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Silk Road Adventure

The Silk Road was a passage for the transportation of silk in ancient times. Lots of relics on the road can still be seen now. From the relics, tourist can see the outline of the ancient metropolitan areas along the road. Camels can not be seen so often in daily life, but they are the major transportation tools on the Silk Road. In our tour packages, tourists can imagine themselves to be ancient merchants by riding camels in deserts. Take Shangri la express also called China Orient Express to explore silk road is most recommended travel style to our you. Just contact us to make your Silk Road dream come true!

Activities of Silk Road Adventure

Visit local family

Gaochang Ruins - a trading post of silk road

Sunday Bazaar

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Hot Silk Road Adventure Tours

10 Days Ultimate Cultural Experience by Unique Silk Road Train


Xi'an → Tianshui → Jiayuguan → Dunhuang → Turpan → Urumqi


  • Take the train along silk road to follow the footsteps of Marco Polo
  • Face to face seeing The Terracotta Warriors and Horses
  • Standing on the beiging of the Great Wall

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9-day Golden Silk Road

All Season

Xian → Dunhuang → Turpan → Urumqi


  • Experience different colorful culture along Silk Road
  • Take train pass through two cities
  • Taste local snacks

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Popular Silk Road Trips

10 days/9 nights | Private tour

10-Day Splendid Silk Road Trip

Starting from ancient city of Xi'an, venture across this vast land to reach the fascinating Urumqi.

from $2,389

15 days/14 nights | Private tour

Silk Road Glorious Tour

Explore the historical, beautiful and mysterious Silk Route of Old China with this unique tour.

from $3,979

Shangri-La Express

China Orient Express, also known as Shangri-La Express, is at present the most modern and comfortable luxury hotel train in China. It far exceeds China's other trains in terms of luxury and service.

China Orient Express is a privately owned hotel train traveling the route of the caravans of the ancient Silk Road. Commencing 1985 the former Shangri-La Express provides the first leg – Beijing to Urumqi. Ever since then, the train runs several routes including Xi'an - Urumqi, Xi'an - Tibet, Lanzhou - Urumqi and more.

Train Accommodations

The Shangri-La Express offers comfortable living with a choice of en-suite, double bed accommodation or traditional-style cabins, with a shared toilet and shower facility in each carriage and a twin bed arrangement.

Twin-bed Cabin

  • Sleeps 2 in twin beds (length 2.03m)
  • Toilet/wash facilities are available at each end of each sleeping carriage
  • Towels, robes and slippers provided
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water in cabin
  • Cabin Area: 40sqft (3.8sqm)

Quad-bed Cabin

  • Sleeps 4 in cabin (length 2.03m)
  • Toilet/wash facilities are available at each end of each sleeping carriage
  • Towels, robes and slippers provided
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water in cabin
  • Fit for family group with chirdren

Shang-ri la Train Gallery


Dinning Car

Customers in dining car


Tang Imperial Banque and Performance

Shower Room

FAQ About Silk Road Travel

How to plan my Silk Road tour?

Silk Road is a long route which covers several provinces and regions in China, from Xi’an in the east to Gansu province and Xinjiang region in the west. If it is first china trip for you, we suggested you could spend at least ten days to visit Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Urumqi and Kashgar. You could get history of china and experience colorful sceneries along Silk Road.

If you are an experienced traveler want to deeper explore china, you are recommended to travel Dunhuang, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Turpan, Kashgar and Urumqi to follow the footprint of Marco Polo. This route may spend about 15 days. If you only one-week holiday, choose three most famous cities will be fit for you.

When is the best time to visit Silk Road?

Along the Silk Road route, Xi’an and Gansu province is suitable to visit all-year round. From May to October is the best time to visit Xinjiang region because the weather is mild.

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