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8 Days Xinjiang Classic Tour

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8-9 Hours Each Day
Availability : Departure Every Day
Visit Cities: Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar
Transportation: Flight, Car
Min Age : 2+
Tour Highlights

This 8 days Xinjiang private tour is about the classic attractions in the top three tourist cities in Xinjiang — Turpan, Urumqi, and Kashgar. Urumqi is the capital city of Xinjiang full of exotic charm, and Turpan is two hours’ drive from Urumqi which is well known for many ancient relics. Kashgar is the perfect place to see the daily life of local people. You will know more about Xinjiang on this tour and enjoy amazing scenery on your way.

  • Visit 3 important Xinjiang cities to know more about Xinjiang
  • Stroll around Kashgar Old Town to have a glimpse of local people’s life
  • Appreciate the exquisite murals in the grottoes and hear their stories of formation, prosperity and decline
  • Try tasty local dishes and come across friendly locals
  • Private transfers in comfortable vehicles with the company of professional guide and driver

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Price Includes

  • All transfers and city transportation
  • Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
  • Private car or van with English speaking guide
  • Hotels with breakfasts
  • Economy class flight of Urumqi/Kashgar/Urumqi

Price Excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Hotel in Urumqi
    Tour Abstract

    Day 1 Urumqi Arrival

    Day 2 Urumqi – Heavenly Lake – Urumqi: Heavenly Lake

    Day 3 Urumqi – Turpan by Car: Karez Well, Jiaohe Ancient City, Sugong Pagoda

    Day 4 Turpan – Urumqi by Car: Astana Tomb Group, Bizeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Flaming Mountain

    Day 5 Urumqi – Kashgar: Sunday Market, Apak Hoja Tomb

    Day 6 Kashgar – Karakul Lake – Kashgar: Karakul Lake

    Day 7 Kashgar – Urumqi by Flight: Id Kah Mosque, Kashgar Old Town

    Day 8 Urumqi Departure

    Itinerary Details

    Day 1Urumqi Arrival (No meal)

    Upon your arrival, our guide and driver will meet you in airport by holding the name board. Then you will be escorted to hotel. Enjoy your free time in the rest of the day.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 2Urumqi – Heavenly Lake – Urumqi (Breakfast + Lunch)

    After your hotel breakfast, meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby and then head 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. Then back to hotel in Urumqi.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 3Urumqi – Turpan by Car (Breakfast + Lunch)

    After hotel breakfast, you will be escorted to Turpan and visit the highlight things in the City. The first one will be Karez Well, an amazing irrigation system that take advantage of the snow melt water from Tianshan Mountain to make Turpan an oasis in desert. Then you will pay a visit to ruins of Jiaohe Ancient City which existed from 2BC to 5AD. It is the largest, the oldest, and the best preserved earth construction in the world. The last stop of today is Sugong Pagoda. It is a exquisite Islamic architecture built in 1800s in the Qing Dynasty.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 4Turpan - Urumqi by Car (Breakfast + Lunch)

    In the morning board the car and transfer to visit to Astana Tomb Group. According to excavation, there are 400 independent tombs from West Jin Period (265-316) to the Tang Dynasty(618-907). Then drive to visit Bizeklik Thousand Buddha Caves locates at foot of Flaming Mountain. Throughout the period of Gaochang Kingdom, the Bizeklik Buddha Caves were the religious center of Buddhism. The last stop would be the Falming Mountain, the hottest place in China in summer. The Chinese novel Journey to West makes the mountain known to everyone. After the tour, return to your hotel in Urumqi city area.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 5Urumqi - Kashgar (Breakfast + Lunch)

    Today you will take the early morning flight to Kashgar. Upon your arrival the local guide and driver will greet you at airport and start the Kashgar tour with the famous Sunday Market which used to be one of the most bustling international trading market along the Silk Road. After then drive to visit Apak Hoja Tomb, the tomb of the Emperor Qianlong’s Concubine.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 6Kashgar – Karakul Lake - Kashgar (Breakfast + Lunch)

    Today we will do a full day tour to Karakul Lake. The lake is 190 km from Kashgar and has an altitude of 3600 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by iceberg and the white cape of the iceberg reflects their images in lake. Visitors could optionally have a rest in yurt and try some local specialties. In the afternoon back to hotel in Kashgar.

    Accommodation: Yurt booked by us

    Day 7Kashgar – Urumqi by Flight (Breakfast + Lunch)

    Before flying back to Urumqi, we will visit two more highlight sites in Kashgar. The first one is Id Kah Mosque, the largest Mosque in China. The Mosque is not only the important spot for religious activities but also the important institute to spread Islam and train religious personnel. The Mosque will be followed by Kashgar Old Town. Taking a walk in the Old Street you will see the traditional folk houses and local people’s real life. After the visiting take the flight back to Urumqi. Met by local guide and driver and then transfer back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 8Urumqi Departure (Breakfast)

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