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10 Days Xinjiang Scenery with Ethnic Flavor Appreciation Tour

What do you expect from Xinjiang tour? This 10 day’s tour package will offer you a diverse vacation from breath-taking natural scenery to majestic human works, from historical relics to the active local bazaar. The tour package is exclusively designed for tourists who want to explore Xinjiang in depth.

  • Day 1 Urumqi Arrival

    Day 2Urumqi – Tupran by Car: Sugong Pagoda, Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well

    Day 3Turpan – Urumqi by Car: Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Gaochang Ruins

    Day 4Urumqi – Kanas Lake by Flight: Kanas Lake

    Day 5Kanas Nature Reserve

    Day 6Kanas – Altay by Car: Hemu Village

    Day 7Altay - Yining - Huocheng – Yining by Car: Sayram Lake, Fruits Valley

    Day 8Yining - Bayanbulak by Car: Narat Grassland

    Day 9Bayanbulak - Yining by Car – Urumqi by Flight: Bayanbulak Grassland, Swan Lake Natural Reserve

    Day 10Urumqi Departure

  • Air condition car + English speaking guide + Entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel + Flights
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10 Days Xinjiang Scenery with Ethnic Flavor Appreciation Tour

Day 01 Urumqi Arrival(No Meals)

Our driver and guide will wait for you at the airport terminal exit by holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Then you will be driven to the hotel and have a good rest. The rest of the day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Urumqi


Jiaohe Ancient City

Day 02 Urumqi to Turpan by car (Breakfast+Lunch)

In the morning, pick up from your hotel and transfer to Turpan. Upon your arrival in Turpan, the local guide will meet you at train station and transfer to the hotel to check in.Then we will start today’s tour with Ancient City of Jiaohe, one of the most important towns along the ancient Silk Road and the largest, oldest and best-preserved earth construction in the world. Then go to visit the Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis which is honored as the “Underground Great Wall”. So it is regarded as the pride of Turpan. The last stop will be Sugong Pagoda, the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang which is also known as the Turpan Pagoda among local residents. Then back to hotel. Accommodation: Turpan


Day 03Turpan to Urumqi by private car (Breakfast+Lunch)
Flaming Mountain

Today you will visit three famous sites all together. The first stop will be Gaochang Ruins, the ruins of capital of ancient Gaochang Kingdom which existed from 500AD to 700AD. Then you will go to the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, a series of caves with thousands of Buddhism murals that show many Buddhism figures, stories, and the social life about 1,500 years ago in Ancient Gaochang Kingdom. After that you will head to Urumqi by car. On the way back to Urumqi we will drive by Flaming Mountain situated at the north of ancient Silk Road. The temperature is so high that nothing grows on the hill. The record highest temperature of summer could reach 47.8 ℃ (118 ℉). And then go to Urumqi, check in Hotel. Arrive in Urumqi and check in the hotel. Accommodation: Urumqi


Day 04 Urumqi to Kanas Lake by flight (Breakfast+Lunch)

In the morning, we will go to airport for flight to Kanas. Upon arrival, met by local guide and transfer to hotel to check in. Afterwards, pay a brief visit to the Kanas Lake, an alpine lake encircled by dense forest. Shaped like a crescent, the lake has the features of both northern vigor and southern grace. Accommodation: Kanas Resort


Kanas Nature Reserve

Day 05 Full day tour to Kanas Nature Reserve (Breakfast+Lunch)

Today we will spend whole day in the Kanas Nature Reserve to visit Crouching Dragon Bay surrounded by luxuriant forest, colorful flowers and green grassland; the crescent-like Moon Bay which is regarded as the symbol site of Kanas, Duck Swamp Lake surrounded by swampy meadow and vast grassland; the Watching Fish Pavilion, the best place to overview the whole Kanas Lake. Accommodation: Kanas Resort


Day 06 Kanas to Altay by private car (Breakfast+Lunch)

We will take you to Altay today. On the way, visit Hemu Village which close to Mongolia and Russia. Here you will meet the villagers who still lead the nomadic life. Besides, you wiull also see the rivers, wooden houses, wisps of smoke and birch forest, etc. Accommodation: Altay


Hemu Village

Day 07 Altay – Yining – Huocheng – Yining (Breakfast+Lunch)

After hotel breakfast head to airport for flight to Yining. Upon your arrival our local guide will pick you up and proceed to the Sayram Lake, the highest and largest cold water lake in Xinjiang. Next go to visit the Fruits Valley, which is said to be the ‘No. 1 Attraction Site of Ili’ and once served as a controlling strategic section of the North Silk Road in ancient times. If you travel in summer half year, you could find wild fruits, apricot trees, rare trees and exotic flowers everywhere in the valley. Then move to the Khorgos Port between China and Kazakhstan. Standing at the door of the port, you could see afar to Kazakhstan. On the way to the port, you will also visit Huocheng County, where 29 minority groups live. When the tour ends today, you will return to downtown Yining and stay overnight there. Accommodation: Yili Hotel


Day 08 Yining to Bayanbulak by private car (Breakfast+Lunch)

In the morning drive to Bayanbulak and on the way we will explore the Narat Grassland, a famous tourism and holiday resort in Xinjiang which boasts beautiful grassland scenery and Kazak ethnic flavor. Accommodation: Bayanbulak


Swan Lake Natural Reserve

Day 09 Bayanbulak – Yining – Urumqi (Breakfast+Lunch)

Today’s we will visit two spots: the Bayanbulak Grassland, the second largest grassland in China boasting luxuriant verdant grass, numerous flocks of sheep and varied plants, and the Swan Lake Natural Reserve located in the grassland. Afterwards transfer back to Yining to take the flight to Urumqi. Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to hotel for rest. Accommodation: Urumqi


Day 10 Urumqi Departure (Breakfast)

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport for your homeward flight. Hope the 10 days Silk Road Tour leaves you an impressive and pleasant memory.


Inclusions
* Domestic airfares & train fares
* Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
* Lunches as itinerary specifies
* Private English-speaking guides
* Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
* Entrance fees to tourist sites
Exclusions
* International airfares
* Entry visa fees
* Personal expenses
* Gratuities for guides and drivers

Price for Reference (Per Person in US Dollars)
All Year Round Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement
1 person US$ US$ US$ US$
2-5 persons US$ US$3482 US$ US$
6-9 persons US$ US$2537 US$ US$
>10 persons US$ US$2159 US$ US$
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  • Deposit USD 50 will be charged in advance via Paypal for tour booking. The balance can be paid to our tour guide when you are on the tour, or the credit card balance payment via Paypal latest 3 days ahead of the tour date. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.

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