9-day tour of Xinjiang Natural Wonders

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During this 9 days Xinjiang escapade, explore the natural wonders of northern Xinjiang. The natural scenery of this remote province will surprise you by its variety: Sacred Lakes surrounded by snow-capped peaks and verdant slopes, desert steppes, colorful rocks,... and the ethnic groups that still live there as nomads. The beauty of the Desert Oasis will be quite impressive.

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Arrive in Xinjiang

Your guide welcomes you at the airport in Urumqi. After checking in at hotel, you can go walking the aisles of Erdaoqiao Market. Considered the largest Xinjiang bazaar, you can choose the old stalls or the most modern part. In both cases, you will be flooded by products of the Uighur minority out of sight. If you decide to buy something, whether it be clothes, dry fruits, jewelry or souvenirs, do not forget to haggle.

Meals/Accommodation

Lunch Included 


Heavenly Lake and Mountain

This morning, it takes 2 hours to go to the Heavenly Lake which lies in the Mount Tianshan. You could stroll along the banks of the lake and take a cruise on the magical river. You will be astonished to discover a stunning natural park at Mount Tianshan, just over hundred kilometers away from deserts.
 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

The Amazing Natural Scenery in North Xinjiang

This morning, stop in Changji District to discover the Multicolored Bay. To fully explore it, you would stay all day, because the colors are actually changing depending on the time of day. But whenever you arrive there, you will not be disappointed with the beautiful scenery.
Before arriving at Altay area, you will stop for a moment in the Nature Reserve Kalamaili. You will discover wild animals roam free in these arid steppes. This harmony between animals and nature will surprise you in this desert where even some nomads come to settle.
Tonight, enjoy your meals in Burqin Night Market. Accompanied by your guide, you will find this typical neighborhood where locals gather to enjoy the local specialty, grilled fish. There are all tastes and all kinds; caught in the Irtysh River, you can appreciate its flavor. Do not forget to have your meal with a glass of the local brew, it will be even better!

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included Grilled Fish


Kanas Lake and Tuva Ethnic Group

On the way to the Kanas Lake, you will stroll along the Irtysh River. In a natural setting, you can see its impetuous water that offers unique surrounding landscapes. Walking down the road, you can admire the moon bay, the dragon bay and god bay. Each of them is quite impressive. Upon arrival, discover one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of China while visiting the Kanas Lake. In this park, you will take a speedboat to observe the beautiful scenery of the lake and the most impressive bays. During your cruise, maybe you will see the monster of the lake, resulting in many local legends.
Then, make a stop in the Tuva villages. You will discover that Tuvans build their wooden houses and raise their horses in beautiful steppes, snowcapped peaks and pine forest, with the backdrop of the Mountain. You are far from all the modern hassle.

 

 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included 

Traditional accommodation in Tuva Village

Mysterious Ghost Town

This morning, you will head to the Guanyu Pavilion. Upon arrival, a minibus will take you to the Guanyu Pavilion, in the heart of the natural park of Kanas. There are more than 1000 steps. On the way, you can appreciate the unforgettable panoramic view. At the top, pretty simple pavilion allows you to observe the landscape in different viewpoints.
In the afternoon, visit the Urho Ghost Town, a hundred kilometers away from Karamay. In this rocks area, you won't believe that it’s created only by nature. It is with erosion and the strong wind, which still works, these imaginary landscapes were created. Do not be surprised by the howling of the wind and just enjoy the beauty of the site.

 

 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Fruits Valley

Today, you will head to Yining. On the way, you will pass through the Guozigou Valley. Since the expressway bridge is over 200 meters high, you could have a beautiful view over the valley full of fruit trees located on the slopes nearby. You can even make a few stops, including the highest peak, to admire the greenery and perhaps Lake Sayram.

 

 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Accommodation
  • Economy
  • Superior
  • Deluxe


Kazakhs Nomads

In the Nalati Prairie, nothing is better than to ride a horse to enjoy the unique view of the Mongolian steppes. In this flowery meadow where nomads live, enjoy the coolness away from the desert. In this peaceful landscape, you can see the traditional yurts of nomadic Kazakhs and can even walk through their temporary village.

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included 

Accommodation
  • Economy
  • Superior
  • Deluxe

Enjoy the free morning, you can relax or stroll through the Nalati Prairie. After lunch, you will be transferred to the Ili Airport for the flight to Urumqi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Urumqi. The balance of the day will be at leisure.

 

 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 


End of the trip

Free until be transferred to the airport for the return flight.

