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13 Days Northern Xinjiang Tour

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

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Day 01 Urumqi

Depart to Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region via Guangzhou.Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 02 Urumqi/Fuyun 600km,6hours driving
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

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.

Day 03 Fuyun/Burqin 300km,3.5hours driving
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Irtysh Grand Canyon

Irtysh Grand Canyon

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.

Day 04 Burqin/Kanas 180km,3hours driving
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Kanas Nature Reserve

Kanas Nature Reserve

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.

Day 05 Kanas/Karamay 600km,6hours driving
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

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.

Day 06 Karamay/Sayram lake 750km,7.5hours driving
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

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.

  • Sayram Lake

    Sayram Lake

  • Guozigou Valley

    Guozigou Valley

Day 07 Sayram Lake/Naraty 450km,4.5hours driving
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Naraty Grassland

Naraty Grassland

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.

Day 08 Naraty /Bayinbuluk 500km,6hours driving
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Bayinbuluk

Bayinbuluk

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".

Day 09 Bayinbuluk/Korla 400km,4.5hours driving
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

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.

Day 10 Korla/Turpan 350km,4hours driving
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

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.

  • Jiaohe Ancient City

    Jiaohe Ancient City

  • Jiaohe Ancient City

    Jiaohe Ancient City

  • Karez System

    Karez System

Day 11 Turpan/Urumqi 200km,3hours driving

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.

  • Gaochang Ancient City

    Gaochang Ancient City

  • Flaming Mountain

    Flaming Mountain

  • Astana Ancient Tombs

    Astana Ancient Tombs

Day 12 Urumqi/Heavenly Lake 120km,2hours driving
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

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!.

  • Xinjiang museum

    Xinjiang museum

  • Heavenly lake

    Heavenly lake

  • Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar

    Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar

Day 13 Urumqi
Meals: Breakfast

Time to bid farewell to these exciting destinations and bring home a wonderful memories of North Xinjiang..

Day 01 Urumqi
Arrival Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for an overnight stay
Day 02 Urumqi/Fuyun 600km,6hours driving
Drive to Fuyun County and be amazed by the Multi-colored Bay, You will see the typical Yadan landform, pass-by Huoshaoshan, Check in hotel upon arrival.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 03 Fuyun/Burqin 300km,3.5hours driving
SVisit the Keketuohai National Geological Park. Then you will see Irene Wood Lake.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 overni
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 04 Burqin/Kanas 180km,3hours driving
After breakfast head to visit Kanas Nature Reserve,then visit Tuwa Ethnic Village to learn about the lifestyle and traditional custom of Tuwa people,Drive to Jiadengyu.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 05 Kanas/Karamay 600km,6hours driving
Enjoy the sunrise and after breakfast, travel along the Gurbantunggut Desert to the Urho Ghost City.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 06 Karamay/Sayram lake 750km,7.5hours driving
Excursion tour to Sayram Lake,Guozigou Valley.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 07 Sayram Lake/Naraty 450km,4.5hours driving
Morning drive to Yining via Guojigou Valley. Visit the Uyghur Culture Street and then Excursion tour to Nalati Grassland.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 08 Naraty /Bayinbuluk 500km,6hours driving
After breakfast head to Bayinbuluk and "Swan Lake".
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 09 Bayinbuluk/Korla 400km,4.5hours driving
Drive to Korla, known as the "City of Pears" and the "City of Petroleum”. Visit the Iron Gate upon arrival. Walk along the Peacock River after dinner to feel the local’s city lifestyle.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 10 Korla/Turpan 350km,4hours driving
After breakfast head to Turpan which is famous for the grapes and its importance of the ancient Silk Road Route. Visit the Emin Minaret, Jiaohe Ancient City,Karez Well System.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 11 Turpan/Urumqi 200km,3hours driving
After breakfast visit Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves, AstanaTombs,Gaochang Ruins,Ayding Lake and Flaming Mountain,Tuyu Valley.Afternoon head to Urumqi via the Asia’s largest Wind Power Plant ~ Dabancheng Power Station.
Day 12 Urumqi/Heavenly Lake 120km,2hours driving
In the morning visit the Xinjiang Museum. Then head to Heavenly lake. In the afternoon return to Urumqi, and stroll along the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 13 Urumqi
Time to bid farewell to these exciting destinations and bring home wonderful memories of North Xinjiang.
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
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  • 6—9pax 15—19seats Mini-bus
  • 10—16 pax 22---37seats Jinglong Bus
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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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