Xian Dunhuang Smart Tour for you and your friendsIf you will visit China with your friends, you can not miss this all inclusive package tour! Except for the world famous scenic spots like cresent-spring,Dunhuang-museum,Echoing-sand-mountain,mogao-caves , you will also have a chance to see the wonderful natural caves with beautiful pictures in it. In addition, this China silk road tour also presents you the historical Dunhuang Museum.
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
|Day 1||Dunhuang||Go to Dunhuang from xian by air . Mogao-caves ,Dnuhuang museum .||Lunch|
|Day 2||Dunhuang||Yumenguan, Echoing-Sand Dune,Crescent spring.||Breakfast,Lunch,|
|Day 3||Jiayuguan||Jiayuguan Pass,Suspension Great Wall||Breakfast,Lunch,|
|Day 4||Jiayuguan||Wei-jin Mural Tombs||Breakfast,Lunch|
|Day 5||Xian||Transfer to railway station.||/|
Place and Transportation:Arrived in Dunhuang, Mogao-caves and Dnuhuang museum
Today's Activities:Mogao-caves and Dnuhuang museum.
We will pick you up from your hotel in Xian, then transfer you to Xian Xianyang International Airport and take the 2.25-hour morning flight for Dunhuang. Arriving in Dunhuang, met by our guide, you will be transferred to your hotel in Dunhuang.After lunch, visit Mogao Grottoes. Mogao Grottoes are a group of 492 temples 25 km southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road. The caves house some of the finest examples of Buddhist art with a span of 1,000 years.Then visit Dunhuang Museum. It is a local museum for housing the cultural relics that were excavated in the Dunhuang area. Now there are over 4000 historical items contained in the museum. The museum is divided into four exhibition halls. Back to your hotel and free for rest of the day.
Mogao-caves - As an important strategic location on the Silk Road in the ancient times, the place Mogao Grottoes was not only a transfer station of east-west trade but also an intersection where oriental and western religions, cultures and knowledge met. Constructed on the bluff at the eastern foot of Mount Mingsha, Mogao Grottoes or Western Thousand Buddhas Caves, is among the Four Greatest Grottoes of China as well as the largest and most well-preserved treasure house of Buddhist culture and arts in the world.
Dnuhuang museum-Formerly an Archaeology Office, which is subordinated to Cultural Center of the city, Dunhuang Museum was officially founded in October, 1979. Built with three storeys and covers an area about 2400 square meters, the exhibition building of the museum was completed in 1984. Dunhuang Museum is a comprehensive topography one principally exhibits historic and cultural relics. Now it has collected over 4000 precious cultural relics in the locality.
Place & Transport:Dunhuang - Jiayuguan by later afternoon train
Today's Activities: Yumenguan, Echoing-Sand Dune,Crescent spring.
After breakfast, you will first visit Crescent Lake, or called Yueyaquan in Chinese. It is a crescent-shaped lake in the oasis, 5 km southwest of the city Dunhuang. It was named Yueyaquan since Qing Dynasty. The lake and the surrounding deserts are very popular with tourists, who are offered camel and 4x4 rides.Then move on to Echoing-Sand Dune - Located 6 kilometers south of Dunhuang city, Singing Sand Hill which is also known as the sand dunes of Mingsha, offers fantastic desert scenery. The dune, surrounded by rolling ridges and precipitous cliffs, reaches a relative height of 250 meters.After lunch, you are free till your transfer to Dunhuang and take the later afternoon train K9668(19:07 - 23:45) for Jiayuguan ( 4-berth cabin ). Arrival in Jiayuguan and transferred to your hotel in Jiayuguan.
Yumenguan- Back in ancient times this pass was one of the two passes (Yu Men Pass, and Yang Guan Pass) that are protected, and ensured the safety and smooth travels for passing caravans, and visitors in and out of China via ancient Silk Road.
Echoing-Sand Dune-Echoing-Sand Dune - Located 6 kilometers south of Dunhuang city, Singing Sand Hill which is also known as the sand dunes of Mingsha, offers fantastic desert scenery. The dune, surrounded by rolling ridges and precipitous cliffs, reaches a relative height of 250 meters.
