5-Day Turpan-Heavenly Lake-Urumqi Tours

  • Tour Code: UT3

  • Destinations: Turpan; Heaveny lake; Urumqi

  • Tour Type: Private Tour


Tour Highlights

  • Experience the live ancient Tuyuk Village with a lunch at a local house.
  • Explore the ancient city of Jiaohe, which was built by digging down from the ground.
  • Understand the secrets of the longest ancient underground irrigation system Karez.
  • Enjoy the diversified cultural relics and mummies in Xinjiang Regional Museum.
  • Admire the construction art of tallest minaret of China.

Day 1
Arrive in Turpan
Hotel:Silk Road Lodges
Meals:No Meals
Activities: Pick you up from North train station and transfer to your hotel
Our guide/driver will pick up you from Turpan airprot or trains station and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free day for you.
Turpan is a marvelous city blended with Western and Eastern religions and cultures perfectly. Its geographical location is very important. Lying at the junction of the east and the west of China, it has been a key point on the Silk Road since ancient times, a great number of historical relics with unique landscapes.
Day 2
Turpan For Whole Day
Hotel:Silk Road Lodges
Activities: Visit Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient city,Toyuq village,Flaming Mountains Karez underground Irrigations system and Emin Minaret
After breakfast,we start our tour in Turpan with a visit to Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient city which is one of the best preserved ancient cities in China. The ruins of the buildings are divided into temples, civilian dwellings and government offices. Workshops, residential houses and the streets are still visible and time there is a time spent in a long lost world.
After an hour of walking around the ancient city,Move on to Toyuq village, an old, beautiful and timeless village with a friendly Uighur community. Here we visit several local families and have lunch with a local family in their home. This could be the highlight of your tour today.
After lunch we’ll head on to see the world famous 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.
On the way we will stop at the Flaming Mountains which people claimed to be the hottest and driest along the silk road that “flying birds even a thousand miles away dare not to come” (just on the road side for photo)
Finally visit Emin Suliman minaret which is a magnificent combination of ancient Uighur and Islamic architecture. It is the tallest ancient tower in Xinjiang and the only Islamic ancient minaret in the country. Locals call it “pure tower”.
Day 3
Turpan to Heavenly Lake
Hotel:Kazak yurt
Activities: Drive to Heavenly Lake and spend the whole afternoon around the lake
After breakfast drive to Heavenly lake which takes about 4 hours.
Heavenly lake offers some great hiking routes through the valleys on wooden pathways or up to the mountains as you like.
Your stay at the heavenly lake is the time to go for boating, take photos or simply trek around the lake. Spend a night at local Kazak yurt which certainly the easiest way to understand the life of the Kazak people.
Day 4
Heavenly Lake to Urumqi
Hotel:Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel
Activities: Hike around the heavenly Lake and then drive to Urumqi city,visit Xinjiang Provincial Museum in the afternoon
Not many tourists spend a night at the lake, it is quiet and not touristy in the morning. enjoy the sunshine in the early morning.
After local Kazak breakfast at the yurt, you will have chance to hike around the lake for a few hours before the lake gets crowded.
Whenever you are ready drive to Urumqi city
In the afternoon visit Xinjiang regional museum to see archeological treasures from the Silk Road and Xinjiang’s minority cultures.Museum displays some well-preserved 3000 years old mummies excavated from Loulan– TaklaMaka desert. Lunch and dinner at local restaurants, stay overnight in Urumqi.
Day 5
Urumqi To Your Destination
Hotel:Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel
Activities: See you off at Urumqi airport
Today is the last day of your tour with us, so we hope this tour shouldn’t be the last. We strive to make every day of your time with us the one that you’ll always remember and if you’d like to book some other tours please Contact us for more information.

Tour price

  • Following is our price lists, it is always better to keep all the services as standard as possible for the tours. However, if the tour is beyond your budget, we’ll try our best to accommodate your needs while still maintaining our high standard of services.

Tour Price from 1st June till 31st Oct

Pax Price per person
1 Pax 10300
2 Pax 5681
3 Pax 4731
4-6 Pax 4163
Based on Chinese RMB

Tour Price from 1st Nov till 31st May

Pax Price per person
1 Pax 9038
2 Pax 5050
3 Pax 4121
4 Pax 3625
Based on Chinese RMB

Service Includes

  • Air-conditioned private Vehicle for whole land transportation
  • Private excellent English speaking local Tour guides
  • Hotels as listed above(one room shared by two people)
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fee for the sights as listed in the program (including shuttle bus)
  • Expenses of the guides, drivers and vehicles (Accommodation and meals for guide and driver; Highway fee, oil and parking fees for the car)
  • Visa support

Service excludes

  • Tips for the guides and drivers
  • Beverages
  • Arrival and Departure flights
  • Chinese visa
  • Personal excursions like horse or camel riding at the spots or boating Etc.

Trip Notes

  • Here is some notes for above tour. If you want to make any changes according to your personal request , please let us know , one of our tour specialist will tailor make your tour just for your needs

1. Accommodation

  • —Different types of Hotels are available, including famous 5-star hotel chains, 4-star hotels in the best locations, good value 3-star hotels, or boutique hotels that reflect the style of the region.
    —Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds at the hotels listed above
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities
    –If you have any special requests for your hotels, please let us know, our travel experts will try to meet your requests and find out the perfect one for you.

    Special notes:
    Yurt at Heavenly lake: At the moment, it is not possible to stay at heavily lake (regulation) , we are not sure when it will be possible again, so if it will be still not possible to stay when you come to this tour , we will book hotel at Urumqi city instead of Yurt at Heavenly Lake.

2. Meals

  • Breakfast is usually at the hotels. Lunch and dinners will be provided at good conditioned, clean local restaurants or tourist restaurants.
    You can also taste authentic local dishes of different minorities along the Silk Road.
    sometime also arrange local family meals wherever it is possible to let you deeply understand local life and culture. You would also to join cooking if you like.

3. Transportation

  • Air-conditioned good conditioned vehicles for whole land transportation including Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing.

4. Drivers and Car Types

  • All of our tour guides are very experienced and helpful, who create unique and unforgettable experiences to share with you.
    Our tours include excellent English-speaking local tour guides in each destination, so they don’t travel with you on the trains or flights. But our driver/guide always pick up you from railway stations or airports with “your name” on a welcome board.

    All of our drivers are experienced licensed tourism drivers who are very helpful, friendly and easy going.
    We provide the following cars for the tour:
    1. 1-2 PAX: Sedan, SUV or MPV
    2. 3-5 PAX: MPV
    3. 6-8 PAX: 13-15-Seater minibus
    4. 9-10 PAX: 17-22 Seater Minibus
    5. 11 or more PAX: 33 seater or bigger coaches.

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