3 Days Jiayuguan Dunhuang Tour by High-speed Train

Dunhuang, well-connected with Jiayuguan by a 2.5-hour high-speed train, is a glittering city along the old Silk Road. This 3-day tour including the best views of Jiayuguan and Dunhuang will bring you an in-depth adventure of both historical relics and natural landscapes. Taking high-speed train will definitely low your cost down!

  • Jiayuguan Pass, Jiayuguan Great Wall Museum, Weijin Tombs, Crescent Spring and Echo Sand Mountain, Shazhou Night Market, Mogao Grottoes
  • Private transfers + Guides + Drivers + Accommodation + Lunch + Entrance tickets + High-speed train
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3 Days Jiayuguan Dunhuang Tour by High-speed Train
 
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  1. Day 1: Jiayuguan Arrival & Jiayuguan Tour (L)
    Jiayuguan Pass, Jiayuguan Great Wall Museum, Weijin Tombs

    Upon your arrival at Jiayuguan airport / train station, the local English speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name. Your exploration begins!

    After driving through the yellow sand of desert, you will come to Jiayuguan Pass, also known as the “First and Greatest Pass Under Heaven”, “the Throat of Hexi Corridor”. As the western end of Great Wall of Ming Dynasty, Jiayuguan Pass, being constructed for hundreds of years, not only occupied a vital position in military defense but also exerted importance influence in trade & culture exchange as a key waypoint of ancient Silk Road. You can climb up the tower to admire the entire view.

    Next, continue your visit to Jiayuguan Great Wall Museum. Inside the Jiayuguan Pass Scenic Area, there is the first Great Wall themed museum with 7 major exhibition halls to show you more detailed knowledge about this great constructional engineering in Chinese history. The oil painting of Great Wall exhibited here with large scale, about 220.5 m2 is a highlight deserving longer stop.

    Afterwards, move on to Weijin Tombs. Driving through the wilder Gobi about 20km from Jiayuguan City, you will come to the famous “underground gallery”, Weijin Tombs. In accordance with the title, wall paints dominate the theme of the visit to this site. Underneath the yellow sand, were about 1,400 ancient tombs buried in the obscure desert and only 6 tombs are open to public today. It’s definitely a surprise discovery process when beholding the paints with bright colors vividly depicting the scholars and officals’ life in Weijin Time. The background knowledge about history, culture, politics and economy reflected by the paintings explained by tour guide helps you better understand this site, please follow up your guide closely!

    Last, transfer to Jiayuguan local hotel for overnight.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Jiayuguan

    Jiayuguan Pass

  2. Day 2: Jiayuguan-Dunhuang by High-speed Train (B, L)
    Crescent Spring and Echo Sand Mountain, Shazhou Night Market

    In the morning, the driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer to train station for your high-speed train to Dunhuang. The train rides around 2.5 hours, you can enjoy the scenery on the way. When you arrive at Dunhuang train station, there will be the local English speaking tour guide and driver picking you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name.

    When it is not too hot in the afternoon, you will start the visit with Crescent Spring and Echo Sand Mountain. Echo Sand Mountain and Crescent Spring are harmonious mates of miracle created by natural, glittering like a pearl along the Silk Road for thousands of years. The incredible co-existence between spring water and sand mountains always amazes visitors at their first sight here: the sand mountains meanders like a huge dragon and roars when wings blowing while the Crescent Spring, like a gentle maiden, is embraced in arms of mountains without being smudging. A life-time experience provided here as optional activity is camel ride at Echo Sand Mountain.

    Friendly tip: There is camel ride available in the Echo Sand Mountain, if you would like to try it, please pay in cash on your own (around CNY100 /pax ). Of course yout tour guide will help to purchase tickets.

    Afterwards, move on to Shazhou Night Market. Though you might have visited many night markets or food streets during your weeks of vacation, Shazhou Night Market still brings something different for you. Mogao Caves visited in daytime put the most outstanding highlight of Dunhuang before you, Shazhou Night Market just takes you into the down-to-earth life of the local. Do you feel a pull from the strong perfume emitting from the stalls bathed in the dim lights and speed up towards the hawkers and carefully avoid the busy crowds? For sure, you will find the special vitality of this northwest city remoting from the country center during your leisure strolling.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Dunhuang

  3. Day 3: Dunhuang Tour & Dunhuang Departure (B, L)
    Mogao Grottoes

    Today you will head to the amazing Mogao Grottoes. As the existing anthology of Buddhist art with biggest scale and the best preservation in the world, Mogao Caves wins a fame of “the pearls of oriental art”. It keeps 735verns, about45,000 square kilometers frescoes, 2,415 painted sculpture, more than 4,000 flying Apsaras (the beautiful Bodhisattva in the Buddhism who has fair scent and does well in dancing and music), and 5 wooden constructions of Tang and Song Dynasty as well as thousands of Stone pillars and flagstones with lotus carving on them.

    In the afternoon, you will be dropped off at Dunhuang airport / train station for departure.

    Accommodation: N/A

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Price Includes

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in centrally located hotel with daily breakfast
  • Jiayuguan-Dunhuang high-speed train (second class seat)
  • 3 Chinese style lunches
  • Entrance tickets as listed in itinerary
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes

Price Excludes

  • China Visas/flights
  • Any dinner
  • Any optional activity/camel ride/battery car/shuttle bus/horse rides inside the attractions
  • Our package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase commercial travel insurance before your trip for any unforeseen circumstance
  • Any item beyond "Price Includes"
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)

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