7 Days Silk Road Highlights Tour
$2295 (per person)
detailsTour Code:BJH-SRT-07ADuration:7 days & 6 nightDeparture:You Choose!Pickup:about 8:30am at your hotel dailyFinish:about 5:30pm at your hotel dailyService:Entrance fees + flavor meals + private tour guide, driver & vehicle
Trip at a Glance
Day 1:Beijing flight to Urumqi;Day 2:Heavenly Lake,Erdaoqiao Market;Day 3:Kashgar,ld Kah Mosque,Abakh Khoja Tomb;Day 4:Karakuli Lake;Day 5:Turpan;Day 6:Jiaohe Ancient City,Flaming Mountain,Astana Tombs;Day 7:Urumqi Departure;
Silk Road Highlights Tour will take you unlock the secrets of the unique area of China’s far flung northwest, which is filled with mystery. Tour Urumqi, Turpan and Kashgar and get an impression of Xinjiang.
Itinerary Details Day by Day
Day 1 Urumqi Arrival
Today, you’ll be transferred to the airport for the flight to Urumqi from Beijing, the Capital city of Xinjiang Province. Upon your arrival, met by your local tour guide and escorted to your hotel in Urumqi.
The rest of today is at your leisure, and explore the city on your own.
Day 2 Urimqi ( B, L )
Today after breakfast, you’ll go the have a boat cruise on the Heavenly Lake (Tian Chi), a beautiful blue mountain lake. The blue lake water is finely contrasted with steep forest hills, high meadows and snowy Heavenly Mountain peaks behind. There you can also walk, take electric carts or cable cars.
After having a Uygur style lunch, you’ll head to the Erdaoqiao Market, the largest in Urumqi, where you’ll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and almost anything that you can imagine.
Overnight stay in Urumqi tonight.
Day 3 Urumqi flight to Kashgar; Kashgar ( B, L )
Today you will be picked up by your personal tour guide and then you'll be transferred for the first flight to Kashgar. Upon your arrival, your local guide will met you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Have a rest!
After lunch, head to visit the largest mosque, ld Kah Mosque, and every Friday, it holds about 10,000 worshippers and may house up to 20,000. Afterwards, go to visit the Abakh Khoja Tomb, the 17th Century family cemetery of the Kashgar area Islamic leader, and the Sunday Bazaar is a necessary. There are over 20 large scale bazaars in Kashgar and the one located at the East Gate is the largest.
Overnight in Kashgar tonight.
ld Kah Mosque
Day 4 Kashgar ( B, L )
Today you will be picked up by your pensonal tour guide and then to the Karakuli Lake about 190km from Kashgar. Karakuli Lake is a sparking glacial lake located at the foot of “the Father of Glaciers” – Muztagata Mountains. A railway connnecting China with Pakistan goes by the lake. The lake is famous for its beautiful scenery and clarity. Colors of its water range from light to dark under reflection.
Overnight in Kashgar tonight.
Day 5 Kashgar flight to Urumqi; drive to Turpan ( B, L )
Today you will be picked up by your personal tour guide and then you’ll be transferred to the Kashgar airport for your flight back to Urumqi. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide and drive to Turpan by a private vehicle. Met and transferred to your hotel in Turpan.
Old Man in Urumqi
Day 6 Turpan ( B, L )
Today you will be picked up by your personal tour guide and then you will visit the Jiaohe Ancient City, the site of an ancient oasis city built on the northern rim of the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang, Then, go the visit the Flaming Mountain, one of the hottest places on earth. Flaming Mountain is now a famous tourist attraction, with its harsh yet unique natural conditions. Afterwards, go to see the Astana Tombs, which is the site where the ancient people of the Gaochang city are buried. It is famous for its terracotta figurines and tomb paintings.
After lunch, you’ll head to visit the Grape Valley, on the west of Flaming Mountains, east of Turpan is the Grape Valley, a green area of 988 acres covered with layer upon layer of grapes.
Later, go to visit the Karez Wells. This irrigation system of wells connected by underground channels is considered to be one of the three great ancient projects in China.
Overnight in Turpan tonight.
Day 7 Turpan - Urumqi; Urumqi Departure ( B )
Today you will be picked up by your pensonal tour guide and then you’ll be driven to the Urumqi airport for the flight to your next destination.