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Old Road Tours offers a variety of tours to fit your traveling needs - from short 1 day trips to 20 day treks into the heart of Xinjiang.  If you can't find what you're looking for, we can modify most listed tours or you are welcome to "Build Your Own Tour"  You decide the places to go and adventures to experience!

Northern Xinjiang Group Tour - August 20th, 2013

Join others on this amazing tour to help manage your budget and to make new friends along the way! Northern Xinjiang is a beautiful place often overlooked by travelers, but is definitely worth visiting!
    * Price is p/person. Minimum of 2 people (must be confirmed by July 25th). As more people join, the price falls.
    ** Varies slightly according to exchange rate.

Tour Overview

Visit some amazing places in Northern Xinjiang. If you have time and the budget, take part in the Urumqi-Turpan Area Group Tour and jump right onto this group tour at the end to experience even more!

Cities to Visit

Urumqi, Urhu, Karamay, Sayram Lake, Ghulja/Yili/Ili, Chaychun Village

Sites and Specialties

Xinjiang, Uyghur, Urumqi, Xinjiang Regional Museum, Grand Bazaar, Red Hill, night market, Urhu, Karamay Ghost City, Sayram Lake, Kazakh Yurt, horse riding, handicrafts, Yili River, Chaychun Village, farm work/labor, homestay, Baytulla Mosque, famous ice-crea, Kore Fort, Bell Tower, Tugluk Tomur Tomb

Cities to Visit

Urumqi, Urhu, Karamay, Sayram Lake, Ghulja/Yili/Ili, Chaychun Village

Day 1

Tuesday August 20th:
* Airport pick-up

Day 2

Wednesday August 21st:
* Visit Xinjiang Regional Museum
* Visit Red Hill
* Visit Grand Bazaar, night market

Day 3

Thursday August 22nd:
* Drive to Urhu (5 hrs)
* Visit Karamy Ghost City and Urhu
* Camp at Urhu and learn of it's culture

Day 4

Friday August 23rd:
* Drive to Sayram Lake
* Hike around lake area
* Enjoy Kazakh food

Day 5

Saturday August 24th:
* Hike around the area
* Early lunch in shepherd's yurt
* Drive to Ili / Ghulja, clean-up
* Visit Uyghur & Kazakh handicrafts market

Day 6

Sunday August 25th:
* Drive to Chaychun Village
* Hike around village and learn of local life
* Lunch at my home
* Try some farm labor at my parent's home for fun

Day 7

Monday August 26th:
* Visit local village market on way back to Ili
* Visit Baytulla Mosque
* Late afternoon flight to URC or 9hr train to URC

Tour Destinations

Tour Overview

Visit some amazing places in Northern Xinjiang. If you have time and the budget, take part in the Urumqi-Turpan Area Group Tour and jump right onto this group tour at the end to experience even more!

Cities to Visit

Urumqi, Urhu, Karamay, Sayram Lake, Ghulja/Yili/Ili, Chaychun Village

Sites and Specialties

Xinjiang, Uyghur, Urumqi, Xinjiang Regional Museum, Grand Bazaar, Red Hill, night market, Urhu, Karamay Ghost City, Sayram Lake, Kazakh Yurt, horse riding, handicrafts, Yili River, Chaychun Village, farm work/labor, homestay, Baytulla Mosque, famous ice-crea, Kore Fort, Bell Tower, Tugluk Tomur Tomb
Categories: Fixed Group Tours

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Tell us what cities and attractions you would like to visit, and we'll create for you a personalized Xinjiang tour!

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