Dunhuang Tours
8-Day Silk Road Trip of Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Zhangye with Accommodation
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8-Day Silk Road Trip of Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Zhangye with Accommodation

By Silk Road Angel Tours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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Duration: 8 days
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  • 7 nights accommodation
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  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Mogao Caves
  • Entry/Admission - White Horse Pagoda of Dunhuang
  • Entry/Admission - Dunhuang Theater
  • Entry/Admission - Yumen Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Yulin Grotto
  • Entry/Admission - Guazhou County
  • Entry/Admission - Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Jiayuguan
  • Entry/Admission - Zhangye Danxia Geopark
  • Entry/Admission - Dafo Temple of Zhangye
  • Entry/Admission - Dafo Temple of Zhangye
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Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Dunhuang Airport, Dunhuang China
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infant seats available
        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 40805P29

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
        • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
        • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 40805P29

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        Itinerary
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        13 stops
        Day 1
        Arrive in Dunhuang, meet &...
        Day 2
        Dunhuang
        Day 3
        Dunhuang
        Day 4
        Dunhuang - Guazhou
        Day 5
        Guazhou - Jiayuguan
        Day 6
        Jiayuguan - Zhangye
        Day 7
        Zhangye
        Day 8
        Farewell, Zhangye
        About the operator
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        • Silk Road Angel Tours
          76
          Dunhuang, Gansu, China
          Joined in September 2017
        • mars64
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Dunhuang Private Tour
          My wife and I had an incredible visit to Dunhuang with Steve at Silk Road Angel Tours. Steve organized our amazing two day private tour with visits to the sand dunes, camel rides, an excellent show, and the breathtaking Mogao Caves. He also booked a beautiful hotel for us near the sand dunes and treated us to some delicious meals. The booking process with Steve was very easy and he was very responsive to any inquires or requests.
          Written January 3, 2024
        • 761billz
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip to DunHuang
          Great trip and thanks for Steve and his good organizational schedule! We had an enjoyable travel experience
          Written November 28, 2023
        • 358frankiel
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Silk road tour organized by Steven Kang of Angel Tours
          This 9 days Silk road tour organized by Steven Kang covering Lanzhou Zhangye Jiayuguan Dunhuang Urumqi and ended in Xian, Steven had done a very professional job and provided excellent service during the whole tour and all of us enjoyed with full satisfaction and we give Steven and Angel Tours 5 star rating on this tour
          Written September 19, 2023
        • rmg08057
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A trip of a lifetime with Steven Kang from Silk Road Angel Tours
          This trip of a lifetime started with three good decisions ... my interests pushed me to concentrate on two areas, Zhangye and Tianshui (driven largely by Danxia National GeoPark outside Zhangye and Maijishan Grottoes outside Tianshui). I decided to get a personal guide in order to make the most of limited time (6 days). From researching Tripadvisor I contacted Angel Tours by email and Steven answered almost immediately. This was the first time I had ever used a personal guide over multiple days - I can't recommend it enough - just the companionship and shared experience is sufficient, let alone the timesavings from being with someone who has all the answers and tricks at their fingertips. As Steven and I began to understand each other, I really got into the experience and the majesty and beauty of China began to grow on me. I found Steven to be an excellent professional, obviously very experienced and knowledgable (he is in a select group of about 1800 who have been awarded the Gold Medal for guiding in China). His relaxed manner and friendly nature made him more of a companion than a 'tour guide'. When planning the trip from New Zealand, Steven responded almost instantly, was amenable to change and always had some great suggestions up his sleeve. Meetup was easy-as, and his work associates were excellent (the driver who met me, off his own bat, brought his niece from Teacher's College to the airport to help me). I found the pricing for the guiding and driving very reasonable - the whole guiding/Angel Tours things was brilliant in a money/efficiency sense. Next year I am taking the family to the Dunhuang area and Steven and I have already started talking about his home town. Best of all, I fell in love with China, we are definitely sympatico ... thanks to Steven and Angel Tours for helping in that.
          Written August 2, 2023
        • 302leight
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly professional and knowledgeable tour experience
          I booked a 2 day solo tour of Dunhuang with Steven only to have my plans impacted by a recent COVID outbreak in the region. I cannot recommend this tour or his services more highly! In a rapidly changing situation, Steven helped me figure out plans for onward travel and even followed up to make sure I arrived safe and sound. Even though in the end I only got to see the city and its sights for one day, it was more than worth it for the insight, historical knowledge and convenience he brought to the experience. Mogao Caves were more than worth the trip out west!
          Written October 31, 2021
        • joerg188
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing tour with so much history in it.
          There is no favorite spot to describe, the weather was just perfect, the sceneries are breath taking. The trip was well organized and well prepared. It was hot and for that you need to carry enough water, and sun blocker with you. The best beef noodles we ever had. We can only recommend the tour and with Steven you will have an experienced tour guide.
