5-Night Silk Road Tour From Urumqi To Dunhuang

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel in Urumqi or Urumqi Diwopu International Airport (URC)
  • Return Details :
    Your hotel in Dunhuang or Dunhuang Airport
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


Explore the highlights of the Silk Road during a 5-night tour one-way from Urumqui to Dunhuang. Travel by train and private vehicle to visit the Gobi desert, Mogao Grottoes, ancient ruins in Turpan, Heavenly Lake (Tianchi), and Crescent Spring and the Singing Sand Dunes. Experience local culture during lunch at a Uighur home and a stop at the night market in Dunhuang. Includes five nights of 5-star accommodation, high-speed train ticket, entrance fees, private guide and vehicle, breakfasts, and one lunch.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Small-group tour

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Day 1: Urumqi
Your guide picks you up when you arrive at Urumqi Diwopu International Airport (URC), then transfers you to your hotel for check-in. Have the rest of the day free to relax on your own.

Overnight: 5-star Urumqi Hoi Tak Hotel

Day 2: Urumqi Heavenly Lake Turpan (B)
After breakfast, drive to Heavenly Lake (Tianshan), a gorgeous alpine lake situated 6,257 feet (1,907 meters) above sea level. In the afternoon, drop down to Turpan, located at 505 feet (154 meters) below sea level, known to be the lowest, driest, and hottest place in China. The dry climate has preserved the regions ancient sites remarkably well.

Overnight: 5-star Turpan Tuha Hotel

Day 3: Turpan (B, L)
Discover the ancient civilization of Turpan as you visit highlights including the ancient city of Jiaohe, the Emin Minaret, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, the World Heritagelisted Karez Wells, and AstanaKarakhoja Ancient Tombs. Your tour includes lunch at a Uighur home, which provides an intimate experience of the culture.

Overnight: 5-star Turpan Tuha Hotel

Day 4. Turpan Liuyuan (by high-speed train) Dunhuang (B)
Ride the high-speed train from Turpan to Liuyuan, which takes about four hours, then continue by private vehicle from Liuyuan to Dunhuang for another two hours. In Dunhuang, have time to check out the night market, which offers good shopping and local snacks.

Overnight: 5-star Dunhuang Hotel

Day 5: Dunhuang (B)
Visit the World Heritagelisted Mogao Caves, an exquisite Buddhist sanctuary with superb art. See documentary films about the Silk Road and the Mogao Caves, then tour the caves with a guide who explains the colorful frescoes, Buddhist statues, and other artworks, which date from between the fourth to fourteenth centuries. In the afternoon, head to the Crescent Spring and the Singing Sand Dunes.

Overnight: 5-star Dunhuang Hotel

Day 6: Dunhuang (B)
Your tour ends in Dunhuang with transport to the Dunhuang Airport or your next hotel, depending on your schedule.


  • 5 nights accommodation (5-star hotel)
  • One-way high-speed train from Turpan to Liuyuan (second class)
  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Transfer by private vehicle
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch at Uyghur house in Turpan on Day 3


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum age is 16 years

Discount price is available for group size of 2, 4 or more

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

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