Silk Route Wonders
Duration :8 Days/7 Nights
Price From : $2,870 per person
Highlights :

Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar


Your short stay into Xinjiang will show you yet another and unique corner of the China tapestry. In Urumqi, Turpan and Kashgar you will see a different landscape and a different society. You will meet the Uyghur people who live in the region. You will view ancient Buddhist holy places and ruined cities. You will see Islamic sites and culture as lived in far western China. You will see spectacular landscapes – mountain and desert. You will soak up the variance of the local ethnicities with their unique mix of Turkoman, Han and Caucasian characteristics. You will see great architecture and engineering feats. You will visit remarkable markets and bazaars. For a moment you will be traversing in the footsteps of those who have walked the “Silk Road” for more than 2000 years. All unforgettable experiences for you, the intrepid traveller.


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Arrive Urumqi

Private transfer from the airport to the hotel.

In Urumqi, you will visit the excellent Xinjiang Regional Museum to see the incredibly well preserved mummies found in ancient tombs.

Sheraton Urumqi




Travel in a private car and guide with you to Turpan. This is a largely Muslim city lying below sea level in a depression in the desert.

During your stay in Turpan, there is an excursion to the spectacular rock formations of the Flaming Mountains and you will see the ancient Thousand Buddha Caves at Bezeklik. Following this you travel into the desert to see the mystical ruins of the ancient settlement of Jiaohe. Also you will take a private excursion to the peaceful ancient village of Tuyugou in a lush valley carved into the Flaming Mountains. Next you tour the ancient ruins of Gaochang. In the evening you enjoy an Ethnic Culture Show.




Today you travel to Urumqi airport by private car for your next city, Kashgar. Kashgar is China’s westernmost city. The highlights of the stay will be the visit to the famous Sunday Bazaar, where tens of thousands of villagers and nomads arrive in their donkey carts, often causing traffic jams. Large numbers of minority peoples come to trade, all sporting their distinctive costumes and headgear. Also the other sites will include the visit to the sacred resting place of Abakh Hoja, the burial place of the emperor Qianlong’s legendary “Fragrant Concubine”.

During your stay you will also take a private excursion to the spectacular Karakul Lake.



Depart Kashgar

You will be transferred to the airport for flight to Urumqi where you will be assisted to connect your onward flight.

Your journey will be a private, independent travel experience. To customise this itinerary, please contact us .

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Tour Name :Silk Route Wonders

Tour Type : Private

Duration : 8 Days/7 Nights

Tour price per person

Departures Between        Twin Share           Single Supplement Solo Traveler          
Oct 08-Oct 31 2016 $3,315 $998 $5,345
Nov 01-Nov 15 2016 $3,235 $930 $5,180
Nov 16-Nov 30 2016 $3,035 $765 $4,790
Dec 01-Dec 31 2016 $2,870 $765 $4,610
Jan 01-Feb 28 2017 $2,870 $765 $4,610
Mar 01-Mar 30 2017 $3,035 $765 $4,790
Mar 31-Apr 27 2017 $3,235 $930 $5,180
Apr 28-May 31 2017 $3,315 $998 $5,345
Jun 01-Jun 29 2017 $3,215 $915 $5,140
Jun 30-Aug 03 2017 $3,215 $915 $5,140
Aug 04-Aug 31 2017 $3,215 $915 $5,140
Sep 01-Sep 28 2017 $3,315 $998 $5,345


What's included in the cost

All accommodation, private transportation, the services of an exceptional local guide are included in the price of private tours. Please see below for all other inclusions relevant to this itinerary.

  • Domestic economy class flights, with airport assistance, as indicated in the itinerary. (Surcharge for domestic business class flights is available, upon request.)
  • Breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 4 dinners.
  • Private sightseeing (including all entrance fees) as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Comfortable private transportation with driver.
  • Snacks and refreshments along the way.
  • Airport meet and greet service.
  • Arrival and departure transfer.


Not included in the cost

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities


Additional Information

Please call toll free 800 475 1569 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in USD ($) based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. 

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