4 Day Kanas Lake Dream Tour

Located in a valley in the Altai Mountains, Kanas Lake was formed around 200,000 years ago as a result of glacier movement. It is one of the most beautiful sights in the North Xinjiang area, which presents different colors in different seasons.


  • Enjoy the stunning views of this peaceful and colorful lake.
  • Explore the beauty of northern Xinjiang.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Urumqi – Burqin
  • Day 2: Burqin – Kanas lake
  • Day 3: Kanas Lake – Karamay
  • Day 4: Karamay – Urumqi

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Urumqi – Burqin

Sightseeing and Activities: Karamay wild animal protection zone
Accommodation: Burqin
Meals: Lunch

Hotel pickup at 7:00am L.T and then drive to Burqin county. It will take about 10 hours and through Kurbantonggut desert. Stop at Karamay wild animal protection zone for a visit and arrive in Burjin at about 6:00pm L.T. Have dinner at local famous night market at your own expense.

Day 2 Burqin – Kanas lake

Sightseeing and Activities: Kanas Lake
Accommodation: Kanas lake
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at hotel, head to Kanas Lake. Have a short visit to multi-colored beach on the way and arrive in the entrance of Kanas lake – Jiadengyu at about 11:00am. Take 1-hour shuttle bus around the lake area.

After the shuttle bus tour, hiking along the kanas River and take a boat if you like(optional). Or visit watch tower to see the whole view of the Kanas Lake area, which takes around 3-4 hours.

Day 3 Kanas Lake – Karamay

Sightseeing and Activities: Moon Bay, Wolong Bay, Ghost city
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at hotel, take the shuttle bus to the entrance of Kanas lake. There are several spots on the way where you can stop to appreciate, such as Moon Bay and Wolong Bay.

Then drive to Karamay city for overnight. On the way, stop at Ghost city to enjoy the sunset.

Day 4 Karamay – Urumqi

Sightseeing and Activities:
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at hotel, drive back to Urumqi and get there at around 2:00-3:00pm. Transfer to your hotel or airport according to your schedule. Service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.