3-Day Zhongwei Desert Tour with Winery Experience

A Sip of Desert Wilderness

3-Day Zhongwei Desert Tour with Winery Experience

Laughing and hurtling down a high dune, walking into the desert to the sound of camel bells, peeking out of a tent to see the Milky Way in the sky... You don't have to go to the Sahara to have these wonderful desert experiences!

Located on the southeastern edge of the Tengger Desert, the fourth largest desert in China, Zhongwei is easily accessible and offers ultimate desert fun and special accommodation experiences as well as a special visit to taste the best wine in China. (nx-2)

Tour 'Wow' Points

Feel the Adrenaline Rush during Dune Bashing and Sand Sledding

Hop on the dune bashing bus and play Mad Max. Sled down a dune that's 156 meters high. How fast do you dare to go?

Sand Sledding
Dune Bashing

Go on a Desert Trek on a Two-humped Camel

Walk into the desert with camel bells clanging and the enjoy mystical landscape of shifting sand dunes.

Camels at Shapotou
Camel Trekking

Experience Sheepskin Rafting on the Yellow River

It's the oldest ferry method on the mother river of China.

Sheepskin Rafting
Sheepskin Rafting

A Starry Night in the Desert Tent

When was the last time you saw the Milky Way? A night in the desert has a good chance of fulfilling a starry wish in a spectacular way.

Desert Tent
Stargazing in Desert

Enjoy the Taste of Helan Mountain Wine

The wine from the corridor on the east side of the Helan Mountains has been winning awards at international wine tasting events. Enjoy the wine and view in a unique winery.

Xige Vineyard
Xige Winery

Relax for a Night in a Hotel with the Perfect Balance of Wilderness and Luxury

Suji Yellow River, the boutique hotel by the Yellow River in the Tengger Desert, is a destination in itself.

Suji Yellow River
Suji Yellow River

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

This trip is recommended from April to October.

DAY 1 Yinchuan Arrival | Wine and View

Pickup at Yinchuan Hedong Airport is followed by a private transfer to Xige Winery. Enjoy wine tasting and an organic lunch alone with the view of the vineyard.
Stay overnight in a tent in the desert.

DAY 2 Zhongwei | Fun in the Desert

Have a whole day of fun in Shapotou, where you can experience dune bashing, sand sledding, camel trekking, and sheepskin rafting.
Learn how to make wheat grass squares and turn a little piece of desert into grassland.
Stay overnight at the Suji Yellow River. The butlers of the hotel will take you over from your tour guide and arrange the rest of your trip.

DAY 3 Zhongwei Departure | Relax and Discover

Desert, the Yellow River, the Great Wall, and an ancient village — where these elements come together, Suji Yellow River can simultaneously satisfy and surprise your imagination regarding northwest China, bringing you a unique holiday experience.
You may choose to stay there longer. The butlers of the hotel can also arrange the transfer to the airport for you when you're ready.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

Desert Tent

Suji Swimming Pool
FromCNY4,660 / USD720  p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • 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
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