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Xinjiang Travel to Grassland

Destinations:Yining-Naraty-Bayinbuluk-Turpan-Urumqi

from: US$990
Tour Code: CITIC-XJ-018
Summary: Highlights: Sarym Lake, fruit Valley, Naraty Pastureland, Swan Lake, Tianshan Mountain

Day 1

Yining-Sayram Lake (150kms. 2hrs driving)
Sayram Lake in May and June

Our nice guide will meet you at the airport (your city to Yining need to change the flight in Urumqi) and then head to Sayram Lake, visit the Fruit valley en route and overnight in the resort/yurt by the side of the Lake
Sayram Lake in Kazak means “blessing” while in Mongolia means “lake on the mountain ridge”.The lake is the largest alpine lake in Xinjiang.  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.In the winter, snow falls and the water of the lake turns to ice.Only a Small portion of the lake can be seen in the vast whiteness of the ice and snow.

Day 2

Yining t-Naraty (250kms, 3-4hrs driving)
Lavender field in Yining

After breakfast, enjoy the sunrise of the lake and then head to Naraty Grassland, visit the Lavender Field and Horgos border. We will arrive in Naraty in the dinner time.
Lavender only blooms at summer around mid-June to August, the full-bloom time is around mid-July. For the holidaymakers who love to have a comfortable lavender tour, early summer is a good choice because it is warm but not at its hottest. After late July famers will begin to harvest lavender.
Horgos Port is a major land port in the Ili Kazak autonomous prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Its history can be traced back to China's Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618), when the port served as part of the Silk Road trade routes.Horgos, Xinjiang - Cross-border travel at Horgos Port connecting China and Kazakhstan is expected to see a 45-percent jump in the second quarter of this year, as booming trade between the two countries boosts business demand..

Day 3

Naraty-Bayinbuluk-Naraty (100kms, 2hrs driving)

Today you will have the opportunity to traverse the ancient steps of Mutianyu Great Wall first, then Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

The Terracotta Warriors

As an ancient capital city to 13 dynasties, Xian has a rich recorded history, frequently enhanced by the evidence of new discoveries, like the 1974 unearthing of the fabulous Terracotta Warriors, the long forgotten army created to guard Emperor Qin tomb. In accordance with ancient beliefs, this grand project was mounted at enormous cost by the cruel and tyrannical Emperor, only to be attacked, plundered, burnt and buried after his funeral by the peasants labored under the whip to build it. Then, over two thousand years later, this Eighth Wonder of the World was rediscovered by farmers digging a well. The fine troops, horses and carriages in battle formation are a National ancient art treasure. Three excavation pits are now opened to the public and a fourth is nearing completion. You can, like US President Clinton, now gaze in wonder upon this historic site, listed by UNESCO in 1987 as a world cultural heritage.

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Travel in party of Superior Class
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Deluxe Class
★★★★
Tourist Class
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2-5 persons N $ 1550 $ 1400
6-9 persons N $ 1050 $ 950
10 persons & above N $ 950 $ 890
Single room Supplement N $ 250 $ 190

Service included:

1, Private Transportation with good AC
2, Excellent English Speaking guide
3, 4star hotel with breakfast listed in the itinerary
4, Entrance fee listed through out the itinerary
5, Domestic flight from Naraty to Urumqi
6, Travel insurance
* Visa support letter
* 2 bottles of water each person on daily use

Service excluded:

1,  Lunch and dinners through out the itinerary
2, Activities such as boat cruise or camel riding etc.
3, Personal expenses such as tips to the guide and driver.
4, Personal expenses and tips to the guide and driver.
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