How to Plan Your Silk Road Tour
caravan and ocean vessel, and connecting Xi’an,China with Antioch, Syria, as well as other points. Its influence carries all over the world. Today we will follow the world's oldest and most historically important trade route to take an adventurous journey, travel from Xi’an, Gansu, Xinjiang, and heading for Central Asia, to find the cultures of East and West vibrantly collide, enjoy the historical significance of the amazing Terracotta Warriors and Horses, experience the imposing desert scenery while taking a camel ride, appreciate the ancient and well-preserved Mogao Grottoes and souvenir hunting in the famous Sunday Bazaar.
The Silk Road Tour generally will take 10 to 15 days to show you the peculiar culture, history and the local folk customs, or we can also make the tour based on your travel date. And If your time is available, you can join in our small group tour, this is also a good choice to travel the Silk Road.
What should you visit along the silk road
Xi’an : Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Lanzhou : Binglingsi Thousand Buddha Temple
Dunhuang : Mogao Grottoes, Echoing Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake
Jiayuguan : Jiayuguan Pass, Weijin Tombs
Zhangye : Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park
Turpan : Tuyoq Village, Jiaohe Ruins
Urumqi : Heavenly Lake, Xinjiang Region Museum
Kashgar : Sunday Bazaar(Livestock Market)
If your time is enough, you can take one more day to extend the tour to Xiahe, to see the Labrang Monastery. or take two days to Taxkorgan, to explore the local Tajik’s lifestyle and visit the Stone Fortress.
What is the best Time to travel the Silk Road
The best time for the Silk Road Tour is the months of May and October for the pleasant weather and beautiful landscape, as well as the not too many tourists. The summer can be searingly hot. The winter is freezing. During May, the average temperature along the route is around 15C. The scenery is most beautiful during May. The accumulated winter snow on the tableland is melting. The grass is turning green. Visitors can enjoy this enchanting scenery without suffering extreme temperatures.
The dining arrangements along the Silk Road
Breakfast will arrange at the hotel where you live, it is mostly western style buffet. The hotel restaurant is not Muslim restaurant, but it is no problem to have some bread, milk, coffee, vegetables, fruits etc.
For the lunch and dinner, guide will bring you to the proper restaurant for dinner and lunch or give you instruction for dinner restaurant.
If you are a vegetarian or Muslim, don’t worry, it is easy to find vegetarian and Halal food along the Silk Road, and our guide will help you to order what you want to eat.
Q5 : Travel facts along the Silk Road
a) There are no elevator and lifts in some train station, and no porters can help to carry the luggage. this is a bit difficult for many people.
b) September is a tourist season for many people, but after a few months of busy work, some of the hotel and driver are already exhausted, so the service and attitude will not be as good as before.
c) There are only 6excellent English Speaking guide in Kashgar, if you book the tour late and those excellent guides are not available, we have no better choice on guide arrangements.if possible,we prefer to arrange the English Mayor student whose attitude and local knowledge are still good.
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