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Turpan 4 Days Private Tour

Tour Code: TUP04
Departure: Daily
Tour Type: Private Tour
Attractions: Turpan 4 Day Tour of Ancient City of Jiaohe, Ancient Karez system, the Grape Valley, the Emin Minaret
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner     
Day by day itinerary

Day 1. Arrive in Turpan.( D   ) 
Be met and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at free.

Day 2. Ancient City of Gaochang, Ancient Astana Tombs, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Flaming Mountains (B, L  D   )  

Drive to visit Gaochang City was built in the first Century B.C. The city used to be a garrison town and later became a key point along the ancient Silk Road. Later Gaochang city became ruins around the 14th century because of war. You can see some well preserved structures in the ruins.
Move on to visit the Ancient Astana Tombs.
This Tang-dynasty burial ground range 2 kilometers from north to south and 5 kilometers from east to west. The imperial dead of Gaochang City and noble officials were buried in this place. Then we will proceed to visit Flaming Mountains, one of the branch ranges of the Tianshan Mountains. The Flaming Mountains extend from east to west for about 100 kilometers. The red rocks on the mountain reflect sunlight and absorb the sun's heat as if there were fire on the hill, hense the name.
Move on to visit Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. In the Uigur language, Bezeklik means "place where there are paintings" The cave contain 67 caves dating from the Northern and Southern dynasties (317 - 589) to the Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368). The caves are well hidden and rest on a long ridge overlooking a valley. But some of the caves were destoried by aggression army. (Lunch )


Day 3. Ancient City of Jiaohe, Ancient Karez system, Grape Valley, the Emin Minaret   (B, L  D   ) 
Be met by English speaking tour guide from your hotel.
Drive to visit Ancient City of Jiaohe, which is located 12 kilometers west of Turpan. The whole city stands on a 30-meter-high plateau between two rivers. In the ancient time, Jiaohe is a city with great military and economic significance. Later the city became ruins because of war. Later, natural forces make the streets and courtyards full of sand.
Move on to visit Ancient Karez system. The history of Karez can be traced back to the Han dynasty. The Ancient Karez system is composed of a series of which was linked by underground channels. There are more than 470 Karez systems, totaling over 1,600 kilometers of tunnels. The Karez system is considered as one of the three great projects in China with the other two being the Great Wall and the Grand Canal. Most of karezes existing today in the Turpan were built in the Qing dynasty.
Then we will proceed to visit Grape Valley. Lying at the base of the western end of Flaming Mountains, fifteen kilometers west of the city center, Grape Valley is a unique world of vineyards and fruit trees.
Move on to visit Emin Minaret. The Emin Minaret also called Sugong Pagoda is located 2km east of Turpan city. The whole place is composed of the pagoda and a mosque. The Emin minaret tower was built in 1778 by the local Muslim ruler, Emin Hoja. The minaret was built in a simple Islamic style, 44 meters in height, and 10 meters in diameter at the base.
Be transferred back to your hotel after the tour.

Day 4. Departure. (B,   ) 


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.