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12 Days Northern Xinjiang Group Tour


from: US$1750
Tour Code: CITA-GT-12
Summary: Fairyland of Kanas,. Great Grassland. The Amazing Duku highway in the middle of Tianshan Mountain. Southern Xinjiang Folklore of Kuqa. Fireland of Turpan
Day 01 Urumqi
Accommodation:  Overnight in Urumqi Yilite Hotel

Upon arrival at Urumqi, meet our nice guide and driver, transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest. Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, it is a major city on the north route of the Silk Road as well as the center for economic and cultural exchanges between the East and the West.



Day 02 UrumqiBurqin (700kms, 9hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation:  Overnight in Sutong Holiday Hotel

After buffet breakfast in the hotel, travel to Burqin and visit the Five-Color Beach, which is located in the north of Xinjiang, and enjoy the sunset. If time permits, you may stroll along Burqin local night market to enjoy the fish BBQ and local made Beer which is called Kawas. Then back to hotel for rest.


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Day 03 BurqinKanas (200km, 4hours driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation:  Overnight in Nongshishi Hotel

Your guide and driver 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-route.


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Kanas Lake. upon arrival have lunch and then change the shuttle bus to the inside of the Reserve to enjoy the beautiful secenery, boating cruise or walking along the lake are recommend. later afternoon back to the hotel. dinner and rest.


Day 04 KanasHemu (100kms,1.5hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation:  Overnight in Hemu Aha International Youth Hotel

Today our trip is start to Hemu, your guide and driver will take you to visit Hemu Village, It is one of the three residences of the Tuva Mongol in China.



Day 05 HemuKaramay (600kms,9hours driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation:  Overnight in Karamy Heyi Hotel

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.

Then continue journey to Karamay City.


Day 06 KaramyYining (600kms, 9hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation:  Overnight in LongXin Hotel

After breakfast start our trip to Ili Valley and passing by Kuitun and Shehizi which is the symbol Bingtuan, which is either a city or a military organiztion. take the excursion tour toSayram Lake, known as the last drop of tears of the Atlantic.


Later on, we head to Guozigou Valley, which is length of 28km along the road Wu, the general direction in Iraq, is the ancient Silk Road in Xinjiang, North Road.  



Day 07 YiningNaratBayinbuluk (400kms, 6-7hours driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation:  Overnight in Bayinbuluk Longxing International Hotel

Today, your guide and driver will pick you up in the morning. We’ll head to the famous pasture: Narat Grassland, enjoy the beautiful scenery and explore the Kazakh way of life.




Afterwards, head to Excursion tour to Bayinbuluk, enjoy the grassland there, visit the Swan Lake.



Day 08 BayinbulukKuqa (250kms,6hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation:  Overnight in Kuqa Boyue Hotel

After breakfast, driving to the famous highway—Duku highway, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Dragon Lake en route, visit the TianShan Great Canyon, which is the excellent geological park all over the world. It recorded the whole process of crustal movement in Xinjiang during the past 400 million years.




Day 09 KuqaKorla (350kms, 6hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation:  Overnight in Korla Loulan Hotel

Breakfast at the hotel, then driving to Korla, travel along the longest desert highway in the world into the Taklimakan Desert, enjoy the scenery of Tarim River Bridge and Tarim River en route. Afternoon, arrive at Korla, enjoy the sunset of Peacock River. Have a rest.



Day 10 KorlaTurpan (400kms, 6hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation:  Overnight in Huozhou Hotel

In the morning, driving to Turpan, lunch will be arranged in local family. Then Tour to Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, is a complex of Buddhist cave grottos dating from the 5th to 14th century between the cities of Turpan and Shanshan (Loulan) at the north-east of the Taklamakan Desert in the Mutou Valley, a gorge in the Flaming Mountains, China. They are high on the cliffs of the west Mutou Valley under the Flaming Mountains, and most of the surviving caves date from the West Uyghur kingdom around the 10th to 13th centuries. Karez well is a special irrigation system in desert areas.

After dinner, we will travel along the Jiaohe Ruins, enjoy the beautiful scenery and local song and dance.




Day 11 TurpanHeavenly LakeUrumqi (440kms, 5-6hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation:  Overnight in Urumqi Yilite Hotel

After breakfast driving to Urumqi, passing by the wind power station. Tour to Heavenly Lake, a picturesque Alpine lake, 2000m up in the Tianshan mountain range, enjoy a leisurely cruise on the lake, we are going to Xinjiang International Bazaar upon arrival, 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 12 UrumqiYour City
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport, and back to your sweet home.




Service included:

Private transportation with good AC (19-33seats)

Excellent English/China Speaking guide service.

Meals listed in the itinerary (Full board meals: 11breakfast +10lunches+10dinners)

Hotels listed in the itinerary with breakfast (twins shared room)

Entrance fee listed in the itinerary (All Shuttle bus included)

2 bottles of water each person on daily use

Travel permit to Bayinbuluk and Korler

All the shuttle bus included

Fish View Pavilion in Kanas Lake included

Horse riding or horse cart in Bayinbuluk Included

Boating Cruise in Heavenly Lake

Culture show in Turpan when we have dinner in the Local Uyghur family 

Service excluded:

All airfare  Personal expenses and tips to the guide and driver (8usd/pad/day,)

Other optional listed such as boating in Kanas Lake, 18usd/pax. Tuwa family visiting 12usd/pax 

Notes: the meals refundable if you not each someday. 8usd/pax/meal

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