4 Days Dunhuang Leisure Tour

This 4-day tour will take you to visit the highlights of Dunhuang in a leisurely way. You will not only visit the most important sites with a local tour guide, but also have free time to explore the ancient city on your own. Just imagine the awesome Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Spring, Echo Sand Mountain, Great Wall of the Han Dynasty as well as the amazing Ghost City. It definitely will be a memorable experience.

  • Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Spring and Echo Sand Mountain, Shazhou Night Market, Jade Gate Pass, Great Wall of the Han Dynasty, Ghost City
  • Private transfers + Guide + Driver + Entrance tickets + Lunch
  • Yes
4 Days Dunhuang Leisure Tour
 
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  1. Day 1: Dunhuang Arrival (No meal)

    Upon your arrival at Dunhuang airport / train station, the local driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to local hotel for check-in. Free and easy on your own for rest of the day.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Dunhuang

  2. Day 2: Dunhuang Tour (L)
    Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Spring and Echo Sand Mountain, Shazhou Night Market

    In the morning, 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.

    After lunch, continue to visit 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

    Mogao Caves

  3. Day 3: Dunhuang Tour (L)
    Jade Gate Pass, Great Wall of the Han Dynasty, Ghost City

    Today you will further explore the local relics of Dunhuang. The first site will be Jade Gate Pass. The relics of Jade Gate Pass is located at the far western edge of Hexi Corridor, about 90 km away from Dunhuang city, with main geographical landscape of gobi and deserts. How bleak you feel about this place from eyes, how moved you feel about its history from your hearts. Jade Gate Pass had been a vital position on military defense in ancient China since the time of famous Emperor Wu of Han Dynasty who is famous for his achievements on defending against invasion. So many heroes with their stories about Jade Gate Pass emerged in the history and so many famous events happened there has been written in poems and novels and familiar by people.

    Afterwards, move on to the Great Wall of the Han Dynasty. With history about 2,100 years, the Great Wall of the Han Dynasty is another masterpiece from the great Emperor Wu who was ambitious in defending against Huns and uniting the Western Regions. The Great Wall was taken 20 years to build, playing an important role in pacifying the regions. The section we will visit is the best-preserved part today.

    Later, continue your visit to The Yadan Landform (Ghost City). The Yadan Landform we are heading for is about 90km west away from Jade Gate Pass. About 25km long and 1-2km wide, this place yells when wind blowing just like ghost screaming, scaring visitors a lot, hence the name of Ghost City. Going inside, it excites your eyes and amazes your mind with those “streets”, “buildings”, “squares” and even “churches” forming a real “city” relic!

    Accommodation: Overnight in Dunhuang

    Dunhuang Ghost City

  4. Day 4: Dunhuang Departure (No meal)

    Free and easy on your own until the pickup time for departure. Our driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer to Dunhuang airport / train station to see you off.

    Accommodation: N/A

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Price Includes

  • 2 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

  • Accommodation
  • 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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