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9 Days Lop Nur, Loulan & Dunhuang Adventure

Tour Code: XJ-AD02

Destinations: Urumqi → Turpan → Kanas → Karamay

Tour type: Culture,History,Adventure,Folklore,Landscape

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  • Vehicles & Hotel
Day 01 Your destination to Urumqi

Meet guide and check in the hotel and then there will be a meeting about the tour. And enjoy the Uygher Show in Erdaoqiao Market.

Day 02 Urumqi---Turpan (180kms, 2-2.5hrs)

After breakfast We drive to Turpan, Visit Gaochang ruin city, the Flaming Mountain and In the afternoon we visit Grape Valley, Karez irrigation system, Jiaohe ruin city and the local
Jiaohe Ruined The Jiaohe Ruins is located on a mesa in willow leaf shape between the Yarnaz River valleys 10 kilometers to the west of Turfan City. running from northwest to southeast, 1760 meters long and 300 meters across at the widest part. The city includes city gates, streets and lanes, government office, temples, domestic houses, cave houses, wells, and an underground temple. 
Karez Irrigation System The Karez System is a unique irrigation system in Turfan, which, taking advantage of the slopes, draws the underground water to flow by itself to irrigate farmland. It consists of four parts: vertical wells, underground channels, ground canals and small reservois.

  • Jiaohe Ruined

    Jiaohe Ruined

  • Karez Irrigation System

    Karez Irrigation System

Day 03 Turpan—No 1 Camp Site (320kms, 5—6hrs)

Lop Nur adventure is coming today. After breakfast visit the Tuyoq village and then go to the Kumtag Desert and enjoy the beautiful sunset.

Day 04 No 1 Camp Site—No 2 Camp Site (310kms, 7hrs)

Start out from Dikan'er to Dragon City. Dragon City is one of three Yardang Groups in Lop Nur Lake and located on the north bank of Lop Nur Lake. All the earth pads arrange in the east-west direction and look like dragons seen from distance, thus it was called Dragon City. We pass the site where Mr.Yu Chunshun died, the famous Chinese adventurer before we arrive at the Lake center. Once a vast lake in ancient times, today Lop Nur has entirely dried up. It is now a lake only in name. you will know how big the world is, how quite the world is and how tiny you are

Day 05 No 2 Camp Site—No 3 Camp Site

In the morning you can take the photo of the dried center of Lop Nur Lake where the tourists often leave memorials; Then we drive on to enter Loulan Ancient City. This ancient city once served as the capital of Loulan Kingdom and it was a very prosperous city on the Silk Road. The rest of the day is to visit this important ancient city and there is the best-preserved ancient castle. Our group lead always has the desire to cry, at this time, you know how busy you are in the city, and why you are so tired. Lop Nur tour is a adventure of the process of spiritual purification.

Day 06 No 3 Camp Site-- No 4 Camp Site (210kms, 5—6hrs)

After breakfast we will drive to Kumtag Desert, on the way we need to hike 5 KM, then we get to Sanlong sand dune. The Kumtag Desert covers a total area of 2,500 square kilometers. And the converging winds have brought about clusters of sand hills in the shape of pyramids. We will see the magnificent expanse of the yellow sands, which has been neighbor to the oasis for thousands of years

Day 07 No 4 Camp Site—Dunhuang
Yumenguan Pas

Yumenguan Pas

After breakfast drive to Dunhuang and visit the Yumenguan pass and the Great Wall of Han Dynasty. Then check into the hotel and visit the Shazhou Night Market.

Yumenguan Pass It is one of the two important passes on the western frontier of the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220) lands. In ancient times, it was the crucial gateway from central China to the western regions.

Shazhou Night Market It is not only famous for its tasty snacks and local specialties but also for its well-regulated management. The whole night market is 1000 meters long in total. There are shops selling handworks and souvenirs, food stalls and fruit stands. When the fruit season comes, visitors can buy juicy fruits at reasonable prices.


Day 08 Dunhuang
Mogao Grottoes

Mogao Grottoes

Visit Mogao Grottoes, Echoing-Sand Mountain and the Crescent Lake, Camel Riding

Mogao Grottoes Constructed over a millennium, from the 4th to the 14th centuries, the caves hold the world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures.Cameras are not permitted. 

Echoing-Sand Mountain Crescent Moon Spring is 6km south of Dunhuang in the Singing Sands Mountains and is quite literally an oasis in the desert. The spring's name derives from the crescent moon shape taken by the small pool of spring water between two large sand dunes. Although the area is very dry, the pool doesn't dry up as one might expect.

Day 09 Dunhuang to your destinantion

You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight time.

Day 01 Your destination to Urumqi
Meet guide and check in the hotel and then there will be a meeting about the tour. And enjoy the Uygher Show in Erdaoqiao Market.
Day 02 Urumqi---Turpan (180kms, 2-2.5hrs)
Day 03 Turpan—No 1 Camp Site (320kms, 5—6hrs)
Lop Nur adventure is coming today. After breakfast visit the Tuyoq village and then go to the Kumtag Desert and enjoy the beautiful sunset.
Day 04 No 1 Camp Site—No 2 Camp Site (310kms, 7hrs)
Day 05 No 2 Camp Site—No 3 Camp Site
Day 06 No 3 Camp Site-- No 4 Camp Site (210kms, 5—6hrs)
Day 07 No 4 Camp Site—Dunhuang
Day 08 Dunhuang
Day 09 Dunhuang to your destinantion

Vehicles & Hotel

Vehicles we select for our distinguished guests

Guarantee: Every vehicle with good air-condition New car within four years
Professional & experienced driver

  • 1—2 pax 5 seats car
  • 3—5pax 7—9 seats
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • 6—9pax 15—19seats Mini-bus
  • 10—16 pax 22---37seats Jinglong Bus
  • New car
  • New car
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Hotels we select
City Superior class Deluxe class Budget class
Kashgar Bacony Hotel Tianyuan International Qinbag Hotel
Urumqi Hoitak hotel New Times Hotek City Grand Hotel
Turpan Tuha Petroleum Hotel Huozhou (fireland) Hotel Jiao He Plaza
Kuqa Kuqa International Hotel Kuqa Hotel