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7-Day South Xinjiang Private Tour of Urumqi Turpan and Kashgar

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

Tour Code



7 Days/6 Nights

Day 1Urumqi Arrival

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

Upon arrival at Urumqi Railway Station or Airport, our local driver will transfer you to the hotel for check-in. The rest time is free for you to explore Urumqi.

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 & Fly to Kashgar

Attractions: Heavenly Lake
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar

After breakfast, leave for the Heavenly Lake. During the 2 hours’ drive, there are rivers, mountains pastures through Mt. Tianshan. Firstly take the vehicle to the ticket office, then switch to the shuttle bus to get to the lake. Continue to walk up around 800 meters along the plank road to appreciate Heavenly Lake. Enjoy a walk along thelake, feel the nature. After that, drive back to Urumqi to fly to Kashagar.

Day 5Kashgar

Attractions: Abakh Hoja Tomb Id Kah Mosque, Kashgar Old Town, Handicrafts Street
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar

You will visit the Abakh Hoja Tomb first, which is not a simple tomb but an exquisite architectural complex including chapels, gardens, archways, etc., as the best place in the region to admire Uygur people’s extraordinary aesthetics and skills of Islamic architecture. It also offers a rare opportunity to see and learn about the funeral customs of Uygur families because there is a large Islamic family of five generations whose name is Abakh Hoja buried here.

Next, you will visit the landmark of Kashgar – Id Kah Mosque, which is regarded as the holy shrine for Muslims. Every day, there are thousands of Muslims worshiping here.

Only several minutes’ walk from the mosque is the exotic Kashgar Old Town where you can experience the authentic Uyghur living style. Explore the traditional earth buildings where local people live, walk through the famous Handicrafts Street where you can see how the local craftsman makes handicrafts. It is a good place to buy some interesting souvenirs for your family and friends. You will also take a break and enjoy a cup of local tea at the Ancient Tea House, which is more than 100 years old. The locals also like to spend some leisure time in the tea house with friends and families – drinking, chatting and playing music sometimes.

Today’s activities end. Have a good rest in your hotel in Kashgar.

Day 6Kashgar

Attractions: Karakul Lake
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar

After breakfast, drive to Karakul Lake, a little further it is China-Pakistan border. The lake is at the altitude of 3600m, surrounded by snow-covered mountains- Muztagh Ata(7546m), Kongur Tagh(7649m), and Kongur Tiube(7530m). Walk along the mirror-like lake, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Pamir Plateau. Later drive back to Kashgar.

Day 7Kashgar Departure

Attractions: Local Bazaar
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Not included

Today, we will arrange for you a visit to a local bazaar. If it happens to be a Sunday, it will be scheduled to a more unique livestock bazaar. Then we will escort you to the airport.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 6 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