Place & Transport:Jiayuguan
Today's Activities: Jiayuguan Pass,Suspension Great Wall
After breakfast,you will first visit Jiayuguan Pass. It is the first pass at the west end of the Great Wall of China,6 kilometers southwest of the city of Jiayuguan. Along with Juyongguan and Shanhaiguan, it is one of the main three passes along the Great Wall. The pass is trapezoid-shaped with a perimeter of 733 meters and an area of more than 33,500 square meters. After lunch move on to Suspension Great Wall.
jiayuguan pass-Located in the western end of Hexi Corridor in Gansu Province, Jiayuguan Pass is the main part of the western end of the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty. It has been the first pass of Hexi region since ancient times. Initially built in the early Ming Dynasty (1372), Jiayuguan Pass underwent a constructing duration of 168 years. It is the most majestic and rugged pass among more than 1000 passes along the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty and has been perfectly preserved.
Suspension Great Wall-11 kilometers to the downtown Jiayuguan City, the Suspension Great Wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It gets its name because there is a 231 meter long section, with an obliquity of 45 degrees, built onto a 150m high ridge. From a distance, it looks like a dragon about to extend its body towards the ground.
Place & Transport:Jiayuguan - Xian by overnight train
Today's Activities:Wei-jin Mural Tombs
After lunch, you will be transferred to Jiayuguan Train Station and take the overnight train No.K592 ( 14:15 - next morning 9:15 ) ( 4-berth cabin ). for Xian.
Wei-jin Mural Tombs -Located at about 15 kilometers northeast of Jiayuguan, Wei-Jin Mural Tomb is a big tomb group with over 1,400 tombs built between the 3rd Century and 5th Century during the Wei and Jin dynasties. It is the largest subterranean art gallery in the world, containing a large number of colorful murals, attracting tourists from both home and abroad.Day 5
Place & Transport:Depart Dunhuang
Today's Activities: Transfer to railway station(train tickts included)
Arriving at Xian at 9:15am, you will be transferred to your hotel in Xian ( or Xian Train Station, or Xian Airport connecting your next destination).
|Travelling Party||Tour Cost Per Person|
The prices above are based on two sharing one room. If one person shares one room, please contact our trip advisors. Hotel in use: Holiday Inn Express Temple of Heaven
|Dunhuang||/||/||Dunhuang Grand Hotel Building No.08 or same class|
|Jiayuguan||/||/||Huayuan Hotel or same class|
Q: Is this a private tour, or will there be other people in the car or van with us?
A: This is an exclusive private half day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
Q: Can we upgrade to a luxury and centrally located hotel?
A: Yes, You can. Sunworld Hotel Beijing or Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing is a good choice. Please contact our trip advisors for a upgraded hotel with new quotatons.
Q: I need very flexible schedule. For example, if we feel tired, can we change the plan and go back to the hotel instead of carry on the rest of the day schedule?
A: Yes, you can since it is a private tour. You have the right to change your finalised itinerary within reasonable scope. Usually you cannnot deduct the cost for your unfinished tour.
Q: We've heard a lot about the terrible food on the organised tour. Can you elaborate on the meals included?
A: For most of our pre-arranged Beijing China tour packages you take, we arrange delicious Chinese lunches or dinners at nice restaurants during your trip.
Q: What about the tour guide?
A: They all have the official licenses for tour guide service. They all love their work and are ready to render their good services to you.
Q: How about the vehicle?
A: For all the small private tours you book through us, we arrange the cars or vans like Red Flag ( Chinese National Car ), Hyundai Sonata; Van Refine 10 or Van Mercedes MB100. If you prefer deluxe or super deluxe cars or vans, please feel free to consult our trip advisors for new quotations.
Q: How about the driver?
A: All the drivers have the official licenses with over 5 years' driving experience. All drivers select the most dynamic route, observe local traffic regulations. Refrain from smoking, eating and drinking in the passenger's presence.
Q: Are gratuities included?
A: If you feel you enjoyed yourself and had a great time, gratuities are greatly appreciated.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: The tour runs rain or shine.
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