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10 days Hami & Balikun Photography Tour

Tour Code: XJ-PH02

Destinations: Urumqi → five-colored (Yardan Landform) → Mulei Diversiform-leaved Poplar Forest → Hami → Kumtag Desert → Tuyoq village → Urumqi

Tour type: Culture,History,Adventure,Folklore,Landscape

Price: USD $0Free Inquiry

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Day 01 Your destination to Urumqi
Meals: Dinner
Erdaoqiao Market

Erdaoqiao Market

Meet guide and check in the hotel and then there will be a meeting about the tour. And enjoy the Uyghur Show in Erdaoqiao Market.

Day 02 Urumqi—Five-colored park
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Five-colored park

Five-colored park

Drive some 250km northwards to Five-colored Park, and pass by the Kalamali Wild animal protection Reserve. where you can see the wild ass, wild horses, wild camels if you are luckily enough. And take the photo, focus on the Colored Yardan landform in the sunset. Throughout the long period of wind erosion,it has formed many various conformations like pavilions,castles,palaces,towers,and some eerily lifelike things,such as tigers,lions,camels,fungus,and so on;there are also fanciful scenery of wispy lakes,forests,cars,and so onIn the evening enjoy the hot spring in the vast gobi desert.

Day 03 Qitai County
Jiangbulak Prairie

Jiangbulak Prairie

and we will arrive Jiangbulak Prairie in the afternoon, experience the present nomadic Kazaks in the modern society. There is a strange waterfall that the water flow from the downside to the upside.

Day 04 Mulei
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

where are the diversiform-leaved poplar in the vast desert. The forest has the long history, with different mix of the style. And focus on the poplar in the vast desert in the sunset.

Day 05 Take the photo of the poplar

in the sunrise and then head to Balikun county—one of the famous stop in the ancient silk road. Focus on the Balikun Lake and the picturesque ingenious prairie.

Day 06 Continuing the photo in the morning

and then head to White Stone park and focus on the view of the East Tianshan prairie. And in the afternoon head to sand dune.

Day 07 Continuing the photo in the morning
Ghost Castle

Ghost Castle

and then have lunch upon arrival in Hami, and in the afternoon focus on the ghost city Hami Ghost Castle lies in the southwest Gobi.about 30 kilometers away from Wubao village of Hami.Yadan spectacle in Hami emerged from the black sand wave.Therefore,it is like a mysterious city in the black sea.It has been developed into Yadan ecological garden.Centered at one of the old station,

it includes four scenic spots:east,south,west,and north cities.


Day 08 Shanshan
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Kumtag desert

Kumtag desert

Head to Shanshan after breakfast and in the afternoon we will go to Kumtag desert and take the photo there.Kumtag desert and take the photo there.

Day 09 Tuyoq Valley,Bezklik Grottoes,Astana Tombs
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

And then head to Tuyoq Village and experience the local Uyger’s life style. And after lunch visit the Astana Tombs and Bezklik Grottoes. Back to Urumqi .

Tuyoq Valley The caves lies 65 kilometers to the east of the city of Turfan and are constructed or dug in eastern and western cliffs in Tuyoq valley . Among more than 40 caves, there are 10 preserving murals. They are considered to be the earliest caves in Turfan, Murals are mostly damaged, but unique in style.

Bezklik Grottoes It is located 50 kilometers to the east of Turfan City . “Bezeklik”means “a place with beautiful decoration”. There are 83 numbered caves; among them 40 preserved murals totaling 1200 square meters. These caves are first excavated in Qu`s Gaochang period. The exising caves were reconstructed or newly extended by Uighurian people. In some caves one can find that Buddhish murals are painted on Manichean murals. Themes of the murals are mainly the stories about causes.

Astana Tombs Located over 40 kilometers to the southeast of Turfan City , covering an area of 10 square kilometers, the Astana Tombs are the graveyard of the residents lived in the Gaochang City in the Jin-Tang times, including large sized family graveyard. Between 1959 and 1975,here had been excavated 13.


  • Tuyoq Valley

    Tuyoq Valley

  • Bezklik Grottoes

    Bezklik Grottoes

  • Astana Tombs

    Astana Tombs

Day 10 Urumqi --- Your City
Meals: Breakfast

You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight time.

Day 01 Your destination to Urumqi
Your destination to Urumqi
Meals: Dinner
Day 02 Urumqi—Five-colored park
Drive some 250km northwards to Five-colored Park
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 03 Qitai County
After breakfast head to Qitai County
Day 04 Mulei
After breakfast drive to Mulei
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 05 Take the photo of the poplar
Take the photo of the poplar
Day 06 Continuing the photo in the morning
Day 07 Continuing the photo in the morning
Day 08 Shanshan
Head to Shanshan after breakfast and in the afternoon we will go to Kumtag desert and take the photo there.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 09 Tuyoq Valley,Bezklik Grottoes,Astana Tombs
Continue enjoy taking the photo in the morning
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 10 Urumqi --- Your City
You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight time.
Meals: Breakfast

Vehicles & Hotel

Vehicles we select for our distinguished guests

Guarantee: Every vehicle with good air-condition New car within four years
Professional & experienced driver

  • 1—2 pax 5 seats car
  • 3—5pax 7—9 seats
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • 6—9pax 15—19seats Mini-bus
  • 10—16 pax 22---37seats Jinglong Bus
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
Hotels we select
City Superior class Deluxe class Budget class
Kashgar Bacony Hotel Tianyuan International Qinbag Hotel
Urumqi Hoitak hotel New Times Hotek City Grand Hotel
Turpan Tuha Petroleum Hotel Huozhou (fireland) Hotel Jiao He Plaza
Kuqa Kuqa International Hotel Kuqa Hotel

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