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11 Days China Silk Road World Heritages Tour

11 Days China Silk Road World Heritages Tour

Chengdu-Xi’an-Tianshui-Xining-Zhangye-Jiayuanguan-Duhuang
Duration: 11 Days Departure: All year around
Highlights:
Chengdu Panda Base, Marquis Wu Shrine, Jinli Street, Drum Tower, Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque, Terra-Cotta Warriors, Shuiliandong Grottoes, Maijishan Grottoes, Ta’er Monastery, Dongguan Mosque, Zhangye Danxia Landform National Geopark, Rainbow Mountain, Jiayuguan Pass, Xuanbi Great Wall, Dunhuang Ancient Town, Mogao Grottoes, Echoing-sand Mountain, Crescent Lake
In this 11 days China Silk Road Heritages Tour, you will experience really lots of wold level natural and cultural heritages, including pandas, Terro Cotta Worroirs, Great Wall, Rainbow Mountain and Mogao Grottoes. Each one is China’s national treasure. You will see all of them and some other hidden gems in one time on this exceptional China Silk Road tour.
DAY BY DAY
D1-D2: Chengdu
D3-D4: Xi’an
D5-D6: Tianshui
D7: Zhangye
D8: Jiayuguan
D9-D11: Dunhuang
$ per person

Day 1: Chengdu Arrival

Schedule Today: Your guide and driver will meet you at airport and transfer you to your hotel, Check in at hotel and have a nice rest after a long journey.

Day 2: Chengdu

Highlight: Chengdu Panda Base, Marquis Wu Shrine, Jinli Street

Schedule Today: Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby, you will first to visit Chengdu Panda base, where you can get close to see the pandas and photograph them. After visiting, transfer to have lunch. In the afternoon, you will go to visit Marquis Wu Shrine, where is delicate to Zhuge Liang, who did a lot to protect the Kingdom of Shu during Three Kingdoms Period. Later, you will go to visit Jinli Ancient Street, which is sitting beside Marquis Wu Shrine, is one of the most famous streets to experience the traditional architecture of Sichuan.

Chengdu Panda Base Marquis Wu Shrine
Chengdu Panda Base Marquis Wu Shrine

Day 3: Chengdu-Xi’an

Highlight: Drum Tower, Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque

Schedule Today: In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby and transfer you to train station. Take the bullet train from Chengdu to Xi’an. When you arrive at Xi’an, your guide and driver will meet you at train station and transfer you to have lunch. After lunch, visit Drum Tower, which used to signal the running of time and on occasion were used as an alarm in emergency situations. The Grand Mosque is on Huajue Lane, northwest to the Drum Tower. It is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. Then, visit Muslim Quarter, which is the hub of the Muslim community together with the Grand Mosque, where you can feel the culture integration between Muslims and Han Ethnic.

Drum Tower Muslim Quarter
Drum Tower Muslim Quarter

Day 4: Xi’an-Tianshui (350km, 4.5hrs)

Highlights: Terra-Cotta Warriors

Schedule Today: In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and transfer to visit Terra-Cotta Warriors. It is a super large collection of life-size terra cotta sculptures in battle formations, reproducing the mega imperial guard troops of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259-210BC), the first unified dynasty of Imperial China. After lunch, your guide and driver will transfer you to Tianshui City. When you arrive, have a nice rest at hotel.

Terra-Cotta Warriors Terra-Cotta Warriors
Terra-Cotta Warriors Terra-Cotta Warriors

Day 5: Tianshui

Highlights: Shuiliandong Grottoes, Maijishan Grottoes

Schedule Today: In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby and transfer to visit the Shuiliandong Grottoes, which is one of the important grottoes secluded itself into mountains on the eastern line of Silk Road. After lunch, transfer to visit Maijishan Grottoes, which is one the four most important Grottoes together with Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi and Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang. After visit, transfer to hotel to have a rest.

Shuiliandong Grottoes Maijishan Grottoes
Shuiliandong Grottoes Maijishan Grottoes

Day 6: Tianshui- Xi’ning (by bullet train)

Highlights::Ta’er Monastery, Dongguan Mosque

Schedule Today: In the morning, your guide and driver will transfer you to the train station and take the bullet train from Tianshui to Xi’ning. Xi’ning, as the eastern gate of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and the must-pass place in the South route of the Silk Road, shows it diversity on Culture and Ethnics. The Han People, Muslims and Tibetans are the biggest Ethnic Groups in this City. When you arrive, your guide and driver will meet you at the train station at Xi’ning. You will first to visit Ta’er Monastery. Built in Ming Dynasty, it is the hub of Tibetan Buddhism in northern Northwestern China. After lunch, go to visit Dongguan Mosque, which is the Xining is the center of religious activities for the more than 100,000 local Muslims in Xining City. 

Ta’er Monastery Dongguan Mosque
Ta’er Monastery Dongguan Mosque

Day 7: Xi’ning-Zhangye (by Bullet Train)

Highlights: Zhangye Danxia Landform National Geopark, Rainbow Mountain

Schedule Today: In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby and transfer you to the train station. You will take the bullet train from Xi’ning to Zhangye. After your arrival, you will first to visit Zhangye Danxia Landform National Geopark, aka Rainbow Mountain, which is known for its colorful rock formations, and it has been voted by Chinese media outlets as one of the most beautiful land forms in China. After visit, transfer to your hotel.

Zhangye Danxia Landform National Geopark Rainbow Mountain
Zhangye Danxia Landform National Geopark Rainbow Mountain

Day 8: Zhangye-Jiayuguan

Highlights: Jiayuguan Pass, Xuanbi Great Wall

Schedule Today: In the morning, your guide and driver will transfer you from your hotel to Jiayuguan Pass. It is a pass standing at the western end of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall, well-preserved until today. It has a complex and integrated defensive system: an inner city, the central area with many buildings, and outer city, and a moat. Afterwards, go to visit the Xuanbi Great Wall which is the very west end of Great Wall in China. After visit, transfer to your hotel to have a rest.

The City Gate Xuanbi Great Wall
The City Gate Xuanbi Great Wall

Day 9: Jiayuguan-Dunhuang (388km 4.5hrs)

Highlights: Dunhuang Ancient Town

Schedule Today: In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby and transfer you to Dunhuang Ancient Town, which was built in ancient style with local features and it also the base for Movie and Television. After visit, transfer to hotel and have a nice rest.

Dunhuang Ancient Town Dunhuang Ancient Town
Dunhuang Ancient Town Dunhuang Ancient Town

Day 10: Dunhuang

Highlights: Mogao Grottoes, Echoing-sand Mountain, Crescent Lake

Schedule Today: In the morning, your guide and driver will transfer you to visit Mogao Grottoes. Located on the eastern slope of Echoing-Sand Mountain, it is a shrine of Buddhist art treasures. It is one of the most famous Grottoes in China with the most valuable murals. Then, go to visit Echoing-sand Mountain. When a strong wind blows, the fast shifting sand roars. That’s where its name comes from. Later, go to visit Crescent Lake, which is encircled by the Echoing-Sand Mountain. It is called so because of its shape. It looks like an emerald set in the sand, existing for hundreds of years without ever being buried by the sand. After visit, transfer to you hotel in Dunhuang.

Mogao Grottoes Crescent Lake
Mogao Grottoes Crescent Lake

Day 11: Dunhuang Departure

Schedule Today: Today your guide and driver will transfer you from hotel to airport. Your trip will end up with sweet memories.

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