Beijing – Inner MongoliaTime to visit: from June to September, the best time is in the end of June
In these 11 days, we will have a chance a visit authentic China and enjoy a horseback-riding adventure to DaxingAnling Forest and Bayingcagang Grassland and an 4WD exploration in Inner Mongolia.
We take you to the less tourist-like, commercialized spots as well as Inner Mongolia’s main attractions. We go where there are less tourists and more wildlife, nature, animals like wild boar and fox, as well as spend the day with Inner Mongolia’s nomadic people as they hunt and tend their flock. You’ll spend your days horseback riding through Inner Mongolia’s famous grasslands. And in the last five days, we drive 4wd jeep all the way into the endless grassland. There are steppe valleys, meadows along the Hulunber River, larch forests with patches of birch. Wildlife such as wolf, camel, lynx, brown bear, red deer, gazelle, moose, kinds of migrants, wild boar are certainly present but hard to see during the summer. Other high light of the tour is to experience the Mongolia’s traditional custom while traveling into the endless grassland.
DAY 1 ARRIVAL BEIJING – TIAN’ANMEN SQUARE (D)
You will be met at Beijing International Airport by our guide and transferred to Tian’anmen Square, walk cross the square, then drive to a hotel in central Beijing. Today you will have an opportunity to rest and recover from the long flight. In the late afternoon, you will enjoy a Peking duck dinner.
DAY 2 MUTIANYU GREAT WALL (BL)
Spend the day at the Great Wall of China, at Mutianyu, 70km north east of the city. This is one of the best-preserved parts of the wall and it features several unique characteristics in its construction, including three inter-connected watchtowers.
Late afternoon and evening at leisure to explore Beijing.
DAY 3 BEIJING – HAILAR (BLD)
In the early morning, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport, take a morning flight to Hailar. We’ll begin our adventure at the Yakeshi Ski Resort in Inner Mongolia. We’ll also stop in the way to buy any necessary supplies for horse-back riding if needed. The resort you’ll stay at is absolutely beautiful with its Russian-style wooden houses. After checking in we’ll head over to the riding start point and pick out our horses. Depending on your riding level we’ll also go over lessons on horseback riding safety and how-tos. From here we’ll head back to the resort, enjoy a nice dinner, and get some shut eye for the Inner Mongolia Adventure to come!
DAY 4 HORSEBACK – RIDING (BLD)
Horseback Riding through Inner Mongolia is not only an adventure, but it is an opportunity to see some of the most beautiful, yet less traveled areas in not just Asia, but also in the World.
We’ll start off the day with a nice, filling breakfast where after we’ll drive over to the stable, saddle up, and take our horses out for a warm-up trot in the hippodrome. Inner Mongolia’s sunrise, fresh air, and beautiful landscapes are unlike anything else in the rest of the world. We’ll spend the next two days horseback riding through Inner Mongolia’s forests until we reach its open, expansive, and famous grasslands.
DAY 5 HORSEBACK – RIDING – BAYINGCAGANG GRASSLAND – KINSOM HAN (BLD)
On day Six when we arrive at the Bayingcagang grassland, we’ll visit the local nomadic Mongolian families as they herd their cattle, hunt and fish. This is a great and rare opportunity to find out about the culture and history of Inner Mongolia and its people, as well as take amazing photographs. Drive to Kingsom Han.
DAY 6 KINSOM HAN – MANZHOULI – HULUN LAKE (by 4WD jeep, BLD)
Enjoy a half day horse riding tour in Kinsom Han, than transfer to Manzhouli. At arrival, meet and visit the Folk Museum to know something of the local tradition and custom. Drive to Hulun Lake, the fifth fresh water lake in China, covers an area of 2339square kilometer. The crystal water under the blue sky with thousands migrant around and the clean lakeshore make the Lake a ideal place to swim, enjoy sun-shower and taste the fresh fish feast from the Lake. Don’t forget take your swimming cloth with you. Stay in the Hotel with hot-shower on the lakeshore.
DAY 7 HUNLUN LAKE – BAODONG MOUNT – UERSHUN RIVERSIDE (by 4WD jeep, BLD)
After breakfast, drive into the endless grassland, we will passby some the nomadic families on the way. We will visit one of the family on the way to see the real nomadic life. Drive across the wild grassland to the holy Mount of the local people — Baodong Mount., then sacrifase to Aobao — one of the worship ceremony more then thousand year old. Riding further on, Fishing at arrival. Camping at the lake side of Uershun.
DAY 8 UERSHUN LAKE – GANZHUER TEMPLE – AERSHAN TOWN (by 4WD jeep, BLD)
After breakfast, drive across the Uershun Bridge to Ganzhuer Temple. Ganzhuer Temple is one of the most famors Lama Temple in China. The rest tour we will drive not only across the grassland but into the endless forest until we arrive at the moutainous town. Stay in a similar 4-star hotel.
DAY 9 AERSHAN FOREST RESORT (BLD)
After breakfast, Drive to Arershan Forest Resort. Breath the fresh air on the mountain dotted by a lot of flower, trek part of the road to the Heavenly Mountain. Stay in the same.
DAY 10 AERSHAN FOREST RESORT – HAILAR- BEIJING (by 4WD jeep, BLD, by air)
Drive back to Harilaer. It is the last day of the trip to enjoy the beauty of Grand Grassland. Take flight back to Beijing. The end of the adventure.
DAY 11 DEPARTURE BEIJING (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Beijing International Airport for our return international flights.