China Tours

China Tours

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Combined China and Central Asia Tours

Silk Road Tour 1: Tours in Kyrgyzstan, China, Kazakhstan

Silk Road Tour-1

Big two-week tour along the route of the Great Silk Road. The program tour includes visiting Kyrgyzstan, China and Kazakhstan.

Kyrgyzstan, China and Kazakhstan

Details14 Days | Spring, summer, autumn

Silk Road Tour-2: Tours in China, Kyrgyzstan

Silk Road Tour-2

You will visit the Issyk-Kul resort lakeside, enjoy the architectural sights of Karakol, and visit the stone medieval complex Tash-Rabat. In China you will visit Kashgar and Urumchi.

China, Kyrgyzstan

Details13 Days | Spring, summer, autumn

Kashgar Day Tours

Day Tour to Dawakun Desert from Kashgar

Tour to Dawakun Desert from Kashgar

Located about 110 km (70 miles) from Kashgar is the Dawakun Desert. In the center of the Dawakun Desert is a lake where you can sunbathe, relax, and enjoy some delicious Uyghur food.

Dawakun Desert

Details1 Day | Spring, summer, autumn
from US$ 220 per person

Kashgar City Tour

Kashgar City Tour

Kashgar is located in the southwest part of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, between the Taklamakan Desert, the Karakoram Mountains, and the Pamir Mountains.

Livestock market, Sunday Market, Mausoleum of Abajo Khoja, Id Kah Mosque

Details1 Day | Spring, summer, autumn
from US$ 190 per person

Urumqi Day Tours

Day Tour to Kumtagh Desert from Urumqi

Tour to Kumtagh Desert from Urumqi

The Kumtagh Desert is a section of the Taklamakan Desert in far western China. The name Kumtagh means “sand mountain” in Uyghur, and the desert covers 2,500 square kilometers (965 square miles).

Urumqi, Flaming Mountains, Turpan, Kumtagh Desert

Details1 Day | Spring, summer, autumn
from US$ 450 per person

Day Tour to Turpan from Urumqi

Tour to Turpan from Urumqi

Turpan was long an important city on the Silk Road, as the city was an oasis along the edges of a vast desert.

Dabancheng, Turpan, Emin Minaret, Jiaohe ruins, Karez Irrigation System

Details1 Day | Spring, summer, autumn
from US$ 540 per person

 

Private Trips and Group Tours in China

China is well known for being one of the end points of the Silk Road, but the desert oases in Western China were equally as important. Cities like Urumqi and Kashgar became famous as stops for merchants as they traveled from east to west, with safe places for them and their animals to rest. Because of this, these cities also became rather worldly and educated, and became destinations in and of themselves. Today, these spots are popular among visitors on tours in China.

While the modern history of China has differed rather dramatically from the modern history of the rest of Central Asia, in ancient and medieval times, the two regions shared a lot of similarities. Buddhism was the dominant religion across Central Asia until the 8th century, when Islam slowly spread from the Middle East. The centuries are full of conquerers coming from all directions: the Mongols from the northeast, the Chinese from the west, the Russians from the north, and the English from the south. All of this instability, plus the diversity of merchants passing through the region, meant that the region has always been diverse.

This diversity can be found in all the major sites featured in China tours. Take time to wander through the ancient alleys of Kashgar, a remarkable medieval city, or see the bright frescoes of the Bezeklik Caves outside of Urumqi, with their depictions of the many people who passed through the region. Equally as impressive are the natural wonders in Xinjiang, from the Taklamakan Desert to Shipton’s Arch, to the mountainous lakes and tall peaks near both Kashgar and Urumqi.

Book a China tour today to experience the best of Xinjiang yourself today!