2009 The Silk Road:19 day China & Tibet Tour

2009 The Silk Road - 19 days

Crest a sand dune in the Gobi Desert on this epic journey.

Experience the rich convergence of cultures and religions as you travel one of the world’s great trade routes on this incredible 19-day journey. From the imperial metropolis of Xian and her famed Army of Terracotta Warriors to the oasis town of Turpan and fabled Kashgar, witness windswept desert fortresses, endless mirages, snowcapped peaks and lively local markets. Explore medieval Tibetan monasteries and ancient Buddhist caves. Some long days of travel are required, but you will be richly rewarded with an adventure of epic proportions, and memories to last a lifetime. 

Beijing, Xian, Lanzhou, Xiahe, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar. 

Trip grading:
ADVENTUROUS Suitable for travellers with a good level of fitness, full and independent mobility; a keen sense of adventure is essential. Prepare for some long road journeys and 4 overnight trains.

What's included:
14 nights hotel accommodation and 4 overnight trains (soft sleeper 4-berth shared cabin), flights as specified, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader (7 or more travellers) and local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily and 2 lunches.

Tour Leader:
Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size:


Not Ready to go Home Yet? After the ancient cities and cultures of the Silk Road, cosmoplitan Shanghai will provide a contrasting view of China. Our 5-day independent ‘Shanghai City Stay’ is the perfect introduction to this enticing city. We can easily arrange it.

Ask our Travellers:
"Every aspect of our trip was well-organised and allowed adequate time at specific sites, and free time to explore or visit other places of interest." K. King - Australia

Tip's for your Holiday:
The service provided by our local guides, drivers and tour leaders is second to none. If you agree, a tip – while not compulsory – is encouraged. Tipping is customary across Asia.

Responsible Travel:
We are committed to responsible travel and ensuring a sustainable future for the destinations we visit. In the desert oasis city of Turpan, join a local Uighur family for a delicious homemade meal. Our patronage providesthe family with some much-needed additional income – in exchange you’ll be rewarded with warm hospitality and a first-hand demonstration in the local art of noodle-making.

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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Departure dates

Full list

  • 10/04/2009 | Available
  • 08/05/2009 | Available
  • 29/05/2009 | Available
  • 19/06/2009 | Available
  • 17/07/2009 | Available
  • 14/08/2009 | Available
  • 04/09/2009 | Available
  • 25/09/2009 | Available


  • Days 1 to 3      - Beijing 
  • Days 4 to 5      - Overnight Train & Xian
  • Day 6               - Lanzhou
  • Days 7 to 9      - Xiahe,  
  • Day 10   to 14  - Jiayuguan, Dunhuang & Turpan
  • Days 15 to 19  - Urumqi & Kashgar