Highlights

The price is based on 2 persons in a private tour for 4star hotel

  • Explore the legendary Flaming Mountain described in the classic novel of "Journey to the West”

  • Excitement at the biggest bazaar in the world--- Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar. Amazed by the featured Islamic buildings and prosperous booths.

  • Enjoy the local Uighur cuisine and BBQ in the Grand Bazaar of Urumqi

  • Experience the community culture show performed mainly by local Uighurs in the Grand Bazaar of Urumqi.

ITINERARY Close All

Day 1Urumqi Arrival

Arrival in Urumqi, our guide will greet you at the airport and transfer to hotel. Urumqi is the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, the farthest city from the ocean. It is Mongolian for 'beautiful farm'. Our bilingual tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Urumqi
Altitude: 836m

Day 2Visit Jiangbulake, then drive to Fukang (430kms)

After breakfast, start the trip off with the 3hours driving to beautiful Jiangbulake scenic area. After enjoying the scenery and taking some nice photos, we will head to Fukang with about 2 hours driving. Have a good rest.

Traffic: Car (430kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Fukang
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 577m
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    Jiangbulake

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    Jiangbulake

Day 3Visit Heavenly Lake, then drive to Fuyun (420kms)

Morning your driver will pick you up from your hotel. Then driving to visit the Heavenly Lake, a picturesque Alpine lake, 2000m up in the Tianshan mountain range. Heavenly Lake is a long and narrow gourd-shaped moraine lake, 3400 meters long, about 1500 meters wide, 105 meters at the deepest point, with an average depth of 40 meters, covering an area of about 5.9 square kilometers. There are eight beautiful scenic spots in the lake scenic area. Then we will drive to Fuyun for overnight stay.

Traffic: Car (420kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Fuyun
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 804m
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    Heavenly Lake

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    Heavenly Lake

Day 4 Visit Keketuohai National Geological Park, then drive to Burqin (300kms)

Throw yourself into visiting Keketuohai National Geological Park this morning. Keketuohai National Geological Park is famous for its mines and deposits sites. You will be amazed by the natural scenery consisting of valleys, rivers and mine pit. 


Thereafter, drive to Burqin for 3.5hrs, check in the hotel and have a good rest.

Traffic: Car (300kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Burqin
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 471m
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    Keketuohai National Geological Park

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    Keketuohai National Geological Park

Day 5Drive to Hemu,then Visit Hemu Village (170kms)

After breakfast, we’ll 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.


Traffic: Car (170kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Hemu
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1091m
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    Hemu Village

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    Hemu

Day 6Drive to Kanas, Visit the stunning Kanas Lake (70kms)

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. Dinner and rest.


Traffic: Car (70kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Kanas
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1375m
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    Kanas Lake

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    Kanas Nature Reserve

Day 7Visit Kanas Nature Reserve, then drive to Burqin (180kms)

Today we will still enjoy the scenery of Kanas Nature Reserve, It is the most beautiful mountain lake you have never seen. The lake takes on different colors following the four seasons of the year, sometimes it's crystal blue, sometimes it's dark green, or even gray. Afternoon head to Burqin, enjoy the sunset 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.

Traffic: Car (180kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Burqin
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 471m
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    Kanas Nature Reserve

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    Five Colored Beach

Day 8Visit Urho Ghost City, Drive to Kuitun (460kms)

Enjoy the sunrise and after breakfast, travel along the Gurbantunggut Desert to the Urho Ghost City, one of the famous yardang landform in China, caused by strong howling wind and erosion. The various strange shapes formed by the wind erosion make you connect them with pagodas, temples, animals, etc.

Traffic: Car (460kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Kuitun
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 486m
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    Urho Ghost City

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    Urho Ghost City

Day 9Drive to Yining, Passing by Sayram Lake (450kms)

Enjoy your breakfast the hotel, 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 Yining, 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.

Traffic: Car (450kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Yining
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 628m
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    Anjihai Grand Canyon

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    Sayram Lake

Day 10Drive to Tekes, Visit Kalajun Prairie (130kms)

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 the Tekes known for being a planned community with a shape of a ba gua.

