This 7-day Silk Road small group tour covers Kashgar, Urumqi, and Turpan. You will have nothing to worry about with transportation and accommodation well arranged by us, and your guide will accompany you throughout the tour. Join this tour to visit Xinjiang with low cost.
Day 1 Kashgar Arrival
Day 2 Kashgar: Karakuri Lake
Day 3 Kashgar: Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Old Town of Kashgar, Local Livestock Market
Day 4 Kashgar-Urumqi by Flight-Turpan by car: Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda, Jiaohe Ruins
Day 5 Turpan-Urumqi by Car: Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Tuyuq Village, Flaming Hill, Urumqi International Bazaar
Day 6 Urumqi: Xinjiang Museum, Heavenly Lake
Day 7 Urumqi Departure
When you arrive at Kashgar airport, you will find the driver is waiting for you at the exit after you reclaim your luggage. When you meet, the driver will drive you to the hotel. The rest of the day，take your time to relax yourself and prepare for the coming tour. Accommodation: 3 star hotel
In the morning, you will meet the guide in the lobby to start your journey. The first full day tour covers only one scenic spot: Karakuri Lake. The lake is 3 hours riding from downtown Kashgar. Together with the snow-capped Muztag Ata Mountain, they make up a fresh picturesque world. Accommodation: 3-star hotel
After the breakfast, we will visit the Id Kah Mosque, a typical Islamic architecture like domes, minarets and arches, as well as pious prayers. It has a 500 years history. The last stop in Kashgar will be the Abakh Khoja Tomb, which is an ancient Islamic building complex and a cemetery. Five generations of a famous Islamic master were buried here. It is considered as the largest dome architecture in the east of the cemetery. The last stop of today is the Old Town of Kashgar and Local Livestock Market. Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Take the morning flight to Urumqi. Our local guide and driver in Urumqi will pick you up from airport and then transfer to Turpan. It will take about 2.5 hours riding. Arriving in Turpan we will visit Karez Well, the gigantic underground irrigation system created by ancient Xinjiang people. Then we will visit the existed largest ancient pagoda in Xinjiang, Sugong Pagoda. The pagoda is a 44-meter-high (144 feet) Islamic pagoda, which bears a history of over 200 years. The last stop will be Jiaohe Ruins, which is one of the most important towns along the ancient Silk Road. It is also the largest, oldest and best-preserved earth construction in the world. Accommodation: 3-star hotel
In the morning after hotel pickup, you will pay a visit 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 in Ancient Gaochang Kingdom. Then we will visit Tuyuq Village, the oldest existed Uygurs village in Chinawhere you will see the ancient earth-and wood structure Uygures house and it is regarded as the Chinese Mekka due to its position in Muslim people. The last stop in Turpan 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.When driving back to Urumqi we will visit the Urumqi International Bazaar. Accommodation: 3-star hotel
In the morning our local guide will pick you up from hotel and then go to visit Xinjiang Museum to see the unearthed cultural relics full of Uygures ethnic taste. Then we will pay a visit the Heavenly Lake (Tianchi) in the rest of the day. Accommodation: 3-star hotel
After breakfast at the hotel, you may have all your belongings and luggage packed, check out of the hotel by yourself. Our guide and driver will drive you to the airport to take the homeward flight.