The price is based on 2 persons. Explore the splendid Danxia Rainbow Mountain in Zhangye with VIP car, and tourists with VIP tickets can also go to several additional attractions.

Choose the Colorful Danxia VIP route with a daily limit of 100 people. There will be a special vehicle to take the colorful viewing point which is far from the ordinary tourist activity area, that you will feel that VIP tickets are still very worthwhile after seeing the beautiful scenery

Admire the Mati Temple where you can also enjoy the picturesque Qilian Mountain. Visit the local Yugu family and enjoy the special local food.


Day 1Downtown hotel pickup, visit Giant Buddha Temple and Danxia

Morning meet our professional tour guide at the hotel lobby,  we will bring you to visit Zhangye Giant Buddha Temple, located in the southwest corner of Zhangye as a well-known Buddha worship place, has its founding in the 1st year of Yongan during the reign of Emperor Chongzong In Xixia Dynasty and strengthening maintenance for many times. Here, you can not only visit the largest indoor clay statue of Buddha in China, but also watch the simple and exquisite mural sculptures and ancient buildings in the temple, plus experience the ancient religious art. 

Coming out from the Giant Buddha Temple, next we will head to visit the Zhangye Danxia National Geopark, located in northwest China's Gansu Province. It is a spectacular multicolor covering a large area of the cliffs that have made the place look like a masterpiece of an oil painting against the canvas of surrounding grey plain. The landform is the result of red sandstone erosion, together with its geological structure and long term desert conditions, wind and water erosion. The great force of nature has its great artwork emerged.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Zhangye
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1850m
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    Grand Buddha Temple

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    Zhangye Danxia

Day 2Visit Mati Temple, End the tour

Morning enjoy the sunrise of the Danxia Landform, then we will visit Binggou Danxia,  compared with Zhangye Danxia, the color of Danxia is relatively simple and has a little different. However, the most prominent feature is that the shape of the Binggou Danxia Landform is unique, with various styles of modeling, and the scale is quite spectacular. is the most significant geological and geomorphic relic of the window lattice palace in China, mainly composed of sandstone geomorphic relic landscape. The narrow ridges in the Ice Valley are all pointing to the sky, making this valley the Red Stone Forest of the Great Northwest. From a distance, the rolling hills look like temples, pagodas, and figures of Buddha, making the valley a natural Buddhist land.

Say farwell to Binggou Danxia, our next stop is Matisi Temple ( Horseshoe Temple ), located between the foothills of Qilian Mountain in Sunan Yugur Autonomous County. There are many grotto Buddha statues carved on the wall from Beiliang period to the present thousand years; and the high-rise grotto temple buildings, which is very attractive and splendid. Afterwards, visit local Yugu Family to experience the minority culture and custom

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Zhangye
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1483m
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    Binggou Danxia

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    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.

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

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides

  • 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.

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

  • 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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