13-day adventure holiday in Mongolia, home to dramatically different landscapes and culture.

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“Genghis Khan called Mongolia "the land of blue skies".”

The Great Wall of China was built to keep out the hordes of fierce Mongol invaders, exemplified by the legendary Genghis Khan. Tour Mongolia and explore his ancient kingdom of high prairies where nomads still tend their horses and sheep, of shifting deserts and beautiful monasteries and temples.

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  • Beijing

13 - day holiday in Mongolia - Beijing, Yinchuan, Gobi Desert, Genghis Khan Mausoleum, Baotou, Hohhot, Grasslands, yurt overnight, Datong, Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes.

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Key: B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

Day 1

London/Beijing

Begin your unique holiday by making your own way to London Heathrow for an overnight flight to Beijing with Air China.

Day 2

Beijing

On arrival in Beijing transfer to the 3*Red Wall Hotel for an overnight stay.   

Day 3

Yinchuan

Fly to Yinchuan on the frontier with Inner Mongolia.  Visit the huge Nanguan Mosque and the 1,500-year old Haibao Pagoda, and climb to the top for panoramic views. Stay overnight at the 4* Rainbow Bridge Hotel.  BLD

Day 4

Yinchuan Overnight Train 

Drive out to the Helanshan Rock Carvings. Also see the Royal Tombs of the Western Xia dynasty. Take the overnight train to Baotou in 4-berth soft-sleeper compartments.   BLD

Day 5

Baotou

On arrival in the heart of Inner Mongolia, breakfast at your hotel, the 4*Baotou Tianwaitian Hotel, then drive out to the mausoleum of Genghis Khan. Marvel at the immense sand dunes at Resonant Sand Gorge, part of the Gobi Desert and try sand-sliding or camel-riding. BLD

Day 6

Hohhot  

Visit the only intact Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Inner Mongolia, Wudang Zhao. Drive to Hohhot, calling at the vast Meidai Zhou Monastery, part temple, part palace and part fortress. Stay two nights at the 3*Shiao Hotel.  BLD

Day 7

Hohhot 

Today visiting the Inner Mongolian Museum with its exhibits of minority tribes’ costumes and culture, as well as exciting dinosaur fossilsDazhao Temple and also Mengliang National Commodities factory. Visit the tomb of one of the four most beautiful women of ancient China.  BLD

Day 8

Grassland

Head into the Xilamuren grasslands, enjoy a hearty lunch, meet a nomadic herdsman and his family, and watch their skills at horse-riding, archery and wrestling. Tonight stay in a Mongolian yurt and watch a traditional toast ceremony, with singing and dancing around a bonfire.  BLD

Day 9

Hohhot

Return to Hohhot, visiting the Jiangjun yashu,it is located west of Huhhot. The building of the city was to consolidate the northwest border during the 17th century. Five Pagoda Temple,  the Silver Buddha Temple, and wander through the quaint old quarter.  BLD

Day 10

Datong 

A morning train journey to Datong, there admire the five enthroned and gilded Buddhas in Huayuan Temple that also houses the museum and the glorious Nine Dragon Screen, a wall of colourfully glazed tiles 600 years old. Stay two nights at the 4*Datong Hotel. BLD

Day 11

Datong

View the spectacularly-located Hanging Temple, hewn from caves 150ft up the sacred Heng Shan mountain, and where Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are all celebrated. Continue to the Wooden Temple at Yingxian, 1,000 years old and built entirely without nails.  BLD

Day 12

Beijing

Visit Yungang where hundreds of caves are filled with 50,000 Buddhist statues created in the 5th and 6th centuries and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take the train to Beijing to stay overnight at the 3*Red Wall Hotel. BL

Day 13

Beijing

Fly from Beijing to London Heathrow with Air China. B

 

Key:

B=Breakfast    L=Lunch    D=Dinner

Tour Departure Dates - Inner Mongolia

  • 2 Aug 2017£2795
  • 6 Sep 2017£2595
  • 11 Oct 2017£2595

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Before your holiday in Mongolia, fly out to China early to visit Chengde where the Emperors of China had their beautiful summer palace, the Mountain Retreat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Drive from Beijing to Chengde via the Great Wall, three nights at the Yunshan Hotel with breakfast and train back to Beijing to start the tour of Mongolia.

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£ 355 per person twin shared.

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If you prefer to travel to Mongolia in a private group or to go at your own pace spending more time in one particular city perhaps, our tailor made tours are the perfect answer. Travel in Mongolia with your own personal chauffeur and English-speaking guide, available for any group size. Just call and ask our tailor made team to help you create your own adventure tour in China.

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