8 Days Northern Xinjiang Group Tour of Urumqi-Fuyun-Burqin-Kanas-Hemu
Only RMB6400! Join in the classic 8 days Northern Xinjiang photography group tour to explore the most scenic part of Xinjiang and even China. The journey incredibly includes comfortable accommodation, transfer, and a professional tour guide as well as covers these noble places: Urumqi, Fuyun, Burqin, Kanas, Hemu Village, and Karamy. It’s a life-time journey filled with “wow moments” as you will keep encountering so many awe-inspiring sceneries on the road that you can hardly find in other places!
Heavenly Lake, Keketuohai National Geological Park, Tunnel of Mine No.3, Kanas Lake, Hemu Village, sunrise over Hemu Village, Five-colored Beach, Urho Ghost City
Tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Tickets entrance fee + Hotels with breakfast
Please make your own way to Urumqi (Urumqi Diwubao Airport: URC).
Upon your arrival at Urumqi airport, the local driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to the local hotel for check-in. Free and easy on your own for rest of the day. You can explore Xinjiang Bazaar on your own.
After the hotel breakfast, drive around 1.5 hours to the amazing Heavenly Lake of Tianshan Mountain. Heavenly Lake, read Tianchi Lake in Chinese, is an alpine lake nestled against the slope of the snow-covered Bogda 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.
Bid farewell to the lovely Heavenly Lake, then continue our way to Fuyan.
You might be intoxicated with yesterday's scenery on the road, but today's sites would be a bigger surprise: Keketuohai National Geological Park, Tunnel of Mine No.3
Keketuohai National Geological Park: Words are too pale to describe Koktokay’s beauty. After being stopped by leisure cattle on the road for times which adds more interesting moments to the whole trip, finally, you will get to Koktokay National Geological Park. Beholding the awesome scenery here, people burst into spontaneous cheers at the clear murmuring streams, huge bare ores, flying birds hovering over the green trees…You will never regret the visit to this scenic spot with hills, waters, grasslands and valuable ores in strange shapes co-existed harmoniously.
Tunnel of Mine No.3: As we know, Koktokay rose to fame with its rare mineral resources, the No.3 Pit we are going to visit, renowned as “Geological Mineral Museum” and considered as holy “Mecca” for each geologist, is the largest mineral pit in the world and get protected as state secrets since the birth of the People’s Republic of China. Unbelievably, about 60% of the known 140 sorts of rare metals have been found there. It’s a magical journey to learn more about nature here.
Finish the happy time there, we are going to the next stop: Burqin. Have a break on the car and get to the local Burqin hotel after 3-hour driveing.
Unfold a 100% awesome trip after the hotel breakfast and please get your cameras ready in advance, we are going to the famous Kanas today!
The mesmerizing Kanas Nature Reserve is a must-see for visitors to Xinjiang. After about 4 hours’ ride on the winding road, you will arrive at Jiadengyu for lunch, and then take the scenic shuttle bus to the legendary Kanas Lake. You may have never seen such a beautiful mountain lake. As the seasons change, the lake bursts into different colors, crystal blue, dark green, or even gray. Walking from one bay to another and taking some pictures, you will have a relaxing time immersing yourself in the idyllic beauty and embracing nature. Because the natural beauty is unspoiled and local people still keep the original simple lifestyle here, it is dubbed as “the pure land on earth” as well as "Oriental Switzerland”.
Strolling along the Kanas River, you will see the virgin forests, Fairy Bay, Wolong Bay, Moon Bay, and Wild Duck Lake which would be a perfect chance to take nice pictures! Finishing the relaxing sightseeing, you will check into the hotel.
Today we have another highlight awaiting you: Hemu Village.
After the hotel breakfast, please board the car to Hemu Village which is one of the three settlements of Tuva people in China. We will enter the village on a shuttle bus. It’s truly a paradise for photographers. The tranquil village, dense woods, and herds of cattle and sheep make a picturesque landscape. You can freely walk around the village to experience the unique lifestyle of the local Tuva people who have lived here for centuries.
Get up early to appreciate the beautiful sunrise over Hemu Village. A moo from the early cow wakes up the sleeping sun hidden behind the rolling mountains to unveil her sky face slowly. Hemu Village is gradually soaked into the beautiful lights of the sunrise, amazing those early visitors to crazily click their cameras...
Have breakfast in the hotel after the photography time, then drive down the hill to Burqin, enjoy the breathtaking sights of the Five-colored Beach. Walk into the colorful Beach, you will feel as if in a dream world. The unique lava landscape consisted of purplish red, Vandyke red, yellow, and light green mudstone, sandstone, and gravel. this is the most beautiful colorful Beach, a masterpiece of nature, and a miracle of Burqin.
Finally, come to the Burqin local hotel for check-in.
Waving goodbye to Burqin, we will press forward on our way back to Urumqi. It's a day on the road.
After 5-6 hours' driving, we will pass the famous oil city, Karamay on the way and have a short stop here for the mysterious
following the Gurbantunggut Desert. The Urho Ghost City is also known as “Wind City” because of the howling winds throughout the year. The eerie landform is the joint result of intermittent torrential scouring and strong wind erosion. You can tour the whole Ghost City on a shuttle bus. After visiting this seemingly horrifying site, hop on the car and resume our return journey to Urumqi.
In the evening, check in the Urumqi local hotel and have a good rest tonight before the departure.
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.