Traffic: Car (130kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Tekes
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1206m
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    Kalajun Prairie

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    Kalajun Prairie

Day 11Drive to Naraty, Visit Naraty Grassland (280kms)

After breakfast,we will drive you to Naraty Grassland.The famous pasture has been famous pasture land ever since the ancient times,and there are wide river valley,high mountains,the crisscrossed deep gores,the flourishing foreset and open grassland.

After visiting Naraty Grassland,you will be transferred to hotel for rest.

Traffic: Car (280kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Naraty
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 2200m
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    Naraty Grassland

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    Naraty

Day 12Visit Naraty Grassland, then drive to Yining (260kms)

Get up early this morning continue to see a typical river bed grassland—Naraty Grassland, one of four famous grassland in the world.


Prairie is as beautiful as in a poem or a picture. There are springs densely distributed here. Every year, from May to September, with flowers all blossoming out here and numerous herds gathering around, a great number of tourists domestic and abroad are attracted here. The Narat Prairie is also called "Deer Garden" in history and an ideal place for people of the pasture to exchange materials and hold cultural activities.


Ride the horse in the vast grassland. Explore the traditional Kazakh way of life is also an activity that you can't miss in this place. Afterwards, bus transfer to Yining for overnight stay.

Traffic: Car (260kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Yining
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 628m
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    Naraty Grassland

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    Naraty Grassland

Day 13Drive back to Urumqi (700kms)

Today we will be driving back to Urumqi, enjoy the scenery on the way. Upon arrival, transfer you to the downtown hotel and check in. Spend your rest of day at leisure.

Traffic: Car (700kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Urumqi
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 836m
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    Urumqi

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    Urumqi

Day 14Drive to Turpan, Turpan City Tour (200kms)

In the morning, After that, Start the trip off with the 3hours driving to Turpan, passing by Salt Lake and the wind power station which is the largest one in Asia spreading at the foot of Tianshan Mountain. Following glimpse of Salt Lake in Dabancheng. We'll be amazed by the histroical sites and oasis land of 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, Thousand Buddha Caves, Maza tomb and the old buildings of the ancient village. Following a lunch in the traditional Uighur family in their grape yard, then we will proceed to visit the Bezeklik Grottoes, it has always been the Buddhist Center of Gaochang area, there are 57 existing caves and murals for you to visit. From here you can also enjoy the outlook of Flaming Mountains around the grottoes. The tour today end up to enjoy the sunset of 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.

Traffic: Car (200kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Turpan
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 36m
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    Bezkilik Thousand Buddha Caves

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    Jiaohe Ruins

Day 15Visit Karez Well and Sugong Minaret, then drive back to Urumqi (200kms)

Today you will have a full day to explore this fertile oasis. Pay a visit to Karez Well irrigation system that produce the best melons and grapes in China. Following is the visiting to Sugong Minaret, a conduit for cultural exchange between different ethnic and religious groups. 

Having lunch in the local restaurant, Say goodbye to this amazing town, we will drive back to Urumqi. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city and our hotel is 1kms from the Red Hill Park, you may visit the park on your own seeing the our people doing exercises.

Traffic: Car (200kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Urumqi
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 836m
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    Karez Well

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    Sugong Minaret

Day 16End of Tour

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.


After that, you will head to Grand International Bazaar where you can watch Uygur dance show and taste local delicacies.


Then you will say goodbye to Urumqi, be transferred based on your flight or train schedule. Wish you a pleasant journey home!

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 836m

INCLUDES

  • 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

  • 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.

EXCLUDES

  • 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

TRIP NOTES

  • 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.

Transportation

We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.

Accommodation

All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.

Guides

Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.

Climate and Altitude

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.

Client’s Reviews Write Review

  • Ang

    Review submitted 9th July 2019

    Hi Lesley, our group of 22paxs would like to thank you for the 17th days of fun and good experience in Xinjiang. Majority of our group are senior, and they have no problem travelling. The scenic of grassland were beautiful and relaxing. We even had drinks and dance party at the village hotel in Kanas and Hemu. The mountain view was fantastic and we even saw a shooting star. We have been travelling with your company for several trips to Southern Xinjiang, Yunan, Tibet and Northern Xinjiang tour, every trip was full of surprise and good memory. You are the most respected travel agent we have known. Looking forward to the next holiday with you soon.

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