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  • Dazhao Temple
  • Forbidden City
  • Badaling Great Wall
  • Western Xia Mausoleums
  • Five Pagoda Temple
  • Summer Palace
  • The Temple of Heaven
  • Ming Tombs
  • The Sacred Way
  • Tiananmen Square

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12 Days Beijing, Hohhot, Baotou, Erdos, Yinchuan and Zhongwei Tour

Tour Code: ST10
Tour Duration: 12 Days
Destination: Beijing, Erdos, Hohhot, Yinchuan, Zhongwei
Tour overview: This special tour is comprised of the great highlights in North China, which represent not only the natural beauty of the endless grassland and the magic resonant sand but also the mystery and grandness of ancient imperial tombs in different ethnic style...

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12 Days Beijing, Hohhot, Baotou, Erdos, Yinchuan and Zhongwei Tour 12 Days Beijing, Hohhot, Baotou, Erdos, Yinchuan and Zhongwei Tour 12 Days Beijing, Hohhot, Baotou, Erdos, Yinchuan and Zhongwei Tour 12 Days Beijing, Hohhot, Baotou, Erdos, Yinchuan and Zhongwei Tour

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Beijing Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel, free at the rest of the day. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
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Day 2 Beijing/Hohhot Take a flight to Hohhot. Upon arrival, be transfered to your hotel. Free at leisure at the rest of the day. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Inner Mongolia Jinjiang Intl Holiday Inn Hohhot Pinnacle Hotel, Hohhot
B,L
Day 3 Hohhot Touring the vast grassland and pastures. Later watch the locals in horse riding, wrestling and archery. In the evening after a Mongolian lamb dinner we enjoy the graceful Mongolian singing and dancing. At night we stay in mushroom-like yurts. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Inner Mongolia Jinjiang Intl Holiday Inn Hohhot Pinnacle Hotel, Hohhot
B,L,D
Day 4 Hohhot After breakfast drive back to Hohhot. Then take city tour with Dazhao Temple . Later, visit the famous Five Pagoda Temple . At dinner, delicious roast whole lamb will be served. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Inner Mongolia Jinjiang Intl Holiday Inn Hohhot Pinnacle Hotel, Hohhot
B,L,D
Day 5 Hohhot/Baotou Drive to Baotou. Visit Meidaizhao, Wudangzhao. For dinner today, the famous local cuisine Carp from Yellow River will be prepared. Details... B,L,D
Day 6 Baotou/Erdos Visit the Resonant Sand Bay in Erdos. Details... B,L
Day 7 Erdos/Yinchuan Visit Tomb of Genghis Khan. Later, we take bus to Yinchuan. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Holiday Inn Yinchuan International Trade Centre Yinchuan Lang Yue Hotel
B,L
Day 8 Yinchuan/Zhongwei Drive to Zhongwei in the morning and visit the 108 Buddhist Pagodas. Today's highlight is a cruise along the Yellow River by sheepskin raft. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Zhongwei Shapotou Sands Hotel
B,L
Day 9 Zhongwei/Yinchuan Drive to Back to city of Yinchuan and visit the Western Xia Mausoleums . Later proceed to see the cliff carvings in Helan Mountain. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Holiday Inn Yinchuan International Trade Centre Yinchuan Lang Yue Hotel
B,L
Day 10 Yinchuan/Beijing Take a flight to Beijing .Be met and visit Tiananmen Square , Forbidden City , Summer Palace , The Temple of Heaven . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B,L
Day 11 Beijing Full day visit Badaling Great Wall , Ming Tombs , The Sacred Way . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B,L
Day 12 Beijing Free at leisure till be transferred to airport for your flight departure. Details... B
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Arrive in Beijing, you will be met by our English speaking tour guide and then be transferred to hotel. Free at leisure the rest of the day.

Day 2 Beijing / Hohhot (B, L)

Beijing / Hohhot (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement

Take a flight to Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Upon arrival,you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure in the rest of the day.

