5 Days Genghis Khan & Beautiful Grassland Tour
In Inner Mongolia, nothing is more compelling than the unique natural
landscape. The vast grassland and desert contribute to the unique charm
of the land. The grassland in northern Inner Mongolian is known as the
largest in China. If you’d like to explore the grassland the three best
choices are the Hulun Buir, Qilinguole grassland and Xilamuren
grassland. Under the sky, the grassland is made up of scattered yurts
and flocks of sheep. There, you can take a deep breath and look far into
the distance. For people from the cities, everything there is natural,
yet close. The deserts are mainly located in the northern part of Inner
Mongolia, among which are Badain Jaran Desert, Tengger Desert and Kubuqi
Desert are the most famous. Here, you can also experience the
simplistic lifestyle of the Mongolian people. Also known as the hometown
of Genghis Khan, Inner Mongolia is a home to many places of interest
like the Genghis Khan Mausoleum and the tomb of Wang Zhaojun.
- Explore the hometown of Genghis Khan from vast pasture to desolated desert
- Experience the simplistic lifestyle of the Mongolian people
Customizable Tour Itinerary
Arriving in Hohhot early allows you to maximize your Hohhot discovery
time. Your day starts with Five-Pagoda Temple, which got its name for
the five stupas on a foundation tower. The exquisite stone inscriptions
and sculptures will speak to Lamaism culture. Inner Mongolia Museum
follows. It is a great place for you to discover Mongol national
identity with tens of thousands of historical relics. After lunch at a
local fine restaurant you’ll visit the Dazhao Temple. It was built in
1579 and is the Tibetan Buddhist center of Inner Mongolia. The silver
Buddha, the inscriptions of dragons, and the murals are three highlights
of the temple. Nearby is the Zhaojun Tomb, which is a place to learn
about the history of intermarriage in the Han Dynasty that brought peace
to two states.
Holiday Inn Hohhot,
Sheraton Hohhot Hotel
Yurts on boundless grassland
Today you will ride for about 2.5 hours to Huiteng Xile Grassland. It is
a vast grassland combining the gentle elegance of clean water and green
hills and the beauty of brutalism only found in Inner Mongolia. Riding a
horse to embrace this area will allow you to see the horizon where the
grassland and sky meet. After, lunch is arranged at a local yurt. Later
in the afternoon, you’ll go back to the city and visit Islam Street. It
is a street in the Muslim quarter where 70% of Hohhot’s Hui people live.
You can experience Muslim culture and taste the halal food.
We will ride to Ordos, which will take about 3.5 hours to get to. En
route you will bypass Sounding Sand Bay in the desert. There, you’ll
find a sand bay of 500 meters long sitting on the west and east, the
dune is as high as 110 meters with a slope of 40 degrees. The sands roar
if one slides down from the top of the dune, giving it the name of
Sounding Sand. You can ride a horse or slide on the sand to experience
it up close.
Crowne Plaza Ordos,
Ordos Tieniu Phoenix Hotel
After breakfast you’ll hear the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan. The Mausoleum
houses the accessories and dresses but no bodies as Mongolians have
“secret burials”. Inside the Mausoleum, there are huge murals displaying
scenes of Genghis Khan’s e.g. birth, death, fights and union of
Mongolia etc. The Historical and Cultural Museum inside the is also the
only one in the world to collect, display and study Mongolian history
and culture. After lunch, you will go westwards to Baotao and visit
Wudangzhao Lamasery, a Tibetan Buddhism Palace. Its construction scale
is larger than others because it holds political importance and has the
greatest influence in all of Mongolia.
Shangri-La Hotel Baotou
Camel riding in Ordos
With the knowledge you’ve gained on Genghis Khan you can wave goodbye .
Your guide and driver will escort you to the airport for your next
Mausoleum of Genghis Khan
- In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
- Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
- Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
- Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
- Your own English-speaking guide service.
- Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.
- International transportation.
- Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
- Travel and medical insurance.
- Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Personal expenses.
- Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
- Gratuities to guide and driver.