Fairyland Kanas Lake Discovery

UQ06: 8 Days Private Tour of Urumqi - Fuyun - Buerjin - Kanas Lake - Hemu - Buerjin - Kuitun - Urumqi
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 7 western buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches

Tour Features:
  • Travel in depth to the Silk Road of 2,000 years ago & learn about the culture and history
  • Enjoy the beautiful and mysterious Kanas Lake, a heavenly oasis in Xinjiang desert
  • Explore Hemu Village, praised as "the most beautiful village" in China
  • Visit Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar, the largest Islamic style bazaar in China
From USD1359 per person Free Inquiry
Day 1 Arrival in Urumqi
Your guide and driver will greet you at the airport or the railway station upon your arrival in Urumqi and then transfer you to check into the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you at leisure.

Accommodation: Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel
Day 2 Urumqi - Fuyun
Today, you will be driven to Fuyun in the northern part of Xinjiang. It is a long drive for about 7 hours. On the way, you could enjoy the extraordinary scenery of the Junngar Basin - the second inland basin in China and pass by the Kalamori Ungulates Nature Reserve, which was opened in 1982 and is the heaven of the rare wild animals, such as asiatic wild ass, aquila chrysaetos and saiga antelope. You may have a chance to encounter those animals. Upon arrival at Fuyun, check in at the hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Shangshi Hotel Fuyun
Day 3 Fuyun - Buerjin
Koktokay National Geological Park
Koktokay National Geological Park
After breakfast, drive about 1 hour to visit the Koktokay National Geological Park, which is the first national geological park in China featuring the typical mineral deposits and mine sites as its main landscape. The scenic area is divided into four parts, which are the Karasanger seismic fault zone - also known as the "World's Earthquake Museum", the Kekesuli Lake - famed as the south of the Yangtze River in the north, the Yileimu Lake - the second coldest place in China, and the famous Erqis Grand Canyon. The Hero Pit 3 in the park is the world class granite pegmatite deposit with 84 kinds of minerals found and also known as the natural mineral museum. You will pass by the Kekesuli wetland. Finally you will arrive at Buerjin and stay one night here.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Shangshi International Hotel
Day 4 Buerjin - Kanas Lake - Jiadengyu
Kanas Lake
Kanas Lake
In the morning, we will drive 2 hours to Jiadengyu - the entrance to the Kanas Scenic Spot. Located in the middle of the Altai Mountain in Xinjiang, the Kanas Scenic Spot is also in the golden zone where China borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. The essence of the scenic area is the crescent moon shaped the Kanas Lake, which is said to be the most beautiful lake in China. Wolong Bay, Tuojing Bay, Discolour Lake and Fairy Bay attract tourists home and abroad every year with their fascinating scenery. Enjoy a leisure boat trip on the fabulous Kanas Lake. When it is clear, you could see the surrounding snowcapped mountains reflected in the lake. Hike about 1.5 hours to the Fish-pavilion perched atop of a mountain in the west bank, where is the best place to have a panoramic view of the lake. Finally, enjoy the Mongolian Tuwa Tribe music show in the village.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: White Birch Forest Resort Hotel
Day 5 Jiadengyu - Hemu - Buerjin
This morning, we drive to the Hemu village - 30 km east of the Kanas Lake. This small village is inhabited by the Kazaks and the Tuvas and is praised as "the most beautiful village" in China. The houses here are built by logs, like a primitive tribe. The Hemu village is best known for its enchanting autumn scenery, which is just like a fairyland. Wander leisurely around the wooden house village. If you like, you could climb on the top of the surrounding hills to overlook the whole village. Then, drive about 4 hours back to Buerjin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Shangshi International Hotel
Day 6 Buerjin - Kuitun
You will be driven to Kuitun today. The whole journey takes about 5.5 hours. En route, you could enjoy the spectacular scenery of the vast desert. Meanwhile, visit the Urho Ghost City with the classic Yadan landform - voted as the top one among the three most beautiful Yadan landscapes in China by the Chinese National Geography magazine. It is also called the Urho Wind City. The hills are blown into different-shaped buildings by the wind. Looking from a distance, the whole city is just like a large medieval European castle. Finally, you will arrive at Kuitun and check in at the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Haofeng International Grand Hotel
Day 7 Kuitun - Urumqi
Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar,
Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar
Drive about 1 hour to visit the Dushanzi Grand Canyon - a unique landscape washed by the snow and rain of the Tianshan Mountian for tens of millions of years. Continue to drive for 4 hours back to Urumqi. If time permits, visit the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar, which is the largest bazaar in the world. With the Islamic style buildings, the grand bazaar reproduces the prosperity of the ancient Silk Road and embodies the rich national and regional features of the Western Regions of China. The centrally located Silk Road Sightseeing Tower offers the visitors a bird view of the area as well as different exhibitions showing the historical stories of the Silk Road. At the end of the day, check in at the hotel in Urumqi.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel
Day 8 Departure from Urumqi
Your Xinjiang Kanas tour comes to the end today. Your guide and driver will see you off at the airport for your homeward flight. Thank you for traveling with us!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
This trip can be customized to meet your individual needs!
Tour Prices
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
  • Prices are per person on twin sharing basis.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Air or train fares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
Why Travel With Us