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Tour Overview

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.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Explore the Western Xia Imperial Tombs, where ancient emperors rest, unveiling the history and grandeur of the past.
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-by-day Itinerary

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  1. 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.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Yinchuan

  2. 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.

    Western Xia Imperial Tombs
    Western Xia Imperial Tombs

    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.

    Meal: Breakfast+Lunch

    Accommodation: in Yinchuan

  3. 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 one of the best wineries in Ningxia - 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.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Yinchuan

    Ningxia Wine Tasting
    Wine Tasting in Xige Winery

  4. 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.

    Shapotou Camel Ride Ningxia
    Experience camel riding in Shapotou

    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

  5. 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.

    Ningxia Yellow River Suji
    Yellow River Suji

    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.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Yellow River Suji

  6. 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.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

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.


Price Includes

  • 5 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets to Yinchuan / off Zhongwei;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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