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9 Days Taklamkan Ancient Silk Road Tour

The 9 days Xinjiang tour is about the most classic tourist attractions in Urumqi, Kashgar, Tzaon, Kuqa. It will lead you to some of the most highlight things along the Silk Road in XInjiang and also to some less known but the same meaningful attractions in local area.

  • Day 1 Urumqi Arrival

    Day 2 Urumqi – Kashgar by Flight: Southern Pasture, Xinjiang Museum

    Day 3Kashgar: Sunday Market, Id Kah Mosque

    Day 4 Kashgar – Khotan

    Day 5 Khotan – Tazhong

    Day 6Ta Zhong – Kucha

    Day 7Kucha: Kizil Thousand Buddha Grottoes

    Day 8Kucha – Urumqi by Flight: Subashi Ruins

    Day 9Urumqi Departure

  • Private transfer + Guide + Entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel + Flight
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9 Days Taklamkan Ancient Silk Road Tour

Day 1 Urumqi Arrival (no meals)

Upon your arrival in Urumqi, our guide and driver will meet you in airport/train station and transfer you to hotel. Enjoy your free time in the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Urumqi

Southern Pasture

Day 2 Urumqi – Kashgar by Flight (Breakfast + Lunch)

After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive to Southern Pasture. 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. Then drive to the Xinjiang Museum. The largest comprehensive museum in Xinjiang that focuses on the history and costume of Xinjiang. At last take a flight to Kashgar and transfer to the local best hotel.

Accommodation: Kashgar

Day 3 Kashgar (Breakfast + Lunch)

The first stop of today will be the famous Sunday Market, also known as Sunday Bazaar, the largest international trade market on the northwest boundary line of China. Next we will pay a visit to Id Kah Mosque, a typical Islamic architecture like domes, minarets and arches, as well as pious prayers.

Accommodation: Kashgar

Day 4 Kashgar – Khotan (Breakfast + Lunch)

In the morning board the car and drive through the desert to Khotan. In the desert there spread many little oasis towns. If you have interest, we will make a stop in some towns to pay a short visit to see the local people’s real life. In the late afternoon arrive at Khotan and check in the hotel.

Accommodation: Khotan

Taklamakan Desert

Day 5 Khotan – Tazhong (Breakfast + Lunch)

In history, Khotan is famous for the jade, silk, and carpet. Till today there are many family silk workshops. Today the guide will accompany you to visit one of them. You will see how the silkworm string are used to create the colorful and delicate silk products. After visiting we will drive to Ta zhong after the driving through the heart of Taklamkan Desert.

Accommodation: Tazhong

Day 6 Ta Zhong – Kucha (Breakfast + Lunch)

Continue driving for some time we will finish Taklamakan Desert when arriving at Kucha. In the Han and Tang Dynasties, Kucha was one of the 36 kingdoms in Xinjiang area. It is also the cradle of Qiuzi Civilization.

Accommodation: Kucha

Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves

Day 7 Kucha (Breakfast + Lunch)

After hotel breakfast, we will drive for about 1 hour to Kizil Thousand Buddha Grottoes. It locates 70km from Kucha Township. The Buddhist caves here were excavated from the 3rd century to the 13th century. 236 caves and 10000m2 murals are preserved. In some expert’s mind, that Buddhist grottoes is more valuable than Mogao Grottoes.

Accommodation: Kucha

Day 8 Kucha – Urumqi by Flight (Breakfast + Lunch)

Before flying back to Urumqi city, we will pay a visit to Subashi Ruins, one of the important cultural relics of Qiuzi Kingdom. The city appeared in the 1st Century BC and in the 6th-8th Century the city welcomed its peak time. In the 14th Century, the city was ruined by wars. After the visiting you will take the flight back to Urumqi. Met by local guide and driver and transfer back to hotel.

Accommodation: Urumqi

Day 9 Urumqi Departure (Breakfast)

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

* All transfers and city transportation
* Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
* Private car or van with English speaking guide
* Hotels and camps mentioned in itinerary

*Meals mentioned in itinerary

*Economy class flight of Kucha – Urumqi

* Personal expense
* Tips to guide and driver

Price for Reference (Per Person in US Dollars)
All Year Round Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement
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  • 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.
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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.

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