6-Night Private Silk Road Trip From Urumqi To Dunhuang And Jiayuguan With Accommodations

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Departure Time :
    Coincide with your itinerary
  • Departure Details :
    Urumqi Diwopo Airport or Urumqi Railway Station
  • Return Details :
    Jiayuguan airport
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


This 6 nights classic private tour takes you to explore Chinese section of ancient Silk Road northern route from Urumqi to Dunhuang, then Jiayuguan. You will travel the path of thousands of merchants and camel caravans to witness its changes in modern days. Attractions you will visit during this tour includes Jiyuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall, Mogao Grottos, Turpan Oasis, Loulan Mummies, and Heavenly Lake located on the northern side of Tianshan mountains.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Breakfast included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Day 1: Arriving Urumqi
Upon arrival at Urumqi Airport or Urumqi Rail Station, your guide will send you to the hotel for check-in.
Accommodation: 4-Star Xiangjiang Lihua Hotel, Urumqi

Day 2: Urumqi - Heavenly Lake - Urumqi (B)
Visit 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". Take lunch break, then take a one hour ride to Heavenly Lake, which is located on the north side of the Bogda Shan range of the Tianshan Mountains to enjoy fantastic mountain views and serene lake scenery. Later, return to Urumqi and stroll through the wonderful Erdaoqiao Bazaar before driving back your hotel.
Accommodation: 4-Star Xiangjiang Lihua Hotel, Urumqi

Day 3: Urumqi - Turpan (B, L)
Take a 3 hours ride to Turpan, the centre of a fertile oasis and an important trade center along the Silk Road. 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. In the afternoon, you will explore the Ancient City of Gaochang, Bezklik Grottos, Astana Ancient Tombs before returning to your hotel.
Accommodation: 4-Star Xiangjiang Lihua Hotel, Urumqi

Day 4. Turpan - Liuyuan (via bullet train) - Dunhuang (B)
Explore ruin of ancient Jiaohe city that was once the capital of Anterior Jushi kingdom during 108 B.C. to 450 A.D. but abandoned in the 15th century. With Karez Irrigation System helps irrigating the oasis, Jiaohe was an important site along the Silk Road trade route leading west adjacent to Korla and Karasahr kingdoms. Then, catch a bullet train to Liuyuan arriving in approximately 4 hours and be transferred to Dunhuang hotel in about two hours. Be sure to explore the night market nearby the hotel in the evening!
Accommodation: 4-Star Dunhuang Hotel

Day 5: Dunhuang (B)
Visit the highlight of Silk Road today, Mogao Grottoes (Caves of the Thousand Buddhas). These caves are examples of rock-cut architecture of soft gravel conglomerate not suitable for either sculpture or elaborate architectural details.After lunch, enjoy a fun hike on the sand dunes to visit the Crescent Spring.
Accommodation: 4-Star Dunhuang Hotel

Day 6: Dunhuang - Jiayuguan (B)
Catch 4-hour train to Jiayuguan, the western end of the Great Wall for Ming Dynasty. Visit Jiayuguan Fort that is called The First Pass Under Heaven. Climb up the Overhanging Great Wall (reconstructed in 1980s based on the original site with a wonderful view).
Accommodation: 4-Star Jiayuguan Great Wall Hotel

Day 7: Departing Jiayuguan (B)
If time allows, visit Wei and Jin Tombs before heading to Jiayuguan Airport


  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bullet train from Turpan to Liuyuan (Dunhuang)
  • Train from Dunhuang to Jiayuguan


  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Airfare for flight to/from Urumqi/Jiayuguan
  • China Visa
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please wear comfortable walking shoes

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants for travel insurance and train ticket reservation

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