14 Days Silk Road Tour from Urumqi

Tour Name: 14 Days Silk Road Tour from Urumqi

Tour Code: ZH-SRT-04

Tour Type: Private Tour

Summary: 14 Days Silk Road Tour from Urumqi is the Xinjing Highlights Tour including Urumqi, Turpan,Hotan,Kucha, Kashgar,Minfeng,Aksu, and Korla

Tour Cost: From $0

14 Days Silk Road Tour from Urumqi

Day 1: Arrive in Urumqi
Arrival in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Met and transferred to your hotel in Urumchi. Free for rest of the day.
Meals:                                                                                                        Accommodation: In Urumqi

Day 2: Urumqi-Turpan by coach
Visit the Xinjiang Museum in Urumqi. After lunch, drive to Turpan. The city tour in Turpan includes:
1.Jiaohe Ruins - The Jiaohe Ruins is the place of ancient Chinese ruins found in the Yarnaz Valley, 10 km west of the city of Turpan. The city of Jiaohe was the capital of the Anterior Jushi Kingdom, concurrent with the Han Dynasty, Jin Dynasty and Southern and Northern Dynasties in China. It was finally abandoned after its destruction during an invasion by the Mongols led by Genghis Khan in the 13th century. 
2.Karez Well - It is a loacal Turfan water system, called karez well in Turfan. It is a qanat system that has been regarded as one of the three greatest water projects of ancient China together with the Du Jiang Yan Irrigation System, and the Grand Canal.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                       Accommodation: In Turpan
Day 3: Turpan
After breakfast, visit the following attractions:
1.Flaming Mountains - The Flaming Mountains are barren, eroded, red sandstone hills in the east of the city of Turfan. The mountain climate is harsh and the temperature is extremely hot in the summer, the hottest site in China. 
2.Grape Valley - Situated in the Flaming Mountain 13 km east of Turpan, the Grape Valley is 8km long from north to south and 0.5km wide. This green paradise of 400 hektares is covered with layer upon layer of grapes.
3.Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves - Situated at the foot of Flaming Mountains lying 13km east of Turpan city, they are a group of Buddhist cave grottos dating from the 5th to the 9th centuries. There are 77 rock-cut caves at the site. Most have rectangular spaces with rounded arch ceilings often divided into four sections, each with a mural of Buddha. 
4.Astana Grave - The Astana Graves are a group of underground tombs about 40 km to the southeast of Turpan. The tombs were the burial sites by the inhabitants of the ancient city of Gaochang, both officials and commoners.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                       Accommodation: In Turpan

Day 4: Turpan-Kuqa by coach
Drive 660km to Kucha, the famous ancient town of Silk Road. On the way to Kucha, you will enjoy the beautiful landescape of the Tianshan mountain and the northside of Taklamakan Desert, the osais and Gobi. In the evening, stay at your Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                       Accommodation: In Kucha
Day 5: Kuqa
Touring the following attractions in Kuqa: 
1. Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves - Located 67 kilometers west of Kucha County, the Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves is the oldest of its kind in China and the largest ruins of Buddhist culture in Xinjiang, even one century earlier than the famous Mogao Grottoes.There are now 236 numbered grottoes in this cave, which houses nearly 10,000 square meters of mural paintings. 
2. Tianshan Grand Canyon - The Tianshan Mystery Canyon is located in the mountain area 72km north of Kuqa. The canyon is characterized by oddly-shaped rocks, craggy pinnacles, rugged cliffs and deep ravines. The width of the canyon changes due to the terrain. While the broadest area is 53 meter wide, the narrowest section is too narrow for one person to go through sideways.
3. Grand Kuqa Mosque - Grand Kuqa Mosque is the second biggest mosque in Xinjiang. It was first originally in the 17th century. After the burnt down it was rebuilt in 1931. The great praying hall can house 1000 prayers. It is supported by 88 pillars, furnished with carved designs and in many colors, a fine example of Uygur architecture. 
Stay at your hotel in Kuqa.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                       Accommodation: In Kucha
Day 6: Kuqa-Aksu
After breakfast, drive 289km to Aksu. On the way, visit Shenmu Garden. The Magical Wood Garden in Wensu. In the garden you will be amazed at finding the old trees reaching high to the sky. Some of trees are oddly shaped. People say if you come back from the "The Magical Wood Garden in Wensu", you will lose your interest in seeing any more trees in future. Arrival at Aksu, stay at your Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                       Accommodation: In Aksu
Day 7: Aksu-Kashgar by Coach
After breakfast, drive 430km to Kashgar. On the way, visit the local workshop linked knives, leather and goods. Stay at your hotel in Kashgar.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                       Accommodation: In Kashgar
Day 8: Kashgar
Full day tour of Kashgar:
1.Id Kah Mosque - The Id Kah mosque is the largest mosque in China. Every Friday, it accommodates nearly 10,000 worshippers and may hold up to 20,000. The mosque was built by Saqsiz Mirza in ca. 1442.
2.Abakh Khoja Tomb - Abakh Khoja Tomb is the 17th Century family cemetery of the Kashgar area Islamic leader. In China the tomb is quite popular as the Tomb of Xiang Fei, the only Uigur concubine among the 41 wives of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Abakh Khoja Tomb is famous as a well-preserved Islamic architectural complex not only in Xinjiang, but throughout Central Asia. Xiang Fei's love story entices tourists from home and abroad.
3.Residentail Area on High Platform. The platform is Kashgar's old town. It is located on a natural slope of yellow soil, earthy and huddled with old houses, kept in reservation of part of the former Kashgar town. Most homes are handed down from generation to generation for over 300 to 400 years. The unique homes and antique soil earthenware workshops on soil precipice have become the two tourist attractions.
4.Sunday Bazaar - On Sunday the whole city of Kashgar becomes a big market. Of the many markets in Kashagr, some are comprehensive ones, and some are specialized markets selling local produce, arts and crafts, garments, knives, timber, coal or animals. without visiting Kashgar sunday bazaars, one cannot say he has visited Kashgar.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                       Accommodation: In Kashgar
Day 9: Kashgar-Lake Karakuli-Kashgar by coach
Full day round trip to the Lake Karakuli. Karakuri Lake - Karakuri Lake is at the foot of Mount Muztagata, about 190 kilometers from Kashgar. The lake is circled by a series of high mountains, such as Mount Muztagata and Kongur Shan. The snow-covered mountain, green grass and livestock form reflections in the mirror-like water, creating a charming picture of Karakuri Lake. Back to Kashgar.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                       Accommodation: In Kashgar
Day 10: Kashgar-Hotan by coach
Today drive 510km to Hotan. Arrival at Hotan, stay at your Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                       Accommodation: In Hotan
Day 11: Hotan
Visit the attractions in Hotan: 
1. The Hetian Museum - Situated on Tanai Nan Road at the heart of Hetian city, it exhibits over 400 pieces of cultural relics excavated from the ancient cities of Niya, Mallikurwatur, and Yotkan. 
2. Melikawat Ruins - Melikawat Ancient Ruins was Part of the vast ancient kingdom of ancient Hotan, 28 km south of central Hotan.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                       Accommodation: In Hotan
Day 12: Hotan-Minfeng by coach
Drive 320km to Minfeng. On the way, visit the Silk Village and visit a local bazaar and a local family. Stay at the hotel in Minfeng.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                       Accommodation: In Minfeng
Day 13: Minfeng-Korla by coach
Drive 693 to Korla through the Taklamakan Desert and enjoy the scenery of sand dune. Stay overnight at the hotel in Korla.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                       Accommodation: In Korla
Day 14: Korla-Urumqi / Departure
After breakfast, take flight for Urumqi and connect your flight for your next destination.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                      

