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Uyghur Tour & Travel Center. This excellent tour company based in Kashgar organizes tours of the Silk Road, as well as more unusual destinations like traditional Uyghur villages. Tour manager Abdul can also arrange cars to take you along the Karakorum Highway at prices significantly lower than the competition, and the company goes out of its way to tailor a tour to your requirements. Overseas Chinese Hotel, 170 Seman Lu, 844000. 0998/220-4012. www.silkroadinn.com.
CYTS. Based in Ürümqi, Ali, the English-speaking tour guide, offers interesting tailor-made tours to sights across the province, from two-day tours to Heavenly Lake to multistop trips, which can include Turpan and Kashgar. All prices are negotiable. Bogda Hotel, 10 Guangming Lu, Ürümqi, 830002. 0991/232-1170.
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