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Silk Road Explorer

Enjoy a 27 day Go Beyond Group Tour from £4,490pp

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Silk Road Explorer | 27 days | Go Beyond Group Tour | from £4,490pp

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Physical Rating - Level 2
X A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you'll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats. Learn More

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.

Group Tour includes:

  • International flights and current taxes
  • 4* accommodation
  • Domestic transportation
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Visa fees for UK & Irish passport holders

Tour Highlights


Come face to face with Xian's most famous army, the Terracotta Warriors


Mogao Grottoes

See the exhibits of Buddhist paintings, statues and sculptures

Mogao Grottoes


Visit the striking red sandstone Flaming Mountains and the elegant Emin Minaret


Tian Chi

Relax and unwind at the alpine banks of placid Heavenly Lake

Tian Chi

Coronavirus Update for China. China currently has one of the lowest rates of new infections with 16 new daily infections reported yesterday* which makes us optimistic that we will return to life as normal and be able to enjoy our dream holidays soon. *Correct as of 28 October 2020.

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Authentic Experiences

Our Silk Road Explorer Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

  • Tibetan Lunch

    Sample Tibetan foods and flavours with a traditional Tibetan lunch, featuring 'momos', the tasty steamed and stuffed dumpling whose popularity has spread from the Tibetan Plateau throughout Asia.

  • Visit a Traditional Nomadic Yurt

    Visit a traditional, nomadic home of a family of the Kazakh minority community, and spend some time with them, learning about their culture, and get a glimpse of life living in a yurt.

  • Shazhou Night Market

    Wander amongst the packed stalls of the atmospheric Shazhou Night Market in the Silk Road frontier city of Dunhuang, browsing delicious foods, fascinating local wares and a wealth of souvenirs.

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Tour Dates & Prices

All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.

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Silk Road Explorer - Tour Itinerary

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Your Wendy Wu Stories

Who better to show you the delights of this tour than those who have experienced it for themselves? Our customers tell us they love the fact that everything is included on their tour, from fabulous hotels and delicious dining to thrilling sightseeing and authentic experiences they just couldn’t get anywhere else. Filmed by our wonderful National Escorts, here are some of our customers enjoying Silk Road Explorer with Wendy Wu Tours.

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Sample Tour Hotels

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • King Dynasty Hotel

    King Dynasty Hotel

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  • Changxin International Hotel

    Changxin International Hotel

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  • Xi Ling Hotel

    Xi Ling Hotel

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  • Great Wall Hotel

    Great Wall Hotel

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  • Jin Ye Hotel

    Jin Ye Hotel

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  • Turpan Hotel

    Turpan Hotel

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  • Tianyuan International Hotel

    Tianyuan International Hotel

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  • Bintuan Grand Hotel

    Bintuan Grand Hotel

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  • Zhongle Six Star Hotel

    Zhongle Six Star Hotel

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Independent Traveller Reviews

We have teamed up with trusted independent review platform feefo to show you the views of those who have experienced this tour for themselves. Here are the latest reviews, completely unedited by us, so you can trust them 100%.

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What the Experts Say

At Wendy Wu Tours we are all avid adventurers, constantly seeking out the best ways for you to experience the world. That's why we are touring experts - our customer reviews and numerous awards say it all. This website is all about showcasing top sights magnificent hidden gems; about the plethora of different types of authentic and exciting experiences that we can offer you; and about giving you the very best holiday, whether it's your first visit or your 10th. Wendy Wu and the team look forward to welcoming you soon!

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