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 – 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 3 Huitengxile Grassland – Hohhot (B, L)
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, 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.
Later, 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 4 Hohhot – Baotou – Ordos (B, L)
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hohhot. Firstly, transfer to Wudangzhao Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist temple in Inner Mongolia. As one of the four major temples of Tibetan Buddhism, the buildings of Wudangzhao have a Tibetan-style, flat-topped and square structure.
Later, you will be driven to Resonant Sand Bay which is 44 km south of Baotou. Resonant Sand Bay is featured by its amazing desert landscape and the whispering sand dunes. Try some featured desert activities like sand exploration, camel riding, sand sliding, glider flying, motor racing etc. If time permits, you could also enjoy Ordos songs and dances and a unique Ordos wedding performance.
After the happy time, transfer to Ordos city and stay overnight there.
Day 5 Ordos Departure (B)
After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you’ll visit Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, a temple devoted to the worship of Genghis Khan (the founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire). With beautiful grassland environment and mysterious cultural landscape, Mausoleum of Genghis Khan is the most reputed tourist attraction in Inner Mongolia. When traveling in this tomb, travelers can not only experience the unique Mongolian history and culture, but the solemn and mysterious memorial ceremonies.
After the tour, be escorted to the airport or train station to catch the flight/train to your next destination or back home. Service ends!
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