The Tianshan Ranges divide Xinjiang into two parts: South Xinjiang and North Xinjiang. It is acknowledged among Chinese people that North Xinjiang is ideal for sightseeing, and South Xinjiang is recommended for learning about history and culture. This 6 days private tour will lead you to explroe the beautiful scenery in north Xinjiang.
Day 1Urumqi Arrival
Day 2Urumqi – Heavenly Lake: Xinjiang Regional Museum, Heavenly Lake
Day 3Heavenly Lake – Burqin: Five-Color Bay
Day 4Burqin – Kanas Lake: Kanas Lake
Day 5Kanas Lake – Karamay: Ghost City
Day 6Karamay – Urumqi Departure: Erdaoqiao International Grand Bazaar
Upon your arrival in Urumqi, our guide and driver will meet you in airport/train station and transfer you to hotel. Enjoy your free time in the rest of the day.
Day 2 Urumqi – Heavenly Lake (Breakfast + Lunch)
After your hotel breakfast, meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby and then head to Xinjiang Regional Museum to have a glimpse of Xinjiang history and costume. Visitors will see the ethnic and historic artifacts and also some well-preserved mummies in the museum. After then we will drive to Heavenly Lake. 100 kilometers away from city of Urumqi, Heavenly Lake gives the impression of nobleness, elegance and beauty. Clear lake, snow mountains and soaring trees compose the charming scenery of the Heavenly Lake.
Accommodation: Kazak yurt by the lake.
Day 3 Heavenly Lake – Burqin (Breakfast + Lunch)
Get up in the early morning to appreciate the sunrise and enjoy the Kazak style breakfast. Then we will depart the lake and drive to Burqin. On the way, we will make a stop at the Five-Color Bay, a picturesque Yardang landform. The unique landform the dry climate cooperate to create the Five-Color Bay.
Day 4 Burqin – Kanas Lake (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast we will board the car and drive to Kanas Lake. On the way, we will pass by the Stone Statues which stand nearby the cemeteries or tombs and their history can be dated back to 3000 years ago. In the early afternoon, we will arrive at Kanas Lake. After lunch our guide will escort you to hike around the lake area for sightseeing.
Accommodation: Guest house
Day 5 Kanas Lake – Karamay (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning we will depart to Karamay. And on the way, we will make a stop to visit Ghost City. The unique geology feature, the dry and windy climate cooperate to creates the strange landscapes.
Day 6 Karamay – Urumqi Departure (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning spend some time to explore the oil city on your own. Then we will drive back to Urumqi and pay a visit to Erdaoqiao International Grand Bazaar. The bazaar is built in the Islamic style and is the best place for sightseeing and shopping.
* All transfers and city transportation
* Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
* Private car or van with English speaking guide
* Hotels with breakfasts
* Economy class flight of Urumqi/Kashgar/Urumqi
* Personal expense
* Tips to guide and driver
Please use our online booking or send your travel request via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to us. You are also welcome to call us at 0086-15129005119 from Mon to Sun 24 hours.
Our real trip advisors will have your booking confirmed no more than 1 working day. We even take last minute booking if time is pressing. When your booking is confirmed, you will get a confirmation email from us, which includes the confirmed detailed itinerary with prices.
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.