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Gansu is a historical and amazing destination in China which is rarely visited by foreigners. Take the 7-day Essence of Gansu Tours to visit the capital city Lanzhou, grand Jiayuguan Fort and ancient stops of Silk Road – Dunhuang to explore the historical sites in Northwest China.

Duration: 7 days & 6 nights

Destinations: Lanzhou - Wuwei - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang

Starting Point: Lanzhou

Ending Point: Dunhuang

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Upon arrival, our local guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to the hotel. If time permits, go and visit Whiter Pagoda Hill for a panoramic view of the city.

Drive to Bingling Temple. Take speed-boat to cross Yellow River (Liujiaxia Reservoir) to explore Bingling Temple Grottoes, which was first built in 420AD with its 1600+ years old history. Same way back to Lanzhou in the later afternoon.

Meal: B, L

Drive to Wuwei and visit the Leitai Tomb of Han Dynasty and the ancient Wuwei Confucius Temple. Finally drive to Zhangye for overnight stay.

Meal: B, L

In the morning, you will see the Giant Buddha Temple (Dafosi) and Wooden Pagoda Temple. Continue your trip to Jiayuguan.

Meal: B, L

Visit Jiayuguan Fort, which is the west end of the Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty. It is the most magnificent and best-preserved ancient military fort in China. You can also visit the Great Wall Museum at the gate tower. After a visit to Overhanging Great Wall, then proceed to Dunhuang by private transfer. 

Meal: B, L

Transfer to visit Mingsha Sand Dunes, and ride a camel to the Crescent Lake. After lunch, explore Mogao Caves, one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in China. 

Meal: B, L

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg).
    Personal expense.
    Any meals not specified as "B, L or D".
    Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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