Home / Tours / China Packages / Dunhuang

Dunhuang Tours - 100% No Shopping Stops

The hub of the legendary Silk Road of ancient times is endowed with the world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures, all of which can be seen on these private Dunhuang tours packages. The magnificent Mogao Grottos (Caves of A Thousand Buddhas) will amaze you, as will the beautiful Echoing-sand Dune and Crescent Lake. As well as fine views, a camel ride will give you a first-hand experience of what it was like when caravans plied the Silk Road. This is a truly extraordinary tour that is steeped in historic traditions.
Here we offer an opportunity for you to visit the Obvious Pearl on the Silk Road. This private 3-day Dunhuang tour itineraries includes the city's landmark, the Mogao Grottoes with the artistic features of the treasured Buddhist murals, and a short camel-riding along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Lake.
Following this Dunhuang and Jiayuguan trip, you will take in spectacular desert scenery by visiting the Echo-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake, appreciate elaborate Buddhist grotto arts at the Mogao Caves and Yulin Caves, and climb up to the Jiayuguan Pass which has stood in the vast desert for hundreds of years.
The magnificent sea of sand at Echoing-Sand Mountain and the scenic Crescent Lake would offer you great natural views. Moreover, the Mogao Caves, which is famous for beautiful Buddhist murals and statues, will add more value to the trip.
DH04: One Day Trip to Dunhuang
During this guided Dunhuang day trip, you will enjoy a gorgeous visual feast by viewing delicate frescos in Mogao Caves, precious cultural relics in Dunhuang Museum, and spectacular natural scenes in Echoing-Sand Mountain & Crescent Lake Scenic Area.
The above routes do not meet your requirements? Please click Tailor My Trip
For more tour packages, please click Hiking Adventure, Bicycle Routes.
  • Customer Reviews
  • Questions & Answers
    4.825 Reviews
    Elouisa Giesick
    Posted on March 18, 2021
    I was pleased with the Dunhuang tour. The itinerary and attractions were of high quality. The Mogao Grottoes was my favorite.

    I remembered those exquisite murals and statues clearly. Taking photos was prohibited in the grottoes but there were equal scale replica grottoes of 45 Mogao Grottoes in the Dunhuang Museum where photography was allowed.
    Laureano Roberge
    Posted on December 26, 2020
    The 2 days Dunhuang tour gave me an excellent experience. Some special cases could be handled in time. I was very satisfied with this trip!
    Russ Krieger
    Posted on August 04, 2020
    The driver was enthusiastic and kind and picked us up on time. Dunhuang was small but clean, especially with well-planned tourism. Several scenic spots could be visited in an orderly manner. I wanted to travel to Dunhuang next time!
    United Kingdom
    Posted on July 07, 2020
    The itinerary of 3 days Silk Road Dunhuang trip was excellent. In the Mogao Grottoes, I not only appreciated the delicate murals and statues but also knew the history of Mogao Grottoes. These murals contained different cultures in different regions and ages, not limited to China. So fantastic! There were many exquisite historical relics and items and the replicas of the Mogao Grottoes in the Mogao Museum. It is allowed to take photos there. Yadan National Geology Park was also worth to see which had shocking Yardang landform. ... More
    Alex Brandt
    New Zealand
    Posted on June 17, 2020
    The guide and driver were responsible and lovely. No invisible consumption. We had enough time to visit and rest in the scenic spots. Only parts of the Mogao Grottoes were open to the public, but they were still very impressive. It was a memorable Dunhuang tour!
    United Kingdom
    Posted on May 27, 2020
    It was an unforgettable Dunhuang tour. When we arrived at Echoing-sand Dune, the guide explained why the desert was called Echoing-sand Dune. It’s interesting that when someone slides down the sand could make different sounds. I was so happy that I could ride a camel across the Echoing-sand Dune. I can't help feeling the charm of nature when I see the endless sand dunes around me. The scenery was beautiful and I took many pictures. The Mogao Grottoes deserved a careful visit. Besides the interesting attractions, the meals and accommodation were very good. ... More
    Posted on May 06, 2020
    The service was very thoughtful. We rode a tidy car. And the scenic spots were not far from each other. It was a comfortable and relaxing one day trip to Dunhuang. Worth to recommend!
    New Zealand
    Posted on April 02, 2020
    My sister and I were worried about safety before starting our 3-days Dunhuang tour. But the itinerary arranged by TCG was very thoughtful, and our guide (sorry for forgetting her name) took good care of us and protected us all the time. She was very experienced, explaining the characteristics of each scenic spot for us in place, and patiently answering our questions. Her talk was humorous and interesting. All the members of our group enjoyed chatting with her. Thank you very much for the wonderful time spent with us! ... More
    Posted on March 11, 2020
    The natural scenery of Dunhuang was truly stunning! We had amazing explorations of the Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake and the well-known Mogao Caves... Thousands of colored statues and exquisite frescoes preserved in the mysterious caves were all worth seeing! Plus, sliding down from the top of the sand hills was an interesting and exciting experience on the 2 days private Dunhuang tour.
    Posted on February 14, 2020
    The Dunhuang tour was successful with a considerate tour guide. The 4-satr hotel was comfortable offering big & soft beds. Every activity was exciting and we enjoyed the camel-riding in the Echoing-Sand Mountain except the weather was not very good those days, a little cold. Overall, the service was pleasing!
    Page 1 of 3
Check our global tours at