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Silk Road Tour: 3 Days Dunhuang Tour from Xian by Flight

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Silk Road Tour: 3 Days Dunhuang Tour from Xian by Flight
  • Silk Road Tour: 3 Days Dunhuang Tour from Xian by Flight
  • Silk Road Tour: 3 Days Dunhuang Tour from Xian by Flight
  • Silk Road Tour: 3 Days Dunhuang Tour from Xian by Flight
  • Silk Road Tour: 3 Days Dunhuang Tour from Xian by Flight
  • Silk Road Tour: 3 Days Dunhuang Tour from Xian by Flight

Tour Style:
Xian played an important role in ancient silk road since it was the starting point of the silk route. If you are looking for the best Silk Road Tours from Xian, 3 Days Dunhuang tour from Xian is perfect for you. There are few direct flights from Xian to Dunhuang every day, which facilitates your trip from Xian to Dunhuang easier. During this tour, explore the mysterious and attractive silk route culture and the history of ancient China. Round-way Xian Dunhuang air tickets and round-way airport pickup & drop off included.

Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights


Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Xian (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Xian (based on your requirement)

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Day 1 Xian-Dunhuang: Xian to Dunhuang by flight, Mogao Grottoes, Shazhou Night Market
Day 2 Dunhuang: Dunhuang Museum, Mingsha Mountain&Crescent Lake, Desert Camping
Day 3 Dunhuang-Xian: Sunrise in Gobi Desert, Back to Xian

Day 1 Xian-Dunhuang by Flight

  • Place&Transport: Xian--Dunhuang
  • Today's Activities: Mogao Grottoes, Shazhou Night Market
  • Accommodation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Dunhuang
  • Meal: L,D

Greet your Xian driver at your hotel lobby with a welcome sign "Xi'an Private Tour", you will be transferred to Xian Xianyang Airport for your flight to Dunhuang. Upon arrival, your Dunhuang guide will wait you at the exit of the airport with a welcome signage "Dunhuang Private Tour"..

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Our Pick Up Sign "Xi'an Private Tour"

After a simple lunch, you will first visit the Mogao Grottoes, among the numerous tourist attractions along the Silk Roads, Mogao Caves Scenic Area is classical and should not be missed. The Mogao Grottoes (also known as Thousand Buddha Cave) is one of three noted grottoes in China and also the largest, best preserved and richest treasure house of Buddhist art in the world. Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes is a largest quantity of Buddhist sutras and relics kept in the caves have provided valuable material for a study of ancient China's politics, economy, and culture and arts, as well as its science and technology, military affairs, and religion, documenting national history as well as cultural exchanges between China and the world.


At Night, you will pay a visit to the Shazhou Night Market. In China, night market must be the best place to experience the local customs. This night market is the biggest open-air market of Dunhuang. Located in Yangguan East Road. It is the largest night market in Dunhuang, and also the gathering place of Silk Road food and Silk Road crafts. Because of its distinctive local characteristics and rich folk customs, it is known as Dunhuang "night view" and "landscape painting". At night, tourists crowd this place - exploring the area and enjoying the scene. If you love to buy souvenirs, check out the souvenirs vendors in this area - the stalls stretch from the entrance to the end of the street - selling antique handmade handicrafts.


Finally, drive back to your hotel in Dunhuang.

Day 2 Dunhuang

  • Place&Transport: Dunhuang
  • Today's Activities: Dunhuang Museum, Mingsha Mountain&Crescent Lake, Desert Camping
  • Accommodation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Dunhuang
  • Meal: B,L,D

Today, you will first visit the Dunhuang Museum. The Dunhuang museum contains the history of the city and a summary of the Ancient Silk Road. Located on East Yangguang Road in Dunhuang City. Founded in October 1979, formerly known as the archaeological team of the county cultural center. The building area is 2400 square meters. There are a large number of precious cultural relics in Dunhuang, and there are more than 13000 cultural relics in the museum.The museum is divided into four exhibition halls. The first hall mainly shows the history of Dunhuang in Han Dynasty. Second hall mainly shows the cultural relics. The third and forth hall mainly shows the real objects such as silk, brocade, and muslin are exhibited, providing sufficient evidence for Silk Road. You can visit these halls one by one to know the history of Dunhuang from prehistoric times to the Qing Dynasty.


After lunch, pay a visit to the Mingsha Mountain (Crescent Lake), People say that if you want to experience how the caravans of the ancient Silk Road trade, you must go to Mingsha mountain. Mingsha mountain makes a sound when it is sunny or someone is sliding down from the mountain, so it is called Mingsha mountain. There is also a strange phenomenon here. Because of the terrain, when the wind blows, the sand does not go down the mountain, but flows from the bottom of the mountain to the top of the mountain, so Crescent Lake will never be buried by the sand, which is called a desert wonder. Riding a camel through the desert is very popular. Surrounded by the Echoing Sand Mountains, Crescent Lake is a beautiful oasis with some well decorated traditional Chinese architecture, some trees and flowers and a lake that has never dried up and shapes like a crescent moon.


Tonight you will camp overnight in the desert, which will be one-of-a-kind experience to get closer touch with the desert. During the camping, there are a lot of activities and programs for you to have fun, such as sand skiing, desert motorcycle, bonfire party, etc.


Day 3 Dunhuang-Xian

  • Place&Transport: Dunhuang
  • Today's Activities: Sunrise in Gobi Desert, Back to Xian
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: No Meal

Get up early to enjoy the sunrise on the desert. The rest of today is free for you until your tour guide escort you to the Dunhuang airport. Your will take the flight back to Xian. Upon arrival, transfer you back to your hotel in Xian. Our service ends.

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Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    English & Chinese speaking tour guide

Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
8. Single Room Supplement.

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