Overview: This 6 days' tour focuses the ethnic minority culture of Xinjiang Uyghurs on the Silk Road China with ethnic language, cultural cuisines and garb... living today like other Muslim minorities throughout Central Asia.
Day 1 Arrival in Urumqi
Places to visit: Xinjiang Museum, Great International Bazaar
Welcome to Xinjiang! Upon your arrival in Urumqi, your local guide will meet you at the airport and transfter you to visit Xinjiang Museum, Great International Bazaar. Then you will be transfered to Turpan to check in your hotel for overnight.
Day 2 Urumqi/Turpan
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Turpan Depression, Jiaohe Ruins, Emin Minaret,
Take a morning drive to the oasis town of Turpan Depression. Turpan depression is famous for its melons and vineyards. Here Marco Polo first encountered spaghetti, an idea he took home to Italy. Visit Jiaohe ruins and old Karez Wells in the afternoon.
2000-year old Karez Wells is a unique underground irrigation channel in Turpan, which, making use of the slopes of the land to direct water flow into underground channels to irrigate farmland.
Day 3 Turpan/Urumqi/Kashgar
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Gaocheng Ancient City, Flaming Mountain, Tuyuk Village, Astana-Karskhoja Tombs.
After Turpan tour to visit Gaocheng Ancient City, Flaming Mountain, Tuyuk Village, Astana-Karskhoja Tombs, you will transfer back to Urumqi and take the evenning flight to Kashgar.
Day 4 Kashgar
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Sunday Market, Id Kah Mosque, Kashgar Ole Town, Appak Hoja Tomb/Fragrant Concubine Tomb, Handicraft Street.
Trip will start after breakfast.
Day 5 Kashgar/Hotan
Places to visit: Yingsar Knife Workshops, Yarkand Golden Graveyard, Yarkand Old Town
A mornign drive to Hotan. On the way, you will visit Yingsar Knife Workshops, Yarkand Golden Graveyard, Yarkand Ole Town. You will reach Hotan late in the aftrenoon.
Day 6 Hotan/Urumqi Departure
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Hotan Sunday Market, White Jade River, White Jade Factory, Hotan Museum, Mulberry Paper Making.
Trip will start after breakfast. After Hotan tour, you will take an evening flight to Urumqi for your next destination.
Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.
Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.
Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.