Tour Across Takamankan Desert in 5 Days from Urumqi

Tour Across Takamankan Desert in 5 Days from Urumqi Itinerary

Day 1 Urumqi/Kashgar – Morning air to Kashgar. Met by the local guide and taken to the Akabh Jojia Mausoleum and the wonderful Idkah Mosque visit. Transfer to the Tianyuan 4 star hotel. LD
2 Kashgar – Guide will take you to the Grand Baazar in the morning and the City Mosque. After lunch you will be taken to one of the old Muslim sections of the city for a tour of this wonderful maze of ancient homes some over 500 years old. Visit some local markets and Ughur home visits seeing how people continue to live as they did hundreds of years ago. BLD
3 Kashgar/Shache – Guide will take you across the desert by car or private bus to Shache which was an important trade center visited twice by Marco Polo. Visit the local Mosque and Mausoleum with tombs of the Yarkant Kings. Visit some of the local craftsmen in their homes and shops. Transfer to the best hotel in this desert town the Shache Hotel. BLD
4 Shache/Hotan – Drive to Hotan and visit the Markets (hopefully on Sunday when the markets get larger) This city is famous for Jade and a very remote Silk carpet workshop (I have a carpet in my home from this workshop). The Market in Hotan is very famous in China and known for their very low prices. Transfer to the Hotan Hotel, best in the town. BLD
5 Hotan/Urumqi – You will visit the Malikewat Ancient ruins nearby and other scenic areas today. Guide will then transfer you to the airport for your evening flight back to Urumqi. B
This tour may be added on to another itinerary or taken by itself added on to your own arrangements.
Included: Best hotels in the areas, meals as listed (Muslim food is excellent) sightseeing & transportation as listed, English speaking guide with car or private bus.
Not Included: Tips to guides and drivers and any personal expenses.

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