Day 3 Hohhot / Grassland(B, L, D)

Hohhot / Grassland(B, L, D)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: touring the vast grassland and pastures

Begin our day by touring the vast grassland and pastures. Taste the unique local food for lunch. Later watch the locals in horse riding, wrestling and archery. In the evening after a Mongolian lamb dinner we enjoy the graceful Mongolian singing and dancing. At night we stay in mushroom-like yurts.

Day 4 Grassland / Hohhot (B, L, D)

Grassland / Hohhot (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Private vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Dazhao Temple, Five Pagoda Temple

After breakfast we will say goodbye to the grassland and drive to Hohhot. City tour of Dazhao Temple. which is a Tibetan lamasery. Inside the temple there is silver statue of Buddha Sakyamuni, so the temple is also called Silver Buddha Temple.

Later, visit the famous Five Pagoda Temple. Five-Pagoda Temple (Wuta Si), which is also called Jingangzuo Sheli Baota, is located in Hohhot City. As there are five small dagobas on the pedestal of the pagoda, it is named Wuta Si. Wuta was originally a building of the temple constructed during 1727-1732. Now the temple has disappeared, but the pagoda has remained.

For dinner tonight, the delicious roast whole lamb will be served.

Day 5 Hohhot / Baotou (B,L)

Hohhot / Baotou (B,L)

Transfer via: Parivate Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Meidaizhao, Wudangzhao

Drive to Baotou City. Visit Meidaizhao Lamasery, it is located around 80 km east of Baotou. It was built in 1575 for Alatanhan, a leader of the Mongolian tribe in ancient China, also the 17th generation of Genghis Khan. It was one of the most important centers for spreading Tibetan Buddhism in Inner Mongolia. Meidaizhao Lamasery is more of a walled city than a lamasery. The architecture is a mixture of Central China style with Tibetan and Mongolian features. It covers an area of 4,000 square meters, and contains temples, royal palaces, enclosing walls and city gates.

Also a visit to Wudangzhao, 70 kilometers from the city of Baotou. Wudangzhao is the largest and best preserved monastery in Inner Mongolia. It was built during the reign of Emperor Kang Xi of the Ong Dynasty, after the model of Tashihunbu Monastery in Tibet. It is hemmed in by mountains and trees. In front of the monastery there is a clear, crystal stream. Covering 200,000 square meters in area, the monastery emcompasses six halls, three apartments for living Buddhas, and 2,538 rooms.

For dinner tonight, the famous local cuisine Carp from Yellow River will be prepared.

Day 6 Baotou / Erdos (B, L)

Baotou / Erdos (B, L)

Transfer via: Parivate Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Resonant Sand Bay

Today we are going to experience a natural phenomenon by visiting the Resonant Sand Bay in Erdos, which is 45km from Baotou and emits a sound like the purring of a car or an aircraft engine whenever someone is sliding down the top of its 90-metre-high slope with a 45-degree gradient. Visitors may also go horseback or camelback riding or enjoy local folk singing and dancing.

Day 7 Erdos / Yinchuan (B, L)

Erdos / Yinchuan (B, L)

Transfer via: bus on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Genhis Khan Mausoleum,

Leave for the Genghis Khan Mausoleum in the morning. After about 1 hour's drive, arrive and visit the mausoleum, the main structure of which is made up of three connecting palaces in Mongolian yurt style. In the main hall is a 5-meter-high statue of Genghis Khan; on the walls are frescos on different themes about this ancient emperor, including his birth, misfortunes, conquering west and east, unifying the Mongolian tribes. Then continue to visit the Genghis Khan Mausoleum Tourist Area, which is known as "the largest site of showing Mongolian custom in China". During lunch time, you can enjoy the large show "Eternal Genghis Khan" at your own expense if you like(RMB 120/per person).

Then you will be transferred to bus station to take bus to Yinchuan. When you arrive in Yinchuan, be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 8 Yinchuan / Zhongwei (B,L)

Yinchuan / Zhongwei (B,L)

Transfer via: Private vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing:108 Buddhist Pagodas, cruise along the Yellow River by sheepskin raft.

