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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|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|