The Silk Road, an ancient trading route that first linked Europe and Asia, saw legendary travelers such as Marco Polo, changed and expanded entire cultures, and captured the imagination of entire civilizations… Now, it’s our turn to make the journey into it .… From ancient markets, burkas and mosques in Xinjiang province, to an incredible oasis, ancient Buddhist architecture, beautiful lakes, and the end of the Great Wall, this is your chance to make a journey of a lifetime…. Let’s hit the Silk Road!!!
Included – Ground transportation and hard sleeper train (hard sleeper included, if you would like an upgrade to soft sleeper, please add 100 RMB)
Not included – Flight into Urumqi and out of Dunhuang (book your flights as soon as possible since these routes tend to sell out fast)
Shanghai (Pudong)– Urumqi (Diwopu) MU5699
October 1 – 09:30-14:55 – Estimated Price: 3330 RMB
Or arrive by 14:55.
Dunhuang – Shanghai (Pudong) MU2216/2336
October 7 – 15:30-21:15 – Estimated Price: 2240 RMB (Not yet released – TBC)
Or depart at or after 15:30.
Tulufan (Turpan) – Dunhuang K992
October 3 – 21:19-09:54 – hard sleeper included – please add 130 RMB to upgrade
(Book your flights as soon as possible; these routes tend to sell out fast)
Please book your flights. It’s really easy with www.ctrip.com! They even have an app. (If you need us to book your tickets, a booking fee of 100 RMB per ticket will apply, paid directly to the booking agent. Our agent will contact you within 24 hours of confirmation.)
*You must arrive at the arrival time of the suggested flight or slightly earlier and meet us at the airport, and leave on the suggested flight or slightly after the departure time. If your travel arrangements do not allow for this, you will have to arrange for your own transportation.
Included – Clean double occupancy hotel rooms (4 stars) and one night double occupancy tent for camping in the desert. These will be booked on a first come first served basis. If you wish to room alone, the single occupancy fee is an extra 1,500 RMB per person total. Please note that single occupancy availability may be limited. (If needed, we can help you find someone to share. Pairings in this case are distributed in order of request submission. If there is an uneven number of travelers, the extra 1,500 RMB single occupancy may apply.)
Included – breakfasts, desert BBQ
Not Included – lunch & dinner (local specialty), except desert BBQ
Price: Book now and get the early bird price of 6,999 RMB or 7,499 RMB if deposit paid after August 16
Deposit: 3,500 RMB (included in the price)
*Full payment must be made by August 21.
Accommodation, ground transportation, hard sleeper train, desert camping gear and equipment, tents, sleeping bag and mats, camel ride, driver allowance, all admission fees, desert BBQ, breakfast, desert bonfire, desert trek, shower after trek, organizing fees, scouting of the place and preparations, activities not listed, English/Chinese staff, local guides, insurance, lots of fun and a trip of a lifetime!!!
Does not include:
Flight, most meals, other personal expenses
PASSPORT, camera/gopro, sunscreen, toiletries, small daypack, sunglasses, and walking shoes, hat
Note: If your passport is in the visa office for processing, please bring the slip of paper given to you by the authorities and a photocopy of your passport with you on the trip. This paper can be used for domestic travel instead of a passport.
If the traveler decides to cancel, s/he can get refund of the deposit (a small cancellation fee may apply) up to August 16 before departure and no refund after that. The schedule may be adjusted due to weather conditions, unforeseeable events, etc. For complete information please refer to www.travelers-society.com/terms-conditions.
1) ICBC Bank Transfer
2) Alipay / Wechat Pay
3) Secure online payment (PayPal/UnionPay Credit/Debit Card/International Credit Cards)
4) Cash on Delivery