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3-Day Dunhuang Tour With Desert Camping

Visit highlights of Dunhuang including the Desert Camping,Mogao Grottoes and airport pick up & drop off services with this 3 days private tour from Dunhuang.

You will be picked up and dropped off from Dunhuang hotel/airport/train station.

per adult from




3 days


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • The private car and private guide
    • The entrance ticket
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • The 4 star hotel(The Silk road Dunhuang hotel with the twin room and breakfast)
    • The charge of the Camping
    • Entry/Admission - Crescent Moon Pool
    • Entry/Admission - Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Mogao Caves
    What's excluded :
    • Single Room Supplement
    • Others not mentioned above

  • Day 1: Arrive in Dunhuang . O/N the camp

    Stop At: Dunhuang Airport, Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, China
    Upon your flight landing, our local guide will wait you at the arrival exit by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to Crescent Moon Lake, need 40 minutes driving, 20KM.
    Duration: 20 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
    Then later our guide will take you to ride camel to the desert and do camping there(Camel riding is a must-try activity in desert area, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery on the back of camel and will be one hour riding). We will have barbecuing dinner and watch sunset on the sounding sand dunes and enjoy the tranquil and beautiful starry sky .

    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the camp

    Day 2: Dunhuang. O/N Dunhuang.

    Stop At: Mingsha Shan, Dunhuang, Jiuquan, China
    Get up early to enjoy the magnificent sunrise on the desert and after desert breakfast, you will come out from desert by motorbike and meet our guide at outside then we will takes you to the Dunhuang city center and check in the hotel first.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mogao Caves, West of Hexi Zoulang, Dunhuang 736200 China
    After the lunch, we will visit 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: Dunhuang, Dunhuang, Gansu
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
    There is a night show option in Dunhuang. It is the ' Silk Road and Flower Rain ', The classical Chinese dance show tells a touching tragic (fictional) story of a talented fresco artist working within the Mogao Caves, whose beautiful daughter is kidnapped by bandits and sold into slavery as a dancer. With its unique artistic style, it brings the magnificent and colorful Dunhuang frescoes onto the stage and vividly represents the profound Dunhuang culture and the prosperity of the ancient Silk Road. The performance itself is a visual spectacular of unparalleled beauty, with stunning costumes, impressively choreographed dances, and an incredible set design.
    The show begins at 20:00 and lasts for 90 minutes; ticket prices range from CNY 298 to CNY 588 depending on the seats. If you are interested, our guide will reserve tickets for you and escort you to the site after you finish your dinner.

    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, Dunhuang, Gansu
    After breakfast at the hotel, our professional guide and driver will drop you off the Dunhuang airport or Dunhuang train station.end of our 3 days tour services.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from Dunhuang hotel in the city central or Dunhuang airport during 15:00--17:00 in the afternoon.Airports
    • Dunhuang Airport, Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, China
    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
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Can add more days if you want
    • The Desert Camping will be available from May to October
    • In the summer, travelers can stay up to late night around 21:30 to enjoy the cool time and beautiful sky of stars. It's usually very hot during 12:00~15:00. You can enter the park later when it is not that hot.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The tour may not available during the Oct 1-7 or 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-40944P580

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