Lanzhou, Xiahe and Xiniang.
Route:Urumqi - Kashgar - Taxkorgan - Kashgar - Taklamakan Desert - Hotan - Urumqi - Turpan - Urumqi
Overview: Explore bustling bazaars; spend quality time with local Uighur residents; immerse in the awe-inspiring isolation of the Taklamakan Desert; explore Karakul Lake and its surrounding lush alpine forests; dine in a beautiful vineyard; and encounter the sheer magnificence of the Flaming Mountain.
Route:Beijing - Xian - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi - Kashgar - Urumqi
Overview: This is the classic tour to explore Silk Road in China. You will visit the important highlights of China’s historical cities: Beijing and Xian, and explore the famous tourist sites along the Silk Road: Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar.
Route:Beijing - Urumqi - Korla - Kuqa - Aksu - Kashgar - Hotan - Minfeng - Korla - Hotan - Urumqi
Overview: The Silk Road tour is designed specially for those who want to explore the Silk Road in depth way. You will visit the highlights of Beijing and then explore the important tourist sites in Xinjiang. The challenging section of this tour is to traverse the Taklamagan Desert from Minfeng to Korla.
Yes. When booking our Silk Road tours, you, your friends and your family will enjoy the exclusive use of a car or van with an experienced local driver and a personal local English-speaking tour guide, usually from 8:30am to 5:30pm.
Yes. We offer the service of tailor-making personal tour itinerary. You can either work with your 1-on-1 travel consultant to put together an itinerary that fits your specific needs.
Or you may work with your tour guide while on tour. If it is a small change, they will work it out directly with you. If it is a big change, they may need to call our office to re-coordinate it and re-quote costs.
In the ancient time, the Silk Road originated from Chang'an ( now Xian ) in the east and ended at the Mediterranean in the west. The section in China traverses several provinces in the diverse geography, covering several cities, including Xian in Shaanxi, Lanzhou and Dunhuang in Gansu, and Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar in Xinjiang and more. So the weather on Silk Road is also diverse: warm and comfortable, dry and windy...
Read more about the weather along the Silk Road.
According to the real experience of our local tour guides, May and October are the best time to travel along the Silk Road, because the summer can be too hot, and the winter is freezing.
Nowadays, it is convenient to transfer between the main cities on the Silk Road by air, train or bus. Whereby, by air is the most convenient and comfortable way. There are airports in Xian, Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Urumqi and Kashgar. Moreover, the most popular tourist attractions are located along Xian-Lanzhou Railway and Lanzhou-Xinjang Railway. On these two railways, the China's third train speed-up project has been put into effect.
Read more about Silk Road Transportion.
China is one of the safest countries to travel, but you should still keep travel wisely and your valuables safe all the time.
1) In your hotels, leave your valuables in the safe box.
2) Be very careful in the crowed, especially in Xinjiang's bazaars, bus and train stations.
3) Keep your money in a money pocket inside your clothing when you are on the road.
4) Check your notes to the keeper's face when you pay for accommodation in a smaller restaurants or shops.
Read more about Silk Road Travel Tips.