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.

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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

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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