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8 Days Silk Rod tour from Xian to Dunhuang

The 8 days Silk Road tour focuses on Gansu Province along the Hexi Corridor. The tour by train make the tour more leisurely and see more along the ancient Silk Road tour.

  • Day 1 Xian – Lanzhou by Train

    Day 2Lanzhou – Xiahe by Car: Yellow River Park, Binglingsi Grottoes

    Day 3Xiahe – Lanzhou by Car: Labrang Monastery

    Day 4Lanzhou – Wuwei by Car: Leitai Han Dynasty Tomb, Confucius Temple

    Day 5Wuwei – Zhangye by Car: Giant Buddha Temple

    Day 6Zhangye – Jiayuguan by Car: Jiayuguan Pass, Wei-jin Art Gallery, Overhanging Great Wall

    Day 7Jiayuguan – Dunhuang by Train: Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum

    Day 8Dunhuang – Xian by Flight: Echoing Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake

  • Air condition car + English speaking guide + Entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel + Flights & Train Tickets
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  • Start from $998 per person
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8 Days Silk Rod tour from Xian to Dunhuang

Day 1 Xian to Lanzhou by Soft Sleeper Train

Our driver in Xian will pick you up from hotel according to your hotel at confirmed time and transfer to train station for soft sleeper train K119(22:26/06:27+1) or similar train to Lanzhou. Train ticket booked by us will be sent to your hotel in advance. Accommodation: Soft sleeper train

Mother Sculpture of Yellow River

Day 2 Lanzhou to Xiahe by Car (Breakfast+ Lunch)
Upon arrival in Lanzhou our local driver and guide will meet you at train station and transfer to have breakfast first. After that we will pay a visit to Yellow River Park to appreciate the tranquil and grand beauty of mother river if Chinese nation. Then we will drive about one hour to visit Binglingsi Grottoes by boat to visit the completely preserved grottoes. There are776 Buddha statues, over 1,076 square yards murals and 6 stones sculptures from 1,600 years ago waiting for your exploring. In the afternoon we will drive about 5 hours to arrive in Xiahe and check in local hotel. Accommodation: Xiahe

Day 3 Xiahe to Lanzhou by Car/Van (Breakfast+Lunch)
After hotel breakfast we will pay a visit to Labrang Monastery, the largest Buddhist Institute of Tibetan Buddhism. Where tourists will also appreciate thousands of statues of Buddha made of various materials. Tourists may have the chance to watch the morning devotion here. After lunch we will drive back to Lanzhou. The rest day will be free for you. Accommodation: Lanzhou

Confucius Temple

Day 4 Lanzhou to Wuwei by Car (Breakfast+Lunch)
In the morning pick up from hotel and drive for about 3.5 hours to arrive in Wuwei city to visit Leitai Han Dynasty Tomb which was left about 1,800 years ago. From where the tourism symbol of China Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow was unearthed. After that, go to the Confucius Temple, the largest and best-preserved Confucius Temple in northwest China. The Confucius Temple here was originally built in the Ming Dynasty in memory of Confucius, the greatest educator in ancient China. Rest of the day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Wuwei

Day 5 Wuwei to Zhangye by Car (Breakfast+Lunch)

In the morning pick up by our driver and guide and drive for about 3 hours to arrive in Zhangye. In zhangye we will visit Giant Buddha Temple which houses the largest lying Buddha figure in Gansu. Then we will visit the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower in downtown Zhangye. Accommodation: Zhangye

Jiayuguan Pass

Day 6 Zhangye to Jiayuguan by Car/Van (Breakfast+Lunch)
In the morning pick up from hotel lobby and drive about 3 hours to arrive in Jiayuguan. In Jiayuguan we will firstly visit the Jiayuguan Pass, the utmost west part of China Great Wall. Your next stop is the First Fire Tower of Great Wall of Jiayuguan Pass, the exact western starting point of the Ming-dynasty Great Wall. Then continue to the Wei-Jin Art Gallery, a huge tomb group of more than 1,400 tombs built between the 3rd and 5th century during the Wei and Jin dynasties. The Overhanging Great Wall is one more highlight today. Tourists will see another kind of beauty of Chinese Great Wall. After the whole day’s tour transfer to hotel in downtown Jiayuguan. Accommodation: Jiayuguan

Day 7 Jiayuguan to Dunhuang by Train (Lunch)

Mogao Grottoes

In the early morning pick up from hotel and transfer to train station for train T303(07:25/10:27) or similar train to Liuyuan Train station from where your local guide and driver in Dunhuang will pick you up by holding your name and directly transfer to visit Mogao Caves, one of the four most famous caves in China and a rare pearl on the Silk Road. Afterwards we will drive to downtown Dunhuang to visit Dunhuang Museum where the numerous exhibits will explain the story of Dunhuang City and the development of the ancient Silk Road in every details. Afterwards back to hotel. Accommodation: Dunhuang

Day 8 Dunhuang to Xian by Flight (Breakfast+Lunch)

Echo Sand Hill

After hotel breakfast drive to visit the Echoing-Sand Mountain. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. Walking along the mountain to reach the Crescent Lake, your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert.
At last transfer to airport for flight to Xian. Upon arrival in Xian our local driver and transfer to your own booked hotel. Service ends here.


* Transportation as listed
* All attraction entrance fees as listed
* All meals as listed
* Excellent English-speaking guide
* Hotels with breakfast
*Economy class flight of Dunhuang/Xian
* Soft seated train of Jiayuguan/Dunhuang
* Soft sleeper train of Xian/Laznhou

* Personal expenses
* Tips to your tour guide and driver
* Optional activities

Price for Reference (Per Person in US Dollars)
All Year Round Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement
1 person US$ US$ US$ US$
2-5 persons US$ US$1439 US$ US$
6-9 persons US$ US$1059 US$ US$
>10 persons US$ US$998 US$ US$
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  • Please use our online booking or send your travel request via e-mail to us. You are also welcome to call us at 0086-15129005119 from Mon to Sun 24 hours.
  • Our real trip advisors will have your booking confirmed no more than 1 working day. We even take last minute booking if time is pressing. When your booking is confirmed, you will get a confirmation email from us, which includes the confirmed detailed itinerary with prices.
  • Deposit USD 50 will be charged in advance via Paypal for tour booking. The balance can be paid to our tour guide when you are on the tour, or the credit card balance payment via Paypal latest 3 days ahead of the tour date. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.

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