Private dunhuang tour on the silk road
Summary for the tour: It is a special trip to explore the culture of Buddhism and the history of ancient silk road in dunuang. Dunhuang played an important role in the history. It is compared as the brilliant pearl on the ancient silk road. It is the city where the four kinds of ancient civilizations in the world (ancient Greece, India, Islam and China) converged. In this tour the particular scenery combined spring with desert will be seen . You will also visit some important historical sites, which will help you find some particular feelings from ancient time.
You will have a chance to experience camel ride in the desert like ancient caravans on the silk road. A local barbecue and a bonfire party and camp at the foot of desert are also a part of this tour.
The scenic area of Mogao grottos is another highlight of this tour. It is listed as the World Heritage in 1987. You will visit more original grottos which were cut from 4 century to 14 century.
The detailed itinerary for reference:
Day 1- Meet you at the Dunhuang airport. Visit Dunhuang museum, which depends on your arrival time. Stay over night at Dunhuang;
Day 2- Visit Mogao grottos, echoing sanddune and crescent lake, West Jin ancient tomb. Night market of Dunhuang . Stay over night at Dunhuang;
Day 3- Visit west-thousand Buddha caves, the Jade gate pass, the ruins of great wall in Han dynasty 2000 yeas ago, the Ya Dan national geological park. After this drive to the desert to do camel ride experience, have special barbecue dinner with free beer, a bonfire party with other tourists and camp at the foot of Kumutag desert.( If you want the customized tour of the camping activites only for your own group,just let me know before booking the tour) . Stay over night in the desert;
Day 4 Visit Yulin grottos and Suoyang castle ruins in Guazhou. stay overnight at dunhuang.
Day 5- Drive to Dunhuang airport.
If you have more special requests or want some changes for the itinerary, just let me know, I can make the customized tours for you according to your own will either a small group or a large group.
Attractions Visited in This Tour
- Mogao grottos
- the echoing sanddune and crescent spring
- Ya Dan National Geological Park
- Yumen pass （Jade gate pass）
- Great wall of Han dynasty
- Yu Lin Grottos
- Suoyang Castle Ruins