4 Days Private Urumqi & Turpan Tour

Code: UQ01
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 6 western buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches

  • Travel in depth to the Silk Road of 2,000 years ago & learn about the culture and history
  • Visit Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar, the largest Islamic style bazaar in China
  • Admire murals in the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves and the ruins of ancient cities
  • Enjoy a classic plateau landscape by cruising on the Heavenly Lake
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Day 1 Arrival in Urumqi
Today your guide and driver will pick you up from the airport or the railway station upon your arrival in Urumqi. Then we will start the Xinjiang tour with a visit to the Xinjiang Regional Museum, where the ancient dried corpse of Loulan beauty, the delicate brocades of the Han Dynasty (202 BC - 220 AD) and many Chinese historical relics are exhibited. Afterwards, you will be escorted to check into a nice hotel. Have a good rest!
Day 2 Urumqi
Heavenly Lake
Today, you will be accompanied on a visit to the Heavenly Lake, which features a classic plateau landscape formed of snowy mountains, glaciers and alpine lakes. To top it off, the cruise on the Heavenly Lake will leave you with an unforgettable memory.

After lunch, your guide will escort you to the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar - the biggest Islamic bazaar in China, in which the most famous spot is the 80-meter (263 feet) high Sightseeing Tower of the Silk Road. In the bazaar, you can have a taste of the Xinjiang delicacy and appreciate the traditional local handicrafts. Finally, you will be escorted to the hotel to rest and also prepare for the coming 2 days Turpan tour.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Urumqi - Turpan
Ancient City of Jiaohe
In the morning, we will set out on a Turpan tour from Urumqi, driving for about 3.5 hours. Upon arrival, you will first visit the Ancient City of Jiaohe, which is the world's largest city built entirely of the earth. Jiaohe also used to be a prosperous town along the Silk Road, which is the oldest and longest international trading route in the world.

The Karez System and the Emin Minaret are the next destinations of this northern Xinjiang tour to Turpan. The Karez System is a great project in ancient China, which was used to irrigate the farmland in the desert area. The Emin Minaret is a unique Islamic tower with more than two hundreds years' history. Your Turpan tour itinerary today will end after your guide helps you check into a downtown hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Departure from Turpan
Gaochang Ancient City
Donkey cart in the Ancient City of Gaochang
On the second day of your Turpan tour, you will visit the Ancient City of Gaochang, the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves and the Tuyugou Valley in company with your guide. With two well-preserved temples and a square on the site, the Ancient City of Gaochang is the biggest historical relic in western China. The Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves lean against a cliff, boasting Buddhist grottoes and religious frescos. The Tuyugou Valley, also called the Chinese Mecca, is the oldest Uyghur village in Xinjiang, where old villagers speak Uyghur language and believe in the Islam. Until now, the main transportation has been by a donkey-pulled cart. As you take a ride, you will be able to see the Flaming Mountain, also named the Red Mountain.

After finishing your northern Xinjiang tour to Turpan, your guide will escort you to the railway station and say goodbye.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
 Our Friendly Tips

· Leaving from Turpan, you can travel to Dunhuang. But you may need to stay one more night in Turpan and then take a 3.5-hour high-speed train to Dunhuang the next day. You can also head for the airport in Urumqi where there are frequent flights to other cities.  
· If you prefer to do further explorations of the Silk Road, you can go from Turpan to Korla, Kuqa, Aksu, Kashgar... please feel free to contact your tour consultant if you want to extend your Xinjiang tour itinerary.
This trip can be customized to meet your individual needs!
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
UrumqiConrad Urumqi Hotel Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel
TurpanMercure Hotel Turpan Downtown Mercure Hotel Turpan Downtown
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
  • Prices are per person on twin sharing basis.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Air or train fares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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