One Day Tour to Mogao Grottoes and Crescent Moon Spring(Private)

Dunhuang Tour

Mogao Grottoes and Crescent Moon Spring

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  • starting from price base on 2 people.
  • Total Cost will be different base on your travelling date and person number.
  • Tour Code: DHD-01
  • Tour Type: Private tour
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx)
  • Pick-up Point: hotel in Dunhuang
  • Return Point: original point
  • Start Time: 8:30am

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Tour Itinerary

At 8:30am, your guide will pick you up from the lobby of your Dunhuang hotel and transfer you to Visitors' Center of Mogao Grottoes, an UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, where you will watch two documentaries about the caves and Silk Road. Then, a professional cave guide will lead you to explore about 7 to 9 caves closely. You will be astonished by well-preserved fresco and statues in the caves from the 4th century. The caves were built by monks with donated funds and elaborately painted to serve as shrines and for meditation and enlightenment. Those paintings are also teaching tools to inform those illiterate about Buddhist beliefs and stories. The primary caves were sponsored by patrons of important clergies, local ruling elites, foreign dignitaries, and Chinese emperors. Some of the caves might have been funded by merchants, military officers, and local residents. This cave is also open to visitors and draws large crowds.

Afterwards you will go for a simple local lunch to a restaurant.

At 3:30pm, you will be transferred to see Singing Sand Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring. This magical spring is located in the center of sand dunes but it has never been covered by the sand throughout the history. It is also called whistling y walking on the sand. Crescent Moon Spring is a crescent-shaped lake oasis in Gobi Desert that issand or barking sand that produces sound which is perhaps caused by wind passing over dunes or b slowing shrinking due to climate change.

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After the lake visit, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Dunhuang where this wonderful private day trip concludes.

Price Include & Exclude

Price Includes:
  • Entrance Fees to the listed attractions (Mogao Grottoes and Crescent Moon Spring).
  • Private transfer with air-conditioned van and experienced driver.
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide.
Price excludes:
  • Lunch (from $5-$20) is not included, but guide can help to book seat and order food if needed.
  • All personal expense, e.g. souvenir.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.

Notes

  • You can make most of your time without any tourist shopping stops.
  • Pick-up and drop-off hotel or personal address is supposed to be in the city.
  • Service time maximum to 8 hours but you can request to depart a bit earlier or later.
  • Brand of Van is the most popular kind in good condition. If for luxury brand, prices may vary accordingly.
  • Tour itinerary can be customized to your needs.
  • The price is for an English-speaking guide. Additional costs may apply if a different language guide is needed (We offer French and Spanish-speaking guide as well).
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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