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Urumqi Kashgar Turpan Dunhuang Xian Tour - 11 Days

Destination: Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan, Dunhuang, Xian
Duration: Eleven Day
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Transportation: Vehicle & Flight & Train
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China Silk Road Tour Route: Urumqi 每 Kashgar 每 Turpan 每 Dunhuang 每 Xian

This 12 days China Silk Road Tour designed for first time visitors to the Silk Road China. It takes them to towns which had strategic importance in the history of ancient Silk Road. It helps them to get clear overview of the Silk Road past and present.

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):
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US$2560/persons 2560USD/Person

Day 1: Urumqi Arrival
You will meet with our company representative at the Urumqi Airport then transfer to Hotel
Hotel: Urumqi


Day 2: Urumqi to Kashgar
Sightseeing: Heavenly lake, Xinjiang Museum
You will meet with your guide in your hotel after breakfast then set off for Urumqi tours. Your guide and driver will take you to Heavenly Lake, which is 110km away from Urumqi. You will come back to Urumqi in the afternoon then Pay visit to Xinjiang Museum where you can see great collection of Mummies'. You will be served your dinner in finest Uyghur Restaurant in Urumqi then take evening flight to Kashgar.
Hotel: Kashgar

Day 3: Kashgar
Sightseeing: Apak Hoja tomb, Sunday market, Old Town, Id Kah Mosque, Handicraft Street
We will begin our tour of Kashgar City by visiting the Apak Hoja Tomb. This is a very tranquil place and a beautiful example of Uyghur Islamic architecture. Next we will head to the Infamous lively Sunday market renowned as the biggest market in Central Asia. It is said you can buy anything you want from the Sunday market except chicken milk and Cow eggs. We will then enjoy lunch in a typical Uyghur restaurant.    After lunch we will wander through the narrow winding streets of the historic Old town brushing shoulders with the friendly Uyghur residents. Located at the spiritual heart of Old townis Id Kah Mosque, the largest mosque in China.  We will go inside and have the chance to understand a bit more about the Islamic life of the Uyghur people. We will pass down Handicraft Street where we can view pots being hammered, wood craftsmen at work and traditional musical instrument workshops.
Hotel: Kashgar

Day 4:Kashgar to Karakul Lake to Tashkorgan
Sightseeing: Karakoram Highway, Opal village, Red Mountain, Corner Lake & Sand Mountain,MT. Muztagh Ata (7546m) & MT.Konger (7719m), Karakul Lake.
Drive on Karakoram Highway (An epic road to travel.) Karakul Lake is located southwest of Kashgar, and 200km from Kashgar. You will have chance to do some trekking around the lake which is 3600ms above sea level. Karakul Lake is located at the foot of Muztag Ata (7546m). The people living around the lake are Kyrgyz people, will have chance to visit the Kyrgyz yurts and learn about the nomadic mountain life of Kyrgyz people.In the afternoon drive to Taskorgan
Hotel: Tashkurgan

Day 5:Tashkurgan to Kashgar to Urumqi
Sightseeing: Stone city, Tajik family
Visit the Stone city in Tashkorgan.. It was once the palace of the Tajik kingdom. You will have a chance to look around the town and visit Tajik family to see the Traditional life of the Tajik people on the Pamir Plateau and the beautiful scenery of the Pamir Mountains. Drive back to Kashgar in the afternoon. After dinner; take the evening flight to Urumqi
Hotel: Urumqi


Day 6:Urumqi to Turpan
Sightseeing: Jiaohe Ancient city,  Kariz system, Emin Minaret
Drive to Turpan from Urumqi, then tour in Turpan:
Visit the Jiaohe Ancient city, Kariz system (Karez System is an irrigation system of wells connected by underground channels, is considered as one of the three great ancient projects in China). Emin Minaret (it was built in 1777, is the largest extant old tower in Xinjiang)
Hotel: Turpan


Day 7:Turpan to Dunhuang
Sightseeing: Tuyuk Valley, Gaocheng ancient city, Flaming Mountain, Astana Ancient Tombs
Tuyuk Valley: where the most traditional Uyghur life can be seen with the people living in traditional homes made of mud, Gaocheng ancient city (Started in the first century B.C, it was a key point on the ancient Silk Road,). Driving by the Flaming Mountain (The Flaming Mountains were formed in the organic movements of the Himalayas fifty million years ago). Astana-Karahoja Ancient Tombs (Known as the ※Underground Museum§ and widely valued by Chinese and foreign archaeologists and historians. You will take evening train to Dunhuang.
Overnight: On Train


Day 8:Dunhuang
Sightseeing: Mogao Caves, Echoing sand dunes of Mingshan Mountains, Crescent Lake
You will meet your guide and driver at Dunhuang railway station. You will take a short rest before you start to explore Dunhuang. Places you will visit are: World Heritage Mogao Caves, Echoing sand dunes of Mingshan Mountains, Crescent Lake.
Hotel: Dunhuang


Day 9:Dunhuang to Xian.
Sightseeing: Dunhuang Museum, Jade gate, Han dynasty great wall
Visit to Dunhuang Museum, Jade gate was Once as one of the west gates out of the country of the Han Dynasty (206 B. C. -220 A. D.), it is quite ruined by the shifting sands but still shows the ever splendor.
Great wall of the Han dynasty was build for defending the nomadic Xiongnu during the Han Dynasty (206 BC每220 AD).
Take the evening flight to Xian .
Hotel: Xian


Day 10: Xian
After Breakfast we will take 1.5 hour's drive out to visit the amazing Terracotta Army. Here we will have the chance to see 8,000 life sized terracotta warriors and horses that were unearthed in 1974. There is also an excellent museum and film about the history of the vaults.Bell Tower and Drum Tower.
Hotel: Xian


Day 11:Xian Departure
Sightseeing: Xian City Wall,Big Wild Goose Pagoda
You will meet your guide and driver after breakfast. Places you will visit today are: Xi'an City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Afternoont ake flight for departure.


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