This remarkable Ningxia tour will takes you to discover a perfect blend of opulence, relaxation, and thrilling adventures, making it an ideal vacation spot rather than a desolate land.
Delve into the rich history of the Western Xia Imperial Tombs and the mystical Rock Paintings of Helan Mountain. Experience the flavors of Xige Winery and explore the natural wonders of the Yellow River Canyon. Engage in exhilarating activities at Shapotou Scenic Area, and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of Gaomiao Temple. Discover the vibrant atmosphere of Yellow River Suji, where ancient ruins and contemporary delights await. Unforgettable adventures and cultural encounters await you on this remarkable travel route.
2. Indulge in wine tasting at Xige Winery, savoring exquisite flavors that reflect the unique terroir of the region.
3. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring Yellow River Canyon, marveling at its majestic cliffs and the river’s mighty presence.
4. Experience thrilling desert adventures at Shapotou Scenic Area, from sand dune sliding to camel riding, creating unforgettable memories.
5. Wander through the ancient Gaomiao Temple, feeling the spiritual tranquility and admiring its intricate Taoist architecture.
6. Discover the beauty of Yellow River Suji, where you can enjoy vibrant bars, art galleries, and even walk on the ruins of the Great Wall.
- Day 1: Yinchuan Arrival
Welcome to Yinchuan. Upon your arrival at the airport or train station, you will be greeted by your guide and driver. They will assist you with your luggage and accompany you to your hotel in Yinchuan.
Take some time to relax, freshen up, and settle into your accommodation. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city at your own pace. You may choose to wander around the city center, visit local markets to experience the vibrant atmosphere, or sample some delicious local cuisine.
Accommodation: in Yinchuan
- Day 2: Yinchuan Cultural TourWestern Xia Imperial Tombs, Yuanshi Chateau, Rock Paintings of Helan Mountain
After enjoying a hearty breakfast at your hotel, embark on a full-day excursion to discover the fascinating historical and cultural sites around Yinchuan. Your first stop is the Western Xia Imperial Tombs, which date back to the 11th century. Explore this impressive burial site that served as the final resting place for the emperors of the Western Xia Dynasty. Marvel at the intricate architecture and learn about the dynasty's unique cultural heritage.
Next, visit Yuanshi Chateau, a renowned winery in the region. Take a guided tour of the vineyards and winemaking facilities, learning about the wine production process. Indulge in a wine tasting session, sampling some of the finest wines produced here. Delight your palate with the flavors and aromas of the local varieties.
In the afternoon, proceed to the Rock Paintings of Helan Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the ancient rock art depicting scenes of daily life, animals, and symbolic figures. Learn about the historical and cultural significance of these prehistoric artworks, which provide insights into the lives of early inhabitants in the region.
After a fulfilling day of exploration, return to your hotel in Yinchuan for a well-deserved rest.
Accommodation: in Yinchuan
- Day 3: Yinchuan - QingtongxiaYellow River Canyon, Xige Winery
Today, venture beyond Yinchuan and embark on a scenic drive to Qingtongxia, located approximately 1.5 hours away. Upon arrival, prepare to be amazed by the Yellow River Canyon. Marvel at the dramatic landscapes carved by the mighty Yellow River over millions of years. Take in the breathtaking views of steep cliffs, deep gorges, and rushing water. Learn about the ecological importance of the river and its role in shaping the region's history and culture.
Afterwards, continue your journey to Xige Winery, famous for its exceptional wines. Enjoy a guided tour of the winery, where you'll gain insights into the wine-making process and the unique characteristics of the local terroir. Indulge in a wine-tasting session, savoring the flavors and nuances of the exquisite wines produced here.
In the evening, return to your hotel in Yinchuan and relax, reminiscing about the day's adventures.
Accommodation: in Yinchuan
- Day 4: Qingtongxia - ZhongweiGaomiao Temple, Shapotou Scenic Area
After a delicious breakfast, set off on a picturesque drive to Zhongwei City, a historic city nestled on the banks of the Yellow River. Upon arrival, visit Gaomiao Temple, an ancient Taoist temple with a serene and tranquil atmosphere. Explore the temple complex, admire the intricate architecture, and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance.
Next, head to the Shapotou Scenic Area, an enchanting desert landscape located on the edge of the Tengger Desert. Here, you'll have the opportunity to partake in a variety of thrilling activities (at your own expense). Experience the exhilaration of Sand Dune Sliding as you glide down the slopes of the massive sand dunes. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely Camel Riding excursion, traversing the desert on these magnificent creatures. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Sand Motor Riding offers an exciting off-road adventure. Another option is Floating along the Yellow River on a traditional sheepskin raft, allowing you to appreciate the natural beauty from a unique perspective.
In the evening, you have a choice between spending the night in a yurt-style tent in the desert, offering a one-of-a-kind camping experience under the starry sky, or returning to Zhongwei City and staying in a comfortable hotel.
Meal: Breakfast + Lunch
Accommodation: Desert Camping
- Day 5: Yellow River SujiLuxury Hotel Relaxation
As the morning unfolds, bid farewell to the desert and make your way to Yellow River Suji, the first homestay cluster in China, which gathers natural landscapes such as the Yellow River, desert, Great Wall, wetland, ancient villages, and integrates modern holiday life into rural areas.
Spend the day at your leisure, exploring the various points of interest. You can visit lively bars, browse art galleries showcasing local talent, discover quaint bookstores, or simply enjoy a leisurely picnic by the riverside. For history enthusiasts, a walk on the ancient ruins of the Great Wall provides an opportunity to delve into the region's past and marvel at the engineering marvels that have withstood the test of time.
Relish the unique atmosphere and spend the night at Yellow River Suji, soaking in the ambiance of this riverside retreat.
Accommodation: in Yellow River Suji
- Day 6: Yellow River Suji - Zhongwei Departure
After a leisurely morning enjoying the surroundings of Yellow River Suji, your driver will accompany you to the airport or train station, where you'll depart for your next destination.
Tour Price Per Person
The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.