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Inner Mongolia Horseback Riding Tour 9 Days

Inner Mongolia Horseback Riding Tour 9 Days
• Tour Code: GHT03
• Starting from: USD1868 per person
• Departure Dates: Upon request at your time of convenience
• Starts from: Beijing
• Departs from: Beijing
• Destinations: Beijing, Hohhot, Inner Mongolian Grassland
  • Inner Mongolia Horseback Riding Tour
    Tour Introduction
    Vast, fertile, charming, and with a topography that slants downward from northeast to southwest, the 1.183 million-square-km northern Chinese border region of Inner Mongolia is home to a total population of 23 million (including 3.7 million Mongols and 800,000 minority peoples). The vast meadowlands are made exactly for the fun of horseback riding. Imbibing a cup of wine or nursing a bowl of fresh milk in a Mongolian yurt to the tuneos-folk songs and the beats of dances is most exhilarating experience.
    Mongolia has been a horse based culture for thousands of years. The speed, power and dexterity of the little Mongolian horses changed the course of the history and the face of the world in the 12th century when Ghengis Khan established the largest land empire the world had ever known with the horse as his key weapon. Today, horse remains central to life on the steppe and good horsemanship paramount to surviving the harsh climate, fierce wind and long winters. Even for the settled modern day nomads, life would be impossible without horse. Born in the saddles Mongolians are some of the most skillful, talented and resilient horsemen in the world and have an immense respects for horses.
    Day 1: Arrival in Beijing, Meet & Greet at Airport, Transfer to Hotel
    Meals Included: No meals available
    Accommodation: City Inn Beijing
    Our GCT representative will meet you at the airport and assists you to your hotel. Relax during the remainder of the afternoon and evening to recover from the jet lag.
    Day 2: Beijing, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven
    Meals Included: Breakfast & lunch
    Accommodation: City Inn Beijing or similar
    Optional Tour: Acrobatic show performance with Chinese dinner
    We will start to explore Beijing from the Tian’anmen Square which is the largest city square in the world, bordered by the Great Hall of the People and Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, then tour the Forbidden City, the complex of imperial palace, which was home to the Emperors for over 500 years. Grand halls and courts gradually give way to more intimate domestic quarters, giving an insight into the pampered isolation of the emperors. After lunch we will visit the Temple of Heaven where Chinese emperors pray for good harvest in the ancient times. 
    Day 3: Beijing, The Great Wall of China, Ming Tombs, Jade Museum
    Meals Included: Breakfast & lunch
    Accommodation: City Inn Beijing or similar 
    Optional Tour: Chinese Kungfu show with Chinese dinner
    Today is the highlight of our China tour, the climbing of the Great Wall of China. In 220 B.C., under Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defense system against invasions from the north. Construction of the great wall continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance. After lunch we will visit the Ming Tombs. Constructed for the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty, the Ming tombs follow the precepts of traditional Chinese geomancy and fengshui theory. They feature rich decoration of stone statues and carvings and tiles with dragon motifs, illustrating the development of the funerary architecture of the Ming Dynasty. 
    Day 4: Beijing, Summer Palace, Fly to Hohhot
    Meals Included: Breakfast & lunch
    Accommodation: Pearl Inner Mongolia Hotel or similar
    We will visit the Summer Palace in the morning. The Summer Palace, first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886, is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value. We will do shopping at the local fresh water pearl shop. We will fly to Hohhot in the afternoon.
    Day 5: Hohhot, Dazhao Monastery, Zhaojun Tomb, Five Pagoda Temple
    Meals Included: Breakfast & lunch
    Accommodation: Pearl Inner Mongolia Hotel or similar
    In the morning we will visit Dazhao Monastery, which was built in 1580 in Ming dynasty. It is one of the biggest also the best-preserved Monastery in Hohhot. Then visit the Zhaojun tomb. Zhaojun Tomb is one of the beautiful scenes in ancient times. In fact this is not the reason it becomes famous, but because of the lady Wang Zhaojun, one of the four most distinguished beauties of ancientChina, who was married to the Emperor of the Huns to maintain the peaceful relationship between China and the Huns. Later we will visit the Five Pagoda Temple which contains 1563 images of Buddha carved into its walls each differing slightly to the other. Inside is a rare Mongolian cosmological map carved into a large stone which illustrates the zodiac and positions of numerous stars.
    Day 6: Riding horses at Xilamuren Grassland (about 6 hours)
    Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    Accommodation: Deluxe Mongolian Yurt 
    Board our bus to the Xilamuren Grassland. Xilamuren, meaning "yellow river" in Mongolian, is located 100 km north of Hohhot. Xilamuren Grassland, commonly known as Taihe, got its name for Puhui Temple, a Lama temple built in the Qing dynasty near Xilamuren River. Xilamuren Prairie is covered by green grass and fresh flowers every summer and autumn. Take Horse-riding lessons and enjoy a full day horse riding expedition across the grassland. Mongolian Dance entertainment at night.
    Day 7: Riding horses at Gegentala Grassland (about 6 hours) 
    Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    Accommodation: Deluxe Mongolian Yurt
    Gegentala means "a place for spending summer" in Mongolian. Gegentala Grassland lies in Siziwang Banner, the Ulanqub League north of the DaqingMountain. It is 138 kilometers from Hohhot. Besides riding horses we will have home visits to the herdsman's family as guests and learn the customs and manners of the Mongolian people living on the grassland north of the Great Wall. In the evening, we will attend the bonfire evening party, singing and dancing with the local performers.
    Day 8: Riding Horese at Gegentala Grassland, Fly to Beijing
    Meals Included: Breakfast & lunch
    Accommodation: City Inn Beijing or similar
    We will ride horse on the Mongolian grassland in the morning. Fly to Beijing in the afternoon and check into hotel.
    Day 9: Departure from Beijing
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    After breakfast, we will be transferred to the airport for our homeward flight. However, should you wish to stay on rather than return home right away, we would suggest you choose our other Tour Packages as an extension to your China adventure!
    For reservation, please send an email to Please inform us: the tour code; the number of travelers; your name as appeared in passport; your passport number; the date of arrival in China and your international flight number. For details of payment, please read our Terms & Conditions.
  • Inner Mongolia Horseback Riding Tour Prices

