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4 Days Turpan & Urumqi Tour

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8-9 Hours Each Day
Availability : Departure Every Day
Turpan & Urumqi
Min Age : 0+
Tour Highlights

This tour will take you to two major stops along the ancient Silk Road, Turpan and Urumqi. Turpan is home to many ancient city ruins and other historical relics. The ruins will tell you the glorious past of the west boundary of ancient China. The Heavenly Lake will show you the pure and fresh beauty of plateau lake. And the Xinjiang Regional Museum will enable you to learn about past Xinjiang from various aspects. Accompanied by professional guide, you will have a smooth and wonderful journey.

  • Learn history and customs of Xinjiang from your knowledgeable guide
  • Have a full day to enjoy the stunning view of Heavenly Lake
  • Wander in Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave to appreciate vivid Buddhism murals
  • Have chance to sample various fresh grapes at Grape Valley
  • Hassle-free tour with comfortable transfers and hotels

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Price Includes

  • Lunches
  • All transfers and city transportation
  • Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
  • Private car or van with English speaking guide
  • Hotels with breakfast at Turpan & Urumqi

Price Excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Tips to drivers and guides
  • Transportation arriving Turpan or departing Urumqi
    Tour Abstract

    Day 1 Turpan arrival: Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda

    Day 2 Turpan- Urumqi by Car: Flaming Hill, Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Grape Valley

    Day 3 Urumqi: Heavenly Lake

    Day 4 Urumqi departure: Xinjiang Regional Museum

    Itinerary Details

    Day 1Turpan Arrival (Lunch)

    Upon your arrival in Turpan, our local driver and guide will meet you at train station by holding a welcome board with your name and then transfer to pay a visit to 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. The next stop will be Jiaohe Ruins which was once the biggest and oldest city built on rammed earth, dating back to 2nd century BC. Concludes 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. Transfer to hotel in Turpan. Accommodation: Turpan

    Day 2Turpan to Urumqi by Car (Breakfast+Lunch)

    The first stop of today will be the hottest place in China– the Flaming Hill, situated at the north of ancient Silk Road. The temperature is so high that nothing grows on the hill. The record highest temperature of summer could reach 47.8 ℃ (118 ℉). Then we will pay a visit to Grape Valley to see how grapes are grown and processed there. If you visit in August or September, you will have chance to try some freshest grapes. At last drive to visit 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. Drive back to Urumqi. Accommodation: Urumqi

    Day 3Urumqi (Breakfast+Lunch)

    Today we will do a full day tour 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.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

    Day 4Urumqi Departure (Breakfast)

    After breakfast, pick up by your driver and guide and transfer to Xinjiang Regional Museum to have a glimpse of Xinjiang history and costume. Then transfer to Urumqi airport for flight departing Urumqi.