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5-Day Urumqi And Turpan Tours
Tour Code: UT6
Destinations: Urumqi; heavenly Lake; Turpan
Experience the live ancient Tuyuk Village with a lunch at a local house.
Visit the picturesque scenery of Heavenly Lake at the Tianshan Mountains.
Explore the ancient city of Jiaohe, which was built by digging down from the ground.
Feel the “scorching flames” of the flaming mountain.
Admire the construction art of tallest minaret of China.
Admire the world famous Buddha paintings of Bizeklik Thousand Caves
Arrive in Urumqi Hotel:Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel Meals:No Meals Activities: Warmly welcome you at Urumqi airport and transfer to your hotel
Our guide will pick you up from Urumqi airport and accompany you to your Hotel. For the first day in Xinjiang you are free to explore on you own as you will.
Urumqi is the capital city of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of the people’s republic of China. It is located in the north – west of the country. Urumqi was a major hub on the Silk Road during China’s Tang dynasty and developed its reputation as a leading cultural and commercial center during the Qing dynasty. Literal translation of Urumqi means “beautiful pasture” in Mongolian language. It is the largest city in China’s western region. Since 1990s Urumqi has developed economically and now serves as a regional transportation, educational, cultural and commercial center.
Urumqi To Turpan Hotel:Silk Road Lodges Meals:B,L,D Activities: After breakfast drive to Turpan and visit Tuyuq village; Flaming Mountain; Bezeklik Thousand Buddha caves and Grape Valley
Today after breakfast at the hotel we’ll drive to Turpan for a full day sightseeing around Turpan: which will include visiting picturesque Tuyoq ancient village the oldest in Turpan area, Buddhist caves dated back to the 4th century. Visit local Uygur families enjoy beautiful mountain and grape sceneries. Have a lunch break then visit the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves on the flanks of the Flaming Mountains and Grape Valley. We’ll have dinner at a local restaurant and stay overnight at hotel in Turpan.
Turpan to Urumqi Hotel:Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel Meals:B,L,D Activities: Visit Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient city, Karez underground Irrigations system and Emin Minaret. After lunch drive to Urumqi
Following the breakfast at the Hotel start your wonderful day in Turpan. Our special itinerary today includes sightseeing in Turpan and drive to Urumqi after Lunch.
First we 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 around the ancient city, we’ll drive to see the world famous Karez 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.
Next 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. Locals call it “pure tower.”
After lunch drive to Urumqi which is 180Kms and takes about 2.5-3 hours.
Day Trip to Heavenly Lake, Visit Xinjiang Museum and Dongkuruk Grand Bazaar Hotel:Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel Meals:B,L,D Activities: Visit Xinjiang Provincial Museum, then Drive to Heavenly lake; Spend time around Dongkuruk Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar in the evening.
After breakfast Our guide and driver see you at the hotel lobby and visit the Xinjiang Museum which houses an impressive collection of exhibits, covering artifacts and relics from more than 12 minority groups. By this way you have some understanding about Xinjiang and the Silk Road
Then Leave for Heavenly Lake after which is 115 kms (71 Miles) over two hours by vehicle.
This beautiful and crystal-clear waters of Heavenly Lake is guarded by the Tianshan mountain and once you are at the like, you will have free time to roam around the lake, simply trekking up the mountains through the various valleys as long as you want. You can go for boating or take cable car (own expense) up to the top of the mountain for full scenery of the lake.
whenever you are ready at the lake, drive to Urumqi city and spend time around Dongkuruk Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar which which is the Minority center of Urumqi.
Urumqi To Your Destination Hotel:Not included Meals:Breakfast Activities: See you off at Urumqi airport
Today is the last day of your tour with us, so we hope this tour shouldn’t be the last. We strive to make every day of your time with us the one that you’ll always remember and if you’d like to book some other tours please Contact us for more information.
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