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Yellow River Mother Statue
3 Days Lanzhou Short Break

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

Though not as famous as Dunhuang and Zhangye, Lanzhou is a very important tourist destination in Gansu. Firstly it is the gateway to Zhangye and Dunhuang. Secondly, it has something unique to explore. In this tour, you will explore the best highlights of Lanzhou city area, such as Gansu Provincial Museum, White Pagoda Mountain, etc. After that, take a side trip to the famous Bingling Temple.

from $489
Labrang Monastery
4 Days Lanzhou Labrang Monastery Tour

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

Wondering what you can get from this trip? An impressive contrast of different insects of Buddhism - Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism. Explore their difference from their 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

Tianshui is not only the birthplace of Eight Diagrams, but also has one of the best Buddhist grottoes in China - Maijishan. This tour takes you to explore all of them, and extend your trip via Lanzhou to Zhangye to marvel at magic Rainbow Mountains.

from $618
5 Days Amdo Tibetan Culture Experience Tour

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

Starting from Xining, this 5 Days private tour takes you to visit the sacred Tibetan monasteries in Amdo Tibetan areas, such as Longwu Monastery and Labrang Monastery, and explore unique Tibetan culture and art. To enrich your experience, you will also have a relaxing day at the picturesque plateau lake - Qinghai Lake and discover an ancient Buddhist grottoes site near Lanzhou where your tour ends.

from $829

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Zhangye Danxia Landform Photography
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!

from $892
Zhangye Danxia Landform Views After Rain
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.

from $1284
Taking a relaxing cruise on Heavenly Lake
11 Days In-depth Wild Silk Road Adventure Tour (Cultural Relic & Unrivalled Landscape)

Lanzhou / Zhangye / Jiayuguan / Dunhuang / Turpan / Urumqi / Kashgar

This is an in-depth wild Silk Road adventure covering the best cultural and natural highlights in Northwest China. You will first transfer from Lanzhou to Zhangye by high speed train and view colorful Zhangye Danxia landform - “Rainbow Mountains” sprawling for tens of miles, and then visit Jiayuguan Pass - the largest and greatest military fortress of China’s Great Walls, later get to Dunhuang, enjoy splendid Buddhist murals and sculptures in Mogao Caves, feel the natural wonders of Singing Sands and desert oasis. Continue your Silk Road via bullet train trip to Turpan, where Jiaohe Ancient City and many heritages, ethnic legacies and natural landscape are well reserved. Next, move to Urumqi, capital and transfer center of Xinjiang to learn the regions’ culture and history and a bright pearl on Tianshan Mountains - Heavenly Lake. The last stop is Kashgar, where you spend one full day discovering Kashgar Old Town and major landmarks and a visual feast of Karakul Lake.

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Taer Monastery Barbola
10 Days Northwestern China Treasures - Qinghai Gansu Highlights Tour

Xining - Tongren - Xiahe - Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang

The northwestern China is full of infinite treasures which are greatly different from what you can see in other parts of China – plateau lakes and grasslands, rainbow mountains, ancient Buddhist grottoes, authentic Tibetan culture, etc. Bordering to each other, Qinghai and Gansu are two most highlighting regions in the northwestern China to explore. It is the most classic trip to travel from the beautiful Qinghai Lake to the southern pasture and Tibetan habitants of Gansu, then goes northwestward to Zhangye Danxia Geopark, Jiayuguan Pass and reaches Mogao Grottoes and Mingshashan Desert. There are so many special cultures to experience, and endless magnificent landscape to enjoy on the tour.

from $1647

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