Inner Mongolia tour

Yurt - Inner Mongolia tour

Beijing - Hohhot - Grassland - Baotou - Erdos

Beginning in Beijing, you’ll visit some of China’s most historical sites before heading inland for a remarkable journey to the land of the legendary Ghengis Khan. As your adventure unfolds, you’ll be fascinated by the distinctive personalities and colourful appearances of the Mongolian people. This tour is a rare opportunity for an insight into their history and well-preserved traditions such as a love for wrestling, horse racing and archery. You’ll return with lasting memories of contrasting landscapes and passionate people who bare a striking resemblance to the Tibetan minorities.

Tour Summary

Duration

10 Days, 9 Nights

Route

Beijing – Hohhot – Grassland – Baotou – Erdos – Hohhot – Beijing

Fitness Level

Average

Tour Price

From AU $1,899 per person - twin share, detailed prices below

Inclusions

9 nights accommodation with Breakfast (B), Lunches (L) and Dinners (D) as per the itinerary, accredited English-speaking tour guide, transportation for all specified transfers and tours, 1 domestic economy class air ticket, 1 soft sleeper train ticket, entry fees to shows and attractions as per the itinerary.

Exclusions

International airfares and taxes, visa application fees, personal expenses such as telephone, dry cleaning, taxi fares etc, gratuities to guides and drivers, optional activities, shows, meals or any items denoted by ** throughout the itinerary

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

On arrival to Beijing Airport, you’ll be met by your guide and transferred to the hotel. Please note no meals have been arranged for today.

Day 2

This morning you’ll visit Tiananmen Square and tour the amazing Forbidden City - headquarters of the Imperial Emperors for more than 500 years. After lunch visit the tranquil settings of the Temple of Heaven and time permitting, visit the Silk Street Markets for some retail therapy. In the evening you’ll dine on a sumptuous Peking Duck dinner, one of China’s most famous signature dishes. (BLD)

Day 3

Today you’ll journey to the Great Wall of China and be overwhelmed as you walk along one of the greatest man-made structures in the world. You will also visit the Ming Tombs in the Shisanling Forest - resting place for 13 of the Ming Dynasty emperors. This evening has been left open for you to relax or consider options such as attending the Beijing Opera** or the highly acclaimed Kung Fu Show** (BL)

Day 4

Enjoy a morning visit to the Beijing Olympics site to stroll around the main venues such as the Birds Nest and Water Cube. After lunch, visit the magnificent Summer Palace retreat and take a boat trip on Kunming Lake. In the evening transfer to the railway station for a soft sleeper overnight train bound for Hohhot. (BL)

Day 5

Arrive in Hohhot and be met at the station by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. After breakfast visit the Inner Mongolia Museum, Zhaojun Tomb and Dazhao Lamasery. This evening has been left open for you to relax in your new surroundings. (BL)

Day 6

Today you’ll travel to the wonderful Grasslands region and depending on the weather conditions you’ll go to Xilamuren, Huitengxile or Gegentala. On arrival, you’ll visit a herdsmen’s tent and enjoy some traditional Mongolian singing and dancing. You’ll also have the opportunity of enjoying a horse ride along the grassy plains. Relax in the afternoon and look forward to a special Mongolian-style dinner and an overnight stay in a traditional Yurt^. (BLD)

Day 7

If you are fortunate enough to be waking up in a Yurt this morning, you’ll have a chance of catching a wonderful sunrise. After breakfast transfer back to Hohhot to visit the Five Pagoda Temple before heading to Baotou. (BL)

Day 8

This morning you’ll encounter a different terrain as you venture into the Kubuqi Desert. Board a cable car for the top of Yinken Resonant Sand Dunes. Here you’ll have the choice of participating in a number activities including camel rides** and sand hill slides** etc. Later you’ll leave on a road journey to the city of Erdos for an overnight stay. (BLD)

Day 9

A fabulous day lies ahead of you with a visit to the Mausoleum of Ghengis Khan. Later on your way back to Hohhot, you’ll visit Wudangzhao Monastery - the only remaining Tibetan Temple in Inner Mongolia. Afterwards you’ll continue to Hohhot where you’ll be transferred to the airport for a flight to Beijing. On arrival you’ll be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. (BL)

Day 10

This morning you’ll check out of your hotel and pay a visit to the Humble Administrator’s Garden. Later you’ll return to Shanghai for an afternoon and evening free of activities. This is an ideal time to get in some last minute shopping prior to the end of your tour. (BL)

Day 11

Today you’ll check out and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

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Tour Prices per person twin-share in AU$

Travel Dates

Total People Travelling

4 Star Hotel

 

2-3

$2,835

01 Mar 2016 - 30 Nov 2016

4-9

$2,389

 

10 or more

$2,059

01 Dec 2015 - 29 Feb 2016,

2-3

$2,715

01 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017

4-9

$2,259

 

10 or more

$1,899

5 Star Upgrade^

Add an additional $400 per person twin share^

Single Supplement

$615 for 4-Star Hotels or $925 for 5-Star Hotels^

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Important
^ Accommodation on the grasslands in a deluxe-style Yurt is only available in the optimal months of July and August. The most suitable period for this tour is June through to October to avoid the effects of harsh winter climate. Should conditions be too cold on the grasslands, you’ll stay in a hotel in Hohhot. Please note that public holidays and seasonal demand directly effect availability, fares and accommodation pricing. To enable us to refine your travel plans and provide you with an accurate quotation, please send us some key details via our Enquiry Form. Prior to making a booking, please visit our Terms and Conditions page to view our policies related to travel in China. We strongly recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance prior to your departure to safeguard against unforeseen events. LetsdoChina.com is a registered Safe Travel Charter Partner with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and is an authorised agent to issue travel insurance to our Australian clients. Visit our Quick Quote site where you can also purchase an online policy. For further information, please go to our Travel Insurance page and also find other useful links regarding advice on safe travel practices.

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