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.
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?
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.
Experience Sheepskin Rafting on the Yellow River
It's the oldest ferry method on the mother river of China.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
—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: nx-2