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Urumqi-Turpan Discount Tour - 4 Days

First we will visit the museum to gain some cultural insight before we visit the Kazakhs of Heavenly Lake and Uyghurs of Turpan/Tuyuk. Two nights will be spent in local style homes so that you may experience the real life of Xinjiang locals. We will also visit the most famous sites of Turpan.
    *Price is per person for a group of 6.
    **Varies slightly according to exchange rate.

Tour Overview

This is a great tour for those who do not want to travel too far, but would still love to see and experience the real life of Xinjiang. You will gain a greater understanding of the peoples of Xinjiang as you visit the regional museum and spend time in local homes. Learn some of the amazing history of the Silk Road as you visit sites in Turpan, including the amazing underground water system.

*¥2,245RMB - p/person for a group of 5.
*¥2,475RMB - p/person for a group of 4.
*¥3,160RMB - p/person for a group of 3.
*¥3,510RMB - p/person for a group of 2.
+ For all tours between Sept. 28th-Oct. 12th, 14% will be added to the tour cost.

Includes: car, driver, tour guide, hotels, yurt (meals at yurt), home-stay (meals at home-stay)

Excludes: meals, entrance fees, air fare, train fares, personal expenses, tips

*Note: if you request an upgrading in choice of hotels, you will be responsible to make up the difference in price.

Cities to Visit

Urumqi, Heavenly Lake, Turpan, Tuyuk Village, Xinjiang, China, tours

Sites and Specialties

Urumqi, Xinjiang Museum, Heavenly Lake, Yurt stay, Turpan, Tuyuk Village, Emin Minaret, Karez Water System, Ancient cities, Grape valley, Buddhist caves, local home stay, Red Hill, Urumqi Grand Bazaar, Buffet dinner with performance

Cities to Visit

Urumqi, Heavenly Lake, Turpan, Tuyuk Village, Xinjiang, China, tours

Day 1

Urumqi -Tian Chi (120km/74miles)

Our driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast. First we will stop and visit the Xinjiang National museum. The museum is one of the largest in Xinjiang with a fascinating collection of minority clothing, musical instruments, textiles, jewelry, cooking and farming utensils dating back from the time of the ancient Silk Road.

Next, we'll journey on together to Heavenly Lake (Tian Chi). Looking like a clear cup of water from an airplane, the Tian Chi lakes sit amidst rugged mountain scenery 120kms from Urumqi city at an elevation of 1980m. At the lake, you will have the opportunity to trek for as long or short as you want through spectacular scenery and high peaks such as Bogda peak (5450m). There are many Kazak Yurts below the lake and some yurts beside it. You will have a chance to eat Kazak traditional food and drink local Kazak Ayrin (Horse milk).
Tonight we will sleep in a traditional Kazak Yurt near the lake.

Day 2

Today we will travel from Heavenly Lake to Turpan City. We will start the tour by visiting the famous Emin Minaret, the area’s famous underground water system called Karez, and Yargul (Jiao he) the capital of an ancient Uyghur Kingdom. Dinner will be in the nearby Grape Valley with a local Uyghur song and dance performance. After our time there, we will return to our hotel to rest.

Day 3

After breakfast, we will visit the ancient city of Idkut (Gaochang), the Astana Tombs, the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Flaming Mt., and the very interesting caves in Tuyuk village. Tongiht we will stay with a local Uyghur family in this village (it is non touristy) and taste real Uyghur food in a real Uyghur community. You will have enough time to hike in the village to learn more about their lifestyle.

Day 4

In the morning we will head back to Urumqi. We will visit Red Hill - the highest spot in Urumqi and one of the largest parks in Xinjiang. It is the center of many interesting legends among the Chinese people. Then we will visit the International Grand Bazaar before attending a buffet dinner and performance there at night. After the performance we will take you back to your hotel.

Tour Destinations

Tour Overview

This is a great tour for those who do not want to travel too far, but would still love to see and experience the real life of Xinjiang. You will gain a greater understanding of the peoples of Xinjiang as you visit the regional museum and spend time in local homes. Learn some of the amazing history of the Silk Road as you visit sites in Turpan, including the amazing underground water system.

*¥2,245RMB - p/person for a group of 5.
*¥2,475RMB - p/person for a group of 4.
*¥3,160RMB - p/person for a group of 3.
*¥3,510RMB - p/person for a group of 2.
+ For all tours between Sept. 28th-Oct. 12th, 14% will be added to the tour cost.

Includes: car, driver, tour guide, hotels, yurt (meals at yurt), home-stay (meals at home-stay)

Excludes: meals, entrance fees, air fare, train fares, personal expenses, tips

*Note: if you request an upgrading in choice of hotels, you will be responsible to make up the difference in price.

Cities to Visit

Urumqi, Heavenly Lake, Turpan, Tuyuk Village, Xinjiang, China, tours

Sites and Specialties

Urumqi, Xinjiang Museum, Heavenly Lake, Yurt stay, Turpan, Tuyuk Village, Emin Minaret, Karez Water System, Ancient cities, Grape valley, Buddhist caves, local home stay, Red Hill, Urumqi Grand Bazaar, Buffet dinner with performance
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