Explore one of the oldest cities in Xinjiang - Turpan, the best place for you to know the Silk Road Culture.
Adventure to the particular kind of irrigation system, it is created by the wisdom locals in the vast Gobi desert.
Explore the legendary Flaming Mountain described in the classic novel of "Journey to the West”
Enjoy the local Loulan Wine in the Grape Valley of Turpan.
Enjoy the Fantastic landscape in Heavenly Lake, where the thick forest, vast grassland, magnificent snow mountain, experience the unique nomadic culture of local Kazakhs
Today, you will arrive at Turpan by high-speed train. Then you will be escorted to hotel for breakfast.
Our first stop is Tuyoq Valley, an ancient oasis-village. We will have lunch in the local Uighur family before exploring this traditional village surrounded by the impressive grape trellis and the stories of the adventurers all of the world. Following is the visiting to Sugong Minaret, a conduit for cultural exchange between different ethnic and religious groups.
About 3pm, head up to the Karez Well irrigation system that produce the best melons and grapes in China. Following is the visiting to Sugong Minaret, a conduit for cultural exchange between different ethnic and religious groups.
Today's tour end up with the 2hrs's exploration of Jiaohe Ruins, resembles Pompei, but 300 years older. a Chinese archaeological site found in the Yarnaz Valley, 10 km west of the city of Turpan and a natural fortress located atop a steep cliff on a leaf-shaped plateau between two deep river valleys where you can experience the way of life of the Uygur ancestors
Today's tour end up with the Flaming Mountains and famous for its seedless grapes and a number of ancient Buddhist meditation caves nearby containing frescos.
After breakfast, we take the train back to Urumqi.
After that, you will see the stroll around the Red Hill Park, and enjoy your leisure time. Lunch will be arranged in the Yurt of the local Kazakhs. Back to Urumqi and head to International Grand Bazaar where you can watch Uygur dance show and taste local delicacies.
It takes 1hr by bullet train from Turpan to Urumqi
We will drive 1.5 hours to entrance of the Heavenly Lake about 08:30, following is the 40-minutes shuttle bus twisting through the picturesque Tianshan mountains to the edge of the Lake. Either Trek around the lake, enjoy the boating cruise, or even take the cable car to the explore the Maya Mountain for the incredible view of Bogoda Peak. Lunch will be arranged in the Yurt of the local Kazakhs.
Back to Urumqi and head to Xinjiang Regional Museum, where are many archaeological treasures of the Silk Road and Xinjiang's minority cultures. You will learn about the history of Xinjiang and its peculiar ethnic customs. If time allowed, you will visit Grand International Bazaar and have dinner there.
Today you will say goodbye to Urumqi, be transferred based on your flight or train schedule. Wish you a pleasant journey home!
17 km from City Centre to Diwopu International Airport.
12 km from City Centre to Urumqi Station.
Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.
Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.
All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary
Domestic flights from Urumqi Diwopu International Airport to other places are listed in the itinerary.
The 2nd class express train from Kashgar to Turpan ( Kashgar Station), and Turpan to Urumqi ( Turpan Station or Turpanbei Railway Station ) listed in the itinerary.
Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)
Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.
Travel and health insurance when travel with us.
8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.
International and domestic flights not indicated.
Food, Lunch or dinner not specified
Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned
We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.
There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.
Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.
We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.
All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.
Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.
Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.
We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.
There is no cancellation fee 30 days or more before the tour start date if we haven't issue trains and flights. Enjoy a worry-free booking!
Cancellation prior 15-29 days – 15% charge of the total land cost.
Cancellation prior 7-15 days – 30% charge of the total land cost.
Cancellation prior 2-7 days – 50% charge of the total land cost.
Cancellation prior 1-in the process of the tour – No refund unless it is agreed by SRT.
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Review submitted 8th May 2019
Wonderful services for everything. Will work with them again when I am going back.. Nice place nice people
Van Chi NGUYEN
Review submitted 22nd June 2013
I wish to thank you and your team for the very good service we have received during our stay in Urumqi
we have enjoy a very beautiful sightseeing in Turpan and hope to come back longer.