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3-Day Private Silk Road Tour of Dunhuang: Mogao Grottoes, Yulin Grottoes, Crescent Moon Pool
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3-Day Private Silk Road Tour of Dunhuang: Mogao Grottoes, Yulin Grottoes, Crescent Moon Pool

By Silk Road Angel Tours
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$799.00
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Duration: 3 days
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Chinese, Japanese, English, French


  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan / coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Yangguan Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Yumen Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Mogao Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Yulin Grotto
  • Entry/Admission - Guazhou County
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Dunhuang Airport, Dunhuang China
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 40805P39

  • 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 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.

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3-Day Private Silk Road Tour of Dunhuang: Mogao Grottoes, Yulin Grottoes, Crescent Moon Pool is hosted by Silk Road Angel Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Silk Road Angel Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 3-Day Private Silk Road Tour of Dunhuang: Mogao Grottoes, Yulin Grottoes, Crescent Moon Pool on Tripadvisor

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Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
7 stops
Day 1
Dunhuang --Visit 2 Passes & the...
Day 2
Mogao Caves & Mingsha Moutain
Day 3
Yulin Caves , Suoyangcheng Ruins
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About the operator
Silk Road Angel Tours
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Dunhuang, Gansu, China
Joined in September 2017

#2 of 17 Tours & Activities in Dunhuang
  • 358frankiel
    358frankiel
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    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
  • rmg08057
    rmg08057
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    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.
  • HKTravelers11
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    Silk Road Angel Tours arranged an unforgettable trip for us
    Steven Kang at Angel Tours arranged an incredible experience for us, identifying cultural and natural highlights along the Silk Road from Tianshui to Dunhuang. Steven was responsive from the start and engaged with us in a dialogue to identify what sights we wanted to see, what kind of hotels and restaurants we expected and how long we wanted to travel each day; he even helped us with our China visas. The transportation he arranged was excellent, the hotels met our standards (given our budget-- very good value) and he was knowledgeable about the region. During the over 1,500 km we traveled together (not including the train rides that he arranged separately for us), Steven was always responsive to our group's needs, was patient with us and engaging but not intrusive when we wanted to do our own things. I highly recommend him and his team if you want a special, customised, unforgettable experience on the Silk Road!
  • 302leight
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    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!
  • 388leir
    388leir
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    Amazing traveling experience
    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
  • U538MRhelenh
    U538MRhelenh
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    A wonderful Silk Road trip
    We found Steven through a colleague who recently took a similar trip. We are a group of 6 people and we are very happy with the itinerary and service that Steven provided for us. He has been very professional, patient and proactive to our needs. He also has a wealth of knowledge about the region, so we learned a lot from him. The hotels we stayed in and the restaurants we dined in all met or exceeded our expectations. Steven is a trustworthy guide and you can definitely rely on his experience and professionalism to make your trip a memorable one.
  • Carnation61
    Carnation61
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    wonderful trip
    Steven has been a travel agent with plenty of experience in this region. During the 8-day-trip, he was not only arranged the intereting sites of visitings, but also took good care of clients needs. Therefore, we have learnt from him about Chinese history and culture. etc. We had tried delicious foods and beverages.
  • Steven_Dunhuang
    Steven_Dunhuang
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    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.
  • 41vedranb
    41vedranb
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    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.
  • bluefin_tuna88
    bluefin_tuna88
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    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.
  • Peidi L
    Peidi L
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    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.
  • rata_18
    rata_18
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    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 !!!
  • JSDude
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    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!
  • PingXie1978
    PingXie1978
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    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!
  • Cameron G
    Cameron G
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    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
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Paul C
3 contributions
May 2021
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 25, 2021
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StevenK3071
Dear Paul Thank you for booking my company's tour, that was our great pleasure serve to you in my hometown---Dunhuang, we are looking forward serve to you soon and show you to visit more interestings places and taste more local food in Gansu province. Thank you again.
Written May 26, 2021
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Jörg
Shanghai Region, China13 contributions
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
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Ieda Haemmerle
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Business
The guides are very reliable, competent and punctual. They took care of all the details, so we could enjoy this beautiful part of China. It’s worth to engage such service to guarantee one have peace to appreciate the landscape and the ancient art of this place.
Written September 7, 2019
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paolo r
Rome, Italy8 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Steven Kang has been our guide in our three day tour in Dunhuang and has been always very helpful and proactive with the two of us and our 10 year old daughter.

