6 Days Essence of Urumqi & Turpan Tour
Tour Code: CTUQ01
Tour Duration: 6 Days
Attractions: Heavenly Lake, South Pasture, Grape Valley, Turpan, Karez Well System, Turpan, Erdaoqiao Market, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum, Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs, Tuyugou Valley, Turpan, Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta), Ancient City of Gaochang
Tour Overview: Marco Polo first unlocked this mysterious centuries ago. Lets us hand you the key again to explore this mysterious area that has hidden it charms for so long.
- Tour Summary
- Day by Day Itinerary
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
Arrive in Urumqi, be met and transferred to hotel.
Full day tour to Heavenly Lake enjoy the nice scenery.
Full day Urumqi city tour to South Pasture Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum and Erdaoqiao Market .
In the morning, drive to Turpan. Visit Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs Ancient City of Gaochang Tuyugou Valley, Turpan
Full day tour to Karez Well System, Turpan Grape Valley, Turpan Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta) , then be transferred back to Urumqi.
|Day 6||Urumqi||Free at leisure till be transferred to airport for your flight departure. Details...||B|
|Season||Tour Class||Group Size||Single Room
|Peak Season||3*(Tourist Class)||$1318||$675||$476||$193|
Price Inclusions and Exclusions
Price IncludeA. Entrance fees：To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Price ExcludeA. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
Day 1 Arrival Urumqi
Transport via: Flight upon your arrangement
Upon you arrival in Urumqi you will meet you local guide and then be transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 Urumqi (B, L)
Sightseeing: Heavenly Lake
Today you will have a full day visit in the Heavenly Lake. The Heavenly Lake is a moraine by nature. Since remote times, quite a few of myths and legends circulated concerning the beautiful scenery. The water is very clear and the banks are covered with tall trees. Surrounded by mountains, the jade-green lake is an ideal place for excursions and rest for most of the year. It provides an excellent skating ground in winter.
Day 3 Urumqi (B, L)
Sightseeing: South Pasture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum, Erdaoqiao Market
In the morning we will depart to South Pasture. South Pasture is located 60 kilometers away from Urumqi city and is a vast natural area with fascinating scenery. Its landscape stretches into the distance and is painted with flocks of sheep and horses and yaks grazing among the wild flowers. Deep in the lush valley, a waterfall gently drops down and integrates with the peaceful surroundings.
Then we will visit Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum, which presents a wonderful collection of items from the local area as well as items from other areas along the ancient Silk Road. The museum has a large collection of silk items from many periods of history. Brocades from Eastern Han and specialized silk-woven products of the great Tang Dynasty are highlighted.
Finally we will spend some time at Erdaoqiao Market, the largest retail and wholesale market for ethnic minority goods in Xinjiang. Night scene at the market is especially interesting. The whole area is lit up with colorful lights creating a very impressive scene. Erdaoqiao turns into a place bustling with trade in foods, handicrafts together with dancing and all sorts of activities.
Day 4 Urumqi / Turpan (B, L)
Transfer via: Private car on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs, Ancient City of Gaochang, Tuyugou Valley
In the morning we will take a private car to Turpan.
The Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs, which we will see first today, are part of the Underground Museum of Turpan and the Living Archives of Gaochang. They are located 42 km (26miles) southeast of Turpan city and were the public cemetery of the ancient Gaochang residents, both aristocrats and commoners. Among the excavated 456 tombs, the Gaochang king's has not been found.
Next we will visit the Ancient City of Gaochang in the boundless desolate Gobi desert. Shining like a resplendent precious stone inlaid in the barren desert and shining on the Silk Road, Gaochang is located at the foot of the Flaming Mountain. Withstanding the test of time and weather, the ancient cities of Gaochang and Jiaohe are the best-preserved ruins of the ancient cities in China.
At last we drive to Tuyugou Valley. The canyon stretches from the Subeixi ancient village in the north to the entrance of the Maza village for around 8 kilometers long. It averages 1 kilometer in width. Inside the canyon stands the highest peak of the Flaming Mountain. The canyon splits the grand Flaming Mountain into two parts. Since 1900s, groups of explorers from the world have thronged to this place and still nobody has found any evidence on when the canyon was formed.
Day 5 Turpan / Urumqi (B, L)
Transfer via: Private Car on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Karez Well System, Grape Valley, Emin Minaret
Today we will go on a full day tour. First we will drive to Karez Well System, the pride of Turpan. Along with the Great Wall and Grand Beijing-Hangzhou Canal it is regarded as the three most important achievements of ancient time.
