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16-Day Xinjiang Spring Photo Tour in June, 2016

Keywords: Xinjiang Spring, Photo Tour in July

【Spring at the side of Kanas Lake. 】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

Start: Urumqi,Xinjiang,China; June 3, 2016;Friday;

End:Urumqi,Xinjiang,China;June 18,2016;Saturday;


Highlights of the tour:
-Across the whole Xinjiang territory and the vast Takelamagan Desert. You will feel the strangeness as well as the novelty all the way.
-The delicious, sweet, fresh and juicy fruits in Xinjiang.
-The best barbeque and ethnic special dishes.
-Sensational Singing and Dancing performance.
-Vast desert, ancient path, flocks and herds and camel.

【Singing and Dancing in Turpan.】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

Itinerary
Day 1 June, 3 Arrival at Urumqi
Upon arrival, we will meet with you at the airport in Urumqi airport and send you to the hotel. Urumqi means graceful pasture in ancient Mongolian. It was a important hub on the ancient Silk Road in the history. Tonight, we arrange the welcome dinner for you.

Meals:D

Accommodation:Tunhe Romada Hotel or similar 4*

 

Day 2 June,4 Urumqi-Fuyun
After breakfast, we will drive to the Fuyun County in Altay District, passing by the Junggar Basin and Kalamaili Nature Reserve. If you are lucky, you can see the Equus przewalskii which is the one of the most precious endangered wildlife. At present, there are only about 1000 Equus przewalskii existed. Along National Road 216, we drive to Kanasi Nature Reserve. We have chance to enjoy the scenery of Gobi and Flame Hill. In the evening, we will arrive at the small county, Fuyun. Dinner, enjoy the famous Xinjiang Chicken Dish.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Fuyun Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Stream at sunset in Fuyun County. 】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

Day 3 June, 5 Urumqi-Keketuohai-Buerjin 
This morning, we will depart Fuyun for Buerjin. Passing by Wuqia Valley, an earth rupture valley, we will see the Jinchan Valley, Pig-like Stone. We will visit Kekesuli, an ideal location for photographers for its fascinating lake view. No.3 Stall is well-known with a sound reputation of “World Geography Museum”. The 13 stories of screw-shape lanes for transportation which are similar with the pit make it spectacular. Erqis Canyon Scenic is characterized by granite landform and canyon scenery. Then visit the Irtysh River Bank before dark, the typical Yardang landform on the highest latitude in China, which covers an area of 3 sq.km. It consists of the sand rock with the color of red, yellow ochre and light green, mud rock and gravel. After that, drive to Buerjin. Tonight we prepare the local specialty for you.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Buerjin Hotel or similar 4*

 

【while marching in Hemu ,you will meet horses passing by. 】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN )

 

Day 4 June, 6 Buerjin-Hemu-Jiadengyu
Today we will drive to the hot spot for the photographers-Hemu Town. On the way, we will meet the flocks and herds, vast green grassland and Kazak Yurt which make up a fascinating painting. On the hill around Hemu Village, we can enjoy an overview of the whole village as well as shot pictures of sunrise, snow-topped peaks, streams and the villagers.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Jiadengyu Season Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Sunset scenery in Buerjin county.】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

 Day 5 June, 7  Jiadengyu-Kanas-Jiadengyu
Early this morning, we will drive to the mysterious Kanas Nature Reserve. Kanas means beauty, richness and mystery in Mongol. Locating the deep mountains and forests of the Altar Mountains, Kanas has a vast area of lake. Kanas Lake is famous for its changeable color, fascinating scenery and legends. We will take Echo-car to Guanyu Pavilion where you can get an overview of the whole lake. Then we will take a boat trip to enjoy the picturesque landscapes.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Jiadengyu Season Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Spring comes to the bank of Kanas Lake.】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN) 

 