He put together a trip with the main highlights including the Mogao Grottoes, the Crescent Moon spring, the Yumen pass and the not-to-be-missed Yulin caves.

Also he helped us live quite unique local experiences with meals at non-touristic restaurants. I can recommend Steven for he is very well mannered and helpful, he even accompanied us to the check in desk at the airport to make sure all was in order.

If you have questions about your trip to Dunhuang and vicinities make sure to contact him as he has a quite extensive knowledge of the area and the whole of the Silk Road experience including Xi’an and Kashgar plus Beijing where he studied at the local University.

Also his driver that accompanied us is one of the best we had across the many places we visited in China. Always smiley and courteous and with a very safe and soft driving.

Great job Steven!
Written August 20, 2019
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Sean L
2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
10/10 would do again. Extremely sincere tour guide and hope to participate in another Dunhuang tour in the future
Written October 30, 2019
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Julius
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Friends
I was surprised at how hospitable and kind Steven, our guide,was. He was perfectly informed not just in the tour we booked, but also on other possibilities to spend our free time in Dunhuang. He got us tickets for a chinese opera kind of show with a twenty percent discount even though that wasn't included in the tour we booked. He Wenz out to war with US and showed us one of his favourite restaurants, also He explained to US where we could find whatever we need or wanted to do in Dunhuang. His kindness even went as far AS hin sending the sunglasses I forgot in a manicure Club to my home adress in Austria. Also, the tour we booked was very well organised and really nice. Moggau Grottes were a real highlight of our trip to China. Excellent tour and guide!
Written August 8, 2019
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vt1by15
Beijing, China1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Family
Mogao Grottoes are a must see: stunning caves with amazing decoration, well explained by the guides. Timing was good - long enough to appreciate the differences in the 8 caves we visited but not so long to induce boredom for those who may be less interested in the history of the Silk Road. Yulin Caves also good - much quieter site than Mogao with more stairs/climbing. The Mingshan dunes are touristy but fun and the site is big so doesn’t feel crowded. Walk up the dunes is very physically challenging but the views from the top are great. Lots of camels means some great photos. Our guide, Steven Kang if Silk Road Angel Tours, and our driver, Mr. Liu were very good - welcoming, proud of their city, reliable, and willing to try to answer our questions!
Written July 16, 2019
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Mark R
Rockville, MD1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Couples
Steven Kang is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and attentive to his clients. The tours met and exceeded our expectations and he eagerly offered to provide additional help such as securing tickets for additional events, airport transfers and a ride to an extra theater event for us. In all, highly recommended.
Written July 2, 2019
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Stedward
Nashville, TN2 contributions
Steve Kang and his company, Silk Road Angel Tours, was the perfect compliment to one of the most fantastic journeys I and we have ever experienced! The historic, cultural and spiritual significance of this region came alive in the 3 days we were under Steve’s care and tutelage. I would most highly recommend to my English speaking friends Steve and Silk Road Angel Tours. His compassion, knowledge and character shone brightly on the journey of a lifetime. His associate Leon who directed the Mogao Grottoes segment of the experience was also amazing and exuded passion and deep understanding of this wonder of the world. Hire them and thank me later. Eddy
Written April 17, 2019
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Dear Eddy Thank you very much. That was our great pleasure serve to you when you visit our hometown in western China.The oasis , desert, camel riding, Fortress, Great Wall of Han dynasty .here is quiet different with eastern China. We are looking forward serve to you again, and would like to show to visit the other fantastic cities on the ancient Silk Road, Jiayuguan, Zhangye, Wuwei etc. Thank you again.
Written April 23, 2019
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3-Day Private Silk Road Tour of Dunhuang: Mogao Grottoes, Yulin Grottoes, Crescent Moon Pool provided by Silk Road Angel Tours

Product Overview: 3-Day Private Silk Road Tour of Dunhuang: Mogao Grottoes, Yulin Grottoes, Crescent Moon Pool

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$799

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9

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Duration

4,320 minutes