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Gansu Tours 2020/2021

Discover Magnificent Gansu with China Discovery

As the golden part of Silk Road, and one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization, Gansu is the heaven for historians to soak in the ancient historic canvas. Uniquely housing two of "Four Greatest Grottoes" - Mogao and Maijishan, Gansu is renowned as the treasure of Buddhist paintings and sculptures. While adventurers also marvel at diverse natural wonders of Gansu - vast Gobi deserts, snow mountains and glaciers, Danxia landform, Yardang landforms, etc.

How to plan your Gansu tour? - A classic Gansu tour usually starts from Lanzhou, the transportation hub of Gansu which is widely connected to other parts of China by flights and trains, then goes northeastward to Dunhuang via Zhangye and Jiayuguan. It is the essential part of ancient Silk Road with most of the top Gansu highlights, including Mogao Caves, Zhangye Danxia Geopark, Jiayuguan Pass, Mingshashan Desert, etc. To explore the diversity of Gansu, you can extend your trip to Gannan which is known for Buddhist culture, vast prairies and beautiful lakes.

With more than 3600+ feedbacks of satisfaction from our clients and 1360 good reviews on Tripadvisor, we are the leading expert in operating Gansu and Silk Road tours for decades, and always mastering the first-hand travel information of Gansu and Silk Road. Our private Gansu tour packages assure you explore the very bests of the region as well as enjoy the highest holiday standards with great flexibility, comfort and personalized services. If your time permits, you can even extend your Gansu tour to other parts Silk Road, such as Xian, Xinjiang, etc. Start exploration now!

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Gansu Tours by Destinations

Though as a remote province, Gansu has many places to go which offer not only magnificent travel experience but also great tourism amenities. Dunhuang is the NO.1 tourist destination in Gansu Province where you should stay at least 2 days there to visit the “Louvre of East” - Mogao Caves, beautiful Mingshashan Desert and Crescent Lake, unique Yadan Geological Park, etc. Heading southeastward from Dunhuang, you can explore more along the Silk Road, such as Zhangye, Jiayuguan Pass, Yunlin Caves, etc. This is the legendary Hexi Corridor as well as the most classic Gansu itinerary. The beautiful Tibetan habitants in southern Gansu also deserves an in-depth exploration. Following are well-selected Gansu tours by destinations.

  • Dunhuang
  • Zhangye
  • Jiayuguan
  • Lanzhou
  • Gannan
Watch a documentary film in the Dome Theater of Mogao Grottoes Digital Exhibition Center

3 Days Dunhuang Culture & Scenery

Highlights: Mogao Grottoes, Mingshashan, Yardang Geologic Park, Ruin of Great Wall

Trace the Silk Road in Dunhuang, also enjoy marvelous Gobi Desert landscape, incredible Yardang landforms, Crescent Lake, etc. with your private guide and driver.
from $352

Echoing Sand Mountains

4 Days Classic Dunhuang Tour

Highlights: Mogao Grottoes, Mingshashan, Crescent Lake, Yumenguan Pass, Yadan Geologic Park, Yangguan

Explore the most of popular attractions and activities in Dunhuang. Catch a deep insight of about Dunhuang's history and culture in the Mogao Grottoes.
from $410

Yulin Grottoes Exquisite Mural Painting

3 Days Mogao Caves Yulin Caves Tour

Highlights: Mogao Caves, Yulin Caves, Echoing Sand Mountains, Crescent Lake, Suoyangcheng Ancient City

Not only take an in-depth visit of Mogao Caves, but also have a day sightseeing to Yulin Caves and nearby Silk Road historical city of Suoyangcheng.
from $380

Camping on the desert of Mingshashan (Echoing Sand Mountains)

3 Days Dunhuang Camping Tour

Highlights: Mogao Grottoes, Echoing Sand Mountains, Crescent Lake, Camping in Desert

In-depth exploration of Mogao Caves, also including a well-designed camping experience in the most beautiful deserts of Mingshashan.
from $406

Zhangye Danxia Landform Photography

6 Days Zhangye Jiayuguan Dunhuang Tour

Highlights: Zhangye Danxia, Jiayuguan Fort, Mogao Grottoes, Mingshashan, Yulin Caves, Bullet Train

Memorable trip to discover three most glorious destinations in Zhangye, Jiayuguan and Dunhuang - diverse experience, enjoyable pace, budget price!
from $892

Binggou Danxia Landform

3 Days Zhangye Danxia Classic Private Tour

Highlights: Zhangye Danxia Geo Park, Binggou Danxia, Giant Buddha Temple, Matisi Grottoes

Explore Zhangye with the classic itinerary, covering Zhangye Danxia Geo Park, Binggou Danxia, Giant Buddha Temple, Matisi Grottoes.
from $342

Mogao Grottoes Giant Buddha in No. 96 Cave

5 Days Zhangye to Dunhuang Highlights Tour

Highlights: Zhangye Danxia, Binggou Danxia, Matisi Grottoes, Mogao Caves, Mingshashan

Strongly recommended for those who want to experience the ancient Silk Road culture and enjoy spectacular diverse landforms.
from $677

Zhangye Danxia Landform Views After Rain

8 Days Gansu Highlights Tour

Highlights: Labrang Monastery, Bingling Temple, Zhangye Danxia, Jiayuguan Pass, Mogao Grottoes

A thorough tour to discover the Gansu highlights from Lanzhou, via Xiahe, Zhangye Danxia Landform, Jiayuguan, to Dunhuang.
from $1284

Zhangye Danxia Landform Photography

6 Days Zhangye Jiayuguan Dunhuang Tour

Highlights: Zhangye Danxia, Jiayuguan Fort, Mogao Grottoes, Mingshashan, Yulin Caves, Bullet Train

