This 4-day private Dunhuang expedition provides you a great opportunity to experience camel riding and have a camping holiday in the wild Gobi desert, which would be very exciting and romantic. You will also visit top tourist attractions in Dunhuang, including Mogao Grottoes, Yumen Pass, and China Great Wall of Han Dynasty.

Upon arrival in Dunhuang, be met and transferred to hotel.  

Program: Get up in the morning and visit Mogao Grottoes, which is known as the greatest treasure house of Buddhist art in the world. After lunch, transfer to meet your camels. Ride camel in Gobi desert for about 1.5hrs (escorted by our camel man), and marvel at the stunning sunset in the boundless desert.  

After arriving at the campsite and you will learn to put up the tent with the help of camel man. Enjoy a romantic moonlit meal (picnic or barbecue), and begin a night spent camping. Enjoy watching the stars filling the sky and the peaceful night free from the noise of the city. 

Meal: B, L, D

Mogao Grottoes

Program: After the breathtaking sunrise and a simple breakfast, ride camel out of the desert dunes along the same way (1.5 hrs). Meet your driver, and transfer to the hotel for some rest and refreshing. In the afternoon, drive to visit the ancient town Yumen Pass - a strategic fort on the old Silk Road, and proceed to the nearby reminds of Great Wall of Han Dynasty (206BC - 220), which now has a “weather-beaten look” and reminds only a few broken sections and several towers standing the desert. 

Meal: B, L

Yumen Pass

Program: Pick up at the hotel and transfer to fly to your next destination.  

Meal: B

Services end. 


Desert camping is available between June and September, and will be halted during the other months because of the cold weather. 

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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