Day 1 Kashgar
Day 2 Kashgar
The Id Kah Mosque is reputed to be the largest mosque in China. It highlights a group of old Islamic constructions with strong ethnic style and religious features.
The Old Town of Kashgar is full of historical buildings of ethnical characters and its every street can tell the story of the past.
The Afaq Khoja Mausoleum is perhaps the finest example of Islamic architecture in Xinjiang, encompassing a larger complex that includes a functioning mosque and madrasa, the coffins of five generations of the family. The Mausoleum is also known as the Fragrant Concubine's Tomb, as it is the burial place of one of Afaq Khoja's descendants, Iparhan, who is believed to be the legendary Fragrant Concubine.
Day 3 Kashgar - Taklamakan Desert (by automobile) - Camel Riding and Camping
Today, take a car ride from Kashgar to Makit County, and head to the Taklamakan Desert area.
Enjoy a camel riding trip (6 hours) with breathtaking desert scenery.
Sunset promises stunning photo opportunities amidst the spectacular dunes, before you settle down for a night camping under the star.
Overnight camping in the desert
Tips for camel riding:
The weather is so dry and windy that you’d be better wear long pants and long socks to protect your skin. Of course, what the most important is to master the riding skills after the coaches’ explanation.
Day 4 – Day 5 Camel Riding and Camping
Day 6 Taklamakan Desert - Kashgar (by automobile) - Urumqi (by air)
Day 7 Urumqi – Turpan (by automobile)
The Astana Tombs are known as the 'Underground Museum' and highly regarded by Chinese and foreign archaeologists and historians. More than 400 tombs have been excavated from there since 1950.
The Bazelik Thousand Buddha Caves has 77 caves and inside each cave is a rural of the Buddha painted on the ceiling along with hundreds of Buddhist sculptures and figures.
Emin Minaret, also known as Sugong Tower, is one of the most famous Islamic constructions and the only Islamic tower in China.
Day 8 Turpan
The Karez System (UNESCO), an underground irrigation system, is considered to be one of the three great ancient projects of China. Its main function is to deliver water from nearby snow capped mountains to Turpan and its agricultural fields.
-- Private tour guide
-- Private air-conditioned coach
-- Land transfers between airport or railway station and hotel
-- Entrance tickets as listed (including camel riding and 3 nights’ camping)
-- Chinese lunch and dinner as listed
-- Centrally located hotels with breakfast
-- Domestic flights with taxes as listed
-- Service charge & government taxes
-- International flights with taxes
-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities
-- Tips for guides and drivers
-- China Visa
-- Travel insurance