Day 6 June, 8 Jiadengyu-Uher-Karamay 
This morning, we will say goodbye to the mysterious Kanas and head for Oil City in desert, Karamay. We will pass by the Uher Ghost City which covers an area of tens sq.km. It looks like an old castle in medieval period. In the evening, you will hear the terrible wind sound blowing over the land. Before nightfall, we must not miss the fantastic scenery of the ghost city. Afterwards, we will drive to Karamay. The dinner will be the buffet with local specialty. In the night time, you can also enjoy the distinct night scenery.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Flower Hotel or similar 4*

 

【A grandmather is watching her sun coming back home.】

(Photo: ZHongping CHEN) 

 

Day 7 June 9, Karamay - Urumqi-Turpan 
After breakfast, we will drive back to Urumqi and visit the famous Grand Bazaar of Xinjiang. After lunch, we will continue to Turpan. Karez, an extraordinary irrigation system in China, is the lifeblood of Turpan Basin. Abreast with the Great Wall and the Grand Canal, the Karez was considered as the Top 3 great projects in ancient China. The number of Karezs in Xinjiang reaches up to a thousand with a total length of 5000 km. Dinner on your own.
Option: Turpan roast whole lamp

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Fire Oasis Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Singying and Dancing in uygur Ethnic style.  】

(Photo: ZHongping CHEN )

 

Day 8 June,10 Turpan-Korla
This morning, we will head for Korla and visit the largest lake in the inland of China, Bosten Lake. With a height of 1048m above sea, it covers a total area of 988 sq.km listed as the main aquaculture base in Xinjiang. We will take a boat to visit the Lotus Lake which is famous for the lotus. The best season to visit the Lotus Lake is from April to October.  Continue to Tiemen Gate which used to be an important passage to Tarim Basin. As early as Jin Dynasty(265A.D-316A.D.) , the central government set barrier here for its important location.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Korla Silver Star Hotel or similar 4*

 

【One day morning in Turpan.】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

Day 9 June, 11 Korla-Kuqa
This morning, we will head for the capital of Qiuci State, Kuqa, which is the birthplace of the Qiuci Culture. In Han and Tang Dynasty, Kuqa was the center of politic, economy, military, culture and business of the west region in ancient China. Then drive to the Tianshan Grand Canyan. With a south-north direction, the canyon is consisted of many great reddish brown mountains which stretches as long as 5km. By the consequence of hundreds of millions of years erosion of wind and rain as well as the scour of floods, it finally took the shape into an extraordinary scenery. We can get a nice shoot for its distinct landscapes.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Kuqa International Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Scenery on the way when passing through Mt. Tianshan.  】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

Day 10 June, 12  Kuqa-Aksu
After breakfast, we will drive to a famous cultural heritage site Kizil Caves, which is considered as the second Mogao Grotto. Firstly built in 3th century, the grotto was well-known for its gorgeous fresco. At present, there are 251 caves with around 10000 sq.m of fresco. Then visit the Kizil Gaha Beacon Tower. It was said that the tower was used as military tower to send alarm.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommadation:Aksu International Hotel or similar 4*

 

【You will touch the Diversifolious Poplar in Taklimakan Desert  while passing through . 】

(Photo: ZHongping CHEN)

 

Day 11 June, 13  Aksu-Taklimakan Desert-Hetian
After breakfast, we will Visit the longest Inland river and Tarim River Basin. The Hero Tree in the desert has a history over 65 million years which witnessed the strong vitality. Then we will get across the Taklimakan Desert, the second largest desert in the world, starting from Alar city and ending at Hetian. Hetian, listed as TOP 100 cities by United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP), means the place of jade in Tibetan. Then visit the local silk workshops to know about the traditional industry.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Zhejiang Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Taklimakan Desert In the center of South XInjiang . 】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

