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7 Days China Silk Road Classic Tour

7 Days China Silk Road Classic Tour

Xi'an - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang
Duration: 7 Days Departure: All year around
Highlights:
Terra-Cotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Zhangye Danxia Land form Park, Jiayuguan Pass, Xuanbi Great Wall, West Thousand-Buddha Caves (Xiqianfodong Caves), the Mogao Grottoes, Minsha Mountain, Crescent Lake
This could be the shortest but also the most highlighted China Silk Road tour you can start and enjoy from Chengdu. It could be the best choice for those who wants to experience something different and unique.
DAY BY DAY
D1: Xi’an
D2: Xi’an-Zhangye
D3: Zhangye
D4: Zhangye-Jiayuguan
D5: Jiayuguan-Dunhuang
D6: Dunhuang
D7: Dunhuang Departure
$ per person

Day 1: Xi'an

Highlights: Terra-Cotta Warriors

Schedule today: When you arrive at Xi'an, your guide and driver will meet you at airport or train station and transfer you to visit Terra-Cotta Warriors, which is a super large collection of life-size terra sculptures in battle formations buried together with Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 - 210BC), the first emperor of the first unified dynasty of Imperial China. After visit, transfer back to your hotel, have a nice rest.

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

Day 2: Xi'an

Highlights: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Muslim Quarter

Schedule today: In the morning, your guide and driver will transfer you to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda firstly. It is a seven-storey pagoda built in Tang Dynasty, an architectural masterpiece of Buddhism of China. Then, go to visit Xi'an City Wall, which is the most complete city wall that has survive in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Later, transfer to visit Muslim Quarter which is the hub of the Muslim community in Xi'an. You can taste Muslim food and get some souvenir here. After visit, transfer to train station, take the train to Zhangye. Overnight on the train.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda Xi’an City Wall
Big Wild Goose Pagoda Xi'an City Wall

Day 3: Zhangye

Hilights: Zhangye Danxia Land form Park

Schedule today:  When you arrive at Zhangye, your guide and driver will meet you at train station, and transfer you to have lunch. After lunch, go to visit Zhangye Danxia Landform Park. It is the amazing product of nature. The majestic and imposing rock has special shapes and stunning colors.

Zhangye Danxia Landform Park Zhangye Danxia Landform Park
Zhangye Danxia Landform Park Zhangye Danxia Landform Park

Day 4: Zhangye-Jiayuguan Pass

Highlights: Jiayuguan Pass, Xuanbi Great Wall

Schedule today: After breakfast, dive to Jiayuguan to visit the Jiayuguan Pass and the City Wall. It is the first pass at the west of the Great Wall of China. It enjoys the reputation of “the first impregnable pass in the world”. 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.

Jiayuguan Pass Xuanbi Great Wall
Jiayuguan Pass Xuanbi Great Wall

Day 5: Jiayuguan- Dunhuang

Highlights: West Thousand-Buddha Caves (Xiqianfodong Caves)

Schedule today: In the morning, your guide and driver will transfer you to Dunhuang from Jiayuguan. After lunch in Dunhuang, you will go to visit West Thousand-Buddha Caves, which is located in the west of Mogao Crottoes and be carved earlier than Mogao Grottoes, which is also an important part of Dunhuang Grottos Art. After visiting, transfer to your hotel.

West Thousand-Buddha Caves West Thousand-Buddha Caves
West Thousand-Buddha Caves West Thousand-Buddha Caves

Day 6: Dunhuang

Highlights: the Mogao Grottoes, Minsha Mountain, Crescent Lake

Schedule today: In the morning, go to visit the Mogao Grottoes. It is the largest and well-preserved shrine of Buddhist art treasures in the world. Then go to Minsha Mountain and Crescent Lake. Minsha Mountain is also called Singing Mountain. When the wind blew, the sand on the mountain sounds like singing. The Crescent Lake is near Minsha Mountain. It'is surrounded by the desert. But it never dry up, nor did it is covered by the sand.

Mogao Grottoes Crescent Lake
Mogao Grottoes Crescent Lake

Day 7: Dunhuang Departure

Schedule today: Spend your free time in Dunhuang. Your guide and driver will send you to airpot. Your trip will end up with sweet memories.

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