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Ancient Silk Road 9-Day Tour

Ancient Silk Road 9-Day Tour

Tour Code:SR-02

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Day 1

Arrive in Urumqi

Place & Transport: Arrive in Urumqi
Today's Activities: flight to Urumqi

Take a flight to Urumqi and transfer to the hotel. Have your own time.



Day 2

Urumqi - Turpan

Place & Transport: Urumqi - Turpan
Today's Activities: Jiaohe Ruins, the Karez Well, the Sugong Pagoda.

Drive to Turpan and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Jiaohe Ruins, the Karez Well and the Sugong Pagoda. During the Han dynasty, Jiaohe was established by the Chinese as a garrison town. Jiaohe Ruins also called Yarkhoto, it is one of the world's largest, oldest, and best preserved ancient cities.

Day 3

Turpan - Dunhuang

Place & Transport: Turpan - Dunhuang
Today's Activities: Gaochang Ruins, the Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave, the Flaming Hill

Visit the Gaochang Ruins - the Uighur capital in AD 850 and a major staging post on the Silk Road. You can see the Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Caves and the Flaming Hill. Take an overnight soft sleeper train to Dunhuang.

Day 4


Place & Transport: Dunhuang
Today's Activities: a short camel-riding

Pick you up at the railway station and transfer you to the hotel. You will experience a short camel-riding along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Lake, enjoy the good scenery of gobi.


Day 5

Dunhuang - Lanzhou

Place & Transport: Dunhuang - Lanzhou
Today's Activities: the Mogao Grottoes, flight to Lanzhou, the Waterwheel Garden

Visit the Mogao Grottoes. The Mogao Grottoes are, one of the greatest repositories of Buddhist art in the world. Take a flight to Lanzhou and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Waterwheel Garden.

Day 6


Place & Transport: Lanzhou
Today's Activities: Binglingsi Grottoes

Visit the Binglingsi Grottoes which is one of the few Buddhist grottoes in China to survive the tumultuous 20 century unscathed. Over a period spanning 1600 years, sculptors are dangling from ropes carved 183 niches and scuptures into the porous rock along the dramatic canyon walls.

Day 7

Lanzhou - Xiahe

Place & Transport: Lanzhou - Xiahe
Today's Activities: the Sangke Grassland, Tibetan family

Transfer to Xiahe and check in at the hotel. Visit the Sangke Grassland and have a visit to a Tibetan family. 


Day 8

Xiahe - Lanzhou

Place & Transport: Xiahe - Lanzhou
Today's Activities: the Labrang Monastery

Labrang Monastery was found in 1709 by the first-generation Jamyang which currently has about 1200 monks. Today, we will visit this monastery and have a watch of the morning devotion there. Drive back to Lanzhou and stay at the hotel.

Day 9

Exit Lanzhou

Place & Transport: Exit Lanzhou
Today's Activities: Exit Lanzhou


Send off to Lanzhou airport or train station and end the tour.

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