Natural Landscape and HongKong

    • Tour Code: XJHK-16D
    • Duration: 16 Day
    • departure:
    • destination:
  • Northern Xinjiang , where the ethnic minorities , such as Kazakh, Monglian and Xibe live in compact communities , has a very strong appeal for tourists , it is worth enjoying the scenery of the luxuriantly green forests, the boundless prairies , the beauty of lakes and mountains , and many nature reserves , travelling along this route , you can enter the Altay Mountains in the north , stride over the Ertix River and the Ulungur River , the breeding grounds of infinite lives, and cross the edge of Gurbantung.
    Then continues your way to Hong Kong to visit the city that never sleeps.
Day 01 Fly to Urumqi
Itinerary
Assemble at your homeward airport , board your international airlines wide-cabin Jetliner fly to Urumqi – the capital city of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, meet after arrival and transfer to the reserved hotel.
Cities
  • Urumqi

    Urumqi

Meals
Dinner
Hotel
Urumqi Mirage Grand Hotel or similar(★★★★★)
Day 02 Urumqi-Gurbantonggut Desert-Fuyun (520 KM. Approx.7 hours ride )
Itinerary
After breakfast, we drive from Urumqi to Fuyun by crossing Gurbantunggut Desert, the second largest desert in China. Tonight we will stay in Fuyun County, the smaller county bordering between China and Mongol Republic , on the way visiting: Karamali Hoofed Animal Nature Reserve , if you are lucky or they prefer standing there awaiting us , we can see National protected rare animals like Mongolian Wild Donkey , Przewalski’s Horse , Persian Gazelle and etc. “Multi-Colourful City”, or “Yardan” in Uygur language, in the upper stream of Shaqiu River in the northwest of Jimsar County and in the depth of Gurbantunggut Desert, there is seated a stretch of low mound group composed of vivid mud and shale alternate layer, dark red, reddish brown, yellow and orange . In various shapes-wheat stack, pyramid, castle, pavilion or palace intrigue the mind of visitors. Photos at Flaming mountains (Burning Hills) - it differs from Colourful City, because the rolling hills are not colourful but in the color of amber, when the morning rays and evening glow strike on them , they look as if they were burning , creating a splendid scene. Finally we reach this border town - Fuyun County.
Cities
  • Urumqi

