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More than 2,000 years ago, Chinese and foreign merchants
shipped silk and other goods from the ancient Chinese capital of Chang'an (present Xi'an) to Central Asia and the coasts of the Mediterranean, paving a channel for exchanges of oriental and western goods and cultures.
The Silk Road in China is 4,000 km long. Along this golden route love peoples from more than 40 ethnic groups. Travelers visiting the Silk Road will gain insight into the colorful local customs and natural scenery of northwest China.

  • Shaanxi Province Xi'an- Museum of History.

  • Qinghai Province Xining- Dongguan Mosque, beichan Temple, Qinghai Lake and Ta'er Lamasery.

  • Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Guyuan- Stone Caves at Xumi Mountain, Tomb of Li Xian of Northern Zhou and Gilded Silver Pot.

  • Gansu Province Dunhuang- Mogao Grottoes, Mingsha Mountain, Crescent Moon Spring and Yulin Grottoes.

  • Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Turpan- Remains of the Ancient Cities of gaochang and Jiaohe, Astana Tombs and Underground Irrigation System. Urumqi- Xinjiang Folk Exhibition, Tianshan Mountains, Heavenly Lake. Kuqa- Kumutula Thousand-Buddha Cave. Kashi-bazaars and Aitika Mosque.


    Year 2003-2004 Suggested Departure Dates:

    Mar 16, Apr 13, May 1, Jun 8,
    Jul 6, Aug. 3, Sep 7, Oct. 12

    Tour Cost: $3,599 per person;
    Land only: $2,799 per person;
    Single Supp.: $685

    * Guaranteed Departures with minimum 2 people.

    Day 1 San Francisco or Los Angeles / Beijing

    Fly a trans-Pacific flight from San Francisco or Los Angeles to Beijing.

    Day 2 Arrive Beijing (D)

    Cross the International Date Line and enter the orient. Arrive Beijing, China¡¯s capital. Upon arrival, you will be met and escorted to your 4 star deluxe hotel ?Xinqiao Hotel.

    Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)

    Guided tour to the Tiananmen Square, the largest in the world, the royal court Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven where the emperors pray for harvest. An authentic Peking Duck dinner party is served after the tour.

    Day 4 Beijing (B, L, D)

    Excursion to the Badaling Great Wall, one of the world wonders, and climbing on the Great Wall is supposed to be remembered for ever. Visit to the Ming Tombs will be included en route.

    Day 5 Beijing / Urumqi (B, L, D)

    Fly to Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Autonomous Region and transfer to 5 star Holiday Inn Crown Plaza. City tour to the provincial museum, the Moslem mosque, and Red Mountain Park.

    Day 6 Urumqi (B, L, D)

    Excursion to the Heavenly Lake, and visit the Ulghur Community and enjoy their welcome performance, BBQ lunch en route.

    Day 7 Urumqi / Turpan (B, L, D)

    Drive to Turpan by bus via the Flaming Mountain for visit, check in Oasis Green Hotel (3 star, the best available). Visit the Gaochang Ghost City and the ancient well irrigation system.

    Day 8 Turpan / Liuyuan (B, L, D)

    Visit Prince Su Pagoda and Pachikli Grottos, the Grape Valley and the local community and the museum. Then take an overnight soft-sleeper train from Turpan to Liuyuan in the later afternoon.

    Day 9 Liuyuan (B, L, D)

    Arrival in Liuyuan in the morning and drive 2 hours via the desert to Dunhuang. Check into Dunhuang Hotel VIP Building (4 star) and then drive 18 km for a visit of Mugao Grottos in the whole afternoon.

    Day 10 Dunhuang (B, L, D)

    Visit Dunhuang Mugao Museum which is newly built for better display and reservation of Mugao Grottos and Paintings. Then ride camel to the desert for a visit to the Sound Sand and Moon Lake.

    Day 11 Dunhuang / Lanzhou (B, L, D)

    Fly to Lanzhou and transfer to Feitian Regency Hotel (4-5 star, the best in Lanzhou). City tour to visit the Yellow River in the upper reaches, the White Pagoda and the provincial museum.

    Day 12 Lanzhou (B, L, D)

    A full day excursion to Liujia Gorge: visit the reservoir and power plant (which is the biggest dam on the 2nd longest river in China), then continue to Binling Temple (the most famous grottos on the island in the middle of the reservoir, which gives higher value historical relics on the silk road to visitors). The survivals are 183 grottos nice displaying 694 stone and 82 clay figures, and more than 900 sq. meters of Murals. The tour offers a delight experience of Chinese culture.

    Day 13 Lanzhou / Xian (B, L, D)

    Drive back to Lanzhou. Fly to Xian and check into the 5 star Golden Flower Shangri-La Hotel.

    Day 14 Xian (B, L, D)

    Sightseeing in Xian: view the first emperor¡¯s 6,000 life size terra-cotta soldiers and their horses, chariots, and weapons, the legendary Wild Goose Pagoda and Huaqing Hot Spring. Enjoy a marvelous dumpling dinner show tonight.

    Day 15 Xian / Guangzhou / Hong Kong (B, L, D)

    Fly to Guangzhou for a colorful din sum luncheon. After a brief city tour to the Chen Family Temple, Dr. Sun Yat-sen¡¯s Memorial Hall, take a catamaran to Hong Kong and check into Park Hotel or New World Kowloon Hotel.

    Day 16 Hong Kong (B)

    A half day Hong Kong island tour includes a ride to the Victoria Peak overlooking the Hong Kong harbor; Repulse Bay, Hong Kong¡¯s most popular beach; a former pirate town Aberdeen and Stanley Market.

    Day 17 Hong Kong / US (B)

    Our group tour concludes today. You Day extend your stay in Hong Kong or fly home bound with the others, who will arrive the US the same day.

    Tour Price Including:

    • Round trip international air tickets from New York or San Francisco;
    • Deluxe 4-5 star hotels or best available in each city;
    • 3 meals daily with American Buffet Breakfast, Chinese lunches and dinners in China;
    • Daily breakfast in Hong Kong;
    • All air and ground transportation in each city;
    • All the sightseeing as specified in the itinerary;
    • English speaking guides with coach in each city;
    • All transfers between airport / hotel, with the baggage handling assistance, etc.

    Extension tour:

    1. Extensive stay in Hong Kong: $90 per person per day, including hotel and breakfast;
    2. Extension 4 day tour to Bangkok: $499 per person, including air tickets Hong Kong, hotel, breakfast, one day sightseeing, one day free on your own.
    3. Extension 4 day tour to Taipei: $650 per person, including roundtrip air tickets from Hong Kong, hotel, breakfast, one day group sightseeing, one day free on your own.
    4. Extension 4 day tour to Singapore: $690 per person, including air tickets from Hong Kong, hotel, breakfast, one day group sightseeing, one day free on your own.
    5. Extension 4 day tour to Bali: $890 per person, including air tickets from Hong Kong, hotel, breakfast, one day group sightseeing, one day free on your own.
    6. Extension 7 day tour to Bali: $1999 per person, including air tickets from Hong Kong, hotel, breakfast, one day group sightseeing, one day free on your own.
    7. Seoul extension stay is $200 per room per night for hotel. For tour, it is $100 per person per day. Air tickets surcharge is extra.
    • For China tour, children staying with parents in a hotel room, deduct $550 from the total price.
    • Credit Card are accepted for buying US / Beijing and Hong Kong / US air tickets, 4% extra charge will be added.
    • China group visa is $60 per person. Double entry visa is available at $75 per person.
    • International Departure Tax: $40 per person.

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