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Price Excludes:

Private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots.
Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
Two perosns share one twins or double room at hotel with daily breakfast
Entrance fees to attractions or activities listed in the itinerary
Meals as itinerary specifies
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
Government & service taxes
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price Excludes:

Round way International and domestic airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
Personal expenses
Optional tours, meals, activities and services
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations,damages injury caused by accident beyond the control of visitarounchina.com and that has incurred due to the tourist action voilating the laws.


※ Prices are valid from Mar 1 this year to Feb 28 next year, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※ VAC reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise.
※ Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※ Special requirements should be advised to VAC in advance.
※ VAC reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

Price includes:

1. Bus service for your own use.

2. English-speaking guide service.

3. Entrance fees as mentioned.

4. The prices above are based two persons sharing one standard room with daily breakfast.

5. The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.

6. Luggage Transfers: Between airports/railway stations/hotels.

7. Service Charge & Government Taxes.

8. Insurance: The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.

9. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

10. All credit card processing fees.

Price excludes:

1. Tips for your tour guide and driver.

2. The prices above are based two persons sharing one standard room. If one person prefers to stay in one room, the single room supplement must be paid.

3. The price shall increase at the duration of super high season,such as 1May-3 May, 1 Oct-7 Oct and Chinese New Spring Festival.

4. In order to give our guests more choices, the meals are not included in the quotation.

5. Early check in or late check out.

6. Any other changes caused by the acts of God, natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of China Travel Club and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.

1. All rates are subject to reconfirmation from our trip advisors when an actual booking is being made.

2. All tours & transfers are all based in English Speaking local guides. For other languages, please contact our trip advisors for new quotations.

3. Child definition: From Age 3 to 11 Years (usually enjoying 10%-40% discount. Contact our trip advisors for the actual discount for your case). 12 Years old and above will be charged as Adult Price.

4. Wear casually with comfortable sports shoes and please pay attention to the local climate of Zhangjiajie.

5. Prices are based on current exchange rate and are subject to change without prior notice. For the most up to date prices, please contact with the sales.

6. As your traveling places are in mountainous area, please pack leisure clothing and shoes.

7. The weather in mountainous area is changeable. It is better to bring your umbrella.

8. All the hotels(except 5 star hotel) in Zhangjiajie do not offer complimentary toilet articles, such as shampoo, shower gel, soap, disposable teeth brush, slippers, ect for environmental protection.

9. Tour Standard:
Economic: You will enjoy the most beautiful places in Zhangjiajie at low costs, we provide good hotels for you, and you will even have a chance to live in the family style hotels in the park. The routes is designed especially for hiking and can save you a lot of money.
Standard: We will provide tourism van with professional driver, the hotels you will stay are all 4 star and have good locations to the different science spots; A map of Zhangjiajie for everyone and one bottle of water each day.
Deluxe: The Buick Business Purpose Vehicle (or Mercedes-Benz car if our guests require )will serve you during your whole trip, 5 star hotel is your choice when you are traveling, most routes are designed to assure that you will have a leisure and unforgettable trip in Zhangjiajie; A map of Zhangjiajie and one bottle of water each day.