China's Silk Road

04/14/2021 through 09/09/2022
04/14/2021 through 09/12/2022
Intrepid Travel

China’s Silk Road

Discover the treasures of the Silk Road on this 15-day adventure through China, retracing part of the ancient trade route that linked East and West. An epic journey from bustling Beijing to the frontier city of Kashgar, travel by train across diverse and beautifully rugged landscapes to see some of the country’s most spectacular relics. From dynastic palaces and Muslim minarets to hidden grottoes and rock-cut Buddhist masterpieces, this is an unforgettable Eastern odyssey.

Activities

  • Xi’an – Muslim Quarter walking tour
  • Xi’an – Terracotta Warriors Tour (entrace fee, transport, local guide included)
  • Zhangye – Danxia Landform Geological Park
  • Jiayuguan – Hanging Great Wall
  • Jiayuguan – Fort
  • Dunhuang – Mogao Caves
  • Dunhuang – Crescent Moon Lake & Singing Sand Mountains
  • Turpan – Jiaohe Ancient City
  • Kashgar – Livestock Market & Grand Sunday Bazaar

Highlights

  • Follow the route of the ancient Silk Road, travelling in the footsteps of countless generations of nomads and traders
  • Discover the unreal, ancient rainbow-coloured landscape of Zhangye, a UNESCO site that looks like countless pots of bright paint have been spilled across sandstone mountains. You won’t be able to put your camera away!
  • Learn about the rapid development happening in western China as you travel between ancient regional centres and modern cities.
  • Ride a camel across the sand dunes in Dunhuang in search of Crescent Lake, a desert oasis that has to be seen to be believed.
  • Visit the frontier town of Kashgar and take in the animal market before sipping tea at a 100-year-old tea house.
  • Explore the famous Mogao Caves, which have been called home by Buddhist monks since the fourth century AD.

Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing
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Day 2 Xi'an
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Day 3 Xi'an
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Day 4 Xi'an - Overnight Train
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Day 5 Zhangye
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Day 6 Zhangye - Danxia Geological Park
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Day 7 Jiayuguan
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Day 8 Jiayuguan - Dunhuang
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Day 9 Dunhuang
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Day 10 Turpan
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Day 11 Turpan
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Day 12 Overnight Train
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Day 13 Kashgar
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Day 14 Kashgar
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Day 15 Kashgar
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