8 Days Private Tour To Silk Road Highlights From Dunhuang

8 Days Private Tour to Silk Road Highlights from Dunhuang

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Dunhuang. O/N Dunhuang.

Stop At: Dunhuang Airport, Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, China
Today, we can meet you at Duhuang hotel/airport/train station and then transfer to Crescent lake, need 40 minutes driving, 20KM.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Crescent Moon Pool, 5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200 China
The Mysterious Crescent lake which its name derives from the crescent moon shaped by the small pool of spring water between two large sand dunes. Here you could slide down on the Sounding sand dunes to see if you can hear the sound from sand dunes.
The Crescent lake also Known to the world as “the first spring in the desert”, no-one can explain the formation of such a geological oddity.visit would be a great experience. crescent lake is like a crescent moon, which is nestled in the vast desert for thousands of years, its water is very clear, sweet.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain, Three miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang 831900 China
Next,visit to the Singing Sand Mountains (Mingsha Mountain) where you can experience sand surfing and camel riding( on your own expenses). Mingsha Mountain starts from Mogao Caves in the east, 40 kilometers long from east to west, and 20 kilometers from south to north.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shazhou Nightly Market, Yangguan East Road, Dunhuang China
After the check in the hotel and have short a break, we can go to the Shazhou Night Market and you can have a dinner there.

The Dunhuang Shazhou Night Market here is the biggest night market of the whole city and offering you a great opportunity for an evening walk and a souvenir shopping chance.

The Night maket also is on behalf of Dunhuang Nightlife and regarded as a “nightlife landscape”. It is highly popular among the tourists all over the world with its featured local specialties as well as strong flavor of local culture.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, China
At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at "The silk road Dunhuang hotel", a 4 star hotel.

Day 2: Dunhuang. O/N Dunhuang

Stop At: Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, China
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Mogao Grottoes in around 30 minutes ride.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mogao Caves, West of Hexi Zoulang, Dunhuang 736200 China
The Mogao Grottoes, which were constructed over a millennium ago, from the 4th to 14th centuries. The caves are also known as the Thousand Buddha Caves has two distinctions of being one of the most notable grottoes in China as well as the best-preserved treasure house of Buddhist art, sutras, murals and sculptures in the world.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yumen Pass, 90 Km Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200 China
After lunch we drive to Yumenguan pass which is located about 110kms from Dunhuang city. “Yumenguan” means jade Pass in Chinese and it is said that the jades from Western region transported into central China only through this pass. It used to be the gateway to west region on the northern Silk Road. In ancient times, it also functioned as a military strategic pass and significant passage of the ancient Silk Road.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Great Wall of Han Dynasty, Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200 China
Then continue the tour to Great Wall of the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 BC). Unlike other parts of the wall brick and stone, this section is made of rammed earth, gravel and juniper. Over time, the wall has been badly damaged by nature and humans, but you can still see how the wall looked like at first.

Next, continue to River Storage City ,it is an important military storage city and played an important role on the ancient silk road from Weijin to Han Dynasty .people can’t see it before you get to it as it was designed very scentically and well preserved.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, China
At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at "The silk road Dunhuang hotel", a 4 star hotel.

Day 3: Dunhuang--Jiayuguan. O/N Jiayuguan.

Stop At: Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, China
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 08:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Jiayuguan Fort
in around 5hrs ride,385km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jiayuguan Fortress, Within Yuquan Town, Yuquan Town, Jiayuguan 735100 China
After lunch in Jiayuguan we will first visit Jiayuguan pass (Jiayuguan Fort) also known as the “Impregnable Pass under Heaven,” Jiayuguan is the western end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty as well as the most magnificent and well-preserved pass among over a thousand passes along the Ming Great Wall.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan, Gansu
Then, your guide will escort you to your hotel and help you check in. The rest of day is free for you.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Jiayuguan Holiday Inn, a 4 star hotel.

Day 4: Jiayuguan--Zhangye.O/N Lanzhou.

Stop At: Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan, Gansu
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Zhangye Danxia Rainbow Mountain in around 150 minutes ride,208km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Zhangye Danxia Geopark, 30km South of the County, Linze County 734200 China
The Zhangye Danxia Rainbow Mountain where we will see different colors and view is charming at different times; the scenery here is really fantastic and incredible. It is the best representative of China’s colorful Danxia landform and the largest Danxia landscape in an arid area, with a wide variety of landforms ..
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Dafo Temple of Zhangye, Dafosi Alley, Minzhu West Road, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000 China
Then drive to Zhangye city for Giant Buddha Temple which is renowned for the largest indoor reclining Buddha in China. Even a finger of the Buddha can hold one adult to lie down. It is said that this giant Buddha statue is made in the image of Sakyamuni. Our guide will also introduce other statues and delicate murals in the hall. Numerous scriptures and ancient books are also displayed in here. In this temple, we will not miss the earth tower and a typical folk residence with traditional carved beams and painted pillars.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Zhangye Railway Station, Ganzhou District, Zhangye, China
At the end, your guide will escort you to Zhangye Railway Station, where a train to Lanzhou is waiting for you. We may book the D2706 17:54-22:11pm). The train takes around 4 hours.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Railway Station Residential District, Chengguan District, Lanzhou, Lanzhou, Gansu, China
Upon arrival at Lanzhou, you will be picked up on time with our Lanzhou local guide and transferred to Lanzhou hotel.
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lanzhou Sapphire hotel, a 4 star level hotel.

