Mongolian Grassland Life
4-Day Xilingol Inner Mongolia Grassland Life Tour
If you are looking for an authentic Mongolian nomad experience and a window into the herdsman's way of life, this tour is recommended for you.
On this 4-day trip, you will stay with a herdsman's family on their summer pasture, live life like locals, admire the fantastic views of a pristine grassland, and experience Mongolian traditions and culture.
This tour is only available from mid-June to early September because the herdsman's family move to a downtown area when the weather cools down and upland grazing is no longer suitable for their livestock.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Live Life Like a Mongolian Local
You will stay with a real herdsman's family in your own traditional yurt. Milk one of their cows (or watch), do diary product DIY, and taste homemade Mongolian food.
Explore the Pristine Grassland by Horseback and Hiking
Journey deep into Jinlianchuan Grassland, summer resort of Liao, Jin and Yuan emperors (907–1368). Enjoy a horse ride and a light walk to sample its picturesque vastness the local way.
Do Some Fun Activities with the Herdsman's Family
Try Mongolian archery on the grassland and have a sand slide experience on the wild sandy land nearby,build a Mongolian yurt.
Taste Homemade Mongolian Food
During your stay with the herdsman's family, you will eat together with them, and try a variety of homemade Mongolian food.
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About China Highlights
Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
Staycations for expats in Beijing
We are expats living in Beijing, and due to the current epidemic prevention rules, we had to cancel our original plans for a long weekend at the last minute. We contacted China Highlights and they planned a great last-minute staycation for us near the Great Wall. more
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
From Beijing, we suggest you take the high-speed train to Zhangjiakou. Your private driver would pick you up from Zhangjiakou Railway Station and transfer you directly to your private summer pasture in Xanadu of Zhenglan Banner in Xilingol League (3½ hours' driving).
From Shanghai or other cities, we recommend flying to Xilinhot. Your private driver would pick you up from Xilinhot Airport and transfer you directly to your private summer pasture in Xanadu of Zhenglan Banner in Xilingol League (2 hours' driving).
Enjoy a Mongolian home-cooked dinner, and make yourself at home in your own traditional Mongolian yurt.
In the morning, see cow milking and taste fresh milk and local dairy products.
Have a light walk in the peaceful hinterland of Jinlianchuan Grassland to measure some of the vastness of the picturesque grassland with your feet.
After lunch, go to a sandy land nearby and have a sand slide experience.
Enjoy a BBQ dinner and Mongolian traditional music with overtone singing and long songs. Then retire to your traditional Mongolian yurt.
In the morning, you will have another chance to experience cow milking and fresh local dairy.
Enjoy a horse ride to seek out the best view of the grassland. Then try your hand at archery.
After lunch, do some dairy product DIY and taste authentic Mongolian snacks.
Reflect on your Mongolian life experience over a home-cooked dinner with your hosts and during your final night in your yurt.
Today you will experience Mongolian culture by building a real yurt with the herdsman's family.
Your private driver will transfer you to Xilinhot Airport or Zhangjiakou Railway Station to catch your flight/train home or to your next destination.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
- Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
- English speaking local guide
- Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
- 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
Tour code: nm-4