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Tour Overview

The Xilamuren Grassland is located in Baotou, just 1 hour and 50 minutes drive from Hohhot. It is a popular summer vacation destination both at home and abroad. This 4-day Hohhot Grassland Tour will take you on a relaxing journey across the vast grasslands – waking up early to enjoy the sunrise, watching a show, enjoying a Zhama Banquet dinner, dancing with the locals, visiting a local nomadic family, staying overnight in a yurt……

Our informative tour guide will also introduce you to the history and diverse cultures of the Mongolian people through visits to the Mongolian Museum, the Dazhao Monastery and the Tomb of the Zhaojun.

Travel destinations: Hohhot, Xilamuren
Suitable for: Families, Cultural Explorers, Nature Enthusiasts
Tour type: Private

Highlights of this tour:

  • Ride horses, watch live performances, enjoy a bonfire party on the vast Xilamuren Grassland.
  • Wake up in the early morning of 4:00 am to witness the sunrise over the grassland.
  • Marvel at the “Shakyamuni Statue” at Dazhao Temple, made of 30,000 taels of pure silver.
  • Get a glimpse of the diverse culture & rich history of Inner Mongolia at the Inner Mongolia Museum.
  • Learn about important role of Wang Zhaojun in promoting peace and cultural exchanges between the Han and Mongolian tribes.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to our 4-day Inner Mongolia tour to Hohhot! As the capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Hohhot is one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization. Upon your arrival at the airport/train station, a local driver will meet you, by holding a welcome sign with your name on it.

    After that, you will be escorted to your downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this beautiful city. You can stroll through the bustling streets and visit the vibrant local markets. You are highly recommended to try authentic Mongolian cuisine, such as the famous Mongolian hot pot or grilled lamb kebabs.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Hohhot

  2. After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, you will start your day trip to Xilamuren Grassland. It is located in Baotou, approximately 2 hours away from Hohhot. Along the way, you will see vast grasslands stretching as far as the eyes can see.

    After arriving at the grassland, your tour guide will introduce you the nomadic Mongolian culture. You can choose to experience optional activities on grassland, including trying your hand at archery and riding on horseback (at your own expense). Through the activities, you will gain a deeper understanding of their way of life. It is very fun to experience being a Mongolian nomad.

    Xilamuren Grassland Horse Riding
    Experience Horse Riding on Xilamuren Grassland

    After lunch, you will be arranged to visit the Hongge'er Aobao Tourism Scenic Area. This is a sacred place for Mongolians where you will enjoy an exciting outdoor live show. Through unique music and dance, you will learn about traditional Mongolian customs.

    Afterwards, you will enjoy a grand feast of Mongolian cuisine - Zhama Banquet dinner. After dinner, a Mongolian style bonfire party is waiting for you to sing and dance with local Mongolian people. You will spend a marvelous night under the starry sky.

    Tonight, you will spend the night in a traditional yurt. This is a portable dwelling used by the nomadic Mongolian people and is equipped with basic modern amenities (including a private bathroom).

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Yurt

    Inner Mongolia Zhama banquet lunch
    Zhama Banquet Dinner

  3. Wake up around 4:00 a.m. The beautiful sunrise over the vast grasslands will greet you. You can take a walk and breathe in the fresh air. After breakfast in your yurt, your private guide will take you to visit a local Mongolian herder family. There, you can experience their way of life. Have a friendly conversation with them with the help of your guide and learn about the customs and traditions of their nomadic life.

    Xilamuren Grassland Sunrise
    Sunrise over Xilamuren Grassland

    Next, drive back to Hohhot for a visit to Dazhao Temple. It belongs to the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism and was once honored as an imperial temple because two emperors of the Qing Dynasty once lived here. Silver Buddha, dragon carvings and murals are the three highlights of the temple. When you enter the temple's main hall, you can see a "Shakyamuni statue", made of 30,000 taels of pure silver. In front of the Buddha's seat, there are two vividly shaped golden dragons, about 10 meters high. The murals, which cover the walls of the sutra hall and the Buddha hall, are said to be made of mineral raw materials, and the color has not retreated.

    Inner Mongolia Dazhao Temple
    Dazhao Temple

    During your free time in the evening, you are recommended to explore Saishang Old Street on your own. It is quite lively at night, lined with many stores. You can find a variety of local snacks, unique handicrafts, and Mongolian clothing.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hohhot

  4. After breakfast, head to the city center to start your today's Hohhot city tour at the Inner Mongolia Museum. The museum's exhibition hall building is chic and very ethnic. The roof of the building is shaped with a horse running, symbolizing the auspiciousness of Inner Mongolia and soaring.

    The museum has four floors. On the second floor, you can learn about the ecological environment of Inner Mongolia in ancient times. The huge fossilized skeletons of some prehistoric animals will surely take your breath away. The display on the third floor is the highlight of the whole museum. You can see the only Xiongnu gold crown jewelry in China. On the fourth floor of the museum, you can get a clear picture of Mongolian costumes, songs and dances, and saddle culture.

    Inner Mongolia Museum
    Inner Mongolia Museum

    Afterwards, you will be guided to visit Zhaojun Tomb, also known as Qingzhong. The tomb is shaped in the form of a dipper and is about 33 meters high, making it one of the better-preserved large Han tombs in China. Your knowledgeable tour guide will explain her story. Learn about her important role in promoting peace and cultural exchanges between the Han and Mongolian tribes.

    Your 4-day Hohhot tour ends here. Your driver will then escort you to the airport / train station to continue your journey to your next destination. Have a safe trip and hope to see you again!

    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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