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2-Day Private Tour to Turpan from Urumqi: Karez System, JIaohe Ruins and More provided by Discover Xinjiang Tours

2-Day Private Tour to Turpan from Urumqi: Karez System, JIaohe Ruins and More

2-Day Private Tour to Turpan from Urumqi: Karez System, JIaohe Ruins and More
Book in advance
from $480.00 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Turpan has a history that covers thousands of years and many empires and religions. During this 2 days guided tour,  you can chose 4-6 attractions in Turpan to visit, such as Jiaohe Ancient City, Gaochang Ancient City, Karez Irrigation System, Emin Minaret, Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves and Flame Mountain. The tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee(4 -6 attractions), an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Your English speaking guide and private car will pick you up at 8:00am in your Urumqi hotel's lobby. Then heading directly to Turpan, it will take about 3 hours. Your professional tour guide will give you an explication of the Silk Road and the related Chinese history and culture on the way. Feel free to discuss with your tour guide on which attractions you are interested, choose 4-6 attractions in Turpan, then your tour guide will put together an itinerary for you. •  Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. It is a complex of Buddhist cave grottos dating from the 5th to 14th century. They are high on the cliffs of the west Mutou Valley under the Flaming Mountains,  and most of the surviving caves date from the West Uyghur kingdom around the 10th to 13th centuries. • Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta), the largest extant old tower in Xinjiang and the only Islamic tower among the hundred famous towers in China.  • Karez irrigation system which is 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. Here you can learn how the locals have irrigated a dry climate like Turpan for hundreds of years. • Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)–the capital of the Anterior Jushi Kingdom. Like a willow leaf, the ancient city of Jiaohe has a history of 2300 years. Jiaohe ancient city was considered as the largest, oldest and best-preserved earthen city in the world. It was listed as the World Heritage by UNESCO on June 22, 2014. • Flaming Mountains, which are barren, eroded, red sandstone hills. It is the hottest place in China with the highest temperature around 47.8 °C (118 °F) and surface temperature over 70 °C (158 °F) in summer.  • Astana Tombs which served mainly as the cemetery for the descendants of Chinese settlers in Gaochang from the 4th century to the first half of the 8th century. The complex contains over 1,000 tombs. Due to the arid environment many important artifacts have been well preserved at the tombs, including natural mummies. • Ancient City of Gaochang: Gaochang ancient city was a key point along the Silk Road. The city was built in the first Century BC and later became capital of the Idikut (Gaochang) Uighur Kingdom in the 8th Century.  By the 14th century, the city was damaged and abandoned due to warfare between Mongolian aristocrats and Uigurs.   Please note: Your 2 days tour including the entrance fee to 4-6 attractions in Turpan, two days lunches in the local restaurant, English speaking tour guide and private vehicle, please book your own accommodation in Turpan.  After two days tour you can choose to be dropped off at your hotel in Urumqi or finish in Turpan.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11301P121
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • 2 Days Lunches in the local restaurant • Professional guide • Transport by private vehicle • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Entrance Fee
Exclusions
Gratuities • Accommodations in Turpan
Duration
2 days
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Your tour guide will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel by holding your name sign
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Bottled water • 2 Days Lunches in the local restaurant • Professional guide • Transport by private vehicle • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Entrance Fee
Exclusions
Gratuities • Accommodations in Turpan
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Your tour guide will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel by holding your name sign
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants must sit on laps
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is smart casual
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Please book your own accommodation in Turpan
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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2-Day Private Tour to Turpan from Urumqi: Karez System, JIaohe Ruins and More cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 2-Day Private Tour to Turpan from Urumqi: Karez System, JIaohe Ruins and More on Tripadvisor