Dating back to the years of the Han Dynasty, China’s famous Silk Road gained its name and reputation from the lucrative trade in silk that once plied its way into the West, travelling from the ancient capital of X’ian and through the Hexi Corridor towards India, Pakistan and Rome.
Beginning and ending in Beijing, this remarkable journey follows in the footsteps of those original caravans, taking you from the imperial treasures of the Chinese capital and on through the remote and scorching deserts around Turpan to fabled Kashgar, arriving in time for its famous Sunday market.
Along the way you will have an opportunity to visit the glorious Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall at Mutianyu, gaze upon the Summer Palace and the Terracotta Warriors and explore the fabulous Buddhist caves at Dunhuang, considered the greatest and most consummate collection of Buddhist art anywhere in the world. You’ll also visit the snow-capped mountains of the Heavenly Lake, before ending the journey back in the meandering hutongs of Beijing.
This is an example itinerary to give you an idea of what we can offer.
*Please note the prices shown are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room