6-day Wonders of Badain Jaran Desert & Danxia Landform
Tour code: ETC-Q67
Badain Jaran Desert homes to the largest dunes on earth, with 140 spring fed-lakes residing in the interspaces of giant mega dunes, creating most captivating desert landscape in the world. The harmony between lakes, sand dunes, camels and Mongolian herdsmen make a great adventure trip. Visit the amazing Danxia Landform in Zhangye later.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Zhangye||Arrival in Zhangye, transfer to Alxa Youqi|
||Bandain Jaran Desert, Bilutu Peak, Bandain Jaran Lake|
||Nuo'ertu Lake, Baoritaolegai Lake|
|4||Alxa Youqi / Shandan / Zhangye
||Shandan Army Ranch, Zhangye Dafo Temple|
||Danxia Landform, Mati Temple Grottoes|
||Leave Zhangye by Train|
Fly from Xian or Lanzhou to Zhangye, be picked up at the airport and transfer to Alxa Youqi (130 km). Overnight at local hotel.
Day 02 Alxa Youqi – Badain Jaran (B, L, D)
After Breakfast, Drive to Bandain Jaran Desert, and visit Bandain Jaran Lakes, Bilutu Peak, and Xiannv (fairy) Peak, bird's eye view of Badain Jaran Temple, Optional campfire party at night. Tent camping overnight.
Day 03 Bandain Jaran Desert- Alxa Youqi (B, L)
After breakfast, we will enjoy a tour of "Jiangnan resort" in the desert---Nuo'ertu Lake, a perfect spot for photography. Then, we will drive to Baoritaolegai Lake, experiencing special surfing on the resound sand in the sand lake. Return to Alxa Youqi.
Day 04 Alxa Youqi – Shandan – Zhangye (B, L)
Drive to visit Shandan Army Ranch, the most famous horse farm since 2000 years ago. Enjoy and grassland scenery and try a horse ride here. Then proceed to Zhangye. Visit Dafo Temple.
Day 05 Zhangye (B, L)
Visit Danxia Landform in the morning, which is the biggest National geographic Park in the middle of Hexi Corridor. Visit Mati Temple Grottoes in the afternoon, it has very strong influence of Tibetan Buddhism with 1600 years history.
Day 06 Zhangye departure (B, L)
After breakfast, transfer to the train station and head for your next destination.
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PRICES START FROM PER PERSONAs all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.
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