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Gansu Tours

Private & Bespoke | Explore Mogao Grottoes, Gobi Desert, & More

With a Gansu tour, you'll travel through the golden part of the ancient Silk Road to see exquisite Buddhist paintings, historical relics, and diverse natural landscapes. From world-famous Mogao Caves to the historical Maijishan Grottoes, from the sands of the Gobi Desert to the otherworldly rainbow mountains of Zhangye Global Geopark, a visit to Gansu will offer you an entrancingly rich cultural and geographic diversity.

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Why Private Tours

A hassle-free trip at your own pace for your own group
  • private guide & transfer
    Your Own Party, Guides & Transfer

    If you and your party purchase a "private" tour, you won't have to share the experience with anybody else. At every step, you'll have access to knowledgeable local guides who can fill in the blanks in your understanding. A private car will be used for every stage of the trip. Your trip, beginning with your arrival at the airport and ending when you have dropped off again, will be completely stress-free and enjoyable.

  • Hand-picked Hotels & Restaurants
    Hand-picked Hotels & Restaurants

    We're well aware of the need of maintaining a healthy diet and getting enough rest when traveling. In order to provide you with a wide range of options, we take the time to carefully assess each location and choose a wide range of high-quality hotels and restaurants every year. Our goal is straightforward: to provide you with the convenience and coziness of home while you are away from it.

  • Travel with Full of Flexibility
    Travel with Full of Flexibility

    When taking a private tour, you can expect individualized attention focused on your specific needs. You can travel with complete peace of mind and just have fun, as everything about your vacation is being handled. Simply tell your tour guide what you're most interested in seeing and what you'd rather skip entirely, and he or she will adjust the schedule accordingly.

Top Places to Visit in Gansu

Mogao Grottoes
The brilliant pearl on the Silk Road, Dunhuang is well-known for its grottoes and murals, offering the experience of the most representative attractions in western China. With 45,000 square meters of murals and 2,400 painted sculptures, the Mogao Grottoes, which were excavated 1,000 years ago, demonstrate the development of Chinese grotesque art. The Singing Dune and Crescent Moon Spring near the Mogao Grottoes are also stunning. When the wind blows, the sands at Singing Dune sound like a bell. While the Crescent Moon Spring gained acclaim for its unique shape.
    You must go to the Mati Temple and Zhangye National Geopark. The former is the most well-known of the numerous beautiful historical sites along the Silk Road in Gansu. The latter presents a Danxia landform with seven hues, one of the most distinctive in the entire world.
    It is the western terminus of the Great Wall and the traffic hub of the ancient Silk Road, where the 2,000-year-old beacon towers and pathways that facilitated trade and cultural exchanges between China and the West are still dimly discernible.
    Built between 384 and 417, there are 221 caves, 10,632 clay sculptures, and stone carvings, and more than 1,300 square meters of murals in these grottoes, reflecting the characteristics of statues in various eras in China. Now the site has become a world cultural heritage.
    This well-known city by the Yellow River has a more than 2,000-year history. A significant number of priceless cultural artifacts are on display in the city's Gansu Provincial Museum. Such as the iconic bronze sculpture, the Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow.
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