Day 12 June, 14  Hetian 
This morning, we will visit Hetian Museum for its splendid desert culture. Afterwards, visit the local carpet workshop. You will get to know how they make the fabulous carpet. After that, we will visit an ancient village and get to know the local lifestyle and the folkways. Then we continue to Bageqi Town to visit the Nuts Tree King with a history of 500 years. Tonight, we prepare the local specialty.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Zhejiang Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Grandfasther and his grandson smilling in their wheat field,Hetian county. 】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

Day 13 June, 15  Hetian -Kashi
Today, we will leave from Yecheng to Kashi. On the way, we will visit a local knife factory. After lunch, we will drive to Keshi. It was the hub for the Oriental and Western culture. The silk road south route and central route meet here and stretch to the west. For its distinct and mysterious character, Keshi is considered as a hot attraction among all the travelers.
For the dinner, we will arrange you with the Uygur specialty.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Kashi Universal  Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Dancing with local beautiful girls of Uygur Ethnic people. 】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

Day 14 June 16, Kashi
After breakfast, we will visit Id Hah Mosque, the largest mosque in Xinjiang and the largest Muslin activity center of Xinjiang. It is also the import venue for Eid al-Adha, Id al-fitr and other festival or performance. Then walk to the famous Zhiren Street, which will bring you back to the medieval time. You can get some beautiful hand-made stuff. Continue to visit the famous Abakh Hoja Tomb, the largest muslin’s Mausoleum in China. Then visit Old downtown and experience the local lifestyle.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Kashi Universal Hotel or similar 4*

 

【To communicate  with local Uygur Ethnic family in a early morning. 】

(Photo: ZHongping CHEN)

 

Day 15 June 17, Kashi -Urumqi 
Morning flight back to Urumqi. In the afternoon will take bus to visit bazaar .

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Urumqi Tunhe Romada Hotel

 

Day 16 June 18, Urumqi-Departure 
This morning we are free till the appointed time. We will drive you to the airport for your home flight. End the memorable tour in China.

Meals:B

【The largest muslin Mausoleum in Kashi,South Xinjiang.】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN )

 

Quotation:(Full package price)

 4-6 Pax:3825 USD/PP               SS:570 USD

 7-9 Pax:3520USD/PP               SS:570 USD

 10 Pax and more :2000/PP      SS:370 USD
 

Price includes:
-Twin-shared standard room.
-Entrance fees as indicated in the tour.
-The airfares and surcharge for the flight from Kashi to Urumqi.
- Meals as specified in the itinerary (B= breakfast, L= Chinese lunch, D= Chinese dinner, SD=Special dinner).
- Local experienced English speaking guide service and tour leader-escorted service for the whole trip.
- Air-conditioned private vehicle for transfers and sightseeing.
- Domestic flights (economy class), airport tax and fuel charge.
- Service Charges & Government Taxes.
- Travel Agency Liability Insurance.

 

Price excludes:
- International airfares
- Chinese visa
- Personal expenses such as: beverages, laundry services, etc.
- Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

 

【You will see wind mill on the way at sunset.】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

City-City distance:
1) Urumqi-Fuyun (480km, 6hours)
2)Fuyun-Keketuohai(Single trip 60km,1 hour);Fuyun-Buerjin(220km,4 hours);
3)Buerjin-Qiaomu(Single trip 210km,5 hour);Qiaomu-Jiadengyu(60km,1 hour)
4)Jiadengyu-Kanasi-Jiadengyu(30km,50min);
5)Jiadengyu-Uerhe Ghost City-Karamay(520km,7.5hours);
6)Karamay-Turpan(560km,8hours);
7)Turpan-Korla(400km,5hours);
8)Korla-Kuche(300km,4hours);
9)Kuche-Aksu (300km,4hours);
10)Aksu-Takeramagan Desert/Hetian(650km,8hours);
11)Hetian-Yecheng(260km,4hours)
12)Yecheng/Kashi(260km,5hours);

 

【Whole family is playing in a  stream in a sunny day. 】

(Photo:Zhongping CHEN) 

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Notes:

The itinerary is subject to change according to the special situations.


            

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