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12-Day Xinjiang Private Tour of  Kashgar, Kanas and Turpan

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Overview:

During our 12 Days Best Xinjiang Landscape Tour, we will explore one of the oldest cities in Xinjiang-Turpan, the best place for you to know the Silk Road Culture. Enjoy yourself in Tuwan Village of Hemu for its cooking smoke alike painted in pictures rising up on Tuwan’s wooden houses, grassland, horse riding, and Tuwan’ food and traditions. Pay a great visit the turquoise finger-shaped Kanas lake, the Last Fairyland on the earth to discover Water Monster here as well. Enjoy the fantastic landscape in heavenly lake, where the thick forest, vast grassland, magnificent snow mountain, experience the unique nomadic culture of local kazakhs.

 

Tour Code

XJ12D11N-KKT-354

Duration

12 Days/11 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Kashgar Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar

Upon arrival at Kashgar Railway Station or Airport, our local driver will transfer you to the hotel for check-in. The rest time is free for you to explore Kashgar.

Day 2Kashgar- Taxkorgan

Attractions: China and Pakistan highway, Karakul Lake
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Wu’erhe Town

In the morning, enjoy your nice buffet breakfast. your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby to start the adventure. Driving on the China and Pakistan highway about 4hrs to enjoy the landscape of Pamirs Plateau, Experience beautiful Karakul Lake where the herds of livestock around the lakeside are reflected in lake Kirghiz herdsmen usually settle down and graze their herds before shuttling you onward to Taxkorgan. The following day will be spent exploring the stunning landscape surrounding the highway, and we will drive to Taxkrogan County for overnight stay.  

Day 3Taxkorgan - Kashgar

Attractions: Stone Fortress, Golden Grassland
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar

Today we will drive back to Kashgar, on the way, you will visit the Stone Fortress. The city is oval in shape and the city walls were built with sun-dried bricks on stone foundation. It is 1285 metres in circumference outside. Over the past few years, new wooden pathways have been constructed to allow tourist to walk these beautiful grasslands, known as the Golden Grassland. From here you can get even better photos of the Stone Fortress. Walking around the pastureland to see Local Tajiks customs. 

Day 4Kashgar - Urumqi

Attractions: Idigar Mosque, Sunday Bazaar, Handicraft Street
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Urumqi

Today meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby, then we will do full day Kashgar city excursion. we will visit the Idigar Mosque, the largest Mosque in China and the most sacred mosque for the locals to practise their Islamic activities. around 10:30 we have to visit the Old Town when the open ceremony ready to greeting all the tourists with the culture show, further exploration to the special culture and experience the lifestyle with the arrangements of the visiting to the local Uighur Family.

Lunch arranged in the local Restaurant. We will pay a visit to the famous Sunday bazaar that is combined two section. The covered bazaar sells the clothing, nuts, household goods and many things out of your imagination. The outdoor Animal Bazaar is the first bazaar we visit, where the farmers and buyers arriving by donkey cart, truck, bicycle, horseback, motorbike or on foot, with their animals. It’s loud, lively and cheerful as they arrive. It is quite interesting to witness their typical methods of bargain. Kashgar city tour ends with the wandering to the bustling Handicraft street, dazzling jewelry, primitive pottery,unique musical instrument, daily resources of the locals. After visiting, say goodbye to Kashgar where you must have amazing experience and you will catch the flight to Urumqi.

Day 5Urumqi - Turpan

Attractions: Tuyoq Village, Jiaohe Ruins
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Turpan

This morning we will drive you to the next stop Turpan. A must and first visit is the oldest Uighur village Tuyoq Village located in the very center of Flaming Mountain Canyon. It used to be the holy site of Buddhism and Islam. The village consists of four parts: Canyon scenery, Maza tomb and the old buildings of the ancient village. And pay a visit to the Jiaohe Ruins, with a history of 2,300 years lies between two rivers on a loess plateau atop a cliff of over 30m. It is one of the best preserved ruins of its ancient era in China, it was include in the World Heritage List on June 22, 2014.

Day 6Turpan - Fukang

Attractions: Karez Well, Sugong Minaret, Xinjiang International Bazaar
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Fukang

Morning depart from the hotel, we will head to the Karez Well, which is special kind of irrigation system, here you can not only visit this ancient irrigation system, but also get rid of the heat of summer. Then explore the Sugong Minaret, the largest Islamic minaret in China built in 1778. In the afternoon, we will drive all the way to Fukang. Passing by Urumqi, enjoy a walking tour at  the Xinjiang International Bazaar, the largest bazaar in Urumqi. You’ll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and almost anything that you can imagine. Tonight we will stay at a Hot Spring Hotel near the Heavenly Lake.

Day 7Fukang - Beitun

Attractions: Heavenly Lake
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Beitun

Today you will enjoy the tour of the picturesque Heavenly Lake (approximately 1.5hrs), 2000m up in the Tianshan mountain range. which is surrounded by the snow mountains, blooming wildflowers, evergreen pine trees. 40-minute scenic shuttle bus ride that twists though the dramatic mountains. Then you can either walk to the lakeside in 10mins or take the electronic cart. There are 3 options suggested. Boating cruise to take the incredible view of Tianshan Mountain. Trekking along the lake in the fresh air. or you can explore further to the Maya Mountain by the cable car to enjoy the magnificent view of the Mountains. After the visiting, we will continue the journey to Beitun, Upon arrival, transfer to the downtown hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8Beitun - Hemu

Attractions: Hemu Village
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Hemu

In the morning, enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Then we will travel to the most beautiful Tuwa village Hemu, tranquil village, herds of cattle and sheep, warm and hospitable locals, What a beautiful and mysterious place! if you want to explore the life of Tuwa people, they will very welcome you to visit their family.

Day 9Hemu - Kanas

Attractions: Kanas Nature Reserve, Fish Pavilion
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Jiadengyu 

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. En-route, visit Kanas Lake. Upon arrival change the shuttle bus to the inside of the Reserve to enjoy the beautiful scenery, head to the Fish Pavilion, enjoy a view of Kanas. Later afternoon back to Jiadengyu District to check into the hotel.

Day 10Kanas - Burqin

Attractions: Five-colored Beach
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Burqin

Today we will head to Burqin, enjoy the scenery of 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, masterpiece of nature, and miracle of Burqin.In the evening, you can walk around the street in Burqin, enjoy your leisure time and tasty snacks. And we will spend the night in Burqin. 

Day 11Burqin - Urumqi

Attractions: Urho Ghost City
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Urumqi

Say farewell to Burqin and 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.Thereafter, we will drive back to Urumqi in the late afternoon.

Day 12Urumqi - Departure

Attractions: No
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Not included

Today you will be transferred to the airport and back to your sweet home, wish you have a pleasant home journey.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 11 nights accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned