24 Hours Hotline: +86 137-3541-1378
+86 157-0009-4881

Your Location: Home > Northwest China Silk Road Tour > Zhangye Silk Road Tours > 5 Days Zhangye Dunhuang Silk Route Tour by Bullet Train

5 Days Zhangye Dunhuang Silk Route Tour by Bullet Train

Share to:
From $390 per person

Tour Style:
Taking bullet train to travel between Zhangye and Dunhuang is a popular way among tourists. By this 5 day Zhangye Dunhuang Silk Route Tour will lead you to visit the historic, cultural and natural highlights of Zhangye and Dunhuang. The tour package includes transfer and tour guide service, entrance fees, bullet train tickets, meals and accommodation. It's an ideal and fantastic tour along the silk route.

Duration: 5 Nights, 4 Days

Zhangye, Dunhuang

Pick-up point:
Zhangye train station or Zhangye airport (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Dunhuang train station or Dunhuang airport (based on your requirement)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your requirement in your inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion, Alipay, Wechat, Bank transfer

Available: Daily

Payment Guide | Terms & Conditions


D1 Zhangye Arrival: Take train or flight to Zhangye, Zhangye Giant Buddha Temple
D2 Zhangye: Danxia Geopark
D3 Zhangye to Dunhuang by bullet train: Wooden Pagoda Temple, Take train to Dunhuang, Shazhou Night Market
D4 Dunhuang: Echoing Sand Mountains, Crescent Lake, Mogao Grottoes
D5 Dunhuang Departure: Dunhuang Museum, transfer to Dunhuang airport or train station

Day 1 Arrive in Zhangye

  • Place&Transport: Zhangye
  • Today's Activities: Zhangye Giant Buddha Temple
  • Accommondation: 4-Star hotel (can be customized) in Zhangye
  • Meal: L

Make your own arrival arrangement to Zhangye. Pick up service can be arranged at Zhangye train station or Zhangye airport by our local guide, you will find a welcome board "Zhangye Private Tour". Transfer to your hotel in Zhangye for check in and take a short break.

Your adventure begins with Zhangye Giant Buddha Temple, it is named after a statue worshiped inside the temple. It also known as Sleeping Buddha Temple, is very famous because it contains the biggest indoor sleeping Buddha all around China. The buddha is 34.5 meter long and its shoulder spans across a width of 7.5 meters. Up to eight people can stand on the ear of the reclining Buddha. Established in 1098 (Western Xia Dynasty) and rebuilt during the Qing Dynasty. Due to its extensive history, it is listed as an immovable cultural relic under state protection.

Zhangye Giant Buddha Temple.png

After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Zhangye.

Day 2 Zhangye

  • Place&Transport: Zhangye
  • Today's Activities: Danxia Geopark
  • Accommondation: 4-Star hotel can be customized in Zhangye
  • Meal: B/L

After breakfast, drive you to visit the Zhangye Danxia Geopark. It is located about 40KM from Zhangye city.The national park encompasses an area of 510 square kilometers. The Geopark is well-known for its spectacular, colorful rock formations. it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China. This site is popular among photographers, many popular movies and TV shows such as "A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop" & "The Sun Also Rises", were filmed in Zhangye Danxia Geopark. It attracts thousands of both domestic and international tourists visit here every year.

Zhangye Danxia Geopark_01.png

When you in the park, you will have chance to enjoy the amazing Danxia landscape from different viewing platfoms. There are 5 platforms where you can take some photos. You will take the shuttle buses which starting from the main entrance and travels to the different stops (viewpoints) along the way.

When you finish the sightseeing at Danxia Geopark, our guide will take you to your hotel in Zhangye

Day 3 Zhangye to Dunhuang by bullet train

  • Place&Transport: Zhangye-Dunhuang
  • Today's Activities: Wooden Pagoda Temple, Train to Dunhuang, Shazhou Night Market
  • Accommondation: 4-Star hotel can be customized in Dunhuang
  • Meal: B/L

After breakfast, you will visit the Wooden Pagoda Temple. The present Wooden Pagoda is located in the south street of Zhangye County Government, it is regarded as one of Zhangye City's 'Five Elements' Pagodas. The Wooden Pagoda Temple was built in early 557-588 A.D.. Records show that the pagoda had been renovated several times from 581A.D. to 1911 A.D..

Wooden Pagoda Temple.png

After the tour, transfer to Zhangye train station to take train to Dunhuang. It takes around 4 hours by bullet train. Once you arrive in Dunhuang train station, our local guide will meet at the exit with a sign "Dunhuang Private Tour" and take you to your hotel in Dunhuang.

Shazhou Night Market.png

In the evening, you will have chance to explore the Shazhou Night Market, the Market here is the biggest night market of the whole city and offering you a great opportunity for an evening walk and a souvenir shopping chance!

Day 4 Dunhuang

  • Place&Transport: Dunhuang
  • Today's Activities: Echoing Sand Mountains & Crescent Lake, Mogao Grottoes
  • Accommondation: 4-Star hotel can be customized in Dunhuang
  • Meal: B/L

After breakfast, drive you to visit the famous Echoing Sand Mountains & Crescent Lake in Dunhuang. The city of Dunhuang is located at the borders of the Gobi desert and from here there are views of the Echoing Sand Mountain, a name that derives from the sweet sound that is made by the sand being caressed by the wind or rapidly sliding down from the dunes. The legend says that in this area in the foothills of the mountain there once lived a lively village surrounded by sacred temples. One year, during a celebration at one of the temples, the songs of the opera and the noise of the celebration was so deafening that it bothered the Yellow Dragon Prince that slept in a nearby desert.

