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  • Kanas Lake of Xinjiang
  • Fishing Pavilion (Guanyu Ting)
  • Demon City (Mogui Cheng) of Xinjiang
  • Multicolored Beach of Xinjiang

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9 Days Kanas and Hemu Village Riding and Photo-Shooting Tour

Tour Code: CTKH-01
Tour Duration: 9 Days
Attractions: Kanas Lake of Xinjiang, Fishing Pavilion (Guanyu Ting), Demon City (Mogui Cheng) of Xinjiang, Multicolored Beach of Xinjiang

  • Tour Summary
  • Day by Day Itinerary
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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Urumqi Be met in the airport and transferred to the hotel. Details... D
Day 2 Urumqi/Burqin Drive to Burqin after breakfast and visit Kalamaili Ungulate Wildlife Reserve, Huoshao Mountain and the Guerbantonggut Desert on the way. Details... B,L,D
Day 3 Burqin/Hemu Drive to Hemu in the morning and visit Hemu, the "private plot in the backyard garden of the god". Details... B,L,D
Day 4 Hemu Shoot the morning sceneries of Hemu. Details... B,L,D
Day 5 Hemu/Black Lake Ride to the Black Lake. Details... B,L,D
Day 6 Black Lake/Kanas Lake Shoot the beautiful sceneries of the Black Lake. Then ride to Kanas Lake of Xinjiang . Details... B,L,D
Day 7 Kanas/Burqin Visit the Fishing Pavilion (Guanyu Ting) , Demon City (Mogui Cheng) of Xinjiang and Multicolored Beach of Xinjiang . Details... B,L,D
Day 8 Burqin/Wuerhe/Urumqi Drive to Urumqi and visit the Demon City (Mogui Cheng) of Xinjiang . Details... B,L,D
Day 9 Urumqi Be transferred to the airport after breakfast and return home. Details... B,L,D
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Arrival Urumqi (D)

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Be met in the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Accommodation: three-star hotel of Urumqi or similar
 

Day 2 Urumqi/Burqin (B,L,D)

Urumqi/Burqin (B,L,D)

Transfer via: bus arranged by us
sightseeing: Kalamaili Ungulate Wildlife Reserve, Huoshao Mountain and the Guerbantonggut Desert

Drive to Burqin after breakfast and visit Kalamaili Ungulate Wildlife Reserve, Huoshao Mountain and the Guerbantonggut Desert in the center of Junggar Basin (the second largest desert of China and the largest fixation and half-fixation desert covering 4.88 square kilometers) on the way.

Accomodation: three-star hotel of Burqin or similar

Tips: the bus ride takes about 12 hours on this day so please have a good rest in the first day. You should take enough water on the way because the climate of Xinjiang is relatively dry.
 

Day 3 Burqin/Hemu (B, L, D)

Transfer via: bus arranged by us

Drive to Hemu in the morning and visit Hemu. Hemu attraction was praised as one of the six most beautiful ancient village of China and the "private plot in the backyard garden of the god".

Accomodation: hotel of Hemu

Tips: the bus ride takes about 4.5 hours on this day; please take care of yourself when shooting; there is big temperature difference between its day and night, so please take thick clothes with you.
 

Day 4 Hemu (B, L, D)

Hemu (B, L, D)

Sightseeing: Hemu

Shoot the morning sceneries of Hemu: white birches, pine trees, fogs, villages of Towa people, wooden residences; Hemu in the afternoon is more impressing.

Accomodation: hotel of Hemu

Tips: full-day photo-shooting. Please wear thick in the cold morning.
 

Day 5 Hemu/Black Lake (B, L, D)

Transfer via: riding

Ride to the Black Lake after breakfast and visit the beautiful alpine flowers, lakes, grasslands and snow mountains there.

Accomodation: tent

Tips: take care of yourself when riding; no running to avoid accidence; please cover yourself well with quilt at night. 
 

Day 6 Black Lake/Kanas Lake (B, L, D)

Black Lake/Kanas Lake (B, L, D)

Transfer via: riding
Sightseeing: Black Lake, Kanas Lake

Shoot the beautiful sceneries of the Black Lake in the morning. The Black Lake is also named 1000 Lakes with big and small lakes in good order. Visit the deer farms and overlook Kanas. Then ride to the famous Kanas Scenic Spot to visit the Moon Bay, Fairy Bay and Dragon Bay. To the north of Kanas, there is the snowy Kuytun Mountain and towering Friendship Mountain.

Accomodation: tent

Tips: full day riding, please be careful.
 

Day 7 Kanas/Burqin (B, L, D)

Kanas/Burqin (B, L, D)

Transfer via: bus arranged by us
Sightseeing: Fishing Pavilion, Tuwa Ethnic Village, Multicolored Beach

Visit the Fishing Pavilion and listen to the tales of the lake monsters. The Fishing Pavilion is also called Cloud Pavilion or Rain Pavilion because the sky seems quite close here. The snowy Friendship Mountain, located in the joint border of China, Mongolia, Russia and Kazakhstan, is towering in the northeast. Among the mountains, there is blue lake waters melt from the snowcap. The color of the lake changes with the changing clouds, just like phantasmagoria. When it rains, the whole lake was covered in a mist-a separate world. After visiting Tuwa Village, drive to Burqin and shoot the sunset at the gorgeous Multicolored Beach.

