5 days China Gansu Highlights Tour to Dunhuang and Jiayuguan
Gansu Highlights Tour

Gansu Highlights Tour 5-day

From USD $1180 p/p

Tour Code: GSPT-02|Tour Type: Private Tour


With a long history and brilliant cultures, Gansu is abundantly endowed with cultural relics and natural scenery. This tour will take you to discover the essence of the Ancient Silk Road and enjoy the spectacular Gobi desert in the western regions of China like Lanzhou, Dunhuang and Jiayuguan city. Explore the historical changes of ancient civilization that ever existed in this glamorous area of China.

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Day 1 – Arrival in Dunhuang

Upon arrival in Dunhuang, you will be met in the arrivals area by your local guide holding a flag of "LEADTOCHINA". After a warm welcome and brief introduction, take a private transfer to your hotel for assistance with check-in.

 Overnight in Dunhuang

 Meals: No Meals

Day 2 – Dunhuang Tours

Today's highlight is the Yardan National Geopark. Yardang has been created over time by the sort part of the earth surface having being eroded by wind and rain, with the hard part of the rocks remaining in the desert. You will drive from Dunhuang city westwards. On route, visit the Yumenguan Pass and Ruin of Great Wall of Han Dynasty.

 Overnight in Dunhuang

 Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 3 – Dunhuang Tours

After breakfast, start your full day Duhuang culture and sightseeing trip.

Firstly, drive from the Dunhuang city to visit the Mogao Grottoes. It is famed as the "Louvre of East”, which is outstanding for its exquisite mural paintings and statues. There are now 492 grottoes in which about 45000 square meters mural paintings and 2100 colorfully painted statues have been preserved very well.

Next proceed to visit the Echoing Sand Mountains. It is said, in the sunny days, the sand mountains echo like Orchestra music even if there is no wind. If you slide from the sand mountains, you can hear the echoing sound clearly.

The last attraction is Crescent Lake. Surrounded by sand mountains from four directions, the Crescent Lake is a beautiful oasis with some well decorated traditional Chinese architecture, some trees and flowers and a lake that has never dried up.

 Overnight in Dunhuang

 Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 4 – Dunhuang-Jiayuguan

Today you will drive from Dunhuang to Jiayuguan in the morning. (About 5 hours)

Enjoy your lunch there after your arrival.

In the afternoon, you will witness the “first pass under heaven” – Jiayuguan Pass. Along with Juyongguan and Shanhaiguan, it is one of the main passes of the Great Wall, as well as the pass where Great Wall of Ming Dynasty starts. Here, you will visit the Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall and Great Wall Museum.

 Overnight in Jiayuguan

 Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 5 – Jiayuguan-Lanzhou

Take bullet trains from Jiayuguan to Lanzhou. (About 4.5 hours) After your arrival in Lanzhou, the local guide will pick you up and transfer to the airport. Catch your flight to next destinations. 

 Meals: Breakfast

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