Sept 5 – 17

Urumqi – Keketuohai – Kanas – Karamy – Saym Lake – Naraty – Bayinbuluk – Korler – Turpan

Number of participants: 4-8

· Private transportation with Good AC (7-17 seats) · Accommodation 4* based on DB/TWIN rooms listed with breakfast; if you join the trip alone, please add single supplemenrt 2900 rmb
· Excellent English/Chinese speaking guide
· All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary; (all the shuttle bus included)
· 2 bottle of water each person every day
· Full board meals as listed every day
· All airfare
· Personal expenses and tips to the guide and driver 40 rmb/pax/day
 · Activities such as boating, culture show etc



Tour Itinerary

5st Step. : Arrival to Urumqi

Upon arrival to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, meet our guide and driver, transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest,  make the good preparation for the Northern Xinjiang Tour.

Meals: No

Overnight in Urumqi Hoi Tak Hotel


6th, Step. : Urumqi to Fuyun (600km driving)

After breakfast in the hotel Drive to Fuyun County and explore the Multi-coloredBaya marvelous desert scene located at the Western edge of the desert in Kalamah Nature Reserve. You will see a typical Yadan landform with shale of red, yellow, orange, green, green ash, gray and black. Along the journey, pass by: Huoshaoshan (Burning Mountain), where you will witness a sea of red, caused by burnt rocks that look as if they were still burning along the hills. Today you will arrive in the town around 8pm, check into the hotel and have dinner.


Overnight in Fuyun Black Gold Hotel
After buffet breakfast in the hotel, you will start your trip from Keketuohai NationalGeological ParkYou will see Irene Wood Lake, also known as “Haizi Kou”and explore the Tunnel of Mine No 3, which is comprised of many types of minerals. Take a tram ride and travel along Irtysh Grand Canyon till you reach Shenzhong Mountain and visit the “Earthquake museum“. After that, travel to Burqin for dinner and overnight stay. If time permits, you may stroll along Burqin local night market to enjoy  the fish BBQ and light local Beer which is called Kawas.7th ,Step. : Fuyun- Burqin (300km, 3.5hours driving) 


Overnight in Burqin Sutong Holiday Hotel
Your guide and driver will pick you up in the morning, and then drive along the mountain road to Kanas Nature Reserve, China’s only European-like ecological site that has been awarded the title of the “Pure Land of the World” due to its unspoiled natural scenery. Visit Irtysh Lake on the way. Upon arrival have lunch and then change the shuttle bus to go inside of the Reserve to enjoy the beautiful secenery, boating cruise or walking along the lake is recommended. Later go back to Jiadeng yu disctrict tocheck into the hotel. Have dinner and rest.
8th, Step. : Burqin to Kanas (180km, 3 hours driving)


Overnight in Kanas Hongfu LakeKanas Resort

9th , Step. : Kanas-Karamy (600km, 6hours driving)


Enjoy the sunrise and after breakfast,travel along the Gurbantunggut Desert to the Urho Ghost City, also known as Wuerhe Wind City, a unique wind-eroded geological area commonly referred to as “wind city” because of the frequent howling winds.

Then continue journey to Karamy City.


Overnight in Karamy Heyi Hotel


10th , Step. : Karamy to Sarym Lake (750km, 7.5 hours driving)

After breakfast start our trip to Ili Valley and pass by Kuitun and Shehizi which is the symbol Bingtuan, a military organiztion. Take an excursion  to Sayram Lake,known as the last drop of tears of the Atlantic.

Later on, we will head to Guozigou Valley, which stretches 28km along the road Wu, the general direction in Iraq -the ancient Silk Road in Xinjiang, the North Road.


Overnight in Sarym Lake Yurt
After breakfast take a short trekking in the forest to enjoy the fresh air and then head to the capital of the IliKazakh Autonomous Prefecture–Yining via Guojigou Valley. Drive on the highestbridge in the world to experience the landscape of the Fruit Valley.
11th , Step. : Sarym to Naraty (450kms, 5-6hrs driving) 

Afterwards, visit the Uyghur Culture Street in Yining to experience the folklore of the local Uighurs and then taje excursion to Naraty Grassland.


Overnight in Naraty Air Grassland Hotel
After simple breakfast in the hotel, enjoy the nomadic life of the modern Mongolians and Kazakhs in Naraty Pastureland, head to Bayinbuluk and enjoy the grassland there. Afterwards we will go to the Swan Lake, the paradise of flocks of swan. In 1986 it was listed by the State as the national nature reserve.12th ,Step. : Naraty toBayinbuluk(100km, 3 hours driving)


Overnight in Bayinbuluk Longxing Hotel
After breakfast drive in the deep of Tianshan Mountain, enjoy the beautiful scenery and drive to Korla, known as the “City of Pears” and the “City of Petroleum”. Visit the Iron Gate upon arrival which was a very important pass in the ancient silk road and then walk along the Peacock River after dinner to feel the local’s citylife style. 13th ,Step. : Bayinbuluk to Korla(400km, 4.5hours driving)


Overnight in The Garden Hotel Korla
After breakfast head to Turpan. You willvisit the Emin Minaret is the largest ancient Islamic tower inXinjiang which was built in 1777 and Jiaohe Ancient City, the bestpreseved ruins in China with the history of 1600years due to the typical dryweather in Turpan. Karez System is one of the four greatirrigation system ofChinaand it is acrystallization of ancient people’s wisdom and the life source there. Thedinner of tonight will be arrange in a local uighur family with the beautifulgrape yard. 14th,Step. : Korla to Turpan (350km, 4 hours driving)


Overnight in Turpan Huozhou Hotel

15th ,Step. : Turpan to Urumqi(200km,3hoursdriving)

Today continue visiting Turpan to FlamingMountain, whichis mentioned in a classical Chinese novel The Journey to the West is thehottest place inChinaand Gaochang Ancient Cityare witnesses to the long history of Turpan which is also the famous trademark in the ancient silk road. Aydingkol Lake, at the bottom of Turpan Basin,is the lowest point in the country, and Astana Ancient Tombs whichis also called the natural underground museum.Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves, one ofthe earliest grottoes inChina. Tuyu Valley,where Von Leqoq from German settled when he adventured to Xinjiang . In theafternoon back to Urumqi via the Asia’s largest Wind Power Plant : Dabancheng Power Statione.


Overnight in Urumqi Hoi Tak Hotel
In the morning visit the Xinjiang museum, with the fascinating collection of minority clothing, musical instruments,etc, and a section devoted to the history of early settlements along the silk road. Then head to the Heavenly lake, covering an area of about 5.9 square kilometers, enjoy the beautiful scenery.16th , Step.: Urumqi to Heavenly Lake (120km,2hoursdriving) 

Then back to Urumqi for rest.


Overnight in Urumqi Hoi Tak Hotel
After breakfast, transfer to airport.17th, Step. : Departure from Urumqi