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9 Days Best Xinjiang Tour

Tour Code: XJ-FA03

Destinations: Kashgar-Karakul Lake-Kashgar-Urumqi-Turpan-Urumqi-Heavenly Lake-Urumqi

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

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  • Full Itinerary
  • Overview
  • Vehicles & Hotel
Day 01 Kashgar
Accommodation: Overnight in Kashgar

Today Our nice guide will meet you at the airport with the signage of your name.Be met and transferred to the hotel check in, the rest of the day will be your free time to explore this city.

Day 02 Kashgar to Karakul Lake (260kms, 3hrs)
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight in Kashgar

Driving along the Karakom Highway which is twisting in the valley of the mountain to visit the Karakul Lake. In the next 2 hours thrilling journey, we will have stunning views of the great Pamir Plateau as we drive across the vast plain, you'll pass by sand dunes, mountains, and sandstone valleys before we reach the Karakul Lake that Kirghiz herdsmen usually settle down and graze their herds. You can pay to visit the yurt of local nomadic Kirghiz tasting the milk tea and snack when talking with them.

After the exploring, we will transfer to downtown Kashgar for overnight stay.

  • Karakul Lake

    Karakul Lake

  • Karakul Lake

    Karakul Lake

Day 03 Kashgar
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight in Kashgar

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, around 9am, our guide will bring you to visit the Idigar Mosque which is an architectural treasure built in 1442. As the largest mosque in Xinjiang,It is not only the holiest mosque for the Muslims to pray, but also the center of religious activities. Then it is the time to visit the Kashgar Old Town that the ceremony of welcoming the tourist held at 10:30am, come on join the Maxilap show to dance with performers. Afterwords, walking in the street to explore the special culture,art character and the customer of their daily life. You are suggested to pay the visiting to the local Uighur family and having lunch is also highly recommended. 

Highlight of Kashgar visiting is to experience the livestock trades of the farmers in the Sunday bazaar which is the biggest one in the World. Continue the visiting to the Central Asia market displayed numerous varieties of the goods from neighbouring countries.

After visiting the famous livestock market, We are going to start our Kashgar city tour with the 1hr visiting to Apak Hoja Tombs, which is an architectural and artistic treasure Built in 1640. Then enjoy the easy walking in the Handicraft street where displayed not only the various products,handicraft etc, but also the fruits, vegetables and food of the daily life resources. Hundred years of the Tea House will be our special arrangement for you, Tea and nang bread will be served, Musical instrument performance of the local Uighur might be enjoyed if lucky. 

  • Sunday Bazaar

    Sunday Bazaar

  • Apak Hoja Tomb

    Apak Hoja Tomb

  • Idigar Mosque

    Idigar Mosque

Day 04 Kashgar to Turpan by Train
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight on the train

This morning, you will enjoy your leisure time and then we will meet you at the hotel lobby. you will be transferred to the train station and take the soft sleeper train to the next stop Turpan. 

Day 05 Turpan
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight in Turpan

Morning arrive in Turpan, be met and transferred to the hotel check in. After a short rest, driving to Tuyoq Village which is the saint site for the Muslim and also called Mecca in Xinjiang. Walking in this old and relaxing village surrounded by the grapes and mountains, you get to know the story of the famous adventurers Von Lacoq from German. then continue our driving to the next stop Bezkilk Grottoes(where you can enjoy the outlook of Flaming Mountains around Grottoes) which is located in the middle of the Flaming mountain, 1hrs visiting to the Buddhist Center of Gaochang Kingdom in 5 Century. Finally, we are going to the Local family in the vineyard, to explore their lifestyle and culture.

  • Tuyoq Village

    Tuyoq Village

  • Bezeklik Grottoes

    Bezeklik Grottoes

Day 06 Turpan to Urumqi (200kms, 3hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast

After delighted buffet breakfast, the first stop we will visit today is Jiaohe Ruins which is better reserved and resembles Pompei, but it is 300years older.Tonight we will overnight in Shanshan, the peaceful county. then proceed to visit the Sugong Minaret it was built in 1777 to commemorate and praise Turpans ruler, Emin Khoja, who had achieved brilliant military success in suppressing the armed rebellion. After the ONE hours visiting, the weather getting hotter and now we will head to Karez underground irrigation system that people produce the best grapes and melons from it in China. Cool yourselves when walking under the ground by the side of the well.

