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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
  • Reviews

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 Thomas Anthony Lucker, USA

It was great and the guide was tremendous!

Hi Sandy,


It was great and the guide was tremendous.  I had a great time in Kaifeng. I think we have another tour coming up quickly on the 26th to Luoyang.  :)  


Tom

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Comment on our service from Robert William Miller, USA

It was a good trip.  The sites were very interesting and unique.

It was a good trip.  The sites were very interesting and unique.   The Dazu museum was very interesting since did not know there were so many of the grottoes in China and other countries as well. We didn’t take lunch but asked rather to see another grotto.  Would recommend going to the small grotto and then the larger one and then museum in that order.

Rob Miller

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Comment on our service from Wolfgang Ernst Kasper, Australia
I want to to thank you again for your good services. Everything worked out as expected ––or better! Getting the gaotie tickets was easy, and the two excursions were most enjoyable.

Dear Sandy,

now that we have returned home after a marvellous trip through China, I want to to thank you again for your good services.

Everything worked out as expected –– or better! Getting the gaotie tickets was easy, and the two excursions were most enjoyable. In particular, the guide at Huangshan – I called her ciao Xue (Little Snow) – was attentive and intelligent, great company!


After the hike up and down on Huangshan, we felt great: we can still do that at our age in the high seventies!


Hakka Country


Finally, it was a pleasant surprise to get your call. That was unexpected, but much appreciated.

Keep selling China to the world!

Best wishes

Wolfgang


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Comment on our service from Martin McMulkin, UK

You had the best price and you have provided us with a really good service in the past. I am sure to contact you in the future whenever we plan trips around China.

Hello Sandy,


Please find the answers below.


1. What do you think of our guide service?

The guide was really good. Gave us interesting information about the places but did not talk too much.


2. What do you think of our driver service?

The driver was very good, we felt safe. The only problem was that the seats in the van could not be adjusted and so I had to stay in the reclined position, this was OK because most of the journeys were quite short.


3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?

The lunch buffet at the hotel on the mountain was the best. Breakfast was good everywhere. It was difficult to find food we all liked for dinner, in Huangshan City.


4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?

You had the best price and you have provided us with a really good service in the past.


5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?

Walking on the trails up Huangshan.


Thank you again Sandy. I will do the review for Trip Advisor.

I am sure to contact you in the future whenever we plan trips around China.

Best Regards

Martin


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Comment on our service from Bernadette Ernecq, France

It is not the price, basically because you offered a tour AT OUR PACE/COMFORT! Of course we'll contact you again ... btw we've shared to friends our tour program with your contact information!

Dear Sandy,


Good afternoon to you too!


Hereafter are my answers :  


1. What do you think of our guide service?  

Your guide services really helped us a lot! Even if neither my husband nor my grand daughter could understand English. At the beginning I translated but in the long run, I gave up! But for all other needs Holly was just wonderfully perfect, if I may say!


2. What do you think of our driver service?

He managed to get us where we were supposed to be, on time & in good shape!


3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?

No meals were included in our tour, which was just perfect. With the heat and fatigue, there were times we just either drunk or ate ice cream for our lunch ... and the driver & Holly managed by themselves.


4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?  

It is not the price, basically because you offered a tour AT OUR PACE/COMFORT!


5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?

Really hard to choose as each site was unique. If we're obliged to choose, we choose SIMATAI GREAT WALL as this trip was planned just to see the GREAT WALL OF CHINA!


6. Your more tour experience to share with other travelers.

It was regretable to have done this tour in Aug, when it's terribly hot to the point of discomfort ... had to abandon some parts of the tour as it has become unbearable. We won't turn down another opportunity to come visit but at another season! And of course we'll contact you again ... btw we've shared to friends our tour program with your contact information!


Kindly say hello to Holly ... We wanted to call her on our return trip ( delayed 33 hours in MNL so we had to catch the next available flight for Paris. We were offered the night at a hotel, but outside the airport premises. By the time we got our papers by 19H30, our luggages being registered directly to Paris, and our take off was at 02H00), we decided not to bother her ... we were afraid to miss our flight!


Many thanks again


Best regards,


Bernadette, Philippe & Ilia


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Comment on our service from Sue O'Malley, Australia

I am so pleased we had a chance to stay in the other location as we were able to see and learn so much.


Dear Sandy,


Thank you so much for your help today.  We were very efficiently taken to the correct hotel.


I am so pleased we had a chance to stay in the other location as we were able to see and learn so much.


I cannot praise our guide Jason enough. He was so knowledgeable, kind and fun. He was still helping today when Lisa left money in the safe at the other hotel. It has been a fantastic trip.


Thank you so much,  


Sue O'Malley


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