8 Days Standard Depth Tour to Xinjiang

Tour Route: Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar, Urumqi

"The Underground Museum"-Astana Tombs,The Largest & the Oldest Raw Soil Building City-Jiaohe Ruin,One of the Four Famous Heavenly Lakes in China-Xinjiang Heavenly Lake,You are certain to get Lifelong China Tour Memory

Private Tour
Day 1 Arrive in Urumqi

After you arrive in Urumqi, our local guide will pick you up and then drive to hotel for a good rest.

Meals: No meal
Day 2 Urumqi

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel.

Firstly you will visit the Heavenly Lake.  The name of the Heavenly Lake can be traced back to the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). It comes from two words, "Tianjing," meaning the heavenly mirror, and "Shenchi," meaning the pool of immortals. The lake water is crystal blue, just like a bright mirror.  You will take a boat cruise on the Heavenly Lake.

Then you will visit the Erdaoqiao Market, the largest retail and wholesale market of ethnic minority goods in Xinjiang and the Souvenir Shop of the Great Hall of the People.

After today's activities, you will be transfered to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Urumqi to Turpan

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel.

Firstly you will visit Xinjiang Museum to have more understanding of Xinjiang history and culture.

Afterwards, you will be driven to Turpan.

After your arrival, you will be transfered to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Turpan

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel by our guide and driver.

Firstly you will visit the Astana Tombs, a significant and protected national cultural relic.

Then proceed to Tuyoq Village. It is a Muslim religious pilgrimage site. It is a more primitive Uighur agricultural valley, with vineyards and fields in the northern and southern valleys and a narrow ravine that connects them.

And next Tuyugou Canyon, which stretches in the Subeixi historic village inside the north for the entrance in the Maza village for around eight kilometers extended.

Next you will visit Suleiman Minaret, also called the Emin Ta or the Sugong Ta. “Ta” means tower in Chinese.

At last visit a local vineyard.

After all today's activities, you will be transfered to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Turpan to Urumqi to Kashgar

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel by the guide and driver.

You will visit Karez Well, a kind of underground water works invented and built by laboring people of various ethnic groups in our country to adapt to the natural environment in dry region. 

Then you will visit Jiaohe Ruin, the best preserved town ruin in China.

Afterwards, you will be driven back to Urumqi. From Urumqi, take a flight to Kashgar.

After your arrival, you will be picked up from the airport and transfered to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 6 Kashgar

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel.

You will visit the Lake Karakuli. You will have a day's time at this holy and beautiful lake.  Karakul lake spread its waters in Markansu valley - one of the most driest place in Central Asia. Surrounded by high mountains which block humid air masses the valley has less than 30mm of precipitation a year which is 3 times less than in Karakoram desert . 

 After today's tour, you will be transfered to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Kashgar to Urumqi

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel.

You will visit Id Kah Mosque. 'Id Kah' means 'a place of praying and celebrating in festivals'.  As the biggest mosque in China, it is a group of old Islamic constructions with strong ethnic style and religious features.

Then you will come to the local Bazaar.

After that you will visit Kashgar Old Town and Zhiren Street.

Driven to the airport to take your flight to Urumqi.

Upon your arriavl in Urumqi, you will be transfered to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Depart Urumqi

Today you will be driven to the airport for your departure flight, tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$1893 US$1524
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$2109 US$1715

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Qingming Festival Holiday (Apr. 4 - 6, 2020 ), Labor's Day Holiday (May 1 - 3, 2020) ,Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (Jun. 25 - 27, 2020) and National Day Holiday (Oct 1- Oct 8, 2020).

1. All arrangements and first admission/entrance fees of scenic spots specified in the itinerary.
2. Buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch or dinner as listed in the itinerary.
3. Well-equipped commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations, scenic spots and hotels.
4. Four-Star Hotel based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast unless specified.
5. Transportation from Urumqi-Turpan-Urumqi-Kashgar-Urumqi.
6. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
7. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.

1. China entry visa fees.
2. International or domestic airfare or train tickets not included in the itinerary.
3. Meals not specified in the itinerary and extra and alcoholic or beverages during meals.
4. Tips for guides and drivers.
5. Personal expense: e.g. mini bar, personal telecommunications, laundry, excess baggage charges etc.)
6. Excursions and activities not included in itinerary.
7. Single room supplement.

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It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

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