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Tour Overview

For those seeking unique summer vacation experiences in central Inner Mongolia, this tour is highly recommended. From the vast grasslands of Huitengxile and thrilling adventures in the Kubuqi Desert to the awe-inspiring volcanic wonders of Wulanhada and the serenity of Daqing Mountain, this travel route offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and immersive experiences. Explore traditional Mongolian culture, visit historical sites, and witness the harmonious fusion of tradition and modernity in Kangbashi District. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Inner Mongolia.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Immerse yourself in the nomadic culture of Huitengxile Grassland: horse riding, Mongolian singing, wrestling, and a bonfire party in a traditional yurt.
2. Conquer the Wulanhada Volcano Geopark: climb to the crater’s peak for breathtaking views of Inner Mongolia’s unique geological wonders.
3. Experience the serenity of Daqing Mountain: a rewarding 5-hour hike through lush forests and valleys with stunning vistas.
4. Explore Inner Mongolia Museum in Hohhot: delve into the region’s rich history, ancient artifacts, and traditional costumes.
5. Witness the living heritage of Intangible Cultural Heritage Town: traditional performances, craftsmanship, and a glimpse into local customs.
6. Marvel at the grandeur of Wudangzhao Lamasery: an exquisite Tibetan Buddhist monastery with intricate architecture and a serene atmosphere.
7. Embark on a thrilling desert adventure in Kubuqi: off-road vehicle rides, camel trekking, mesmerizing desert sunsets, and a night of camping.
8. Discover the modernity of Kangbashi District in Ordos: futuristic architecture, eco-friendly initiatives, and a visit to the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, honoring the legendary leader.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia, your guide and driver will be waiting to welcome you. They will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your hotel.

    Once you have checked in, take some time to relax and freshen up. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Hohhot at your own pace.

    Accommodation: in Hohhot

  2. After a delicious breakfast, embark on a scenic 2-hour drive to the Huitengxile Grassland, known for its pristine beauty and nomadic culture. Upon arrival, start your day with an easy hike in the enchanting Yellow Flower Valley. Immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes, filled with rolling hills, lush grass, and vibrant wildflowers. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the tranquility of nature.

    Inner Mongolia Yellow Flower Valley
    Yellow Flower Valley

    In the afternoon, prepare to be entertained by the lively Mongolian singing and dancing performances. Witness the impressive skills of the local archers and wrestlers as they showcase their traditional sports. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Mongolian culture and traditions.

    As evening approaches, gather around a crackling bonfire and join in the festivities of a traditional bonfire party. Revel in the warm ambiance, listen to captivating stories, and enjoy local delicacies. Spend the night in a cozy yurt, a traditional Mongolian dwelling, where you can experience the unique lifestyle of the nomadic people.

    Accommodation: in Yurt

  3. After a hearty breakfast in the grassland, bid farewell to Huitengxile and embark on a journey to the Wulanhada Volcano Geopark. Upon arrival, prepare yourself for an exciting climb to the top of the volcano crater. As you ascend, marvel at the geological wonders and panoramic views that unfold before you. Reach the summit and take in the breathtaking sight of the surrounding landscapes.

    Return to Huitengxile Grassland in the afternoon for a thrilling horse riding experience. Explore the vast grassland atop a majestic horse, feeling the rhythm of nature beneath you. Enjoy the sense of freedom as you gallop across the open meadows and embrace the spirit of the Mongolian nomads.

    Accommodation: in Yurt

    Inner Mongolia Huitengxile Horse Ride
    Have a thrilling horse riding experience on Huitengxile

  4. Start your day early to witness the magnificent sunrise casting its golden hues over the grassland. After breakfast, embark on a 2-hour drive to Daqing Mountain, a beautiful natural reserve renowned for its stunning scenery and diverse flora and fauna. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a rewarding 5-hour hike through lush forests, tranquil streams, and verdant valleys. As you ascend, be captivated by the stunning vistas that unfold at every turn.

    Inner Mongolia Daqing Mountain
    Daqing Mountain

    After the exhilarating hike, drive back to Hohhot and visit the Inner Mongolia Museum. This cultural gem offers a fascinating insight into the history, art, and traditions of Inner Mongolia. Explore the exhibits that showcase ancient artifacts, traditional costumes, and informative displays that depict the region's rich heritage.

    Accommodation: in Hohhot

  5. Today, venture to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Town, a charming destination that showcases the unique customs and traditions of Inner Mongolia. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you witness traditional performances, learn about local craftsmanship, and interact with artisans who are preserving the region's intangible cultural heritage.

    In the afternoon, head to Baotou, a nearby city, to visit the famous Wudangzhao Lamasery. This magnificent Tibetan Buddhist monastery is known for its grand architecture, intricate artwork, and serene surroundings. Explore the various halls, temples, and prayer rooms while soaking in the spiritual ambiance that permeates the air.

    Accommodation: in Baotou

    Inner Mongolia Wudang Lamasery
    Wudangzhao Lamasery

  6. Embark on an exhilarating journey to the hinterland of the Kubuqi Desert, one of the largest deserts in China. Hop aboard an off-road vehicle and venture deep into the rolling sand dunes. Feel the thrill as you glide over the golden sands and experience the unique sensation of desert exploration.

    Arrive at Yemingsha, a popular spot in the desert, where you can enjoy a memorable camel ride. Mount a friendly camel and sway gently as you traverse the undulating dunes, relishing the awe-inspiring vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see. As the day draws to a close, find a comfortable spot to appreciate the mesmerizing desert sunset. Delight in the warm hues that paint the sky and create a magical atmosphere.

    Inner Mongolia Kubuqi Desert Camel Ride
    Enjoy a memorable camel ride

    In the evening, indulge in a delightful barbecue dinner, savoring the flavors of the region amidst the tranquil desert surroundings. As night falls, set up camp in the desert, where you can lie back and marvel at the star-studded sky, a sight rarely seen in urban areas.

    Accommodation: Desert Camping

  7. Wake up early to witness the enchanting sunrise over the vast desert landscape. The golden rays illuminating the dunes create a surreal and captivating sight, marking the beginning of a new day in the desert.

    After breakfast, embark on a 2.5-hour drive to Ordos, a modern city renowned for its unique architecture and urban planning. Explore the futuristic Kangbashi District, known for its innovative designs, impressive skyscrapers, and eco-friendly initiatives. Stroll through the streets and marvel at the harmonious blend of modernity and nature.

    Continue your journey to the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, a significant historical site that pays homage to the legendary Mongolian leader. Explore the museum, which houses exhibits and artifacts related to Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire. Learn about the history, conquests, and legacy of this iconic figure.

    Stay overnight in Ordos City and enjoy a well-deserved rest.

    Accommodation: in Ordos

    Inner Mongolia Mausoleum of Genghis Khan
    The Mausoleum of Genghis Khan

  8. After a final breakfast in Ordos, your guide will accompany you to the airport for your departure.

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $1649 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

  • 4 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels & 2 nights' in the Yurt & 1-night desert camping;
  • 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 Hohhot /off Ordos;
  • 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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