    From Jun to Oct
    2 pax: double occupancy USD1898pp, single occupancy USD2198
    3-5pax: double occupancy USD1858pp, single occupancy USD2158
    6-9pax: double occupancy USD1818pp, single occupancy USD2118
    Over 10pax: double occupancy USD1778pp, single occupancy USD2078
    Minimum of 2 persons are required at the time of booking
    Pricing Policy
    The prices are based on per person, twin sharing basis
    Infants (under 2 years of age) traveling with parents: free of charge
    Child (2 - 12 years of age) sharing a bed: 80% of the adult price
    Child (2 - 12 years of age) sharing no bed: 60% of the adult price
    Tour Inclusions
    Horseback riding fee
    Hotel accommodations with daily Buffet Breakfast at hotel
    Domestic flight with tax included: Beijing/Hohhot/Beijing
    Meals as specified (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner at local restaurants)
    Private air-conditioned car/van/coach for land transportation
    Experienced English language speaking tour guide
    All admission tickets to sightseeing places
    All government taxes
    Tour Exclusions
    Optional tour & Insurance
    International flights
    Gratuities to service staffs (please refer to Travel Information)
    Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc
    For reservation, please send an email to Please inform us: the tour code; the number of travelers; your name as appeared in passport; your passport number; the date of arrival in China and your international flight number. For details of payment, please read our Terms & Conditions.
  • Inner Mongolia Horseback Riding Tour 9 Days
    Day 2: Acrobatic show performance with Chinese dinner, USD30 per person
    Join an optional tour to a dazzling acrobatic performance by local acrobats at Beijing’s    Chaoyang Theater with an included dinner. Chinese acrobatics ranks among the best arts in the world. The history of acrobatic show has been existent for more than two thousand years. The acrobatic shows are characterized by feats of strength and daring performed cleverly, precisely and accurately, and the ability of retaining balance in motion.


    Day 3:  Chinese Kungfu Show at Red Theater with Chinese Dinner, USD35 per person
    The show of the Legend of Kungfu at Red Theatre Beijing is a high level performance with the wonderful story layout, perfect stage design, professional martial arts actors, and the real Kungfu actions and scenes. You will be strongly impacted both mentally and physically by this show.
  • City Inn Happy Valley Beijing
    Add: Vecchio Shopping Street, North Xiaowuji Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing,
    Tel: +86-10-67376688
    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing is a chain of fine business hotel brand developed by the OCT IHMC, located in the center of Beijing City that gives traveler the great location for business and financial purposes. The hotel is also easily reachable the city’s major shopping area and famous attractions. The hotel has an excellent location which is 18km to Beijing Railway Station, and 30km to Beijing Capital Airport. The hotel offers 224 rooms that have contemporary interiors and diverse room types. It offers the ideal setting for conferences, meetings, special events, business trips, and the Internet access helps guests keeping in touch with their friends and family when traveling in Beijing. Free broad video and self-help laundry house are available for guests. Restaurants, Bars, Sauna, Foot Massage, Beauty Salon, Supermarket, Banks, and Hospital are all around the hotel. An attentive and professional staff is always pleased to provide you all the necessary information for your successful Beijing travel.


    Pearl Inner Mongolia Hotel
    Add: No.108 Zhelimu Road, Hohhot, China (Inner Mongolia Exhibition Hall)
    Tel: +86-471-3399888
    As one of top hotels in Hohhot, Pearl Inner Mongolia Hotel is located about 12 kilometers from the airport and 2 kilometers from the railway station. It has 112 guestrooms which are equipped with central air-conditioning system, satellite televisions, refrigerators, mini bars and international direct dial telephones. There is a business center providing fax, photocopying, typing and ticket reservation services. The hotel has a fast food and Chinese food restaurant that between them serve Chaozhou dish, dim sum, western and local foods.

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We have returned safe, sound and very pleased. This is just a brief note to thank you for your hospitality, care and attention for details. We were a bit anxious before starting this tour but thanks to your organizing skills we have returned with great bundles of very happy memories. Your guides are all wonderfully dedicated individuals. They made our stay and movements easy, enjoyable and educational.

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