Southern Xinjiang Luxurious Tour
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Day 1   Kashgar 

Today you will arrange your international flight to get to Kashgar. we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel check in. you can enjoy your leisure time and familiar with this city. tomorrow you will start your trip in southern Xinjiang.
Accommodation: In Kashgar

Day 2   Kashgar 

Morning enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, and then we will take the bus to Kashgar Old Town,  you will first see the cabaret performance in the old town around 10:00am every morning. afterwards, stroll around the Old Town, to explore the local lifestyle and unique architecture, most of the folk houses here all have a hundred years of history. After the visit, we are going to Idigar Mosque, the largest Mosque in China and most famous one in Xinjiang. then we will take you to visit the Handicraft street, it gathered hundreds of handicraft workshops, Uygur hats, pottery, musical instrument, you can find everything what you want, which has become a boutique exhibition for handicraft in Kashgar and Central Asia.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Sunday Bazaar (livestock Market) with farmers and buyers arriving by donkey cart, truck, bicycle, horseback, motorbike or on foot, with their animals. It's loud, lively and cheerful as they arrive, eat breakfast, set up their animals and check out the action. thereafter, continue to visit the Apak Hoja Tomb, which is the holiest place in Xinjiang and an architectural treasure. It is said that the only Uygur concubine of Emperor Qian Long in the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), Xiang Fei was buried here, so it was also named the Tomb of Xiang Fei.
Accommodation: In Kashgar

Idigar Mosque   Kashgar Livestock Market
Idigar Mosque                                                                                       Sunday Bazaar

Day 3   Kashgar  Taxkorgan      (320kms, 6hrs driving)

This morning drive on the China and Pakistan highway and enjoy the Pamir landscape, we will travel to Taxkorgan, a strategic pass in the Pamirs through which the ancient Silk Road crosses. The Tajik nationality lives in here. then with a stop on the way to visit the Karakul Lake, the highest lake of Pamir plateau, near the junction of the Pamir, Tian Shan and Kunlun Mountain ranges. Surrounded by mountains which remain snow-covered throughout the year, the three highest peaks visible from the lake are the Muztag Ata (7 546m), Kongur Tagh (7 649m) and Kongur Tiube (7 530 m). Then drive about 6hrs to Taxkorgan for rest.
Accommodation: In Taxkorgan

Karakul Lake   Pamir Plateau Xinjiang
Karakul Lake                                                                                             Karakul Lake

Day 4   Taxkorgan  Kashgar

After breakfast, our guide will escort you to the Stone Fortress it is one of three most famous stone cities in history. Surrounded by the grassland, snow mountains and rivers, it is a strategically important castle on the ancient Silk Road. Here you will see the temple, city wall and official office which built in Tang and Qing Dynasty. afterwards, walk around the local pasture to experience the lifestyle of Tajik and enjoy the scenery of Taxkorgan. 
In the afternoon, drive back to Kashgar downtown along the beautiful scenery. then you will be transferred to the hotel and have a good rest.
Accommodation: In Kashgar

Stone City   Stone Fortress
Stone Fortress                                                                              Stone Fortress

Day 5   Kashgar  Yarkent (231kms, 3hrs driving)  Kuqa

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel. Today we will drive about 3hours to an trade center city Yarkent, which is also an oasis at the western end of the Taklimakan desert. Arrive in Yarkent, transfer to our first stop Yarkent King Tomb, which was buried the King of Yarkent Kingdom and their family from 1533, Exquisite patterns, architecture and history, these attract many people to visit.  After the visit, to explore the Yarkent Old Town, you will see the local lifestyle, enjoy your time and relax. In the afternoon, we will transfer to the Yarkent airport and take the flight to Kuqa, upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel and our guide will assist you with check-in, the night is your own time.
Accommodation: In Kuqa

Yarkent King Tomb   Old Town in Yarkend
Yarkent King Tomb                                                                           Old Town in Yarkent

