April 29 – May 1, June 16 – 18
Dates

Explore Inner Mongolia: here you can meet with Mongolian tradition and culture, admire open grassland, desert and blue sky!

The highlights: 

* Visit Mongolian family and live in a traditional yurt for 1 night!

* Visit both grassland and desert!

* Take the longest desert cable car in Asia!

* Watch traditional horse race and wrestling (you can even take part in wrestling yourself)

*Experience camel riding in the desert and various other desert adventures!

Join us for this unique culture experience!

 

Visited sights:

Xilamuren Grassland: Meaning “yellow river” in Mongolian,  it covers an area of 1,000 square kilometers, with an altitude of 1,700 meters. It is a typical plateau of grassland with a chain of hills around it.

Whistling Dune Bay: located in Kubuqi Desert, Dalad Banner of Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, Whistling Dune Bay is a mega comprehensive desert resort where you can sightsee or just relax. The resort sits 110 meters high with a slope of 45 degrees, huge crescent-shaped sand dunes creating loud echoes resembling a roaring airplane or croaking frog.

Xiansha Island: a perfect spot for challenges, such as  Desert adventures, a cableway, sand surfing, track cycling, as well as breathtaking acrobatics like wire walking and juggling.

Da Zhao TempleThe oldest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the city constructed in 1579.

Inner Mongolia Museum: exhibitions of the flora and fauna and history of (Inner) Mongolia from the stone age until modern times, as well as on minerals and mining, space exploration, and dinosaurs. 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION  Shanghai-Hohhot.
DEPARTURE TIME  Day 1, 7:10
RETURN TIME  Day 3, 23:45
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
INCLUDED
private bus, meals as per itinerary (3 lunches, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners) main entrance fee as per itinerary, cable car to the desert and activities in Xiansha island
2 nights accommodation (1 night in a yurt and 1 night in a hotel/tent) English speaking trip leader
NOT INCLUDED
flights
 drinks

Suggested flight:

29.04 Air China CA1554 07:10-10:00

01.05 China Eastern MU5690 21:05-23:45

 

1

Day 1 Shanghai-Hohhot

07:10 Take flight Shanghai-Hohhot

10:00 Pick from the airport, transfer to Xilamuren Grassland, visit the local herders.

12:50 Local lunch in the Mongolia Yurt Restaurant (Mutton, Milk tea, Mongolian Cheese, Salad and so on.)

14:00 Watch the traditional competition, including: horse racing, wresting (you can try wrest if you like), and also you can trek in the grassland

18:00 Mongolian Imperial Banquet – Zhama Banquet, you can wear mongolian dresses for dinner, learn the Mongolian folk culture and learn the origin of the Zhama Banquet through the Mongolian song and dance performances. (Matouqin performances, Mongolian national music – Hoomei and Bowl dance etc.)

20:00 Bonfire party

Accommodation: traditional Mongolian yurt, 4-6 people sharing one yurt (the toilet is outside, please bring wet napkins).

2

Day 2 Grassland-Desert

05:00 Enjoy the sunrise in the grassland

07:00 Breakfast

07:30 Driver to the desert

11:00 Arrive at Dalad Banner of Ordos city for lunch

12:30 Arrive at Whishtling Dune Bay, take cable car to reach the desert

13:30 Arrive to Xiansha Island and enjoy various adventure activities (camel riding, desert surfing, desert motorcycle, desert golf, bicycle, desert swing, desert strop, volleyball, Guolao theatre etc.)

18:30 Dinner

20:00 Reach the hotel for rest/camping in the desert

Accommodation:

May holiday: Dalate Jinyuan Hotel (twin rooms with private bathroom)

Dragon boat holiday: camping in the desert

3

Day 3

07:30 Breakfast

08:00 Transfer to Hohhot

11:00 Visit Dazhao Temple

12:00 Local lunch

13:00 Visit the local street

14:30 Visit Inner Mongolia Museum

18:30 Transfer to the airport

21:05 Departure from Hohhot

23:45 Arrive at Shanghai