The 6 days Silk Road tour package covers only Urumqi and Kashgar, the most west send cities of China that of utmost ethnic flavors. Take the tour to find the hidden history and mystery of the ancient Silk Road by visit to Heavenly Lake, Southern Pasture, Gaochang Ruins, Astana Tombs, Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Sugong Pagoda, Karez Well and Grape Valley.
Day 1 Urumqi Arrival
Day 2 Urumqi: Heavenly Lake
Day 3Urumqi: Southern Pasture
Day 4Urumqi – Turpan by Car: Gaochang Ruins, Astana Tombs, Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave
Day 5 Turpan – Urumqi: Sugong Pagoda, Karez Well, Grape Valley
Day 6Urumqi Departure
Air condition car + English speaking guide + Entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel
Our driver and guide will wait for you at the airport terminal exit by holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Then you will be driven to the hotel and have a good rest. The rest of the day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Urumqi
Days 2 Urumqi (Breakfast+Lunch)
Today we will do a full day tour to Heavenly Lake and cruise on the lake. 100 kilometers away from city of Urumqi, Heavenly Lake gives the impression of nobleness, elegance and beauty. Clear lake, snow mountains and soaring trees compose the charming scenery of the Heavenly Lake.Come to Heavenly Lake, and you will find words are so weak for the surrounding. It will make you totally relaxed no matter you are sitting in a boat, walking in the mountains, or just standing by the lake. Then back to hotel in Urumqi. Accommodation: Urumqi
Days 3 Urumqi (Breakfast+Lunch)
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive to Southern Pasture to have a full day tour there. The southern Pasture boasts not only the nice grassland view, cattle and horses herds, but also the yurts for tourists to have short rest and also other items full of local taste. You will enjoy the grassland view and pay a visit to a local family. Drive back to hotel in Urumqi in the late afternoon. Accommodation: Urumqi
Day 4 Urumqi to Turpan by private car (Breakfast+Lunch)
Today we will drive 200km eastwards to Turpan to visit three sites. Gaochang Ruins, which used to be the capital of ancient Gaochang Kingdom and the important transportation hub of western end of China in the Han Dynasty. Then move to Astana Tombs which is called “Underground Museum of Turpan”. At last you will go to the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, a series of caves with thousands of Buddhism murals. The vivid murals show many Buddhism figures, stories, and the social life about 1,000 years ago. Accommodation: Turpan
Day 5 Turpan to Urumqi by private car (Breakfast+Lunch)
Start today’s tour with Sugong Pagoda, the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang which is also known as the Turpan Pagoda among local residents. Then go to visit the Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis which is honored as the “Underground Great Wall”. So it is regarded as the pride of Turpan. If you travel to Turpan in August or September, you will have the chance to visit the Grape Valleyto taste the sweet grapes. Drive back to Urumqi in the late afternoon. Accommodation: Urumqi
Day 6 Urumqi Departure
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport for your homeward flight. Hope the 6 days Urumqi & Turpan Tour leaves you an impressive and pleasant memory.
*Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
* Lunches as itinerary specifies
* Private English-speaking guides
* Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
* Entrance fees to tourist sites
* International airfares
* Entry visa fees
* Personal expenses
* Gratuities for guides and drivers
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Deposit USD 50 will be charged in advance via Paypal for tour booking. The balance can be paid to our tour guide when you are on the tour, or the credit card balance payment via Paypal latest 3 days ahead of the tour date. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.