Silk Road Tour

Day      1          Depart Your Country

            2          Arrive Beijing – Met by guide and transferred to your central area

                        hotel.

            3          Beijing – Guide will take you to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

                        and the Temple of  Heaven.  BLD

            4          Beijing – Guide will take you to the Great Wall at Badaling, the

                        Summer Palace and the Lama Temple.  BLD

            5          Beijing/Urumqi by morning air.  In Urumqi you will be met by the

                        local guide and taken to lunch.  After lunch you will go to the Grand

                        Bazaar and city tour.  Transfer to central area hotel.  BLD

            6          Urumqi/Heavenly Lake/Urumqi -  Guide will take you to beautiful

                        Heavenly Lake and boat ride past a temple built in 1221.  Have lunch

                        at one of the Family restaurants at a Yurt.  Return to Urumqi.  BLD

            7          Urumqi/Kashgar by morning air.  Met by the local guide and taken to

                        lunch.  After lunch you will visit the Markets,  Muslim Mosque and

                        Tombs.   Transfer to your central area hotel.  BLD

            8          Kashgar/Urumqi by afternoon air.  Guide will take you to the Grand

                        Baazar and City Mosque before lunch.  After lunch you will be

                        transferred to the airport for your flight back to Urumqi.   In Urumqi

                        you will be met by the local guide and transferred to your hotel.  BLD

            9          Urumqi/Turpan by car.  Guide will take you through the beautiful

                        desert and flaming mountains to Turpan in the Gobi desert.   In the

                        afternoon you will visit the SuGong Tower and Mosque built in 1777

                        with the only Minaret or Tower in the Muslim world.  Visit the

                        Bezeklik Thousand Budda Caves.  Transfer to your hotel.  BLD

            10        Turpqn/Urumqi – Guide will take you to Grape Valley known for the

                        sweetest grapes in the world.  Visit the one and only winery and taste

                        the many wines they produce.  Have lunch with a local family in

                        their home of traditional Muslim food.  See how they produce raisons

                        above their homes.   In the afternoon you will return to Urumqi to

                        your hotel.  BLD   (if time you will visit the ancient city of Gaochang)

            11        Urumqi/Dunhuang – Guide will take you to the airport for your morning

                        flight to Dunhuang.  In Dunhuang you will be met by the local guide.  You

                        will visit the local Silk Road Museum to learn the history of the Silk Road.

                        Guide will transfer you to your hotel.  BLD

            12        Dunhuang – Guide will take you to the famous Mugao Caves known to be

                        the best preserved Buddhist Caves in China started in 366 B.C. until 492.

                        There are 735 caves.  The Library Cave was only discovered in 1900

                        hidden behind another cave.  In the afternoon you will visit the large

                        Sand Dunes and take a camel ride if you wish.  Have a cold drink at the

                        Crescent Lake Oasis.  Return to the city.  BLD 

            13        Dunhuang/Xian by mid morning air.  In Xian you will be met by the local

                        guide and taken to lunch before transferring to your central area hotel. In

                        the afternoon you will visit the famous Shaanxi Provincial Museum.  In

                        the evening you will attend the famous Tang Dynasty Dinner and Show.

                        BLD

            14        Xian/Beijing by evening air.  In the morning the guide will take you to the

                        famous Terra Cotta Warriors site and hopefully meet one of the farmers

                        who originally found the site while digging a well.  (he is usually found

                        signing books)   In the afternoon after lunch at the Museum you will go

                        to the HuaQing Pools Winter Palace of the Tang Dynasty.  Guide will

                        transfer you to the airport for your flight to Beijing.   In Beijing you will

                        be met by the local agent and transferred to a central area hotel.  BL

                        Dinner on your own tonight.

            15        Beijing/Home -   Guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight

                        home.   B. only.

EXTENSION TOURS MAY BE ADDED ON!

Included:   All domestic transportation, hotels, meals as listed, sightseeing and some

                 evening entertainment as listed.  English speaking guides with car or bus with

                 drivers. 

Not included:  Tips to guides and drivers, Chinese visa (we have the forms and

                        instructions) and any expenses of a personal nature.  International Air may

                        be booked through us or you may use your own arrangements or frequent

                        flyer miles.

Prices - 3 star hotels

2-5 Persons     $4195.   pp dbl. occ.             Single Supplement     $625

6-9 Persons     $3795.   pp dbl. occ.             Single Supplement     $625

10+ Persons    $3395.   pp dlb. occ.             Single Supplement     $575

Some tour companies list 4 or 5 star hotels are used; but these same hotels have old wings that are 3 stars and not up to the standards in the rest of the country.  It is very difficult to compare tours with different companies.  For 4 or 5 star hotels, please request prices.

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