This 7 days Silk Road tour will lead you to charming Urumqi and Turpan in Xinjiang. On this tour, you will be surely impressed by stunning natural scenery like Heavenly Lake and Southern Pasture as well as the famous cultural relics scattered along the ancient Silk Road including Jiaohe Ruins and Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave. Your guide and driver will accompany you from start to the end and arrange everything for you.
Day 1 Urumqi Arrival
Day 2 Urumqi: Heavenly Lake
Day 3 Urumqi: Southern Pasture, Xinjiang Regional Museum
Day 4 Urumqi – Turpan by Car: Jiaohe Ruins
Day 5 Turpan: Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Flaming Hill, Sugong Pagoda
Day 6 Tupran – Urumqi by Car: Xinjiang Grand Bazaar
Day 7 Urumqi Departure
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
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
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 downtown Urumqi to visit Xinjiang Regional Museum to have a glimpse of Xinjiang history and costume. Visitors will see the ethnic and historic artifacts and also some well-preserved mummies in the museum. Back to hotel. Accommodation: Urumqi
After hotel breakfast we will drive for about 3 hours to arrive in Turpan. And in Turpan we will firstly visit Jiaohe Ruins which was once the biggest and oldest city built on rammed earth, dating back to 2nd century BC. Then we will head for hotel in Turpan and the rest day is free for your disposal. Accommodation: Turpan
After hotel breakfast we will 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. Afterwards we will pay a visit to 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 ℉). 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. Back to hotel. Accommodation: Turpan
After hotel breakfast we will drive for 3 hours again and back to Urumqi to visit Xinjiang Grand Bazaar to observe the largest international trade market in Urumqi. Here tourist will meet Xinjiang carpet, Ed lai silk, jade carving, Kumul paper-cut and flowered hats. Back to hotel in Urumqi. Accommodation: Urumqi
Pick up from hotel lobby at confirmed time according to your flight time and transfer to airport for flight departing Urumqi.