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13 Days North Xinjiang Group Tour

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8-9 Hours Each Day
Availability : July 5th, Aug 15th, Sept 5th, Sept 20th
Visit Cities: Urumqi, Fuyun, Burqin, Kanas, Karamy, Naraty, Bayinbuluk, Korla, Turpan
Transportation: Car
Tour Highlights

Xinjiang used to be the most important portion of western China when mentioning Silk Road. There were lots of small kingdoms in the vast land of Xinjiang in ancient times. And now they are ruins hidden in the desert. This 13-day small group tour will lead you to explore some of them and appreciate the most breathtaking scenery in north Xinjiang.

  • Come across various stunning natural sceneries on the way
  • Visit mysterious and precious cultural relics
  • Considerate service from the guide and driver
  • Learn more about culture and customs of North Xinjiang
  • The best travel experience you could ever have

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Price Includes

  • All transportation by car/van with experienced driver
  • Excellent English Speaking Guide
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All the main entrance fees
  • Hotel with breakfast listed in the itinerary
  • 2 bottles of water for per person every day
  • Dinner in the local Uighur family on the Day 4

Price Excludes

  • All the flights
  • Personal expense
  • Tips to the guide and driver
    Tour Abstract

    Day 1 Urumqi arrival

    Day 2 Urumqi – Fuyun County: Multi-colored Bay, Huoshaoshan Mountain

    Day 3 Fuyun – Burqin: Keketuohai National Grological Park, Shenzhong Mountain

    Day 4 Burqin – Kanas: Kanas Nature Reserve

    Day 5 Kanas – Karamy: Sayram Lake

    Day 7 Sayram Lake – Naraty: Naraty Grassland, Uyghur Cultural Street

    Day 8 Naraty – Bayinbuluk: Swan Lake Natural Reserve

    Day 9 Bayinbuluk – Korla: Iron Gate, Peacock River

    Day 10 Korla – Turpan: Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda, Jiaohe Ruins

    Day 11 Turpan – Urumqi: Flaming Mountain, Astana Tombs, Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Tuyu Valley

    Day 12 Urumqi: Heavenly Lake

    Day 13 Urumqi departure

    Itinerary Details

    Day 1Urumqi Arrival (No Meals)

    You will be picked up by our local driver at airport who will hold a welcome board with your name on it and then transfer to your downtown hotel for rest. The rest of the day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Hoi Tak Hotel

    Day 2Urumqi – Fuyun County (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    Board the van in the morning and drive to Fuyun County. On the way we will visit Multi-colored Bay, a unique desert landscape and Yandan Landform. Then continue driving to Fuyun County and pay a visit to Huoshaoshan Mountain, just like Flaming Mountain in some extent, Huoshaoshan Mountain is also a sea of read rocks. Accommodation: Fuyun Black Gold Hotel

    Day 3Fuyun – Burqin (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    After breakfast drive for 90 km we will arrive at the Keketuohai National Geological Park, the first national geological park which themed at typical mineral deposit and mine ruins. Afterward take a tram ride along the Irtysh Grand Canyon to Shenzhong Mountain which is known as Earthquake Museum. Then head to Burqin. Accommodation: Burqin Sutong Holiday Hotel

    Day 4Burqin – Kanas (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    After breakfast we will head to China’s only European-like ecological site Kanas Nature Reserve, where the highlight is the famous 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 Hongfu Lake Kanas Resort

    Day 5Kanasa – Karamy (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    Today we will drive to Karamy. On the way we will visit 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. Due to its eeriness, it is also commonly referred to as “Ghost City”. Accommodation: Karamy Heyi Hotel

    Day 6Karamy Sarym Lake (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    In the morning we will drive along Ili Valley to Sayram Lake to appreciate the pure world of the alpine mountain. Spending the rest day on mountain and staying overnight in the yurt. Accommodation: Sarym Lake Yurt

    Day 7Sarym Lake Naraty (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    In the morning drive across the Fruit Valley and then continue to Yili and we will arrive in Naraty in the afternoon. The rest day is free for you. Arriving in Naraty pay a visit to Uyghur Culture Street to see local folk culture. At last pay a visit to Naraty Grassland, a famous tourism and holiday resort in Xinjiang which boasts beautiful grassland scenery and Kazak ethnic flavor. Accommodation: Air Grassland Hotel

    Day 8Naraty – Bayinbuluk (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    After breakfast drive to visit Swan Lake Natural Reserve, the second largest grassland in China boasting luxuriant verdant grass, numerous flocks of sheep and varied plants, and the located in the grassland. After that drive to Bayinbuluk. Accommodation: Bayinbuluk Longxing Hotel

    Day 9Bayinbuluk – Korla (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    In the morning board the van and drive into Tianshan Mountain to have a fast visit of mountainous area. Then arriving Korla pay a visit to Iron Gate (Tiemenguan Pass) which used to be an important pass along Silk Road. Then take a walk along Peacock River to spend some leisure time. Accommodation: Garden Hotel Korla

    Day 10Korla – Tupran (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    Meet your guide and driver and drive to Turpan. In Turpan you will visit the Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. Then we will go to visit Sugong Pagoda, the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang. Afterward drive to the Jiaohe Ruins, one of the most important towns along the ancient Silk Road and the largest, oldest and best-preserved earth construction in the world. Accommodation: Karez Hotel

    Day 11Turpan – Urumqi (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    In the morning pay a visit to Flaming Mountain, the hottest place in China in summer days. The highest temperature can be over 40 degree. Then continue the tour to Gaochang Ancient City, a well preserved ruins of Gaochang Kingdom in the Tang Dynasty. Afterward move to visit Astana Tombs which known as the underground museum. Later on drive to visit the 1000+ years old Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves. The last stop will be Tuyu Valley where you will visit a local village. Accommodation: Urumqi Hoi Tak Hotel

    Day 12Urumqi (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    After hotel breakfast drive to Heavenly Lake where tourists could optionally do a cruise on the lake. It will make you totally relaxed no matter you are sitting in a boat, walking in the mountains, or just standing by the lake. Accommodation: Urumqi Hoi Tak Hotel

    Day 13Urumqi Departure(Breakfast)

    Picked up from hotel lobby according to your flight time and transferred to the airport for flight departing Urumqi. Service ends here.