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11 Days Nothern Xinjiang Photography Tour

Tour Code: CITA-XJ-014

Destinations: Urumqi-Fuyun-Burqin-Kanas-Hemu-Karamy-Shihezi-Turpan

Tour type: Photography

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Day 01 Arrive in Urumqi
Accommodation: Overnight in Urumqi
Uygur People

Uygur People

As one of the Autonomous regions in China, Xinjiang is the homeland of unique cultural highlights and the most exciting places in Asia. Spending 11 days traveling across here is a great opportunity to explore the exotic culture and the mysterious history of the ancient silk road. 

Today, you will take your flight to Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang. Upon arrival, we will meet you at the airport, bring you to downtown Urumqi to check in your hotel. Have a good rest.

Day 02 Urumqi-Heavenly Lake-Fuyun
Accommodation: Overnight in Fuyun
Heavenly Lake

Heavenly Lake

Nothing is more stupendous than enjoy the beautiful natural landscape Heavenly lake(Tianchi).

After breakfast your tour guide and driver will drive you to visit the Heaven lake, a picturesque Alpine lake, 2000m up in the Tianshan Mountain range. There are eight scenic spots in this 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", "the Snow capped Southern Mountain", "Pine Billows in Western Mountain", "the Hanging waterfall", and the "Sea Peak's Sunrise". After that, we will drive to Fuyun county, pass by: Huoshaoshan(Burning Mountain), where you will witness the red sea, which caused by burnt rocks that look as if they are still burning along the hills.


Day 03 Fuyun-Burqin
Accommodation: Overnight in Burqin
Keketuohai National Geological Park

Keketuohai National Geological Park

After breakfast in the hotel, you will start your trip from Keketuohai National Geological Park. Take a trolleybus and travel along the Irtysh Grand Canyon, till you visited Shengzhong Mountain and Earthquake Museum. Thereafter, travel to Burqin, enjoy the sunset of Five Coloured Beach, when you walk into the Five Coloured Beach , you will feel as in a utopia. The unique lava landscape consisted of purplish red, Vandyke red, yellow and light green mud stone, sandstone and gravel. And this is the miracle of Burqin. 


Day 04 Burqin-Kanas
Accommodation: Overnight in Kanas
Kanas Lake

Kanas Lake

We will pick you up in the morning, and then drive along the mountain road 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-routed, visit Kanas Lake, Moon bay, Dragon bay. Later afternoon back to Jiadengyu district to check into the hotel. 

 


Day 05 Kanas-Hemu
Accommodation: Overnight in Hemu
Hemu Village

Hemu Village

After breakfast, we will take the coach to Hemu Village, which is one of the most well-known Tuvas village. Hemu River runs through and cut the grassland into two parts: in the cloudy slop, there are thick green forests where red deer, marmot and snow cock inhabit, while green grasses and blooming flowers cover the sunny slop in the other side: bees are busy making honey,flocks and herds are playing around the mountain, a charming grassland picture. You can experience the unique life style of Tuvas and enjoy the beautiful scenery.


Day 06 Hemu-Karamy
Accommodation: Overnight in Karamy
Urho Ghost City

Urho Ghost City

Enjoy the sunrise and after breakfast, travel along the Gurbantunggut Desert to 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.


Day 07 Karamy-Sayram Lake-Bole
Accommodation: Overnight in Bole
Sayram Lake

Sayram Lake

After breakfast your tour guide and driver will drive you to visit Ili Valley, Sayram Lake In the spring, summer and autumn, the sapphire water of the lake seems to meet the sky in the distance. The pasture is a charming scene of flourishing trees, waving grass, and wildflowers that are reflected in the clear water of the lake. As well as the local Kazakhs with their yurts, variety of the cattle and sheep.


Day 08 Bole-Shihezi
Accommodation: Overnight in Shihezi
Anjihai Grand Canyon

Anjihai Grand Canyon

After breakfast at the hotel, then we will drive to Shihezi, on the way, you will visit the Anjihai Grand Canyon, a paradise for photographer. Anjihai is originated in Tianshan Mountain, through many years of scouring, in the vicinity of Tungut, it was formed a huge alluvial fan under the Northern slope of Tianshan Mountain. The scale of the river valley alluvial fan is quite magnificent, to the north opening with umbrella-shaped, it can be called a geographical wonder.


Day 09 Shihezi-Turpan
Accommodation: Overnight in Turpan
Tuyoq Village

Tuyoq Village

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll drive to Turpa, an significant town on the ancient silk road and it is also one of the centres of Uyghur cultures. We will visiting the Tuyoq Village, it was constructed in eastern and western western cliffs in Tuyoq valley. More than 40 caves, there are 10 preserving murals. Enjoy the scenery of The Flaming Mountain en route.

Bezeklik Grottoes: is a complex of Buddhist cave grottoes dating from the 5th to 14th century between Turpan and Shanshan county at the north east of the Taklamakan Desert near the ancient ruins of Gaochang in the Mutou Valley.


Day 10 Turpan-Urumqi
Accommodation: Overnight in Urumqi
Xinjiang International Bazaar

Xinjiang International Bazaar

Morning visit the Karez well, which is a special irrigation system in desert, Emin Tower, the largest Islamic minaret in China built in 1778. And Jiaohe Ruins , with a history of 2,300 years lies between two rivers on a loess plateau atop a cliff of over 30m. It is one of the best preserved ruins of its ancient era in China, it was include in the World Heritage list on 22nd, June, 2014. then drive back to Urumqi, and then we are going to Xinjiang International Bazaar, which is the largest in Urumqi. You’ll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and almost anything that you can imagine.


Day 11 Departure from Urumqi

Say farewell to you tour guide and driver, base on your flight schedule, they will pick you up from hotel to drive to the airport or train station.


Day 01 Arrive in Urumqi
Accommodation: Overnight in Urumqi
Day 02 Urumqi-Heavenly Lake-Fuyun
Accommodation: Overnight in Fuyun
Day 03 Fuyun-Burqin
Accommodation: Overnight in Burqin
Day 04 Burqin-Kanas
Accommodation: Overnight in Kanas
Day 05 Kanas-Hemu
Accommodation: Overnight in Hemu
Day 06 Hemu-Karamy
Accommodation: Overnight in Karamy
Day 07 Karamy-Sayram Lake-Bole
Accommodation: Overnight in Bole
Day 08 Bole-Shihezi
Accommodation: Overnight in Shihezi
Day 09 Shihezi-Turpan
Accommodation: Overnight in Turpan
Day 10 Turpan-Urumqi
Accommodation: Overnight in Urumqi
Day 11 Departure from Urumqi

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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