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5-Day Xinjiang Private Tour of Urumqi Turpan and Heavenly Lake

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5 Days Urumqi Turpan Tour is a time-and-money efficient tour on which you will start and end your tour in Urumqi with a well-arranged itinerary. You will have all the classic experiences of Urumqi and Turpan  in your pocket, and at the same time enjoy vacation-standard tour services, including comfortable hotels, your private tour guide and driver, etc. It is available all year around.

Tour Code



5 Days/4 Nights

Day 1Urumqi Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Urumqi

Upon your arrival at Urumqi airport / train station, the local driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welco

me board with your name and transfer to downtown hotel for check-in. Free and easy on your arrangement for rest of the day.

Day 2Urumqi - Turpan

Attractions: Toyuq village, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Flaming Mountain
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Turpan

After breakfast, drive to Turpan. On the way, visit Toyuq village, the ancient Uygur village is located in the south valley of Tuyugou Grand Canyon, with a history of more than 2600 years. Continue to visit Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Bozikrik means “decorated home” in Uyghur. The grottoes was first excavated from 5th and till 14th century. After that, drive to Flaming Mountain, the mountain was feature in the famous Journey to the West. Camel ride can be experienced here with extra fee.

After that, drive toTurpan for overninght stay.

Day 3Turpan - Urumqi

Attractions: Jiaohe Ancient City, Karez Well, Turpan Museum
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Urumqi

In the morning, visit Jiaohe Ancient City, it was once Jushi Kingdom’s capital, have a walk in the 2300-year-old fortress. Later, go to Karez Well, you will be amazed by ancient people’s wisdom of the irrigation system creation, it is still benefiting locals in the desert! After that, drive to Turpan Museum, the Silk Road displays tells you the importance of Turpan on the route. The other highlight is the exhibition of thousand years old mummies. 

Then drive to Urumqi.

Day 4Urumqi

Attractions: Xinjiang Regional Museum, Heavenly Lake
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Urumqi

This morning after breakfast, you will be taken to have an educational visit to the Xinjiang Regional Museum. It is the most important ancient Silk Road themed museum in China. The most unique exhibition is the Mummy Hall. All these important exhibitions help you learn deep into the history and culture of Xinjiang as well as the ancient Silk Road.

Leaving the museum, you are going to explore the Heavenly Lake (or Tianchi in Chinese) which is only about 70 km (about 1.5 hrs’ drive) away from Urumqi downtown. To protect the authenticity of the natural environment, our private car can only bring you to the entrance of the park. You will then shift onto a park bus to the parking lot around the lake area. Walking for about 15 minutes, you will get to the lakeside of Heavenly Lake. The rest time is free for you to stroll along the periphery of the lake, breathe the remarkably fresh air, and soak in the wonderful scenery.

Generally speaking, there are three ways to explore Heavenly Lake. You can walk around the lake, take a boat cruise, or ride a cable car to the mountain top. If time allows, you can even enjoy all the experiences. The Boat cruise and cable car need extra fees. Tell your preference to your guide, who will then arrange accordingly for you.

After the landscape trip, take a park bus to exit the park, and drive back to Urumqi.

Day 6Urumqi - Departure

Attractions: No
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Not included

Today is free for you to relax until you are escorted to catch your flight/train to the next destination. Tour ends

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 4 nights accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned