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8 Days Xinjiang Classic Tour(Urumqi - Turpan - Kashgar)

Urumqi - Turpan - Kashgar

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  • Jiaohe Ancient City
  • Id Kah Mosque
  • Heaven lake
  • Jiaohe Ancient City
  • Id Kah Mosque
  • Heaven lake
Tour Code:
CD-XCT-08
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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Overview:
Connect golden-triangle destinations in Xinjiang - Urumqi, Turpan and Kashgar. You will enjoy the amazing sightseeing while learn about Silk Road culture.
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Highlights

Visit:
Heaven lake
Xinjiang Regional Museum
Jiaohe Ancient City
Bezeklik Caves
 
Abakh Khoja Tomb
Id Kah Mosque
Kashgar Old Town
Karakul Lake
Experience:
Urumqi - mixture of modern city and stunning nature scenery;
Turpan - spectacular desert views, lush grape valley, Buddhist caves;
Kashgar - prosperous market of Silk Road & Muslim culture center.

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 - Tianchi Lake ( 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 – Turpan ( L )

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This morning we drive to the “fire land” – Turpan(3hrs), famous for its melons and vineyards.

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. Last 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.

Jiaohe Ancient City
Day 4 Turpan - Urumqi ( B,L )

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After breakfast, go to visit the Flaming Mountains. Stretching about 100km, Flaming Mountain is covered by red sandstones which look like flaming fire. Want to get rid of the heat of Flaming Mountains? Transfer to enjoy the pleasant cool of the Grape Valley where you can also taste delicious grapes and other fruits.

In the afternoon, you will explore the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. Its highlight is about 40 large wall paintings covering more than 1,200 square meters which have different themes, such as the Gaochang Kingdom, Buddhism, etc.

Drive back to Urumqi.

Turpan Grape Valley
Day 5 Urumqi - Kashgar (B, L)

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After breakfast, you will take early morning flight from Urumqi to Kashgar. Once arrival at airport, your tour guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel in Kashgar.

After lunch, you will firstly visit the Abakh Khoja Tomb which used to be the family graveyard of the powerful ruler, Abakh Khoja, in 17th century. Then transfer to next attraction - the famous Kashgar Bazaar. As one of the most importance cities along the Silk Road, Kashgar has always been a very important trading center. Even in today, Kashgar Bazaar is still the busiest bazaars in Xinjiang.

Sunday Bazaar
Day 6 Kashgar - Karakul Lake (B, L)

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After breakfast, drive about 190km to visit the famous Karakul Lake. It seats at the foot of the Muztagh Ata (7546m), and along the China Pakistan Highway.  At an altitude of 3600m, Karakul Lake is the highest lake of the Pamir plateau. It also features in the amazing combination of lake and snow mountain views. At its surrounding, there are three giant mountains - Muztagh Ata (7546m), Kongur Tagh (7649m) and Kongur Tiube (7530m) which remain snow-covered throughout the year.  

Drive back to Kashgar City.

Tranquil Karakul Lake in October
Day 7 Kashgar & Flight to Urumqi ( B,L )

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After breakfast, you will visit the Id Kah Mosque which is the holy land for the Muslims. Every day, there are thousands of Muslims worshipping here. In the history, Id Kah Mosque used to be a school where taught Islam culture. Many scholars and honored clergies graduated from here. Following activity is to visit the Old Town of Kashgar City where you will experience the authentic uygur life style.

Afterwards, take a flight to Urumqi.

Kashgar Old Town
Day 8 Urumqi Departure ( B )

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After breakfast, you will go to visit the Xinjiang Regional Museum which is an integrated museum, located in the Urumqi City. It is a beautiful builing decorated by Uygur style, and has more than 5,000 arts and history relics. It features in three exhibition hall: Ethnic Exhibition, History Reclics Exhibition and Mummy Exhibition.

The rest time is free until your tour guide escort you to airport or train station.

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Hi Vivien

I cannot find the words to express my gratitude to you and your company

This is the second time I have chosen China discovery services and I’m so happy of both experiences.

Every cent I have payed worth it the trip and the nice experiences I have kept in my heart

Our guide Derrick was so nice and warm with my daughter and I, taking care of any single detail, being so attentive. Speaking a perfect English, always smiling also receiving us with a nice New year gift that we happily kept at home.

After all issues that we had with my daughter's documents and finally we got there and his welcome was the great beginning of our trip

Apart from the fact that Zhangjiajie is a beautiful place that I will recommend to all my friends, I will also recommend to request for Derrick as a tour guide

I have fulfilled the services inquiry that Derrick requested me but I don t know if there is any other place where I can provide my feedback

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Just let me know and I will be more than glad to leave my recommendation not only for China discovery but its tour guides and the selection of hotels

Everything was ok

I have nice memories from this trip and the one done to Guilin

Just to let you know I am planning for Easter to go to Beijing so when you have some time I would appreciate if you can send me any plan 4/5 days would be great, 4 adults this time

Thank you so much

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SANDRA‚ Italy, February 11, 2019

Hi Wendy,

  1. Was your travel consultant of our company fast enough to answer your E-mail and patient enough to answer your questions?

My travel consultant was great.

  2. How was your tour? Are you satisfied with the tour we arranged for you?

I really enjoyed the tour.

  3. Do you have any suggestions on improving our services?

Not at this time.

Thanks

Andy‚ USA, February 10, 2019

Hello Rita,

We had an excellent trip today. Thank you very much for organising.

Kinney was an excellent guide. He was full of knowledge and very accommodating.

The driver did a great job with avoiding as much of the holiday traffic as possible.

Best regards

David‚ UK, February 8, 2019
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Heaven lake
Heaven lake

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Jiaohe Ancient City
Jiaohe Ancient City

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Turpan Grape Valley
Turpan Grape Valley

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Sunday Bazaar
Sunday Bazaar

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Tranquil Karakul Lake in October
Tranquil Karakul Lake in October

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Kashgar Old Town
Kashgar Old Town

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