Northern Xinjiang 12 Days Tour (Mysterious Kanas Lake)

Tour Code: CTA-XJ-01

Duration: 12 Days

Visit: Urumqi,Narat, Bayanbulak,Yining, Kuitun,Karamay,Buerjin, Kanas,Fuyun

Note: Xinjiang province is the biggest province in China and with the development of tourism in the cities, Xinjiang tourist attractio are becoming more well known. Discover the wonderful cities with our 12 day tour which will take you to the best locat ...

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Chinese Treasures Trip Overview

Xinjiang province is the biggest province in China and with the development of tourism in the cities, Xinjiang tourist attractions are becoming more well known. Discover the wonderful cities with our 12 day tour which will take you to the best locations you can imagine! 

  • Special experience in Silk Road
  • Private tranfer during the whole tour
  • Private English guide during the whole tour
  • Kunes Grassland
  • Swan Lake
  • Kanas Lake
 
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  • Day

    01

    Arrive in Urumqi

    Arrive in Urumqi

    Attraction & Activities:

    Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

    Meals:

    no meal

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Yidu Hotel

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Take a good rest and get ready for your Xinjiang tour tomorrow. 
  • Day

    02

    Urumqi - Narat - Bayanbulak

    Urumqi - Narat - Bayanbulak

    Attraction & Activities:

    Kunes Valley, Kunes Grassland,Narat Pastureland

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Swan Hotel

    In the morning, fly from Urumqi to Narat. Then transfer to enjoy the Xinjiang tourist attractions: visit Kunes Valley, Narat Pastureland (incl. shuttle bus) and Kunes Grassland.

    Kunes Grassland:
    It means the valley grassland which collect by Kunes Lake and is also the typical area of Ili grassland. The Kunes grassland is mainly located in the area of Xinyuan County and its altitude is about 800-2084 meters. As a famous grassland in Xinjiang, it is also the hometown of Xinjiang fine-wool sheep and Tenma.

    Narat Pastureland: It is located in the area of Ili Prefecture, which is also one of the biggest grassland. It was the famous pasture from the ancient time. The grassland is full of wild flowers from June to Sep every year. You will enjoy the colorful scenery here. The scenery of grassland combine with Kazakhstan folk custom, which makes it become the famous tourist zone in Xinjiang province.

  • Day

    03

    Bayanbulak-Narat

    Bayanbulak-Narat

    Attraction & Activities:

    Bayanbulak Grassland,Swan Lake, Konchi River

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★He Yang Hotel

    In the morning, transfer you to have Xinjiang tour package: visit Bayanbulak Grassland. You can visit the beautiful sceny in Swan Lake and Kongchi River.

    Bayanbulak Grassland:
    Bayanbulak Grassland is located in the intermountain basin of Mt. Tianshan. This grassland is the second largest grassland in China. Bayanbulak, which means "rich spring" in Tibetan. The grassland here is flat and rich for water and grass, so it is one base of animal busbandry in Xinjiang.

    Swan Lake: Swan Lake is located in the basin of Bayanbulak Grassland and its altitude is 2000-2500 meters. In fact it consisits of many small lakes and is the only nature reserve for swans in China. Every year, around April, swans and other rare birds return from the south to live and breed here. At that time, it is quite exciting to witness the splendid spectacle of the sky full of flying swans.

  • Day

    04

    Narat-Yining

    Narat-Yining

    Attraction & Activities:

    Yili River Bridge, Wusun Musuem, Bazaar,Uighur Ethnic Street

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Yili Hotel

    After your hotel breakfast you will be driven to Yining where you will see the Yili River Bridge and Wusun Museum. You can also wander the Bazaar and Uighur Ethnic Street.

    Yili River Bridge:
    Yili River Bridge is located in Yinni and its altitude is 650 meters. It is the first modern bridge in Yili, which built in 1975.This bridge is located over the Yili River and the north shore is the city center of Yili. It maintains well during the using period and many citizens and tourist come here to enjoy the whole scenery of Yini. You can also enjoy the sunset scenery. The riverside park will become the important place to entertainment and leisure.

    Uighur Ethnic Street: It is located in the Yining Joint part, east to Ahemaitijiang Road, west to Xinhua West Road. The length is 750 meters, the main nation here is Uyghur nationality. The building here is Russian styple, you may watch the deluxe splendid building here.

