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2-Days Tour to Turpan By Car
Tour Code: UT8
Tour Starting City:Urumqi
Tour Ending City:Urumqi
Enjoy the Astana underground Museum.
Understand the secrets of the longest ancient underground irrigation system Karez.
Feel the “scorching flames” of the flaming mountain.
Admire the construction art of tallest minaret of China.
Enjoy ancient cities perspectives by walking in the streets of Jaohe and Gaochang.
Admire the world famous Buddha paintings of Bizeklik Thousand Caves
Urumqi to Turpan Hotel:Silk Road Lodges Meals:Lunch and Dinner Activities: drive to Turpan after breakfast and visit Idikut (Gaochang) ancient city, Astana tombs, Toyuq village, Bizeklik Thousand Buddha caves and Flaming Mountains.
After breakfast, drive on the first-class highway to Turpan for about 2:30-3:00 hours. Once you arrive Turpan first check into the hotel, then we start our wonderful day in Turpan with a visit to the ancient city of Idikut (Gaochang). The city was first built in the first Century BC and later became capital of the Idikut (Gaochang) Uighur Kingdom in the 8th Century.
We’ll spend about 40 minutes in this ancient city and then drive to Karakhoja Astana tombs, a Tang-dynasty burial ground which is also known as the “Underground Museum”. Astana means “capital” in the Uighur language and Karakhoja is a name of a legendary hero of an ancient Uighur Kingdom who saved his people by killing a vicious dragon.
Then Move on to Toyuq village, an old, beautiful and timeless village with a friendly Uighur community. Here we visit several local families and have lunch with a local family at their home. This could be the highlight of your tour today.
After lunch visit Bizeklik Thousand Buddha caves which used to be an important center for Buddhist worshipers under the Xizhou Huigu government of the Idikut (Gaochang) Kingdom.
On the way back to the hotel we will stop at the Flaming Mountains which people claimed to be the hottest and driest along the silk road that “flying birds even a thousand miles away dare not to come”.
Tour Turpan and drive back to Urumqi Hotel:Not included Meals:Breakfast and Lunch Activities: Visit Toyuq village, Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient city, Karez underground Irrigations system, Emin Minaret and drive back Urumqi
After breakfast, drive to Toyuq village, an old, beautiful and timeless village with a friendly Uighur community. Here we visit several local families and have lunch with a local family in their home. This could be the highlight of your tour today.
After lunch , visit Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient City which is one of the best preserved ancient cities in China. The ruins of the buildings are divided into temples, civilian dwellings and government offices. Workshops, residential houses and the streets are still visible and time there is a time spent in a long lost world.
After an hour of touring the ancient city, we’ll drive on to see the world famous Karez Underground Irrigation System, unique to this part of the world. The system is considered as one of the three great projects in China with the other two being the Great Wall and the Grand Canal.
Then visit Emin Suliman minaret which is a magnificent combination of ancient Uighur and Islamic architecture. It is the tallest ancient tower in Xinjiang and the only Islamic ancient minaret in the country. Localscall it “pure tower”.
In later afternoon drive to Urumqi
Following is our price lists, it is always better to keep all the services as standard as possible for the tours. However, if the tour is beyond your budget, we’ll try our best to accommodate your needs while still maintaining our high standard of services.
Tour Price from 1st June till 31st Oct
Price per person
Based on Chinese RMB
Tour Price from 1st Nov till 31st May
Price per person
Based on Chinese RMB
Air-conditioned private Vehicle for whole land transportation
Private excellent English speaking local Tour guides
Hotels as listed above(one room shared by two people)
All meals as specified in the itinerary.
Entrance fee for the sights as listed in the program (including shuttle bus)
Expenses of the guides, drivers and vehicles (Accommodation and meals for guide and driver; Highway fee, oil and parking fees for the car)
Tips for the guides and drivers
Arrival and Departure flights
Personal excursions like horse or camel riding at the spots or boating Etc.
Here is some notes for above tour. If you want to make any changes according to your personal request , please let us know , one of our tour specialist will tailor make your tour just for your needs
—Different types of Hotels are available, including famous 5-star hotel chains, 4-star hotels in the best locations, good value 3-star hotels, or boutique hotels that reflect the style of the region.
—Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds at the hotels listed above
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities
–If you have any special requests for your hotels, please let us know, our travel experts will try to meet your requests and find out the perfect one for you.
Breakfast is usually at the hotels. Lunch and dinners will be provided at good conditioned, clean local restaurants or tourist restaurants.
You can also taste authentic local dishes of different minorities along the Silk Road.
sometime also arrange local family meals wherever it is possible to let you deeply understand local life and culture. You would also to join cooking if you like.
Air-conditioned good conditioned vehicles for whole land transportation including Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing.
4. Drivers and Car Types
All of our tour guides are very experienced and helpful, who create unique and unforgettable experiences to share with you.
Our tours include excellent English-speaking local tour guides in each destination, so they don’t travel with you on the trains or flights. But our driver/guide always pick up you from railway stations or airports with “your name” on a welcome board.
All of our drivers are experienced licensed tourism drivers who are very helpful, friendly and easy going. We provide the following cars for the tour: 1. 1-2 PAX: Sedan, SUV or MPV 2. 3-5 PAX: MPV 3. 6-8 PAX: 13-15-Seater minibus 4. 9-10 PAX: 17-22 Seater Minibus 5. 11 or more PAX: 33 seater or bigger coaches.
Your concerns are ours, and we treat every guest with the highest regard. We are continually striving to provide the best possible experience for all our guests and give them a chance to discover real life and culture along the Silk Road and Xinjiang region