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5-Day Inner Mongolia Tour of Huitengxile Grassland and Kubuqi Desert Tour from Hohhot

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If you are considering a first look at the wild grassland and desert landscape and interesting normadic culture in Inner Mongolia, this is your best package to take!

This 5-day tour helps you to discover the best popular Inner Mongolia grassland and desert areas in a classic way. The itinerary starts and ends both in Hohhot, the capital and most convenient traffic hub city within Inner Mongolia. You’ll walk in the vast and most beautiful Huitengxile Grassland to treat your eyes with the fantastic luxurious prairie sightseeing with bunches of happy flocks and herds roaming under the clear light blue heaven with white flowery clouds and meet the rare landform with valley on grasslands. Besides, you will have a cool and amazing exploration of the desert world to hear the sound of the singing sand and admire the glittery glories and graceful outline of the soft golden desert at Kubuqi. Also, you will have a clear understanding of the natural distribution, cultural gems and historical development of this large prefecture in northern China with great displays.

Tour Code



5 Days/4 Nights

Day 1Hohhot Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Hohhot

Upon arrival at Hohhot Railway Station or Airport, our local driver will transfer you to the hotel for check-in. The rest time is free for you to explore Hohhot. (No tour guide serviced)

Day 2Hohhot - Huitengxile Grassland

Attractions: Yellow Flower Valley, Huitengxile Grassland
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in mongolian yurt

Good morning! After breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel and then escort you to explore Yellow Flower Valley, which is the core area of the fabulous Huitengxile Grassland (Average Altitude: 2,100 meters) near Hohhot (110 kilometers away, 2.5 hours’ by car)! Meaning “Cold Ridge”, it is the most popular grassland in China with peculiar stunning prairie sightseeing!

Walk on the boundless prairie with shiny green grass dancing in the breeze under the clear azure sky and cotton-like clouds, where flocks and herds grazing and roaming idyllically and the groups of white windmills rotating for power generation. You will have an amazing exploration of the wonderful grassland by walking and taking local sightseeing cars, sightseeing trains, cable cars and animal-drawn vehicles. Catch the best highlights of the Yellow Flowers Valley Geopark that is the typical geological site of the quaternary glacier of over one hundred million years and where to admire the refreshing rare prairie landscape with abundant golden yellow blossoms. Take your time to visit the Wokuotai Flowers Prairie to appreciate the typical alpine meadow grassland with various colored flowers, which is so ideal for photography. Continue to Niudangou Ecological Valley to inhale the sweet air and enjoy a short leisure hike along the plank road along birch forest. Soak in the pleasant and vast scenery of the Seven-color Flower Field and other charming areas of Huitengxile Grassland. You can also choose to experience riding on a horse back, archery, and other activities based on your interests and time (optional activities with extra payment).

After today’s discovery, enjoy your night over in the Mongolian styled yurts.

Day 3Huitengxile Grassland - Kubuqi Desert

Attractions: Sunrise on Grassland, Kubuqi Desert (Yemingsha Scenic Area)
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Kubuqi Desert

Good morning! Today, you can get up early (about 04:00 am) to catch the fabulous sunrise on grassland with the golden sun dying the surrounding sky and sun glow into orange, pink, rose, purple, etc. and gives the soft glories onto the vibrant grass. After breakfast, you can have a refreshing stroll on the eye-pleasing Huitengxile Grassland. 

Then, transfer to discover Yemingsha at the hinterland of Kubuqi Desert with a driving of about 4.5 hours. Kubuqi Desert covering 13,900 s.q.km is the seventh largest desert in China. With closer distance to urban and better facilities, it is also one of the most favorite one for desert hiking, magnificent sunset scenery and desert photography. While, Yemingsha (Night Singing Sand) is the most beautiful part of Kubuqi to appreciate the authentic desert landscape with golden and yellow sand shimmering under vast blue sky and is featured with sharp sand dunes for exciting desert exploration by hiking and driving.

After some break and when the desert is not so hot, have a wild desert hiking on the soft sand surface and catch the appealing different lines, curves and planes of this pure color world. As sun falls gently, savor the magnificent and poetic desert sunset spectacle of the lingering glory of the round orange setting sun sketching the clear outline of dark scarlet desert hills.

After today’s discovery, accommodate at your hotel in the desert. Have a nice sleep! (You can also choose to experience the desert camp if you are interested. Tell your travel consultant when booking the tour.)

Day 4Kubuqi Desert - Hohhot

Attractions: Kubuqi Desert, Desert Sunrise, Desert Hiking
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Hohhot

Good morning! You can get up early (about 04:00 a.m. in June and 06:00 a.m. in October) to welcome the gorgeous desert sunrise and admire the new sun dyeing warm color gradient to the sapphire sky backdrop and shaping the neat and clear waves, peaks and valleys of the desert world.

After breakfast, enjoy your desert hiking. If you are interested, take the fresh challenge of the off-road driving adventure(optional) on the rough and uneven desert with the professional cool desert SUV. Feel the exciting weightlessness sense, thrilling celerity and your own strong heartbeat while the car rushing quickly up to the summits and down to the valleys in the desert. Scream and laugh freely to drive all your nervous far away! Then, enjoy your desert hiking. Also, you can choose to have more fun with special optional activities in desert like camel riding, motorcycling, sliding, carting, etc. (optional activities need extra payment).

Then, your guide and driver will escort you back to Hohhot and help you check in at the hotel. Have a good rest!

Day 5Hohhot - Departure

Attractions: Dazhao Monastery, Inner Mongolia Museum
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Not included

After breakfast, your guide and driver will meet at your hotel and then escort you to visit Inner Mongolia Museum. This national first-class museum is a great window to have a comprehensive understanding of the ecological change, culture and historical development of the alpine grassland, deserts, forests, etc. in Inner Mongolia from trillions of years ago. Stroll at each themed hall to take a close look at those collections of local specimens of animal, plant, ores, etc., displays of costumes, lifestyles, national customs, language, art, culture communications, etc. of Mongolian and other Northern tribes living there, logical materials about the famous influential leaders and their dynasties including Genghis Khan and his Yuan Dynasty.

Then, transfer to Dazhao Temple (or called Wuliang Temple) built from 1579 AD, which is the most popular temple and earliest Tibetan Gelugpa monastery in Hohhot representing the Buddhist culture in Inner Mongolia. Take a leisure walk around the temple clusters and courtyards and worship with locals in front of the Buddha statues. You shall not miss the well-known treasurable “Three Excellence” of Dazhao, namely the silver Buddha statue created with thirty tons of fine silver by a Nepalese craftsman, the pair of outstanding carved golden dragons seeming to fly along the two ten-meter high main pillars, and the lifelike mural depicting the scenes of the heaven, the world and the underworld with 770 Buddha and figure statues. Also, the 4.2 meters tall Sakyamuni statue made of Burmese jade and 48,000 gemstones is another visual gift for past artistic skills in Inner Mongolia.

After the tour, your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station to catch your flight or train to your next destination or home. Tour ends!

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 4 nights accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned