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Private 5-Day Tour to Kanas Lake from Urumqi

Private 5-Day Tour to Kanas Lake from Urumqi

By Silkroadtrips
Kanas Lake is one of the best sites to view in China. This 5-day private tour will let you go with a local guide from Urumqi by a private vehicle. The attractions include Kanas Lake, Hemu Village, Ghost City in Karamay, Kuitun Grand Canyon, and Rainbow Beach. Here is the briefing. Detailed information is in the What To Expect. D1. Met from your centrally located Urumqi hotel at 8am, then drive 8-9 hours to Buerjin. Visit the Ghost City on the way. D2. Drive 3 hours from Buerjin to Kanas, visit the lake area. D3. Move to Hemu Village, enjoy the picturesque village in the afternoon. D4. Drive back to Buerjin, visit the Rainbow Beach to view the sunset. D5. Drive back to Urumqi, visit the imposing Kuitun Grand Canyon. Drop you off at your hotel in Urumqi where the tour concludes.
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 1-85
Duration: 5 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Half twin room for each traveler
  • Entry/Admission - Wind City of Wu'erhe
  • Entry/Admission - Kanas Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Hemu Village
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Beach
  • Entry/Admission - KuiTunShi YinShi XiuXian YiTiao Jie
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your centrally located Uruqmi hotel pick-up is included.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 32685P154

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Private 5-Day Tour to Kanas Lake from Urumqi?
How much is Private 5-Day Tour to Kanas Lake from Urumqi?
Private 5-Day Tour to Kanas Lake from Urumqi price starts from $1,742.57. Discover and book Private 5-Day Tour to Kanas Lake from Urumqi on Tripadvisor
What is the Private 5-Day Tour to Kanas Lake from Urumqi cancellation policy?
Private 5-Day Tour to Kanas Lake from Urumqi cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private 5-Day Tour to Kanas Lake from Urumqi on Tripadvisor
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Private 5-Day Tour to Kanas Lake from Urumqi is hosted by Silkroadtrips. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Silkroadtrips on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private 5-Day Tour to Kanas Lake from Urumqi on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 32685P154

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Full Map
6 stops
Day 1
Urumqi to Buerjin by car
Day 2
Buerjing to Kanas Lake by car
Day 3
Kanas Lake to Hemu Village by car
Day 4
Hemu Village to Buerjin County...
Day 5
Buerjin County to Urumqi by car
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Joined in March 2016

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