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Two Days Tour to Turpan

Tour Code: TUP03
Departure: Daily
Tour Type: Private Tour
Attractions: Turpan 2 Day Tour of Ancient City of Gaochang, Ancient Astana Tombs, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Flaming Mountains
Day by day itinerary

Day 1   Urumqi to Turpan

Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel at 7:00AM local time and drive to Turpan on the first class highway for about 2.5 hour. Once you arrive in Turpan first check into the Oasis hotel, then we start our wonderful day in Turpan beginning with a visit the ancient city of Idikut (Gaochang). 

Gaochang City was The city was first built in the first Century BC and later became capital of the Idikut (Gaochang) Uighur Kingdom in the 8th Century.  You can take a donkey cart to visit the site if you like. We'll stop in the city for about 40 minutes and then drive to Karakhoja Astana tombs, a Tang-dynasty burial ground which also known as the "Underground Museum".  Astana means "capital" in the Uighur language and Karakhoja is the name of a legendary hero of the ancient Uighur Kingdom who conquered by killing a vicious dragon.  

Moving on, we journey to Tuyugou Mazha Village, an old, beautiful and timeless village with a friendly Uighur community.  Here we visit several local families and eat lunch with a local family in their home. This could quite likely be the highlight of your tour..   After lunch we visit Bizaklik Thousand-Buddha Caves which used to be an important center for Buddhist worship under the Xizhou Huigu government of the Idikut (Gaochang) Kingdom.

Finally, on the way back to the hotel we will stop at the Flaming Mountain, which people claim are so hot and dry that "flying birds even a thousand miles away dare not to come"Later, we'll eat dinner in the Oasis hotel restaurant and the round the day off with an atmospheric song and dance festival in the famous grape valley. 

Day 2  Turpan to Urumqi

Following a hearty western breakfast at the Hotel we start our another wonderful day in Turpan. Our special itinerary today includes sightseeing in Turpan and drive back to Urumqi after Lunch.   First we visit Yargul Ancient city which is one of Jiaohe Ancient City  in China. The ruins of the buildings are divided into temples, civilian dwellings and government offices. Workshops and residential houses in the streets are still visible and time there is time spent in a world long disappeared.  
After an hour of walking around the city area, we'll push on to see the Karez Irrigation System , unique to this part of the world.  The system is considered as one of the three great projects in China with the other two being the Great Wall and the Grand Canal.  Then visit The Emin Minaret  minaret which is a magnificent combination of ancient Uighur and Islamic architecture.  It is the tallest ancient pagoda in Xinjiang and the only Islamic ancient pagoda in the country.  Locals call it "pure tower."
After lunch we'll leave Turpan to Urumqi

Prices in USD (1:7)

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The above price is just for your information only! There are fluctuations in the hotels of different seasons. Please ask the exact price firstly when you want to book the tour!

This trip price includes:

  1. Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (but hotels are subject to change to the same category before finally confirmed).
  2. All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  3. Transfers among airports & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.
  4. Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
  5. Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary.
  6. Domestic airports departure taxes have been charged with the flight tickets.
  7. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
    Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

The trip price does not include:

  1. Any meals which are not included in the "The trip price includes."
    Single Room Supplements (as the above quotation for accommodation is based on twin sharing room).
  2. International air and train tickets for coming to & leaving mainland China. Air tickets or train tickets not specified in the itinerary on the first arrival day and last departure day.
  3. Excess Baggage Charges.
  4. Personal expenses: Items of a purely personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips to guides or drivers, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges, or sightseeing or meals which are not included in the day-to-day itinerary.
    Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
  5. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
  6. Visa fees

Friendly Note from chinauniquetour.com

1. The above tour is tailored for you exclusively. You will enjoy Private car, driver and English speaking tour guide.
2. Lunch is not refundable if you do not need it.
3. The sunshine is very strong in summer time. Sunglass is useful.
4. Photograph is not permitted in some area. Our tour guide will give you notice.
5. You will walk a distance with this tour. A pair of soft and comfortable shoes is helpful.
6. chinauniquetour.com  lists the exact cost of each person from 1 to 10 persons. This will help you to cut down cost if you have more persons. Please contact us for a special cost if you have more than 10 persons.