11 Days Hulunbuir & Manzhouli Tour with a Mix of Natural, Ethnic and Cultural Flavor
Tour Code: ST06
Tour Duration: 11 Days
- Tour overview:
- Bordering Mongolia and Russia, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China is renowned for its endless grassland. Standing on the green meadow there, you will be captivated by the unpolluted greenness, the Mongolian gers and the livestock dotting on it. And in northeast China, Man People, another Chinese ethnic group, will interest you with its charming ethnic custom and clothes...
Day by Day Itinerary
Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to your hotel.
Take morning flight to Manzhouli. Visit Hulun Lake, Baerhu Grassland, Manzhouli City Museum, Sino-Russian Border.
Drive to Hailaer through the vast Inner Mongolian grasslands. Stop by Honenor Lake, visit Hailaer Forest Park, Yimin River.
Have fun in Bayanhushuo Grassland. Back to Hailaer City in the afternoon.
Take morning flight to Harbin. Visit St. Sophia Church ,Bomb-Shelters-Turned-Markets.
Full day visit Seven-Tiered Buddhist Pagoda. Heilongjiang Provincial Museum, Manchurian Tiger Park.
Take the high speed train to Shenyang. Visit Liaoning Provincial Museum.
Full day visit Shenyang Imperial Palace ,the former imperial palace of the early Qing era, and Shenyang Steam Locomotive Exhibition Park.
Visit Shiyunshan Manchu Village and Folk Museum. Then be transferred to railway station for high speed train to Dalian.
Free at leisure until be met and transferred to airport for departure flight.
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 IncludesA. 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.
Transfer via: International flight –on your own arrangement
Upon arrival at Beijing Capital Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure the rest of the day.
Beijing / Hulunbuir (B, L, D)
Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Hulun Lake, Baerhu Grassland, Manzhouli City Museum, Sino-Russian Border
Get up early this morning and transfer to the airport for a two and a half hour flight north to Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The city sits at 50 degrees latitude right on the border between China and Russia. When you arrive in, you will be met by local guide and begin your exploration with a drive through the grasslands to huge Hulun Lake. Next visit the nearby Baerhu Grassland and see Mongolian nomads herding their livestock. Take a stroll on the lakeshore and enjoy a special lunch featuring fresh fish caught from the pristine lake.
After lunch you will be transferred to the city and check into your hotel. Visit the Manzhouli City Museum to learn the history of this young city which evolved from a Tsarist Russian outpost to China's largest inland trading port. Next, go to the Sino-Russian Border for a glimpse of the rail trade along the Trans-Siberian railroad and the bustling markets set up by vendors from both countries. Later in the afternoon, take a walking tour of the city center and enjoy an Evening Dinner Show.
Hulunbuir (B, L, D)
Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Honenor Lake, Hailaer Forest Park, Yimin River
Travel by private vehicle to Hailaer through the vast Inner Mongolian grasslands. Stop by Honenor Lake for a scenic view of water, grasslands and hills. Continue the pleasant journey and arrive in Hailaer for lunch.
In the afternoon, visit a Japanese Tunnel built during their occupation in the Second World War, the Hailaer Forest Park for an endemic local species of pine tree "Zhangzisong", and the very interesting Museum of Ewenke Ethnic Culture.
Continue, we travel south through the huge grasslands for about an hour and arrive at Bayanhushuo Yurt Camp. Here the meandering Yimin River runs through the undulating meadows with lush trees and bushes dotting the river banks, an ideal location for an overnight in nature.
You will sleep in traditional style Mongolian Yurts (Ghers), dwellings of nomadic Mongols. Enjoy Mongolian dance and music by bonfires after dinner under the stars at the camp.
Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Bayanhushuo Grassland
Get up early to enjoy the sunrise. The Bayanhushuo Grassland is covered with verdant grass and colorful flowers. Beside the Yimin River, the Bayan Huxu Aobao Mountain towers in the distance. Join the other tourists and local Mongolians for a traditional Aobao Ceremony in which mother nature is praised and prayers for peace and good rains are offered. Immerse yourself in this primordial setting and enjoy a full array of activities such as horse riding, archery, hiking along the river, and visiting families of herdsmen.