Accomodation: three-star hotel of Burqin or similar

Tips: the bus ride on this day takes about 3.5 hours; please respect the local customs of Tuwa People when visiting the village of Tuwa Ethnic Group.
 

Day 8 Burqin/Wuerhe/Urumqi (B, L, D)

Burqin/Wuerhe/Urumqi (B, L, D)

Transfer via: bus arranged by us
Sightseeing: Demon City

Drive to Urumqi after breakfast in the morning and visit the 10 square-kilometer Demon City. More than 10 million years ago, Demon City was a huge freshwater lake and the paradise of aquatic animals: thick plants grow by the lakeside and primitive animals including Wuerhe stegosaurus, plesiosaur and dinosaur lived there. Then the land was formed after two times of huge crustal movements.

Accommodation: three-star hotel of Urumqi or similar

Tips: the bus ride this day takes about 12 hours; do not climb the Demon City and pay attention to safety.
 

Day 9 Urumqi (B)

Be transferred to the airport after breakfast and return home.

Comment on our service from Kathleen & Pam, Australia
We thank you very much for your organizing.On the whole we had a wonderful time and were very well looked after by both guides and drivers.Our stay in China was wonderful.

Take maglev train in Shanghai Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai

Tongli water townI hope this letter finds you well.

We finally arrived home from our trip last Thursday the 17th.

As promised I am writing to you about our experience in China and we thank you very much for your organizing.

On the whole we had a wonderful time and were very well looked after by both guides and drivers we would especially like to thank Linda and Cynthia which we would highly recommend. They both gave really excellent service in every way including punctuality, information and restaurants that were chosen for lunches, the food was delicious. 

The cruise on the Huangpu River was cancelled because of bad weather which couldn't be helped so the guide offered us an Acrobatic Show which we enjoyed very much. We had a lovely time on day 3 to Tongli water town.

Our stay in China was wonderful.

Best regards,

Kathleen & Pam

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Comment on our service from Chew Huay Huay, Singapore
Would like to commend on the tour guides, drivers and accommodation that VOC has arranged for us. The guides and drivers are very professional,very helpful, thoughtful, caring and experienced. They practised good ethics as well. We definitely have a wonderful touring experience and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.

Dear Molly,

Hope you have been well.

We will be returning to Singapore in a couple of hours.

Would like to commend on the tour guides, drivers and accommodation that VOC has arranged for us. The guides and drivers are very professional,very helpful, thoughtful, caring and experienced. They practised good ethics as well.

We definitely have a wonderful touring experience and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.

Regards,

Mrs Wee

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Comment on our service from Brod, Australia
Thank you again for all your excellent work. I look forward to visiting you in your home town for our first Tibet tour in August 2020.

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Hi Sandy,

Thank you for a great first tour together. I appreciate that it was a big commitment for you to be away from your office & family for such a long time. I know you would have missed your young son a lot. I am also very grateful for your huge personal effort that you put into the detailed planning.

The local guides were all great - Sally, Amanda & Benny. Regarding the itinerary, I think we have an excellent itinerary for the beginning and the end, but the middle of the tour needs to be changed.

Thank you again for all your excellent work. I look forward to visiting you in your home town for our first Tibet tour in August 2020. Jo & I might travel up one day ahead of the group to meet you and have dinner with you.

Best regards,

Brod


 

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Comment on our service from Jayne Ellen Wilgus, USA
You put together a wonderful itinerary for our two-week vacation in China. We enjoyed our guides, the food, and the hotels.

Van and I thought you put together a wonderful itinerary for our two-week vacation in China. Even though we missed a day in Beijing due to bad weather, our guide was very accommodating and helped us see as much as possible in the two remaining days.  

We enjoyed our guides, the food, and the hotels.

Thank you for all of your help in putting together this trip.

Best,

Jayne


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Comment on our service from Arnold Demeyere, Belgium

“By accident” we get contact with visitourchina. It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.

Dear friends of visitourchina,


We went to visit Nanning between April 28th and May 3rd 2019 with my wife and my daughter.

For us, it would be the first visit to China and we needed some support to organise this as I wanted to organise it all by myself (hotel, plane, visa, …). But as I was organising everything I felt the need of some extra support and help from people of China (for instance English talking guide, English talking organiser in China to take us around in a personal tour).

“By accident” we get contact with visitourchina. And they “give” us Molly Mo as contact person. It was a winning number from the lottery !

Molly took care of us like “a real mother” ! No question I’ve asked her, she answered them immediately with her advice and experience. Always in a very friendly and positive way, adding a human sense so we were even more longing to visit Nanning and it’s people. Molly organised our guide in Nanning, Wendy, who was TOP for us. Wendy took care of us, from early morning till evening with a very professional view on guiding adding a good human sense to her work. We were so good prepared we had one day on our own and we could fill in without problems.

It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.

So, we came back from Nanning after a too short stay with very positive feelings, hoping once more to visit China again.

We’re very grateful to Molly in the first place. She is the ideal person to represent Visitourchina. She take care of my many, many questions with a great heart, she had many patience with us and she never disappointed us, her answers give us the extra love for China and it’s people. Visitourchina must be happy with her.

It's a pity we couldn’t see her to transform our personal gratitude to her. Many, many, many thanks !


I hope this is not my least mail to you, I would miss our contacts,


Arnold en Rattana Demeyere




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Comment on our service from Brandon Michael Driggs,USA

The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes. We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.

Hi Molly,

The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes.

We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.

Best wishes,

Brandon


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