Our second stop today is the Grape Valley. Under the twisted vines, set up many stalls selling kebabs, steaming noodles and dried raisins to travelers. In addition, the Wei Minority singing and dancing show is displayed here daily. Grape Valley is where most tourists stop for lunch during midday.
Finally we will visit Emin Minaret, the largest extant old tower in Xinjiang. It is the only Islamic tower among the hundred famous towers in China. Standing 2 km (1.24 miles) east of Turpan, Emin Minaret was built in 1777 in honor of the heroic Turpan general, Emin Khoja.
In the evening we will arrive back in Urumqi.
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Booking Code: VOC-20170516-S Tour Starting Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Client's information: Suzanne Eileen Chaddock, Canada
Eden and I returned home to Canada yesterday. Just wanted to send you a huge thank-you for all your hard work organizing our China trip. It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country. If I hear of anyone heading to China I will recommend they get in touch with you.
Thanks for your email. We are all fine thank you. Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending. ... Read more »
Booking Code: VOC-20170429-S Tour Starting Date: Saturday, 29 April 2017
Client's information: Ali Redza Bin Shuib, Malaysia
Thanks for your email. We are all fine thank you.
Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending.
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1. What do you think of our guide service?
The guide service is excellent. He assists us in taking photos and video with his own camera and share with us.
2. What do you think of our driver service?
The drive service is excellent. But if he could understand a bit of English would be better.
3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast?
Hotel service was also excellent however Halal meal for Muslim tourist is good if you can prepare for their convenience.
4. Which meal makes you memorable?
Muslim Chinese Restaurant food in Guilin. We enjoy very much Chinese food but as Muslim it needs to be halal so once having a halal restaurant we enjoy the food very much especially the meat and chicken.
5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
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Please come to Malaysia, you will enjoy here.
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Booking Code: VOC-20170427-S Tour Starting Date: Thursday, 27 April 2017
Client's information: Manuela Campanale, Italy
Thank you for your mail and the photo!!! We are fine and I hope you are fine too!!!
1. What do you think of our guide service?
All the guides you proposed us were excellent! Very kind and nice, we have been very happy to meet them.
2. What do you think of our driver service?
The same as the guides, excellent drivers, we had no problems and we felt safe on the road.
3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?
The dinner with you of course! :-) However the food has been very good everywhere apart the lunch on the boat at Guilin that was really very very poor. We did not like it at all.
4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
Because we have already been in China with your T.O. and we had been satisfied.
5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?
Many parts, from the terraces of Guilin to the old part of Lijiang to the Potala Palace, everything was very interesting! As I told you this third tour was the best one for us: the weather was fine and not foggy, many interesting things to see and people is more kind in this south part of China, also the guides. We think we will do the fourth tour in the next two years :-)
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Our family was very happy with our tour and the services of the tour guides drivers in each city were excellent. The hotels arranged by you were perfect for our famil... Read more »
Booking Code: VOC-20170326-S Tour Starting Date: Sunday, 26 March 2017
Client's information: Doreen Jung,Canada
Our family was very happy with our tour and the services of the tour guides & drivers in each city were excellent. The hotels arranged by you were perfect for our family and the meals provided were wonderful.
Thank your for all your organizing and help with our trip. Cici in Beijing, Wendy in Xian and Lee in Quilin were all fantastic tour guides. It was wonderful to see Lee again. She was our guide in 2014 when we visited Guilin and Yangshuo. Your agency helped us with our trip that time too.
Thanks for the lovely tea cups - they will always be reminders of a special time our family had on our holiday in China.
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Booking Code: VOC-20170223-S Tour Starting Date: Thursday, 23 February 2017
Client's information: Sandra Santos, Portuguese
Hope all is well.
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Let me thank you for organizing once again a great tour.
All went really well with Kevin the Tour guide - his command of English was really good.
Xi’an is an amazing city.
We had a great time.
Thank you once again.
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Booking Code: VOC-20161209-Z Tour Starting Date: Friday, 9 December 2016
Client's information: Yuyi Yeow, singapore
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Thank you for your follow-up email. I must commend your team as well as our guide and driver for their excellent service and job done.
My young son felt at home with her, and she went out of her way to take care of him and entertain him during the trip. She was also very knowledgeable about most things that we had questions about. We were very satisfied with the arrangements.
I've attached a few photos of us having a great time. We were lucky to experience good weather in Nanjing as well during our travels, with no rain and warm temperatures.
Will definitely contact you when we next return to China.
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