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  • Dunhuang Half-Day Tour

  • Tour Price: $ 45
  • Tour Code: CT217
  • Available: Daily
  • Duration: Half Day
  • Tour Type: Dunhuang City Sightseeing

Trip Highlights - Dunhuang half-day tour is available for those who don’t have that much time for this city but still want to have a glimpse of the highlights. Throughout Dunhuangs history over two thousand years, it has always served as a critical gateway to the west, because of its unique geographical location at the juncture of Gansu, Qinghai and Xinjiang. Today, the site is an important tourist attraction and the subject of an ongoing archaeological project. A large number of manuscripts and artifacts retrieved at Dunhuang have been digitized and made publicly available via the International Dunhuang Project. To meet different needs, we offer different options for our guests to choose for this tour as follows.

My Questions *You can require customized or tailor-made tours
Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group Size Price / Traveler
1 traveler USD150
2-5 travelers USD85
6-9 travelers USD60
10 travelers & above USD45
(For 10 persons up, please email us for new quotations)
Service Inclusions
 ·Entrance fees and lunch as listed  ·All transfers with private vehicle and guide
 ·Accident insurance  ·
Service Exclusions
 ·Air fare and airport tax  ·Personal expenses
 ·Tips for guide and driver  ·Hotel fare

Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary: (Lunch)
Option 1
Our dedicated local guide will be waiting to collect you at your hotel, to take you on a tour of the Mogao Grottoes, home to a wonderful collection of ancient Buddhist sculptures and paintings.
Option 2
Our dedicated local guide will be waiting to collect you at your hotel, to take you on a tour of the Echoing-Sand Mountain and the Crescent Moon Lake. Echoing Sand Mountain gets its name from the musical sounds that the wind makes as it lows across the sands. Crescent Moon Lake is a natural spring measuring 250 meters by 50 meters, and is a site of great natural beauty.
Attraction Description
Mogao Grottoes
The Mogao Grottoes form an oasis city in the heart of the Gobi Desert. Painstakingly constructed over a thousand years (4th - 14th Centuries AD), it is a powerful symbol of Buddhist art and is home to the worlds largest and most significant collection of Buddhist sutras, paintings and sculptures.
Crescent Spring
The Crescent Spring is a site of great natural beauty, especially the view from the peak of the dunes which is breathtaking and worth the trip by itself. There is however also a range of excellent activities to indulge in, such as camel riding and dune surfing.