Silk Road Tours 2023/2024 , Central Asia/China Adventure Travel

Begin your Silk Road cultural adventure tour in Xi'an and end at Kashgar in Xinjiang. Visit the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang and discover ethnic cultures dispersed along the Silk Road route. Explore Kashgar's legendary markets with irresistible silks and jewelry. The diversity of the Silk Road is always a highlight for any traveler, and we offer a range of tours for all requirements. Solo travelers, family groups, or seniors will be mesmerized by silk road culture and we offer tours to meet all specifications.

China Silk Road Tours

Hi Grace, We are back home after a wonderful silk road trip - thank you so much for all your help before and during the holiday. I hope you have received the photos in big format. I'll ask Duncan to provide some feedback about the tour. Tianchi Lake, Urumqi, Xinjiang Emin Minaret, Turpan, Xinjiang Kashgar Livestock Bazaar, Xinjiang Dunhuang Jiaohe Ruins, Turpan, Xinjiang Sheepskin Raft, Lanzhou Zhangye..." Read More

Best Private Silk Road Tour Packages

The so-called "Silk Road" mainly refers to the oasis road in the deserts of the Western Regions. The extension of this route from east to west is as follows: starting from Chang’an, passing through the Hexi Corridor, exiting Yumen Pass and Old Yang Pass in Dunhuang to the west, and after entering Xinjiang, it is divided into three routes westward: the north road reaches the coast of the Caspian Sea, and the central road reaches the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea region, South Road to Istanbul.

10 Days Highlights of Silk Road tour

Silk Road Highlights

10 Days Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi - Kashgar


16 Days Silk Road Tour in China

Silk Road and Tibet

16 Days Urumqi - Turpan - Dunhuang - Xi'an - Lhasa - Shigatse - Tingri


17 Days Northern Silk Road Route Tour in China

Northern Route

17 Days Xining - Lanzhou - Xiahe - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi


20 Days China Silk Road

Silk Road with Yangtze

20 Days Beijing - Yangtze - Xi'an - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi - Shanghai


Silk Road Central Route

Central Route

20 Days Beijing - Urumqi - Turpan - Korla - Kuqa - Aral - Hotan - Kashgar - Xi'an - Shanghai


Silk Road and Tea Horse Caravan Trail

Tea Horse Road

23 Days Urumqi - Turpan - Dunhuang - Jiayuguan - Zhangye - Xi'an - Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Shangri La - Chengdu


Top cultural activities and outdoor adventures along the Silk Road

Embark on an unforgettable China Silk Road tour that combines hands-on cultural experiences and thrilling outdoor adventures, taking you on a journey through time as you traverse the ancient trading route, visiting historical sites such as the Mogao Caves and the Terracotta Warriors, exploring the breathtaking natural landscapes of the Gobi Desert and the Zhangye Danxia Landform, and engaging in activities like camel riding, hiking, and trying your hand at traditional crafts like pottery-making and silk-weaving.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Silk Road Tour Tours

It derives from the German term Seidenstraße (literally "Silk Road") and was first popularized by in 1877 by Ferdinand von Richthofen, who made seven expeditions to China from 1868 to 1872. However, the term itself has been in use in decades prior. The alternative translation "Silk Route" is also used occasionally. Silk Road started from China, went through five central Asian countries, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Greece and Italy etc. and reached the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
The Silk Road earned its name from Chinese silk, a highly valued commodity that merchants transported along these trade networks from the Han Dynasty.
Established when the Han Dynasty in China officially opened trade with the West in 130 B.C., the Silk Road routes remained in use until 1453 A.D., when the Ottoman Empire boycotted trade with China and closed them.
Xi’an, Lanzhou, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi and Kashgar are popular travel cities along the Silk Road.
If you travel along the Silk Road in China, Mogao Grottoes, Singing Sand Mountain and Crescent Moon Spring, Jiayuguan Pass, Colorful Danxia Landscape and the Ruins of Gaochang City etc. are unmissable.
Flights and trains are available in some cities, but automobile is more frequently used and common.
May and October are the best time to travel the Silk Road when the weather is quite mild, around 15 degrees Celsius. Summer can be searing hot while winter is freezing.
Silk Road is not used today, but still important due to its economic and cultural significance for many. It is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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