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6 Days Urumqi and Turpan Highlights Tour

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  • Jiaohe Ancient City
  • Sunday Bazaar
  • Sunday Bazaar
  • Jiaohe Ancient City
Tour Code:
CT-XT-06B
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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Overview:
Urumqi is the capital city of Xijiang Region and the Turpan is renowned as the "fireland".
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Highlights

Visit:
Heaven lake
Southern Pasture
Xinjiang Regional Museum
 
Jiaohe Ancient City
Bezeklik Caves
Emin Minaret
Experience:
Cruising on the beautiful Heaven Lake;
Experience the "heat" of "fire land" - Turpan

Sampling Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Urumqi Arrival

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Welcome to Xinjiang! Your tour guide will meet you at the Urumqi Airport. Then be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is yours to explore the mysterious city on the Silk Road.

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Day 2 Urumqi ( B,L )

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After breakfast, drive to visit the beautiful Heaven lake. It is located on the Heaven Mountain. In ancient fairytale, it was the fairyland where the Heavenly Queen lived. It is the best summer resort in Xinjiang. Cruising on a boat, enjoying the breathtaking picturesque views of inverted reflection of snow mountains, flourishing plants and blooming flowers around the lake. 

Drive back to Urumqi.

Heaven lake
Day 3 Urumqi ( B, L )

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After breakfast, drive to visit the Southern Pasture. It is a well-known alpine pasture boasting lush grass, dense forests, snow-caped mountains, deep valleys and zigzag streams.

In the afternoon, visit the Xinjiang Regional Museum which is an integrated museum, located in the Urumqi City. It is a beautiful building decorated by Uygur style, and has more than 5,000 arts and history relics. It has three exhibition hall: Ethnic Exhibition, History Reclics Exhibition and Mummy Exhibition.

Southern Pasture
Day 4 Urumqi - Turpan ( B,L )

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This morning we drive to the “fire land” - Turpan(3hrs), famous for its melons and vineyards. After arriving at Turpan, you will go to visit the Bezeklik Caves first, is a complex of Buddhist cave grottos dating from the 5th to 14th century between the cities of Turpan and Shanshan (Loulan). It is situated on a cliff at the foot of Flaming Mountains, 45km away from Turpan city. There used to be 83 grottoes, and now 57 grottoes have survived. Its highlight is about 40 large wall paintings covering more than 1,200 square meters which have different themes. Among all grottoes, the No. 17 and 18 are the oldest ones built during later Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-589). The No.20 painted portrait of King and Queen of Gaochang Kingdom. The No.33 grotto painted the lord Buddha and his disciples. The No. 38 displays the living scene of the ancient Manichean... The following attraction is the Flaming Mountains. Stretching about 100km, Flaming Mountain is covered by red sandstones which look like flaming fire.

After the visit, transfer to check in your hotel and have a good rest.

Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves Turpan Flaming Mountain
Day 5 Turpan - Urumqi ( B,L )

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The first attraction for today is the brilliant project - Karez System which is special kind of irrigation system consisting of vertical wells, underground canals, ground canals and waterlogging pond. The  vertically dug wells are linked together to channel the water which occur during summer rain season, or melt from snow mountains of Tianshan range to desired farmlands on the ground. After the Karez visiting, tranfer to tour anther famous relic - the Jiaohe Ancient City which used to be the capital city of the former Cheshi State. It is renowned as the "perfect ruin of earth building" because it has been well preserved for almost two thousand years. Next activity for today is to visit the Emin Minaret. It is a elegant and innovative Islamic pagodaby built by the duke Emin Hezhuo to express his devotion to the lord Allah. Emin Minaret looks like a awl which is 44 meter high. Nearby, there is an ornate mosque. Lastly, transfer to enjoy the pleasant cool of the Grape Valley where you can also taste some delicious grapes and other fruits.

After the Turpan tour, driver back to Urumqi for accommodation. (You can also finish your trip at Turpan if you want to take a train to Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Zhangye and other destinations in China)

Turpan Karez SystemTurpan Grape Valley
Day 6 Urumqi Departure ( B )

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Today is free for you to explore Urumqi by yourself until your tour driver escort you to airport to catch your flight to next destination. Tour ends!

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Read what other travelers think about this China trip. We only accept reviews from actual, confirmed travelers who purchased the tour / activity from us, so you can be sure the reviews are unbiased and authentic.

Hello Tracy,

A-ma-zing everything perfectly organised and overwhelmed by the beauty of the grottoes and the knowledge of David. The Yardan Park was breath taking, so special. Even the 2 hour drive was amazing. The last hotel was very good. great mix between traditional, luxury and also accommodating to westerners.

Mattice & Lien

Mattice & Lien - 2020.08.13‚ Belgium, August 13, 2020

Hello Echo,

We had a wonderful trip! We enjoyed it very much!

You did a fantastic job (again)!

Everything was very well organised and there were no problems at all.

We have only 1 comment: 

When we arrived at the camp site in the desert in Duhuang, we found out that it had been possible to book a more private tent at a more quieter spot in the desert.

The karaoke, the bright lights and the generator were not exactly the desert experience we had hoped for.

So we would have liked it if we had been informed about the option of the 'private tent'.

Other than that all was perfect.

We will certainly recommend your agency to our friends and if we decide to do another trip in the future we will for sure use your services again.

Thank you!!!

Marlie

Marlie - 2020.08.12‚ Netherlands, August 12, 2020

Hello Vivien, 

Everything perfect up to now.  Evelyn is very nice and professional. 

Everything is going very well.  

Everything was good and we enjoyed a lot the trip.  Thanks for organizing and for asking

Faucitano - 2020.08.12‚ Italy, August 12, 2020
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Heaven lake
Heaven lake

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Southern Pasture
Southern Pasture

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Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves
Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves
Turpan Flaming Mountain
Turpan Flaming Mountain

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Turpan Karez System
Turpan Karez System
Turpan Grape Valley
Turpan Grape Valley

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