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

No hotel

  • Day 10


Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included 

Accommodation
  • Economy
  • Superior
  • Deluxe

6 destinations

Travel 2400km

11 attractions and activities

Include

  • Natural and cultural heritage ( 9 )
  • The Constructions ( 1 )
  • Chinese Lifestyle ( 6 )
  • Chinese Art ( 1 )
  • Culture of Ethnic Minority ( 2 )


Arrive in Xinjiang

 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Erdaoqiao market

Accommodation

Economy: Tumaris Hotel Xinjiang

Superior: Xinjiang Mirage Hotel

Deluxe: Hoi Tak Hotel


Heavenly Lake and Mountain

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Heavenly Lake

Accommodation

Economy: Tumaris Hotel Xinjiang

Superior: Xinjiang Mirage Hotel

Deluxe: Hoi Tak Hotel

The Amazing Natural Scenery in North Xinjiang

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included  Grilled Fish

Sights:Kalamaili Ungulate Nature Reserve

Activities:Burqin Night Market

Accommodation

Economy: Burqin Tourist Hotel

Superior: Burqin Tourist Hotel

Deluxe: Burqin Tourist Hotel


Kanas Lake and Tuva Ethnic Group

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included  

Sights:Irtysh River,Kanas Lake,Tuva Villages

Accommodation

Traditional accommodation in Tuva Village

Mysterious Ghost Town

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Guanyu Pavilion,Urho Ghost City

Accommodation

Economy: Hongfu Zhungaed Hotel Xinjiang

Superior: Hongfu Zhungaed Hotel Xinjiang

Deluxe: Hongfu Zhungaed Hotel Xinjiang

Fruits Valley

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Guozigou Valley

Accommodation

Economy: Hotel Yili

Superior: Hotel Yili

Deluxe: Hotel Yili


Kazakhs Nomads

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included  

Sights:Nalati Prairie

Accommodation

Economy: Nalati Prairie Resort

Superior: Hotel Yili

Deluxe: Hotel Yili

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Nalati Prairie

Accommodation

Economy: Tumaris Hotel Xinjiang

Superior: Xinjiang Mirage Hotel

Deluxe: Hoi Tak Hotel


End of the trip

Breakfast Included 

 

 

Accommodation

No hotel

  • Day 10


Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included  

Accommodation

  • Kanas Lake

  • Heavenly Lake

  • Guanyu Pavilion

  • Kalamaili Ungulate Nature Reserve

  • Irtysh River

  • Tuva Villages

  • Urho Ghost City

  • Guozigou Valley

  • Nalati Prairie

  • Erdaoqiao market

  • Burqin Night Market

Prices

Prices: Price may vary depending on the season, the price of transport and other external reasons. (Quoted in U.S. dollars and based on per person)

Classes 2 persons 3-5 persons
Economy 2,8292,392
Superior 00
Deluxe 00

General Price Inclusion of Private Tours

1. The entrance fees as stated in the itinerary.(Including any cruise). 
2. Professional and private english-speaking guide for airport transfer (train station transfer) and sightseeing. 
3. Private and well-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver for airport transfer (train staion transfer) and sightseeing. 
4. Meals as stated in the itinerary. Chinese meal in a tourist restaurant or a local restaurant. The number of dishes varies according to the number of persons in the group. The meal also includes a glass of softdrink or beer.
5. Accommodations usually with breakfasts as state in the itinerary. Prices given are calculated on the basis of a double room or a twin-bed room for one night. When requesting a single room, a supplement will be required. Usually,the room is available from 11 am and must be vacated by noon the next day. 
6. Domestic flights (economy class) or internal trains as mentioned in the itinerary. All taxes such as airport and fuel are included. 
7. Service Charge and government taxes. 
8. Travel Agency Liability Insurance. 
Your entire tour is covered by the travel agency's liability insurance, the insurance is directly regulated by the National Tourism Administration of China. This insurance covers accidents that transpire as a result of any services caused by a travel agency. It doesn't cover any incidents or physical problems occurring outside of the tour period caused by clients themselves. We, therefore, recommend you purchase additional travel insurance in your home country before departure. 


Excluded from the General Price of Private Tours

1. Chinese visa application fee. 
2. International flights fee 
3. Overload luggage fee. 
4. Tips for guides and drivers. 
5. Personal expenses. (such as room service, laundry, telephone bill...). The settlement of these expenses will be done when you check out. The deposit, which will be requested when you check in, will be returned on departure.

 


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