Tour Code: XJ-PH03
Destinations: Urumqi-Fuyun-Burqin-Kanas-Karamay-Sarym Lake-Naraty pastureland-Bayinbuluk-Korler-Turpan-Heavenly Lake
Tour type: Culture,Adventure,Folklore,Landscape
Price: USD $1696Free Inquiry
Depart to Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region via Guangzhou.Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for an overnight stay.
Drive to Fuyun County and amazed by the Multi-colored Bay, a marvelous desert scene which located at the western edge of the desert in Kalamah Nature Reserve. You will see a typical Yadan landform with shale of red, yellow, orange, green, green ash, gray and black.Along the journey, pass by: Huoshaoshan (Burning Mountain), where you will witness a sea of red, caused by burnt rocks that look as if they are still burning along the hills.Check in hotel upon arrival.
Visit the Keketuohai National Geological Park.For thousand years, Keketouhai is famous for its abundant resources, beautiful mountain scenery,the long history, the legendary pastureland culture and primitive human culture and many more. Then you will see Irene Wood Lake, also known as "Haizi Kou" and explore the Tunnel of Mine No 3, which comprises of many types of minerals. Take a tram ride and travel along Irtysh Grand Canyon till you reach Shenzhong Mountain and visit the "Earthquake Museum".Thereafter, travel to Burqin for dinner and overnight stay. If time permits, you may stroll along Burqin local night market.
After breakfast head to Kanas Nature Reserve, China's only European-like ecological site that has been awarded the title of the "Pure Land of the World" due to its unspoiled natural scenery. En-route, visit Irtysh Lake, the only lake in China that flows directly into the North Pacific Ocean, along with Burqin River, Kanas River, Wolong Bay, Moon Bay, Shenxian Bay and Cocoa Surrey Lake. Kanas Lake is like a string of pearls in the Alps as it branches into smaller river streams which look like a multitude of islands amidst the forests and grasslands. Check in hotel for rest.
Enjoy the sunrise and after breakfast, travel along the Gurbantunggut Desert to the Urho Ghost City, also known as Wuerhe Wind City", a unique wind-eroded geological area commonly referred to as "wind city" because of the frequent howling winds. Due to its eeriness, it is also commonly referred to as "Ghost City". It is located northeast of Karamay city.Continue journey to Karamay City. The name of the city comes from the Uyghur language, and means "black oil", referring to the oil fields near the city. Since the city officially established for petroleum production in year 1955, it has become a modern integrated oil complex, a 'petroleum city' nowadays.
Excursion tour to Sayram Lake, known as the last drop of tears of the Atlantic. This alpine lake is an amazing natural water resource which is circled by green grasslands. It is like a brilliant emerald inlaid in the basin surrounded by Tianshan Mountain. The water in the lake is very pure and clear. Flocks of ducks and swans coast on its surface. Flourishing cypress and cedar trees cover the whole mountain range. Cottages scatter the foothills of the mountains. Horses and sheep graze on the mountain slope.Guozigou Valley is length of 28km along the road Wu, the general direction in Iraq, is the ancient Silk Road in Xinjiang, North Road.
Morning to the capital of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture – Yining via Guojigou Valley. There are about 35 minorities that live and work in this city such as Han, Uygurs, Kazak, Hui, Mongolian, Uzbek, Russians, and more. Visit the Uyghur Culture Street in Yining and then Excursion tour to Naraty Grassland. The grassland has quiet streams, fresh air and abundant vegetation. It is home to a 10th of China's Kazakh community, and its rolling hills are dotted with their camps. The landscape is carpeted with wild flowers, upon which wander herds of goats, sheep and cows.
After breakfast head to Bayinbuluk and enjoy the grassland there.taking up 1,000 square kilometers. In 1986 it was listed by the State as the national nature reserve．It is a paradise of flocks of swan. The swans are like white sails wandering on the lake,carefree and contenting themselves.Therefore it is offered the name"Swan Lake".
Drive to Korla, known as the "City of Pears" and the "City of Petroleum". It’s the capital city of the Bayingholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture which is the largest prefecture in China, encompassing the eastern half of the Taklamakan Desert and extending to the borders of Tibet, Qinghai and Gansu Provinces. The fragrant pears produced in Korla are well-known in China for their sweetness and flavor.Visit the Iron Gate upon arrival and then Walking along the Peacock River after dinner to feel the local’s city lifestyle.
After breakfast head to Turpan which is famous for the grapes and the importance of the ancient Silk Road Route. Visit the Emin Minaret is the largest ancient Islamic tower in Xinjiang and Jiaohe Ancient City. Karez System is one of the four great irrigation system of China and it is a crystallization of ancient people's wisdom and the life source there.
Today continue visiting Turpan to Flaming Mountain, which is mentioned in a classical Chinese novel The Journey to the West is the hottest place in China and Gaochang Ancient City are witnesses to the long history of Turpan. Aydingkol Lake, at the bottom of Turpan Basin, is the lowest point in the country, and Astana Ancient Tombs, Bizalkik Thousand Buddha Caves, Tuyu Valley are also popular attractions. In the afternoon back to Urumqi via the Asia’s largest Wind Power Plant ~ Dabancheng Power Station.
In the morning visit the Xinjiang museum and then head to Heavenly lake, covering an area of about 5.9 square kilometers. There are eight beautiful scenic spots in the lake scenic area, they are “A Ray of Stone Gate”, “Dragon's Pool and Green Moon”, “Magic Needle for Guarding the See”, “Three Stones Bearing the Sky”In the afternoon back to Urumqi, stroll along the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar. Covering an area of 100,000 square meters, offers a large variety of global and domestic delights, local products, traditional handicraft and many more!.
Time to bid farewell to these exciting destinations and bring home a wonderful memories of North Xinjiang..
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|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|