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9 Days Classical Xinjiang Tour

Destinations:Urumqi, Burqin, Hemu, Kanas, Karamay, Turpan, Urumqi

from: US$860
Tour Code: CITIC-XJ-07
Summary: Our 9 days Classcial Xinjiang Tour include Urumqi,the capital city of Urumqi,Turpan-the oasis town in the gebi desert which full of the historical sites along the silk road,such as the Gaochang Ruins, Jiaohe Ruins,Bezklik Grottoes,Tuyoq valley etc,visit the local Uighur family and enjoy the water melon fruits in the beautiful grape trellies. Driving along the Fire mountain to Burqin town, enjoy the fish BBQ in the night market and enjoy the most beautiful landscape in Kanas Lake Reserve.trekking in the forest, breath the fresh air, what a nice Xinjiang Holiday!

Day 1

Arrival in Urumqi
Xinjiang Museum

Our nice guide will meet you at the airport and then start your Xinjiang Adventure. City sightseeing in Urumqi.
Visit Xinjiang Museum, Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar,
Xinjiang Museum,the museum is the main institution to collect and investigate the unearthed cultural relics and specimens in Xinjiang. There are more than 50 thousand pieces of various kinds of cultural relics stored in the museum, among them, the ancient mummies represented by ‘the Loulan Beauty', manuscripts in Chinese, Kharosthi, Qiuci, Yanji, Tibetan, Uigurian and other characters prevailed in ancient Westen Regions, the silk ,wool, cotton and hemp fabrics and folk rainment, etc., are unusual tidbits in the world.
Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar The Erdaoqiao Bazaar is the largest in Urumqi. You'll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and almost anything that you can imagine. On Sunday, there are more stalls and more goods to buy than any other day. The old streets around the bazaar are really worth seeing.Here is the most welcomed place by tourist especialy by ladies where they can buy some traditional Uygur make up cosmetic.

 

Day 2

Urumq  iBurqin by the road of 216 (700kms, 9hrs driving)
Burqin Colourful Beach

Drive on the National Road NO 216 and enjoy the scenery passing by. Over-viewing the second desert of CHINA-- Gurbantunggut Desert Interior, Karamori Mountain Nature Reserve, Burqin Colourful Beach and Huoshao (Burnt) Mountain on the way. you may see the wild goat or wild donkey if you are luck
Burqin Colourful Beach. It is actually referring to the banks of a river that has desert, oasis and forest on its south side while sand/rock mounds in all shapes formed by years of wind erosion, line the north bank. The mounds have very irregular profiles and although they are mainly red, bands of red, white, black and yellow are also found in them

 

 

Day 3

Burqin  Hemu Village (140kms, 2hrs driving)
Hemu Village

In the early morning, enjoy the sunrise of Erqis river and then head to Hemu --a fairy-land of Xinjiang Chna, also called the last pure land in the world. and experience the folklore of local Tuwa Pepole. and take the photo of the beautiful view of the sunset, enjoy the trekking around. what a fresh world !! Besides, we can arrange the horses riding for you.
Hemu, a small village within the Kanas Lake area in the north of Xinjiang province, China, enjoy the untraversed snow mountain, icy lake, grassland and primitive Tuwa minority village whom lived there for thousand years.
The Tuwa Tribe: A Mongolian tribe called Tuwa lives on the south bank of the Kanas Lake. Believing in Lamaism, it is a valiant ethic minority with a long history. Tuwa people speak Turkish, resembling the language of Kazakh, and live on hunting and graze. They also have a special folk custom.

 

 

Day 4

Hemu  Kanas Lake Natural Reservation (40kms, 1hrs driving)
KanasLake

In the morning drive to Kanas Lake which is only 40km away from Hemu town. and enjoy the boating.
Kanas Lake is the most beautiful mountain lake you have never seen. There are six bays along the Kanas Lake and each of them holds a marvelous tale. A 'roche moutonnee', bedrock corroded by glaciers, can be found in the first bay. It looks like a sleeping sheep appreciating the beautiful lake and welcoming visitors from outside world. The second bay is the deepest point of the lake and also the place where monsters are often 'spotted'. It is said that some local livestock have been dragged into water by these monsters! The third bay is a nature platform for enjoying the marvelous lake, the fourth bay holds a lovely isle covered by trees, and a hill of magpies exists in the fifth bay. The sixth bay, which is at the end of the lake, is admired as a natural wonder by all visitors. Gathered here is a 2,000-meter-long (about 6,562 ft) bank of dead trees. No one can explain why these trees did not float downriver, but people say that it is because even the trees don't want to leave the beautiful Kanas Lake. There is a pavilion named?Fish Watching Pavilion?on the other bank of Kanas Lake. Because it is located on a hill, visitors can look down on the beautiful scenery of the whole area.

