8-day Xinjiang Desert Exploration by Camel Ride
Tour code: ETC-Q71
Silk Road is the long road linked the western and eastern culture by camels; Riding a camel and crossing the civilizations clustered and thrived in Taklimakan Desert, travelers have chance to visit the precious historic relics and have a good adventure in endless desert landscape. What a special journey to the world’s wild areas.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Urumqi / Hotan
||Arrival in Urumqi, Flight to Hotan|
||Jeyya village, camel ride in Taklimakan desert|
||Rawak ancient town, Malike-awat ruins, Jade River and jade carving factory|
|4||Hotan / Kucha
||Drive to Kucha through Taklamakan Desert|
||Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves or Kizil Grotto Temples, Tianshan Grand Canyon|
|6||Kucha / Urumqi
||Subash ancient city ruins, local Bazzar of Kucha, back to Urumqi|
||Transfer to next Destination|
Fly to Urumqi, and connect your flight to Hotan. Be met and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02 Hotan – Camp site (B, L, D)
Drive to Jeyya village, which is famous with its tie die local silk, a possible visit to the village before entering the desert. Then take a camel ride into the Taklimakan desert (camel riding around 6-7 hours). Overnight at camp site.
Day 03 Camp site – Hotan/Khotan (B, L, D)
Ride the camel to Rawak ancient town, and visit Buddhist pagoda ruins (built in Tang dynasty 6th century AD, combination of Persian Indian architectural style), Malike-awat ruins, Jade River and jade carving factory.
Day 04 Hotan – Kucha (B, L, D)
A long day ride (650km) to Kucha through Taklamakan Desert – the largest one in China. This road was the second desert highway in Taklimakan built in 2007.
Day 05 Kucha (B, L, D)
Explore Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves or Kizil Grotto Temples, where boasts some of the most impressive Buddhist art in Central Asia and date to the third century. In the afternoon, you will visit Tianshan Grand Canyon.
Day 06 Kucha – Urumqi (B, L, D)
Morning visit Subash ancient city ruins, local Bazzar of Kucha, old city area. After dinner, take overnight train to Urumqi
Day 07 Urumqi (B, L)
About noon arrive to Urumqi, check into Hotel, after lunch, visit the Xinjiang Museum.
Day 08 Urumqi departure (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.
PRICES START FROM PER PERSONAs all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.
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