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12 Days Xinjiang Group Tour

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8-9 Hours Each Day
Availability : Departure Every Day
Visit Cities: Urumqi, Burqin, Kanas, Hemu, Karamay, Yining, Narat, Bayinbuluk, Kuqa, Korla, Turpan
Transportation: Flight, Car
Min Age : 2+
Tour Highlights

Xinjiang is the most important destination for one’s Silk Road tour. Lots of amazing natural scenery and cultural relics spread on the vast land of Xinjiang. This 12 days Xinjiang group tour covers most highlights in Urumqi, Burqin, Kanas, Hemu, Karamay, Yining, Narat, Bayinbuluk, Kuqa, Korla, and Turpan. Remember to bring your camera to capture the beautiful moments. You will have a great time in Xinjiang and may make some new friends on the way.

  • Drive through the biggest desert in China -- Taklamkan Desert
  • Hang around the hustling bazaar and try some yummy local dishes
  • Free your soul at the endless grassland and watching elegant swans swimming on the lake
  • Visit the beautiful Hemu Village to see daily life of Tuwa people
  • Superb service from friendly English speaking guide and professional driver

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Price Includes

  • All transportation by car/van with experienced driver
  • Excellent English Speaking Guide
  • All the main entrance fees
  • 4 stars hotel with breakfast listed in the itinerary
  • 2 bottles of water for per person every day
  • Lunch and dinner on each day

Price Excludes

  • Optional acitvities
  • All the flights
  • Personal expense (USD 8 per pax per day)
  • Tips to the guide and driver
    Tour Abstract

    Day 1 Urumqi arrival

    Day 2 Urumqi – Burqin:Multi-colored Bay

    Day 3 Burqin – Kanas:Kanas Nature Reserve

    Day 4 Kanas – Hemu: Hemu Village

    Day 5 Hemu – Karamay: Ghost City

    Day 6 Karamy – Yining: Sarym Lake, Fruit Valley

    Day 7 Yining – Narat – Bayinbuluk: Naraty Grassland, Bayinbuluk Swan Lake Natural Reserve

    Day 8 Bayinbuluk – Kuqa: TianShan Great Canyon

    Day 9 Kuqa – Korla: Taklamkan Desert

    Day 10 Korla – Turpan: Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves,Karez Well, Jiaohe Ruins

    Day 11 Turpan – Heavenly Lake – Urumqi: Heavenly Lake, Grand Bazaar

    Day 12 Urumqi departure

    Itinerary Details

    Day 1Urumqi arrival (No meal)

    Our driver and guide will wait for you at the airport terminal exit or train station exit by holding a welcome sign with your name on it and transfer to check in hotel. The rest of the day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Urumqi Yilite Hotel

    Day 2Urumqi – Burqin (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    Board the van in the morning and drive toBurqin. On the way we will visit Multi-colored Bay, an unique desert landscape and Yandan Landform. After arriving if possible you could take a walk in local night market to meet lots of local food and snacks. Accommodation: Sutong Holiday Hotel

    Day 3Burqin to 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: Nongshishi Hotel

    Day 4Kanas - Hemu (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    In the morning drive to Hemu Village, one of the most beautiful village in Xinjiang. Walking in the village you will see the nice natural scenery and feel the slow pace life here. If you like you could optionally explore more around the village by horse riding. Accommodation: Overnight in Hemu Aha International Youth Hotel

    Day 5Hemu--Karamay  (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    Meet your guide and driver and driver to Karamy, a city famous for the rich petroleum resource. While today we will visit the Ghost City which is the most beautiful Yadan Landform in this area. Accommodation: Karamy Heyi Hotel

    Day 6Karamy – Yining (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    Today we will driver for about 7.5 hours to visit Sarym Lake to see the picturesque scenery consists of lake, grassland, wild flowers, cattle and sheep herds, and Kazaks people and their yurts. Later that we will pay a visit to a local Fruit Valley. The various vibrant fruit trees will protect you from burning weather and also treat you with lots kinds of fruits. Due to the big temperature difference between day and night, fruits in Xinjiang is of the best quality and taste in China. Accommodation: LongXin Hotel

    Day 7Yining - Narat – Bayinbuluk (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    After breakfast drive along highway that across Tianshan Mountain to Naraty Grassland. That grassland enjoys high fame as the pasture base in history. There are vast grassland, wide river valley, high mountains, the crisscrossed deep gorges, the flowering forest, etc. In the afternoon continue to appreciate beautiful Bayinbuluk Swan Lake Natural Reserve.  Here is the paradise of swans.   Accommodation: Bayinbuluk Longxing International Hotel

    Day 8Bayinbuluk - Kuqa (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    After breakfast, driving to the famous highway—Duku highway, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Dragon Lake en route, visit the Tianshan Grand Canyon. The Canyon used to be the river course of Kucha River and today it becomes the most stunning canyon in China. Accommodation: Kuqa Boyue Hotel

    Day 9Kuqa - Korla  (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    Today we will spend most of time (8-9) hours on the way. We will drive through Taklamkan Desert– the largest desert in China where lots of ancient city ruins lie under the thick layers of sand. On the way we will also meet the Poplars Forest Scenic Park. It is a good site for sightseeing, entertainment, adventure, scientific expedition and vacation. Accommodation: Korla Loulan Hotel

    Day 10Korla - Turpan  (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    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. They are high on the cliffs and most of the surviving caves date from the West Uyghur kingdom around the 10th to 13th centuries. Next move to visit Karez Well — an amazing underground irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. After dinner, we will travel along the Jiaohe Ruins which was once the biggest and oldest city built on rammed earth, dating back to 2nd century BC. Accommodation:  Huozhou Hotel

    Day 11Turpan - Heavenly Lake - Urumqi (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    After breakfast driving to Urumqi. On the way we will make a stop to visit the famous 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. Come to Heavenly Lake, and you will find words are so weak for the surrounding. It will make you totally relaxed no matter you are sitting in a boat, walking in the mountains, or just standing by the lake. In the afternoon drive to city area and visit the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Urumqi Yilite Hotel

    Day 12Urumqi Departure (Breakfast)

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