• 10 Days Gansu - Silk Road Less Trodden

    Much lesser known by modern tourists as compared to Xinjiang, this slender province of Gansu has long seen travelers and goods of all kinds traveling between China and Central Asia. This itinerary covers the highlights of the Hexi Corridor, including the famous Rainbow Rocks of Zhangye Danxia to the Mogao Caves.
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10 days
From S$ 6,190/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Singapore / Beijing
    Fly Singapore / Beijing SQ 802 0830/1440 (6h 10min) – Daily
    Or Singapore / Beijing SQ 806 1650/2300 (6h 10min) – Daily

     

    Upon arrival, check into your airport hotel.

    Meals included: None

  • Day 02 - Beijing/ Zhangye
    Fly Beijing/Lanzhou CA 1273 0805/1040 (2h 35min) – Daily
      Lanzhou / Zhangye GS 7647 1450/1550 (6h 50m) - Except Wed

     

    Upon arrival, visit the Giant Buddha Temple, the reputed birthplace of the great Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan. If you’re feeling up for it, you may also like to visit the other temples in town – Xilai Temple, Wooden Pagoda Temple. Prepare an overnight (or rather, 2-night) bag for your desert stay and leave your bags in Zhangye.

    Meals included: None 

  • Day 03 - Zhangye / Badain Jaran

    Have a leisurely morning before driving into the Badain Jaran desert.

    Settle in to your comfortable tents with twin beds and enjoy a dinner under the stars.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

  • Day 04 - Badain Jaran

    Go on an expedition today with your 4x4 and discover the desert lakes and the well-preserved Badain Jaran monastery. Visit the Bilitu Peak.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 05 - Badain Jaran / Alashan Youqi / Zhangye

    En route back to Zhangye, stop for lunch at Alashan Youqi, and have the rest of the day at leisure, or visit the remaining temples.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 06 - Zhangye / Zhangye Danxia / Mati Temple / Jiayuguan

    Visit Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park. Spend some time around the park taking sightseeing buses around the four viewing platforms. Take a packed breakfast and try and time your visit with the sunrise when the colors are most vibrant, along with sunset and after it rains.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

  • Day 07 - Jiayuguan

    The full day will be devoted to visiting the gems around the “Mouth of China”. The gems include the iconic Jiayuguan Fort, and the Overhanging Great Wall. Also visit one of the public-accessible Wei Jin Tombs, approx. 15km northeast of town.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 08 - Jiayuguan / Dunhuang

    Drive to Dunhuang, approx.4hrs drive.

    This evening, have some time to explore the night bazaar at your own leisure.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 09 - Dunhuang

    This morning, visit the Mogao Caves.

    After a short rest, take a tour with a camel ride to view Mingsha Shan (the Singing Sands Mountain), named after the natural phenomena. You will also visit the Crescent Moon Lake – a natural wonder in the Gobi Desert. Relax and enjoy a fantastic sunset dinner by the dunes.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10 - Dunhuang / Beijing / Singapore

    Transfer to the airport for flight.

    Fly Dunhuang / Beijing CA 1288 1100/1345 (2h 45min) – Daily
      Beijing/Singapore SQ 807 1635/2300 (6h 25min) – Daily
    OR Beijing/Singapore SQ 801 0005/0620 (6h 15min) – Daily

     

    Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

 

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