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Tour Overview

The 13 days in-depth Xinjiang small group tour with a competitive price provides an immersive way for travelers to explore the most scenic part of Xinjiang along the ancient Silk Road. If you have done some research in advance about Xinjiang, you will be excited to join this 13 days In-depth Xinjiang small group tour as it covers the essential attractions of Northern Xinjiang which boasts unparalleled natural landscapes. It’s a photography tour! Departing from Urumqi, the tour of 13 days goes through Fuyun, Burqin with Keketuohai, Kansa, Hemu Village, Karamay with Urho Ghost City, Sayram Lake, Naraty Grassland, Bayinbuluk, Turpan, and finally return to Urumqi, bringing the tourists an unforgettable journey!

Highlights of this tour:

1. Appreciate the vast collection of Xinjiang Museum, such as silverware artworks, stone tablets, paintings, and well-preserved 4,000-year-old corpses unearthed along the Silk Road.
2. Get hugely impressed by the rare and magical geological heritage at Keketuohai National Geological Park.
3. Revel in the unspoiled natural beauty of Kanas, walk along the Kanas River, and admire the spectacular virgin forest.
4. Walk along the shores of Sayram Lake to admire colorful wildflowers and rolling grasslands.
5. Be rewarded with the amazing sunrise of Hemu Village, a paradise for photographers, and experience the unique lifestyle of the local Tuva people who have lived here for centuries.
6. Take the shuttle bus to visit the amazing Urho Ghost City, marveling at the extraordinary workmanship of nature.
7. Immerse yourself in the pretty pasture landscape and the exotic local customs of Nalati Grassland.
8. Discover the flourishing of ancient trade in the Jiaohe Ruins, the largest, oldest, and best-preserved earthen architecture in the world.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to join this in-depth Xinjiang Small Group tour! Our guide will pick you up when you arrive at Urumqi airport. You will find the guide is waiting for you at the exit. When you meet, the guide and driver will drive you to the hotel and help you to check in. The rest of the day,you will visit Xinjiang Museum to see the unearthed cultural relics full of Uygures ethnic taste.

    Accommodation: Urumqi

    Xinjiang Regional Museum
    Xinjiang Regional Museum

  2. AM: Today we will do a full day tour to Heavenly Lake at the waist of North Slope of Bogda Mountain. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains the lake water remains cold all year round and so it is regarded as one of the best summer resort and tourist attractions in Urumqi.

    Noon: Lunch on your own.

    PM: When the tour ends, our local driver and guide will escort you to Fuyun County and check in at local hotel.

    Accommodation: Fuyun County

    Xinjiang Heavenly Lake
    Heavenly Lake

  3. In the morning our guide will pick you up from hotel and transfer to visit Keketuohai National Geological Park. The most distinctive feature of the park is the mineral deposit and mine ruins. After visiting here our guide and driver will escort you to Burqin and c heck in at local hotel.

    Accommodation: Fuyun County

    Keketuohai National Geological Park
    Keketuohai National Geological Park

  4. Our guide and driver will pick you up from hotel asfter breakfast and transfer to visit Kanas Natural Reserve. Here you may see the clouds sea, virgin forest, pasture scenery, silver birches, Kanas River, glacial ruins, etc. the highlight here will be Kanas Lake.

    Accommodation: Kanas

    Xinjiang Kanas Lake
    Kanas Lake

  5. AM: In the morning if you get up early you will witness the beautiful sunrise in Kanas. After breakfast, our driver and guide will pick you up and head to Hemu Village. Arriving in Hemu you will enjoy some free time to refresh yourself.

    Noon: Lunch on your own.

    PM: Enjoy your free time.

    Accommodation: Hemu Village

    Xinjiang Hemu Village
    Xinjiang Hemu Village

  6. AM: In the morning you will visit the Hemu Village. One of the 3 existed Tuvas villages in China. Then the guide and driver will escort you to visit the Urho Ghost City. The various strange shaped land forms are a little scary and mysterious but these features attracted increasing numbers of people did their adventure.

    Noon: Lunch on your own.

    PM: After that the guide and the driver will escort you to Karamay and check in local hotel.

    Accommodation: Karamay

    Urho Ghost City
    Urho Ghost City

  7. Today you will do a full day tour to Sayram Lake and stay overnight in the yurt there. The alpine lake is well known home and abroad for its pretty natural scenery. As early in the Qing Dynasty, Sayram Lake was listed as one of the great lakes needing worshipping yearly.

    Accommodation: Sayram

    Sayram Lake in Xinjiang
    Sayram Lake

  8. After breakfast, the driver and the guide will pick you up and drive across Fruit Valley to Naraty in the afternoon. Arriving in Naraty you will check in at hotel and enjoy the free time.

    Accommodation: Naraty

  9. AM: Today you will visit two spots. The first one will be Naraty Grassland, the traditional idea pasture with plenty of water and lush grass since ancient time. The pretty pasture landscape and the local customs make this grassland famous tourist attraction in Xinjiang.

    Noon: Lunch on your own.

    PM: In the afternoon we will visit the Swan Lake Natural Reserve. Then the guide and the driver will escort you to Baiyinbuluk to check in at local hotel.

    Accommodation: Baiyinbuluk

    Xinjiang Nalaty Prairie
    Nalaty Prairie

  10. This morning you will visit the Baiyinbuluk Grassland to feel the most fresh morning air. Then the guide and the driver will escort you to Korlor to check in local hotel.

    Accommodation: Korlor

  11. AM: In the morning pick up from hotel and the driver and the guide will escort you to Turpan. The driving will take about 4 hours.

    Noon: Lunch on your own.

    PM: Arriving in Turpan you will visit the Jiaohe Ruins, which is one of the most important towns along the ancient Silk Road. It is also the largest, oldest and best-preserved earth construction in the world. Although 2,000 years have passed, the former brilliants of Jiaohe can still be found from the ruins.

    Accommodation: Turpan

    Jiaohe Ruins in Xinjiang
    Jiaohe Ruins

  12. AM: Today we are going to visit three famous places. In the morning, you will have an exploration of the well-known Karez Well, the gigantic underground irrigation system created by ancient Xinjiang people. There are over 1,100 Karez Wells in Turpan, providing precious water source to this dry and hot area during the past 400 years. The next stop of today will be the existed largest ancient pagoda in Xinjiang, Sugong Pagoda. The pagoda is a 44-meter-high (144 feet) Islamic pagoda, which bears a history of over 200 years.

    Noon: Lunch on your own.

    PM: We will drive to Urumqi. After arrival you will visit International Bazaar to explore this largest market in Urumqi.

    Accommodation: Urumqi

    Xinjiang International Bazaar
    Xinjiang International Bazaar

  13. Today, the 13 days in-depth Xinjiang group tour will end here. After breakfast at the hotel, you may have all your belongings and luggage packed, check out of the hotel by yourself. Our guide and driver will drive you to the airport to take the homeward flight

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

 

Price includes

  • Private transportation with experienced driver
  • Accommodation with breakfast (twins bed shared room)
  • Excellent English speaking guide
  • All the entrance fee throughout the itinerary (Shuttle bus in Kanas, Naraty, Bayinbuluk and Heavenly Lake are included)
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel permit (as the area from Bayinbuluk to Korler is not open to foreign tourist, our company will prepare the travel permit for you)
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price excludes

  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Optional activities
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