Day 1 - Xian (No meal included)
Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you and transfer you to the city center.
Day 2 - Xian (B, L)
Visits : Terra-Cotta Warriors, City Wall, Great Mosque, Muslim Street（Huimin Street）
This morning visit the world famous Terra Cotta Warriors. It was discovered in 1974 and considered one of the eight wonders in the world. In the afternoon have a free walk along the age-old while well-preserved city wall. Then pay a visit to the Great Mosque and stroll along the Muslim Street to try some local snacks.
Day 3 - Xian -> Dunhuang (B, L)
Visits : Singing Sand Mountain and Crescent Spring
Today you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Dunhuang.
In the afternoon you are going to experience the magical natural power in Echoing-sand Dune & Crescent-moon Lake.
Day 4 - Dunhuang -> Turpan (B, L, D)
Visits : Mogao Grottoes
After enjoying your breakfast drop to Mogao Grottoes .As the largest, best preserved and richest treasure house of Buddhist art in the world,Mogao Grottoes still keep their bright colors and are clearly discernible. After having lunch take your time to Dunhuang Museum and enjoy yourself at the local market. Then you will transfered to Dunhuang railway station and take an overnight train to Turpan.
Day 5 - Turpan (B, L, D)
This morning explore Turpan with visiting local Bazzar, City Mosque, the Grape Valley, Jiaohe Ruins and Karez underground irrigation channels. Tonight, you are going to join local boys and girls in their singing and dance.
Day 6 - Turpan (B, L)
Visits : Astana Ancient Graves, The Thousand-Buddha Caves of Bezklik, The Ancient City of Gaochang, The Flaming Mountain
After enjoying your breakfast enjoy full day visit to the Flaming Mountains, Bazeklik Buddhist Caves, Astana Tombs and Gaochang Old Town.
Day 7 - Turpan -> Urumqi (B, L)
Visits : Xinjiang Regional Museum, Southern Pastures
This morning you will be driven to Urumqi. After that, enjoy your time in Xinjiang Regional Museum. In the afternoon the place you go is named Nanshan Pastures. There your eyes will be greeted by beautiful pictures of steep mountains, luxuriant grassland, herds of sheep and cattle.
Day 8 - Urumqi -> Kashgar (B, L)
Visits : Heavenly Lake
After breakfast you are going to appreciate a beautiful lake named heavenly lake. The lake has various waterfalls with constantly changing cloud and mist, forming a splendor and open plateau landscape. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Kashgar.
Day 9 - Kashgar (B)
Visits : Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Abakh Khoja Mausoleum, Id Kah Mosque
After enjoying your breakfast you will go to Kashgar Bazaar to buy local things,which is the biggest international trade market in the northwest region of China.It has the most abundant goods, the lowest prices, and the most buyers.
In the afternoon visit the largest Idkah Mosque and Apakh Hoja Tomb.
Day 10 - Kashgar -> Urumqi (B, L)
After breakfast pay a visit to a local family to experience their daily life. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Urumqi.
Day 11 - Urumqi (B)
Free till being transfered to the airport. End of the fabulous tour in China.
P.S. The suggested season for Silk Road travel is from May to October, especially from July to September. There're also several domestic flights from Kashgar, so it depends on your travel plan to fly back to Urumqi or not.
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