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10-day Great Silk Road Tour

Day By Day

Day 1 Arrival/Xian 
Meals: L
Sites Visited: Xi'an Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi Provincial History Museum

Meet your guide and driver at the Xian airport, and then transfer to the hotel. After that, pay a visit to the Xi'an Ancient City Wall and the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum.

Day 2 Xian
Meals: B, L
Sites Visited: Terra Cotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Banpo Neolithic Village, Tang Dynasty Song and Dance Show

Full-day visit to the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses (include golf carts), the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Banpo Neolithic Village. In the evening, enjoy the Tang Dynasty Song and Dance Show at Tang Yuegong Theatre.

Day 3 Xian/Dunhuang
Meals: B, L
Sites Visited: Hechang Military Depot

In the morning, be escorted to the airport for the flight to Dunhuang. Be met and transferred to the hotel. Then visit the Hechang Military Depot followed by the Great Wall of the Han dynasty.

Day 4 Dunhuang/Turpan
Meals: B, L
Sites Visited: Mogao Grottoes, Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Moon Lake

After breakfast, you are picked up to see the Mogao Grottoes. After that, ride the camel to see the Echoing-Sand Mountain (where you will observe a very curious natural phenomenon), and then proceed to visit the Crescent Moon Lake. After the sightseeing, be transferred to train station for the overnight train (with soft sleeper) to Turpan.

Day 5 Turpan
Meals: B, L
Sites Visited: Suleiman's Minaret, Grape Valley, Karez Channels, Astana Tombs, legendary Flaming Mountain

Transfer to your hotel from the train station. After breakfast, drive to visit the Suleiman's Minaret (aka Sugong Pagoda), the Grape Valley, the Karez Channels and Astana Tombs, lastly, pass through the legendary Flaming Mountain.

Day 6 Turpan/Urumqi
Meals: B, L
Sites Visited: Terai Camp, Mount Nan Pasture

After breakfast, transfer to Urumqi. Then visit the Terai Camp, Mount Nan Pasture (aka Nanshan Grassland).

Day 7 Urumqi/Kashgar
Meals: B, L
Sites Visited: Etigar Mosque, Sunday Bazaar, Abakh Khoja Tomb

In the morning, take flight to Kashgar. Check into the hotel, and then visit the Etigar Mosque, Sunday Bazaar, and the Abakh Khoja Tomb.

Day 8 Kashgar 
Meals: B, L
Sites Visited: Karakuli Lake

Make a full-day excursion to the beautiful Karakuli Lake.

Day 9 Kashgar/Beijing
Meals: B

Fly directly to Beijing. At the Beijing airport, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 10 Beijing/Departure
Meals: B

After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport to take a flight home.

Price Includes:

Transportation & Private Transfers:

Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.

Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.

Entrance Fees:

All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.

Normal Meals:

All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.

Private Sightseeing Escort:

Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.

Hotel Accommodation:

Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.

Tour Arrangements:

The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.

Service Charge & Government Taxes

Price Excludes:

International airfare or train tickets for entry or exit China, unless that is noted or required otherwise.

Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.

Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...

Any meal are not specified in the itinerary with "B", "L" or "D".
Any extra cost caused by the changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, government and local authority orders, politics, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations; as well as tourist law violation, accident damages or injury incurred out of Access China Travel control.

Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.