Dance with Santa’s Reindeers
6-Day Hulunbuir Winter Tour with Reindeer Experience
Yearning for the ultimate ice and snow experience, but resent the China crowds? Why not cross the vast ice fields and retreat to the forests with China's reclusive reindeers?
Let’s journey into the forests of the Greater Khingan Mountains, hug the reindeers, have fun with snow to your heart’s content, stay with the families of the coldest village in China, and feel their enthusiasm for a simple but harsh life. (nm-5)
Tour 'Wow' Points
Get Close to Reindeers Like Santa’s
Walk with the reindeers in the deep forest of the Greater Khingan Mountains and feed them with fresh moss. Listen to the stories of the last reindeer herders’ tribe in China.
Have Winter Fun on the Grasslands
Experience horse riding, snowmobile riding,snow sliding in a dinghy,and enjoy the tranquility of vast ice fields and snowscapes. .
Make Fresh Wilderness Tracks and Have a BBQ in the Snowy Forest
Walk into the fairytale world of the Greater Khingan Mountains, and capture the stunning primitive forest views of trees laden with rime. With the help of your guide, collect the firewood, and build a fire with your own hands that will light in the coldest of conditions.
Step into the Real Lives of Local People in China’s Coldest Village
Eat the locals’ homemade food, try an outdoor hotpot on an ice table, sleep on a traditionally heated brick bed. Appreciate the wisdom and spirit of Lengji Village’s remaining six families in their daily fight against the extreme cold, which has reached -58°C (-72°F).
Have fun with ice and snow to your heart’s content
Go skiing and play activities the traditional way as local people do in Lengji Village .
Feel the International Charm of Northeast China
Visit a local Russian family, dress up in their clothes, learn about their life and customs, taste Russian snacks, and listen to traditional Russian musical instrument being played live.
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Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Flights from Beijing or Shanghai to Hailar are available. After our airport pickup, the rest of the day is your own to explore.
Take part in fun snow activities on the grasslands, including snowmobile riding, a snow slide, and snow sliding in a dinghy.
Enjoy beautiful snowscapes at E’erguna Wetland, visit the Wetland Museum, and taste Tieshan ice cream.
Stay overnight in E’erguna City.
Experience horse riding on a vast grassland. Walk into E’erguna’s primitive birch forest to immerse yourself in its scenic winter wonderland.
Visit a local Russian family, learn about their life and customs, taste Russian snacks, and listen to them lay their traditional musical instruments.
Stay overnight in Genhe City.
You will have a chance to meet China’s reindeer and walk with them in the deep forest of the Greater Khingan Mountains.
Then, listen to the stories of the Ewenki — China’s last reindeer tribe. Apart from being Santa’s helpers, in Mongolian folklore, reindeers are mystical creatures believed to carry the spirit of past loved ones. With a basket of fresh moss, you can get up close to the gentle reindeers to pet and feed them.
After the reindeer experience, you will head to the coldest village in China. Take the challenge of eating a hotpot outdoors on an ice table. Bake sweet potatoes and make dumplings on a traditional heated brick bed. Enjoy local ice and snow activities.
Stay overnight in a local villagers’ house in Lengji Village.
Lead by a local and your English-speaking guide, make fresh tracks into the forested hinterland of the Greater Khingan Mountains to appreciate the scenery of primitive trees hung with rime. Then, have a unique BBQ in the snowy forest.
Stay overnight in Genhe City again.
After breakfast, your guide and driver will accompany you to Hailar Airport for your departure. We suggest you book an afternoon or evening flight. If there is only a morning flight available, we suggest you stay the previous night in Hailar.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
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