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5 Days Dunhuang Desert Hiking Tour

5 Days Dunhuang Desert Hiking Tour

This tour designed for people who love Outdoor sport, would like to explore the desert near Dunhuang and experience desert camping, maganificent sun rise and sun set.
  • Tour Type: Hiking tour
  • Tour Price: From 499 Note!
  • Destinations: Dunhuang
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Day 1

  • Dunhuang Arrival
  • Meals: No
  • Accommodation: In Dunhuang

Arrive in Dunhuang. Be met at the train station(airport) and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. In the evening you can walk around the famous Dunhuang night market.8c6Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
Dunhuang is located on the western end of Hexi Corridor, at the juncture of Gansu, Qinghai and Xinjiang in the Northwest of China. Known as Shazhou (sand bank) in ancient times, Dunhuang served as a rest stop for traders and due to its unique geographical location, it was the gateway through which Buddhism, Islam and Christianity entered China.8c6Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Day 2

  • Dunhuang  
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: In Dunhuang (camp)

After breakfast drive to Mingsha Mountain -- the starting point of our hiking. The first destination is the Ancient Dunhuang City  (A Movie Studio) about 15KM away. As our group hike along the foot of the uninterrupted sand dunes we can also enjoy the special rural beauty of oasis farm. Arriving at the first destination we will have a picnic lunch and visit the Ancient Dunhuang City. After a short break the group will continue to the next destination (camping site) about 10 KM away. In evening arrive at the second destination and having picnic dinner, then prepare for camp.8c6Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Day 3

  • Dunhuang  
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: In Dunhuang

Enjoy the sunrise breakfast on the gobi desert in the early morning, then continue heading for west. The terminal is The Western Thousand Buddha Caves  about 12Km away. After visit of the Western Thousand Buddha Caves having picnic lunch and then our bus will send us to hotel.8c6Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Day 4

  • Dunhuang  
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: In Dunhuang

Today, enjoy a cultural tour begin with the visit to Mogao Grottoes. The site is considered the great treasure house of Buddhist arts in existence. Then, continue your trip to Crescent Lake and Singing Sand Dune8c6Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Day 5

  • Departure Dunhuang
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: No

Departure Dunhuang Say goodbye to Dunhuang and continue your tour to next city.8c6Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Price Includes

  • Private car with air-conditioning and driver
  • Land transfers between airport / train station / hotels and scenic sites
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast (4 stars with nice breakfast)
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Lunch and dinner as listed in the itinerary
  • Camping equipment in the desert
  • Entrance fee as listed in the itinerary
  • 24 H / 7D English speaking telephone service
  • China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty Insurance
  • Government taxes

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills and optional activities …
  • Gratitude for guides and drivers as international practice
  • China Entry Visa
  • Travel insurance (full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin)

Hotels

For all standard tours, The Silk Road China Tours will choose the best 4 stars hotel in different destinations. The hotel was evaluated comprehensively by its room size, cleanness, location, service and breakfast. It can well satisfy most western travelers and brings you relaxation, comfort and convenience.


If you want to upgrade the hotel to Deluxe standard or you have some special requirements, please inform us in the booking form or email us.


At some remote regions or ethnic area, there are no 4 stars or 5 stars hotels available. So we will arrange the best local hotel and notify the situation in advance.

Meals

Normally The Silk Road China Tours provides two meals each day: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.


Breakfast


It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, Chinese style, or a combination.


Lunch


When plan your lunches, we consider the balance of food quality, dining environment and tour convenience. We will provide lunch in a local restaurant whenever possible. The meal will give you an opportunity to eat at local restaurant, follow local customs, and taste local dishes. However in some remote regions where it’s simply hard to find a non-tourist restaurant, the meal could be arranged at a local tourist restaurant or a local family


Your own dinner choice


Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in China. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

All of our tour guides are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides in China who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed safe drivers.


Private Tour Guide


You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, your guide will stay at your side until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our travel guides in every destination are locals, who know the area well, they are very good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for taking your best photos.
When changing your itinerary is needed due to unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you have a wonderful experience.


Private Transportation


When plan your lunches, we consider the balance of food quality, dining environment and tour convenience. We will provide lunch in a local restaurant whenever possible. The meal will give you an opportunity to eat at local restaurant, follow local customs, and taste local dishes. However in some remote regions where it’s simply hard to find a non-tourist restaurant, the meal could be arranged at a local tourist restaurant or a local family


Your own dinner choice


With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most of your experience in China.

In every destination visited, your vehicle is air conditioned, clean, and expertly maintained. Your private driver is licensed, insured, and very experienced.

To maximize your comfort, we use vehicles with extra space for you and your luggage. Depending on how many are traveling together, we generally use sedans or mini vans (7 seats) for 4 people or less, large vans or small coaches (12-22 seats) for 5-12 people, medium coaches (33 – 37 seats) for 13 – 25 people, and large coaches (45 seats over) for more than 25 people.

Tipping Guidelines

It is customary to tip service providers in the travel industry in Asia, depending on the service. Tipping is expected — though not compulsory — and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping drivers (5 USD per person per day as a guideline) and local guides (8 USD per person per day as a guideline) would depend on the quality and length of the service.

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