General

On this 3 day tour, take this unique opportunity to glimpse into the nomadic Mongolian lifestyle of China’s big sky country.

Fly from Beijing to Hohot and transfer to the Hilamuren Grassland. Horse ride to a traditional yurt, enjoy folk music and dances, and taste delicious roast lamb. Enjoy the warmth of the people and the matchless beauty of the landscape. At the Resonant Sand Gorge, part of the Gobi Desert, take part in optional camel riding, sandskiing or simply marvel at the vast expanse of sand stretching to the hotizon.

Destination China
Cities & Locations Beijing / Hohot / Hilamuren Grassland / Resonant Sand Gorge
Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights

Tour Schedule

Departure Dates: Departs Jun-Sept

Itinerary


Day 1: Beijing – Datong

Today, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Beijing Railway Station where you will board a train to Datong. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Datong (B, L, D)

After breakfast, visit a cave-dwelling before heading to the Hanging Monastery. The monastery quite literally ‘hangs’ on the sheer face of a vertical cliff. Only the 1,400 year old wooden pillars keep this mid-air temple aloft. An architectural wonder definitely worth seeing and experiencing. In the afternoon, visit Yingxian Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian County. Later, return to Datong City to stroll along the old streets and market.

Day 3: Datong – Beijing (B, D)

This morning, drive to visit the remnants of the Great Wall with the surrounding area. In the afternoon, visit the famous Yungang Grottoes situated west of Datong. The grottoes are dug out of a sandstone cliff which is part of the large Wuzhoushan Mountain range. The grottoes hold 51,000 statues of bodhisattvas, carved by artists from all over Asia more than 1,500 years ago. After dinner, transfer to Datong Railway Station for a train back to Beijing where you will be met and transferred to your city centre hotel.

Inclusions

2 nights accommodation in Datong
Meals as indicated
Transportation throughout
Sightseeing and entrance fees
The services of a local English speaking guide
Return train travel from Beijing-Datong
Excludes: Beverages, gratuities and any other personal expenses

Terms & Conditions

Itinerary and price subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. Please refer to our full terms and conditions available on our brochure or from our website. Active Asia reserves the right to alter the hotels and/or the itinerary if needed due to availability and/or adverse weather conditions.

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