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Silk Road Desert Adventure

Silk Road Desert Adventure - 7 Days

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Urumqi - Turpan - Urumqi - Kashgar
Travel in depth to the Silk Road of 2,000 years ago & learn about the culture and history; Visit Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar, the largest Islamic style bazaar in China; Admire murals in the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves and the ruins of ancient cities; Explore the famous Kashgar Sunday Market and experience the local life with locals

Day 1 Urumqi

airport-hotel transfer in Urumqi
Urumqi International Grand Bazaar
Urumqi's International Grand Bazaar is a lively market showcasing Uyghur culture. Visitors can explore colorful stalls selling traditional crafts, spices, and textiles, sample local delicacies, and shop for unique souvenirs. It's a must-visit for an authentic Xinjiang experience.

Day 2 Urumqi

breakfast, lunch
Heavenly Lake, Xinjiang Regional Museum
The Heavenly Lake is surrounded by the vastness of mountains and alpine meadows with an elevation of 2000 meters above sea level.
The Xinjiang Regional Museum is located in the center of Urumqi, showcasing a rich collection of historical artifacts and culture from Xinjiang. Visitors can explore the history and culture of Xinjiang, admire ancient Silk Road relics, and traditional crafts. It is not only a place for historical exhibits but also a destination to learn about Xinjiang's culture. Welcome to explore the Xinjiang Regional Museum and discover the unique charm of this magical land! Open time: 10:30-18:00. Entry stops after 16:30, and advance booking is required.Closed every Monday.

Day 3 Urumqi - Turpan (by automobile)

breakfast, lunch
Jiaohe Ruins , Karez System, Emin Minaret
The Jiaohe Ruins reveals traces of a prosperous ancient trading center and military base 600 years ago.
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.
Emin Minaret, also known as Sugong Tower, is one of the most famous Islamic constructions and the only Islamic tower in China.

Day 4 Turpan

breakfast, lunch
Flaming Mountain, Bazelik Thousand Buddha Caves, Gaochang Ancient Ruins
Pass by the Flaming Mountain, which is famous in the Chinese classical literature “Journey to the West”.
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.
The Gaochang Ancient Ruins used to be the capital of ancient kingdom Gaochang, which is also the biggest ruins in Xinjiang.

Day 5 Turpan - Kumtag Desert - Urumqi (by automobile)

private transfer from Turpan - Kumtag Desert - Urumqi
breakfast, lunch
Kumtag Desert
The Kumtag Desert, part of the Taklamakan Desert, is located south of Shanshan County in Xinjiang and is one of the only deserts in the world that is connected to a city. This desert has long been accompanied by an oasis in the city, forming a unique landscape. The Kumtag Desert is vividly described as a golden desert and an oasis facing each other, like loyal lovers The landform types of deserts are rich and diverse, including sand nests, honeycomb sands, flat sands, undulating sand dunes, fish-scale sand slopes, and desert Gobi mixed lands. The dunes are clearly outlined and layered; Standing on the top of the sand mountain, you can enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the sunrise in the desert, the colorful sunset dyeing the sand, and appreciate the magnificent scenery of the desert In the Kumtag Desert, you can see wind-eroded landforms, lattice dunes, crescent-shaped dunes, honeycomb dunes, etc., forming a unique landscape that attracts the attention of tourists

Day 6 Urumqi - Kashgar (by air)

hotel-airport transfer in Urumqi, airport-hotel transfer in Kashgar
breakfast, lunch
Old Town of Kashgar, Id Kah Mosque , Kashgar Han Bazaar
Kashgar Old Town, located in Xinjiang, China, is a historic and cultural gem that dates back over 2,000 years. Known as one of the best-preserved traditional Islamic cities in the world, Kashgar Old Town is a captivating destination for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in ancient Silk Road history and experience a unique blend of Uyghur culture.
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.
Kashgar Grand Bazaar in Xinjiang, China, is a historic market with rich cultural offerings. It's a great place to explore local crafts and traditions. If you love diverse cultures, don't miss this charming spot!

Day 7 Kashgar

hotel-airport transfer in Kashgar

Service ends.

Tour Includes :

- Private tour guide

- Private air-conditioned car or coach

- Land transfers between airport or train station and hotel

- First entrance tickets as listed

- Chinese lunch as listed

- Centrally located hotels with breakfast

- Domestic flight ticket with tax as listed

- Service charge & government taxes


Tour Excludes :

-- International flights with taxes

-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities

-- Tips for guides and drivers

-- China Visa

-- Travel insurance

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