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Dunhuang Private Day Tour of Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Lake and Singing Mountain

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What to Expect
At 09:00 meet your guide and driver in your hotel. Then we will drive to visit the most notable attraction in Dunhuang, Mogao Grottoes. The grottoes also knows as Caves of the Thousand Buddha, house Buddhist cave temple architecture, clay sculpture, mural paintings and manuscripts, dating from the 4th to the 19th centuries, nearly 1500 years. 

In the afternoon, we will continue to visit the Singing-Sand Mountain. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. Walking along the mountain to reach the Crescent Lake, your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert. You can try some optional activity like camel riding and sand skiing (cost on your own). In the evening, you will visit the famous local Sazhou Night Market. After the tour transfer back to your hotel.

Warm Notice: 

1. The pickup time is approximate due to the open time of attractions and the peak season or not, you will be contacted one day in advance to reconfirm the exact time.

2. You might visit the Mogao Grottoes in the afternoon and Crescent Lake & Singing Sand Mountain in the morning instead based on the tickets reservation condition of Mogao Grottoes attraction site. 
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your hotel at Dunhuang downtown
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Your hotel in Dunhuang downtown
  • Chinese style lunch
  • All private transfer as mentioned in itinerary
  • Air-condition car and driver
  • English speaking tour guide
  • One bottle of mineral water per day
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activity (such as special caves at Mogao Grottoes and camel riding or sand skiing)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Camel riding and sand skiing is optional
  • Special caves at Mogao Grottoes are not included
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Key Details
  • China Xian Tour
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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