7 Days Xinjiang Discovery Tour

Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar

Tour Code: TCT-Xinjiang-02

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from May to October.

Price from $ 1444

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Xinjiang Province, the biggest province, locates in the Northwest of China. It's mysterious and fantastic landscapes attracts millions of people take the exploration there. Now, our TCT team has the pleasure to introduce this wonderland for all of our dear guests. Here we go!

Day Destination Highlights
01 Urumqi Transfer service to hotel
02 Urumqi Turpan Coach to Turpan, Ruins of Jiaohe Ancient City, Emin Minaret (Sugong Pagoda), Karez Well
03 Urumqi Kashgar Gaochang Ancient City, Flaming Mountain, Bezeklik Caves, Back to Urumqi for  flight to  Kashgar
04 Kashgar Karakul Lake
05 Kashgar Zhiren Street,  Id Kah Mosque, Apak Hoja Tomb,  local Bazaar
06 Kashgar Urumqi Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum, Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar
07 Urumqi Heavenly Lake, Transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Urumqi

Arrival at Urumqi in Xinjiang, an area of the unparalleled scenery and cultural diversity, you will be greeted by your tour guide and transferred to hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Meals: No meal
Recommended Hotel:In Urumqi

Urumqi City View

Day 2 Urumqi Turpan

Today, you will take hours driving to Turpan (200km, 2 - 2.5 driving), on the way, you will pass Urumqi Wind Power Mill, which was built for producing electrical power in the area. After cross the valley of Tianshan we will arrive in the lowest depression of China - Turpan City. Upon arrival, visit the mysterious death city, the Ruins of Jiaohe Ancient City, which reveals traces of a prosperous ancient trading center and military stronghold 1,600 years ago. And then visit Emin Minaret (Sugong Pagoda) - the biggest ancient pagoda existing in Xinjiang and the only Islamic ancient pagoda in the country and ancient Karez Well, the underground water supply and irrigation system. A special dinner is arranged under grape trellis in a local family's house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Recommended Hotel: In Turpan

Jiaohe Ancient City

Day 3 Turpan  Urumqi  Kashgar

Have another day excursion in Turpan that including the visit to Gaochang Ancient City, which was an important garrison town on the Silk Road,  Flaming Mountain which the mountains seem to be on fire in the burning sun and become a purplish-brown color, and Bezeklik Caves. After the tour, be transferred back to Urumqi (200km, 2 - 2.5 driving)for your flight to Kashgar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Kashgar

Gaochang Ancient City

Day 4 Kashgar

Take a tour through the Karakurum Highway to Karakul Lake, enjoy the beautiful snow- capped mountain of Muztagh Ata and the lake. After the tour, drive back to Kashgar for overnight. You could choose to walk around and explore the local market in the free time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Kashgar

Karakul Lake

Day 5 Kashgar

Today, take a visit to Zhiren Street, an old street with an amazing hand-made stuff from strictly utilitarian cookware to exotic musical instruments. Then continue your trip to Id Kah Mosque, which is one of the largest and busiest in China. Then, you can take a short visit to Apak Hoja Tomb. If it is Sunday, the local Bazaar will be a good place for you to have a visit. This ancient market attracts locals and merchants from all over Xinjiang and nearby countries such as Pakistan and Kirghizstan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Kashgar

Id Kah Mosque

Day 6 Kashgar   Urumqi

After a leisure breakfast in the hotel. Take the morning flight back to Urmqi. In the afternoon, visit the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum, from which you could know the history and culture of Xinjiang. You could also have chance to see the mummy discovered in Xinjiang.  Then have walk in Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar, which is believed to be the largest outdoor market in town. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Urumqi

Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar

Day 7 Departure Urumqi

Take a driving for 120km northeast to visit the holy Heavenly Lake (Tianchi) (3 hours) - the beautiful lake is flanked by rugged pines and cypresses, with clear melting waters reflecting the surrounding of snow capped mount Bogeda. After the tour, say goodbye to beautiful Xinjiang. Be transferred to the airport for your flight to next stop.

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

♦ Note: Click Xinjiang Map to see about the general geography of this place.

Prices (per person in US$)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
2 ~ 5 pax $1960 $2131
6 ~ 9 pax $1444 $1615
Comfortable Hotel
2 ~ 5 pax $2130 $2318
6 ~ 9 pax $1583 $1771
Deluxe Hotel
2 ~ 5 pax $2219 $2441
6 ~ 9 pax $1665 $1887

Price includes:

  Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:
  International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  China Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services

※ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2019 to Feb 29, 2020, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※ TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※ Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※ Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※ TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

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