Follow in the footsteps of intrepid adventurers by journeying along one of the world’s most famous trading routes, the Silk Road. Beginning in ancient Xian, venture across this vast land to reach the fascinating outpost of Kashgar and its famous Sunday market.
Journey through the heart of Central Asia crossing starkly beautiful deserts and magnificent mountain landscapes. Discover ancient cities full of intricate Islamic architecture, thriving bazaars and a mystical old-world atmosphere, all inextricably linked with the legends of the Silk Road
An integral Silk Road trading post for two millennia, Kashgar may now be a modern city but it’s streets are still full of history. The famous Sunday Market offers an unforgettable experience!
Sat in the shadow of the beautiful Tian Shan (Heavenly Mountains), Urumqi exudes an exotic Central Asian ambience. Visit the spectacular Tianchi (Heavenly Lake) for a taste of the nomadic lifestyle.
Jiayuguan is surrounded by some of China’s most starkly dramatic landscapes. The city marks the westernmost reaches of the Great Wall and the symbolic reaches of China – it was once an important Silk Road stop.
Mythical Samarkand is often called the ‘crossroad of world cultures’. This city was founded in the 7th century and went on to be a centre of trade for millennia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A sleepy oasis with a rich and fascinating history, Khiva was a powerful Islamic Khanate and a stop on the Silk Road. The walled town at its heart, Itchan Kala, is spectacular and UNESCO-listed.
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