Day 6   Kuqa 

Kuqa, also called Qiuci in ancient times, there are a large number of ancient city walls, temples, caves, tombs and other culture relics. Today we will have a chance to go our first step a typical representative of Qiuci Grottoes Kizil Grottoes, the Chinese Buddhist Grottoes, it has 4 grottoes and 81 murals for you to enjoy. And then you will be arranged to visit the Tianshan Great Canyon, which is the excellent geological park all over the world. It recorded the whole process of crustal movement in Xinjiang during the past 400 million years. Ending the visit to Tianshan Great Canyon, we will explore the Kuqa Old Town,  say hello to the kids who are playing, give a smile to the senior man resting under the tree, taste the local cuisine, Kuqa Old Town will make you have an unforgettable memory.
Accommodation: In Kuqa

Kizil Grottoes   Tianshan Great Canyon
              Kizil Grottoes                                                                                             Tianshan Great Canyon

Day 7   Kuqa  Urumqi  Turpan  (200kms, 3hrs driving)

Today You will leave from the hotel and catch your flight to Urumqi in the morning. we will meet you at the airport and you can take a break or enjoy the scenery on the way when we drive to Turpan. Turpan, the transportation hub linking the Central Plains with Central Asia, as well as southern Xinjiang with northern Xinjiang since ancient times, it is also an important town on the ancient Silk Road.
Accommodation: In Turpan

Day 8   Turpan  Urumqi        (200kms, 3hrs driving)

Full day sightseeing in Turpan. The first stop will start from Tuyoq Village, a Muslim religious pilgrimage site, constructed in eastern and western cliffs in Tuyoq valley. more than 40 caves, 10 preserving murals. These grottoes are said to date from the West Jin Dynasty (265AD-316AD), and are considered to be the earliest in Turpan. Afterwards, head to visit the Sugong Minaret, the largest Islamic minaret in China built in 1778, explore the Karez Well, which is a special irrigation system in desert areas. And finally we are going to visit the Jiaohe Ruins, the highlights of your Turpan tour, Jiaohe ruins with a history of 2,300 years lies between two rivers on a loess plateau atop a cliff of over 30m. It is one of the best preserved ruins of its ancient era in China, it was include in the World Heritage List on June 22, 2014.
Thereafter, you will travel to the next destination Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang. Here you will be transferred to hotel, have a good rest.
Accommodation: In Urumqi

Karez Well   Toyuq Village
Karez Well                                                                                                           Toyuq Village

Day 9   Urumqi  Heavenly Lake  (120kms, 1.5hrs driving)

Morning your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel. Then driving about 1.5 hours to visit the Heavenly Lake, a picturesque Alpine lake, 2000m up in the Tianshan mountain range. There are eight beautiful scenic spots in the lake scenic area. you can walk around these attractions or take a cruise to see the full view of Heavenly Lake.
In the afternoon, drive back to Urumqi, tour at the Xinjiang regional museum to see archaeological treasures from the Silk Road and Xinjiang's minority cultures. After that, we will take you to the Xinjiang International Bazaar, the largest bazaar in Urumqi. You'll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and almost anything that you can imagine. you can buy some souvenirs or local dried fruits for your family and friends.
Accommodation: In Urumqi

Heavenly Lake   Xinjiang International Bazaar
                       Heavenly Lake                                                                              Xinjiang International Bazaar

Day 10   Urumqi 

Today you will say farewell to your guide and driver, end the 10 days southern Xinjiang luxurious tour and back to your sweet home. 

Travel in party of Superior Class
Deluxe Class
Tourist Class
2-5 persons N
6-9 persons N
10 persons & above N
Single room Supplement N

Service included:

√ All Entrance fees listed in the itinerary
√ Private transportation with Good AC through out the itinerary 
√ Hotels with breakfast(twin/double share bases) as listed in the itinerary .
√ Airfare from Yarkent to Kuqa, Kuqa to Urumqi
√ Service Charge & Government Taxes 
√ Excellent English speaking guide
√ 2 bottles of water each person every day
√ allowance for the guide and driver
√ Visa support letter if necessary

Service excluded:

* Personal expenses, tips to the guide and driver.
* Flight arrive in Kashgar and leave from Urumqi
* Some activities such as camel riding, boat cruise ect.
Full Board Meals listed every day
* Other lost due to weather condition
* Visas

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