7 Days Picturesque Xinjiang Tour to Kanas Lake

Urumqi, Burqin, Kanas

Tour Code: TCT-Xinjiang-04

Tour Type: Private

Best Travel Time: Best from May to October.

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Xinjiang Province is located in the Northwest of China, which is the biggest province in China. It’s mysterious and fantastic landscapes attractes millions of people to explore it every year. Kanas Lake is located at the northmost of Xinjiang Province, with stunning natural view. The most suitable time to visit Kanas Lake reserve area is from May to October. This 7 days Kanas Lake exploring tour will lead you to visit this wonder by driving from Urumqi to Kanas, which is one of the most classic Xinjiang tours. Here we go!

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Urumqi Arrival Uruqim, meet and transfer to hotel
02 Urumqi Heavenly Lake, Erdaoqiao Grand Barzaar
03 Urumqi-Burqin Drive to Burqin, Monster City, Multicolored Stone Bay
04 Burqin-Jiadengyu-Kanas Kanas Lake Scenic Area
05 Kanas-Burqin Guanyu Pavilion, drive back to Burqin
06 Burqin-Urumqi Drive back to Urumqi
07 Departure Urumqi Be transferred to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Urumqi

Arrival at Urumqi in Xinjiang, an area of the unparalleled scenery and cultural diversity, you will be greeted by your tour guide and transferred to hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Meals: No meal
Recommended Hotel: In Urumqi

Tianchi Lake
Tianchi Lake

Day 2 Urumqi

Take a driving for 120km northeast to visit the holy Heavenly Lake (Tianchi). The beautiful lake is flanked by rugged pines and cypresses, with clear melting waters reflecting the surrounding of snow capped mount Bogeda. After the tour, be transferred back to downtown, you can then take a short visit to Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar, which is believed to be the largest outdoor market in town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Urumqi

Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar
Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar

Day 3 Urumqi -Burqin(850km, 10 hours driving)

Depart from hotel in the early morning. You will have a full day driving trip. Drive via Karamay, where you will take a short visit to the Monster City, which is a natural Yardan geological feature shaped by wind erosion and looks like ruined castles or various kinds of animals. In summer and autumn, heavy storms usually blow along the valley, raising the sands and whistling like ghosts and wolves, which give the place another name called the Wind City.

Keep driving to Burqing, you can visit the Multicolored Stone Bay. It is composed of dozens of colorful hills and odd rocks. It not only has impressive views, but is also a natural treasure, which contains large reserves of oil, gold and precious stones. Overnight at Burqin tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Burqin

Monster City
Monster City

Day 4 Burqin-Kanas (150km, 2.5 hours driving)

Continue driving for about 120 kms, you will arrive at the entrance of Kanas at Jiadengyu.
Kanas is a fairytale land known for its beautiful mountain lake. Today your sightseeing will be a visit to Kanas Lake Natural Reserve area after arrival. In Mongolian language Kanas means "lake in canyon". It is China's deepest freshwater lake famous for its Swiss view, and home to 798 species of plants and 117 varieties of birds. Embraced by snow-capped mountains and dense forest, the lake, takes on different colors in different seasons.
Take a shuttle bus from the entrance for 40 minutes, you arrive at Kanas Lake. You will see the stunning view of Jiadengyu Forest Park, Yaze Lake, Moon Bay, Wolong Bay and Shenxian Bay, ect on the way. You will also have chance to visit the Tuva Village in Kanas Scenic Area. It is a valiant ethnic minority with a long history in Xinjiang. Tuwa people speak Turcic, resembling the language of Kazakh, and live by hunting and grazing. They also have an individual folk custom. They are living in log houses.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: at the bank of Kanas or Jiadengyu

Kanas Lake
Kanas Lake

Day 5 Kanas- Burqin(150km, 2.5 hours driving)

In the morning, climb up to the top of a mountain, where there is a pavilion called Guanyu (Watch Fish) Pavilion. It is an observation deck, from which you will have a panoramic view of Kanas Lake.
Keep visiting in the scenic area and drive to Burqin for overnight in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Burqin

Kanas Lake
Kanas Lake

Day 6 Burqin-Urumqi (850 km, 10 hours driving)

After breakfast, start driving back to Urumqi. It will take about 10 hours for driving.
Upon arriving, free at leisure

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Urumqi

Day 7 Departure Urumqi

Be transferred to airport for your flight to next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Note: Click Xinjiang Map to see about the general geography of this place. 

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Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

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