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Tour Overview

This 4-day Hohhot and Xilamuren Grassland Tour will take you to experience the vast beauty of Grassland, engaging in horseback riding, live performances, and a mesmerizing Mongolian bonfire party. Witness the enchanting sunrise and visit a local herdsman’s family for an authentic cultural encounter.

Explore the historical and religious significance of Dazhao Temple and Zhaojun Tomb. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Saishang Old Street. Discover Inner Mongolia’s rich heritage at the Inner Mongolia Museum.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Immerse yourself in the vastness of Xilamuren Grassland, where you’ll ride horses, witness live performances, and enjoy a Mongolian-style bonfire party under the starry sky.
2. Wake up at 4 o’clock in the morning to witness the captivating sunrise over the grassland, creating a breathtaking and memorable experience.
3. Visit Dazhao Temple and be awed by the 4.2-meter tall Sakyamuni statue, a magnificent representation of Buddhist devotion.
4. Explore Saishang Old Street independently, where you can indulge in local shopping, taste traditional snacks, and embrace the vibrant atmosphere of Hohhot.
5. Delve into the rich history and diverse culture of Inner Mongolia at the Inner Mongolia Museum, showcasing archaeological artifacts and interactive exhibits.
6. Pay homage to the legendary figure of Wang Zhaojun at Zhaojun Tomb, surrounded by beautiful gardens and symbolizing cultural exchange and peace between Han Chinese and Mongolian tribes.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia, you will be warmly welcomed by your guide and driver at the airport or train station. They will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your hotel in the city center. After checking in and freshening up, the rest of the day is free for you to explore Hohhot at your leisure.

    Hohhot is known for its unique blend of Mongolian and Chinese cultures. You can start by wandering through the vibrant streets and experiencing the bustling atmosphere. Don't miss the opportunity to taste authentic Mongolian cuisine, such as the famous Mongolian hot pot or grilled lamb skewers.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Hohhot

  2. After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, get ready for an exciting day trip to Xilamuren Grassland, located in Baotou, approximately 2 hours away from Hohhot. As you drive through the picturesque countryside, you will be greeted by the breathtaking vistas of the vast grasslands stretching as far as the eye can see.

    Once you arrive at the Grassland, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the nomadic Mongolian culture. You can choose to participate in optional activities, such as riding on horseback or trying your hand at archery (additional fees apply). These activities allow you to experience the thrill of being a Mongolian nomad and gain a deeper understanding of their way of life.

    Xilamuren Grassland Horse Riding
    Experience Horse Riding on Xilamuren Grassland

    Following the lunch, you will visit Honggeer Aobao, a sacred site for Mongolians. Then you will witness a captivating outdoor live-action performance. The performance showcases traditional Mongolian customs, music, and dance, providing a unique cultural experience.

    As the day draws to a close, you will enjoy a Zhama Banquet dinner, a grand feast of Mongolian delicacies served in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. After dinner, get ready for a magical evening under the starry sky as you participate in a Mongolian-style bonfire party. Join the local Mongol people in singing and dancing around the bonfire, creating unforgettable memories.

    For the night, you will stay in a traditional yurt, a portable dwelling used by Mongolian nomads. These yurts are equipped with modern amenities, including a private bathroom, ensuring a comfortable and authentic overnight experience on the grassland.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Yurt

    Inner Mongolia Zhama banquet lunch
    Zhama Banquet Dinner

  3. Rise early in the morning, at around 4 o'clock, to witness the awe-inspiring sunrise over the expansive grassland. The tranquil beauty and vivid colors of the rising sun create a truly enchanting atmosphere. Take a moment to absorb the peacefulness of the surroundings and capture this breathtaking sight in your memories and photographs.

    Xilamuren Grassland Sunrise
    Sunrise over Xilamuren Grassland

    Afterwards, enjoy a fulfilling breakfast at your yurt, preparing you for another day of exploration. You will then have the opportunity to visit a local Mongolian herdsman's family, where you can experience their way of life firsthand. Interact with the friendly hosts, learn about their customs and traditions, and gain insight into the challenges and joys of nomadic life on the grassland.

    Following the visit, you will be driven back to Hohhot to continue your exploration of the city. Your first stop will be Dazhao Temple, one of the most renowned Buddhist temples in Inner Mongolia. As you enter the temple, you will be greeted by the imposing 4.2-meter-tall Sakyamuni statue, a remarkable work of art and a symbol of religious devotion.

    Inner Mongolia Dazhao Temple
    Dazhao Temple

    In the evening, you have the option to explore Saishang Old Street independently. This lively street is lined with traditional shops, where you can find a variety of unique handicrafts, Mongolian costumes, and local snacks. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, interact with the friendly locals, and enjoy the fusion of traditional and modern elements in this bustling cultural hub.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hohhot

  4. On your final day in Inner Mongolia, begin your day with a visit to the Inner Mongolia Museum. This comprehensive museum showcases the rich history, diverse culture, and natural wonders of the region. Explore the exhibits, which include archaeological artifacts, traditional costumes, historical documents, and interactive displays, providing a fascinating insight into the heritage of Inner Mongolia.

    Inner Mongolia Museum
    Inner Mongolia Museum

    Afterwards, you will visit Zhaojun Tomb, an important historical site dedicated to Wang Zhaojun, a legendary figure from Chinese history. Learn about her story and the significant role she played in fostering peace and cultural exchange between the Han Chinese and Mongolian tribes. The tomb complex is surrounded by beautiful gardens, creating a serene and contemplative atmosphere.

    Concluding the tour, your guide will accompany you to the airport, where you can catch your onward flight home or continue your journey to your next destination, carrying with you wonderful memories of Inner Mongolia's natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

    Inner Mongolia Zhaojun Tomb
    Zhaojun Tomb

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

  • 2 nights' accommodation in hotels & 1 night in the yurt;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary (B=breakfast / L=lunch / D=dinner);
  • 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/off Hohhot;
  • 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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