Day 5: Lanzhou--Xiahe. O/N Xiahe.

Stop At: Lanzhou, Lanzhou, Gansu
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to theXiahe in around 4hrs ride, 230km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bingling Temple Grottoes, West of Yongjing County, Tianshui 730030 China
On the way to Xiahe,You will stop in Liujiaxia small town to visit Bingling Grottos which filled with Buddhist sculpture carved into natural caves and caverns in a canyon along the Yellow River.So we have to take a boat from Liujiaxia town to Bingling temple which takes about one hour to get there through Liujiaxia Reservoir and we spend about 2 hours to explore the sculptures, carvings and frescoes which is an outstanding examples of Buddhist artwork.
Our driver will be Waiting for us on the other side of the Reservoir and keep driving until Xiahe through many small beautiful villages.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Xiahe County, Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu
Upon arrival at Xiahe, your guide will help you check in the hotel and is free time for you at the rest of the day.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Tianzhu international hotel, a 4 star level hotel.

Day 6: Xiahe--Langmusi. O/N Langmusi.

Stop At: Xiahe County, Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the Langmusi town in around 3hrs ride, 183km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si), Lapuleng Town, Xiahe County 747100 China
The Labrang Monastery which is the largest, the most influential and major monastery of the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The architectural layout follows true Tibetan style, while construction patterns are mixed with Chinese styles. The view here is fantastic.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Bajiao Town Site, Ganjia Beach, Xiahe County 747100 China
Then drive to Bajiaocheng Ancient City which was build for military importance in Han dynasty and many Tang and Song dynasty ancient coins were excavated from this site,since there are 8 city corners hence the name. About 74 households live inside the Bajiaocheng Ancient City and all speak Tibetan language.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Langmusi, Luqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu, China
Upon arrival at Langmusi town, your guide will help you check in the hotel and is free time for you at the rest of the day.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Langmusi international hotel, a 5 star level hotel.

Day 7: Langmusi--Lanzhou. O/N Lanzhou.

Stop At: Langmusi, Luqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu, China
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Langmu Temple in around 20 minutes ride.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Langmu Temple, Langmusi Town, Luqu County 747200 China
Langmusi is not only a name of place but also name of monastery and it became famous because of a book named “ Tibetan Skylines” written by American famous Tibetologist Robert B.Ekvall. Langmusi town is divided into two parts by Bailonghe river ..one part is in Sichuan province and another part is in Gansu part . Bailongjiang grand canyon has a fantastic view and tourists can hike or ride horse around the beautiful grassland.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lanzhou, Lanzhou, Gansu
After lunch drive back to Lanzhou.
Duration: 17 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lanzhou Sapphire hotel, a 4 star level hotel.

Day 8: Lanzhou Departure. The tour end.

Stop At: Lanzhou, Lanzhou, Gansu
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the Gansu museum in around 17 minutes ride, 7km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gansu Provincial Museum, No.3 Xijin West Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou 730000 China
The Gansu museum which holds more than 350.000 historical relics discovered in Gansu province , and it is an ideal place to know history culture economy of Gansu province.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Iron Bridge of Yellow River, North side of Beibinhe Middle Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou 730000 China
Also known as Zhongshan Bridge, Yellow River Iron Bridge is at the foot of the White Pagoda Mountain, and it was built in the 33rd year (1907) of Emperor Guangxu’s reign in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911); it is awarded the title of “the First Bridge over the Yellow River”.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lanzhou Shuiche Park, Binhe East Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou 730000 China
The Waterwheel Park is situated at the west end of Binhe Road, Lanzhou with the Sculpture of the Yellow River Mother to the west, the White Pagoda Mountain Park to the north and the White Cloud Temple to the south, and it’s another highlight along the Yellow River in Lanzhou. Serving as the oldest irrigation tools in Lanzhou,the time-honored waterwheels appeared in Lanzhou during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); they are shaped strangely and known as the Irrigation Wheel and the Tiger Wheel.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Binhe Park of Lanzhou, North of Lanzhou, Chengguan District, Lanzhou 730000 China
The Yellow River Mother Sculpture stands north of the Little West Lake Park, on Binhe Central Road of Lanzhou, which is the most beautiful one of its kind in China and is of a high artistic value.

It was appraised as a piece of excellent work in the First Chinese City Sculpture Design Contest. The Yellow River Mother Sculpture has become a landmark building of Lanzhou.

Mother statue of Yellow River mother stands for yellow river and baby stands for Chinese beings.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Airport Expressway Entrance, Ji Chang Gao Su Ru Kou, Yongdeng Xian, Lanzhou Shi, Gansu Sheng, China
After the lunch, your guide will escort you to Lanzhou train station/airport. End of our 8 day tour services.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

$2,570.00 Per Person

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