7 Days Hexi Corridor Adventure Tour to Zhangye, Jiayuguan & Dunhuang

7 Days Hexi Corridor Adventure Tour to Zhangye, Jiayuguan & Dunhuang

Unlock the secrets of Hexi Corridor on a 7 Days Tour. You will see the Romantic Rainbow Mountain in Zhangye; Stop at the majestic Jiayuguan Fortress; then come to Dunhuang, the westernmost city of Hexi Corridor, Learning about the treasures of the Silk Road and Buddhism art UNESCO-Mogao Grottoes. Riding the camels in the vast desert where you will experience the silk road caravan.

* Private transportation with good AC
* Professional English Speaking Guide Service
* Bottled water and paper napkins
* 7/24 English Service online.


Day 1: Zhangye Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Stop At: Zhangye, Zhangye, Gansu
Welcome to Zhangye, the important town for merchants and businessmen along the Silk Road in ancient times. Upon you arrive at Zhangye, our professional tour guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel for rest.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Zhangye Yujing International Hotel

Day 2: Visit Mati Temple & Rainbow Mountain

Stop At: Mati Temple Scenic Resort, Mati Country, Sunan County 734400 China
Start your tour from the amazing Mati Temple ( Horseshoe Temple ), located between the foothills of Qilian Mountain in Sunan Yugur Autonomous County. There are many grotto Buddha statues carved on the wall from Beiliang period to the present thousand years; and the high-rise grotto temple buildings, which is very attractive and splendid.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Zhangye Danxia Geopark, 30km South of the County, Linze County 734200 China
Next we will head to visit the Zhangye Danxia National Geopark, located in northwest China's Gansu Province. It is a spectacular multicolor covering a large area of the cliffs that have made the place look like a masterpiece of an oil painting against the canvas of surrounding grey plain. The landform is the result of red sandstone erosion, together with its geological structure and long term desert conditions, wind and water erosion. The great force of nature has its great artwork emerged.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in Kaoshan Tent

Day 3: Explore the Binggou Danxia, then drive to Jiayuguan (230kms, 2-3hrs)

Stop At: Binggou Danxia Scenic Area, Sunan County China
Morning we will pay a visit to the spectacular Binggou Danxia, compared with Zhangye Danxia, the color of Danxia is relatively simple and has a little different. However, the most prominent feature is that the shape of the Binggou Danxia Landform is unique, with various styles of modeling, and the scale is quite spectacular. is the most significant geological and geomorphic relic of the window lattice palace in China, mainly composed of sandstone geomorphic relic landscape. The narrow ridges in the Ice Valley are all pointing to the sky, making this valley the Red Stone Forest of the Great Northwest. From a distance, the rolling hills look like temples, pagodas, and figures of Buddha, making the valley a natural Buddhist land.
Coming out from the Binggou Danxia, we will drive all the way to Jiayuguan about 2-3hrs, check in hotel and relax with free time for the rest of the day.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in Jiayuguan Xuri International Hotel

Day 4: Sightseeing in Jiayuguan, Train to Dunhuang

Stop At: Jiayuguan Fortress, Within Yuquan Town, Yuquan Town, Jiayuguan 735100 China
Full day sightseeing in Jiayuguan, we will climb the Jiayuguan pass in the morning. This Ming Dynasty fort guards the strategic Jiayuguan pass, at the western end of the Great Wall – this was the last section built by the Ming Dynasty. (There are many steps from one tower to the other, please consider if are able to walk and climb about 2hrs)
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Great Wall Museum of Jiayuguan, Xinhua South Road, Xinhua Street, Jiayuguan 735100 China
Visit the The Great Wall Museum, which was opened to visitor in October 1989 and it is the first one to exhibit the Great Wall culture in a comprehensive and systematic way.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass, Southwest of Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan 735100 China
We will pay a visit to the Overhanging Great Wall, The wall here was built on the ridge with a gradient of 45 degrees. It is high in the air and it looks as if it fell down from the top of the hill. So people refer to this section of the Great Wall as the "Suspended Wall".
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dunhuang, Dunhuang, Gansu
We will go to Jiayuguan Railway station at around 5pm, then catch an express train to Dunhuang, a famous frontier town and a well-known art center along the Silk Road. Your local guide and driver will wait you at the train staion and assit you with hotel check in.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in Dunhuang Fuguo Hotel

