Tours and Tickets by Silkroadtrips
All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Turpan from Urumqi
Explore some of Xinjiang’s most extraordinary scenery—and enjoy a stress-free way to travel—on this private trip to Turpan. Meet your guide in the morning at your centrally located Urumqi hotel, and travel into the countryside in the comfort of a private vehicle. After a roughly 3-hour drive, you’ll arrive in Turpan, where you’ll explore the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, will see the ruins of Gaochang (once a prosperous Silk Road kingdom), will visit China’s tallest minaret, and more.
13 to 14 hours
All-Inclusive Private Day Tour to Tianchi Heavenly Lake from Urumqi
UNESCO has recognized Xinjiang Tianshan Mountains with World Heritage status, but this beautiful region is almost impossible to reach by public transport. Experience it the easy way, on door-to-door private guided tour from Urumqi to Heavenly Lake (Tianchi), complete with waterfalls, yurts, and unspoiled forest. Along the way, enjoy a local lunch and a stop at Red Hill, a symbol of Urumqi.
All Inclusive Private Karakul Lake Day Trip from Kashgar
Travel down the ancient Silk Route during this private, full-day tour to Karakul Lake. Learn about local Uyghur cultures as you venture down the Friendship Highway toward the Pamir mountain range, nicknamed the "Roof of the World." Admire snow-capped peaks and the stunning, high-altitude lake, and spot local felted yurts. A tasty restaurant lunch is included, plus hotel transfers.
Private Jiayuguan Day Tour to Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall and More
Immerse yourself in the ambiance of this evocative Silk Road outpost on a private, full-day tour of Jiayuguan. Meet your guide directly in your hotel lobby, and set off in the morning. Your first stop is the UNESCO-listed Jiayuguan Fort, the western end of the Great Wall of China. Next, see the Overhanging Great Wall, which dates to the 16th century. Following a stop for lunch, you’ll continue your sightseeing with stops at the Wei and Jin Dynasty Tombs before returning to your hotel.
6-Night Private Silk Road Trip from Urumqi to Dunhuang and Jiayuguan with Accommodations
Experience a sensational week-long adventure through the iconic cultural and religious crossroads of Silk Road. This exclusive guide provides a personalized experience for you and your group: the ideal introduction for first-time explorers. Discover highlights of this unique place, and learn about the area’s significant history. You’ll venture through the Chinese section of Silk Road and see the Overhanging Great Wall, the Loulan mummies, and the Mogao Grottoes: a system of 492 temples. Witness the incredible landscape of the Tianshan Mountains and Heavenly Lake.
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ADRIANA D wrote a review Sep 2019
the trip was perfectly organized you have seen amazing places it was one time life experience staff very helpful Sunny thank you for your support and cooperation
Date of experience: September 2019
Response from China s, General Manager at Silkroadtrips
Responded Oct 14, 2019
Thanks for your review, and we do our best to make your tour joyful.
Daniel wrote a review Aug 2019
The walled ancient city of Kashgar has been rebuilt with roads paved and reproduction of century old mud brick houses. The style and architecture is different from anywhere in China or central Asia. Unlike other cities in Xinjiang China, there is no over presence of police with machine guns and long baton, but security cameras are everywhere. No cars inside the walled except the garbage collection trucks and goods delivery vans, both electric. Plenty of nice restaurants serving Uyghur cuisine and local brewed beer. Singing and dancing everywhere as July is the peak tourist month. There are many day trips from Kashgar to the nearby tourist sites in the desert or a 2 days side trip to the Tajik village of Tashkurgan in the Pamir Plateau near the Pakistani border. Kashgar is a must for the Silk Road visit.…
Date of experience: July 2019
Sarah B wrote a review Jul 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
It was absolutely an awesome trip. The service provided by Ben was amazing and he spent months trying to coordinate the trip with me.
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from yanbin20022002, Manager at Silkroadtrips
Responded Jul 24, 2019
Hi Sarah, thank you for your kind review. It is my great pleasure to arrange the tour for you and your family.
Jacque W wrote a review Apr 2019
22 contributions4 helpful votes
Turpan is a very unique place to visit which places filled with historical events such as Karez on how they build the irrigation system till now still using it. Excitement at Shanshan desert which have a good experience. We also tasted their local breakfast in one of the county. Overall worth a visit.…
Date of experience: April 2019
Response from China s, General Manager at Silkroadtrips
Responded Jun 11, 2019
Thank for your comments.
Mary T wrote a review Aug 2018
San Francisco, California46 contributions24 helpful votes
We had a great time travelling from Urumqi and Kashgar China to Lanzhou. We skipped Xian as we have been there before a couple of times. One should include Xian if doing the Silk road trip! The transportation, hotels, suggested restaurants were all arranged by silkroadtrips.com. We were fortunate to have Ben Yan as our tour guide. He had sense of humor, awesome, and knowledgeable. We customized our private tour and we were able to cover all the must dos and visit places. I would highly recommend this company.…
Date of experience: September 2017
2 Helpful votes
Response from yanbin20022002, Owner at Silkroadtrips
Responded Aug 15, 2018
Hi Mary, thank you so much for your kind comments. We had wonderful time on the ancient Silk Road, wish more people would like to see this cultural and historical route.