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9 Days Silk Road Adventure Tour

Tour Code:  SRA12
Category: The Silk Road
Departure: everyday
Tour Type: Private
Attraction Type: Historical relics, natural wonders
Attraction:  Urumqi-Tianchi-Kashgar-Karakuli Lake-Desert-Turpan-Urumqi-Dunhuang-Xi'an
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Day by day itinerary
Day01: Arrival Urumqi
Pick you up at the airport, then check in the hotel.
Day02: Urumqi - Tianchi - flying Kashgar (Urumqi to Tianchi is 150 kilometers, Urumqi to Kashgar is 1500 km)        (B,L,D)
After breakfast, visit Tianshan Tianchi (100 yuan +35 yuan tramway) Heaven lake is clear and crystal, around the hills, "Pearl of the Tianshan Mountains" reputation. In the afternoon visit the national trade circle tour - Erdaoqiao international Dabazhaer, the rich experience of the Uighur ethnic atmosphere, and visited the most authentic national architecture, the nation's craft. Then return to Wushi and back to Kashgar by plane. Live in Kashgar.
Day03: Kashgar / Karakuli Lake / Kashgar (200 KM, about three hours)        (B,L,D)
Start in the early morning to visit the Karakuli Lake(50yuan). Karakuli Lake is 3,600 meters above sea level, at the foot of the Maztagata Mountain, some 190 kilometers from Kashgar. It is an unspoiled natural paradise with breath-taking natural scenery. A leisurely walk along the lake is also refreshing and pleasant.After that you will back to Kashgar city.
Day04: Kashgar/Desert (urban/desert to and back is about 260 km)        (B,L,D)
After breakfast drive to Yuepuhu - Dawa Kun desert tourism scenic spot(30yuan), visit Euphrates Poplar Forestsare and lake in desert, (play  the desert expedition at their own expense, ride camels, Sand Skiing, etc.) have a unique lunch Flavor of grilled fish, barbecue and other snacks. Return Kashgar after the end of happy journey of Dawa Kun desert. Then is to visit the Abakh Khoia Tomb ( Tomb of Xiangfei), the most magnificent and well-preserved Islamic architectural complex in Xingjiang. First build in 1640, the buildings exhibit Uygur and Arabic architectuaral styles as well as some Buddhist symbols. Back to Urumqi by air.
Day05: Turpan - Nearby attractions - Urumqi (260 kilometers, good road conditions)        (B,L,D)
Drive earlier morning and arrival in Turpan, see the Asia's largest wind power plants, Dabancheng scenery, the beautiful scenery of Salt Lake (200 km) during the way. Then visit the ancient civilizations of China's three major projects - Karez Well (40yuan), overlook the VolcanoLand (40yuan), the Xinjiang Uygur village (35yuan), the oldest  tower with ethnic characteristics in Xinjiang - Sugong Tower (30yuan), the afternoon visit the Silk Road carpet factory, Putaogou (60yuan) which is one of the 4 A national-level scenics spot. Overnight train to Dunhuang.
Day06: Dunhuang - Yumen Pass (190 kilometers, good road conditions)        (B,L,D)
After breakfast, travel to Yumen Pass (40 yuan, 90 km). Yumenguan pass is located in the Gobi Desert 95KM northwest of Dunhuang city .it was built during the reign of Emperor Wu of  the Han Dynasty. Its name came from the fact that jade from hotan in Xinjiang entered the Central China through the pass. At that time the pass provided the only access to the north route of the Silk Road.The Han Dynasty great wall keep more than 2,000 years, from the Yumenguan pass only 4 KM.
Day07: Dunhuang - Mogao Grottoes - Crescent Moon Lake (Dunhuang to Mogao Grottoes is 25 kilometers, Mogao to Crescent Moon Lake is 6 kilometers, good traffic)        (B,L,D)
Today you will first visit the Mogao Grottoes (180yuan), some of the most famous grottoes in China. Later you will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will visit the Dunes of the Singing Sands and Crescent Moon Lake (120yuan).
Day08: Dunhuang - Xi'an        (B,D)
Fly to Xi'an. Visit the Big willd Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Walls, Xi'an Muslim Steet (Huimin Jie)
Day09: Xi'an - Beijing        (B,L,D)
In the morning Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the Huaqing Hot Springs. Then take the train to beijing in the afternoon.

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