Marco Polo's Silk Road, 4-Days
Relive one of history's greatest journeys as you travel the ancient Silk Road on this tour across vast deserts and through the ruins of lost cities. You'll enjoy Uyghur hospitality in Turpan, and marvel at mummies in Urumqi. *Optional Extension: find enlightenment in Dunhuang's Mogao Caves.
Destinations: Urumqi - Heavenly Lake - Turpan - Flaming Mountain - Tuyuk Village - Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves - Jiaohe Ancient City - Karez - Suntan Minaret - Urumqi
Day 1: Arrive in Urumqi. Day 2: Urumqi to Heavenly Lake (Tianchi), 110km Visit: Xinjiang Regional Museum, Heavenly Lake (Tianchi), Urumqi Grand Bazaar. Day 3: Urumqi to Turpan, 190km Visit: Tuyuk Ancient Village, Flaming Mountains, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Sultan Minaret. Day 4: Turpan to Urumqi airport, 220km Visit: Jiaohe Ruined City, Karez Underground Irrigation System.
This Program Is Just a Teaser Of The Many Possibilities Awaiting You. We can create bespoke itineraries and experiences to match your interests, passions and preferences. *Period & number of participants determines the price, feel free to contact me.