The Silk Road Tours

The silk road traverses the northwest part of China and extends to Southern Europe. China West Trip delivers tour packages for tourists to travel along the silk road. The must-see attractions along the silk road are the Terracotta Warriors, Zhangye Rainbow Mountain, Jiayuguan Fort of the Great Wall and Dunhuang Grottoes. Many of our clients told us that they were overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscape during their tours along the silk road. Following are some sample itineraries and frequently asked questions for your consideration.

How many days should I spend for my silk-road tour?

Ten-day Silk Road Tour

35% of clients’ choice

Four-day Xi'an Tour

30% of clients’ choice

Eleven-day Northern Xinjiang Tour

15% of clients’ choice

Fifteen-day Photographers' Silk Road Tour

10% of clients’ choice
Frequently Asked Questions:

Where should I start my silk road tour?

    As one of the oldest cities in China, Xi’an used to be the capital of thirteen kingdoms, such as the Western Zhou Dynasty, the Qin Empire, the Western Han Dynasty and the Tang Empire. Nowadays, it has become the primary aviation hub in Northwestern China. By the end of 2019, more than 100 domestic air routes and 70 internationals have been operating in Xi’an. The network covers Europe, North America, and Oceania with linked destinations around the world, such as Paris, Prague, Madrid, Melbourne, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc. Travelers can fly or take bullet trains to Xi’an from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and some other cities within Mainland China.

Is Chinese visa necessary for my silk road tour?

    Since June 1st, 2014, China’s 72-hour visa-free transit policy has been carried out in Xi’an, to facilitate international travelers. Assuming the direct transit airport is Xi’an Xianyang International Airport and having a confirmed airline ticket, foreign passport holders can stay in Xi’an for 3 days without a visa. However, those who plan a trip along the silk road still need to apply for a visa.

What’s the weather like in Northwestern China? When is the best time to travel along the silk road?

    The weather in Northwestern China is dry and hot in summer, severely cold in winter. The best time to travel along the silk road is between September and October. It is highly suggested to avoid the National Day holiday which commemorates the founding of the People’s Republic of China(PRC). The holiday lasts from October 1st to 7.