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Rainbow Mountains

6-Day Silk Road Photography Tour in Zhangye and Dunhuang


  • Take photos of the Rainbow Mountains, one of world's 25 dream travel destinations as described by many well-known websites.
  • Grasp the opportunity to see the Mogao Caves, which might disappear in 50 years.
  • Witness the desert wonder — Crescent Moon Spring — and shoot the desert sunset.
  • Visit the unique Devil City to capture the shapes and shadows of the Yadan landforms.
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  • Your Interests
  • Your Hotel Tastes
From US$929 p/p

Based on 2 persons & 4-star hotels for reference

Itinerary Details

Zhangye has become a new star destination for photography in recent years, with people traveling there from all over the world to see its marvelous landscapes and colors. In this photography tour, you will have sufficient time to take photos of the Rainbow Mountains, rocky landscapes, desert wonders, and cultural relics.

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Day 1Zhangye Arrival

When you arrive in Zhangye, your private tour guide will be waiting for you at the airport/ train station. A comfortable vehicle will be ready to transfer you to your hotel.

Hotel options:
Tianyu International Hotel
Zhangye Hotel

Day 2 Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park (Rainbow Mountains)
Day 3 Zhangye Binggou Danxia Landforms and Bullet Train to Dunhuang
Day 4 Dunhuang’s Mogao Caves and Desert Scenery
Day 5 Dunhuang Museum and Geological Park
Day 6Dunhuang Departure

Our Service Includes

  • One-to-one consultancy with our travel expert
  • Versatile and knowledgeable local guides
  • Your own chauffeur and comfortable vehicle
  • Hand-picked hotels to suit your preferences
  • Hotel buffet breakfasts and local restaurant lunches
  • Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
  • The booking of internal transportation per your preferences
  • A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling

Trip Notes

Transportation to and from Zhangye and Dunhuang

Domestic airlines and trains can access Zhangye and Dunhuang easily. There are daily flights between Zhangye/Dunhuang and the main cities in China, such as Xi’an, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Lanzhou. Please tell us your previous/next destination, and we will help you to arrange the transportation.

Overnight Train

This tour includes an overnight train experience. We have arranged a deluxe soft sleeper for you, which means you will have a private compartment with a door and two soft sleepers (bunks) in it. The bunks are each equipped with a pillow and a blanket. All the bedding is clean and sterilized.

If you are traveling in a group with more than two people, we can also arrange normal soft sleepers for you. This is a compartment with four soft sleepers (bunks) to make sure that your group is in one compartment.