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22 Days Silk Road Exploration B
Tour Code:SRA08
Destination: Beijing - Urumqi - Korla - Korla - Kuqa - Aksu - Kashgar - Hetian - Minfeng - Turpan - Dunhuang - Xian - Shanghai
B=Breakfast  L=Lunch D=Dinner
Day by day itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Beijing
Our guide will pick you up at Beijing airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city.

Day 02: Beijing (B+L+D)
Visit the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. The Beijing Duck Dinner is served at the original, century-old Quan Ju De restaurant followed by a lively Peking Opera performance at the Liyuan Theatre. 
Day 03: Beijing (B+L+D)
Visit the Badaling Great Wall. To avoid having lunch at shopping site restaurants, you will be driven to have Sichuan food at a local popular restaurant. Visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb in the afternoon. The a la carte dinner is served at a famous
Cantonese cuisine restaurant in the Wangfujing area.
Day 04: Beijing - Urumqi (B+L)
Visit the Summer Palace. Take a flight to Urumqi and transfer to the hotel.

Day 05: Urumqi - Korla(B+L)
Drive to Korla. Visit the Tiemen Pass.
Day 06: Korla - Kuqa (B+L)
Drive to Kuqa and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Subashi Ruins.
Day 07: Kuqa - Aksu (B+L)
Visit the Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves. Drive to Aksu and transfer to the hotel.
Day 08: Aksu - Kashgar (B+L)
Drive to Kashgar and transfer to the local best hotel.
Day 09: Kashgar - Karakuri Lake - Kashgar (B+L)
Drive to the Karakuri Lake and have a visit there. Drive back to Kashgar and transfer to the local best hotel.
Day 10: Kashgar (B+L)
Visit the famous Sunday Market, the Id Kah Mosque and the Abakh Khoja Tomb.
Day 11: Kashgar - Hetian (B+L)
Drive to Hetian. Visit the Yarkant King Mausoleum and the Yingisar Uigur Knife Making. Stay overnight at the hotel.  
Day 12: Hetian - Minfeng (B+L)
Visit the Silk Village, hundred years' old walnut tree and Paper Making. On the way to Minfeng, you can visit a local bazaar and the unique minority people's costume in Yutian city. Stay at the hotel in Minfeng.
Day 13: Minfeng - Korla (B+L)
Drive to Korla through the Taklamakan Desert and enjoy the scenery of sand dune. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Korla - Turpan(B+L)
Drive to Turpan and transfer to the hotel.
Day 15: Turpan (B+L)
Visit the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves, the Gaochang Ruins and the Flaming Hill.
Day 16: Turpan - Dunhuang (B+L+D)
Visit the Jiaohe Ruins, the Karez Well and the Sugong Pagoda. Take an overnight soft sleeper train to Dunhuang.
Day 17: Dunhuang (L)
Pick you up at Liuyuan railway station and transfer to the hotel in Dunhuang. Breakfast is on your side. Visit the Mogao Grottoes and the Dunhuang Museum.
Day 18: Dunhuang - Xian (B+L+D) 
You will experience a short camel-riding along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Lake. Take a flight to Xian and transfer to the hotel. Visit the City Wall. A sumptuous buffet dinner will be served for you at the hotel this evening.
Day 19: Xian (B+L+D)
Visit the Terracotta Warriors MuseumIn the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. After you enjoy the local speciality, the Dumpling Banquet, you will be entertained with the marvelous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.
Day 20: Xian - Shanghai  (B+L)
Visit the Provincial History Museum and the Great Mosque.Take a flight to Shanghai and be transferred to the hotel.
Day 21: Shanghai (B+L+D)
Visit the Yuyuan Garden, the Bund
Day 22: Departure from Shanghai (B)
See off.
Get the price This tour is a private tour and departure date will be based on your request. Prices depend on travel seasons and will be quoted upon request.