Dunhuang Private Day Tour: Yumen Pass, Han Great Wall Ruins and Yadan Ghost City

Dunhuang Private Day Tour: Yumen Pass, Han Great Wall Ruins and Yadan Ghost City

Immerse yourself in Dunhuang’s past at the Yumen Pass, Han Dynasty Great Wall Ruins and Yadan National Geologic Park. A professional guide leads you on an informative tour past ancient structures and shares insight about this civilization. Explore 2000 years old Yumen Pass, Haicang City and Ruins of Han Dynasty Great Wall, admire the wisdom of ancient people. Be amazed by the natural formation of the landscape at Yadan National Geologic Park which will give you an unexpected shot. Tour includes all entrance fees, a Chinese lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

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Stop At: Yumen Pass, 90 Km Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200 China

Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel by holding your name sign, hop on your private air-conditioned vehicle, heading directly to Yumen Pass (1.5 hours), your tour guide will explain the related histories and stories, feel free to ask questions if you have.

The Yumen Pass was a strategic pass on the ancient Silk Road protecting Dunhuang from invasion from the West about two thousand years ago.

Follow your tour guide, take attraction's battery bus to explore the area. Admire thousand years old ruins of Hecang City, Han Dynasty Great Wall Ruins and Yumen Pass.

The existing Yumen Pass is a square castle standing in the sandy rocks of Gobi. Climbing up to the tower and overlooking, you will collect in your eyes a long scroll full of scattering mashes, ravines crossbar, winding great wall, tall and straight poplars which create an atmosphere of nostalgia.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Great Wall of Han Dynasty, Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200 China

Continue to explore the ruins of Han Dynasty Great Wall.

With a history of over 2000 years, Han Dynasty Great Wall was built during 101 to 121 BC. Stretching as long as over a thousand kilometers in the west land of ancient China, it had taken a crucial role in defending the country against northern invaders and contributed greatly to the prosperity of silk road in the history, as it was under such a security protection, could the merchants passing through this area both from east and west continue their business and exchange goods and information. Adjusting measures to local condition, Han Great Wall was made by branches, reeds, sand gravels and other local materials instead of masonry structure. The existing Han Great Wall Relics in Dunhuang lost its origin style and features because of the weather-bitten of several millennia. However, you can still figure out the outline and admire the wisdom of ancient people.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yadan National Geological Park, 180 Km Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200 China

Take a break after finishing your time in Yumen Pass with a tasty lunch, continuing to Yadan National Geological Park.

Dunhuang Yadan National Geological Park, also referred as Yadan Devil City for the bleak desert and horrific sound, presents an astonishing scene of Yardang landform. If you care about seeing natural landscape or having an adventurous tip, this is a must-do. Quite spectacular with natural formation of the landscape will give you an unexpected shot.

As the largest one of Yardang Landform found so far, you will hear the sound just like the devil screaming when the strong wind goes through the desert.

Accompanied by your tour guide, take the battery bus to explore four main sites in the park. You will have free time to watch the great view and take beautiful photos. You can get a view of uniquely-shaped rocks like Mongolian Bao, Stone Bird, Peacock and others. Make full use of your imagination, you may find some rocks with some miniatures similar to famed architectures, like the Potala Palace in Tibet, Heaven Temple in Beijing or something else.

Perhaps you have watched sunset numerous time in untold places, but you may never experience such a grand sight in Yadan Geologic Park. If you want to stay longer to experience the unique sunset moment, just let your tour guide know (with extra cost).

After the tour finished, you will be transferred to your hotel in Dunhuang.

Duration: 2 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duración: 6 To 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel by holding your name sign

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Travel by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Battery Bus at Yanmen Pass
  • Battery bus at Yadan National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Yumen Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Yadan National Geological Park
  • Entry/Admission - Great Wall of Han Dynasty

No Incluye

  • Gratuites
  • Accommodation


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