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  • Heavenly Lake
  • South Pasture
  • Erdaoqiao Market
  • Karez Well System, Turpan
  • Flaming Mountain, Turpan
  • Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs
  • Ancient City of Gaochang

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8 Days Highlights of Xinjiang Tour

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8 Days Highlights of Xinjiang Tour

Tour Code: CTUQ05
Tour Duration: 8 Days
Attractions: Heavenly Lake, South Pasture, Erdaoqiao Market, Karez Well System, Turpan, Flaming Mountain, Turpan, Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs, Ancient City of Gaochang

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Urumqi Arrive in Urumqi, be met and transferred to hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hoi tak Hotel Urumqi Xiangjiang Lihua Hotel Jingu Hotel - Urumqi
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Day 2 Urumqi Full day tour to Heavenly Lake enjoy the nice scenery, then visit Erdaoqiao Market Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hoi tak Hotel Urumqi Xiangjiang Lihua Hotel Jingu Hotel - Urumqi
B,L
Day 3 Urumqi/Turpan Visit South Pasture and The Terai Camp, then drive to Turpan. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Tuha Petroleum Hotel Huo Zhou Hotel Silk Road Oasis Hotel
B,L
Day 4 Turpan Full day tour to Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs Ancient City of Gaochang The Tuyugou Great Canyon, Pass through Flaming Mountain, Turpan Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Tuha Petroleum Hotel Huo Zhou Hotel Silk Road Oasis Hotel
B,L
Day 5 Turpan/Urumqi/ Kashgar In the morning, visit Karez Well System, Turpan , Suleiman's Minaret, then drive back to Urumqi for flight to Kashgar. Arrive in Kashgar, be met and transferred to hotel.
Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Kashgar Hotel Kashgar Hotel Kashgar Hotel
B,L
Day 6 Kashgar Full day tour to Lake Karakuli, Pass to Lake Kalakuli. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Kashgar Hotel Kashgar Hotel Kashgar Hotel
B,L
Day 7 Kashgar /Urumqi Visit Abakh Khoja Tomb, The Etigar Mosque, Sunday bazaar, then be transferred to airport for Urumqi.
Arrive in Urumqi, be met and transferred to hotel.
Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hoi tak Hotel Urumqi Xiangjiang Lihua Hotel Jingu Hotel - Urumqi
B,L
Day 8 Urumqi Free at leisure till be transferred to airport for your flight departure. Details... B
Season Tour Class Group Size Single Room
Supplement
1pax 2-5pax 6-9pax
Peak Season 3*(Tourist Class) $2226 $1374 $1123 $245
4*(Deluxe Class) $2330 $1426 $1175 $297
5*(First Class) $2438 $1480 $1229 $351
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. 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 Exclude

A. 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

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Upon you arrival in Urumqi you will meet you local guide and then be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Urumqi (B, L)

Urumqi (B, L)

Sightseeing: Heavenly Lake, Erdaoqiao market

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.

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 3 Urumqi / Turpan (B, L)

Transfer via: Private Car on our arrangement
Sightseeing:
South Pasture, The Terai Camp

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.

Before you will be driven to Turpan, we will also stop at the Terai Camp.

Day 4 Turpan (B, L)

Turpan (B, L)

Sightseeing: Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs, Ancient City of Gaochang, Tuyugou Valley, Flaming Mountain

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.

Then 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.

Finally we will pass Flaming Mountain. Flaming Mountain is at the north fringe of the Turpan Basin. It was called Red Rock Mountain for the dark red sandstone dominating the area. Many years of volcanic activity have formed the unique crisscrossing gullies and ravines. During mid-afternoon the heat becomes intense as the sun's rays are reflected off the red rocks, as though the hillsides are engulfed by tongues of fire, hence the name.

Day 5 Turpan / Urumqi / Kashgar (B, L)

Turpan / Urumqi / Kashgar (B, L)

Transport via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Karez Well System, Suleiman’s 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.

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 drive back to Urumqi, from where you will take your flight to Kashgar. Upon your arrival there, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 6 Kashgar (B, L)

Kashgar (B, L)

Sightseeing: Karakuri Lake

In the morning we will start off to Karakuri Lake, which is situated at the foot of Mount Muztagata, is lying 191 kilometers (about 120 miles) from Kashgar. It is 3,600 meters (about 11,811 feet) above sea level, 30 meters (about 98 feet) deep and with a surface of ten square kilometers (about four square miles).

Day 7 Kashgar / Urumqi (B, L)

Kashgar / Urumqi (B, L)

Transport via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing:
Xiangfei Tomb, Idgar Mosque, Bazaar

Afterwards we will visit Xiangfei Tomb; an ancient Islamic building nestles among poplar trees. With glazed tiles shining in the sun, its tower points to the azure sky. A masterpiece of Uigur architecture, this is Abakh Khoja Tomb, 17th Century family cemetery of the Kashgar area Islamic leader.

Today we will make a full day tour to Idgar Mosque. Idgar Mosque is one of the largest mosques in China. It is extremely popular among the Muslims in Xinjiang. The Mosque was first built in 1442 with a history of over 500 years. The building complex is in a grand Islamic style with strong religous features, which consists of a gate tower, a courtyard, a doctrine-teaching hall and a big Hall of Prayer.

