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8 Days Xinjiang Classic Tour

The 8 days Xinjiang private tour is about the classic sites in the top three tourist cities: Turpan, Urumqi, and Kashgar. Urumqi is the capital city of Xinjiang, Turpan is 2 hours driving from Urumqi and is well known for the ancient relics, and Kashgar is known for the unique scenery and the cultural relics.

  • Day 1Urumqi Arrival

    Day 2Urumqi – Heavenly Lake – Urumqi: Heavenly Lake

    Day 3Urumqi – Turpan by Car: Karez Well, Jiaohe Ancient City, Sugong Pagoda

    Day 4Turpan - Urumqi by Car: Astana Tomb Group, Bizeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Flaming Mountain

    Day 5Urumqi - Kashgar: Sunday Market, Apak Hoja Tomb

    Day 6Kashgar – Karakul Lake - Kashgar: Karakul Lake

    Day 7Kashgar – Urumqi by Flight: Id Kah Mosque, Kashgar Old Town

    Day 8Urumqi Departure

  • Private transfer + Guide + Entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel + Flights
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8 Days Xinjiang Classic Tour

Day 1 Urumqi Arrival (No meal)

Upon your arrival, our guide and driver will meet you in airport by holding the name board. Then you will be escorted to hotel. Enjoy your free time in the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

Heavenly Lake

Day 2 Urumqi – Heavenly Lake – Urumqi (Breakfast + Lunch)

After your hotel breakfast, meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby and then head to Heavenly 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. Then back to hotel in Urumqi.

Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

Day 3 Urumqi – Turpan by Car (Breakfast + Lunch)

After hotel breakfast, you will be escorted to Turpan and visit the highlight things in the City. The first one will be Karez Well, an amazing irrigation system that take advantage of the snow melt water from Tianshan Mountain to make Turpan an oasis in desert. Then you will pay a visit to ruins of Jiaohe Ancient City which existed from 2BC to 5AD. It is the largest, the oldest, and the best preserved earth construction in the world. The last stop of today is Sugong Pagoda. It is a exquisite Islamic architecture built in 1800s in the Qing Dynasty.

Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

Day 4 Turpan – Urumqi by Car (Breakfast + Lunch)

Bezklik Grottoes

In the morning board the car and transfer to visit to Astana Tomb Group. According to excavation, there are 400 independent tombs from West Jin Period (265-316) to the Tang Dynasty(618-907). Then drive to visit Bizeklik Thousand Buddha Caves locates at foot of Flaming Mountain. Throughout the period of Gaochang Kingdom, the Bizeklik Buddha Caves were the religious center of Buddhism. The last stop would be the Falming Mountain, the hottest place in China in summer. The Chinese novel Journey to West makes the mountain known to everyone. After the tour, return to your hotel in Urumqi city area.

Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

Day 5 Urumqi – Kashgar (Breakfast + Lunch)

Today you will take the early morning flight to Kashgar. Upon your arrival the local guide and driver will greet you at airport and start the Kashgar tour with the famous Sunday Market which used to be one of the most bustling international trading market along the Silk Road. After then drive to visit Apak Hoja Tomb, the tomb of the Emperor Qianlong’s Concubine.

Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

Karakul Lake

Day 6 Kashgar – Karakul Lake – Kashgar (Breakfast + Lunch)

Today we will do a full day tour to Karakul Lake. The lake is 190 km from Kashgar and has an altitude of 3600 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by iceberg and the white cape of the iceberg reflects their images in lake. Visitors could optionally have a rest in yurt and try some local specialties. In the afternoon back to hotel in Kashgar.

Accommodation: Yurt booked by us

Day 7 Kashgar – Urumqi by Flight (Breakfast + Lunch)

Kashgar Old Town

Before flying back to Urumqi, we will visit two more highlight sites in Kashgar. The first one is Id Kah Mosque, the largest Mosque in China. The Mosque is not only the important spot for religious activities but also the important institute to spread Islam and train religious personnel. The Mosque will be followed by Kashgar Old Town. Taking a walk in the Old Street you will see the traditional folk houses and local people’s real life. After the visiting take the flight back to Urumqi. Met by local guide and driver and then transfer back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

Day 8 Urumqi Departure (Breakfast)

Our guide and driver will meet you in hotel at confirmed time and escort you to airport for departure.

* All transfers and city transportation
* Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
* Private car or van with English speaking guide
* Hotels with breakfasts
* Economy class flight of Urumqi/Kashgar/Urumqi

* Personal expense
* Tips to guide and driver
* Hotel in Urumqi

Price for Reference (Per Person in US Dollars)
All Year Round Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement
1 person US$ US$ US$ US$
2-5 persons US$ US$ US$ US$
6-9 persons US$ US$ US$ US$
>10 persons US$ US$ US$ US$
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Booking Method

  • Please use our online booking or send your travel request via e-mail to us. You are also welcome to call us at 0086-15129005119 from Mon to Sun 24 hours.
  • Our real trip advisors will have your booking confirmed no more than 1 working day. We even take last minute booking if time is pressing. When your booking is confirmed, you will get a confirmation email from us, which includes the confirmed detailed itinerary with prices.
  • 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.

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