Destinations:Kashgar - Yarkant - Hotan - Taklamakan Desert - Kucha - Tianshan Mysterious Grand Canyon - Kezil Buddha Caves - Kucha
It is going to be a long drive on the high way along the Oasis towns and Taklamakan Desert. Early in the morning, we will start the tour from Kashgar and drive all the way south till Hotan, another ancient city along the south Silk Road, located at the south of the Taklamakan Desert. On the way, we will stop in Yarkant city, and visit Yarkant Kingdom Royal Tomb and Amannisha Tomb from the 16th century. Then we have lunch in Yarkant and continue driving to Hotan. Overnight in Hotan.
After breakfast, we start driving to Kucha. We will take the desert road G217 which runs the Taklamakan Desert from south to north. Taklamakan Desert is the second largest shifting sand desert in the world, the biggest desert in China, covers 330 thousand square kilometers, about 400km from south to north and 1000km from west to east. Taklamakan means “no coming back after go in” and “there is a world under the sand” in Uyghur language. The longest inland river in China – the Tarim river, sink into the Taklamakan Desert at the northeast end. We will have picnic at the desert since there are no proper restaurants on the road, maybe Shish Kebap is an ideal food at the desert. Overnight in Kucha.
In the morning, we drive to the Tianshan Mysterious Grand Canyon. It is located 65 km north of Kucha, just at the south feet of the Tianshan mountain, a 5A rated natural scenic spot. It is one of the 5 most beautiful canyons in China. In the afternoon, we will visit the Kezil Thousand Buddha Caves, the earliest Buddha caves in China. The Caves was started to build in 3th century, flourished around 7th century and abandoned in 8th century. Then we drive back to Kucha city, visit the Kucha Bazaar. After dinner, your guide will take you to the Kucha airport or Train station for your next destination. Say goodbye to your guide and end the Tour around Kashgar and Kucha.
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90.USD for single supplement/person
Meal fee for clients
Hotel fee for clients (2nights)
Transportation with air-conditioned vehicle
Professional English speaking tour guide
Mineral water/2 bottles per person
Meal and Hotel for guide and driver
Entrance ticket for tourist spot
All flight tickets
Tip for guide and driver