The Silk Road The Silk Road
£4084

In the footsteps of the merchant caravans.

This adventurous tour follows the fabled Silk Road, exploring the desolate landscapes, lost cities, ancient trading outposts and vibrant markets that have captured the imagination for centuries.

Your journey begins in the beautiful desert town of Dunhuang, with visits to the Western Thousand Buddha Caves and Mogao Grottos. From here, drive to Jiayuguan, starting point for the Silk Road odyssey and from where you can visit the very western end of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass. Continue by overnight train to Turpan at the second lowest point on earth, before driving to Urumqi with its vibrant and colourful local markets.

You then fly to Kashgar an oasis outpost rich in Central Asian culture, and the westernmost city in China. It is here your journey ends with the opportunity to visit the fabulous Kashgar Sunday

This is a sample itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be tweaked in every way possible from the places you want to go to and number of days you spend in each, as well as hotels you stay in and activities you do. Get in touch with one of our experts by calling +44+4402073864646 and a consultant will start creating your perfect trip.

Days Location Detail
days 1 - 2

Arrive Beijing. Overnights Park Plaza Beijing

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Arrive Beijing. Overnights Park Plaza Beijing

days 3 - 4

Fly to Dunhuang. City & Taklimakan Desert sightseeing. Overnights Silk …

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Fly to Dunhuang. City & Taklimakan Desert sightseeing. Overnights Silk Road Hotel.

day 5

Drive to Jiayuguan. Overnight Garden Hotel.

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Drive to Jiayuguan. Overnight Garden Hotel.

days 6 - 7

Excursion to Ming Dynasty Great Wall. Overnight train to …

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Excursion to Ming Dynasty Great Wall. Overnight train to Turpan. Arrive Turpan. City sightseeing. Overnight Turpan Oasis Hotel.

days 8 - 9

Drive to Urumqi via Tuyog. City & markets sightseeing. Overnights …

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Drive to Urumqi via Tuyog. City & markets sightseeing. Overnights Hoi Tak Hotel.

days 10 - 11

Fly to Kashgar. City sightseeing & Kashgar Sunday Market.

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Fly to Kashgar. City sightseeing & Kashgar Sunday Market.

day 12

Fly to Beijing. Overnight Park Plaza Beijing.

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Fly to Beijing. Overnight Park Plaza Beijing.

day 13

Fly back home

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Fly back home

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  • Ayesha provided superb advice - she is to be commended! We had the most excellent adventure - everything went smoothly, first time in any of our India trips!

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    JK, India, 2014