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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. You will visit other highlights like Whiter Pagoda, Bingling Temple, Leitai Tomb of Han Dynasty, Wuwei Confucius Temple, Dafo Temple, Jiayuguan Fort, Great Wall Museum, Overhanging Great Wall, Mingsha Sand Dunes, Crescent Lake, Mogao caves.

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

Bingling Temple

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

Wooden Pagoda Temple

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

Mogao Caves

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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