UQ01: 4 Days Private Urumqi & Turpan Tour

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Day 1 Arrival in Urumqi
Our guide and driver will meet you at the airport or the railway station upon your arrival in Urumqi. Then we will start the tour with a visit to Xinjiang Regional Museum to see the ancient dried corpse of Loulan beauty, brocades of Han Dynasty (202 BC - 220 AD) and other Chinese historical relics. Then our guide will escort you to a local hotel for check-in.

Meals: No Meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Urumqi
Heavenly Lake
Heavenly Lake
Today, you will be accompanied on your 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, our guide will escort you to Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar - the biggest Islamic bazaar square in China, in which the most famous spot is the 100-meter (330 feet) high Sightseeing Tower of the Silk Road. In the bazaar, you can have a taste of Xinjiang food and buy some local handicrafts. After that, you will be escorted to the hotel to rest and also prepare for the coming 2 day Turpan tour.

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

Karez System and Emin Minaret are the next destinations of this northern Xinjiang tour to Turpan. Karez System is a great project in ancient China, which was used to irrigate the farmland in the desert area. Emin Minaret is a unique Islamic tower with more than two hundred years of history. Our Turpan tour itinerary today ends after our guide help you check into a downtown hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Departure from Turpan
Ancient City of Jiaohe
Ancient City of Jiaohe
On the second day of your Turpan tour, you will visit the Ancient City of Gaochang, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves and Tuyugou Valley in the company of our guide. With two well-preserved temples and a square on site, the Ancient City of Gaochang is the biggest historical relic in western China. The Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves leans against a cliff, boasting Buddhist grottoes and religious frescos. Tuyugou Valley, also called Chinese Mecca, is the oldest Uyghur village in Xinjiang, where old villagers speak Uyghur language and who believe in 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 Red Mountain.

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

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
 Friendly Tips

1. Leaving from Turpan, you can take an overnight train to Dunhuang. Or you may stay one more night in Turpan to take a 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.  
2. If you prefer to do further explorations of the Silk Road, you can go from Turpan to Korla, Kuca, Aksu, Kashgar... please feel free to contact your tour consultant if you want to extend your Turpan tour itinerary.
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
UrumqiSheraton Urumqi Hotel Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel
TurpanHuozhou Hotel Huozhou Hotel
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$959  
$779  
$679  
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$859  
$699  
$589  
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts 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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