Inner Mongolia Xilamuren Grassland
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Tour Overview

What comes to your mind when mentioning an Inner Mongolia tour? Indulging yourself in the clear sky and vast grasslands, experiencing the real nomadic life in a yurt, or tracing the legendary history and story about Genghis Khan and his Mongol Empire?

This 3-day Inner Mongolia tour with desert and grassland adventure will meet all your expectations. You’ll be escorted to Xilamuren Grassland to marvel at its lush natural beauty, and stay overnight in a yurt on the grassland. Head to Kubuqi Desert to enjoy lots of exciting desert activities, and explore Inner Mongolia’s culture and history highlights at Dazhao Temple, Mongolia Museum, etc.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Immerse yourself into the lush green beauty of the vast Xilamuren Grassland and catch the spectacular sunrise.
2. Try lots of thrilling desert activities in Kubuqi Desert, including camel riding, motor racing, sand sliding, etc.
3. Soak in the exquisite architecture of the famed Dazhao Temple.
4. Visit Mongolia Museum to glimpse into Inner Mongolia’s history and treasured ethnic relics.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to join this 3 days Inner Mongolia tour! Please arrive at Hohhot Baita Airport between 8:30 am-10:00 am. Upon arrival, our local guide and driver will be ready to greet you at the exit gate.

    Then, start your Inner Mongolia tour with a visit to Xilamuren Grassland. One of the most popular grasslands in Inner Mongolia, Xilamuren Grassland is endowed with spectacular lush natural beauty and is host to diverse grassland activities.

    Upon arrival, you’ll be instantly welcomed by a warm welcome ceremony. Local Mongolians wearing their national dress will greet you with wine and Hada to express their best wishes. It is proper to receive the Hada with both hands.

    If you like, you can then select a horse yourself and challenge the horseback riding. (optional, at your own expense.)

    After that, you can enjoy the large-scale outdoor live-action drama - Legend of Monan to learn Mongolian history over 800 years ago. Many traditional art performances and activities of Inner Mongolia are performed in the drama, such as wrestling, horse racing, and equestrianism.

    Hotel: in a yurt on Xilamuren Grassland

    Inner Mongolia Xilamuren Grassland
    Yurts on Xilamuren Grassland

  2. You are recommended to get up around 4:00 am if you want to catch the magnificent sunrise view. For those who can’t get up so early, it is also enjoyable to have a morning wandering around the yurt and appreciate the fresh air and picturesque grassland and tranquil lake.

    After a simple breakfast, drive about 3.5 hours to Kubuqi Desert. En route, you’ll encounter an impressive bridge crossing the Yellow River, and get a rare chance to enjoy the eye-catching vista of Ordos Plateau.

    Thrilling activities in Kubuqi Desert in Inner Mongolia
    Thrilling activities in the Kubuqi Desert

    After getting to the hinterland of Kubuqi Desert, it is time to entertain yourself with a lot of thrilling desert activities, including a camel ride, sand sliding, off-road ATV riding on sand dunes, etc. (all are optional, at your own expense). If you are a hiking fan, a guide will escort you to hike for a while in the desert.

    Your guide will leave you for 2-3 hours to have fun in the desert. After that, drive for about 2 hours to Hohhot.

    Hotel: in Hohhot

    Hiking in Kubuqi Desert
    Hiking in the Kubuqi Desert

  3. Start today with a visit to the Dazhao Monastery - the best-preserved lamasery in Hohhot. Dating from the Ming Dynasty, the monastery is attractive for its magnificent palaces, silver Buddha statue, exquisite dragon sculptures, and other fancy frescos.

    Inner Mongolia Dazhao Monastery
    Inner Mongolia Dazhao Monastery

    Followed by a visit to the General Government Office Site. Once the highest military officer station in the Qing Dynasty, the General Government Office Site was claimed as the "First Mansion of Monan” which will reward you with Qing Dynasty-style architecture and many precious relics.

    Your guide will escort you to Inner Mongolia Museum to learn more about Mongolian history. Exhibits displayed in the museum include living, culture, and artistic items of different nationalities, unique animal and plant specimens, treasured paleontological fossils, etc.

    Then you will be transferred to Hohhot Airport or train station for your next destination.

    Note: Please depart Hohhot airport after 6 pm.

    Exquisite sculptures in Dazhao Monastery in Inner Mongolia
    Exquisite sculptures in Dazhao Monastery

Price Includes

  • Private land transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with a licensed driver;
  • English-speaking tour guide service;
  • Main entrance tickets to the scenic spots as listed in the itinerary;
  • 1-night accommodation in a local Yurt, 1-night 4-star hotel (twin sharing room with daily breakfast);
  • 3 Chinese style lunches & 2 Chinese style dinners;
  • China Travel Insurance and government taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Airfare or train tickets cost;
  • Single room supplement fee;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions like horse ride on the grassland or any entertainment activities in the desert;
  • Gratuities are highly appreciated if you think we did a great job.
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