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Xinjiang Travel to Grassland


from: US$990
Tour Code: CITA-XJ-018
Summary: Highlights: Sarym Lake, fruit Valley, Naraty Pastureland, Swan Lake, Tianshan Mountain

Day 1

YiningSayram Lake (150kms. 2hrs driving)
Sayram Lake in May and June

You can arrange for your international flight to get to Urumqi, Our nice guide will meet you at the airport and then head to Sayram Lake, visit the Guozi valley en route and overnight in the resort/yurt by the side of the Lake.
Sayram Lake in Kazak means “blessing” while in Mongolia means “lake on the mountain ridge. The lake is the largest alpine lake in Xinjiang.  In the spring, summer and autumn the sapphire water of the lake seems to meet the sky in the distance. The pasture is a charming scene of flourishing trees, waving grass, and wildflowers that are reflected in the clear water of the lake. In the winter, snow falls and the water of the lake turns to ice. Only a Small portion of the lake can be seen in the vast whiteness of the ice and snow.

Day 2

YiningNaraty (250kms, 3-4hrs driving)
Lavender field in Yining

After breakfast, enjoy the sunrise of the lake and then head to Naraty Grassland, visit the Lavender Field and Horgos border. We will arrive in Naraty in the dinner time.
Naraty Grassland: Located at the important line of communications connecting Southern and Northern Xinjiang, the north part of Naraty Grassland connects to Gongliu and Xinyuan County Town,and west part to Hejing county. East part comes from Aikendaban of northwest Hejing and west part reaches to Wulandaban. It is about 150 kilometers long and 3,000-4,500 meters above sea level. The northern slope faces the wind and yearly rainfall is 400-700mm. A large stretch of wild apple trees have been found in Xinyuan County at the 1,500-2,000 above sea level.The Naraty Grassland has been listed as a nature reserve.
Lavender only blooms at summer around mid-June to August, the full-bloom time is around mid-July. For the holidaymakers who love to have a comfortable lavender tour, early summer is a good choice because it is warm but not at its hottest. After late July famers will begin to harvest lavender.
Horgos Port is a major land port in the Ili Kazak autonomous prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Its history can be traced back to China's Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618), when the port served as part of the Silk Road trade routes.Horgos, Xinjiang - Cross-border travel at Horgos Port connecting China and Kazakhstan is expected to see a 45-percent jump in the second quarter of this year, as booming trade between the two countries boosts business demand.

Day 3

NaratyBayinbuluk(100kms, 2hrs driving)

Morning breakfast at the hotel, then we will drive to Bayinbuluk, enjoy the scenery of grassland, and visit the Swan Lake.

The Terracotta Warriors

Bayinbuluk Swan Lake Natural Reserve: The Reserve lies in Bayinbuluk grassland, taking up 1,000 square kilometers. In 1986 it was listed by the Chinese Government as a national nature reserve. It is a paradise for flocks of swan. The swans are like white sails wandering on the lake, carefree and contented, hence the name “Swan Lake”. This natural reserve is abundant in birds, particularly water birds of various kinds in large quantity. In spring, flocks of great swans, little swans and swans with prominent nose nest here to produce their offspring. According to investigation, the total number of great swans here are over 6,000-7,000. Mongolian herdsmen treat the swans as angels or happy birds. They take good care of them. The Swan Lake is not only a cool resort in summer but also a fascinating tourist attraction.

Travel in party of Superior Class
Deluxe Class
Tourist Class
2-5 persons N $ 1550 $ 1400
6-9 persons N $ 1050 $ 950
10 persons & above N $ 950 $ 890
Single room Supplement N $ 250 $ 190

Service included:

√ Private Transportation with good AC
√ Excellent English Speaking guide
√ 4star hotel with breakfast listed in the itinerary
√ Entrance fee listed through out the itinerary
√ Domestic flight from Naraty to Urumqi
√ Travel insurance
√ Visa support letter
√ 2 bottles of water each person on daily use

Service excluded:

* Lunch and dinners through out the itinerary
* Activities such as boat cruise or camel riding etc.
* Personal expenses such as tips to the guide and driver.
* Personal expenses and tips to the guide and driver.
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