5 days
The Silk Road

(Includes Breakfast, Lunch)

Breakfast at hotel, later on our guide will transfer you to the airport for the morning flight to Dunhuang. 

Upon flight arrival in Dunhuang, our guide and driver will meet you at the airport and we will visit the Great Wall of the Han dynasty.

(Includes Breakfast, lunch, Dinner)

Today’s visit is starting from the enchanting Mogao Grottos. It is also known as the Magao Caves and the Caves of the Thousand Buddha. Unravel the caves of 492 temples, forming a treasure trove of Buddhist shrines and art work


After lunch, continue to the dunes in the Singing Sand Mountains. The Crescent Spring forms a lake between two huge sand dunes. Some legend said this oasis spring has never dries up. Take the chance to ride on a camel (pay on spot).


In the evening, our guide and driver will take you to board the night train to Turpan. Overnight on the train. 

(Includes Breakfast, Lunch)

After early arrival in Turpan, our guide and driver will take you to your hotel for some refreshment and later picked up to see some of the ancient sights: Suleiman Minaret (Sugong Tower), the biggest ancient pagoda exiting in Xinjiang and it is also the only ancient Islamic minaret left in China, and the Karez Wells, one of the three ‘great ancient projects' in China. 

 After lunch, continue visit to the Grape Valley. The Grape Valley itself is quite touristy, so instead we arrange to visit a local family who run a local vineyard, giving you a taste of local life.

After breakfast, take a fast train from Turpan to Urumqi (about 1h). Our guide and driver will pick you up at the train station and visit the Heavenly Lake. A cruise on the Heavenly Lake is one way to enjoy this natural beauty. There is also a cable car going up the mountainside for an even better vantage point and some great walking paths.

 Later, have a stroll in Erdaoqiao Bazaar. With the architecture complex decorated in a traditional Uyghur style, Erdaoqiao Market is the largest retail and wholesale market for ethnic minority goods in Xinjiang.

(Includes Breakfast)

 Transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai.

Dates & Prices

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Jan - April 2018
Per person based on twin share
May - October 2018
Per person based on twin share
Nov - Dec 2018
Per person based on twin share
  • Private tour based on 2 people. 
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin sharing with western breakfast
  • Private car / mini-bus transfers with English speaking guide
  • All sightseeing entrance fee as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals specified in the itinerary
  • Flight from Xian to Dunhuang and Urumqi to Shanghai, which we can book accordingly.


4 star: Dunhuang - DunHuang HuaXia International Hotel, Turpan Huozhou Hotel, Urumqi Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel  or similar

(Upgrade 5 star option available in Dunhuang and Urumqi)

Signature Experiences for This Tour

This extension is priced on private basis, based on 2 people. 

If you have a group of more than 2, please also enquire and cost will be lower.

This extension is particularly added on from our Small Group China Highlight tour, but can also be added to other standard tours. 

* Feedback from our guests: "A truly unforgettable experience to the Wild West of China!"

How to book

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