Welcome to Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and the farthest land from any ocean. It is the heaven of travelers for its beautiful natural scenery, profound cultural deposits and special local customs and practices. Upon arrival, be transferred to the hotel and check in. The rest of day is free at leisure.
Morning breakfast at the hotel, take the moring flight to Korla.Upon arrival ,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 Walking along the Peacock River after dinner to feel the local’s city life style.
In the morning we will head to Bayinbuluk by car(6hrs) to explore another grassland scenery in Bayinbulak Grassland, which is the second largest grassland in China. There are verdant grass, flock of sheep and various plants. A fairyland which is worth for you to spend your time here. Then we are going to Swan Lake, the unique natural reserve for swan in China. It is the paradise of flocks of wild swan.
Please note you will need special Xinjiang Travel Permit to Bayinbuluk which will be applied 4months in prior.
After breakfast at the hotel, our leader will lead you into Naraty Grassland, one of the world's four largest grasslands of the sub-alpine meadow flora, has been a famous pasture beautiful grassland scenery cfeaturing local kazakh folk customs since the ancient times. There you can experience some activities including living in ger and galloping across the prairie.
This morning, you will start your journey from the ingenious Kalajun Prairie, which is as beautiful as in a poem or a picture. There are springs densely distributed here. The ideal place for people of the pasture to exchange materials and hold cultural activities. Kalajun, in Kazak, means "a dark wilderness". For generations, people on the grassland have lived a simple nomadic life. The traditional lifestyle exudes a unique charm. You can take the photos there. Then we drive to Zhaosu,a county under the administration of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture contains an area of 10,455 km².
Today is a good day. After breakfast, we hit the road along Zhaosu. On the way, you can enjoy the scenery of Zhaosu Cole Flower adotted with flowers, cattle, sheep and horses, and the Xiata Grassland on the edge of main Tianshana Mountains and Trqux river running across which.
After visiting,we will drive you for 3 hours to Yining.
Enjoy your breakfast the hotel, passong by Sayram Lake, which is known as the last drop of tears of the Atlantic. The largest alpine lake in Xinjiang. Stroll around the lake and enjoythe blooming wildflowers and the beautiful grassland around the lake.On the way travel to Anjihai Grand Canyon, which is called the paradise of the photographer. Anjihai River is originated in Tianshan Mountain, through many years of scouring, in the vicinity of Tungut, it was formed a huge alluvial fan under the Northern slope of Tianshan Mountain. The scale of the river valley alluvial fan is quite magnificent, to the north opening with umbrella-shaped, it can be called a geographical wonder. then we will go to Kuitun.
After enjoying the nice buffet breakfast at the hotel, and then our professional tour guide will bring you to head to Burqin, it is the best place where you can enjoy the sunset of Five-colored Beach, just walk into the colourful 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 colourful Beach, the masterpiece of nature, and the miracle of Burqin.
We have to start the tour in the very early 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 have lunch and then change the shuttle bus to the inside of the Reserve to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Later afternoon back to Jiadengyu district to check into the hotel. Dinner and rest.
Today we will take the coach to Hemu village, which is also known as the first village in China, the Scenic Spot is located in Burqin County, Altay District, about 30 kilometres east of Kanas Lake. It is an exquisite and unique wooden house village with a small bridge and magnificent scenery. Meanwhile, you can also experience the unique lifestyle of Tuvas, which is quite worth to visit.
Morning head to Xinjiang Regional Museum, where are many archaeological treasures of the Silk Road and Xinjiang's minority cultures. You will learn about the history of Xinjiang and its peculiar ethnic customs.
Then you will say goodbye to Urumqi, be transferred based on your flight or train schedule. Wish you a pleasant journey home!
Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.
Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.
All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary
Domestic flights from Urumqi to Korla, Kanas to Urumqi
Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)
Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.
Travel and health insurance when travel with us.
8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.
International and domestic flights not indicated.
Food, Lunch or dinner not specified
Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned
We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.
There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.
Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.
We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.
All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.
Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.
Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.
We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.
Review submitted 13th July 2019
I just came back from a 12 Day Best Tourist Attractions of Northern Xinjiang Group Tour not too long ago. We contacted Xinjiang China International Travel Agency Co.,Ltd, managed by Lesley Li well ahead of the trip. For about a year Lesley worked diligently with us, designed and fine-tuned a perfect trip for us that had high quality of travel conditions, yet with reasonable price. When the trip finally began, we were assigned a top-notch guide Jacky. He is young, energetic, professional and extremely knowledgeable. On the other hand, our trip was well organized, hotels were generally in good quality, foods were good, and Lesley and Jacky were very flexible in terms of making changes to the food types and quality as we requested on the fly, trying their best to satisfy our high quality needs. All in all, what a great experience we had!
Review submitted 27th June 2017
Xinjiang is really a huge place with stunning views. However , the joinery is really long for us everyday. If I will come over again,
I would stay in places such as Kanas and Nalat grassland for a few days each to enjoy the view and forgo the rest places ,
especially Nalat grassland which is really beautiful. Also, if there is a tour guide on top of a driver who can share more local
information and history stories to us, that will make our trip more meaningful so that we won't sleep all the time on the car :)