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Tour Overview

Join us on an unforgettable journey through Inner Mongolia with this captivating travel route. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Huitengxile Grassland, hike through the scenic Yellow Flower Valley, and witness the vibrant Aobao Meeting performance. Experience the magic of sunrise on the grassland, indulge in optional activities like horseback riding and archery, and spend a night in a traditional yurt.

Explore the cultural gems of Hohhot, including the Inner Mongolia Museum and Dazhao Monastery. Conclude your adventure with an exhilarating desert experience in Kubuqi, complete with camel rides, off-road adventures, and mesmerizing sunrises.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Experience the tranquility of Huitengxile Grassland, hike through Yellow Flower Valley, and immerse yourself in the Aobao Meeting performance.
2. Witness the captivating sunrise on the grassland, ride horses, try archery, and spend a night in a traditional yurt.
3. Explore Inner Mongolia Museum, visit Dazhao Monastery, and delve into the rich history and culture of Inner Mongolia.
4. Embark on a thrilling desert adventure in the Kubuqi Desert, ride camels or go on an off-road adventure, and indulge in sand sliding and zip-lining.
5. Wake up early to witness the magnificent desert sunrise, capturing unforgettable moments amid the golden dunes.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Hohhot! Upon your arrival at Hohhot Airport (please arrive before 10:30 am), your friendly guide and experienced driver will be waiting to greet you. From the airport, you will embark on a scenic drive to Huitengxile Grassland, a vast expanse of natural beauty known for its picturesque landscapes and rich Mongolian culture. As you arrive at the grassland, you'll be treated to the most grand ceremony - Road-Blocking Wine. And also enjoy yourself in the rolling hills, endless meadows, and the tranquil ambiance that surrounds you.

    Continuing your journey, you will drive to Yellow Flower Valley, an enchanting destination that offers a delightful 2-hour hike through its scenic trails. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the valley as you walk amidst blooming wildflowers and towering trees. The peaceful atmosphere and breathtaking views make it a perfect escape from the bustling city life.

    Inner Mongolia Yellow Flower Valley Hike
    Yellow Flower Valley

    Afterwards, you will be treated to a mesmerizing performance known as the Aobao Meeting. This traditional Mongolian ceremony showcases the local culture, featuring vibrant costumes, music, and dance. It is a wonderful opportunity to witness and appreciate the rich heritage of Inner Mongolia.

    To complete your authentic experience, you will attend a bonfire party and sing and dance with the locals and spend the night in a yurt, a traditional Mongolian dwelling. Inside the cozy yurt, you will find comfortable accommodations that offer a glimpse into the nomadic lifestyle of the region's inhabitants. Fall asleep under a starlit sky, surrounded by the serenity of the grassland.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Yurt

  2. Rise and shine! On the second day of your itinerary, you'll have the unique opportunity to witness the magical sunrise over the grassland.

    After that, you can choose to participate in optional activities at the grassland. Saddle up for a memorable horseback riding experience, where you can gallop across the open plains, feeling the exhilaration of freedom and connection with nature. Alternatively, you may try your hand at archery, testing your accuracy and skill under the guidance of experienced instructors. These activities come at an additional cost, allowing you to tailor your experience to your preferences.

    Huitengxile Horse Ride
    Have a thrilling horse riding experience on Huitengxile

    Leaving the grassland behind, you will journey back to Hohhot to explore the cultural and historical treasures of Inner Mongolia. Your first stop will be the Inner Mongolia Museum, a prestigious institution that offers a comprehensive insight into the region's history, art, and culture. Marvel at the fascinating exhibits, including ancient artifacts, traditional costumes, and archaeological discoveries, all of which provide a deeper understanding of Inner Mongolia's heritage.

    Then, you will visit the renowned Dazhao Monastery. This Buddhist temple, dating back to the Ming dynasty, is a symbol of religious devotion and architectural grandeur. Admire the intricate details of the temple's design, from its colorful frescoes to the imposing statues of Buddha. Take a moment to soak in the peaceful atmosphere and witness the spiritual practices of the monks.

    As the day draws to a close, you will drive to Dalad Banner, where you will spend the night.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Dalad Banner

    Inner Mongolia Dazhao Temple
    Dazhao Temple

  3. After a satisfying breakfast, you will set out on an approximately 1.5-hour drive to Kubuqi Desert, one of China's largest and most beautiful deserts.

    Your desert adventure begins with a classic camel ride at Yemingsha (1 hour), allowing you to experience the traditional mode of transportation in this arid terrain. As you mount your trusty camel, you'll embark on a journey through the undulating dunes, immersing yourself in the serene beauty of the desert.

    Inner Mongolia Kubuqi Desert Camel Ride
    Enjoy a memorable camel ride

    For those seeking a more thrilling experience, an alternative option awaits. You can opt for an exciting 15 km desert off-road adventure. Feel the exhilaration as you conquer the dunes and soak in the breathtaking views surrounding you.

    Furthermore, the desert offers an array of optional activities to satisfy your adventurous spirit. You can try sand sliding and test your bravery with a zip-lining experience, soaring over the desert landscape and gaining a unique perspective from above. (at an additional cost)

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kubuqi

  4. The final day of your itinerary begins with an early wake-up call to witness the majestic desert sunrise. As the sun's first rays pierce through the horizon, painting the sky in a vibrant array of colors, you'll be captivated by the sheer beauty of this natural spectacle. Capture this unforgettable moment and create lasting memories of your time in the desert.

    Inner Mongolia Kubuqi Desert Sunrise
    Witness the majestic desert sunrise

    After enjoying a delicious breakfast, drive to Hohhot airport at around 9:30 am, from where you can catch your onward flight. It is recommended that you book a flight departing after 14:30.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $5590 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.


Price Includes

  • 2 nights' accommodation in hotels & 1 night in the Yurt;
  • 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/off Hohhot;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • Horse ride on the grassland;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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