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Private Day Trips

All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Turpan from Urumqi including Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves and Karez System

Explore some of Xinjiang’s most extraordinary scenery—and enjoy a stress-free way to travel—on this private trip to Turpan. Meet your guide in the morning at your centrally located Urumqi hotel, and travel into the countryside in the comfort of a private vehicle. After a roughly 3-hour drive, you’ll arrive in Turpan, where you’ll explore the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, will see the ruins of Gaochang (once a prosperous Silk Road kingdom), will visit China’s tallest minaret, and more.
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  • 1 day
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US$ 139.00
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  • 1 day
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Cultural Tours

All Inclusive Private Urumqi Day Tour including Erdaoqiao Market

Explore the highlights of Urumqi—Xinjiang’s capital, and a former Silk Road outpost—on this full-day, introductory tour. With just a private guide for company, you’re guaranteed a personal way of seeing the sights. Following pickup from your hotel, travel to the Xinjiang Regional Museum to learn more about the area’s heritage. After a traditional lunch, see the Hongguang Shan Giant Buddha, stroll through the bustling Erdaoqiao Market, and more.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Bus & Minivan Tours

All-Inclusive Private Day Tour to Tianchi Heavenly Lake from Urumqi

UNESCO has recognized Xinjiang Tianshan Mountains with World Heritage status, but this beautiful region is almost impossible to reach by public transport. Experience it the easy way, on door-to-door private guided tour from Urumqi to Heavenly Lake (Tianchi), complete with waterfalls, yurts, and unspoiled forest. Along the way, enjoy a local lunch and a stop at Red Hill, a symbol of Urumqi.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Private Customized Day Trip to Turpan by Bullet Train from Urumqi

Experience the best of Turpan on a full-day customized tour from Urumqi. Enjoy round trip ride on the bullet train, a private car and a knowledgeable local guide and customize the tour to your must- see locations. Your personal guide will help you design the perfect itinerary, you can chose 2-3 attractions to visit, such as Jiaohe Ancient City, Gaochang Ancient City, Karez Irrigation System, Emin Minaret, Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves and Flame Mountain. The tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee(2-3 attractions), Urumqi to Turpan round trip train tickets, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Day Tour of Urumqi City and Grand Bazaar with Lunch

Learn about the people and culture of Xinjiang without getting shoved to the back of a large tour group on this private tour of Urumqi. With a guide by your side to answer your questions and provide personalized commentary, explore a range of highlights in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. See views of the city from Red Hill, learn about its minority communities at a museum and thrill at what’s on offer in the bustling Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Private Day Trip to Tianchi Lake and Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar from Urumqi

Journey into the Tian Shan mountain range in your own private vehicle, away from the tightly-packed tour buses, on this day trip to the grand Tianchi, otherwise known as Heavenly Lake. Marvel at some of the Xinjiang region’s stunning alpine vistas on your way to Tianchi. Once you arrive, spend your time exploring the site – part of the Tian Shan UNESCO World Heritage Site – without the strict schedules and distractions of a large tour group.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Private 13 Days China Silk Road Tour

This 13 days silk road private tour provide you good chance to experience the ancient silk road culture, which includes, Beijing , Xi'an, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi , Kashgar City and Tashkorgan, then fly out from Kashgar finally.
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  • 13 days
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  • 13 days
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Private Day Trip to Heavenly Lake from Urumqi with Boat Cruise Option

Discover the natural beauty of the Tianshan Mountain and Heavenly lake from Urumqi on this full-day private tour. As the locals belief: Heavenly Lake is where the immortals have their longevity banquet. Today, you will check out why! The 2-hour ride towards the Heavenly Lake is itself a fabulous sightseeing trip through Mt. Tianshan. You will passes a giant wind-farm, different rivers, and mountain pastures. In Summer time, you can take the boat on the lake to enjoy the scenery. While in winter, it is an idea high-mountain skating place.Y our tour includes informative commentary from your guide, private vehicle, entrance fee, and lunch. If you come in the summer time, you can choose the option to have a boat cruise on the lake.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Day Trip to Dawakol Desert from Karshgar with Camel and Jeep Riding Options

While in Kashgar,why not to join a full day tour to explore he Taklamakan desert  which is the second largest shifting desert in the world? The Dawakol desert is only 2.5 hours driving from Kashgar.Once arrive at the Dawakol Desert, you will have enough time to enjoy the surroundings, you also can choose the option to ride the camel to explore the desert or ride the desert jeep going up and down or maybe both. There is a lake next to the desert,where you can take a walk around or swim.Your tour includes informative commentary from your guide, private vehicle, entrance fee, and lunch
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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Hiking & Camping

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SINKIANG HOLISTIC TOUR

中国是世界第三大国。感受中国之大,你必须去一次新疆新疆有着最美的中国风景线当森林、草原、花海、大漠、戈壁、雪山、峡谷、湖泊这些组成大自然的所有未经雕琢的奇幻美景,全部铺展在你面前,这就是新疆。新疆分为南疆和北疆,喜欢自然景观的,不可错过北疆;喜欢人文风情历史的,南疆也是必须的选择。新疆一年四季都有不同的美。在这里,一日看四季,一眼看世界。
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  • 9 days
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  • 9 days
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Private Sightseeing Tours

2-Day Private Tour to Turpan from Urumqi: Karez System, JIaohe Ruins and More

Turpan has a history that covers thousands of years and many empires and religions. During this 2 days guided tour,  you can chose 4-6 attractions in Turpan to visit, such as Jiaohe Ancient City, Gaochang Ancient City, Karez Irrigation System, Emin Minaret, Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves and Flame Mountain. The tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee(4 -6 attractions), an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

