3-Day Tours Around Dunhuang

  • Tour Code: DJ2

  • Destinations: Dunhuang

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the ruins of the oldest defensive system in China the Great Wall.
  • Enjoy the Crescent Moon Spring in the middle of the Desert.
  • Visit the exquisite murals and sculptures at the Mogao Caves.

Day 1
Arrive Dunhuang And Visit Crescent Lake
Hotel:Fuguo Hotel (4*)
Activities: Pick up from airport and visit Crescent Lake and Mingsha Echo-sand Mountain.
Our guide and driver from Dunhuang will pick up you from Dunhuang airport and then drive to Dunhuang city.
then visit 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 also have chance to ride camels across the sand dunes of Sounding Sand mountain which makes sounds when the wind blows (camel is on your own expenses). you can stay till sunset and back to the hotel later
Day 2
Dunhuang Tours
Hotel:Fuguo Hotel (4*)
Meals:Lunch and Dinner
Activities: After breakfast visit Yangguan pass, Great Wall of the Han Dynasty, Yadan National Geology park & Yumenguan Pass
After breakfast 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.
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.
After that drive to Yadan National Geology park, a landscape that has been eroded by aeolian erosion. Entering the park, you can find various natural sculptures in different postures and shapes.
Our last stop is Yangguan Pass which is also used to be one of the most important gateway on the Ancient Silk Road.
Day 3
Dunhuang To Your Next Destination
Hotel:Not included
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Activities: Visit Mogao Grottoes and depart from Dunhuang after lunch
After breakfast our guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and Spend the whole morning at 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 with 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.
After lunch see you off at Dunhuang airport or train station.

Tour price

  • Following is our price lists, it is always better to keep all the services as standard as possible for the tours. However, if the tour is beyond your budget, we’ll try our best to accommodate your needs while still maintaining our high standard of services.

Tour Price from 1st June till 31st Oct

Pax Price per person
1 Pax 6693
2 Pax 3899
3 Pax 3258
4-6 Pax 2823
Based on Chinese RMB

Tour Price from 1st Nov till 31st May

Pax Price per person
1 Pax 6003
2 Pax 3554
3 Pax 2990
4 Pax 2593
Based on Chinese RMB

Service Includes

  • Air-conditioned private Vehicle for whole land transportation
  • Private excellent English speaking local Tour guides
  • Hotels as listed above(one room shared by two people)
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fee for the sights as listed in the program (including shuttle bus)
  • Expenses of the guides, drivers and vehicles (Accommodation and meals for guide and driver; Highway fee, oil and parking fees for the car)

Service excludes

  • Tips for the guides and drivers
  • Beverages
  • Arrival and Departure flights
  • Chinese visa
  • Personal excursions like horse or camel riding at the spots or boating Etc.

Trip Notes

  • Here is some notes for above tour. If you want to make any changes according to your personal request , please let us know , one of our tour specialist will tailor make your tour just for your needs

1. Accommodation

  • —Different types of Hotels are available, including famous 5-star hotel chains, 4-star hotels in the best locations, good value 3-star hotels, or boutique hotels that reflect the style of the region.
    —Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds at the hotels listed above
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities
    –If you have any special requests for your hotels, please let us know, our travel experts will try to meet your requests and find out the perfect one for you.

2. Meals

  • Breakfast is usually at the hotels. Lunch and dinners will be provided at good conditioned, clean local restaurants or tourist restaurants.
    You can also taste authentic local dishes of different minorities along the Silk Road.
    sometime also arrange local family meals wherever it is possible to let you deeply understand local life and culture. You would also to join cooking if you like.

3. Transportation

  • Air-conditioned good conditioned vehicles for whole land transportation including Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing.

4. Drivers and Car Types

  • All of our tour guides are very experienced and helpful, who create unique and unforgettable experiences to share with you.
    Our tours include excellent English-speaking local tour guides in each destination, so they don’t travel with you on the trains or flights. But our driver/guide always pick up you from railway stations or airports with “your name” on a welcome board.

    All of our drivers are experienced licensed tourism drivers who are very helpful, friendly and easy going.
    We provide the following cars for the tour:
    1. 1-2 PAX: Sedan, SUV or MPV
    2. 3-5 PAX: MPV
    3. 6-8 PAX: 13-15-Seater minibus
    4. 9-10 PAX: 17-22 Seater Minibus
    5. 11 or more PAX: 33 seater or bigger coaches.

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