China Tours | Inner Mongolia & Ningxia

Beijing, Hohhot, Xilamuren Grassland, Ordos, Yinchuan, Zhongwei, Lanzhou and Xiahe 13 Days

Tour code: CG01



Year of 2020:Depart on Thursday Land Tour Fare Airfare Total Single Supplement
APR 16 $2099 $800 $2899 $750
MAY 07 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
MAY 21, JUN 04, 18 $2099 $1300 $3399 $750
JUL 02, 16 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
AUG 06, 20 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
SEP 03, 10, 17, 24 $2099 $800 $2899 $750
OCT 08 $2099 $1300 $3399 $750
OCT 15 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
OCT 22, 29 $2099 $800 $2899 $750
Remarks:
1. Land Tour Fare listed above are per person in U.S. dollars based on two adults sharing one twin bedded room, double occupancy and does not include any air ticket. A customer who travels alone is required to pay a single room supplement.
2. Airfare listed above includes round trip international air ticket and applicable China domestic air tickets, fuel surcharge and tax. Round trip international air ticket is based on Air China (CA), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX) departure. For other cities, please call us for the US domestic add-on.
3. Charge for children under 12 (2-11 years of age): For airfare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price. For land tour tare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price if share a room with two adults and not asking for extra bed. If need an extra bed in the same room with two adults, the price is the same as adult. Children 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult fare.
4. Early departure and late return: There will a US$50 per person charge for air ticket deviation, in addition to airlines surcharge for different class and weekend if necessary.

Itinerary

Day 1 USA - Beijing

Board an international flight bound for China. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2 Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for rest and relaxation.

Day 3 Beijing - Hohhot

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Board a flight bound for Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Upon arrival we start our city tour of Hohhot with a visit to the General's Official Residence of Suiyuan. Then we check in to the hotel.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Hohhot - Xilamuren Grassland

After breakfast we journey to the Grassland of Xilamuren by coach, begin our day by touring the vast grassland and pastures. In Mongolian, “Xilamuren” means “Golden River”. Taste the unique local food for lunch. Later watch the locals in horse riding, wrestling and archery. In the evening after a Mongolian lamb dinner, we enjoy a graceful performance of Mongolian songs and dances. At night we stay in mushroom-like yurts.

• Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Grassland - Hohhot

Rise up early to take the wonderful view of sunrise on the grassland. Then journey by coach back to Hohhot, our city tour takes us visit to Dazhao Lamasery, one of the biggest and best-preserved temples in Hohhot. Later, we have an opportunity to visit the famous Five Pagoda Temple. To end the tour we visit the Residence of Princess in Qing Dynasty. Tonight, a special banquet of one of Mongolian culinary treasures called “Youmian” (oat noodles) is served for our dinner.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Hohhot - Yinken Resonant Sand Gorge - Ordos

After breakfast, we visit the Inner Mongolia Museum. The Inner Mongolia Museum is a regional museum in the city of Hohhot. This museum was founded on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, in 1957. The Museum has many objects relating to ethnic history in its collections. Among these quite a few are rare treasures seldom seen in China, especially the artifacts relating to the northern tribes called Xiongnu, Xianbei, Qidan, Mongolians and others. Then we journey by coach to Yinken Resonant Sand Gorge (includes entrance fee and round trip cable car fee, not include personal expenses such as camel rides and dune slidings). On the way, we look at the Mother River of China, the Yellow River. For lunch, have the famous local cuisine, carp fish from Yellow River. Located in Kubuqi Gobi, Yinken Resonant Sand Gorge earns same fame as Mingshashan in Dunhuang and Shapotou in Zhongwei, in China. Here we experience a natural phenomenon. Sliding down from the sandhill, one can hear the sounds like automobile and aircraft engines, a phenomenon nobody can explain. Then we journey by bus to Ordos. The city orientation tour takes us to visit Meidaizhao, built in 1575 and served as both a residential area and a monastery. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Ordos - Yinchuan

Continue our tour to Tomb of Genghis Khan, the great leader of the Mongol Tribe. The coffins containing the remains of the Khan and his wife are enshrined in bedroom palace behind the memorial hall in the center of three interconnected hall in the design of Mongolian yurts. Later, we take bus to Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia.  

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Yinchuan

After breakfast, our tour starts with a visit to Western Xia Tombs, the largest and the best protected imperial cemeteries in China. Continue to Western Xia Museum to learn more of its history and culture. Later we proceed to see the cliff carvings in Helan Mountain.   

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Yinchuan - Zhongwei

This morning first we will visit the Wolfberry Park, then the bus takes us to Zhongwei where we visit the 108 Buddhist Pagodas. They range in height from 3.5 to 2.5 meters, fashioned in three shapes (pyramid, ground and vase) and arranged on a rising mountain slope in rows of increasing odd numbers to form a colossal triangle. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day10 Zhongwei - Lanzhou

After breakfast, we will visit Gaomiao Temple. Today's highlight is a cruise along the Yellow River by sheepskin raft. Later, we take bus to Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu. Tonight taste the local specialties.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day11 Lanzhou - Xiahe

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Lanzhou is the capital city of Gansu Province, the "City of Fruit", a city that has a 2000-year history and it is the capital of Gansu Province. Enjoy full day boat excursion to Liu Jia Xia Dam and Binglingsi Grottoes. After that, we drive to Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day12 Xiahe - Lanzhou

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After breakfast, visit Labrang Monastery. Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. Labrang is located in Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu, in the traditional Tibetan area of Amdo. Labrang Monastery is home to the largest number of monks outside of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Return to Lanzhou in the afternoon. Visit to White Pagoda Mountain, for the view of the Yellow River. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day13 Lanzhou - US

After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your return flight back to your home. You will be in the United States the same day. End of tour.

  • Includes Breakfast

 


Tour Fare Includes

1. International air ticket between U.S. to China (economy class);
2. Five star hotel accommodations or local best hotel accommodations;
3. Three meals a day in China as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in hotels and local specialty cuisines;
4. Transportation inside China as specified in itinerary;
5. All entrance fees to the sightseeing sites as outlined in itinerary;
6. Experienced and knowledgeable English speaking tour guide throughout China;
7. Travel accident insurance. 

Tour Fare not Includes

1. Chinese Visa fee; 
2. All personal expenses: Telephone bills, Laundry, beverages, postage and excess baggage charges, extended stay and etc.;
3. Tips for tour guides and drivers; 
4. Cost of any programs and activities unlisted and all activities after leaving the group.

MEALS

Three meals a day for the entire trip as specified in the itinerary.
Buffet breakfast or Chinese breakfast each morning at hotel.
Chinese lunches and dinners at local restaurants.

LOCAL SPECIALTY DINNERS

Grassland: Mongolian roasted lamb
Hohhot: Mongolian oat noodles dinner
Lanzhou: Local beef noodles

ENTERTAINMENT

Grassland……………………Mongolian songs and dances
Ordos...................................Local Minority Folklore Music & Dance Show

HOTELS

Beijing............Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing (5 stars)
Hohhot...........Sheraton Huhhot Hotel (5 stars)
Grassland……Mongolian Yurt (Deluxe mushroom-like yurt)
Ordos..............Crowne Plaza Ordos (5 stars)
Yinchuan........ Yinchuan International Convention Center Hotel (5 stars)
Zhongwei........UPLS Hotel (local best)
Lanzhou..........Grand Soluxe Hotel Gansu (5 stars)

COMPLIMENTARY

A bottle of mineral water provided on the bus every day;
Luggage tag and badge provided for your convenience.

 


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