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 5-Day Xian Dunhuang JiayuguanTour
(Explore western China Great Wall in Desert)

Tour Code: DHT07
Departure: Daily
Tour Type: Private Tour
Highlight: The Ming wall construction is what remains today. It begins at Shanhai Pass in Hebei province and ends in the west at Jiayuguan Pass in Gansu province at the edge of the Gobi Desert. There is not much to see in the last 500 kilometers (310 miles) as nothing remains but broken stones and rubble.
Jiayuguan Pass - Western end of the Great Wall
       Jiayu Mountain is located in Gansu's north, close to
Inner Mongolia and Qinghai province. At the foot of the Jiayu Mountain lies Jiayuguan, one of the greatest ancient forts on the Silk Road. The Fort was founded during the Ming Dynasty, built to an existing watchtower and completed in 1372. It was the western end of the Great Wall and for the Chinese the last outpost of civilization, beyond which lay barbarian country. The Fort is also known as “Impregnable Defile under the Heaven” and has been crowned as the best in China due to its bleak location.
     Dunhuang Grottoes is one of the most complete collections of Buddhist frescoes and sculpture from a period ranging over ten dynasties. It is a colossal treasure-trove of, among other things, 45,000 square metres of frescos and 2,415 painted sculptures. The discovery of Tripitaka Cave at Dunhuang 100 years ago unveiled one of mankind's important disciplines of learning: Dunhuang studies. ancient dunhuang caves of dunhuang city of dunhuang.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Xian - Dunhuang by morning flight ( L D )

Pick up from your hotel in Xian, transferred to Xian Xianyang International Airport and take the 2.25-hour morning flight for Dunhuang. Arrival in Dunhuang, met by our representative from Dunhuang and transferred to your hotel in Dunhuang.

Mogao Grottoes. is one of the most complete collections of Buddhist frescoes and sculpture from a period ranging over ten dynasties. It is a colossal treasure-trove of, among other things, 45,000 square metres of frescos and 2,415 painted sculptures. The discovery of Tripitaka Cave at Dunhuang 100 years ago unveiled one of mankind's important disciplines of learning

Crescent Moon Spring/Singing Sand Mountains: Mingsha Hill offers the best picture-book desert scenery that travelers are likely to see along the entire length of the Silk Road.  Yueya Spring is near the northern foot of Mingsha Hill in the southern suburbs of Dunhuang City. It is shaped like a crescent moon, and its clear water is surrounded by grass. Crescent Moon Spring 120 (5 km is an amazing spectacle of the desert. Dune boarding because of that person-ming, the springs form a lake, surrounded by sand dunes, and resembles a crescent Bay name.Ridge, Goshiki yen slip soft sand, with the full bockii down by the wind and places, such as the old. Crescent Moon Spring  240 meters long, 39 meters wide, two meters water depth , reed, there are numerous springs back iron fish, Qixing grass, due to "Stephen Eigetsu and dust-free", "time immemorial filling sand is not Stephen, Stephen does not dry up dried up" and become a spectacle. sand Crescent Moon Spring Water coexistence, very quiet. "blue sunny days, the United States must Mankind Crescent Moon Spring, Yinshan sand surrounded on all sides, a ripple" barefoot hiking here,riding a camel, you can slide slide sand, traction parachute jump, the sand bath, sand therapy

Day 02: Dunhuang - Jiayuguan by later afternoon train ( B L )

Yumenguan Wall passing visit, also known as a small side plate Pass City, is the Silk Road leading to the North West strategic pass of the throat. It stands in the northwest of Dunhuang City, a 90 km sand Shek Kong. Guan Town Square was surrounded by well-preserved city wall, yellow plastic  territories, the Northwest 2. Walls as high as 10 meters, three meters wide on the next five meters wide, on the wall, women, under the Road, people can reach the top

Yangguan Pass :Located in Nanhu Village, along the Hexi Corridor and 43 miles southwest to Dunhuang City in Gansu Province, Yangguan Pass is one of the two important western passes (the other one is Yumenguan Pass) of Great Wall in Western Han Dynasty (206BC -24AD). The Emperor Wu ordered to build it in the purpose of consolidating the frontier defense as well as developing the remote western region.

take the later afternoon train K9668(19:07 - 23:45) for Jiayuguan. Arrival in Jiayuguan and transferred to your hotel in Jiayuguan.

Day 03: Jiayuguan ( B L D )

Guan Jiayuguan City Jiayuguan City is located in the most narrow valley central  highest mountain terrain, eight kilometers north, and even Montenegro the Great Wall, seven kilometers south, and then the Great Wall the first pier is the western end of the Ming Great Wall is the key, since ancient times for the Hexi the first pass. Guan City, five years before the Ming Dynasty Hongwu (1372), strategically located and difficult because of terrain, architecture and the magnificent "the world", and even sleep lock yin "of. After the end of a pleasant trip back to the urban area

After breakfast, first visitJiayuguan Pass. It is the first pass at the west end of the Great Wall of China,6 kilometers southwest of the city of Jiayuguan. Along with Juyongguan and Shanhaiguan, it is one of the main three passes along the Great Wall. The pass is trapezoid-shaped with a perimeter of 733 meters and an area of more than 33,500 square meters.

After lunch move on to Suspension Great Wall, 11 kilometers to the downtown Jiayuguan City, the Suspension Great Wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It gets its name because there is a 231 meter long section, with an obliquity of 45 degrees, built onto a 150m high ridge. From a distance, it looks like a dragon about to extend its body towards the ground.

Day 04: Jiayuguan - Xian by overnight train ( B L )

After brealkast , visit Wei-jin Mural Tombs - Located about 15 kilometers northeast of Jiayuguan, Wei-Jin Mural Tomb is a big tomb group with over 1,400 tombs built between the 3rd Century and 5th Century during the Wei and Jin dynasties. It is the largest subterranean art gallery in the world, containing a large number of colorful murals, attracting tourists from both home and abroad.

After lunch, transferred to Jiayuguan Train Station and take the overnight train No.K592 ( 14:15 - next morning 9:15 )
for Xian.

Day 05: Arrval in Xian

Arrival in Xian at 9:15am, and transferred to your hotel in Xian ( or Xian Train Station, or Xian Airport connecting your next destination).

Prices in USD (1:7)

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This trip price includes:

  1. Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (but hotels are subject to change to the same category before finally confirmed).
  2. All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  3. Transfers among airports & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.
  4. Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
  5. Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary. (Xian-Dunhuang airfare, Dunhuang-Jiayuguan Train ticket and Jiayuguan-Xian train ticket)
  6. Domestic airports departure taxes have been charged with the flight tickets.
  7. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
    Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

The trip price does not include:

  1. Any meals which are not included in the "The trip price includes."
    Single Room Supplements (as the above quotation for accommodation is based on twin sharing room).
  2. International air and train tickets for coming to & leaving mainland China. Air tickets or train tickets not specified in the itinerary on the first arrival day and last departure day.
  3. Excess Baggage Charges.
  4. Personal expenses: Items of a purely personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips to guides or drivers, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges, or sightseeing or meals which are not included in the day-to-day itinerary.
    Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
  5. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
  6. Visa fees


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