  • Day

    05

    Yining - Kuitun

    Yining - Kuitun

    Attraction & Activities:

    Huiyuan Ancient City,Khorgas Pass,Sayram Lake,Fruit Valley

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Dongfang International Hotel

    After hotel breakfast, transfer to Kuitun to have Xinjiang adventure tour. En route visit the Huiyuan Ancient City, Khorgas Pass, Sayram Lake and Fruit Valley.

    Huiyuan Ancient City:
    Yili was the important passage from Xinjiang to Central Asia. In order to strengthen the control in Qing Dynasty, Emperor Qianlong setted Yili General here. Then built Huiyuan Ancient City here.The Huiyuan Ancient City is the historical city in Xinjiang, it was the political, military, economic and cultural center in the ancient time.

    Khorgas Pass: Khorgas Pas is the land port in Yili Huocheng County. It is in the opposite of Khorgas Lake. It was the important post in ancient silk road. After the foundation of New China, Khorgas pass became the biggest west port between China and Soviet Union because of its superior location.

    Sayram Lake: As the largest alpine lake in Xinjiang, Sayram Lake is a fairyland with wonderful natural scenery. The lake is like a brilliant emerald inlaid in the basin which is surrounded by Mt. Tianshan. In Mongolian language, the name of the lake means "a lake on the ridge". In Kazak, sayram means "blessing".

    Fruit Valley: Fruit Valley (Guozigou), is a famous gorge channel and its lengeth is 28 KM. This valley stretching along in the rough direction of the Urumqi Yining Highway. The north point starts from Sayram Lake, while its south point is in Yili Valley. It is also the natural storehouse of plant species with a wide range of fruits and herbs growing wild in this area.

  • Day

    06

    Kuitun-Karamay-Buerjin

    Kuitun-Karamay-Buerjin

    Attraction & Activities:

    Ghost Town, Miles- long oil fields

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★You Yi Feng Hotel

    In the morning, transfer from Kuitun to Karamay to have xinjiang tour china. Then drive pass the miles-long oil fields, oil derricks. Then visit the Ghost Town (including shuttle bus).

    Ghost Town:
    Ghost Town, is also named as Wuerhe Ghost Town. It has 100 KM aways from Karamay. There is a special wind-erosion landform here. The local called as Ghost Town. Actually, it is the typical Yardang Landform area. Yardang, which means "steep hill" in Uygur language.

  • Day

    07

    Buerjin-Kanas

    Buerjin-Kanas

    Attraction & Activities:

    Dragon Bay,Saint's Bay,Crescent moon Bay,Kanas Lake

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Xian Feng Hotel

    After hotel breakfast, you can have xinjiang tour itinerary: visit the Dragon Bay, Crescent Moon Bay, Saint's Bay and Kanas Lake.

    Dragon Bay:
    Drogon Bay is called Kazan Lake, which means bottom of pan lake. It derive from its shape. The Dragon Bay is located 10 KM away from Kanas. The bay is surrounded by the forests and flowers. There is wonderful scenery on island in the bay. This scenic spots is also a best to be away for the summer heat.

    Crescent moon Bay: Crescent moon Bay is located 1 KM at the upstream of Dragon Bay. The peaceful bay will be changed according to the Kanas Lake. It just like the bright pearl on the Kanas Lake.

    Kanas Lake: Kanas Lake is located in a valley in the Altai Mountains, which near the very northern tip of Xinjiang. The lake is like a crescent moon, and it storage capacity 53.8 billion cubic meter. The Kanas River, flowing out of the lake, later merges with the Hemu River to form Buerjin River, which itself falls into the Irtysh in Buerjin County.

  • Day

    08

    Kanas-Hemu Village-Kanas Lake

    Kanas-Hemu Village-Kanas Lake

    Attraction & Activities:

    Hemu Village,Hemu Grassland, Birch Forest

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Xian Feng Hotel

    After hotel breakfast, transfer to have tour in xinjiang: Hemu Village. You can visit the Hemu Grassland here, also wandering in the Birch Forest.

    Hemu Village:
    Hemu Village is the gathering of Tuvans. It is the biggest and farest village of the remaining 3 Tuvans Village. The houses here all are built raw wood and are full of original beauty.