Having lunch in the local restaurant, Say goodbye to this amazing town, we will drive back to Urumqi, pass by the largest wind power station and take a photo stop at the beautiful Salt Lake. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and have a good rest. 

  • Sugong Minaret

    Sugong Minaret

  • Jiaohe Ruins

    Jiaohe Ruins

Day 07 Urumqi-Qitai-Fuakang (420kms, 5-6hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight in Fukang

The tour today will begin from the Xinjiang Regional Museum which is the main institution to collect and investigate the unearthed cultural relics and specimens in Xinjiang. here you will have a profound understanding of Xinjiang's history and culture. Thereafter, 

start the trip off with the 3hours driving to Qitai Jiangbulake scenic area, what a beautiful place! Here you will see the endless grassland, snow mountain in the distance, and it is also possible to see the blooming tulips. After enjoying the scenery and taking some nice photos, we will head to Fukang with about 2 hours driving. Have a good rest.

  • Xinjiang Regional Museum

    Xinjiang Regional Museum

  • Jiangbulake

    Jiangbulake

Day 08 Fukang-Heavenly Lake-Urumqi (120kms, 1.5hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight in Urumqi

In the morning, we will depart from the hotel and transfer to the entrance of the park. 40 minutes shuttle bus driving in the mountains, you will visit the Kazakh village en route. After the shuttle bus, 10mins walking up to the lakeside. You will have 2hrs to do some trekking around the Heavenly lake, either enjoy the boating cruise,or even take the cable cart to the top of the mountain so that close to Bogda Peak-the highest peak in the east part of Tian Shan Mountain, which is capped by glacier and snow glistening in the sun, finely contrasted with blue lake water, forming a fabulous scenery.

Afterward, driving back to Urumqi and we will accompany you to go sightseeing in Xinjiang International Bazaar, the largest bazaar in Urumqi. You'll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and almost anything that you can imagine. 

  • Heavenly Lake

    Heavenly Lake

  • Xinjiang International Bazaar

    Xinjiang International Bazaar

Day 09 Urumqi to Your City
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: No Accommodation

Say goodbye to Xinjiang where you must have an unforgettable memories and transfer to the airport to catch your flight. Looking forward to seeing you next time.

Day 01 Kashgar
Airport transfer to Hotel Free to explore
Accommodation: Overnight in Kashgar
Day 02 Kashgar to Karakul Lake (260kms, 3hrs)
Visit Karaul Lake
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight in Kashgar
Day 03 Kashgar
Full day sightseeing in Kashgar, visit Sunday Bazaar, Idgar Mosque, Old Town, Apak Hoja Tomb, Handicraft street
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight in Kashgar
Day 04 Kashgar to Turpan by Train
Train to Turpan K9788 (14:17—06:31) 16hours14mins
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight on the train
Day 05 Turpan
Visit the Tuyoq Valley, Bezklik Grottoes(where you can enjoy the outlook of Flaming Mountains), Local Uyger family in the Vineyard
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight in Turpan
Day 06 Turpan to Urumqi (200kms, 3hrs driving)
Jiaohe Ruined city, Karez Irrigation system, Sugong Minerat
Meals: Breakfast
Day 07 Urumqi-Qitai-Fuakang (420kms, 5-6hrs driving)
Explore the Xinjiang Museum, pay a visit to Jiangbulake
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight in Fukang
Day 08 Fukang-Heavenly Lake-Urumqi (120kms, 1.5hrs driving)
Enjoy the scenery of Heavenly Lake and visit the Xinjiang International Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight in Urumqi
Day 09 Urumqi to Your City
Airport transferred based on your flight time
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: No Accommodation

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
  • New car
  • New car
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