Day 1 Hohhot Arrival
Welcome to Hohhot, the Capital of Inner Mongolia! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the airport or train station who is holding a sign on which says your name. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel in Hohhot. Your guide will help you check in. The rest of today is on your own to explore the “Green City” in Mongolian.
Day 2 Hohhot (B, L)
Today, enjoy your full day tour to visit the top attractions in Hohhot. Firstly, you’ll pay a visit to Dazhao Temple, the largest and most famous Tibetan Buddhism shrine in Hohhot. It also boasts the impressive buildings, a large collection of religious and cultural relics, among which the silver statue of Buddha, dragon sculpture and frescos are the most cherished treasures. Afterwards, continue a trip to Five-pagoda Temple. Originally built in ancient Indian style, it is one of the only remaining parts of the Ci Deng Temple compound located in the Old City of Hohhot.
After lunch, be escorted to Inner Mongolia Museum. With a collection of 44,000 objects, the museum displays the unique ethnic history of Northern Tribes. This museum is a window to know Inner Mongolia deeply.
Day 3 Hohhot – Huitengxile Grassland (B, L, D)
After breakfast, enjoy a car journey from Hohhot to Huitengxile Grassland (135 km away, about 2.5 hours’ driving). Known as “the cold plateau” in Mongolian, Huitengxile Grassland is at an altitude of 1,800 meters which features a sea of flowers, countless lakes and Heishan Mountain, with its grotesquely-shaped rocks.
There are some featured activities on Huitengxile Grassland. (a) You’ll be warmly welcomed by local Mongolians who are colorfully dressed. They’ll present you a silver cup of wine and Hada; (b) Appreciate the beautiful scenery of the grassland; (c) Taste some local favorites such as mutton and other traditional cuisines; (d) Take an optional horseback riding to visit a herdsman’s family and Aobao Hill (at your own expenses); (e) Enjoy some traditional Mongolian activities like archery, horse racing, and Mongolian-style-wrestling performances; (f) In the evening, take part in a bonfire party and enjoy traditional dancing and local songs presented by the local Mongolians.
Stay overnight in Mongolian chariot yurts or deluxe yurts.
Travel Tips: Huitengxile Grassland is very cold and will be closed from October of the year. During the winter time, we suggest you visit Xilamuren Grassland instead.
Good to Know: There are three famous grasslands near Hohhot, including Xilamuren Grassland, Gegentala Grassland (140 km) and Huitengxile Grassland (135 km). The itinerary could be tailor-made according to your preference.
Day 4 Huitengxile Grassland & Hohhot Departure (B)
The sunrise on the grassland is one of the greatest marvelous spectacles in nature. If you don’t want to miss the chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the grassland, you’d better get up early in the morning. Watch sunrise and see everything turns brighter and brighter.
After breakfast, enjoy some free time to walk around and breathe some fresh air. It will be a fantastic morning before you transfer back to Hohhot. After getting back to Hohhot, the guide and driver will escort you to the airport or train station to catch the flight/train to your next destination or back home.
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