    Hemu Grassland: Hemu Grassland is located in the basin of Buerjin County and its altitude is 1124-2300 meters. The basin is divided the grassland into two parts. The summy slope is surrounded by lush trees, the red deer marmot and snow cock is perched here. The shady slope is surrounded by the flowers and many persons herded camels and sheep here.

  • Day

    09

    Kanas-Buerjin

    Kanas-Buerjin

    Attraction & Activities:

    Fish Watching Pavilion, cruise on Kanas Lake, Night Market

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★You Yi Feng Hotel

    You can watch the whole scenery have tour of xinjiang: in the Fish Watching Pavilion, tour to Kanas Lake by cruise. In the evening, visit the Night Market. (mainly BBQ fish)

    Fish Watching Pavilion:
    It is located at the height of 2030 meters. The name of this pavilion means Camel Peak in Mongolia. It is said the pavilion is the best place to watch the monsters in the Kanas Lake.

  • Day

    10

    Buerjin-Fuyun

    Buerjin-Fuyun

    Attraction & Activities:

    Multi-coloured Bay,Irtysh River

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Shan He Hotel

    In the morning, transfer you to Fuyun to have xinjiang photography tour. Then you visit the Multi-Colored Bay, Irtysh River

    Multi-coloured Bay:
    Multi-colored Bay stands at the Gobi desert, about 220 kilometers away from Fuyun County of Xinjiang Province. Multi Colored Bay is known for its imposing views as well as natural treasure, which stores a great deal of oil, gold and precious stones that amount to 20 mineral products.

    Irtysh River: From its origins as the Kara-Irtysh (Black Irtysh) in the Mongolian Altay mountains in Xinjiang, China, the Irtysh flows north-west through Lake Zaysan in Kazakhstan, meeting the Ishim and Tobol rivers before merging with the Ob near Khanty-Mansiysk in western Siberia, Russia after 4,248 kilometres. This is the only exorheic river in China which flow to the Arctic Ocean.

  • Day

    11

    Fuyun-Urumqi

    Fuyun-Urumqi

    Attraction & Activities:

    Korbantonggut Desert,Karamay Wild Animal Reserve,Fiery Mountains

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Yidu Hotel

    In the morning to have Xinjiang silk road tour, driver pass the Karamaily Wild Animals Nature Reserve, Korbantonggut Desert, Fiery Mountian.

    Korbantonggut Desert:
    Gurbantünggüt Desert that occupies a huge part of the Dzungarian Basin in northern Xinjiang, in the northwest of the People's Republic of China. It is about 50,000 square kilometers, and located around 300 to 600 meters above sea level. It is Chinese second largest desert, after Taklamakan Desert, which is located in the Tarim Basin.

    Karamay Wild Animal Reserve: On December 30, 2002, the Xinjiang government approved the establishment of Karamay Mayigele Nature Reserve. The protected areas are located in the Karamay District with the coordinates of E85°01'~85°37', N45°09'~45°31'. An area of 60000 hectares protects mainly desert ecosystems.

    Fiery Mountains: Fiery Mountain is on the National road from Urumqi to Aletai City. It occupies an area of 10 kilometer squares.

  • Day

    12

    Depart from Urumqi

    Depart from Urumqi

    Attraction & Activities:

    After breakfast transfer to the airport.

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast

    After breakfast transfer to the Urumqi airport for departure. Your Xinjiang 12 days tour ends.
Price Per Person in US Dollars
Group Size Luxury Class Tour Deluxe Class Tour Tourist Class Tour Single Room Supplement
Sept. 26, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2018 Low Season
2 Persons--$ 2047- / - / $ 490
3-5 Persons--$ 1850- / - / $ 490
6-9 Persons--$ 1511- / - / $ 490
Remarks

* This is a private tour, only you and your family or friends will be in this tour. If you need any changes of itinerary or hotel ect., please just contact with our tour advisors, we can adjust the tour for you.
* Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 5, 2014), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2014), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 28-Feb 7, 2014).

* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid. 
* You will enjoy more discount if there is more people join the tour.

PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied; however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing, by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Guide: English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share
  • Domestic airfare from Urumqi to Narat

PRICE EXCLUSION

  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China entry visa fees.
  • Personal expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips to guide and driver. (Tiping standard: USD 8/person/day.)