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Xilin Gol Inner Mongolia Grassland Tour
   
Tour Code: STS-CN-019 Price per person from: RMB 3,580
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Summary:

Xilinguole National Nature Reserve lies in the boundaries of Xilinguole City, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Covering a total area of 10,786 square kilometers, Xilinguole National Nature Reserve was established in 1985, the first Grassland nature reserve in China, and joined the International Man and Biosphere Reserve Network in 1987. As a matter of fact, with its typicality, Xilinguole Grassland attracted great attention from botanists at home and abroad as early as 1930s.

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Tour Dates Destinations Today's Activities Meals Include

Xilin Gol Inner Mongolia Grassland Tour

 

Day 1 Fly into Xilinhot
Depart Beijing for Xilinhot. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport. Beijing - Xilinhot by air: 07:30 - 08:40

Drive to view awesome scenery of a range of flat-top hills, then head for the grasslands. Ride horses or enjoy other grasslands activities

Day 2 Xilinhot / Grasslands
The whole morning will be free time at the grasslands. You can milk a cow and shear a sheep. Return to Xilinhot in the afternoon and visit Beizi Lamasery in the city.Then stay in a 4-star hotel in Xinlinhot.

Day 3 Grasslands / XIlinhot / Fly Out
Transfer to the airport to fly out.
Xilinhot - Beijing by air: 09:25 - 10:35.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Package Cost:
RMB 3,580 per person

Children's discount-
Yes, child's discount is available. All trips have different payment deadlines depending on the destination and dates of travel. We will contact you by email in the weeks before the trip to let you know the deadline.
Late booking will probably result in higher fees.

  Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Included Features:

--Round trip economy class air ticket
-- Airport tax & fuel surcharge
--1 night accommodation in the yurt and 1 night in 4-star hotel
--transfers in customary air conditioned coaches
--entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program
--all sightseeing and transfers with local English-speaking tour guide
--All meals during the trip

 

Exclusions-
* Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (e.g.Telephone, laundry)
* Personal travel insurance
* Personal expenses
* Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels' porters
* Meals other than those mentioned above
* Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above

Xilin Gol

Central Inner Mongolia - Ulanqab, Xilin Gol, Chifeng, Tongliao

Get around

The central area of Inner mongolia is connected to a rail route that spans form Liaoning and Jilin provinces through Tongliao city in the east of Inner Mongolia, on across the Trans-Mongolian railway at Jining (Inner Mongolia), to Hohhot. Then the line runs westward again until Wuhai city where the route exits Inner Mongolia, running just south of the border in the neighbouring provinces before turning north again and terminating in Ejin Qi in Western Inner Mongolia. Several branches run off of this to other cities. The north east of Inner Mongolia is not connected directly to the other cities of Inner Mongolia but is crossed by railways originating in Liaoning,Jilin, and Heilongjiang provinces.

The international airport in Honhot has connections to the other eight airports in Inner Mongolia. All Inner Mongolian airports also connect to Beijing. Thus it is possible to travel form one end of the region to the other by air. However, the frequency of flights to these small airports is low.

See

*  Wudangzhao Monastery - 70km (44 miles) northeast of Baotou.

*  Dazhao Temple - In Hohhot

*  Xilituzhao Palace - In Hohhot.

*  Zhaojun Tomb - beside the Da Hi River nine kilometers south of Hohhot.

*  Wanbu Huayanjin Pagoda - In Hohhot.

*  Xiaozhao Temple (also called Chongfu temple) - In Hohhot.

*  Five-towers Temple (Wuta Si) - In Hohhot.

*  Qingzhen Da Si Mosque - In Hohhot.

*  Inner Mongolia Museum (内蒙古博物馆 Neimenggu Bowuguan) - The museum has over 44,000 items and is particularly noted for it's dinosaur collection. In Hohhot.

*  Mausoleum of Genghis Khan (成吉思汗陵) - Located within Ordos prefecture. This isn't the real site of Genghis Khan's burrial, but rather a shrine in his memory.

*  Xilamuren Grassland - 90 kilometres (about 56 miles) north of Hohhot.

*  Gegentala Grassland - Located in Siziwang Banner, 145 kilometres north of Hohhot.

*  Huitengxile Grassland - 135 kilometres east of Hohhot, and 80 kilometers from the city of Jining.

*  Bashang Grasslands - On the regions southern border near to Beijing.

*  Badain Jaran Desert (巴丹吉林沙漠 Badanjilin Shamo) - Western Inner Mongolia and extending into neighbouring Gansu and Ningxia provinces.

*  Tengger Desert (腾格里沙漠 Tenggeli Shamo) - Bordering with Ningxia Province.

*  Kubuqi Desert - South of the Yellow river near to Baotou.

*  Hexigten National Geopark - This is a UNESCO designated Geopark. It contains eight scenic areas: Arshihaty granite forest area, Qingshan granite mortar area, Dali Nur volcanic land form area, Huanggangliang Quaternary glacial vestige area, Reshuitang thermal spring area, Pingdingshan scenic Quaternary cirque group area, Xilamulun River valley area and Hunshandak sand land area. The geopark covers an area of 1750 km2.

*  Arxan National Geopark - South west of the Greater Hinggan Mountains in Xiang'an League.

*  Alxa Desert National Geopark - In Alxa (Alashan) League of western Inner Mongolia.

Itineraries

Do

*  Scenic Grasslands - Definitely plan on visiting a scenic grassland near Hohhot, Baotou, Erenhot, Ulanhot or Hailar where visitors may go for the Mongolian Experience, such as horseback riding, attending folk singing and dancing, and tasting roast whole lamb.

*  Nadam Festival - Wrestling, horse racing and archery are the three traditional sports for Nadam (meaning entertainment or frolicking), the foremost traditional festival for Mongol nomads taking place in July or August.

Eat

Traditional Mongolian food is found throughout Inner Mongolia. This is typically high in dairy produce such as milk, yoghurt and cheese. The traditional Mongolian milk tea is exceptionally good. Meats, especially lamb, form most meals. The meat is usually roasted with a coating of spices to give a strong distinctive flavour. Similar with many areas of China, the Hotpot is a popular style of cooking. Mongolian hotpot usually has a well flavoured soup but without the hot spices of central China.

Drink

Mongolian milk tea is distinctive to this region and frequently served in hotels along with breakfast. Some brands of Mongolian bottle water are known for their purity or special mineral content.

Get out

It is possible to travel to the Republic of Mongolia, (Outer Mongolia) and Russia from here by both road and rail. There are good connections into the southern neighbouring provinces of China.