Day 1 Urumqi
Day 2 Urumqi - Kashgar (by air)
If time permits, visit the Erdaoqiao Bazaar, which is believed to be the largest outdoor market in Xinjiang.
Day 3 Kashgar
Day 4 Kashgar - Kucha (by overnight train)
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.
Later, transfer to the train station and take an overnight train (soft sleeper) to Kucha.
Day 5 Kucha
Day 6 Kucha - Turpan (by overnight train)
The Grand Kucha Mosque is the second largest Mosque in Xinjiang and has a capacity of 3,000 worshipers.
Explore the Ruin of Subashi Ancient City, where you can indentify the street layout many years ago and see some of the 20-feet hight walls standing still.
Transfer to the train station and take a overnight train (soft sleeper) to Turpan.
Day 7 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.
Day 8 Turpan
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.
-- Private tour guide
-- Private air-conditioned coach
-- Land transfers between airport or railway station and hotel
-- Entrance tickets as listed
-- Chinese Lunch and dinner as listed
-- Centrally located hotels with breakfast
-- Domestic flight with tax and train tickets (soft sleeper) 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