Let’s go… to incredible Inner Mongolia!!! Hop on a camel and ride through the desert while watching the sunset, set up camp in the desert with an awesome bonfire party, head to the grasslands for a unique hike and stay in traditional Mongolian Yurts, watch horse races, hang out with a local family, watch (or even participate) in a Mongolian wrestling match, check out a Tibetan temple, and more!!!
17: 15 – Board our flight from Shanghai to Hohhot (people from other cities can meet us in Hohhot directly)
20: 30 – Airport pickup and transfer to our hotel
08:00 – Local Breakfast
09:00 – Hop on the bus and head to the desert
12:30 – Local specialty lunch
13:00 – Ride the longest desert cable car in Asia, which drops us off in the desert
13:30 – Start our desert adventure – we will be planting trees to help combat deforestation along with some other activities in the desert
17:00 – Hop on a camel and ride into the desert
17:30 – Set up camp in the desert
18:00 – BBQ dinner at our campground
19:30 – Bonfire party in the desert & create and light our own Chinese flying lanterns!
05:00 – Check out the sunrise
06:30 – Local Breakfast
07:30 – Take the desert car back to “civilization”
08:30 – Hop on the bus and head to the grasslands where we will meet a local farmer
09:30 – Stop for hot showers along the way
13:00 – Local specialty lunch
15:00 – Continue our adventure with some traditional competitive games – watch a horse race and Mongolian wrestling (you can even try out your wrestling skills with the locals if you dare)
15:30 – Traditional Mongolian welcome with local drinks and Mongolian folk songs
16:00 – Go local – Check into our very traditional Mongolian yurts – we are taking you away from the typical tourist accommodation with this one and sleeping Mongolian style.
17:00 – Take a hike through the grasslands, drink local milk tea, learn how to make Mongolian dumplings, and other activities
18:30 – Local special dinner
19:00 – Bonfire party in the grasslands complete with horsehead fiddle performance
05:00 – Sunrise in the grasslands
07:00 – Local Breakfast
08:00 – Hop on the bus and head to Hohhot
09:30 – Check out the ancient Tibetan Lama Temple + Ancient street
13:00 – Local specialty lunch – Hot Pot (personal)!
14:30 – Head back to the airport
17:05 – Catch our flight back
21:05 – Arrive in Shanghai
Included – Ground transportation beginning in Hohhot with A/C, insured; Camels
Not included – Flight to/from Hohhot
Shanghai(Hongqiao) – Hohhot MU5689
June 15 – China Eastern – 17:15 – 20:15
Hohhot – Shanghai (Hongqiao) MU2410
June 18 – China Eastern – 17:05 – 21:05
Estimated price approx. 3,000 RMB round trip
Please book your flight. It’s really easy with www.ctrip.com! They even have an app. (If you need us to book your flights, a booking fee of 100 RMB per ticket will apply, paid directly to the booking agent. Our agent will contact you within 24 hours of registration.)
*You must arrive at the arrival time of the suggested flight or slightly earlier and meet us at the airport, and leave on the suggested flight or slightly after the departure time. If your travel arrangements do not allow for this, you will have to arrange for your own transportation.
PLEASE BOOK YOUR FLIGHT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SINCE THIS ROUTE TENDS TO RUN OUT OF TICKETS VERY EARLY
Included – 1 night in a clean, double occupancy hotel room, 1 night in a traditional Mongolian yurt (small group), and 1 night camping permit in the desert. These will be booked on a first come first served basis. If you wish to room alone, the single occupancy fee is an extra 700 RMB per person total. Please note that single occupancy availability may be limited. (If needed, we can help you find someone to share. Pairings in this case are distributed in order of request submission. If there is an uneven number of travelers, the extra single occupancy fee may apply.)
Not included – Bring your own tent/sleeping bag, or rent them: 1 night double occupancy tent 100 RMB per person. Sleeping bags are also available to rent for 60 RMB per person.
Included – All meals as listed- and local specialty breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a delicious BBQ in the desert… Veggie friendly!
Price:Book now to get the early bird price of 2,999 RMB or 3,499 RMB if deposit paid after May 17
Deposit: 1500 RMB (included in the price)
*Full payment must be made by May 22. (Registration is still open after this date.)
4 day onsite transportation, indicated activities and equipment – camel ride, one night in a traditional Mongolian yurt, camping permit, camping equipment (except for tent and sleeping bag), one night in a 3 star hotel, speakers, all meals as listed, entrance tickets, insurance, a delicious BBQ, a tree for planting, coupons, English / Chinese speaking group leaders, organization fees, trip scouting and site research, an experience of a lifetime and looots of fun!
Does not include:
Flight to from Hohhot, drinks, and other personal expenses, tents/sleeping bags
PASSPORT, camera/GoPro, sunscreen, hat, small day pack, flip flops, towel, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, trekking shoes, scarf to cover face, toiletries, wet wipes, pillow
Note: If your passport is in the visa office for processing, please bring the slip of paper given to you by the authorities and a photocopy of your passport with you on the trip. This paper can be used for domestic travel instead of a passport.
If the traveler decides to cancel, s/he can get refund of the deposit (a small cancellation fee may apply) up to May 15 and no refund after that. The schedule may be adjusted due to weather conditions, unforeseeable events etc. For complete information please refer to www.travelers-society.com/terms-conditions.
1) ICBC Bank Transfer
2) Alipay / Wechat Pay
3) Secure online payment (PayPal/UnionPay Credit/Debit Card/International Credit Cards)
4) Cash on Delivery
Desert hike level
What is the minimum age for this trip? Can kids join?
Any age is fine. We have had parents carry small children in backpack carriers on this trip before. If you prefer not to carry your children, this trip is recommended for children 6 years and older, depending on the child’s fitness level. Safety is our priority, so if you have any doubts, please contact us.