 

 

Day 5

Kanas Lake Natural Reservation Karamay (400kms 6hrs driving)
Ghost City

In the morning you will have time to explore this beautiful land then then drive to Karamay, the Oil city in China and visit the Ghost City.
Karamay("black oil" in the Uygur language) became famous in the 1950s for petroleum production. Oil and natural gas are Karamay's main mineral resources. The city has such tourist attractions as the Wurhe Ghost City, Mt. Black Oil Park, and the No. 1 Well, and so on.
Ghost City: the most beautiful Yardan landform in this region.The movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” has left you a deep impression of the multi-colored bay where the heroine Ziyi was hidden, this special desert scene shot in the movie is located at the Gobi desert.

 

 

Day 6

Karamay  Turpan (530kms 8hrs driving)
Uyger Show

Drive to Turpan, visit the Jiaohe Ruins and in the evening enjoy the Local Uyger Show in the Grape Trellies
The Jiaohe Ruins is located on a mesa in willow leaf shape between the Yarnaz River valleys 10 kilometers to the west of Turfan City. running from northwest to southeast, 1760 meters long and 300 meters across at the widest part. The city includes city gates, streets and lanes, government office, temples, domestic houses, cave houses, wells, and an underground temple.
Uyger Show The folk dance in Turfan is famous for its grace, nature, lightness and cheerfulness. Under grape trellises in summer, loud and clear sounds of tambourines and Suona horns, graceful dance, and affecting “Meshrep” can clear up the hotness and refresh you after you journey.

 

 

Day 7

Turpan
Bezklik Grottoes

Visit Bezklik Grottoes, Astana Tombs, Sugong Minerat.
Bezklik Grottoes.“Bezeklik”means “a place with beautiful decoration”. There are 83 numbered caves; among them 40 preserved murals totaling 1200 square meters. These caves are first excavated in Qu`s Gaochang period. The exising caves were reconstructed or newly extended by Uighurian. In some caves one can find that Buddhish murals are painted on Manichean murals. Themes of the murals are mainly the stories about causes.
Astana Tombs are the graveyard of the residents lived in the Gaochang City in the Jin-Tang times, including large sized family graveyard. Between 1959 and 1975,here had been excavated 13 times, a great number of cultural relics have been unearthed, including Chinese documents, textiles, epitaphs, coins, clay sculptures, pottery, wooden wares, silk-paintings, crops and foods ,etc., and total number of them reaches tens thousands. Known as “the Underground Museum.
Local Uyger Family with Vineyard all the local uyger families plant the grapes at the back of their house. Local Uyger family visiting is a special experience for you to know their lifestyle in the fireland.

 

 

Day 8

Turpan  Urumqi (180kms 2.5hrs driving)
Sugong Minerat

Visit Karez Irrigation System and Sugong Minerat after lunch and back to Urumqi
Sugong Minerat Locatedin Mura Village 2 kilometers to the east of the city of Turfa, theTower was built in the 41st year of the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty,It is an embodiment of the ancient architectural arts of the Uygur nationality. The tower is 37 meters high and 10 meters in diameter at the base. The body of the tower is cylindroid in shape, built with bricks arranged in various symmetrical patterns on the outer wall. The tower has 14 windows and a piral stairs inside it leading to the top.
Karez Irrigation System is a unique irrigation system in Turfan, which, taking advantage of the slopes, draws the underground water to flow by itself to irrigate farmland. It consists of four parts: vertical wells, underground channels, ground canals and small reservois.

 

 

Day 9

Urumqi  Your Destination

You will be transferred to the airport and take the flight back to your destination based on your flight schedule.

 

Travel in party of Superior Class
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Deluxe Class
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2-3 persons N $ 1433 $ 1300
4-6 persons N $ 1183 $ 1050
7 persons & above N $ 996 $ 860
Single room Supplement N $ 466 $ 330

Service included:

1 Entrance fees/
2 Breakfast in the hotel
3 Personal Guide & Driver + Private car / van for Private Transfers & sightseeing
4 Hotels (twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary .
5 Service Charge & Government Taxes .
6 Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels

Service excluded:

1 All the lunches and dinners and the breakfast when overnight on the train
2 Personal expenses. such as laudentry and tips to the guide and driver
3 other activities such as boating, camel riding ect
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