The Price Based on 2 Persons in a Private Tour for 4Star Hotel.

  • The oasis town of Dunhuang, set amid-st desert landscapes and the last stop before entering the marveled Taklamakan Desert, was an essential stop on the Silk Road.

  • Explore Mogao Grottoes, the home to the largest, best-preserved, and richest Buddhist art in the world—the first cave was carved here in 366 AD.

  • Explore Dunhuang's markets and soak up a very different culture to that of western China.

  • Explore the splendid Danxia Rainbow Mountain in Zhangye.


Day 1Dunhuang Arrival

Welcome to Dunhuang, the well-known ancient cities along the Silk Road. Upon you arrive at Dunhuang Train Station/Airport, our tour guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Have a good rest and be ready for the next day's adventure.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Dunhuang
Altitude: 1200m
  • Dunhuang Murals

    Dunhuang Murals

  • Dunhuang Echoing Sand Mountain & Crescent Moon Spring

    Dunhuang Echoing Sand Mountain & Crescent Moon Spring

Day 2Dunhuang City Tour

Let's start our Dunhuang adventure. This morning we are going to appreciate the Holy Center of Buddhism Culture and Art-UNESCO of Mogao Grottoes. First, you will watch two movies to get a rough idea of the history of the Silk Road and the Mogao Grottoes. Then take the sightseeing bus to the original cave area, where a professional expositor will lead you to visit seven caves.

After lunch, our tour guide will take you to the Dunhuang Museum. The museum has a great exhibition of the Silk Road culture, and it has duplicate caves with exquisite murals and statues that you can take photos of.

In the evening, you can walk around and taste Gansu delicacies at the Shazhou Night Market, the most bustling place of Dunhuang at night. It's easy to lose our sense of time wonder the market while enjoying your leisure time and taste some local cuisine.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Dunhuang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Altitude: 1200m
  • Mogao Grottoes

    Mogao Grottoes

  • Dunhuang Museum

    Dunhuang Museum

Day 3Visit Echoing Sand Mountain & Crescent Lake then Drive to Jayuguan

Continue our silk road travel, today our first destination is Echoing Sand Mountain & Crescent Lake. When there is wild wind, the sands will be blown up and make a loud sound, while the sound sounds like being produced by some ancient musical instrument when blown by the breeze, There is also a Crescent Lake that has been in existence for hundreds of years without ever being buried by the sand. Riding the camel as the Silk Road Caravan in the vast desert is highly recommended (approximately 40mins). Please bring your sunglasses and mask to keep out the dust.

Afterwards, drive to Jiayuguan, continue the sightseeing to renowned underground gallery Weijin Tombs. There we can enjoy lifelike and succinct wall paintings covering a wide range of subjects including politics, economics, culture, military affairs, folk customs, and science and technology during the Wei and Jin periods (4AD)

Traffic: Car——370m
Hotel: Overnight in Jiayuguan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Altitude: 1450m
  • Echoing Sand Mountain & Crescent Lake

    Echoing Sand Mountain & Crescent Lake

  • Wei-jin Tombs.jpeg

    Wei-jin Tombs.jpeg

Day 4Jiayuguan City Tour then Drive to Zhangye

Today we begin our journey to the Jiayuguan Fortress. Standing among vast desert and surrounded by rolling mountains,it looks like a dignified general guarding the grand land. It was constructed with the most integrated defensive system. It was also an important traffic hub along the Silk Road, the oldest worldwide trading route.

After that, you will explore the Great Wall Museum, which was opened to the public in October 1989 and it is the first one to exhibit the Great Wall culture in a comprehensive and systematic way. 

After lunch, we will drive 3hrs to the masterpiece of nature Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, which is situated in the north of Qilian mountains with a distance of 40 km from east Zhangye city. You will be marveled by the colorful layers of mountain ridges in the 4hr's adventure to the different platforms.

Traffic: Car——223km
Hotel: Overnight in Zhangye
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Altitude: 3633m
  • Jiayuguan Fortress

    Jiayuguan Fortress

  • Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park

    Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park

Day 5Visit Badan Jaran Desert then drive to Zhangye

Drive all the way to Badain Jaran Desert which has the world's highest sand mountains, with the magnificent Mingsha area, scattered Lake oases, endless Shahai springs and mysterious desert temples to name just a few. These peculiar and charming landscapes have made it an ideal place for desert exploration, tourism and photography in recent years. After visiting, we will back way for Zhangye Linze County.

Traffic: Car——490km
Hotel: Overnight in Zhangye
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Altitude: 1200m
  • Badain Jaran Desert

    Badain Jaran Desert

  • Badanjaran Desert

    Badanjaran Desert

Day 6Visit Mati Temple, End the tour

Morning we will visit Matisi Temple ( Horseshoe Temple ), The temple was named by the court as "Puguang Temple" in the 14th year of yongle Period in Ming Dynasty. It houses a saddle and one dragon gown given by some emperor in Qing Dynasty. 

After visiting, our journey comes to an end. You will be transferred to the airport or train station based on your schedule.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast
  • Mati Temple.jpg

    Mati Temple

  • Mati Temple.jpg

    Mati Temple


  • Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.

  • Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.

  • All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)

  • Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.

  • Travel and health insurance when travel with us.

  • 8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.


  • International and domestic flights not indicated.

  • Food, Lunch or dinner not specified

  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

  • Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned


  • We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.

  • There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.

  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.


We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.


All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.


Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.

Climate and Altitude

Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.

We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.

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