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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

China's remote northwest is mysterious. These 8 days will allow you to explore Xingjiang and unlock the mysteries.

Highlights

  • Remote and exotic places with professional tour guide
  • Learning Xinjiang's culture and lifestyle
  • Boat trip in the Heavenly Lake
  • Visit local vineyard

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Urumqi Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Urumqi)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Bingtuan Grand Hotel  4-star hotel  |  City Hotel 3-star hotel

Your guide will meet you at Urumqi airport.

DAY
2
Urumqi
  • Activities: Boat for Cruise on the Heavenly Lake, Erdaoqiao Market, Heavenly Lake
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Jiamu Restaurant
  • Hotels: Bingtuan Grand Hotel  4-star hotel  |  City Hotel 3-star hotel

Boat for Cruise on the Heavenly Lake (40 minutes): Explore the lake in an enjoyable way.

Erdaoqiao Market: This bustling market is filled with carpets, knives, crafts, clothing and fruit. The old streets here are worth visiting and the specialty here is yugur traditional.

Heavenly Lake: This beautiful blue water mountain lake is surrounded by snow covered peaks, high meadows and forested hills.

Jiamu Restaurant : Enjoy traditional Uygur cuisine and live performances at this beautiful restaurant.

Sunday Bazzar

DAY
3
Turpan
  • Activities: The Xinjiang Museum, Souvenir Shop of the Great Hall of the People , Our guide and driver will escort you from Urumqi to Turpan
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Qingzhen Fengwei Restaurant
  • Hotels: Jiaohe Manor Hotel 3-star hotel  |  Jiaohe Manor Hotel 3-star hotel

The Xinjiang Museum: Explore the extensive collection of paintings, wooden articles, ceramics, coins, stone steles and silver artifacts. The biggest attraction here are the 4,000 year old preserved corpses from the Silk Road.

Souvenir Shop of the Great Hall of the People: This is a great place to find jade sculptures, Xinjiang Heitian jade, jewelry and woven rugs.

Lunch at local restaurant.

DAY
4
Turpan
  • Activities: Astana Tombs, Tuyoq Village and Tuyugou Canyon, Suleiman Minaret(Mosque of Imin Ta), Local vineyard visit
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Red Rose Restaurant
  • Hotels: Jiaohe Manor Hotel 3-star hotel  |  Jiaohe Manor Hotel 3-star hotel

Astana Tombs: Located in the mysterious Gobi Desert, the ancient tombs have thousands of historical relics like ancient coins, wool, silk, cotton, silver ware, gold ware, iron ware, bronze, wood, pottery, stone, earthen figurines, paintings, inscriptions, and mummies.

Tuyoq Village and Tuyugou Canyon: Explore the majestic landscapes in this beautiful canyon. Tuyoq is a beautiful traditional village with old mudbrick houses, shady trees, irrigation channels, narrow streets, orchards and vineyards.

Suleiman Minaret: This is Xinjiang’s largest ancient tower and the only Islamic minaret in China.

Local vineyard visit : Visit a vineyard run by a local family to learn more about their lifestyle.

Lunch will taste local Uygur dishes.

DAY
5
Urumqi to Kashgar by Flight No. TBA
  • Activities: The Karez Wells, The Ruins of the Ancient City of Jiaohe, Our guide and driver will escort you from Turpan to Urumqi, Airport Transfer (Urumqi), Airport Transfer (Kashgar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: Barony Hotel Kashgar 4-star hotel  |  Kashgar Seman Hotel  3-star hotel

The Karez Wells : Visit one of China’s three impressive ancient projects. The wells are connected by underground channels are still functioning and well maintained today. There is also a museum here on the construction and history of the wells.

The Ruins of the Ancient City of Jiaohe: Built by the Cheshi people during the Han and Qin dynasties, this is one of the best preserved, oldest and biggest ancient city the world.

DAY
6
Kashgar
  • Activities: Lake Karakuli
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: Barony Hotel Kashgar 4-star hotel  |  Kashgar Seman Hotel  3-star hotel

Lake Karakuli (2 hours): Located at the foot of Muztagata Mountains, this is a beautiful glacial lake with beautiful colored water and famous for its natural scenery.

DAY
7
Kashgar to Urumqi by Flight No. TBA
  • Activities: Id Kah Mosque, Bazaar, Kashgar Old Town, Zhiren Street, Hotel to airport Transfer (Kashgar), Airport Transfer (Urumqi)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Orida Culture Restaurant
  • Hotels: Bingtuan Grand Hotel  4-star hotel  |  City Hotel 3-star hotel

Id Kah Mosque : Visit China’s busiest and largest mosques from the 15th century. Stroll through the courtyards and observe the locals as they pray. The Main Hall has beautiful rugs, carvings and traditional pillars.

Bazaar : This highly popular market attracts merchants and locals from Kirghizstan, Pakistan and Xinjiang. The offerings here include souvenirs, locally made goods, scarves, carpets, rugs, textiles, leather, shoes, clothes and dried fruit.

Kashgar Old Town: Make your way through the narrow alleys of this ancient residential area. The houses here are very traditional and built on the natural slope. Talk to the local families to learn more about their traditional lifestyle, observe local embroidery, bakeries and pottery. The area is also home to a Folk Museum.

Zhiren Street: This old street offers a huge range of handmade goods ranging from unique musical instruments to cookware. Marvel at jewelry, woodwork, porcelain, metal and copper items made by hand.

Lunch at local restaurant serving Moslem food.

Local People

DAY
8
Urumqi Departure
  • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Urumqi)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Our guide will transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

$ USD
Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
1 person - -
2-5 persons - /
6-9 persons - /

* The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

* The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

What's Included & Excluded

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers.
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
Vanessa Zheng

Tailor-make a China tour based on your needs.

Key sites in the three major cities Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai are all included in this 8-day China tour. Plus, No hidden fees and No tourist traps at all!

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800-9337181 (Free in US & CA)

Tour Type : Private Tour

Best Season :Summer Autumn Winter

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from US $1,739 p/p

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