          Written June 25, 2021
        • wisefrog46
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great in-depth tour of the Dunhuang region
          Steven was an outstanding tour guide who greatly facilitated my exploration of Dunhuang and provided valuable historical and cultural context for the sites we explored. He and his driver were extremely professional, punctual, and polite. Since I always like to eat the local food wherever I'm visiting, Steven was also super helpful with taking me to great nearby restaurants and recommending the best dishes. I'd definitely recommend Steven to anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their Dunhuang experience.
          Written May 24, 2021
        • Steven_Dunhuang
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect trip from Xining to Dunhuang
          We enjoyed a perfectly organized 6 days trip from Xining to Qinghai to Dunhuang. With nice weather, nice hotels, a convenient car with a perfect driver. Steven is a highly reliable and very well English speaking guide.
          Written October 2, 2020
        • 41vedranb
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Effortless & Authentic experiences of Gansu
          With the distances between points of interest across Gansu (Lanzhou, Zhangye, Dunhuang), and only 5 days to cover it, Steven’s services were indispensable. Ease of travel Mixing high speed train and shuttle we were saving time and traveled comfortably on long legs, while not having to worry about how to get around locally. English speaking Although Gansu’s sites are gaining traction with foreign tourists for a long time, English speaking guides are still rare. Especially if non of you is Chinese speaking, Steven will help out with briefing you on the context and getting you around. Familiar with places You are sure to get the authentic dishes, value for your money in hotels, and a quick fix to ideas that pop up. Plus, Steven is a comfortable person to have around.
          Written August 17, 2020
        • bluefin_tuna88
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          3 Day Gansu Custom tour
          We did a super condensed 3 day custom tour of Gansu Province. As foreigners, we were concerned about the impact of coronavirus travel changes to our trip. Our guide Steven ensured everything was smooth and effortless. We never had to line up for tickets or worry about where we were going to be picked up. Steven took charge of all communication with hotels, scenic staff, restaurants and transport and was sensitive to our needs I.e. frequent bathroom breaks, constant photo taking, need for coffee. We never felt rushed. We started in Zhangye, and visited both Rainbow Mountain as well as the Pingshanhu geopark. The view was breathtaking. In Dunhuang, we went to the Crescent Moon oasis in the sand dunes and went again next morning to catch the sunrise. The famous Mogao caves were also terrific. The great thing is both of these locations are very close to the city itself and not hard to get to. If you want a customized tour of Gansu, this is would be solid choice.
          Written August 17, 2020
        • Peidi L
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Recommend doing this trip with 4-6 people so you can easily share the expenses. Mogao caves and sand dunes was the best
          After looking at all the options, seeing what other tours were doing and asking friends who have been; I ended up choosing this itinerary: Day 1: Lanzhou Arrival - Lanzhou Museum - Evening train to Zhangye Day 2: Pingshan Lake Grand Canyon - Zhangye National Geopark Day 3: Zhangye - Jiayuguan Pass - Great Wall Museum Day 4: Sand dunes & Crescent Moon Spring - Mogao Caves Day 5: Sunrise at Sand dunes and Dunhuang Museum and Departure Sent this to Steven and he quickly got me a quote and helped me arrange everything- from English guides in the Mogao Caves, to reserving tickets, and finding good hotels. We didn’t have to worry about anything, it was really convenient to have a car since it’s a pretty packed trip so we didn’t waste time trying to figure out how to get to one place to another. Overall, to visit the highlights of the Gansu province, a private tour is really the best way to go and didn’t come out too expensive. Compared to group tours, this private tour was only slightly more expensive. Recommend doing this trip with 4-6 people so you can easily share the expenses. The sand dunes and Mogao grottoes was our highlight! Steven made sure we got to see all of this, even if we slightly varied of our itinerary because we missed our train the first night. (Life happens) Lastly, Steven made sure we ate well! Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup is famous in this region and we ate it a lot.
          Written August 17, 2020
        • rata_18
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful trip with tour guide and operator Steven
          We had a wonderful trip that was organized and guided by Steven, The trip included two provinces - Gansu and Sichuan. It was a very interesting 9 days trip, that started in Dunhuang and finished im Chengdu. The trip was very well organized , including hotels , alll the program and Steven is a perfect English-speaking and very informative guide. Also all the discussion of the trip program and all the communication before the trip by e-mails eas excellent . We highly recommend !!!
          Written April 29, 2020
        • JSDude
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dunhuang Trip
          Dunhuang was a truly magical setting. The magnificent sand dunes surrounding the city on the horizon combined with the extremely rich and unique history and culture of the area makes it truly one of the most special places in China and the world. Steven was an excellent tour guide with a deep knowledge of the area and infectious enthusiasm that enhanced the trip greatly. I felt he truly cared about us getting the best possible impression of his favorite city and it showed in the level of detail and attention he provided to us during our visit. I highly recommend visiting Dunhuang with Steven!
          Written February 21, 2020
        • PingXie1978
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Silk Road Trip for our CIEE Shanghai program
          We have been working with Steven Kang since 2012. Each year in late October, Steven helps us to organize and coordinate the trip to the west. From the students' evaluation, we can see students all amazed by the historic part from the trip and appreciated the opportunities that they can interact with tibetan minority group from the trip, on top of that, the professional service from Angel Tours ensure the travel experience educational and rewarding. Thank you!
