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6 Days Silk Road Photography Tour

6 days short Silk Road tour to see some best and most typical landscape and scenery in and nearby Jiayuguan city to appreciate grand beauty of northwestern China.

  • Day 1Jiayuguan arrival

    Day 2Jiayuguan – Ejinaqi by Car: Ruins of Black City, Strange Forest

    Day 3Ejinaqi: Juyan Lake, Euphrates Poplar Forest

    Day 4Ejinaqi – Zhangye by Car: Giant Buddha Temple

    Day 5Zhangye: Matisi Grottoes, Danxia Mountain

    Day 6Zhangye – Jiayuguan by Car

  • Air condition car+ English speaking guide + Entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel
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  • Start from $750 per person
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6 Days Silk Road Photography Tour

Day 1 Jiayuguan Arrival (No Meal)
Our driver and guide will wait for you at the airport terminal exit or train station by holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Then you will be driven to Jiayuguan Pass, the very west starting point of the Chinese Great Wall. Accommodation: Jiayuguan

Black City Ruins

Day 2 Jiayuguan to EjinaQi by Car (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning board the van and transfer to EjinaQi. After lunch you will visit the Ruins of Black City. Black City was built in during the Western Xia Period in the 9th century and was abandoned in the Ming Dynasty due to the war in 1372. The ruins is the largest and the most completely preserved city ruins along Silk Road. Till today the ruins of civil dwellings, government offices, markets, and streets are visible. After ward you will move to the well known Strange Forest. Your stereotype of forest would be subverted here. Taking the chance to take some photos and then back to hotel. Accommodation: EjinaQi

Poplar Forest

Day 3 EjinaQi (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the early morning drive to Juyan Lake to appreciate sunrise here and take some photos. Next drive to see the 900 years old Euphrates Poplar which is regarded as sacred tree by locals. After that we will wonder in the Euphrates Poplar Forest and appreciate sunset. The Poplar forest is for sightseeing, for photo taking, and more for spirit encouraging. A poplar can live for nearly 1000 years in tough environment and will keep standing for hundreds of years even after dying.Accommodation: EjinaQi

Day 4 EjinaQi to Zhangye by Car (Breakfast + Lunch)
Today we will depart to Zhangye. After arrival 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

Danxia Mountain

Day 5 Zhangye (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning 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 that 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 back to hotel. Accommodation: Zhangye

Day 6 Zhangye to Jiayuguan by Car (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast drive back to Jiayuguan City. Service ends here.

* Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
* Private English-speaking guides
* Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
* Entrance fees to tourist sites
* Personal expenses
* Gratuities for guides and drivers

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$ US$ US$
6-9 persons US$ US$ US$ US$
>10 persons US$ US$ 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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