    Urumqi

Meals
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel
Fuyun County Yunde Grand Hotel or similar(★★★★)
Day 03 Fuyun-Keketuohai-Buerqin (350 KM, Approx. 5 hours ride)
Itinerary
Morning drive to Koktokay national Geographic Park, visits to: Eltrix River Grand Canyon, the only river in China flowing in Arctic Ocean to the north. Immortal Clock Hill, the shape of this mountain looks like a huge reserve clock. Birch Tree Park, is a botanical garden mainly composed by natural birch tree, and famous for its white birch trees. No.3 Mine Cater, used to be one of the biggest granite dikes with rare metal in the world in 1950’s. Geographic museum, displaying all kinds of diamonds producing in Altay Mountains. Afternoon drive to Burjin County, the small town located on border.
Meals
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel
Burqin Mysterious Lake Grand Hotel or similar(★★★★)
Day 04 Burqin-Jiadengyu Pass-Kanas Lake (180 KM, Approx. 2 hours ride)
Itinerary
This morning we drive to Jiadengyu which a main entrance to Kanas Lake, then climax is a green bus ride up to Kanas Nature Reserve , en route we can take a short break at Chonghuer Village, wondering the local bazaar where selling local products including furs,anima felt,mushroom,herbal medicine, strange mountain stones and etc. Kanas is known as “the last piece of pure land of the world”. Located in the depth of the Altay Mountains, is a broad section of the Kanas River, upper stream of the Burqin River resulted from fault structure, glacier erosion and moraine blockage. The lake lies in the lower part of mountains belt. Around the shore tower glaciers and snow peaks and in the valleys or on the slopes grows dense forest and bush grass. It is the only taiga-type forest of Siberia in China. Kanas Lake is really like a pearl shining on the beautiful river. En route visit the Crescent Bay and view the Sleeping Dragon Bay, the Sacred Bay and etc, later, brings a delightful cruise on the lake, enjoy a beautiful landscape .
Meals
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel
Jiadengyu Four Season Leisure Grand Hotel or similar(★★★★)
Day 05 Jiadengyu Pass-Kanas Lake-Burqin (180 KM, Approx.3 hours ride)
Itinerary
After breakfast change to the shuttle bus at Jiadengyu Pass entering Kanas Lake again: a green coach ride to the summit of “the Fish Watching Pavilion” which on the other bank of Kanas Lake affords unsurpassed panoramic vistas of the whole lake. In a word as it is located on a hill, visitors can look down on the beautiful scenery of the whole area. Also you are invited into The ethnic Tuwa People wooden house for visiting, This is the most famous Tuwa people village where Tuwa’s traditions are well preserved, it boasts distinctive log cabins , scattered over the hills and plateau, is in a untouched landscape which beyond words . Most of Tuwa People are engaging in the animal husbandry, and we have this valuable chance to experience their traditional life including houses, food, and music. After lunch drive back to Burjin County. After dinner you can walk around famous “Night Bazaar of River Bed”, and have a chance to taste roasted cold water fish or ice cream or Kawas beer with rich Russian style.
Meals
Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner
Hotel
Burqin Mysterious Lake Grand Hotel or similar(★★★★)
Day 06 Burqin-Karamay-Maytagh (440 KM, Approx. 5 hours ride)
Itinerary
Getting early up this morning, we can have a chance to see the sun-rise of the Multi-Colored Bay which is located 30 KM away from the Burjin Town, a geographic zone of variegated hillocks beside the Ertix River, the only river in China flowing in Arctic Ocean to the north in contrast with luxuriant forests. Then we drive to Maytagh (Dushanzi Town) via Karamay, Karamay in Uygur language means “black oil”, is the first oil town in the region. En route you can see thousands of Oilfield, several miles long and full of oil derricks like nodding donkeys. Firstly we visit the Ghost City in Wuerhe town. The land in the devil city was eroded by heavy wind for thousands of years and forming into hills with different strange shapes, some looks like ancient castles, monsters, palaces and pavilions, At night, strong wind blows, sand flying and stone rolling with dreadful sounds, and thus the local name it the “Devil City”. Then visit Black Oil Park, is an important of fields where oil seepage outcrops , formed by a group of oil spill long asphalt mounds, petroleum is still flowing out from grand.
Meals
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel
Maytagh International Hotel or similar(★★★★)
Day 07 Maytagh-Sayram Lake-Yining city (450 KM, Approx. 6 hours ride)
Itinerary
A rare experience today as you take a full day excursion to rich sightseeing on the way from Maytagh to Yining, en route visiting The Bell & Drum Tower of Huiyuan(The General’s Residence or The General’s mansion),historically Ili in Xinjiang is the important channel leading to central Asia , it used to be the capital city of Western Region in Qin Dynasty,Emperor Qianlong strengthened his rule over Ili Region by granting the title of general and establishing eight cities in its surrounding area, with Huiyuan as the military and political center,where the general’s mansion was located. For the next 150 years, the region grew prosperous with more and more merchants coming over. Later, excursion to the Lavender Field, is the best place to shoot Hanada nearby. There are museum and park on lavender and essential oil of knowledge, the best season for visiting this place is around June and July, Yili is the main lavender growing area in China. Onward to Fruit Gully (Wild Apple Gorges), is a natural storehouse of plant species with a wide range of fruits and herbs growing wild in the area. Finally sightseeing reaches the climax–visiting Sayram Lake, renowned as a pearl of the Silk Road, it is the largest alpine lake in Xinjiang, is a fairyland with wonderful natural scenery, surrounded by alpine meadows and rugged snow-capped mountains densely covered in fir, pine and cypress .There is a touching love story about Sayram Lake where it is said that the lake was composed by the tears of a couple of Kazakh young lovers. Before dinner we are arriving at the largest border city in Xinjiang–Yining
Meals
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel
Yining Ruiyang Crown Hotel or similar(★★★★)
Day 08 Yining-Narat Grassland (270 KM, Approx. 4 hours ride)
Itinerary
