Grasslands and Desert, Inner Mongolia


Destinations: Hohhot, Xilamuren GrasslandResonant Sand Bay, Ordos

Destination Services: Meals as specified in the itinerary (excluding beverages), Local English speaking guide, All land transfer arrangements as specified in the itinerary, 3 nights accommodation

Stars: 4 Stars

Days: 4 days

RMB:From 3,750


D1Arrival - Hohhot – Xilamuren Grassland - Hohhot

Arrive Hohhot by train or flight – we can also arrange these for you.

Upon arrival, be met and transfer to Xilamuren Grassland, which means “yellow water” in Mongolian. The grassland covers 1,000 square kilometers, with an altitude of 1,700 meters. It is a plateau of grassland with a chain of undulating hills.  

In July, the Naadam Festival is held in Xilamuren Grassland and showcases Mongolian culture by singing, dancing, sports, athletics, dresses and food. The “Three Manly Sports” to watch are the horse

Races, wrestling and archery.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Anjie Garden Hotel (Standard Room)

D2Hohhot - Resonant Sand Bay - Ordos

Today, visit the Resonant Sand Bay. This natural scenic area is located 50 km north from Baotou in Erdos City. It lies at the east section of Kubuqi Desert, China's seventh largest desert, and assumes a crescent shape with 100 meters in height and 400 meters in width, forming a 45-degree slope.

Then drive to Erdos.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: New City International Hotel (Standard room)

D3Ordos- Hohhot

In the morning, go to the Genghis Khan Mausoleum. Genghis Khan (AD 1162–1227) is a legendary hero, the founder of Mongol Empire. He united nomadic tribes in Mongolian Plateau, laid foundation for the unification of China, and then continued his conquest westward to establish Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire in world history. The establishment of the empire enhanced trade, cultural exchanges, interracial mingling between the East and the West, and had great significance in history of China.

Drive back to Hohhot.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Anjie Garden Hotel (Standard room)

D4Hohhot - Departure

In the morning, visit Dazhao Lamasery, which boasts a large collection of religious and cultural relics, among which the silver statue of Buddha, dragon sculpture and frescos are the most cherished treasures. Also, stop by the Inner Mongolia Museum, renowned for its extensive collection of massive dinosaurs, mastodons, and many other kinds of fossilized remains from the Mesozoic period that have attracted global attention.

After lunch, private transfer for your return by train or flight – we can also arrange these for you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Includes:

  • Accommodation as stated above
  • Meals as stated above
  • Local English speaking guide –for other languages please contact us!
  • All transfers in an air-con vehicle
  • Local Train (Executive class) and Ferry tickets
  • Activities and excursions as stated above including all required entrance fees

 

Excludes :

  • Domestic airfare or trains tickets – we can arrange your transportation from any city in China, please contact us!
  • Visa (if required)
  • Optional activities and tours
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guide and driver

 

Blackout date (The exact date will be informed 2 months in advance)

Chinese Holiday and Festivals: New Year’s Day, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mi-Autumn Festival, National Day, Christmas Day.

 

Terms and Conditions:

Payment

Full payment is due 14 days prior to departure. Thomas Cook China reserves the right to release all services in case of payment default.

 

Cancellation Policy

If any cancellation is received following a booking, the following general cancellation policy will apply:

  • Between 30 and 21 days prior to arrival : 20% of total amount is due
  • Between 20 and 7 days prior to arrival : 50% of total amount is due
  • Between 6 days and 2 day prior to arrival: 75% of total amount is due
  • 1 day or No-show: 100% of total amount is due

 

Force Majeure

Thomas Cook China will not be liable for performance delays or for non-performance, due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, actions by any government authority (whether valid or invalid), fires, floods, windstorms, riots, explosions, natural disasters, wars, sabotage, labor problems (including lockouts, strikes and slowdowns), or court injunction or order.