This 3-night tour will let you start either from Lanzhou or Xining by bullet train to Zhangye, then you will visit the attractions from Zhangye to Dunhuang including Mati Temple. Multi-color Danxia Mountain, Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall, etc. on the ancient Silk Road.
Day 1. Xining or Lanzhou to Zhangye by bullet train You can start the tour either from Lanzhou or Xining, our guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby in Xining or Lanzhou to the railway station to catch 2 or 3-hour bullet train heading to Zhangye. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Zhangye. Accommodation: Zhangye 4-Star Jingyang Hotel or equivalent Day 2. Zhangye (BL)After hotel breakfast, Afterwards you will drive one hour to visit Mati Temple that houses grottoes, buildings and fresco which still keep its original style since ancient time. Afterwards, you will take 2-hour ride to Multi Danxia Mountains, which is impressive for its scenery decorated with red, yellow, white, black clay. Later, you will be transferred back to your hotel.Accommodation: Zhangye 4-Star Jingyang Hotel or equivalent Day 3. Zhangye to Jiayuguan by car (BL) After hotel breakfast, your guide will take you to visit Giant Buddha Temple in the city center. The 34.5-meter sleeping Buddha is well-preserved with colorful robe in the temple. Then you will be driven about 3 hours to Jiayuguan Fort, which was the end of the Great Wall in Ming Dynasty. As a UNESCO site, this fort exhibits its functional design for the military aim. Afterwards you will climb up the Overhanging Great Wall that was rebuilt on its original site on the impressive Black Mountain in the Hexi Corridor. Later you will be transferred back to your hotel in Jiayuguan. Accommodation: Jiayuguan 4-Star Jiayuguan Hotel or equivalentDay 4. Jiayuguan to Dunhuang by car(BL) After hotel breakfast, you will be driven about 5 hours to Dunhuang. The trip concludes in Dunhuang hotel after lunch, you can book our other Dunhuang tours. Accommodation: Dunhuang 4-Star Silk Road Hotel or equivalent