Memories of Xinjiang Tour

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

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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive at Urumqi Airport
  • None

Pick up from Urumqi airport by your guide and driver, then transfer to your hotel in Urumqi.

DAY 2 Boat for Cruise on the Heavenly Lake, Erdaoqiao Market, Heavenly Lake
  • Breakfast and lunch

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.

Heavenly Lake

Heavenly Lake

DAY 3 The Xinjiang Museum, Our guide and driver will escort you from Urumqi to Turpan
  • Breakfast and lunch

The Xinjiang Museum: Explore the extensive collection of paintings, wooden articles, ceramics, coins, stone steles, and silver artifacts. The biggest attraction here is 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 Hetian jade, jewelry, and woven rugs.

 Xinjiang Museum

Xinjiang Museum

DAY 4 Tuyoq Village and Tuyugou Canyon, Suleiman Minaret(Mosque of Imin Ta), Local vineyard visit
  • Breakfast and lunch

Astana Tombs: Located in the mysterious Gobi Desert, the ancient tombs have thousands of historical relics like ancient coins, wool, silk, cotton, silverware, goldware, ironware, 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.

Local vineyard visit

Local vineyard visit

DAY 5The 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)
  • Breakfast and lunch

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.

 Ruins of the Ancient City of Jiaohe

Ruins of the Ancient City of Jiaohe

DAY 6 Lake Karakuli
  • Breakfast and lunch

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

DAY 7 Id Kah Mosque, Bazaar, Zhiren Street, Hotel to airport Transfer (Kashgar), Airport Transfer (Urumqi)
  • Breakfast and lunch

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.

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 a local restaurant serving Moslem food.

Bazaar

Bazaar

DAY 8 Hotel to airport Transfer (Urumqi)
  • Breakfast

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

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