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.
This tour takes all the hassle out of exploring Xinjiang’s wild interior
Round-trip transit from your Urumqi hotel via private vehicle
See Turpan’s highlights, from Gaochang’s ruins to the Bezeklik Caves
Enjoy a traditional, local lunch as part of your excursion
Jenny Jian-Wei did a great job of introducing me to the wonderful scenic sites included in this all day tour. From start to finish, she provided the information I needed to understand the history behind the places we visited. The lunch under a grape vine was sumptuous and had a variety of the best of the local foods. I especially enjoyed the visit to Turpan and Gaocheng ancient city and the day was highlighted by a visit to the beautiful scenic mountain area that houses the Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a day long adventure where you can see history and culture in the Xinzhang Urumqi region. You won't be disappointed!