2 Days Dunhuang Private Tour

Code: DH03
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Day 1 Arrival in Dunhuang
Crescent Lake in the desert
In the morning, our professional guide and driver will wait for you at the customs of Dunhuang Airport. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to the hotel for check-in. After settling, we will set out for the Echoing-Sand Mountain to start this Dunhuang 2 days tour package. Located in the southern suburbs of Dunhuang, Echoing-Sand Mountain spans more than 40 kilometers (25 miles) from east to west and is composed of many gently undulating massifs with the highest point about 1,700 meters (5,580 feet) above the sea level, looking like a giant dragon rolling over in the sea of sand from a distance. Get closer and you may find some massifs resembling lying snakes, well-arranged fish scales, and towering pyramids. A lot of tourists enjoy the sound of drumbeat when sliding down from the top of the hill, very soul-stirring and interesting.

After that, our guide will accompany you to the Crescent Lake. As an oasis in the desert, the Crescent Lake is so named because it has the similar shape to a hook-like moon. It shows you the unique scenery within the desert with shining fresh water and frondent plants. With a length of over 300 meters (330 yards) and a breadth of 50 meters (55 yards), the four-meter-deep (4-yard-deep) Crescent Lake is completely embraced by yellow sand dunes. For thousands of years, this lake has not dried up and still sparkles in the immense desert, which can be regarded as a wonder of nature.

Today's private Dunhuang tour will end here. You will then return to the hotel to have a good rest.

Accommodation: Building No. 8 of Dunhuang Hotel
Day 2 Departure from Dunhuang
Exquisite frescos in Mogao Caves
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the Mogao Caves - a well-known place for people to appreciate the charm of the Buddhist art. Also called Caves of a Thousand Buddhas, the Mogao Caves lies on the cliffs of Echoing-Sand Mountain at the west end of the Silk Road. After several dynasties, it was extended to its present size with about 750 caves, 2,000 colored statues in various sizes. Besides, the content-rich Mogao Caves is famous for a large area of exquisite frescos on walls of nearly 500 caves. The fine architectures of this nine-storey Buddhist palace are worth seeing, too.

In the afternoon, we will go to the Dunhuang Museum in search of traces in the city's history. It was built with an area of 2,400 square meters (25,834 square feet) in downtown Dunhuang. Over 4,000 precious cultural relics are displayed in this museum, such as bamboo slips of Han Dynasty (206 BC-220), porcelains of Sui and Tang Dynasties ((581-907), and some Buddhist books originally enshrined in the grottos of Mogao Caves.

Your 2 days Dunhuang trip comes to an end after leaving the museum. After that, we will escort you to the airport for your flight and see you off.

Meal: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
This trip can be customized to meet your individual needs!
Tour Prices
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
  • Prices are per person on twin sharing basis.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Airfares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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