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3-Day Dunhuang Classical Tour

Visit highlights of Dunhuang including the Crescent lake,Mogao Grottoes,Yumenguan pass,Great Wall of the Han Dynasty and River Storage City with this 3 days private tour from Dunhuang.
You will be picked up and dropped off from Dunhuang hotel/airport.

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3 days


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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • The 4 star hotel
    • The private car and private guide
    • The entrance ticket
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Crescent Moon Pool
    • Entry/Admission - Mogao Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Yumen Pass
    • Entry/Admission - Great Wall of Han Dynasty
    What's excluded :
    • Others not mentioned above
    • Single Room Supplement

  • Day 1: Arrive in Dunhuang--Crescent lake--Shazhou Night Market. 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: Mogao Grottoes--Yumenguan pass.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 Departure. The tour end.

    Stop At: Dunhuang Airport, Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, China
    Today there is no tour activities, our guide will drop you off at Dunhuang airport or Dunhuang train station for your next destination .
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up from Duanhuang city hotels or Dunhuang airport/train station at Day-1Airports
    • Dunhuang Airport, Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, China
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 4/4/2020 - 7/27/2022
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The tour may not available during the Oct 1-7 and Chinese new year festivel or need to pay some extra charge of the hotel room fees
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Activity ID: V-40944P594

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