All Inclusive Private Day Trip To Kizil Grottoes And Tianshan Gorge From Kuqa - Urumqi

From USD 229
Per Person
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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 am
  • Departure Details :
    Centrally located Kuqa hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Kuqa (761km away from Urumqi), used to be Qiuci State in the ancient time, has many Buddhists ruins that are very interesting to explore. This day trip will let you visit Kizil Grottoes and Tianshan Canyon from Kuqa. Please note the departure city is in Kuqa, not from Urumqi.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

At 8.30 am, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby in Kuqa that was Qiuci State in the ancient time where the famous scholar Kumarajiva was born. Then you will take 1.5- hour to Kizil Grottoes. En route you can stop for photo-taking for the Yardan landscape, which are all sorts of clay formations created by wind in the past long history.

Kizil Grottoes, situated on the hill by the Weigan River, is one of the well-known grottoes in China. The earliest history of Kizil can be tracked back to the 3rd century, and it was abandoned on the 8thto9th century. There are about 80 caves, and 10,000 square meters frescoes that are preserved here. You will climb up to visit the caves that has colored paintings and frescoes on the rectangular shape depicting lots of Jakata stories about Buddha,

Afterwards you will have lunch before heading to Tianshan Canyon.

Tianshan Canyonis a natural red valley situated in the Southern Tianshan with a length of 5km. The imposing mountain view leads you to walk in the quiet canyon with fewer tourists.

You will be transferred back to your hotel in Kuqa after tour is finished.


  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle


  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please wear comfortable walk shoes

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