This Private Tour Guranteed Departures Based on ≥2 Pax
Upon your arrival at Liuyuan Train Station/ Dunhuang Train Station / Dunhuang Airport, your guide will meet you there and transfer you to your hotel in downtown Dunhuang.
Accommodation: 4 or 5 star hotel in Dunhuang
In the morning, have a half day tour to Mogao Grottoes. Morning is the best time to see the miraculous Grottoes if weather permits. Owing to its location, you can have a better view with the sunlight in the morning. Before entering the grottoes, you’ll see two movies about the history and introduction about the closed grottoes. Then take a shuttle bus to visit Mogao Grottoes.
And then, visit to Mingshan Hill and Crescent Lake. Watching the sunset via camel ride is highly recommended. At night, enjoy yourself exploring the Shazhou Night Market.
-The Mogao Caves: Constructed over a millennium, from the 4th to the 14th centuries, the caves hold the world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures.
-Ringing-Sand Mountain: It lies six kilometers south of Dunhuang Proper.When one slides down the hill the friction causes a whistling sound.
-The Crescent Lake: The lake is 6km south of the center of Dunhuang at the Singing Sand Mountains, where the oasis meets the desert. Spring water trickles up into a depression between huge sand dunes, forming a small, crescent-shaped pond.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: 4 or 5 star hotel In Dunhuang
1. In summer, it is really hot at noon, so we will take a rest and star our program to Mingshan Desert Hill and Crescent Lake at 4:00 - 5:00 pm.
2. In peak season, especially the summer vacation (July and August), lots of visitors go to Dunhuang, and Mogao Grottoes only have 6000 tickets one day, so we suggest you to book this package at least 30 days in advance of your travel date, in case to get a entrance ticket to Mogao Grottoes which is the highlight of this program.
You will start the day with a visit to Yumenguan (Yumen Pass), the Great Wall in Han Dynasty, the Hecang Fortress and Yang Gate (Yang Pass).
-The Hecang Fortress: hidden in the Gobi Desert twenty kilometers from Yumenguan Pass at the west, was originally the important quartermaster depot.
-Yumenguan: Yumenguan lies about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Dunhuang. Its name came from the fact that jade from Hotan in Xinjiang entered Central China through this pass.
-Yangguan: Yangguan lies 75 kilometers (47 miles) southwest of Dunhuang but consists of only the ruins of a high beacon tower. It s named Yangguan because it borders the southern part of Yumenguan Pass.Meals: breakfast, lunch
check out and take an early morning flight to Xian. Upon arrival at Xian, Be met and transferred to the hotel. After lunch, enjoy your half day tour to visit the City Wall, Bell Tower and Shaanxi Museum.
-The Ancient City Wall: An extension of the old Tang Dynasty structure boasting the most complete city wall that survives through Chinese long history.-The Bell Tower: The emblem of Xian city.
In the morning, we visit the most well-known landmark of Xian, Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. After lunch, return the downtown area and visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
-The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses: The greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin s tomb.
-The Wild Goose Pagoda: The pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: 4 or 5 star hotel in Xian
Leisure until be met and transferred to the airport for the flight to next destination.
*Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (but hotels are subject to change to the same category before finally confirmed).
*Transportations between cities during the program (by air or by train).
*All meals as specified in the itinerary.
*Transfers among airports & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.
*Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
*Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.*Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
** The peak season for this program is May to October, the really peak season is the summer vacation (Junly to Auguest). The slack season is winter. You could enjoy a good price and few visitors when you visit Dunhuang in the winter, but the disadvantages in Winter include: limited transportation choices to Dunhuang (because lots of flights will be stoped in slack season to Dunhuang); the Mogao Grottoes might be closed, or only open 4 to 6 grottoes in slack season.
** About the Mogao Grottoes program: (1) You will be guided to 6-8 representative grottoes which were built in different dynasties from 4th to 14th century, you could only stop 3-5 minutes in each grotto. (2) If you could not pay and confirm your booking 30 days in advance of your tour date, we will not have enough time to apply entrance ticket; all 6000/day tickets are sold on site.