The Ancient Silk Road - An A&K Hosted Journey (2018)

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2018 Departures: Jun & Sep
Hosted Small Group Journeys

  • The Orient, China
  • 10 days, from AU$9,995
  • 9,995pts
  • 18 Guests

Journey Highlights

The ancient Silk Road was a network of overland trade routes that linked China with the Mediterranean. For a thousand years or so, merchants made the journey with caravans of camels loaded with rubies, jade, metals, amber, musk and of course silk. From Beijing our adventure starts in earnest in Dunhuang, the last stop for caravans to rest and replenish before facing the inhospitable desert beyond. We traverse this vast hinterland of Asia, the rugged and desolate landscapes and once-flourishing oasis cities and trading outposts. Visit sites important to both the Buddhist and Uighur culture and explore the cities of Urumqi, Turfan and Kashgar - names that have captured the imagination for centuries.

Journey Highlights

  • An intimate group size of no more than 18 guests
  • Special access to the rich gallery of Buddhist art at the Mogao Caves
  • The outer reaches of the Great Wall of China
  • Camel safari in the Mingshashan Sand Dunes
  • Up-close observation of Turfan’s ingenious Kerez irrigation channels
  • The Sunday market in the fabled city of Kashgar
  • Special culinary experiences along the way

Can't wait till 2018? The 2017 Ancient Silk Road Hosted Small Group Journey is still available. Book it now!


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