Day 1 Lanzhou Arrival (No Meal)
Upon your arrival in Lanzhou airport/train station, our local guide will wait you by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to your hotel in Lanzhou. Accommodation: Lanzhou
Day 2 Lanzhou (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning pick up from hotel lobby and we will drive 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. After that you will be transfer back to Lanzhou and take a walk on the No. 1 Bridge of Yellow River. Accommodation: Lanzhou
Day 3 Lanzhou to Zhangye by Car (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning board the car and transfer to Zhangye. On the way we will stop to visit Leitai Tomb of the Han Dynasty from where the Galloping Bronze Horse was unearthed. Then continue your way to Zhangye. Accommodation: Zhangye
Day 4 Zhangye (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning you will pay a visit to you will visit Matisi Grottoes (Horse’s Hoof Temple). Highlight of the over 70 grottoes are Buddhist grottoes culture and Yugu Minor Ethnic culture. After then pay a visit to Giant Buddha Temple which is considered the largest architectural relics in Gansu Province. The Buddha Figure is so large that only the ear could keep 4 adults at one time. And the highlight of the temple is a Sleeping Buddha. Accommodation: Zhangye
Day 5 Zhangye to Jiayuguan by Car (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast we will head for the Danxia Mountain where you will see a truly picturesque world makes up of red, white, yellow and other color’s rock. Finishing the tour in Danxia Mountain we will drive to Jiayuguan. Accommodation: Jiayuguan
Day 6 Jiayuguan to Dunhuang by Car (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning we will firstly visit Jiayuguan Pass, the very west starting point of the Chinese Great Wall. Then drive to Dunhuang. Arriving in Dunhuang please have a good rest. Accommodation: Dunhuang
Day 7 Dunhuang (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning pick up by driver and guide and transfer directly to Mogao Grottoes, one of the four most famous caves in China and the real must see attraction along ancient Silk Road. In the afternoon, continue to visit the Echoing-Sand Mountain. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. Walking some time you will reach the Crescent Lake, your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert. After the happy time there we will drive back to hotel. Accommodation: Dunhuang
Day 8 Dunhuang (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast we will drive to appreciate the Yardang Landform in Yadan National Geologic Park. Then move to visit Yumen Pass, the crucial fort along ancient Silk Road for import of Jade in todays Xinjiang Hotan. Last pay a visit to Great Wall of the Han Dynasty. Accommodation: Dunhuang
Day 9 Dunhuang Departure (Breakfast)
Pick up from hotel and transfer to airport for your flight departing Dunhuang.
* Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
* Private English-speaking guides
* Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
* Entrance fees to tourist sites Exclusions
* Personal expenses
* Gratuities for guides and drivers
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