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China Silk Road Tours

As the world oldest trade route, the Silk Road is not only a road of business, but also a road of art and culture. Our private China Silk Road tours offer an easy and flexible pace tailored for everyone to experience the history, culture relics, ethnic minorities, landscape, and local interaction along the great Silk Road. With our local tour guides and exclusive arrangement, you will touch the heartbeat under the ground of the Silk Road.

Culture Experience Private local experts explain the history and stories behind the original relics.
Local Interaction Exclusive arrangement on the Silk Road to show you the real-life link to its fascinating past.
Tailor-made 1:1 China based expert allocated – every trip is designed to your needs and interests with quality service.
Comfort Hand-picked hotels, bullet trains, we value your time and energy.

Inspirations for Your Tailor-Made Silk Road Tour

Here are some inspirations for you to have a general ideas about the Silk Road in China. Contact us if you have any questions about the Silk Road Tour.

Culture& History

Terra-Cotta Warriors-Xian

Mogao Caves-Dunhuang

Jiaohe Ancient City-Turpan

Terra-Cotta Warriors Mogao Caves Jiaohe Ancient City
Scenery& Landscape

Rainbow Mountains-Zhangye

Crescent Spring-Dunhuang

Karakuli Lake-- Kashgar

Rainbow Mountains Crescent Spring Karakuli Lake
Ethnic Minority

Labrang Monastery-Xiahe

Livestock Bazaar-Kashgar

Handicrafts Street-Kashgar

Tibetan Monks Livestock Bazaar Handicrafts Street

Best Silk Road Tours

The following routes are examples to help you tailor your own Silk Road tour. Remember all these Tibet tour packages can be changed according to your needs.

Jiaohe Ancient City

Xian- Zhangye- Dunhuang- Turpan- Urumqi- Kashgar

From the eastern end to the western end of the Silk Road in China, this tour offers you landscapes, culture, and interaction with the locals.

 
 
11-Day Along the Great Silk Road
  • Throughout the Silk Road
  • History, culture and landscape
From: US$ 2,809p/p
Mogao Cave

Beijing- Xian- Dunhuang- Turpan- Urumqi- Shanghai

Silk Road connected with Beijing and Shanghai, this tour is best for people who come to China for the first time.

 
 
13-Day Silk Road Highlights and China Gateway Cities
  • 1st time visit China
  • Easy transportation
From: US$ 3,669p/p
Danxia Geological Park

Lanzhou- Xiahe- Zhangye- Dunhuang- Turpan- Urumqi

There are many ethnic minorities live along the Silk Road. In this tour you will experience Tibetan and Uyghur culture.

 
 
9-Day Ethnic Minority and Religion Wandering
  • Islamic and Buddhist cultures interact
  • Local interaction
From: US$ 2,489p/p
Yadan Evil City

Dunhuang In-depth Culture and Landscape Experience

This exclusive tour provides multidimensional experience of the history and culture of Dunhuang and Mogao Caves.

 
 
5-Day Dunhuang Desert Culture Journey
  • Special caves reservation opportunity
  • Paint your exclusive mural
From: US$ 939p/p
Zhangye Rainbow Mountains

Zhangye and Dunhuang Tailor-made Photography Tour

In this photography tour you will have sufficient time to take photos of the Zhangye Rainbow Mountains, Yadan landscapes, desert wonders and cultural relics.

 
 
6-Day Silk Road Photography Tour
  • Rainbow mountains
  • Flexible itinerary
From: US$ 929p/p
Kashgar Old City

Uyghur Culture and Religion

This tour includes the most highlight parts of Xinjiang, and you will have a chance to enjoy marvelous landscape and local interaction.

 
 
7-Day Xinjiang Highlights Tour
  • Uyghur culture
  • Local interaction
From: US$ 1,669p/p
Qinghai Lake

Xining-Qinghai Lake-Chaka Salt Lake-Zhangye-Dunhuang

This itinerary includes Qinghai and Gansu, which were two very important regions during the history of the ancient Silk Road.

 
 
8-Day Miraculous Qinghai and Legendary Silk Road Tour
  • Picturesque Wild Beauty
  • Silk Road Culture
From: US$ 1,490p/p
Ejina Qi Poplar Trees

Dunhuang-Jiayuguan-Eqina Qi -Zhangye

Usually the poplar trees' leaves take on their gold color from mid-September to late October, so this photography tour is only available in this autumnal period each year.

 
 
7-Day When Silk Road Culture Meets Fabulous Fall Colors
  • Golden Poplar Forests
  • Rainbow Mountains
From: US$ 1,888p/p

China Orient Express Tours

Let the world’s unique train – China Orient Express (also known as the Shangri-La Express) – take you to the Silk Road, which dates back to over 1,000 years, so that you can explore the best attractions of the ancient Silk Road in 2019!

Silk Road Tour Map

Highlights along the Silk Road route are listed as below. Please inquire if you have any questions and our professtional travel consultant will reply within 1 working day.

silk road map

 

Common Questions About Silk Road Travel

1. When is the best time to visit the Silk Road?

The best time to travel is from May to October. Weather conditions are pleasant from late spring to early autumn, with an average temperature of 15 °C. Although summer weather can be scorching, the heat is dry and more comfortable than in the humid tropics. The scenery is ideal when the fruits ripen, the flowers are in full bloom, and green grass covers grassland areas.

2. What to Bring?

Bring warm clothing even in the hot summer, as the temperature can change greatly between day and night in some places along the route.

Bring shoes suitable for walking.

Use sunscreen, sunglasses, and lip creams to protect your eyes and skin from the sun. Also consider bringing a moisturizer because the air is very dry in the desert areas.

Bring some medicine for diarrhea and heat stroke.

3. Culture Considerations?

When visiting religious sites such as mosques, women should wear long–sleeve clothes. At certain times women are not allowed to enter mosques. Taking photos at some attractions is forbidden; please follow your tour guide's lead. When you shop at the market, bargaining is taboo if you do not intend to make the purchase.

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