Travel down the ancient Silk Route during this private, full-day tour to Karakul Lake. Learn about local Uyghur cultures as you venture down the Friendship Highway toward the Pamir mountain range, nicknamed the "Roof of the World." Admire snow-capped peaks and the stunning, high-altitude lake, and spot local felted yurts. A tasty restaurant lunch is included, plus hotel transfers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore one of the former hubs of the Silk Road, Kashgar, on a private tour. See highlights like the Apa Khoja Tomb, old town, and the Idkah Mosque, where you can see the Islamic influence, and if you’re lucky to be visiting on a Sunday, visit the Animal Bazaar as well. Savor a delicious Uyghur lunch at a local home and shop at the Grand Bazaar to conclude your experience.
Kuqa is a renown town on the ancient Silk Road with its old name Qiuci. There are lots of grottoes, temples and ruins in Kuqa, which are very interesting to explore. This one-day private tour will let you start from Urumqi to Kuqa by round-way flight to visit Kizil Grottoes, Tianshan Canyon. Because Kuqa is a small city with few people speaking English, we will do our best arrange an English-speaking guide for the tour. If no English-speaking guide for your booking, we will arrange Chinese-speaking guide for you, and translate via cell phone from our office staff. Please note this is very long day tour.
Kashgar is the hub on Silk Road since ancient time. This private day trip will offer you a wonderful day tour from Urumqi by round-way flight. You will explore Kashgar old town, Id Ghar Mosque, Apa Hoja Tomb, Grand Bazaar, and Handicraft Street...etc. with a local guide. Please note this is a very long day tour.
Get out of Kashgar and enjoy some fresh mountain air and quiet time on this day-long hike to Shipton’s Arch, the tallest natural arch discovered to date. Avoid the hassle of hiring a car, driving on unfamiliar Xinjiang roads and finding your own way to the arch - but still enjoy a private experience - with this all-inclusive guided tour.
Discover the natural beauty of the mountains and Karakul lake in Kashgar on this full-day private tour.You will heading to the Karakul Lake via China-Pakistan Karakorum Highway which is one of the highest paved roads in the world.The views on the road include stunning scenery, almost completely unspoiled.Your lunch will be in a local Kirghiz Yurt.This private tour give you a possibility not only to enjoy the natural beauty of the area, but also to get to know better the life of the local people and their unique culture.Your tour includes informative commentary from your guide, private vehicle, entrance fee, and lunch.
Explore two of Xinjiang's most stunning natural attractions during this full-day private combo tour to the Kizil Grottoes and Tian Shan Gorge. First, visit the 3rd-century Buddhist cave complex, still painted in colorful interior frescoes. Then, walk along a quiet, off-the-beaten-track canyon route, part of the famous Tian Shan mountain chain. Lunch and hotel transfers are included.
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.
Experience life in Kashgar, a former Silk Road hub, during this all-inclusive private sightseeing tour. Visit landmarks like the Apa Khoja Toom, Idkah Mosque, and Handicraft Street. Listen to engaging commentary about the history and Islamic heritage of the city. Feast on a delicious meal of Uyghur cuisine at a local spot and shop your heart out at the Grand Bazaar.
The desert around Turpan is packed with Silk Road history but, unless you have a Chinese driver’s license, a tour is your only way to explore in a reasonable timeframe. This private guided door-to-door adventure hits highlights including the Karez System, an ancient irrigation system, the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, dating back 1,500 years, the ruins of ancient Gaochang with its painted tombs, and the 18th-century Emin Minaret. Tour includes 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.
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