Day 5: World Heritage Mogao Grottoes & Echoing Sand Mountain

Stop At: Mogao Caves, West of Hexi Zoulang, Dunhuang 736200 China
This morning, we will visit Mogao Grottoes, also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes, this UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the great artistic and religious wonders of the world and it is famous for its exquisite murals and various sculptures inside the caves, which was built in different dynasties, spanning 1,000 years of Buddhist art, enjoy the Silk Road Movies in the visitor Center about 40 mins before our exploration into the Grottoes.The professional guide from the Mogao will bring you to 8grottoes with their special torch so that you have clear view of the murals and paintings. (Note: No photos and Video in the caves). The visiting time is around 4hrs including movie.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain, Three miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang 831900 China
Continue the tour to Echoing Sand Mountain & Crescent Lake. When there is wild wind, the sands will be blown up and make a loud sound, while the sound sounds like being produced by some ancient musical instrument when blown by the breeze. There is also a Crescent Lake that has been in existence for hundreds of years without ever being buried by the sand. Riding the camel (approximately 40mins) as the Silk Road Caravan in the vast desert is highly recommended. Experience the feeling of the camel team marching in the desert. The sound of camel bells is a must-play item for every tourist.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Shazhou Nightly Market, Yangguan East Road, Dunhuang China
In the evening, strolling this interesting Shazhou Night Market with different types of things to see and food to eat, it's easy to lose our sense of time wonder the market while enjoying your leisure time and taste some local cuisine.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in Dunhuang Fuguo Hotel

Day 6: Yadan Ghost City & Yangguan Pass

Stop At: Yadan National Geological Park, 180 Km Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200 China
A visit to Yardang National Geological Park, the park stretches twenty-five kilometers from north to south and about two kilometers from east to west. There you can appreciate unique and wonderful scenes and landscapes of Gobi desert.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Yangguan Historic Sites, No.36 Minshan Road,Southwest of Dunhuang,70Miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200 China
On the way back to downtown, we will stop at Yangguan Pass continue with the driving of an hour to entrance of Yangguan Pass. Here you can appreciate the beauty of vicissitudes of the Great Wall, enjoy the natural view combined by oasis, desert and snow peaks, and taste the juicy fruits.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in Dunhuang Fuguo Hotel

Day 7: Dunhuang Departure

Stop At: Dunhuang, Dunhuang, Gansu
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, then we will set you off to the airport. Wish you have a pleasant journey home!
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Hora de Inicio: 07:00 PM
Duración: 7 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
The professional guide will meet you at Zhangye Ganzhou Airport Exit with a welcome board, then set you off to the hotel with private vehicle.


  • Zhangye Ganzhou Airport, RM74+MCG, Ganzhou District, Zhangye, Gansu, China, 734013

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


  • Private transportation
  • English Speaking Guide Service
  • Entrance fee listed in the itinerary
  • 6 nights hotel listed with breakfast(2persons shared one room)
  • 2nd class train from Jiayuguan to Dunhuang
  • Bottled water and paper napkins
  • Allowance for the guide and driver
  • 6x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Jiayuguan Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Mogao Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Mati Temple Scenic Resort
  • Entry/Admission - Zhangye Danxia Geopark
  • Entry/Admission - Binggou Danxia Scenic Area
  • Entry/Admission - Great Wall Museum of Jiayuguan
  • Entry/Admission - Yadan National Geological Park
  • Entry/Admission - Yangguan Historic Sites

No Incluye

  • Lunch and dinner throughout the itinerary
  • Personal expenses, tips for guide and driver
  • Some activities not listed in the itinerary, such as boating, camel riding
  • Flight arrive in Zhangye and leave from Dunhuang


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