Tour Code:CN-MOG02
7 Days Inner Mongolia & Ningxia Provinces Tour–Hohhot, Xilamuren Prairie, Ordos, Baotou, Yinchuan
Duration:7 Day(s)
Price from:(per person)

CNY 4685

Departure/Pick-up from:


Main Destination :Hohhot, Xilamuren Prairie, Ordos, Baotou, Yinchuan
Traffic between Cities:


Departure Date:You Decide!

Why we suggest this tour itinerary?

If you are tired of mountains, hot springs and historic sites, why not choose Inner Mongolia and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, two of Chinas most extraordinary places, to enjoy their stunning grasslands and the deserts? In the 7 days you will not only see the historical pagodas, lamaseries, Genghis Kha’s Mausoleum and “Oriental Pyramid” - Xixia Regime Emperors Group Mausoleum, but also ride on horseback on Xilamuren Great Glassland, try activities and trips to the aobaos to visit traditional families to feel the warmth of Inner Mongolian people. You can also appreciate the Mongolian folk song and dance performance and campfire party, enjoy a windy night under a tapestry of shining stars, watch the sunrise of grassland in morning, ride camel in the desert and surf on the sand...


Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:

In Inner Mongolia:


Dazhao Lamasery, Five-Pagoda Temple, Suiyuan General Office & Residence, Inner Mongolia Museum, 


Xilamuren Prairie 


Ordos City:

Xiangshawan Bay (Whistling Dune Bay), Genghis Kha’s Mausoleum.


South Lake Park to enjoy the vast limpid lake and reeds marshes


In Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region


Shapotou Desert Tour Area, “Oriental Pyramid”-Xixia Regime Emperors Group Mausoleum (or interpreted as Western Xia Tombs)


Experience in the Itinerary:

* Visit the mysterious famous lamasery and pagoda in Hohhot,

* Enjoy the fresh air, unique scenery and brilliant sunset on the prairie,

* Appreciate the stunning scenery on the desert

* Admire the renowned Genghis Kha’s Mausoleum to know the story of this hero.

* Explore the mystery of the Xixia Regime Emperors Group Mausoleum.


Some Important Tips for the Tour in Inner Mongolia:

1. In Inner Mongolia, the temperature by the daytime is hot, in evening or in morning is low, so please prepare more cloth.

2. The commodities in the Xilamuren Prairie Tourist Accommodation Area is kind of expensive. The Horse riding there is also not cheap.

3. Maybe the local guide will introduce you to take the roast sheep leg. This is the most famous local cuisine - but it is also not cheap. If you do not like, just tell to the guide clearly. It is no problem.

4. The sand in the Xiangshawai Desert (Whistling Dune Bay) is very very fine. No matter how careful you will be, it will get into everywhere on you. So please take care of your DC there.

Day 1
Arrival in Hohhot
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Hohhot

On your arrival in Hohhot for your exciting journey you will be met at the airport or train station by your personal guide, who will take care of you during this journey. If you need any advice, tips or help please just ask your guide. Your car and driver take care of your luggage and make sure you arrive more refreshed.


Some info about Hohhot:

Serving as the capital seat, Hohhot city is located in the heart of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It is 670 km away from Beijing. In Mongolian, Hohhot means the "green city". It is the regions political, economic, cultural and transport center. It is also a city rich in famous, interesting historical sites and with distinctive ethnic features close to stunning grasslands and the Gobi desert.

Day 2
Tour in Hohhot
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Hohhot

Todays first destination is the Dazhao Lamasery. Built in 1580 as the oldest Lamaism Buddhist temple in Inner Mongolia, Dazhao Temple owns its fame to a visit by the third Tibetan Dalai Lama in 1586, when he came to dedicate the Silver Buddha statue. As a consequence Hohhot became the most important religious center for people from all over Mongolia who came to worship. Another notable event in the temples long history was a visit by Emperor Kangxi during the early part of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The temple now is the best-known of all lamaseries of Geluk Tibetan Buddhism as well as the biggest and most complete wooden structures ever built in Hohhot which is still retaining its former grandeur today. This Lamasery boasts the impressive buildings, splendid statues, delicate frescos, musical instruments and fine collection of Buddhist scriptures. Among which the most notable are "the Three Marvelous Treasures", a title given to the Silver Buddha, the carved dragons on the huge golden pillars on either side of the statue and the murals commemorating the Emperors visit.


The next place you will visit is the Five-Pagoda Temple. Built of stone and bricks in 1732, the structure is 13 meters high and has three parts: the base, the seat and the top. The very unusual feature of it is there are 5 rooftop Tibetan style Pagodas (dagobas) on top of it which display an unusual array of Bodhisattvas and Buddhas. In the lower part of the seat there are exquisite inscriptions of Diamond Sutra written in Mongolian, Tibetan and Sanskrit. The upper part of the seat has a niche for a statue of Buddha and four Devarajas. More than 1500 relief sculptures of Buddhas are engraved on the five dagobas. The astronomical chart with Mongolian inscriptions on the northern wall is the only one of its kind in the world.



