Private Silk Road Tour from Dunhuang to Zhangye
The tour will take you to experience the ancient silk road while enjoying the beautiful natural scenery.
The tour starts from Dunhuang, which was compared as the brilliant pearl of the ancient silk road and where the four ancient civilizations ( ancient Greece, India, Islam and China) of the world converged. In Dunhuang you will visit the World Heritage , Mogao grottos, where you may discovery and learn the history and art of Buddhism. You will visit the ruins of north customs of ancient silk road and the ruins of the great wall and military grannary 2000 years ago, where you may feel the strong background of the history.
In Jiayuguan you will visit the end of the great wall, where you will explore the wisdom and strength of ancient people.
The tour will end at Zhangye, where the international expo was hold in 7 century. The highlight here is the Danxia National Geological Park which is called rainbow mountain by locals, which can be the paradise for photographers.
Example of Itinerary for Reference:
Day 1 Meet you at Dunhuang airport. Then check in the hotel . Stay in Dunhuang.
Day 2 Visit the Mogao grottos , the echoing sanddune and crescent lake. Walk around the city and night market by yourself. Stay in dunhuang.
Day 3 Visit the Yumen pass , the great wall in Han dynasty and the Hecang military granary in Han dynasty. Then drive another 110 km to visit the Yadan national geological park. Stay in dunhuang.
Day 4 Drive about 4. 5 hours to Jiayuguan. Visit the Jiayuguan Fort , overhanging great wall, the Wei & Jin tomb. Stay in Jiayuguan.
Day 5 Drive 3hours to Zhangye. Then visit the Binggou danxia and the rainbow mountain (Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park). Stay in Zhangye.
Day 6 Visit Pingshanhu grand canyon and the Giant Buddha temple . Then send you to Zhangye airport or station. .
If you have some special requests or want some changes for the itinerary, just let me know, I will make the customized tour for you.
Custom tours for larger groups are available. Please contact me for details.
Attractions Visited in This Tour
- Mogao grottos
- the echoing sanddune and crescent spring
- Yumen pass （Jade gate pass）
- Great wall of Han dynasty
- Ya Dan National Geological Park
- JiaYuguan Fort
- Wei and Jin Tombs
- Dan Xia World Geological Park
- Binggou danxia landform
- Pingshanhu Grand Canyon
- Giant Buddha Temple