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China's Silk Road

Starts: Beijing, China
Finishes: Kashgar, China

Visit: Beijing, Xi'an, Xi'an - Overnight Train , Zhangye, Zhangye - Danxia Geological Park, Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan - Dunhuang, Dunhuang, Turpan, Overnight Train, Kashgar

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Overview

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Discover the treasures of the Silk Road on this 15-day adventure through China, retracing part of the ancient trade route that linked East and West. An epic journey from bustling Beijing to the frontier city of Kashgar, travel by train across diverse and beautifully rugged landscapes to see some of the country’s most spectacular relics. From dynastic palaces and Muslim minarets to hidden grottoes and rock-cut Buddhist masterpieces, this is an unforgettable Eastern odyssey.

Highlights

    • Follow the route of the ancient Silk Road, travelling in the footsteps of countless generations of nomads and traders
    • Discover the unreal, ancient rainbow-coloured landscape of Zhangye, a UNESCO site that looks like countless pots of bright paint have been spilled across sandstone mountains. You won't be able to put your camera away!
    • Learn about the rapid development happening in western China as you travel between ancient regional centres and modern cities.
    • Ride a camel across the sand dunes in Dunhuang in search of Crescent Lake, a desert oasis that has to be seen to be believed.
    • Visit the frontier town of Kashgar and take in the animal market before sipping tea at a 100-year-old tea house.
    • Explore the famous Mogao Caves, which have been called home by Buddhist monks since the fourth century AD.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 128323
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: User Defined##Overnight Sleeper Train,Private Bus,Public Bus,High Speed Train,Subway,Taxi
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Beijing, China
Finishes: Kashgar, China
Duration: 15 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes


Accommodation: Hotel (11 nights),Guesthouse (1 nt),Overnight Sleeper Train (2 nights)

Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,130 ($209/day)

Deposit:

$400 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

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China Beijing, Xi'an, Overnight Train, Zhangye, Danxia Geological Park, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Kashgar

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Tour Operator

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel has come a long way since its beginnings in 1989. From two university friends, a typewriter and a kitchen desk, it is now a proud member of PEAK Adventure Travel Group Limited, taking over 100,000 travellers every year. Intrepid Travel is part of PEAK’s Intrepid Group of companies, alongside leading small group adventure companies Peregrine, Geckos, Peregrine Reserve, Adventure Tours and The Adventure Company. Despite growing into a global business with over 1,000 staff based all over the world and over 800 different trips across every continent, we’ve remained devoted to the same grassroots values and responsible travel philosophies that we had at the very beginning. On every trip we operate and in every interaction we have with a client, supplier or local, we live our core values everyday:Integrity – Doing the right thingResponsible – Think global, act localGrowth – Stakeholders in our own successInnovation – Thriving on new ideas and embracing changeFun – It’s engrained into who we are and what we doPassion – We are inspired by the work we do and the trips we offer

In Business Since 1988

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