Xinjiang & Silk Road Luxury Tour from Dubai
The Silk Road evokes exotic images of long caravan stretching across vast sand dunes and dusty travelers relaxing in the shade of the desert oasis.
Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China, is a vast region of deserts and mountains. It's home to many ethnic minority groups, including the Turkic Uyghur people. The ancient Silk Road trade route linking China and the Middle East passed through Xinjiang, a legacy that can be seen in the traditional open-air bazaars of its oasis cities, Hotan and Kashgar. It is thelargest Chinese administrative division, the 8th largest country subdivisionin the world. Retrace this ancient trade route, be mesmerized by the ethnic cultures of the Tibetans, Tajiks and Uygurs and be awed by the impressive grottoes at Dunhuang and gorgeous ruins in Turpan. Visit the ancient archaeological sites deep in the Taklamankan Desert and enjoy the alpine scenery in Tian Shan.
Your visit to Xinjiang & Silky Road will take you the very mention of the Silk Road evokes a sense of romance and remoteness, the epitome of luxury – the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express,enjoy the magnificent grottoes of ancient China and across Khunjerab Pass, world’s highest road into China to arrive in Kashgar, one of the most exotic Asian townships and continues across northern Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan border. Call Country Holiday UAE to explore of our Xinjiang & Silk Road luxury tour packages from Dubai.
The very mention of the Silk Road evokes a sense of romance and remoteness. Retrace this ancient trade route. This itinerary traverses off-the-beaten path to lesser-visited Silk Road gems such as Hotan and Kuqa . Treat yourself to an extension into Kanas Lake, one of the most picturesque ones in China!
The trip starts in the perpetual bazaar city of Rawalpindi, where the Karakorum Highway begins. Hunza, the centrepiece for pristine natural beauty in the area will serve as a base for day hikes into the mountains. Then, we cross Khunjerab Pass, world’s highest road into China to arrive in Kashgar, one of the most exotic Asian townships.
The mountain range known as Tian Shan (‘Celestial Mountains’) marks the border of Chinese Xinjiang and the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan, and continues across northern Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan border. This is a country of dramatic scenery, with dozens of peaks over 5000 m high, thousands of glaciers and some beautiful highland lakes.
The very mention of the Silk Road evokes a sense of romance and remoteness. 2 highlights along this ancient trade route are Turpan, a desert oasis with flaming mountain, grape valleys and archaeological sites, and Tianshan, with snow-capped mountains, pine forest and meadows.
Much lesser known by modern tourists as compared to Xinjiang, this slender province of Gansu has long seen travelers and goods of all kinds traveling between China and Central Asia. This itinerary covers the highlights of the Hexi Corridor, including the famous Rainbow Rocks of Zhangye Danxia to the Mogao Caves.
The epitome of luxury – the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. Retracing one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilization, the Silk Road follows in the footsteps of such legendary figures as Alexander the Great and Marco Polo.
Stand in front of Binglingsi Cave and enjoy the magnificent grottoes of ancient China. Walk the “kora” around Labrang Monastery and witness the monk debating for the Buddhist classics. Sip a cup of milk tea and immerse into the real life of local nomad life. This is the most authentic of Tibetan Culture.
(Note: Norden Camp is open from 1 May – 15 Oct 2015)