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Kashgar Old City Market

7-Day Xinjiang Silk Road Highlights Tour

Day 1–2 Urumqi
  • Heavenly Lake
3 hrs
Day 3-4 Turpan
  • Jiaohe Ancient City
  • Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves
2 hrs
Day 5-7 Kashgar
  • Handicrafts Street
  • Old town & Bazaar


  • Explore the most remote city from any sea in the world - Urumqi.
  • Wander around the peculiar ancient city of Jiaohe, which was built by digging down instead of building up from the ground.
  • Unveil the secrets of an ancient underground irrigation system - the Karez Well System.
  • Experience a bazaar that has existed for centuries on the Silk Road - the Kashgar Livestock Market.
  • Enjoy afternoon tea with some locals in an ancient Uyghur teahouse.
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Tailor Make Your Tour:
  • Your Schedule
  • Your Interests
  • Your Hotel Tastes
From US$1,669 p/p

Based on 2 persons & 4-star hotels for reference

Itinerary Details

As China’s largest province and the western end of the Silk Road in China, Xinjiang is the homeland of enthusiastic Uyghurs and several other minorities. Xinjiang offers fascinating music, joyful dance, sweet fruits, and a diverse mix of cultures for you to discover and enjoy. In this tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the marvelous landscape, learn about the Silk Road’s history, and interact with the locals.

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Day 1Urumqi Arrival

When you land in Urumqi, you will be as far from the sea as you can be. Your private tour guide will be waiting for you in the arrivals area and will be ready to transfer you to your hotel.

Hotel options:
Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel
Wanda Vista Urumqi

Day 2Urumqi - Heavenly Lake
Day 3Urumqi to Turpan - Cultural Relics
Day 4The Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves and a Flight to Kashgar
Day 5Kashgar Old City Local Experience
Day 6Karakuli Lake
Day 7Kashgar Departure

Trip Notes

1. Extend the Tour

  • Korla: add 1-2 days - Mazar culture, Tiemen Pass
  • Kuqa: add 1-2 days - Takelamagan Desert, Kuqa Gorge
  • Aksu: add 1-2 days - The Grand Canyon of Tianshan Mountains
  • Hetian: add 1-2 days - The Site of Rewake Buddha Temple, Mazhatage Ancient Castle
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2. Accommodation

In remote cities, such as Kashgar and Turpan, star-rated hotels might not be as good as the same standard of hotels in big cities due to local situations. To provide you with a comfortable experience, we have selected the best possible hotels for you.