Yining is the capital city of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, as well as the economic and cultural center and is also known as a garden city because of its rich rainfall. An exciting day of sightseeing in Yining city this morning: Travel to the Kazanchi Folk Customs Street by Hadik horse carts, this is the old part of the city, mostly inhabited by the Uygur immigrants who came from the Southern Xinjiang . There are 26 main streets and 97 lanes in the area. You not only can see the several hundred years old courtyards and houses, but also can visit some Central Asian and the Russian style buildings as well as Grand Mosques and bazaars. In the city there is a place we should not forget to visit: Linzexu Memorial, General Lin Zexu used to be a high-ranking minister in late Qin Dynasty government, born in Guangdong province, as he was active to try destruct and resist to opium which imported into China by British people, finally he was exiled to the remote place - Yining from his home town, a very sad story. This afternoon’s excursion brings you to China’s most beautiful grassland – the Narat Pasture, On the way can visit the Ili River Bridge, is the first modern bridge, built in 1975, the concrete bridge is 300 meters long and 8.5 meters wide , there are total of 9 bridges on this river . Narat is one of the world’s four largest grassland, lies on the south and North Xinjiang traffic artery, the landscape is carpeted with wild flowers and dotted with the Kazak Yurts, upon which wander herds of goats, sheep and cattle, the most local people are Kazahk Nationality who are herding all kinds of animals, Visit the Summer Grassland (Grassland in the sky) by scenic spot car. We specially arrange the program for visiting local Kazakh herdsmen’s yurt and family and you can experience the life of local people.
Meals
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel
Narat Pastureland Grand Hotel or similar(★★★★)
Day 09 Narat Grassland-Bayinbuluk (120 KM, Approx. 2 hours ride)
Itinerary
After breakfast in the morning, drive to Bayinbuluk, the local people are Kazakhs and Mongolian who are mainly engaging in animal husbandry, and also is a beautiful water grass encompassed by Snow Mountains. It means “fertile spring water” in Mongolian, and also is the second largest grassland in China, covers an area of 23.800 sq km. Here the green grass is like a cushion. Cattle and sheep flock in large number, and the river is like ribbons, the vegetation has a great variety. On the 4th day of the lunar year every year, the Nadam Fair is held on the Bayanbulak Grassland, horse-racing events include obstacle race, cross-country race, and polo, archery on horseback, bayonet-fighting on horseback and horsemanship performance.
After arrival we change to local shuttle bus and excursion to: Kongnais River / 18 Bend River ( including shuttle bus ) , White Swan Lake ( including horse carts ) , It is not exaggerated at all to call it “ the hometown for swans ”, because the swans here account for third fifths of the whole world . It is a state-protected swan nature reserve. Rolling snow peaks and towering ice peaks form a natural screen for the Swan Lake. Springs, streams and snow water of the Tianshan Mountains converge into the lake and make the lake full of luxuriant grass and abundant feed. The cool and moist climate is suitable for the growth of swans. When spring sets in with the melting of ice and snow and the resurgence of everything on the earth, a large number of swans from India and South Africa fly over high ridges to the Swan Lake to multiply.
Meals
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel
Bayinbuluk White Swan Guesthouse VIP wing or similar(★★★)
Day 10 Bayinbuluk-Tianshan highway-Korla (320 KM, Approx. 5 hours ride)
Itinerary
Breakfast in the hotel, and then drive from Bayinbuluk to Korla by crossing Tianshan Mountains, on the way you can enjoy landscape of Tianshan Mountains, after arrvial into Korla city- the largest petroleum city in Xinjiang, we can visit Iron Gate , the ancient pass connecting north and south Xinjiang seven kilometres to the north, this Silk Road gateway, wedged between the mountains and the river, guarded the only ancient route connecting northern and southern Xinjiang , All that remains from the destruction wrought by the cultural Revolution is a pile of bricks . There are plans to rebuild the huge iron gate. After dinner we can enjoy to the night view of Peacock River Bridge (the only river flowing into Lop Nur ).
Meals
Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner
Hotel
Korla Licheng Garden Hotel or similar(★★★★★)
Day 11 Korla-Tianshan Mountains-Urumqi (470 KM, Approx. 6 hours ride)
Itinerary
Breakfast in hotel and then drive to Yuli County to visit: The Village of Luobu People, located at Dunkuoxiang Township, 35 km away from Yuli County. The village combined with culture of Luobu people, China’s largest desert Taklimakan, China’s longest inland river Tarim and largest Diversform-leaved poplar forest have made it a tourist Attraction. Then excursion to Bosten Lake (taking pleasure boat touring small Lotus Lake), located in Yanji Basin, Bosten Lake is divided into two sections, the Greater lake and the lesser lake, It covers an area of 1228 sq km and is China’s biggest inland fresh water lake, it is both the end of Kaidu River and the source of the Peacock River which flowing into Lop Nur. After lunch we drive back to Urumqi by crossing Tianshan Mountains, on the way we will stop at Windmill station for a short break, and see the largest wind power station in Asia.
Meals
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel
Urumqi Mirage Grand Hotel or similar(★★★★★)
Day 12 Urumqi-Heavenly Lake-Urumqi (220 KM, Approx. 2.5 hours ride)
Itinerary
Out this morning to sightseeing Tianshan Mountains, and take a boat ride on its Heavenly Lake, lunch at downhill restaurant, Tianshan Mountain Heavenly Lake:Called “Divine Pool” in ancient time, located in the territory of Fukang County, covering an area of 4.9 square km, it includes such tourist attractions as the Stone Gate, the Dragon Pool, Three Rocks topping the Sky, The Magic Needle, and the suspended Springs and Waterfalls. Shore is carpeted by verdant grass at the back of dense forest. Nearby is another scenic spot called “Queen Mother’s foot Washbasin” and East Lesser Lake. Xinjiang Regional Museum including its mummies hall): There are more than 50.000 pieces of cultural relics which reflecting the history, culture and customs of various nationalities of Xinjiang are on display in the Museum. The museum reflects strong Xinjiang characters, especially its mummies hall worth visiting. Red Hill Park: Located in the center of the city, the Hongshan (Red Mountains) is built around the Red Mountains, The simple of Urumqi, Rising 910 meters, the Red Mountains is composed of purplish red sandstone, during dawn or dusk, the body of mountain will shine red, hence the name, The viewing Pavilion is the best place for panorama of Urumqi. Erdaoqiao International Grand Bazaar: Located in down town and its construction with rich and colorful national style, just like a market which selling all kinds of art-craft products and local product including dried fruits, copper kettles, silk scarf, carpet, Jade and etc.
Meals
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel
Urumqi Mirage Grand Hotel or similar(★★★★★)
Day 13 Urumqi-HongKong
Itinerary
After breakfast in your hotel, get ready for your luggage and personal belongings drop off to the airport to HongKong.
Upon arrival of the Pearl of Orient – Hong Kong, take shuttle bus to the hotel. Free at leisure in the afternoon.
Cities
  • HongKong

