Dunhuang Private Day Tour Including Mogao Grottoes, Singing Dunes And Crescent Moon Spring

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:00am
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located hotel in Dunhuang
  • Return Details :
    Your centrally located hotel in Dunhuang
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Mogao Grottoes is the jewel of Silk Road located in Dunhuang, China, where access is very challenging. This private day tour take you to Duhuang with a visit to the highlights of Silk Road includingMogao Grottoes. You will also see the wonder of the Singing Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

At 8:00am, your guide will pick you up from the lobby of your Dunhuang hotel and transfer you to Visitors' Center of MogaoGrottoes, an UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, where you will watch two documentaries about the caves and Silk Road. Then, a professional cave guide will lead you to explore about 7 to 9 caves closely. You will be astonished by well-preserved fresco and statues in the caves from the 4th century.

The caves were built by monks with donated funds and elaborately painted to serve as shrines and for meditation and enlightenment. Those paintings are also a teaching tools to inform those illiterate about Buddhist beliefs and stories. The primary caves were sponsored by patrons of important clergies, local ruling elites, foreign dignitaries, and Chinese emperors. Some of the caves might have been funded by merchants, military officers, and local residents.

Around 3:30pm, you will be transferred to see Singing Sand Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring. This magical spring is located in the center of sand dunes but it has never been covered by the sand throughout the history. It is also called whistling sand or barking sand that produces sound which is perhaps caused by wind passing over dunes or by walking on the sand. Crescent Moon Spring is a crescent-shaped lake oasis in Gobi Desert that is slowing shrinking due to climate change. After the lake visit, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Dunhuang where this wonderful private day trip concludes.

*Note: Your visit to the Mogao Caves might be changed to the afternoon due to daily availability of the attraction. In this caser, you will visit the Singing Sand Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring in the morning.

Inclusions

  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please wear comfortable shoes

Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants for Travel Insurance