2-Day Private Independent Tour to Turpan from Urumqi

2-Day Private Independent Tour to Turpan from Urumqi

Enjoy a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your Urumqi city hotel to Turpan, after your two days self-guided tour in Turpan, you can choose the option to end your tour in Turpan or been transferred back to your hotel in Urumqi. You will have the maximum freedom to enjoy historical sites at your own pace. Feel free to choose the sites you want to visit in Turpan: Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto), Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), Turpan Kariz underground water system, Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta), Astana-Karakhoja Tombs, Flaming mountain and so on.

You will be picked up from your Urumqi hotel or accommodation at 8:00am then transfer to Turpan which is about 2.5 to 3 hours drive. Along the ride, you will passes a giant wind-farm, different rivers, and mountain pastures. Sit back and enjoy the scenery along the way.

There are so much to see in Turpan, choose the sites you want to go, then your driver or phone translator will design an itinerary for you. Once arriving at each attraction, your driver will show you where to purchase your tickets, and where he will be waiting for you, then you will enjoy your own time to explore the historical sites, after you finish each site, you will meet your friendly driver and heading to the next destination. After your 2 days self-guided Turpan tour finished, you can choose to finish your tour in Turpan or transferred back to your hotel in Urumqi.

Attractions in Turpan:
• 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. 
• 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.Right beside the minaret stands Su Gong Ta Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Xinjiang. 
• 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.
• 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.

Please note this is only a private transfer service. Meals, entrance tickets, tour guide are not included. You may have a Chinese speaking driver, but they know exactly where to pick you up and where to drop you off. Guest can use their phone to call our translator if need during the ride.

Informacion Adicional
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"The use of the service is 9 hours each day, more than 9 hours you are required to pay 15 USD for each extra hour to your driver."
"Please book your own accommodation in Turpan in advance"
"Most travelers can participate"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 2 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up from your hotel in Urumqi City

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Bottled water
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver's accommodation in Turpan
  • Round-trip private transfer(If the related option been selected
  • 9 hours Service each day
  • Fuel surcharge

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Accommodation in Turpan


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