    HongKong

Meals
Breakfast in Hotel
Hotel
Metropark Hotel Mongkok or similar
Day 05 Hong Kong Island Tour
Itinerary
Morning proceed to a city tour in Hong Kong Island, including the famous Victoria Peak, Stenley Market, Aberdeen Fishing Village and a jewelry factory. Free for your shopping spree for the rest of the day.
Cities
  • HongKong

    HongKong

Meals
N/A
Hotel
Metropark Hotel Mongkok or similar
Day 15 Macau City Tour
Itinerary
Meet at hotel lobby and take the ferry to Macau. Upon arrival, proceed for Macau city tour by visiting Statue of Kum Ium, Macau Tower (Outside visit), A-Ma Temple, St Paul’s Ruins, Senado Square and Casino Visit. Then take the ferry back to Hong Kong.
Cities
  • Macau

    Macau

Meals
Lunch
Hotel
Metropark Hotel Mongkok or similar
Day 16 Hong Kong Departure
Itinerary
Take shuttle bus to airport for home bound flight. Tour ends.
Cities
  • HongKong

    HongKong

Meals
N/A
Hotel
N/A
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Pricing
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INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

Land cost includes:
 1. Sup. 1st class hotel accommodation based on double occupancy;
 2. Daily American buffet breakfast and meals as listed in the itinerary
 3. Excellent English-conducted sightseeing tour specified as itinerary
 4. Baggage handling

Land cost does not include:
 1. International flight
 2. China visa
 3. Travel insurance
 4. Tips and personal expense
 5. Domestic flight within China.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Valid for Canadian / USA / Australia passport / PR holder with English speaking tour guide service;
2. This is a shopping tour required to make several stops of one to two hours as outlined in the itinerary, but you aren't obligated to purchase. 
3. The tour fee excluded Optional tour Fee listed on the itinerary and Compulsory Tips.
4. The date of early arrival or extended stay guests without arrange free shuttle;
5. All the tour program including the attraction and hotels are subject to change;
6. The tour does not include additional costs when unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances or events arising. Unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances or events including private demand, flight delays / cancellations, the threat of war / potential threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorism / actual terrorist activities, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, etc. .
7. Please double confirm 24 hours prior to departure for your flights statues, the first night hotel and tour guide information to avoid any mistake.
10. Passenger who 70 years old or above we suggested have accompanied by relative travel together and is strongly recommended to purchase and other necessary medical and accident travel insurance;
11. In case of delayed or canceled flights and other causes of delays or changes , please contact your travel agent or the local emergency contacts as soon as possible, any tickets and transportation costs incurred loss, please be borne by the guests.
12. For any tours involving an altitude of 3000m and above, seniors and those who suffer from hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary diseases and other related health issues must decide on their own if their health is fit for the tours prior to booking. Once booked, we would assume that guests and families were aware of any associated risks. Should guests experience any health problems on the trip, guests and families need to bear all the responsibilities and costs.

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