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Popular Xinjiang Group Tour - May 1st, 2013

Hit important trade cities along part of the Silk Road on this tour filled with unforgettable cultural experiences and breath-taking scenery.
    * Price is p/person. Minimum of 2 people (must be confirmed by April 5th). As more people join the price falls!!
    ** Varies slightly according to exchange rate.

Tour Overview

Make friends with others as you experience the real life and cultural of Xinjiang along the Silk Road! The more the merrier (and the cheaper!)

Cities to Visit

Xinjiang, Turpan, Tuyuk, Kashgar, Opal, Karakul Lake, Tashkorgan, Yengisar, Yarkant, Shihit Dong Village

Sites and Specialties

Xinjiang, Uyghurs, Turpan, 1000 Buddha Caves, GaoChang Ancient Ruins, Astana Tombs, Flaming Mt., Tuyuk Village, homestay, Emin Minaraet, Karez Water System, JiaoHe Ancient Ruins, Grape Valley, train ride, Id Kah Mosque, Apak Hoja, Yusup Has Hajip, Old Town, Handicraft Streets, local graveyard, Kashgar Sunday Livestock Market and Bazaar, folk dance, Opal, Mahmud Kashgari Tomb, Karakoram Highway, Karakul Lake, Kyrgyz yurt, camel ride, Hunjerab Pass, Tashkorgan, Stone Fort, Tajik Cultural Museum, grasslands, Yengisar, knife factory, Yarakant, Golden Mosque, local pharmacies, desert camel trek, Shihit Dong Village

Cities to Visit

Xinjiang, Turpan, Tuyuk, Kashgar, Opal, Karakul Lake, Tashkorgan, Yengisar, Yarkant, Shihit Dong Village

Day 1

Wednesday May 1st:
*Depart from Urumqi to Turpan at 9:00
*Begin Turpan tour - 1000 Buddha Caves, Gaochang Ancient Ruins, Astana Tombs, Flaming Mountain
*Dinner and local homestay in Tuyuq Village

Day 2

Thursday May 2nd:
* Continue cultural Tour of Turpan
* Sites: Emin Minaret, Karez Water System, Jiaohe Ancient Ruins, Grape Valley

Day 3

Friday May 3rd:
* In the morning, take the train from Turpan to Kashgar

Day 4

Saturday May 4th:
* Arrive in Kashgar in the morning
* Drop off luggage at hotel, and then begin tour of Kashgar
* Dinner in local Uyghur home

Day 5

Sunday May 5th:
* Kashgar Livestock Market, Sunday Bazaar, and other local markets * Local Uyghur restaurant for dinner and entertainment

Day 6

Monday May 6th:
* Drive from Kashgar to Karakul Lake
* Stop in Opal Village for Monday Market and to visit the tomb of Mahmud Kashgari (optional)
* Eat lunch in a Krygyz yurt at Karakul Lake
* Spend the afternoon exploring around the lake (can also ride horses or camels for an extra fee)
* Dinner and overnight stay in Krgyzy yurt

Day 7

Tuesday May 7th:
* Drive to the China-Pakistani border (Hunjerab Pass) to enjoy more of the beautiful scenery
* Drive back to Tashkurgan to visit local sites there
* Dinner in local Tajik home

Day 8

Wednesday May 8th:
* Drive from Tashkurgan to Kashgar
* Take the evening to rest or walk around the city

Day 9

Thursday May 9th:
* Drive to the Yengisar, visit knife factory.
* Drive to Yarkand to visit local tombs, Golden Mosque, and local pharmacies * After lunch, head out to the desert for a short but unforgettable camel trek

Day 10

Friday May 10th:
* Drive back to Kashgar, visiting Shihit Dong Village on the way back * End your tour upon arrival in Kashgar (late afternoon)

Tour Destinations

Tour Overview

Make friends with others as you experience the real life and cultural of Xinjiang along the Silk Road! The more the merrier (and the cheaper!)

Cities to Visit

Xinjiang, Turpan, Tuyuk, Kashgar, Opal, Karakul Lake, Tashkorgan, Yengisar, Yarkant, Shihit Dong Village

Sites and Specialties

Xinjiang, Uyghurs, Turpan, 1000 Buddha Caves, GaoChang Ancient Ruins, Astana Tombs, Flaming Mt., Tuyuk Village, homestay, Emin Minaraet, Karez Water System, JiaoHe Ancient Ruins, Grape Valley, train ride, Id Kah Mosque, Apak Hoja, Yusup Has Hajip, Old Town, Handicraft Streets, local graveyard, Kashgar Sunday Livestock Market and Bazaar, folk dance, Opal, Mahmud Kashgari Tomb, Karakoram Highway, Karakul Lake, Kyrgyz yurt, camel ride, Hunjerab Pass, Tashkorgan, Stone Fort, Tajik Cultural Museum, grasslands, Yengisar, knife factory, Yarakant, Golden Mosque, local pharmacies, desert camel trek, Shihit Dong Village
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