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Xinjiang Autumn Photo Tour – China

from $4,500

XINJIANG AUTUMN PHOTO TOUR

The special climate and geographical position shares borders with Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. give Kanas Nature Reserve its unique natural landscapes and make it a popular destination for tourists and photographers. The scenic area boasts a beautiful natural ecosystem formed by lakes, rivers, glaciers, forests, and grasslands. The prairie is peaceful, home to nomads and grazing flocks of sheep and herds of cows.

Guided by Award Winning Photographer Joseph Mak, who has been to Xinjiang numerous times, and whose photos having won numerous International Awards, you have a high chance of capturing these award winning photos.

UNUSUAL EXPEDITION’s trips are well known for accomplishing a lot in just a few days. We basically pack a lot of content with different themes in a single trip. This workshop will be no different. Locations shoots each day are dependant on daily weather and lighting conditions.

  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Guided Tours
  • Activity Level Moderate
    3/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    10
All about the Xinjiang Autumn Photo Tour – China.

XINJIANG AUTUMN PHOTO TOUR

XINJIANG

DAY 1 – URUMQI
We arrive in Urumqi in the afternoon, and will proceed to make our way to Urumqi. We will check into our hotel and spend the night here. This is your chance to meet your fellow expeditors, and ask our friendly instructors any questions you might have.
Meals: (D)

XINJIANG, KANAS NATIONAL PARK

DAY 2 – KANAS
We will transfer to the airport for a domestic flight for an early morning flight to Kanas. Upon arrival we will settle ourselves to the local hotel and prepare ourselves for a sunset shoot.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 3 – KANAS
We will do a morning sunrise shoot at Kanas National park. The mountains surrounding the lake are covered with dense alpine forests filled with birch, elm, and Siberian larch. During autumn season, the forests provide a vivid backdrop of colors, an unspoiled dazzlingly beauty that make postcard-esque photographs. We will explore the national park for the entire day.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

HEMU VILLAGE

DAY 4 – KANAS / HEMU VILLAGE
We rise early today for morning sunrise shoot at Kanas National park before we set off to Hemu Village in the afternoon. Upon arrival in Hemu village, we will settle down and prepare for dinner. You may want to explore the rustic village for the rest of the night.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 5 – HEMU VILLAGE
In the early morning, we will do a sunrise shoot at the viewing platform above Hemu village. You are expected to climb a long flight of stairs to reach the top of the mountain. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a picturesque landscape with the early morning mist, the rustic Hemu village and the mountain as backdrop (If weather permits). In Hemu village, there lived the descendants of Mongols. The Tuwa live by herding and hunting. They raise horses, cows and sheep and live a nomadic life. We will capture of these nomadic lifestyle in photos.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

BUERJIN

DAY 6 – HEMU VILLAGE / BUERJIN
We rise early to photograph the sunrise at the viewing platform above Hemu village again before we proceed back to the main city, Buerjin. Five-Colored Hills is the fascinating combination of colorful rock, riverbed and greenery. At dawn and dusk, the sun has a way of causing these rocks to glow with vibrant colors. We will proceed to Five-Colored Hills at Buerjin for a sunset shoot before checking in the hotel.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 7 – BUERJIN / KEKETUOHAI / WUCAICHENG
We will do a morning sunrise shoot at Koktokay National Geopark. We will visit the Irtysh Grand Canyon in the park. It sets with a deep gorge, with clear and fast flowing river, with a backdrop of beautiful mountain peaks. After the morning shoot, we will travel a long distance to reach Wucaicheng. The unique landscape in Wucaicheng is similar to Danxia. Dinosaur fossils can be found here and scientists have been researching this area for prehistoric geology for years.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

WUCAICHENG

DAY 8 – WUCAICHENG / HUYANGLING
We will depart early to travel to Huyangling. The populus euphratica is one of the few trees which can live in the desert. Autumn is the best season when the leaves turn yellow and the forest turns into a golden fairy tale world. We will spend the whole day in the national park making beautiful pictures.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

HUYANGLING

DAY 9 – HUYANGLING / SHANSHAN DESERT
We will depart early to travel to Shanshan Desert. Upon arrival, we will arrange to shoot sunset with the scenic desert landscape.
Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

SHANSHAN DESERT

DAY 10 – SHANSHAN DESERT / URUMQI
After an early sunrise shoot, we will proceed back to Urumqi. En-route, we will pass by Turpan. Turpan is rich in high-quality grapes of many kinds, it is known as the Hometown of Grapes. After enjoying the beautiful vineyards and the sweet grapes, you can try something totally different at Flaming Mountain – the hottest place in China. You have to remember to bring plenty of sun-block and water when you visit this area.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

URUMQI

DAY 11 – URUMQI
The morning is free for you to explore till noon. We will set off to Urumqi International airport for our flight back to Singapore.
Meals: (B)

(Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.)

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Hotel accommodation

Tour guide

Entrance fees

Land transportation in destination

Group transfer to airport

All meals as stated in itinerary

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Return International Air Ticket

Return Domestic Air Ticket (If Any)

Guide Tips – RMB$70 per day

Driver Tips

Any Private Expenses

Room Service Expenses

Porter Services

Visa Fees (If Applicable)

Beverages / Alcohol Drinks during Meals

Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory – Self Purchased)

Photography Setup Fee (If applicable)

Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Twin Sharing Price (PP) Single Room  
September 27, 2019 - October 8, 2019
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