Memorable trip to discover three most glorious destinations in Zhangye, Jiayuguan and Dunhuang - diverse experience, enjoyable pace, budget price!
from $892

Zhangye Danxia Landform Views After Rain

8 Days Gansu Highlights Tour

Highlights: Labrang Monastery, Bingling Temple, Zhangye Danxia, Jiayuguan Pass, Mogao Grottoes

A thorough tour to discover the Gansu highlights from Lanzhou, via Xiahe, Zhangye Danxia Landform, Jiayuguan, to Dunhuang.
from $1284

Yulin Grottoes (No. 3 Cave)

4 Days Jiayuguan Dunhuang Tour

Highlights: Jiayuguan Fort, Yulin Grottoes, Mogao Grottoes, Mingshashan Desert, Crescent Lake

Brief highlights of Ancient Silk Road - travel from Jiayuguan to Dunhuang like the ancient caravans of merchants and travelers from far Europe and Middle Asia.
from $644

Jiayuguan Fort

2 Days Jiayuguan Cultural Highlights Tour

Highlights: Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall, Wen and Jin Tombs

Visit the ancient Great Wall relics to learn more history of the Great Wall and watch lifelike murals of ancient daily life scenes nearly 2,000 year ago.
from $249

Zhangye Danxia Landform Views After Rain

8 Days Gansu Highlights Tour

Highlights: Labrang Monastery, Bingling Temple, Zhangye Danxia, Jiayuguan Pass, Mogao Grottoes

A thorough tour to discover the Gansu highlights from Lanzhou, via Xiahe, Zhangye Danxia Landform, Jiayuguan, to Dunhuang.
from $1284

Yellow River Mother Statue

3 Days Lanzhou Short Break

Highlights: Gansu Provincial Musuem, White Pagoda Mountain, Bingling Temple

Visit the best city highlights to meet Yellow River culture of Lanzhou and explore hidden Buddhist cave art existed over 1,600 years.
from $489

Labrang Monastery

4 Days Lanzhou Labrang Monastery Tour

Highlights: Labrang Monastery, Sangke Grassland, Bingling Temple, White Pagoda Mountain

An impressive contrast tour. Explore Buddhist architecture styles, history, arts, monks, etc. The biggest highlight is the "World University of Tibetan Buddhism" - Labrang Monastery.
from $592

Maijishan Grottoes

4 Days Maijishan Grottoes & Zhangye Danxia Tour

Highlights: Maijishan Grottoes, Zhangye Danxia Landform, White Pagoda Mountain, Bullet Train

A trip of both cultural and natural gems. Visit remarkable Buddhist grottoes art off the beaten track and view famous rainbow painted rolling mountains in Zhangye.
from $618

Rongwu Monastery

5 Days Amdo Tibetan Culture Experience Tour

Highlights: Qinghai Lake, Taer Monastery, Rongwo Monastery, Labrang Monastery, Bingling Temple

Explore the famous Tibetan monasteries of Amdo areas, such as Taer Monastery, Rongwo Monastery, Labrang Monastery, also experience local Tibetan living culture.
from $829

Langmusi

6 Days Lamusi Tour from Lanzhou

Highlights: Langmusi Temple, Labrang Monastery, Bingling Temple, Gahai Lake, Songke Prairie

Visit two the best Tibetan monasteries in Gansu - Labrang and LangmusI, also enjoy stunning natural sightseeing in Langmusi and Xiahe.
from $998

Labrang Monastery

4 Days Lanzhou Labrang Monastery Tour

Highlights: Labrang Monastery, Sangke Grassland, Bingling Temple, White Pagoda Mountain

An impressive contrast tour. Explore Buddhist architecture styles, history, arts, monks, etc. The biggest highlight is the "World University of Tibetan Buddhism" - Labrang Monastery.
from $592

Taer Monastery Barbola

10 Days Qinghai Gansu Highlights Tour

Highlights: Qinghai Lake, Labrang Monastery, Danxia Landform, Jiayuguan Fort, Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Lake

Start from the stunning Qinghai Lake to the famous Buddhist monastery - Labrang, then travel northward to explore Zhangye Danxia, Jiayuguan Fort and Mogao Grottoes.
from $1647

Gansu Travel Guide & Articles

To learn deeper about Gansu and its Silk Road culture and stunning nature, we have created below comprehensive travel guide and recommended articles, including up-to-date travel guide, transportation, best travel time, attraction news, maps, useful tips, etc. Please feel free to check useful information. If you have any question or travel idea, please feel free to contact us for instant help.

Mostly-read Gansu Travel Articles

Extend Your Gansu Tours

Gansu is just a part of the China Silk Road while the China Silk Road is only a region of the vast China. If time allows, you are strongly suggested to travel Gansu with other popular destinations in China. China Discovery has created many great China Gansu tours, including Beijing Dunhuang Tours, Shanghai Dunhuang Tours, Xian Dunhuang Tours, etc. for you to choose. Furthermore, if you have other attractions or destinations want to discover or any other idea to plan your own Gansu China trip, please feel free to tell our professional travel expert to customize a personal tour for you.

Xinjiang Tianchi Lake
11 Days In-depth Wild Silk Road Adventure Tour (Cultural Relic & Unrivalled Landscape)

Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi - Kashgar

from $2078

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

Xian / Dunhuang / Turpan / Urumqi / Kashgar

from $2030

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

from $2805

Mogao Caves
12 Days Silk Road Tour from Beijing

Beijing / Xian / Dunhuang / Turpan / Urumqi

from $1931

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