Private Silk Road Hiking Day Tour Of Yangguan Pass Including Lunch - Dunhuang

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup ti.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Your downtown Dunhuang hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

This private hiking day tour will take you to Yangguan by comfortably air-conditioned vehicle from your Dunhuang hotel. Upon arrival, enjoy an approximately2.5 miles (4 kilometers) hike which will take you1.5 to 2 hours to arrive at YangguanPass. You will see this important pass of ancient silk road and visit the MuseumofYangguanPass. Lunch will be served at a local farmer's restaurant. Afterwards, visit Jade Gate Pass and the great wall of Han Dynasty on your way back to Dunhuang.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included

Know More about this tour

At 8:30 am, your private English-speaking guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to embark on a day of adventure. You will be transferred by comfortably air-conditioned private vehicle to Yangguan that is located by a small oasis about 70 kilometers away from downtown Dunhuang. By 9:30 am, you will start hiking in Yangguan. The distance of your hike is approximately 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) from the entrance to the site of Yangguan Pass. Along the way, you will see the beautiful oasis before arriving at Yangguan Pass where you will apply for a "passport" from the governor as a souvenir and also visit the Museum of Yangguan Pass. Lunch will be served at a local farmer's restaurant where you could visit the vineyard during lunch.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Jade Gate Pass and the site of Han Dynasty Great Wall (256 B.C. - 195 B.C.) which takes approximately 1 hour. In Chinese history, Han Dynasty built many walls to strengthen the safety of their frontier as well as exploring ways to do business with the western region. Instead of piling up layers upon layers of stones or bricks like other dynasties did, the Great Wall of Han Dynasty was built with sand and weeds that were abundant locally. These two materials were mixed together by being layered on top of each other. On average, every layer measures from 4.7 to 5.9 inches (12 to 15 centimeters). Current remains of the wall is ranging from 1.6 feet tall to over 6.6 feet in height. At the end, you will be transferred back to your Dunhuang hotel by 5:30pm where this tour ends.

Inclusions

  • Private tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Professional driver
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Personal expense
  • Optional activities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Minimum drinking age is 21 years

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund