5 Days Lanzhou Dunhuang Jiayuguan Tour

Dunhuang is a small city along the Silk Road. There are many historical sites that survive from the days of thousands years, such as Mogao Grottoes, Yumenguan Pass, Yangguan Pass, etc. During this tour, you will visit the cultural relics and natural scenery of Dunhuang and Jiayuguan, including Yadan National Gepark, Yumenguan Pass, Mogao Grottoes, Jiayuguan Fort, ect.


  • Visit the glittering pearl that adorns the Silk Road – Mogao Grottoes.
  • Marvel at the nature wonders of the Yadan National Geological Park.
  • Go to see starting point of Great Wall of Ming Dynasty – Jiayuguan Pass.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Dunhuang Arrival
  • Day 2: Dunhuang
  • Day 3: Dunhuang
  • Day 4: Dunhuang – Jiayuguan
  • Day 5: Jiayuguan – Lanzhou

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Dunhuang Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Dunhuang

Upon your arrival, tour guide will pick you up and then transfer to your hotel in Dunhuang city. Free and easy time for you to explore this city.

Day 2 Dunhuang

Sightseeing and Activities: Yadan National Gepark, Yumen Pass and the Great Wall
Accommodation: Dunhuang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, we will head to Yadan National Gepark and Yumenguan Pass. Situated 180 kilometers in the northwest away from Dunhuang City, Yadan National Gepark features the unique and wonderful scenes and landscapes of gobi desert.

On the way to the Yadan Gepark, we will stop at the Yumen Pass and the Great Wall for a brief visit. Enjoy changing scenery along the way from bustling city to desolate Gobi. Yumen Pass was a significant military pass and a vital pass on the route of Silk Road.

Day 3 Dunhuang

Sightseeing and Activities: Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Moon Spring, Minsha Mountain
Accommodation: Dunhuang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will head to visit Mogao Grottoes that is known as “The Thousand Buddha Cave”, and noted as one of the most important cultural and historical sites in China.

In the afternoon, drive to Crescent Moon Spring, which is an oasis in the Gobi Desert. Enjoy the rare view where an oasis meets the desert and have some fun sand adventure. After that, ride camels across the sand dunes to Minsha Mountain which can make sounds when the wind passes.

After the visit, enjoy the view of sunset and drive back to hotel.

Day 4 Dunhuang – Jiayuguan

Sightseeing and Activities: Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall, Great Wall Mesum
Accommodation: Jiayuguan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, drive about 5 hours to Jiayuguan in the morning. Then head to Jiayuguan Fort. Jiayuguan is a well restored fort marking the edge of the Great Wall in the Ming Dynasty time, in an important place in the Hexi Corridor. Here, we will visit the Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall and Great Wall Museum.

Day 5 Jiayuguan – Lanzhou

Sightseeing and Activities:
Meals: Breakfast

Take bullet trains to Lanzhou. It will take about 4.5 hours. Then explore the city at leisure until being transferred to the airport or train station for your flight or train.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.