Inner Mongolia Hulunbuir Grassland
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Tour Overview

This 5 days Hulunbuir Grassland tour will take you to explore the best culture and nature highlights on the vast grassland. Follow a local expert guide, you will head to Oruguya Ewenki Ethnic Tribe which is the last tribe in China raising reindeer. And have a family visit in a local Russian ethnic village. It is a memorable experience to try some of the locals’ daily activities, such as making Dalieba Bread, riding a horse to get to the hinterland of the grassland, playing Russian games, etc.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Throw yourself into Asia’s largest wetland, Erguna Wetland featuring various bird species, endless grasslands, and winding rivers
2. Take the Whistling forest train in Moridaga National Forest Park up the hillsides, through the forests, and across the bridges
3. Explore the last reindeer-raising tribe in China – Oruguya Ewenki Ethnic Tribe, to have a beautiful encounter with cute reindeer
4. Pay a visit to the Russian ethnic village to experience making Dalieba Bread and tasting authentic Russian dishes

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to this 5 days Hulunbuir Grassland tour! Take your flight to Hailar and our driver will pick you up at the designated time.

    Note: If you arrive at the airport beyond the designated pick-up time, you can easily take a 10-minute taxi to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Hailar

  2. After breakfast, we will drive for about 1 hour to the hinterland of Hulunbuir Grassland where you will be wowed by the magnificent grassland landscape. You will be left some free time to take great photos of the grassland, enjoy the charming Moergele River, have a leisurely stroll, or try some optional (charged) activities like taking a helicopter to fly over the prairie.

    Inner Mongolia Hulunbuir Grassland
    Hulunbuir Grassland

    Then, head to Erguna Wetland Scenic Area. As the largest wetland in Asia, Erguna Wetland will reward you with various bird species, lush forests, vast grasslands and meandering rivers.

    After that, drive about 2 hours to Genhe City which is called “the Cold Pole of China”. Stay overnight in Genhe City.

    Accommodation: Genhe

  3. Make a visit to Oruguya Evenki Ethnic Tribe this morning. Nestled in the Great Khingan Mountains, Oruguya Evenki Ethnic Tribe is said migrated from Siberia 300 years ago, it is now the only tribe in China raising reindeers. It will be such an enjoyable time here when you encounter many cute reindeer up close, admire the charming sea of forests, and communicate with locals.

    Reindeers in Oruguya Evenki Ethnic Tribe in Inner Mongolia
    Reindeers in Oruguya Evenki Ethnic Tribe

    Afterward, a 1.2 hours drive will take you to Moridaga National Forest Park. Here you can take a forest train through forests, bridges, hillsides, and enjoy the stunning scenery of primitive natural ecology.

    Drive to Shiwei for overnight at the end of the day.

    Accommodation: Shiwei

    Hulunbuir Moridaga National Forest Park forest train
    Moridaga National Forest Park forest train

  4. After a good night’s sleep in a Russian ethnic village, you will feel energized to try the exciting horseback riding through grassland, wetland, and lush birch forests.

    Horseback riding in Russian ethnic village
    Horseback riding in Russian ethnic village

    At 12:00 pm, enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea at a pristine area. Then, follow your guide to visit a Russian family. You can learn to make Dalieba Bread, taste some authentic Russian dishes, and join locals to play some Russian games.

    After that, drive to Heishantou, and stay overnight in a ger.

    Accommodation: A Grassland Ger

    Russian ethnic village on Hulunbuir Grassland
    Russian ethnic village

  5. After breakfast, the pleasant morning is free for you to try Mongolian costumes, feed sheep, watch wrestling, learn archery, or ride a mini oil barrel train for sightseeing.

    Afterward, you driver will drive you to Hailar Airport (about 2 hours' drive) for your departure flight.

    Note: Please book your departure flight after 4 pm.

Price Includes

  • Private van with good air conditioning;
  • Excellent English-speaking guides & experienced drivers;
  • 3 nights' hotels & 1 night's yurt with daily breakfasts;
  • Russian lunch on the fourth day;
  • Entrance tickets to the scenic spots as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water for each person per day;
  • China Travel insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight arrive and leave from Hailar;
  • Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions, like horse riding;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single room supplement fee;
  • Tips to the guide and driver.
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