Urumqi is the capital city of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Turpan and Kashgar are two most sough-after tourist cities along the ancient Silk Road. If you want historical facts, beautiful scenery, and local customs, this tour would be your ideal choice, leading you to the highlights in the three places such as Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar, Xinjiang Museum, Karez Well, Ancient City of Jiaohe, Karakuri Lake, Old Town of Kashgar, and Id Kah Mosque. Join this 8 days tour to create beautiful memories of Xinjiang.
Day 1 Urumqi Arrival
Day 2 Urumqi: Lake of Heaven, Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar
Day 3 Urumqi – Turpan by Car: Xinjiang Museum
Day 4 Turpan: Astana Tombs, Tuyuq Village, Sugong Pagoda
Day 5 Turpan – Urumqi by Car – Kashgar by Flight: Karez Well, Ancient City of Jiaohe
Day 6 Kashgar: Karakuri Lake
Day 7 Kashgar – Urumqi by Flight: Sunday Market, Old Town of Kashgar, Id Kah Mosque
Day 8 Urumqi Departure
Our driver and guide will wait for you at the airport terminal exit or train station 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: Lucky Chance Hotel
After hotel breakfast, start to visit the Lake of Heaven where you would have a pleasant boating). If you take your tour in winter, the lake will provide an ideal alpine skating rink. Back to the City in the afternoon and continue to stroll around the Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar which is the place with the unique construction located in two bridges, it attracts the lots of tourists to visit, shopping and watch the traditional dancing. Accommodation: Lucky Chance Hotel
After breakfast, pick up by your driver and guide and transfer to Xinjiang Museum to have a glimpse of Xinjiang history and costume. Then be escorted to Turpan to check in hotel. Accommodation: Jiaohe Manor Hotel
In the morning, pick up by driver and guide from your hotel and start to days tour with Astana Tombs which is called “Underground Museum of Turpan Area”. The 500 tombs will tell you detailed information of ancient Gaochang Kingdom. Afterwards transfer to visit Tuyuq Village in Tuyugou Canyon to see the traditional Tuyuq Village where you will see vineyards, orchards, narrow roads and irrigation channels stretch through local earth-and-brick houses while taking walk. If you dare to climb steep stairways you will have chance to see some strange caves with visible figures or murals. Then move to local vineyard, to see grapes growing and wine making in Xinjiang. The last stop will be Sugong Pagoda, the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang. Accommodation: Jiaohe Manor Hotel
In the morning pick up from hotel by driver and local guide and and transfer to visit Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. After that drive to visit Ancient City of Jiaohe, one of the most important towns along the ancient Silk Road and the largest, oldest and best-preserved earth construction in the world. At last transfer to airport for flight to Kashgar. Upon arrival in Kashgar, meet by local driver and guide at airport and be escorted to hotel for rest. Accommodation: Kashgar Seman Hotel
In the morning pick up from hotel and do the whole day tour to Karakuli Lake, a lake with an altitude of 3600 meters where you will see the beautiful scenery and their reflection in the water. Accommodation: Kashgar Seman Hotel
In the morning, we will pay a visit to Sunday Market, also known as Sunday Market, the largest international trade market on the northwest boundary line of China. Next take a walk around the Old Town to find past of the city. Then start to 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. Just a few minutes’ walk, you will come to the Old Street of Kashgar, where bring you back to the ancient Kashgar, with narrow alleys and traditional houses built with earth or brick.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport for flight to next destination at confirmed time. Service ends here.