Today you will be picked up from your centrally located Urumqi hotel, and transferred to Urumqi airport to take one-hour flight to Kuqa. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Kizil Caves, which is one of the most important grottoes on the ancient Silk Road. In the history, the Kizil Grottoes were for Kuqa people to depict the Buddha stories. You will visit the colorful caves opened for tourists.
Afterwards you will head to Tianshan Grand Canyon which is a 5-km long natural valley with red rock, and it is impressive to view the canyon.
Later, you will be transferred to Kuqa airport to catch one-hour flight back to Urumqi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred back to your hotel where the tour concludes.
Hotel pickup and drop off
Private vehicle in Kuqa
Flight Urumqi/Kuqa/Urumqi (Economy)
China Visa and Passport info required
Pickup: Your centrally located Urumqi hotel
Duration: Approx. 16 hours