2-Day Private Independent Tour to Turpan and Kumtag Desert from Urumqi

Enjoy a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your Urumqi city hotel to Turpan and Kum Tag Desert. After your two days self-guided tour finished, you can end your tour in Turpan or been transferred back to your hotel in Urumqi. You will have the maximum freedom to enjoy historical sites at your own pace. Feel free to choose the sites you want to visit in Turpan. The use of the transfer service is 9 hours each day.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Shopping Tours

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4 Hour Private Shopping Tour at Urumqi Grand Bazaar and Sightseeing Tower

Join this 4 hour private tour to explore the Urumqi Grand Bazaar. Choose from the varies start time when make booking, receive tips and advise from your experienced tour guide on how to bargain with the local vendors, so you can enjoy the fun and interest of bartering for the best prices. Go up to the Grand Bazaar Sightseeing Tower to get the birds view of the whole area. Visit the exhibition to understand the local Uygur, Mongolian and Kazakh Culture and life.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Private Day Tour to Beshbalik City Ruins or Beiting Old City from Urumqi

Beiting Old City Ruin or Beshbalik City Ruins is a renown attraction in Jimsar, 180km from Urumqi. This private day tour will let you explore the city ruin, the Western Grottoes in Jimsar with a local guide.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Flexible Private Turpan Day Tour from Urumqi with Lunch

If you have limited time in Urumqi, but want to see some ruins from the ancient Silk Road? This is a perfect day tour for you. Turpan boasts a tangible history as part of the Silk Road that is absolutely fascinating. During this one day tour,  you can chose 2-3 attractions in Turpan, such as Jiaohe Ancient City, Karez Irrigation System, Emin Minaret, Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Flame Mountain and more. This private tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee(2 -3 attractions), an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. 
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

2-Day Private Independent Tour to Turpan from Urumqi

Enjoy a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your Urumqi city hotel to Turpan, after your two days self-guided tour in Turpan, you can choose the option to end your tour in Turpan or been transferred back to your hotel in Urumqi. You will have the maximum freedom to enjoy historical sites at your own pace. Feel free to choose the sites you want to visit in Turpan: Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto), Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), Turpan Kariz underground water system, Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta), Astana-Karakhoja Tombs, Flaming mountain and so on.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Air Tours

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Private 4-Day Tour to Kuqa and Kashgar from Urumqi

This private 4-day tour will let you explore Kuqa and Kashgar, two old towns in Xinjiang. The attractions include Kizil Grottoes, Tianshan Grand Canyon in Kuqa, Subash Ruin, Kuqa old town, Kashgar old town and Kashgar Bazaar etc. Detailed trip information, please view What To Expect. Here is the briefing. D1. Met in your Urumqi hotel and transferred to Urumqi airport where you will catch 1.5-hour flight to Kuqa.D2. Visit Kizil Grottos and Tianshan Grand Canyon in Kuqa. D3. City tour in Kuqa before catching overnight train to Kashagr.D4. Kashar city tour. The tour concludes at Kashgar hotel. We offer a free Kashgar airport transfer for next day if you need it.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days

Multi-day Tours

Private 2-Day Trip to Turpan from Urumqi including Jiaohe and Gaochang Ruins

This 2-day tour will let you explore almost all important sites in Turpan. You will take a three hours ride from Urumqi to Turpan to explore the wonderful basin with well-preserved ancient cities, Karez Irrigation System, Emin Minaret, Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Tuyok old village, Jiaohe & Gaochang Cty Ruin and more! A local Uyghur style lunch is also inclusive. This is a perfect 2-day trip for people who love the history of ancient Silk Road!
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 339.00
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Private Transfers

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5-Day Private Transfer Service to Kanas Lake and Hemu Village from Urumqi

Enjoy this 5-day hassle-free private transfer service to Kanas Lake and Hemu Village from Urumqi. You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Urumqi, hop aboard your private, air-conditioned vehicle and relax. During these 5 days ride, you can visit any attractions on the way such as Ghost City, Multi-colored Bay , Burqin River and more. Your friendly driver will help you to purchase your tickets and recommend the good place to eat at your own expense if you like. You will have maximum flexibly to explore the attractions at your own pace, This private transfer service including the fuel charge, toll and parking fee, your driver's food and hotels, please book your own hotel in advance.
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  • 5 days
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

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Private 5-Day Tour to Kanas Lake from Urumqi

Kanas Lake is one of the best sites to view in China. This 5-day private tour will let you go with a local guide from Urumqi by a private vehicle. The attractions include Kanas Lake, Hemu Village, Ghost City in Karamay, Kuitun Grand Canyon, and Rainbow Beach. Here is the briefing. Detailed information is in the What To Expect. D1. Met from your centrally located Urumqi hotel at 8am, then drive 8-9 hours to Buerjin. Visit the Ghost City on the way.D2. Drive 3 hours from Buerjin to Kanas, visit the lake area.D3. Move to Hemu Village, enjoy the picturesque village in the afternoon.D4. Drive back to Buerjin, visit the Rainbow Beach to view the sunset.D5. Drive back to Urumqi, visit the imposing Kuitun Grand Canyon. Drop you off at your hotel in Urumqi where the tour concludes.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 days
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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Private Afernoon Tour to Erdaoqiao Bazaar and Show with Dinner in Urumqi

Erdaoqiao International Bazaar is a well-known market in Urumqi to various souvenirs, dried fruits, carpets, and food etc. The Uyghur dancing and singing are also renown in China. This afternoon tour will let you wander around the market, and view the performance with included buffet dinner. Note: This tour has no guide, only Chinese-speaking driver, but we will offer phone communication when it is necessary.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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