This morning, drive to Zhongwei in the morning where we visit the 108 Buddhist Pagodas. The main attractions of the Scenic Qingtongxia Reservoir on the western shore of the YellowRiver are 108 Buddhist pagodas. They range in height from 3.5 to 2.5 metres, fashioned in three shapes (pyramid, gourd, and vase), and arranged on a rising mountain slope in rows of increasing odd numbers to form a colossal triangle. A major scenery by the Yellow River.

Today's highlight is a cruise along the Yellow River by sheepskin raft.

Day 9 Zhongwei / Yinchuan (B, L)

Zhongwei / Yinchuan (B, L)

Transfer via: Parivate Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Western Xia Mausoleum, Cliff carving in Helan Mountain

Back to city of Yinchuan, you will visit the Oriental Pyramid - Western Xia Mausoleum. The tombs are a well-known travel site. It is located at the eastern foot of Helan Mountain, close to Yinchuan City in Ningxia Autonomous Region, measuring 10 kilometers north to south, 4 kilometers east to west; the Mausoleum contains the tombs of emperors of the Western Xia. There are eight tumuli and over 70 annex tombs in this area.

Later proceed to see the Cliff Carvings in Helan Mountain. Hailed as a major wonder of ancient Chinese civilization, these cliff carvings there are tens of thousands of them were discovered at the entrance to the Helan Mountain 46 km from Yinchuan. Done by Chinese nomads some 10,000 years ago. They run the gamut from portraits, totems and geniolatry signs to scenes of hunting, grazing, war and dance. There is something genuinely uninhibited and unaffected about them.

Day 10 Yinchuan / Beijing (B, L)

Yinchuan / Beijing (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

Take morning fligh to Beijing. When you arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to your hotel.

This morning our tour will begin with a visit of the Tiananmen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the biggest public square in the world, which can hold one million people.

From here we will walk across the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City and experience the ancient Emperor's daily life. For 5 centuries Chinese emperors carried out their administration here. With almost 10,000 rooms, it was the centre of the Ming and Qing dynasties, a massive complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens where 24 emperors used to live. Forbidden City was the largest palace in the world, and in the past it was indeed a forbidden place for commoners. Your tour here will include private access to the Emperor's palace.

Time permit, we will continue by visiting the Temple of Heaven, which was completed in 1420, and expanded over the years by two Qing Dynasty Emperors. It was the place where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. With the three blue-tiled cone-shaped roofs, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail, it has become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.

Day 11 Beijing (B, L)

Beijing (B, L)

Sightseeing: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Sacred Way

After experiencing the royal lifestyle, today we will be transferred to the surrounding countryside of Beijing and visit the Badaling Great Wall, the pride of China and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Whereas Genghis Khan contemplated it as a military obstacle, Richard Nixon described it as one of humankind's greatest achievements. You will be able to climb and walk one of the best preserved sections of the 2,000 years old ancient wall, admiring the splendid mountain views. Bring a jacket and layer- although it is breezy, the climbing is tough. So be in a good shape!

In the afternoon we will visit the legendary Ming Tombs, which are situated at the foot of Heavenly Longevity Mountain, Changping, northwest of Beijing. Since there are 13 Ming emperors buried there, this place was called the 13 Ming Tombs. You will walk along the Sacred Way, a road guarded by stone statues on both sides, as the ancient emperors did to hold a memorial ceremony for their ancestors. In addition, you will encounter the marble tombs of the Ming Dynasty emperors.

Day 12 Beijing (B)

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Today will be free for your own purposes, until our guide will escort you to the airport for your next destination.

Comment on our service from Wolfgang Ernst Kasper, Australia
I want to to thank you again for your good services. Everything worked out as expected ––or better! Getting the gaotie tickets was easy, and the two excursions were most enjoyable.

Dear Sandy,

now that we have returned home after a marvellous trip through China, I want to to thank you again for your good services.

Everything worked out as expected –– or better! Getting the gaotie tickets was easy, and the two excursions were most enjoyable. In particular, the guide at Huangshan – I called her ciao Xue (Little Snow) – was attentive and intelligent, great company!


After the hike up and down on Huangshan, we felt great: we can still do that at our age in the high seventies!


Hakka Country


Finally, it was a pleasant surprise to get your call. That was unexpected, but much appreciated.