In the morning we will visit the bazaar of Kashgar. In the old districts of Kashgar, many streets have "bazaar" as part of their names. Although most of the bazaars have ceased to exist except in name, there are still some that are still in use. From the names of these streets people can imagine the past glory of this ancient trading city on the Old Silk Road. Today's Kashgar has preserved the old traditions. On the streets one can find markets selling various commodities, such as vegetables, fruits, food, garments, tools and handicrafts.

In the evening you will take the flight to Urumqi, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 8 Departure Urumqi (B)

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Today you can enjoy some leisure time until you will be transferred to the airport grom where you will take the flight to your next destination.

Comment on our service from Chew Huay Huay, Singapore
Would like to commend on the tour guides, drivers and accommodation that VOC has arranged for us. The guides and drivers are very professional,very helpful, thoughtful, caring and experienced. They practised good ethics as well. We definitely have a wonderful touring experience and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.

Dear Molly,

Hope you have been well.

We will be returning to Singapore in a couple of hours.

Would like to commend on the tour guides, drivers and accommodation that VOC has arranged for us. The guides and drivers are very professional,very helpful, thoughtful, caring and experienced. They practised good ethics as well.

We definitely have a wonderful touring experience and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.

Regards,

Mrs Wee

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Comment on our service from Brod, Australia
Thank you again for all your excellent work. I look forward to visiting you in your home town for our first Tibet tour in August 2020.

China Silk Road Tour


Hi Sandy,

Thank you for a great first tour together. I appreciate that it was a big commitment for you to be away from your office & family for such a long time. I know you would have missed your young son a lot. I am also very grateful for your huge personal effort that you put into the detailed planning.

The local guides were all great - Sally, Amanda & Benny. Regarding the itinerary, I think we have an excellent itinerary for the beginning and the end, but the middle of the tour needs to be changed.

Thank you again for all your excellent work. I look forward to visiting you in your home town for our first Tibet tour in August 2020. Jo & I might travel up one day ahead of the group to meet you and have dinner with you.

Best regards,

Brod


 

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Comment on our service from Jayne Ellen Wilgus, USA
You put together a wonderful itinerary for our two-week vacation in China. We enjoyed our guides, the food, and the hotels.

Van and I thought you put together a wonderful itinerary for our two-week vacation in China. Even though we missed a day in Beijing due to bad weather, our guide was very accommodating and helped us see as much as possible in the two remaining days.  

We enjoyed our guides, the food, and the hotels.

Thank you for all of your help in putting together this trip.

Best,

Jayne


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Comment on our service from Arnold Demeyere, Belgium

“By accident” we get contact with visitourchina. It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.

Dear friends of visitourchina,


We went to visit Nanning between April 28th and May 3rd 2019 with my wife and my daughter.

For us, it would be the first visit to China and we needed some support to organise this as I wanted to organise it all by myself (hotel, plane, visa, …). But as I was organising everything I felt the need of some extra support and help from people of China (for instance English talking guide, English talking organiser in China to take us around in a personal tour).

“By accident” we get contact with visitourchina. And they “give” us Molly Mo as contact person. It was a winning number from the lottery !

Molly took care of us like “a real mother” ! No question I’ve asked her, she answered them immediately with her advice and experience. Always in a very friendly and positive way, adding a human sense so we were even more longing to visit Nanning and it’s people. Molly organised our guide in Nanning, Wendy, who was TOP for us. Wendy took care of us, from early morning till evening with a very professional view on guiding adding a good human sense to her work. We were so good prepared we had one day on our own and we could fill in without problems.

It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.

So, we came back from Nanning after a too short stay with very positive feelings, hoping once more to visit China again.

We’re very grateful to Molly in the first place. She is the ideal person to represent Visitourchina. She take care of my many, many questions with a great heart, she had many patience with us and she never disappointed us, her answers give us the extra love for China and it’s people. Visitourchina must be happy with her.

It's a pity we couldn’t see her to transform our personal gratitude to her. Many, many, many thanks !


I hope this is not my least mail to you, I would miss our contacts,


Arnold en Rattana Demeyere




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Comment on our service from Brandon Michael Driggs,USA

The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes. We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.

Hi Molly,

The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes.

We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.

Best wishes,

Brandon


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Comment on our service from Serene Zhou,Philippines

I must extend our thanks to you and the Tour Guide for this trip Peter. The trip was fun and informative.

Hi Stella,

I must extend our thanks to you and the Tour Guide for this trip Peter (Hope i didn't get his name wrong) .

The trip was fun and informative. Peter is extremely caring and helpful to all the guests who participated in this group trip to Mutianyu great wall & Ming Tombs tour. He made sure nobody was left out of left behind. He is very polite and attentive to our needs.

Peter also made sure we are safe, he was concerned about the distance if the guests could find their hotel or find their way back to their hotel. I must thank Peter for insisting to drop us near our hotel where we CAN see our hotel building at least.

I hope you can let Peter know that he's an awesome guide and the Americans and the rest of us had so much fun.

Best Regards,

Serene Zhou & Ernest


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