5 days Dunhuang, Jiayuguan and Zhangye tour

⇀ Jiayuguan
⇀ Zhangye
Beautiful artwork, rich culture & incredible natural beauty surrounds you on the Silk Road! Admire the Buddhism art treasure at Mogao caves, explore breathtaking dunes with camel riding and enjoy the natural wonder of Zhangye Danxia Landform!
5 days
Trip code
From CN¥ 3,200 per person

From the moment you arrive in Dunhuang, you're surrounded by rich and colorful eastern culture. The beautiful oasis landscape offers tours of artwork, the pristine waters of Crescent Lake, the ancient cave network of the Mogao Grottoes and Echoing sand Mountains – which create an ethereal melody only found in among these mystical dunes! Then move on the the west end of Great wall of Jiayuguan Pass. By the time you reach Zhangye, enjoy the crediable natural wonder - Zhangye Danxia Landform also called the rainbow mountain.

Day 01 :
Arrive in Dunhuang

You'll arrive in Dunhuang. Upon arrival you'll be taken to your hotel. In another beautiful oasis surrounded by soul-soothing sand dunes, and one of the most important cities on the China Silk Road, you can rest up and enjoy the Shazhou Nightly Market or some traditional Chinese performance art at the Dunhuang Theater.

Day 02 :
Day Sightseeing in Dunhuang

You'll enjoy a morning visit to the breathtaking Mogao Grottoes, including a visit to the Dunhuang Grotto protection and Exhibition center. Here you will witness the awe of ancient Chinese cave paintings and artwork, and also learn some history about the region. Later you will visit the beautiful Crescent Lake and Echoing Sand Mountains, where even a breeze in the air causes the dunes of multi-colored sand to echo with a magical, musical tune. Camel riding is included.

Day 03 :
Drive to Jiayuguan with a Stop to Visit Yulin Grottoes

In the morning you'll drive to Jiayuguan, which takes about 5.5 hours. On the way, you'll stop to visit the network of caves called the Yulin Grottoes, where you'll find brightly colored artwork depicting 1,000 years of Chinese culture.

Day 04 :
Jiayuguan Sightseeing - Drive to Zhangye

From there you'll visit Jiayuguan Pass- the first pass at the west end of the Great Wall of China and a key point on the China Silk Road, this defense station is still complete with ramparts, turrets, and eaves. You'll also see the Overhanging Great Wall, called the Xuanbi Great Wall in Chinese- a place with one of the most spectacular views along the Great Wall, and a lesson in the tactical ingenuity of ancient Chinese builders. In the afternoon you'll drive to visit Zhangye for your overnight stay.

Day 05 :
Zhangye Danxia Landform - Board the Train to Lanzhou, End the Tour

In the morning you'll visit the Giant Buddha Temple in Zhangye, where you'll witness some of the most intriguing ancient artwork on the China Silk Road, including the Giant Buddha itself, lying inside the temple at 34.5 meters (about 113 feet) long and 7.5 meters (about 25 feet) wide.

After exploring the temple, you'll experience the stunning Zhangye Danxia Landform, often cited as the most beautiful landform in all of Chjna. Enjoy this credible nature wonder at the best time sunset. You'll then take the evening train out to Lanzhou, end your time with WindHorseTour.

Tour notes:

Please note prices are based in CNY.

General inclusions:

2 bottles of mineral water provided daily.
All required government taxes and fees.
Domestic travel accident insurance.
Meals allowance for your guide and driver.
3 Stars hotel (shared twin room, private bathroom and daily breakfast)
Hotel accommodation is based on double occupancy (two persons sharing 1 standard twin room with private bathroom)
All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
Guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build and from the local community. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
Airport and/or train station pick-up and drop-off.
Transportation will we be provided via a comfortable and clean car, minivan or tourist bus depending upon the groups size.

General exclusions:

Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
Tips for your guide and driver.
Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.
Flight and/or railway ticket(s) to the first city of the tour and departure from the last city of the tour.
Meals not specified in the itinerary.

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