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9 Days Xinjiang Impressive Tour

Tour Code: XJ-FA04

Destinations: Urumqi → Turpan → Kanas → Karamay

Tour type: Culture,History,Adventure,Folklore,Landscape

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  • Full Itinerary
  • Overview
  • Vehicles & Hotel
Day 01 Your city to Urumqi
Meals: Dinner

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

Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar,The Erdaoqiao Bazaar is the largest in Urumqi. You'll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and almost anything that you can imagine. On Sunday, there are more stalls and more goods to buy than any other day. The old streets around the bazaar are really worth seeing.Here is the most welcomed place by tourist especialy by ladies where they can buy some traditional yugur make up cosmetic.

Xinjiang Museum, the museum is the main institution to collect and investigate the unearthed cultural relics and specimens in Xinjiang. There are more than 50 thousand pieces of various kinds of cultural relics stored in the museum, among them, the ancient mummies represented by ‘the Loulan Beauty', manuscripts in Chinese, Kharosthi, Qiuci, Yanji, Tibetan, Uigurian and other characters prevailed in ancient Westen Regions, the silk ,wool, cotton and hemp fabrics and folk rainment, etc., are unusual tidbits in the world.


  • Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar

    Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar

  • Xinjiang Museum

    Xinjiang Museum

Day 02 Urumqi to Burqin County(700kms 9hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

Drive on the National Road NO 216 and enjoy the scenery passing by.

Day 03 Burqin to Kanas Lake(180kms 3hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

Visit Kanas Lake, cruises on the lake Tuwa Tribe village

Kanas Lake the most beautiful mountain lake you have never seen. It is the latest lake open to all tourists in China and has attained a reputation as “the tourism pearl of Mountain Altai”. 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, you may find it containing many colors setting off each another at a time, thus it has got a name as the color-changing lake. 

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.

  • Kanas Lake

    Kanas Lake

  • Tuwa Tribe

    Tuwa Tribe

Day 04 Kanas to Hemu
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Hemu Village

Hemu Village

Visit the Hemu village and Enjoy the Horse Riding there(1 hour)

Hemu Village It is one of the three residences of the Tuva Mongol in China. The Tuva Mongol is believed to be the offspring of the troops of Genghis Khan when he crusaded west. The Tuva Mongol of Hemu Village lives in frame houses half-buried in the ground to resist the chillness of winter. They believe in Buddhism and have well preserved the traditional beliefs of their tribe. Religious and traditional festivals are always jolly and busy, while the landscape tempts every visitor come back to experience the wildness of nature

Day 05 Hemu to Karamay(600kms 8hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Ghost City

Ghost City

Drive to Karamay. Visit Ghost City

("black oil" in the Uygur language) became famous in the 1950s for petroleum production. Oil and natural gas are Karamay's main mineral resources. The city has such tourist attractions as the Wurhe Ghost City, Mt. Black Oil Park, and the No. 1 Well, and so on.

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 06 Karamay to Turpan(530kms, 7--8hrs)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

Drive to Turpan Enjoy the Local Uyger Show in the Grape Trellies

Uyger Show The folk dance in Turfan is famous for its grace, nature, lightness and cheerfulness. Under grape trellises in summer, loud and clear sounds of tambourines and Suona horns, graceful dance, and affecting “Meshrep” can clear up the hotness and refresh you after you journey.

Day 07 Turpan
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

Visit Bezklik Grottoes, Astana Tombs, Sugong Minerat.

Bezklik Grottoes It is located 50 kilometers to the east of Turfan City . “Bezeklik”means “a place with beautiful decoration”. There are 83 numbered caves; among them 40 preserved murals totaling 1200 square meters. These caves are first excavated in Qu`s Gaochang period. The exising caves were reconstructed or newly extended by Uighurian people. In some caves one can find that Buddhish murals are painted on Manichean murals. Themes of the murals are mainly the stories about causes.

Astana Tombs Located over 40 kilometers to the southeast of Turfan City , 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. Between 1959 and 1975,here had been excavated 13 times, a great number of cultural relics have been unearthed, including Chinese documents, textiles, epitaphs, coins, clay sculptures, pottery, wooden wares, silk-paintings, crops and foods ,etc., and total number of them reaches tens thousands. Known as “the Underground Museum.

Local Uyger Family with Vineyard Turpan is a kingdom of Grapes, all the local uyger families plant the grapes at the back of their house. Local Uyger family visiting is a special experience for you to know their lifestyle in the fireland.

  • Bezklik Grottoes

    Bezklik Grottoes

  • Astana Tombs

    Astana Tombs

  • Local Uyger Family with Vineyard

    Local Uyger Family with Vineyard

Day 08 Turpan to Urumqi(180kms 2.5hrs)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

Visit Jiaohe Ruined city, Karez Irrigation System ,Turpan Minority Souvenir and Carpet Shop and in the afternoon back to Urumqi

Jiaohe Ruined The Jiaohe Ruins is located on a mesa in willow leaf shape between the Yarnaz River valleys 10 kilometers to the west of Turfan City. running from northwest to southeast, 1760 meters long and 300 meters across at the widest part. The city includes city gates, streets and lanes, government office, temples, domestic houses, cave houses, wells, and an underground temple. 

Sugong Minerat Locatedin Mura Village 2 kilometers to the east of the city of Turfa , theTower 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. The tower is 37 meters high and 10 meters in diameter at the base. The body of the tower is cylindroid in shape, built with bricks arranged in various symmetrical patterns on the outer wall. The tower has 14 windows and a spiral stairs inside it leading to the top. 

Karez Irrigation System The Karez System is a unique irrigation system in Turfan, which, taking advantage of the slopes, draws the underground water to flow by itself to irrigate farmland. It consists of four parts: vertical wells, underground channels, ground canals and small reservois

Turpan Minority Souvenir and Carpet ShopLocated at the suburb of Turpan, mainly manages the Xinjiang carpet, the Hetian jade, some Xinjiang famous raw material for medicine as well as introduces Xinjiang's traveling class books

  • Sugong Minerat

    Sugong Minerat

  • Karez Irrigation System

    Karez Irrigation System

  • Jiaohe Ruined

    Jiaohe Ruined

Day 09 Urumqi to Your City
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight time.

Day 01 Your city to Urumqi
Airport transfer to Hotel Erdaoqiao & International Bazaar Xinjiang Museum
Meals: Dinner
Day 02 Urumqi to Burqin County(700kms 9hrs driving)
Drive on the National Road NO 216
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 03 Burqin to Kanas Lake(180kms 3hrs driving)
Kanas Lake, Fish View Pavilion/Bird View Pavilion, Crouching Dragon Bay, Moon Crescent bay, Immortal Bay, Duck Lake, cruises on the lake Tuwa village
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 04 Kanas to Hemu
Hemu Village, Horse Riding.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 05 Hemu to Karamay(600kms 8hrs driving)
Drive on the National Road NO 217 Ghost City (Yardan landform)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 06 Karamay to Turpan(530kms, 7--8hrs)
Local Uyger Show in the Grape Trellies
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 07 Turpan
Bezklik Grottoes, Astana Tombs, flaming mountain, Tuyoq village. Local Uyger Family
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 08 Turpan to Urumqi(180kms 2.5hrs)
Sugong Minerat, Karez Irrigation system, Jiaohe Ruined city,
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 09 Urumqi to Your City
Airport transfer based on your flight
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

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
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  • 6—9pax 15—19seats Mini-bus
  • 10—16 pax 22---37seats Jinglong Bus
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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