Treasures of the Silk RoadBeijing-Xi'an-Zhangye-Jiayuguan-Dunhuang Tour

Days 10
Destinations 5
Experiences 29

Trip Summary

Chinese Culture, Adventure, Nature

Follow in the footsteps of history with this guided tour as you journey along the ancient Silk Road from Beijing to Dunhuang, taking in different sections of the Great Wall along the way.

Your epic ten-day journey starts in Beijing, where you'll have ample opportunity to see the capital's top sights, including the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall, and more.

After Beijing you will travel to Xi'an, the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors. While in Xi'an, you'll also have plenty of chances to experience local culture by biking along the city walls and sampling traditional street snacks in the Muslim quarter.

From Xi'an, you'll head to Zhangye in Gansu province to see the fascinating Danxia landforms, often called the "rainbow mountains" due to the fantastic, varying colors of the local sandstone.

Your trip through Gansu continues in Jiayuguan and Dunhuang, where you will visit wonders both natural and manmade, including the westernmost end of the Great Wall at Xuanbi and the peaceful desert oasis of Crescent Lake. You'll get to further appreciate the landscape of the Gobi Desert by riding a camel up the sandy hillsides of Mingsha Mountain.

If you'd like to make any modifications to this itinerary, simply ask your agent. All of our package tours can be customized to suit your needs.

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  • Airport Pickup & Transfer to Your Hotel – Your private guide and driver will escort you to your hotel, assist you with hotel check-in, and answer any questions you may have about your travel arrangements. Once you have checked into your hotel, you will have the rest of the day to relax and get situated.
  • Overnight – Beijing

What's Included

  • One-on-one trip consulting and planning service from one of our experienced travel specialists
  • Domestic transportation as detailed on your itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide (selected/trained by our Western staff)
  • Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle (unlimited bottled water supplied in your vehicle)
  • Entry to all attractions on your itinerary – no hidden costs or commission-based shopping stops
  • Meals as specified on your itinerary (at quality local restaurants)
  • 24/7 support from your guide and travel specialist while you are on tour

What's Not Included

  • International flights to and from China
  • International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
  • Tips for your guide and driver


  • We offer our itineraries as suggestions only; all of our tours can be tailored to your schedule and interests. If there is anything you do or don't want to include, simply let your agent know
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  • Meals may change based on the time and location. You can also ask your guide to change your meals. We will try our best to help you enjoy a variety of Chinese food
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