Tour Name: 15 Days Silk Road Archeological Tour
Tour Cost: From $
Description: 15 Days China Silk Road Archeological Tou r begins with a tour of the major tourist sites in Beijing, including the Great Wall. Then fly to Urumqi and begin your tour of the ancient trading route through western frontier towns.
Day 5: Urumqi--Kashgar
Day 6: Kashgar Tour
The highlight of our visit to Urumqi is an excursion to Heavenly Lake. Only one hour and a half drive from the city, it lies on snow-capped Mount Bogda at almost 2000 meters above sea level. The sapphire-blue lake is set in deep slope of pine forests and meadows of wild flowers where Kazak nomads camp. The views from the cruise boat are breathtaking. After lunch at carefully-selected restaurant, you will drive back to Urumqi. Proceed to visit the Regional Museum and excursion to Erdaoqiao International Grand Bazaar. Board a short flight to Kashigar this evening.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: In Kashgar
Day 7: Kashgar-Urumqi
Kashgar is a fabled city with a rich mix of people and cultures. Mosques and veiled women feature strong Middle Eastern characteristics. In the morning, you will visit a Kinder garden, old city district - a typical Uygur nationality houses with local building material and a workshop where traditional carpet are made, a warren of twisting alleys and whitewashed walls, in a donkey cart taxi, at last you will have a chance to visit the Uygur family. Fly back to Urumqi this evening.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: In Urumqi
Day 8: Urumqi-Turpan
Today’s highlight is the Nanshan Pastures where nomadic tribesmen herd their yaks and sheep. You will have the opportunity to visit a family in their tent for a taste of traditional nomadic hospitality. A short coach journey takes you through the desert to the Oasis town of Turpan, famous for its melons and vineyards.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: In Turpan
Day 9: Turpan-Dunhuang
Today's tour includes visits to the ruined city of Gaochang by donkey cart, and the underground tombs of Astana, the legendary Flaming Mountains, and Bezeklik Caves whose walls are adorned with Buddhists frescoes. You will also see the Emin Minaret, one of the finest buildings on the Silk Road, and Karez Well - an underground irrigation system. Board the overnight train to Dunhuang. Over night on the train.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: On the train
Day 10: Dunhuang
Arrive in Dunhuang in the morning. Enjoy breakfast in the Dunhuang Hotel. Dunhuang was a strategic post on the Silk Road and frontier town of the ancient. A leisurely day includes visits to Singing Sand Dune and Crescent Moon Lake set in an amphitheater of sand dunes and has a camel ride.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: In Dunhuang
Day 11: Dunhuang-Xi'an
You will visit the most famous monument of Dunhuang-the Mogao Caves, popularly known as "Thousand Buddha Caves". An art gallery in the desert, the walls of the caves are lined with Buddhist frescoes and sculpted figures, is said to be the finest examples of Buddhist art in the world. Mixing Indian and Chinese styles, they are a remarkable record of Silk Road civilization. You will enjoy delicious local flavor fro today’s lunch. Afternoon program will take you to visit the County museum and White Horse Pagoda.Fly to Xian later. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to Hotel. Enjoy a good rest tonight.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: In Xian
Day 12: Xi'an City Tour
A full day tour recalls the glories of ancient Xian as you visit the burial site of the incredible army of 8000 lifelike Terra-cotta soldiers, the majestic Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: In Xian
Day 13: Xian-Shanghai
After breakfast, you will visit the only underground museum in China, Yangling Mausoleum. Yangling Mausoleum will bring you to one of the most prosperous dynasty, Han Dynasty in Chinese history. Fly to Shanghai. You are greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: In Shanghai
Day 14: Shanghai City Tour
Have full day sightseeing to the major attractions of the city including the Yu Garden at the Old Quarter, the French concession, Shanghai Museum and Nanjing Road at the shopping center.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: In Shanghai
Day 15: Shanghai/ Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the next destination. The whole tour ends with a memorable experience.
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