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5 Days Best Xinjiang Tour

Country: China
City: Ürümqi
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Photography Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Urumqi

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

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Urumqi

Day 2 Urumqi

After breakfast, you will visit the Museum of the Autonomous Region for about 1 hour. After that, enjoy an excursion to Heavenly Lake (Tianchi), which is about 100 km away from Urumqi. You will spend 4 hours there to explore the natural beauty of Xinjiang. The beautiful lake is flanked by rugged pines and cypresses, with clear melting waters reflecting the surrounding snowcapped mountains. In the afternoon, drive back to Xinjiang downtown and visit Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar, which is believed to be the largest outdoor market in town.

An evening performance named Silk Road Show is highly recommended to you while you will appreciate the west lifestyle of China. Dinner will also be served during the show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Urumqi

Day 3 Urumqi-Turpan

After breakfast, you will head for Turpan, about 200 km from Urumqi. Upon arrival, visit Karez Well, the underground water supply and irrigation system. After that, enjoy the family visit of the local Uygur and have lunch with them. You will learn how to make Xinjiang food and visit the vineyard. In the afternoon, visit Emin Minaret (Sugong Pagoda) which is the biggest ancient pagoda existing in Xinjiang and the only Islamic ancient pagoda in the country.

Appreciate sunset at Jiaohe Ancient City and have a leisure walk in the valley for about 40 minutes. Drive to your hotel in Turpan and free activity on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Turpan

Day 4 Turpan-Urumqi

After breakfast, drive to Tuyugou Valley about 90 km from Turpan. Visit the local resident who lives in the valley and get inside knowledge from a local while face-to-face talking. After that, visit Gaochang Ancient City, which was an important garrison town on the Silk Road.

Explore the Bezeklik Caves where more than 100 caves were hewn out of this cliff face between the 6th and 9th centuries by Buddhist monks. Watch Flaming Mountain from a distance and get a panoramic view of it. Be transferred back to Urumqi in the afternoon and the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Urumqi

Day 5 Departure Urumqi

Say goodbye to beautiful Xinjiang. Be transferred to the airport for your flight to the next stop.

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

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

Price Excludes:

International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China

Tips to your tour guide and driver at your own discretion

China Entry Visa Fees

Personal expenses

Optional tours, meals, activities, and services

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