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9 Days Xinjiang Fairyland and Dunhuang Tour

Tour Code: XJ-FA08

Destinations: Dunhuang,Urumqi,Turpan

Tour type: Culture,Adventure,Handcraft

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  • Full Itinerary
  • Overview
  • Price Includes
  • Vehicles & Hotel
Day 01 Dunhuang
Accommodation: Yangguan 3*
Shazhou Night Market

Shazhou Night Market

Our nice guide will meet you at the airport and be transferred to the Hotel.

Shazhou Night Market,It is not only famous for its tasty snacks and local specialties but also for its well-regulated management. The whole night market is 1000 meters long in total. There are shops selling handworks and souvenirs, food stalls and fruit stands. When the fruit season comes, visitors can buy juicy fruits at reasonable prices.guide will meet you at the airport, check in the hotel upon arrival. And visit the Shazhou night market.

Day 02 Dunhuang to Turpan (by soft sleeper train)
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Soft Sleeper Train

Visit Mogao Grottoes, Echoing-Sand Mountain and the Crescent Lake, Camel Riding

Mogao Grottoes, Constructed over a millennium, from the 4th to the 14th centuries, the caves hold the world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures.Cameras are not permitted.

Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Moon Spring is 6km south of Dunhuang in the Singing Sands Mountains and is quite literally an oasis in the desert. The spring's name derives from the crescent moon shape taken by the small pool of spring water between two large sand dunes. Although the area is very dry, the pool doesn't dry up as one might expect.

Train infos (overnight soft sleeper with good aircondition, 4 berths in one compartment)

  • Mogao Grottoes

    Mogao Grottoes

  • Echoing-Sand Mountain

    Echoing-Sand Mountain

Day 03 Turpan
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Turpan Hotel 3* 

Meet guide at train station, drive to Turpan (40mins).check in the hotel.,Visit Astana Tombs, the Flaming Mountain, Bezklik Grottoes and Local Uyger family in the Vineyard

Astana Tombs : covering an area of 10 square kilometers, the Astana Tombs are the graveyard of the residents lived in the Gaochang City in the Jin-Tang times, including large sized family graveyard. had been excavated 13 times, a great number of cultural relics have been unearthed, Known as “the Underground Museum.

Bezklik Grotto . “Bezeklik”means “a place with beautiful decoration”. There are 83 numbered caves; among them 40 preserved murals totaling 1200 square meters. In some caves one can find that Buddhish murals are painted on Manichean murals.  

  • Astana Tombs

    Astana Tombs

  • Bezklik Grotto

    Bezklik Grotto

Day 04 Turpan to  Urumqi (190kms 2.5hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Jinggu Hotel 3*

After breakfast start our Turpan excursion toJiaohe Ruined city which was built in the 3rd Centry AD includes city gates, streets and lanes, government office, temples, domestic houses, cave houses, wells, and an underground temple.and then Karez Irrigation system,which, taking advantage of the slopes, draws the underground water to flow by itself to irrigate farmland. Sugong Minerat,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. after lunch we will head to Urumqi visit Erdaoqiao & International Bazaar.the most welcomed place by tourist especialy by ladies where they can buy some traditional yugur make up cosmetic. Having dinner in the local restaurant around the Bazaar is recommended before we check in to the hotel

Day 05 Urumqi  to Burqin

Drive on the National Road NO 216 and enjoy the scenery passing by. Over-viewing the second desert of CHINA-- Gurbantunggut Desert Interior, Karamay Mountain Nature Reserve, Burqin Colorful Beach and Huoshao (Burnt) Mountain on the way. you may see the wild goat or wild donkey if you are luck

Burqin Colorful 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 06 Burqin to  Kanas
Kanas Lake

Kanas Lake

In the early morning, enjoy the sunrise of Erqis river and then head to Kanas Lake , and enjoy the boating.
Kanas Lake is the latest lake open to all tourists in China and has attained a reputation as “the tourism pearl of Mountain Altai”.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. 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 07 Kanas to  Burqin
Hemu

Hemu

In the morning drive to Hemu --a fairy-land of Xinjiang China, also called the last pure land in the world. and experience the folklore of local Tuwa People. 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 08 Burqin to  Urumqi
Ghost City

Ghost City

In the morning drive to Urumqi, visit the Ghost City on the way.

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 09 Urumqi
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast check out the hotel, transfer to the airport and take the flight to your destination.

Day 01 Dunhuang
Our nice guide will meet you at the airport and be transferred to the Hotel.
Accommodation: Yangguan 3*
Day 02 Dunhuang to Turpan (by soft sleeper train)
Visit Mogao Grottoes, Echoing-Sand Mountain and the Crescent Lake, Camel Riding
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Soft Sleeper Train
Day 03 Turpan
Meet guide at train station, drive to Turpan (40mins).check in the hotel.,Visit Astana Tombs, the Flaming Mountain, Bezklik Grottoes and Local Uyger family in the Vineyard
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Turpan Hotel 3* 
Day 04 Turpan to  Urumqi (190kms 2.5hrs driving)
After breakfast start our Turpan excursion toJiaohe Ruined city
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Jinggu Hotel 3*
Day 05 Urumqi  to Burqin
Day 06 Burqin to  Kanas
Day 07 Kanas to  Burqin
In the morning drive to Hemu --a fairy-land of Xinjiang China, also called the last pure land in the world. and experience the folklore of local Tuwa People
Day 08 Burqin to  Urumqi
In the morning drive to Urumqi, visit the Ghost City on the way.
Day 09 Urumqi
After breakfast check out the hotel, transfer to the airport and take the flight to your destination.
Meals: Breakfast

Price Includes

Private transportation with Good AC (7-14seats van)

Accommodation based on TW rooms listed with breakfast;

Excellent English speaking guide

All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary;

class train: Dunhuang to Turpan

bottle of water each person every day

VSL if necessary

Price Excludes

All Airfare , flight to Dunhuang, leave from Urumqi

Personal expenses and optional like boating, camel riding, Tips to the guide and driver.

All the lunches and dinners

Vehicles & Hotel

Vehicles we select for our distinguished guests

Guarantee: Every vehicle with good air-condition New car within four years
Professional & experienced driver

  • 1—2 pax 5 seats car
  • 3—5pax 7—9 seats
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • 6—9pax 15—19seats Mini-bus
  • 10—16 pax 22---37seats Jinglong Bus
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
Hotels we select
City Superior class Deluxe class Budget class
Kashgar Bacony Hotel Tianyuan International Qinbag Hotel
Urumqi Hoitak hotel New Times Hotek City Grand Hotel
Turpan Tuha Petroleum Hotel Huozhou (fireland) Hotel Jiao He Plaza
Kuqa Kuqa International Hotel Kuqa Hotel