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The Silk Road Connected Civilizations together since 200 BC

Scenery, Qinghai, Xining, China
Silk Road Tour: scenery, Qinghai, Xining, China

The Silk Road derives its name from the silk trade that started during the early era of the Han dynasty, around 207 BC. The Silk Road or Route formed a trade network that connected the East to the West, expanding from East Asia through South Asia, Persia, the Arabian Peninsula until East Africa and up north to Southern Europe. The Silk Road played a central role in the development of the economic, cultural, political and religious interactions from the 2nd century through to the 18th century between East and West.

The Silk Road trade connected different civilizations from Asia, Africa and Europe and brought them together, despite the long distance that separated them. It played, particularly, a significant role in the prosperity and development except of China, also of Korea, Japan, Iran and the Indian subcontinent. The Silk Road trade enabled regular and developed exchanges of many other goods and products, though silk was the major trade item. It also permitted an extraordinary exchange of ideas, cultures, religions, philosophies, sciences and technologies as paper and gunpowder.

“One Belt one Road“ -Initiative

The Eurasian railway connecting China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, is sometimes referred to as the "New Silk Road". The last link in this land bridge was completed in 1990, when the railway systems of China and Kazakhstan connected at Alataw Pass. The event marked the launching of the “Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)” by the Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), known as One Belt One Road (Chinese: 一带一路) or OBOR, is global infrastructure development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 to invest in 70 different countries and international organizations. The OBOR is commonly considered as a centerpiece of the Chinese President Xi Jinping´s foreign policy that launched the idea of “Silk Road Economic Belt” in 2013. The idea was incorporated into the Constitution of the People´s Republic of China in 2017.

Earlier, In June 2014, UNESCO declared the Chang'an-Tianshan corridor of the Silk Road as a World Heritage Site. Chang´an is the current Xi´an that is commonly considered as the starting point of the land “Silk Road”.

Tour Information Highlights

N.B.: This tour is initiated, carried out and supervised by IslamiChina Travel Ltd, our local partner in Beijing, that provides and assures the necessary logistics for a safe, pleasant and successful tour, including the ground handling, catering, coaching and tour guide services.
For international flights to China: please, contact us or request a free quote

Departure Dates: Any dates at the time of your convenience
Destinations: Beijing, Kashgar, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Xining, Linxia, Lanzhou, Xian & Shanghai
Starting point: Beijing
Ending point: Shanghai
Accommodation: in twin or double rooms in Standard 3-Star, Premium 4-Star or Superior 5-Star hotels, according to your choice. Single rooms are available upon request and subject to a supplementary fee.

  • Beijing: 3 nights
  • Urumqi: 1 night
  • Kashgar: 2 nights
  • Turpan: 2 nights
  • Jiayuguan: 1 night
  • Dunhuang: 1 night
  • Xian: 2 nights
  • Shanghai: 2 nights

Features: private local professional tour guides and for the tours, experienced drivers and private air-conditioned vehicles which size depends on the number of passengers
Meals: Breakfast will be both western and Chinese at the hotel, lunch and dinner at local Halal restaurants. Meals will be exclusively Halal certified in Chinese restaurants. For any special request related to other than Chinese cuisines, please advise us in advance.

Pricing Policy

  • Child (2-12 years of age) with extra bed: 100% of the adult price
  • Child (2-12 years of age) without bed: 80% of the adult price
  • Infants (under 2 years of age) traveling with parents: Free
  • Group fare is applicable for a minimum of 6 persons and above 

What is included  

  • Domestic flight airfare (Beijing/Urumqi, Urumqi/Kashgar/Urumqi, Dunhuang/Xian, Xian/Shanghai)
  • Second class high speed train from Turpan to Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan to Dunhuang
  • Hotel accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Halal meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver for land transportation
  • Experienced private English language speaking tour guide
  • All admission tickets to sightseeing places
  • All government taxes

What is Excluded

  • International airfares
  • Optional tour & insurance
  • Gratuities or tips to guides and drivers
  • Excursions & activities not included in itinerary
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc
NB: For international flights to China Kong: please, consult our online booking site: or request a quote here.
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