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Urumqi | Kashgar | Turpan | Dunhuang

Highlights:

  • Visit the Sunday Market in Kashgar
  • Enjoy traditional lunch with a local family in Turpan
  • Tour the Mogao Grottoes
  • See Turpan’s unique karez water system

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ACCOMODATIONS

CITYNIGHTSHOTELS
Urumqi2Yin Du Hotel
Kashgar1Tianyuan Hotel
Turpan to Dunhuang1Train
Dunhuang1Grand Soluxe Dunhuang Hotel
DAY 1
Arrival in Urumqi

Upon arrival in Urumqi, meet and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2
Urumqi | Kashgar

Drive to Heavenly Lake and enjoy a tranquil boat ride. Later meet a typical Kazaks family and visit Provincial Museum before flight to Kashgar. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
Kashgar | Urumqi

City tour of Kashgar, including the Sunday Market (open every day), Old City, Aba Khoja Mausoleum, Id Kah Mosque and craftsman bazaar. In the evening, your return flight to Urumqi. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
Urumqi | Turpan | Dunhuang

Drive to Turpan, see the ancient city of Gaochang and the Uygur village at Tuyuk. A traditional lunch will be arranged with a local family at their home. Later visit the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Turpan’s unique karez water system and the Emin Minaret. Following a traditional musical performance, board the overnight train from Turpan to Dunhuang. (B,L,D)

Note: There are 4 berths in the cabin and they are shared.

DAY 5
Dunhuang

Morning arrival at Dunhuang Railway Station. Then begin your tour of the area, including the more than 1,500-year-old Mogao Grottoes, the Singing Sand Dunes and a camel ride at the Crescent Moon scenic area. (L,D)

DAY 6
Depart Dunhuang

Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)

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