4 Days Urumqi Tour with Heavenly Lake and Nanshan Pasture
Why Xinjiang became the must-visit travel destination in many people’s heart? Located at the most northwest end of China, Xinjiang embrace the breathtaking landscapes and special human culture. This 4-day tour including the picturesque Heavenly Lake and Southern Pasture, the bustling Xinjiang International Bazaar as well as the amazing Xinjiang Regional Museum, will bring you a pure exploration of Xinjiang landscape, local culture and authentic food. Just try it! You won’t be regret since Urumqi will offer you spectacular nature sightseeing and interesting cultural experience.
Highlights of this tour: *Discover some interesting things or local souvenirs in Xinjiang International Bazaar. *Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery in Heavenly Lake. *Trace Xinjiang’s history and culture in Xinjiang Regional Museum. *Appreciate the high mountains, pastures and herds of cattle and sheep in Southern Pasture.
Upon your arrival at Urumqi airport / train station, our English speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name.
Driving around 40 minutes, you will be arriving at the amazing Urumqi city. Duly refreshed in your hotel, follow your guide to explore the interesting evening scenery in Xinjiang International Bazaar. It’s one of the bazaars with largest scale in the world with strong Islam flavor in its buildings. You should not miss this site during your tour to Urumqi, even if you are not going for shopping, you would favor the experience for the strong ethnic flavor here. Eyes are dazzled by an overwhelming of goods in the stalls while ears are excited by the hawking, bewildering you if you are travel through space and time to the ancient silk road to glimpse the prosperous trades between different nations.
After hotel breakfast, meet your guide at hotel lobby and your exploration begins! The first site will be Heavenly Lake of Tianshan Mountain. Heavenly Lake, read Tianchi Lake in Chinese, is an alpine lake nestled against the slope of the snow-covered Bodga Mountain. Heat, the special feature coming with summer is seldom there due to its geographical conditions. Looking out over the scenic area, the white snowy mountains mirroring in the green lake and colorful flowers spotted on the green grassland along the lake, plus the tour guide’s commentary to the tale of Queen Mother of the West bringing it some color of mystery, both your eyes and souls will be fully pleased by the pure beauty here.
Afterwards, move on to Xinjiang Regional Museum.As the only autonomous region class museum in Xinjiang, Xinjiang Regional Museum houses over 40,000 collections including all kinds of relics and specimens, exhibited in five separate halls. You can find many treasures ever glittering on the famous Silk Road. The No.1 star exhibition in the museum is the unprecedented ancient corpse with even tiny fingernails well preserved.
Today you will head to the amazing Southern Pasture. Driving around 1.5 hours , you will arrive there. It is actually a part of Nanshan Scenic Area which consists of snow mountains, valleys, grassland, woods, peculiar rocks and local ethnic zone. Nestled on the north slope of Tianshan Mountain, it’s a pearl shining in south suburb of Urumqi, attracting visitors especially in springs and summers when flocks and herds scattered here and there in blossom. Wander leisurely on the grassland to catch a short break from your busy city life and work.
If you want to experience riding horses in this amazing filed or any other optional activities there, you can pay in cash on your own. Of course the tour guide will help you!
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.