After that, your tour will move on to the historical milestone in the form of the ancient architecture: Suiyuan General Office & Residence. Built from 1737, this is for the highest official in Inner Mogolia Area in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD). Now it is an ideal place for us to know the history and story of Inner Mongolia in ancient time.


The final place you will visit today is Inner Mongolia Museum. The Museum focuses on collecting artifacts relating to ethnic history especially the northern tribes called Hun, Xianbei, Qidan, Mongolians and others. It holds 44,000 objects among which quite a few are rare treasures seldom seen in China. Besides this, the museum is 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.


Day 3
Hohhot-Xilamuren Prairie by Car
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Xilamuren Prairie

Today, you will drive for around 90km/1.5 hours to Xilamuren Prairie. Upon arrival, enjoy the most ceremonious welcome ceremony - Down Horse Wine. Have the traditional Mongolia food for lunch. Meanwhile Mongolia girl will propose a toast to you and present Hada, traditional ceremonial scarf used in Tibet and Mongolia, to you. In the afternoon, Enjoy the Mongolia style rassle or Horseracing performance. 


You can also have to opportunity to ride horse to visit Mongolia herdsman’s home, to know what the local life is. – these activities will be paid additionally by yourself.  


Please kindly note: 

Please take care of yourself when you take the horse riding in the Xilamuren Prairie. Although most of the horses for tourists there are the meek ones, sometimes these horses will also attack against each other themselves. Please think it over before you decide to ride the horse on the grassland. These activities are not included in our tour contract (we will sign the tour contract with our tourists on every package tour.). The activities on the grassland will be chosen and paid by yourself there. We do not take responsibilities for any problems if happened on these activities. 


Overnight in the deluxe tent in the grassland. 


Please also note:

Because of the local condition in the Xilamuren Grassland, even the deluxe tent there also not as comfortable as the star-rating hotel. There is no 24 hours hot water and 24 hours electricity there. The hot water is from the solar heating system. Anyway the beddings are clean and it is warm inside the tent at night. The hot water is also hot and sufficient if you do not take very long time shower.

Day 4
Xilamuren Prairie - Xiangshawan Bay (Whistling Dune Bay) by Car
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Xiangshawan Bay(Resonant Sand Bay)

Today you will ride the private car for around 320km/4-5 hours to arrive at one of the three most famous Resonant Sand Hills in China, Xiangshawan Bay (Whistling Dune Bay) Tourist Area which featured by its amazing desert landscape, whispering sand dunes. sand lake and the oasis, etc. The sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see and form a magnificent landscape.


On the way, you will pass the mother river of China, Yellow River, the 2nd largest river in China.


On the sands, you will have the opportunity to take some sand activities yourself, such as desert outer space ball, desert surfs adventure over the massive sand dunes in the car , riding on a came –these activities will be chosen and paid by yourself there (Our quotation only includes the entrance fee to the desert.).


Please kindly note: The desert surfs adventure in the car is bumpy and thrilling. Sometimes it can be dangerous. Please think it over before you decide to take it. The activities at the desert are not included in our tour contract (we will sign the tour contract with our tourists on every package tour.). When you arrive at the desert, you can choose and pay the activities by yourself.



Overnight at hotel here to enjoy more in this sand area.


More info about the Xiangshawan Happy Sand Island Tent Hotel at Xiangshawan Bay(Whistling Dune Bay):


More about Whistling Dune Bay and this hotel at its official website (it is only in Mandarin, but you can enjoy the photos on it.):


If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.


Day 5
Xiangshawan-Ordos-Baotou by Car, Baotou - Yinchuan by Overnight Sleeper Train
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In the Overnight Sleeper Train

After breakfast, you will drive to Ordos City for around 120km/1.5 hours to visit the famous Genghis Kha’s Mausoleum. Genghis Kha set up the biggest empire in human history in the early 13th century. The 5.5 hectares mausoleum includes three giant yurt halls which house coffins of the Khan, his wife, his son and his generals. But in Genghis Kha’s Mausoleum, only his clothing is buried in memory of the great leader.


In the middle afternoon, you will drive north for around 185km/2.5 hours to Baotou City. Enjoy the charming South Lake Park in Baotou. (The boat in the park will be paid additionally if tourist wants to cruise on the lake.) .


In early evening, arrive at the railway station in Baotou. Say goodbye to your local guide in Baotou and take around 6 hours train from Baotou to Yinchuan. Upon your arrival by midnight, you’ll be picked up by your local guide and driver, transferred to the downtown hotel.