          Written December 1, 2019
        • Cameron G
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Went through CIEE, Lots of fun!
          Really enjoyed DunHuang, and having this tour was a huge plus getting to know the city. The tour guide was friendly, the sites were nice, and the logistics were pretty effortless
          Written October 30, 2019
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        Diana T
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Business
        I enjoyed so much the trip to Gansu province with the Silk Road Angel Tour . They provided excellent service. I’m sure I will come again and have Steve help me to arrange the trip again.
        Written November 3, 2023
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        MildChan
        Hong Kong8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2018 • Friends
        The entire tour was well planned with experienced guides. Hotel accommodation is possibly best in location and buses are clean & comfortable. The meals are also very good with various variety offered. If anyone considering a tour to Dunhaung, this tour is a good option to choose for.
        Written January 22, 2019
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        Dreamer29777057903
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2018 • Business
        My students (from a U.S. private University) and I had a study tour of the Silk road. Steven, our soft-spoken tour guide, did a fantastic job!! Thank you very much, Steven!!! He provided great information about each location we visited, and he managed the group (over 30 people) so well that we had adequate time for every place we visited, and for every activity we engaged in.
        Steven was very punctual, paid attention to details, and engaged well with the group. The accommodations he arranged, and the restaurants were we ate, were simply the best! During our overnight train from Lanzhou to Dunhuang, he somehow made it happen that the group members stayed together in the cabins. This was awesome and relaxing! Steven recommended great local snacks for the group to experience in the night market in Zhangye; and he gave souvenirs to all the group members. That was pretty cool of him, and very well appreciated!!
        Steven is very knowledgeable about the Gansu province, and he provided solid answers to my many questions about the province, including questions about random observations I had, while we were on the train back to Lanzhou.
        In a nutshell, Steven was great!!! Thank you Steven again for a wonderful experience.
        Written November 6, 2018
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        Hannah
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2018 • Family
        I had Steven as a tour guide when I came to Gansu Province with my university. He was an exceptional tour guide who knew an expansive amount of knowledge about every location we went to. He organized activities for us that weren't commercialized tourist traps, which created an authentic Chinese experience for this northwestern area. He brought us to fancy restaurants with exceptional service, and the most delicious dishes. We hiked the Gobi Desert yet also found entertainment in local neighborhoods and markets. Steven knew the areas so well, we were always eager to find out what the next day held. I trusted Steven wholeheartedly to guide me through this province, and his service and knowledge paved the foundation of an unforgettable week.
        Written November 5, 2018
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        glinzdaniel
        Geneva, Switzerland2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2018 • Friends
        It seems difficult to find a better tour operator and guide in Gansu Province than Kang Jinxin (or Steven, if you have trouble pronouncing Chinese names). Do you need a vehicle? A place to sleep? Do you need advice what to see? Steven has all the answers ready for you and in case he hasn't, he will move Heaven and Earth to find one. And by the way, he knows the best places to eat all around Gansu! Our group of 10 peoples and friends from Switzerland really appreciated his services and we warmly recommend him.
        Written July 1, 2018
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        Dear Daniel Thank you very much, that was my great pleasure as your tour guide when you were traveling in Gansu province.I am looking forward serve to you again in the future, welcome to Gansu again.
        Written July 1, 2018
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        Jessica C
        Pittsburgh, PA3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2017 • Family
        We are an American family that visited China in 2015 and this company did a fantastic private tour for us! They listened to our concerns and desires, were always prepared and organized, and had informative and friendly guides. There is no way we would have seen nearly as much stuff without them! We recommend it to all our friends!
        Written May 12, 2018
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        Spencer D
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2017 • Business
        I went on this trip through CIEE Shanghai with other foreign exchange students. I was a little nervous because of the pressure of visiting a new place, but our tour guides, Steven and Peter, were very sociable. During our bus rides, I would sit next to them and discuss where I came from, ask them questions, etc. Both tour guides are extremely familiar with the area and its history. They helped us keep track of how many of us there were, always counting our large group whenever we were about to leave. Because of their preparations, I was able to enjoy my time here and leave the place with plenty of knowledge on Gansu/Dunhuang culture.
        Written March 12, 2018
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        Rena
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2021
        The natural landscape and cultural history of Northwest China are worth visiting. Every scenic sport is unique, especially the Rainbow Mountain in Zhangye, which is spectular and incredible
        Written July 21, 2021
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        Rowan
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019 • Business
        Awesome food, hotels, and activities. Many interactions with local people and culture that would be near impossible for foreigners to get otherwise.
        Written October 30, 2019
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        NBMC
        Shanghai, China65 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Steven is a professional guide. Easy to communicate with, prompt, pro-active and trust-worthy. We had a great time exploring this part of the Silk Road, Steven knew the best way to maximize our visit, he prepared us well about what to expect on each stop and listened intently to what our preferences were. All in all, a great way to explore the less travelled places in China. When we do this part of China again, I will surely get in touch with Steven!
        Written April 25, 2019
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        8-Day Silk Road Trip of Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Zhangye with Accommodation provided by Silk Road Angel Tours

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