Keep selling China to the world!

Best wishes

Wolfgang


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Comment on our service from Sue O'Malley, Australia

I am so pleased we had a chance to stay in the other location as we were able to see and learn so much.


Dear Sandy,


Thank you so much for your help today.  We were very efficiently taken to the correct hotel.


I am so pleased we had a chance to stay in the other location as we were able to see and learn so much.


I cannot praise our guide Jason enough. He was so knowledgeable, kind and fun. He was still helping today when Lisa left money in the safe at the other hotel. It has been a fantastic trip.


Thank you so much,  


Sue O'Malley


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Comment on our service from Reinhard Bührer, Switzerland

Good experience from the past years. I think we booked already more than eight times through you.

Hi Sandy,


Please find my comments and Feedback to our Beijing tour as follows:


1. What do you think of our guide service?

Holly was a lovely tour guide. Always very punctual.


2. What do you think of our driver service?

Good driver. We felt quite safe.


3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?

The day on the way to Great Wall (Mutanyu) we went to a nice restaurant which was built like a garden house. Here we got good food and good service.


4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?

Good experience from the past years. I think we booked already more than eight times through you.


5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?

We visited the Great Wall in the afternoon. That was a good choice as there were not many people anymore and we were almost alone on the Great Wall, with fantastic weather it felt great.


Kind regards,

Reinhard


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Comment on our service from Helen, Graham Knott, UK

The trip that you arranged for us was amazing from start to finish, thank you for your patience with arranging everything we asked for.

           

Dear Sandy


Thank you for your email and the photos from our trip.


I must apologise for not emailing you before now, but we have been busy and time just flies by.


     


The trip that you arranged for us was amazing from start to finish, thank you for your patience with arranging everything we asked for, we were tired out at the end but wanted to see as much as our time allowed.  Each place was different but we enjoyed everything. The organisation of everything was excellent, the guides were always on time, the drivers friendly and their cars clean with plenty of bottled water. The hotels were in great locations and the rooms were comfortable, the breakfasts could have been better especially at the King Parkview in Beijing (but having said that we did not go hungry). The lunches were great too, we enjoyed tasting all the different dishes.


       


It was really nice to be able to meet you in Guilin, it was a lovely meal (sorry we couldn’t eat more) and we hope that you enjoyed the shortbread biscuits. The Chinese knot you gave us is hanging in our car for good luck  If you would like to use any of the photographs from our trip on your website please feel free do so.


I will also leave a review on Tripadvisor.


We would have no hesitation to recommend you and your company to our friends thinking of visiting China, but most are not as independent at travelling as we are 


Please pass on our best regards to Kai, Samantha and Hannah


Sending our best wishes to you from a sunny UK


Best regards


Helen and Graham Knott


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Comment on our service from Fabiana Gesuato, Italy
Definitely a positive feedback for your agency, if I return to China I will definitely contact you.

Jiayuguan Fort

The tour you organized for us went very well, excellent timing and communication, even the restaurant where we stopped for lunch was very good. I want to give a special compliment to the guide Jenny, who was very well prepared, a vast vocabulary, very helpful (she also solved some small problems in our organization), nice and pleasant company. She also helped us book a show and get to the theater in Dunhuang.

Even the transport in the car was very pleasant, spacious car and comfortable driving, another compliment also to the driver.
  Jiayuguan and Dunhuang tour  On the way to Dunhuang

I'm sending you some photos we've done: at the Fort, at the Great Wall and on our way to Dunhuang.

The last but not least compliment is for you, for the patience, the availability, the kindness shown and the promptness in giving the answers.
   Overhanging Great Wall in Jiayuguan  Overhanging Great Wall in Jiayuguan

Definitely a positive feedback for your agency, if I return to China I will definitely contact you and I will recommend your name to those who ask me for info.


Thanks again,
Fabiana

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Comment on our service from Olga, Russia
We really enjoyed our trip. We want to say thank to the tour guide Benny.

Xinjiang tour
Hello from Russia, we really enjoyed our trip.

We want to say thank to Benny. In the attachment comments that he asked to fill, and we have filled them just now.

Best regards,
Olga
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