Echoing Sand Mountains_02.png

Then, you will visit the Crescent Lake which is considered a natural wonder of the Gobi Desert, the lake is something of an enigma as it has existed for thousands of years and was considered a special place during the Han Dynasty (202BC to 220AD). Because the lake is dwarfed by the surrounding sand dunes, it’s a wonder it hasn’t filled up and been covered over many times, but due to a natural depression, the winds blow the sand across the nearby singing sand dunes and away from the spring.

Crescent Lake_01.png

In the afternoon, you will visit the Mogao Grottoes, known also as the Mogao Caves are a network of Buddhist cave temples in China. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in China. This ancient city was once located in an oasis on a strategic point of the ancient Silk Road. Thus, Dunhuang was a center where not only trade, but also cultural, religious, and intellectual exchanges took place. The Mogao Grottoes serve as a testimony to the high level of sophistication that was achieved by Dunhuang during its heyday.

Mogao Grottoes.png

After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Dunhuang.

Day 5 Dunhuang Departure

  • Place&Transport: Dunhuang
  • Today's Activities: Dunhuang Museum
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: B

After breakfast, our guide will take you to visit the Dunhuang Musuem. In front of the museum stand a group of carved figures depicting people leading their camels as they travel along the Silk Road. All of the exhibits in the museum are displayed in three sections. In the first section the written sutras from the No.17 cave of the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang are shown. The written sutras are real evidence of Buddhist activities in Chinese history.

Dunhuang Museum.png

After the tour, transfer to Dunhuang train station or Dunhuang airport for your next place.

From $390 per person
Free Inquiry

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    English & Chinese speaking tour guide

Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
8. Single Room Supplement.

Questions & Answers or Review
* Full Name
* E-mail
* Title of your review
* Your review

The following Northwest China Silk Road Tour may also interest you!

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum, Crescent Lake(Yueyaquan), Echoing-Sand Mountain

Tour Style:Dunhuang is one of the best places nearby Xian to discover the ancient China silk road, an important international trade route linking China and the West. With 2-Day Dunhuang Silk Road Tours from Xian, get the best of Dunhuang the city has to offer. Marvel at the greatest treasure-trove of Buddhist art - Mogao Grottoes, you'll be amazed by the spectacular carvings and mural paintings. You also have an option to experience the camel-riding from Echoing-Sand Mountain to Crescent Lake.

View Details
From $186 p/p

Duration:4 Days, 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Yellow River Park, Binglingsi Grottoes, Xiahe Laprung Temple, Labrang Monastery, Sangke Grassland

Tour Style:4-Day Silk Road China tour from Xian to Lanzhou Xiahe is a special designed package tour for those who are eager to learn about the history of China silk road. Leave the guidebook behind because your guide for the tour package is an extremely knowledgeable and friendly, who will take you to must-see sites and spots of Lanzhou and Xiahe. You guide will also be able to answer all of your questions, offer you an informative trip.

View Details
From $347 p/p

Duration:5 Days, 4 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Urumqi, Turpan

Tour Style:Take a silk road adventure to Xinjiang and explore the minority ethnic group in Urumqi and Turpan on this 5-Day Xinjiang tour package to urumqi and turpan. Follow your personal and knowledgeable guide, get close to the lovely lifestyle of the local ethnic people, appreciate the amazing architectures, know about the religious treasure as well as the glorious past of silk road. You will not only enjoy fantastic scenery, but also learn local unique culture and traditions.

View Details
From $396 p/p

Duration:5 Days, 4 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Dunghuang Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum, Camel Ride, Echoing-Sand Mountain, Jiayuguan Great Wall, Weijin Mural Tomb, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter

Tour Style:Hit the highlights of Xian Dunhuang & Jiayuguan without the hassles of planning transportation from Xian on this China silk road tour package. This silk road tour helps you save your precious sightseeing time in Dunhuang and Jiayuguan, accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, delve into the history of ancient silk route, check out the gradually changing landscape, and learn about the culture od west part of China.

View Details
From $430 p/p

Duration:6 Days, 5 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar

Tour Style:Want to book Budget China Silk Road Tour from Urumqi to Kashgar so you can explore the highlights and learn the history of these cities, our 6 days Xinjiang silk road tour is an ideal trip to take you travel Urumqi, Turpan & Kashgar as all of them played a significant role in the ancient silk road and has lots of cultural relics well-remained. It is a flexible tour with English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned vehicle.

View Details
From $515 p/p

Live Chat

Certificate of Excellence
2012 ~ 2023


Xian Private Tour - Day Tour

Your Idea of Your Trip
(> 11 years old)
(2 - 11 years old)
(< 2 years old)
Date of trip
Hotel Class
Any specific requests/interests?
Contact Information

(Your Privacy is Protected)

Full Name: *
E-mail: *
Your Age: *
Nationality: *
Contact Phone Number: *
>11 years old
2 - 11 years old
< 2 years old
Date of trip
Hotel Class:
Your Privacy is Protected.
* Full Name:
* E-mail:
* Your Age:
* Nationality:
* Phone Number:
Submit Cancel


1 to 1 tailor-made service from our professional travel advisors for the most sophisticated


Constantly excellent reviews for attraction, hotel and service Competitive price

Value Guarantee

Local experts provide quality tours Best selected knowledgeable local guides Authentic local restaurants

Stress-free Guaranteed

7*24 hours available to create you a worry-free tour. No Hidden Fees and absolutely no pressure to buy. Secured

Who choose us

Copyright © 2017 www.xianprivatetour.com All rights reserved.  浙ICP备18056007号-6     Travel Bags Provider - CLASSIC PACKING