Beijing to grassland & Nadam Festival
Destinations: Beijing-Hohhot- Gegentala Grassland- Kubuqi desert-Hohhot-Beijing
Your journey begins in the amazing China capital Beijing, a city where the Forbidden City and Bird Nest lies in harmony with a blend of history and modernism. At the Gegentala Grassland, the natural scenery, the traditional Mongolian food and the unique yurts will fascinate you. At the Nadam Festival you will see Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery. The Mongolian adventure continues in the amazing Kubuqi desert where Yellow River scenery and sand sea is a wonder to behold. Hohhot is the last stop-last but not least, the old town, big lama and five pagodas will all make your trip truly memorable.
Brief itinerary Day 1 Beijing arrival Day 2 Beijing Historic Beijing tour Day 3 Beijing Great Wall excursion Day 4 Beijing Modern Beijing tour, overnight train to Hohhot Day 5 Hohhot arrival, transfer to Gegentala Grassland, enjoy the Nadam Festival Day 6 Gegentala Grassland Day 7 Transfer to Kubuqi desert, further to Baotou Day 8 Transfer to Hohhot, overnight train to Beijing Day 9 Beijing arrival, trip ends
HighlightsBeijing: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong Rickshaw tour, Summer Palace, Sacred Road, Great Wall, National Theatre, Bird’s Nest and Water Cube Hohhot: Nadam Festival, Old town, Big Lama Temple, Inner Mongolian Museum, Five Pagoda Temple, Gegentala Grassland, Kubuqi desert
Duration: 9 daysTour valid: 15/04/2013-14/04/2014Activities level: Easy to moderateAccommodation: Mongolia Yurt and four-star hotels approved by National Tourism Administration.Transport: air-conditional vehicle, overnight train with soft sleeper class (4 persons in 1 compartment) Meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches