Glamorous Mingshashan (Echoing Sand Mountains)
8 Days Beijing Xian Dunhuang Epic Silk Road Culture Tour

Highlights: Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda Mogao Caves, Mingshashan, Yandan National Geopark

Xian and Dunhuang are two places that you must visit for priority if you want to trace back on the glorious Silk Road. That’s why we created this tour for you in which you can visit the symbolic Silk Road sites, such as Mogao Caves, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Jade Gate Pass, etc. You will travel from Beijing to Xian and Dunhuang to enjoy the convenient and fast transfers of bullet train and flight.

Amazing Terracotta Warriors with 2000 Years History
5 Days Silk Road Tour from Xian to Dunhuang by Flight

Highlights: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Lake, Yandan National Park

Without any exaggeration, Xian and Dunhuang are two most important cities along the ancient Silk Road of China. Xian used to be the final destination for the travelers and traders from Europe and Middle Asia during the ancient Silk Road period. While Dunhuang is the place where western and eastern culture melted together and created a great number of art works. This tour leads you to explore the most brilliant culture of ancient Silk Road from Xian to Dunhuang by flight, and enjoy the spectacular wild Gobi desert landscape and diverse landforms of northwestern China.

Everything You Need to Know Before Xian Dunhuang Tour

The following articles give you useful suggestions and tips about how to plan a Xian Dunhuang trip, how to decide your travel length, the best way to transfer and top things to see and do in both Xian and Dunhuang.

Travelling Xian and Dunhuang with Other Popular Silk Road Destinations

There are many other beautiful destinations to explore on the Silk Road besides the Xian and Dunhuang. If time allows, you are suggested to plan more days to create a longer Silk Road adventure which also covers more destinations, such as Zhangye, Jiagyuguan, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, etc. Below are some recommended Silk Road tours including Xian and Dunhuang. China Discovery is specialized in tailor-made China tour packages. We can also customize China tours for you.

Mrs. Garlen Chan’s group from Canada - Jiayuguan
6 Days Hexi Corridor Discovery Tour(Zhangye/Jiayuguan/Dunhuang)

Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang

The Hexi Corridor (the corridor at the west of Yellow River) is the essence of ancient China Silk Road, a glorious path full of stories and natural wonders. This 6 Days Zhangye Jiayuguan Dunhuang Discovery Tour takes you to explore this glorious wonder land from Lanzhou to artistic capital Dunhuang, via incredible “rainbow mountains” in Zhangye and historical Jiayuguan. It is the most classic trip of the region with diverse experiences, enjoyable pace and budget price!

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Erin’s family from USA - Zhangeye
8 Days Gansu Highlights Tour

Lanzhou / Xiahe / Jiayuguan / Dunhuang

Traveling in Gansu is quite different from traveling other places like Beijing, Guilin, Xian, Chengdu, etc. Our Gansu highlights tour takes you to explore the diversity of this northwestern province. You will get lost in the wild, vast and grand landscape, at the same time discover many historical experiences, such as the Great Wall, ancient Silk Road, ancient military passes... Starting from Lanzhou, via Xiahe, Zhangye and Jiayuguan to Dunhuang, it is an in-depth tour to discover the best highlights of Gansu.

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Abakh Khoja Tomb
10 Days Classic Silk Road Tour (Xian/Dunhuang/Turpan/Kashgar)

Xian / Dunhuang / Turpan / Urumqi / Kashgar

This is the most classic China Silk Road tour. You will start your Silk Road tour from Xian which was known as Chang'an, the ancient capital city of China as well as the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, then take a flight to Dunhuang, the most legendary part of Silk Road where you can see amazing mural arts, impressive Buddhist statues, well-decorated caves and unique frontier landscape. Lastly, take a high speed train from Dunhuang to Xinjiang where you will explore the exotic customs and beautiful landscape in the Golden Triangle Cities -Urumqi, Kashgar and Turpan.

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A Bullet Train Running on the High Speed Rail in Xinjiang
15 Days Classic Ancient China Silk Road Tour with Bullet Train Experience

Kashgar / Tupran / Dunhuang / Jiayuguan / Zhangye / Xian / Beijing

Explore the Silk Road on the gigantic regions of northwester China, an almost dizzying agglomeration of deserts, grasslands, raging rivers and colossal mountains, connecting Xian, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, etc. Unlike the ancient travelers who walked and rode camels to traversing the Silk Road, you from the modern civilization will explore the legendary route in a stylish and relaxing way - mainly taking high speed bullet trains, and also using flights and vehicle, to make your trip more enjoyable.

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Crescent Lake has been a famous attraction for more than 1200 years
9 Days Silk Road Tour with Best of China Golden Triangle Cities

Beijing / Xian / Dunhuang / Shanghai

Our 9 Days Silk Road Tour with Best of China Golden Triangle Cities gives you a great chance to a memorable adventure to trace back on the history and appreciate the surviving art treasures on the ancient Silk Road, also a unique experience of exploring both modern and ancient faces of China. There are up to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many national parks to visit in this tour.

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The Modern Buddhist Archtiecture in Famen Temple
9 Days Ancient Silk Road Buddhist Culture Tour

Xian / Baoji / Tianshui / Zhangye / Jiayuguan / Dunhuang

This 9-day tour takes you to follow the ancient dignitaries’ footprints and appreciate the most brilliant Buddhist treasures along the Silk Road from Chang’an (Xian now) to Dunhuang. No matter you are a Buddhist pilgrim or not, the elaborate Buddhist art and unique scenic splendor on this trip are difficult to resist.

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Mogao Caves
12 Days Silk Road Tour from Beijing

Beijing / Xian / Dunhuang / Turpan / Urumqi

This 12-day Silk Road tour is designed to show you all the highlights of China Silk Road. Your trip begins in Beijing – the ancient and present capital of China, and extends to Kashgar – the westernmost city of China via Xian – the most eye-catching old capital, Dunhuang – the essence of the whole Silk Road and Turpan – an oasis in the desert. There are a myriad of incredible opportunities to get yourself awe-inspired by visiting the different kinds of attractions, such as old palaces, fabulous manmade wonders, historic temples, Buddhist carvings, traditional living blocks, busy bazaars, barren deserts, informative museums, etc.

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