Day 6
Tour around Yinchuan City
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Yinchuan

Today in the morning, drive from Yinchuan to Zhongwei for around 3 hours to visit one of the 50 best tour places in China, Shapotou Tour Area. There you can enjoy the world famous Harness Desert Project at the famous Tengger Desert, to floating on the Yellow River (the 2nd longest river in China) in Sheepskin Raft (paid by yourself there), Surfing the Sand (paid by yourself there). 


Please kindly note:

Please think it over before you decide to ride the horse on the desert. These activities are not included in our tour contract (we will sign the tour contract with our tourists on every package tour.). The activities on the desert will be chosen and paid by yourself there. We do not take responsibilities for any problems if happened on these activities.

Day 7
Tour near Yinchuan, Leave Yinchuan
Dining:Not included in the quotation

Today in the morning, you will drive for around 26km/45m to visit the “Oriental Pyramid", Xixia Regime Emperors Group Mausoleum (or interpreted as Western Xia Tombs). Afterwards, transfer service to Ninxia Airport or Ninxia Railway Station. Bid a fond farewell to Ningxia. Your guide will look after you until your safety at the correct airport check-in desk or railway station check-in channel to complete your amazing tour.


Some info about the Xixia Regime Emperors Group Mausoleum:

Located around 35km to the west of Yinchuan city and occupied an area of some 50, it is the mausoleum for Xixia (Western Xia) Dynasty (a Locality Separatist Regime existed between 1038 and 1227).


The Xixia Regime Emperors Group Mausoleum at the foot of the Helan Mountains includes nine imperial mausoleums and 250 tombs of imperial relatives and officials. This burial complex lies some 40 km westward from capital city of the Western Xia Dynasty, the Xingqing Fu or Xingqing, what is part of the modern-day Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.


The Western Xia dynasty was finally conquered by the Mongols under Genghis Khan. The Western Xia Empire was founded by the Tangut ethnic group, about which little is currently known. Of current excavations, only the No. 3 mausoleum has been adequately excavated and researched. This mausoleum is attributed to Western Xias first emperor Jingzong, Li Yuanhao, (1003-1048), has been determined as a pavilion-tower construction fusing both traditional mausoleum and temple styles with Buddhist characteristics.

Note: Visiting time,transporting time and the duration of shows and meals in the above itinerary are for reference only and will be subject to change accoring to the real situation.

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Single Room Supplement: CNY 1560

* For 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together.

Price includes:

1. Hard seat train ticket from Baotou to Yinchuan.

2. 4-star standard hotel in Hohhot, Deluxe Mongolian Tent in Xilamuren Prairie, 5-star standard hotel in Whistling Dune Bay, 4-star standard hotel in Yinchuan with breakfast (2 people stay in one room)

* But for 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together.

3. Private local English speaking guide in Hohhot- Xilamuren Prairie-Ordos-Baotou and in Yinchuan in the itinerary.
6. Entrance ticket to the attractions as listed in the itinerary.
7. Tour accident insurance.


Price excludes:

Traffic to Hohhot and from Yinchuan on the 1st and last day.

Lunch & dinner (Please ask the guide & driver to take lunch with you in Hohhot and Yinchuan, take lunch and dinner with you in Xilamuren Prairie-Ordos-Baotou. Otherwise please give RMB30 per lunch to the guide and driver respectively.)

Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping.


* Tips is highly appreciated but not requested.


No national guide service. 


Please Note:

1. Child under the age of 12 may have discount.

2. This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan.

3. The tour itinerary described above may change or cancel because of force majeure. If because of force majeure or any conditions and/or situation which are not under the control of Shanghai Elite Tours happens (such as the problem of airlines, train, ship, public bus and any other public traffic means, the sudden change of weather, temporary road problem…) and/or accidental situation such as tourists will endanger the personal safety and property safety problem, and/or any other accidental situation which are unforeseen, unavoidable and insurmountable by Shanghai Elite Tours, this tour can not be accomplished as scheduled, Shanghai Elite Tours will not bear the responsibility.

4. The sequence of the activities in the itinerary maybe will be changed according to the situation.

5. In principle, the working hour of the driver and guide (include meal time) is not over 10 hours. (except the service time in the itinerary is listed to be over 10 hours).

The car can only be used according to the itinerary listed in the itinerary.

6. Tourists must bring their passport (for foreign tourist) or Chinese ID card (for local Chinese) in the tour.

7. Tourists should pay attention to the safety during the tour and the during the time when tourists arrange the activities themselves (such as during the meal time, shopping time, rest time, go to toilet and taking bath at hotel and so on…)

8. Shanghai Elite Tours is NOT a medical institution, and can only provide the tour and/or trip and/or conference service (if any). Every tourist should also know the health situation of them own, and tourists should guarantee their health condition can meet the needs of this tour.

9. Guide and/or driver represent Shanghai Elite Tours only when the guide and/or driver serve tourists according to the Itinerary. If tourist asks guide and/or driver to add more service item and this kind of item does not been approved by Travel Service Company in written form, Travel Service Company will not take any responsibility to the added item.

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