5-Night Private Silk Road Trip From Dunhuang To Urumqi Including Hotel Accommodations

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We also pick you up at your centrally located Dunhuang hotel.
    Dunhuang Airport, Dunhuang China
  • Return Details :
    Urumqi Diwopo Airport
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This 5 nights classic private tour takes you to explore Chinese section of ancient Silk Road northern route from Dunhuangto Urumqi. You will travel the path of thousands of merchants and camel caravans and witness its changes in modern days. Attractions you will visit during this tour includes Mogao Grottos, Turpan Oasis, Loulan Mummies, and Heavenly Lake located on the northern side of Tianshan mountains.


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Multi-Day Trip

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

All entrance fees included

Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day

Airport transfer

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Day 1: Arriving Dunhuang
Upon arrival at DunhuangAirport or DunhuangRail Station, meet your guide at arrival lobby and go to the hotel for check-in. You may spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the streets of Dunhuang. Be sure to explore the night market nearby the hotel in the evening!
Accommodation: 4-Star Dunhuang Hotel

Day 2:Dunhuang- Liuyuan (via bullet train) - Turpan(B)
You will visit the highlight of Silk Road today, Mogao Grottoes (Caves of the Thousand Buddhas), where you will be impressed by the fresco and statues in the caves. These caves are examples of rock-cut architecture of soft gravel conglomerate not suitable for either sculpture or elaborate architectural details. In the afternoon,you will catch a bullet train to Turpanarriving in approximately 4 hours and be transferred to Turpanhotel in about 30 minutes.
Accommodation: 4-Star HuozhouHotel, Turpan

Day 3. Turpan (B, L)
After breakfast, you will start to visit Turpan, the centre of a fertile oasis and an important trade center along the Silk Road that was once adjacent to the kingdoms of Kroran and Yanqi. You will visit Emin Minaret which is the symbol of Turpan before sampling an authentic local lunch at a Uyghur home under the grape vine in open air. Later in the afternoon, you will explore the Ancient City of Gaochang, Bezklik Grottos, Astana Ancient Tombs and Karez Irrigation Systembefore returning to your hotel.
Accommodation:4-Star Huozhou Hotel, Turpan

Day 4: Turpan - Urumqi(B)
After breakfast, you will take a 3 hours ride to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. In Urumqi, the impressivestop of the day is Xinjiang Museum where well-preserved Chinese mummies are exhibited. Among which, you will find the spectacular one standing out from the rest named "Beauty of Loulan," who was buried 4,000 years ago near the town of Loulan in Taklimakan Desert. "Beauty of Loulan" was remarkably preserved in an open coffin under hot desert sands of the Taklamakan when she was excavated in 1980.Later, you will headto stroll through the wonderful Erdaoqiao Bazaar before driving back your hotel.
Accommodation: 4-Star Xiangjiang Lihua Hotel, Urumqi

Day 5: Urumqi - Heavenly Lake - Urumqi (B)
Today you will take a one hour ride to Heavenly Lake, which is located on the north side of the Bodga Shan range of the Tianshan mountains to enjoy fantastic mountain views and serene lake scenery. Then you will be taken back hotel.
Accommodation: 4-Star Xiangjiang Lihua Hotel, Urumqi

Day 6: DepartingUrumqi(B)
Transferred toUrumqi Airport


Accommodation as per itinerary

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch)

Local guide

Private tour

Transport by private vehicle

Bullet train from Liuyuan (Dunhuang) to Turpan


Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)

Food and drinks, unless specified

Airfare for flight to/from Urumqi/Dunhuang

China Visa


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please wear comfortable walking shoes

Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants

Adult pricing applies to all travelers over 3 year old