Exploring The World !

11 Day Silk Road Adventure Tour

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SCHEDULE

Day 01 Arrive Beijing (Tuesday)

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You will be greeted and transferred to hotel.

Hotel: Oriental Bay International Hotel 5* or similar

Day 02 Beijing – Urumqi

We will drive by the Olympic Village for an exterior view of Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Aquatic Center. Fly to Urumqi and transfer to hotel (B/L/D)

Hotel: Hoi Tak Hotel 5* or similar

Day 03 Urumqi

Visit the new Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum and stop by the Red Mountain for a panoramic view of the city. In the afternoon, you will climb the Heavenly Mountain by bus and then cruise Heavenly Lake by boat (B/L/D)

Day 04 Uruqmi – Turpan – Dunhuang

Depart to Turpan, Visit Jiaohe Ruins, the Grape Valley. the Karez Wells, the Grand Mosque. After dinner, take the overnight train to Dunhuang. (B/L/D)

Accommodation: Overnight Train (soft sleeper: 4persons in one cabin)

Day 05 Dunhuang

Arrive Dunhuang, take a short rest in hotel. Afternoon visit the famous Mogao Caves where 492 surviving grottoes are lined with Buddhist carvings, and frescoes dating back 366 AD. (B/L/D)

Hotel: Dunhuang International Hotel or similar

Day 06 Dunhuang

This morning, we ride camels to the Mingsha Hill (The Singing Sand Dunes) and the beautiful crescent pool in the Crescent Moon Spring. Afternoon, visit Ancient Song Town, and local free market. (B/L/D)

Day 07 Dunhuang – Jiayuguang

Visit Dunhuang Museum, afternoon depart to Jiayuguang. (B/L/D)

Hotel: Jiuyongquan Hotel or similar

Day 08 Jiayuguang – Xi’an

Today, you visit Jiayuguan Fort – the western end of the Great Wall on the edge of the desert, the 6th century Wei Dynasty tombs, and Jiuguan (Wine Spring) with its imposing Bell and Drum Tower. In the afternoon, you will fly to Xi’an. (B/L/D)

Hotel: Titan Times Hotel 5* or similar

Day 09 Xi’an

Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, one of the world’s great archeological treasures.

Dinner with dumpling banquet and watch the Dances & Music of the Tang Dynasty. (B/L/D)

Day 10 Xi’an – Shanghai

Take a morning flight to Shanghai. Visit Yu Garden, the Bund, People Square, the Nanjing Road shopping area. (B/L/D)

Hotel: Sheraton Hotel Shanghai 5* or similar

Day 11 Shanghai Departure

After breakfast, transfer to airport for you departure flight. (B/-/-)

B-American breakfast L-Lunch D-Dinner

Bon Voyage!

PRICE

Package Price

Daily Departure Rate Per person Single Supplement Extra room/Night in Beijing or Shanghai (with breakfast)
Mar-Oct. 2013 $2,650.00 $540.00 $120.00

Hotel

City Nights Hotel Contact
Beijing 1 Oriental Bay Hotel www.hotelorientalbay.com
Urumqi 2 Hoi Tak Hotel  http://www.hoitakhotel.com/en/
Turpan 1 Train (soft sleeper)
Dunhuang 2 Dunhuang International  www.dunhuangresort.com/
Jiayuguang 1 Jiuyongquan Hotel  www.jiuquanhotel.com
Xi’an 2 Titan Times Hotel  www.titantimeshotel.com
Shanghai 1 Sheraton Hotel www.starwoodhotels.com

 

Land cost includes:

1. First class hotel accommodation based on double occupancy specified in the itinerary or equivalent.

2. Daily American buffet breakfast and meals as listed in the itinerary

Meals: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

3. English-conducted sightseeing tour specified in the itinerary

4. Baggage handling

5. Domestic flight within China and China AIF (Beijing-Urumqi/ Jiayuguang-Xi’an-Shanghai)

Land cost does not include:

1. International flight

2. China visa

3. Travel insurance

4. Tips and personal expenses