10 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Offered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
The desert around Turpan is packed with Silk Road history but, unless you have a Chinese driver’s license, a tour is your only way to explore in a reasonable timeframe. This private guided door-to-door adventure hits highlights including the Karez System, an ancient irrigation system, the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, dating back 1,500 years, the ruins of ancient Gaochang with its painted tombs, and the 18th-century Emin Minaret. Tour includes lunch.
- See historic highlights around Turpan, including Gaochang and Bezeklik
- Private guide explains everything from ancient empires to engineering
- Learn about Uyghur culture from a local in their home
- Comprehensive package includes lunch and 2-way door-to-door transfers
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Drinks and dinner
Departure & Return
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants must sit on laps
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers over 3 years old
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- OPERATED BY SilkRoadTrips
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Learn more about cancellations.
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