In the afternoon, back to Hailaer City, have a walking tour of the city center and markets. Free at leisure the rest of the day.
Hulunbuir / Harbin (B, L)
Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: St. Sophia Church, Bomb-Shelters-Turned-Markets
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang Province in Manchuria. Situated on the Songhua River, Harbin has unique examples of buildings influenced by the architectural styles of Tsarist Russia, featuring onion domes and spires. Upon arrival, you will be met and then transferred to your hotel.
Take a walking tour in Daoli District that has the best examples of Russian-European style architecture with spires, cupolas, and scalloped turrets. The St. Sophia Church is the most impressive and imposing structure amongst them. Thirteen buildings in this district have special cultural preservation status. You also explore some of Harbin's fascinating Bomb-Shelters-Turned-Markets. These bomb shelters were built during the cold war era when China's relation with the Soviet Union rapidly deteriorated. Unknown to the rest of the West, in 1969 China and the Soviet Union tottered on the brink of a nuclear war.
Sightseeing: Seven-Tiered Buddhist Pagoda. Heilongjiang Provincial Museum, Manchurian Tiger Park
After breakfast, visit the Seven-Tiered Buddhist Pagoda, built in 1924. When wind blows, the air resonates with the sound of wind chimes and makes for a peaceful retreat.
Then, we will tour Heilongjiang Provincial Museum, which has displays of archaeological finds of subarctic hunter-ethnic minorities in the region and exhibitions on dinosaurs.
Finally, take an excursion to the Manchurian Tiger Park located north of the city. The Manchurian (or Siberian) tiger is one of the rarest and most endangered species on earth with fewer than 1000 living in the wild. Here you get an up-close look at the magnificent tigers as you drive safari-style through the fenced-off fields. The goal of this park is to study, breed, release, and ultimately save the Manchurian tiger from extinction.
Afternoon is free for your own exploration of cosmopolitan Harbin.
Harbin / Shenyang (B, L)
Transfer via: High speed train on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Liaoning Provincial Museum
Take the high speed train to Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province. Upon arrival, met by the guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Begin your exploration in the afternoon by visiting Liaoning Provincial Museum, which, among other artifacts, displays ancient fragments of polished bone inscribed with characters and used for divination.
Later, take a walking tour in the downtown area and the ethnic Korean neighborhood to get a different slice of the diverse city.
Shenyang (B, L)
Sightseeing: Former Imperial Palace of the early Qing era, Shenyang Steam Locomotive Exhibition Park
Start the day with a visit to the Shenyang Imperial Palace of the early Qing era. Built in 1625 for Nurhachi, and inherited by his son Abahai (Huang Taiji), the palace in Shenyang is one of two royal complexes existing in China today. Though much smaller than the Forbidden City, the distinct architectural style of the palace is very charming and most halls are still in fine conditions. The East Tomb, surrounded by river and hills, is the resting place for Nurhachi and his wife Yahenala, but his son got a better grave at the North Tomb. The well preserved complex is decorated with pavilions, statues of camels, elephants, horses, and lions. Stop by the Pagoda of Buddhist Ashes, a thirteen-story, fifty meter high (164 feet) hollow brick structure built in 1044 AD during the Liao Dynasty. It has survived many earthquakes.
Then have a visit to the Shenyang Steam Locomotive Exhibition Park, where sixteen antiquated steam trains from America, Japan, Soviet, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Germany, and China are on display.
Shenyang / Dalian (B, L)
Transfer via: High speed train on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Shiyunshan Manchu Village and Folk Museum
In the morning, visit Shiyunshan Manchu Village and Folk Museum for a better understanding of Manchu history, culture and customs.
Take the high speed train to Dalian. Dalian is located on the southern tip of the Liaodong Peninsula, surrounded by ocean on three sides. It is one of Manchuria's best sightseeing and holiday deinasttions. Enjoy a walking tour of the city center and followed by dinner in a seafood restaurant.
Sightseeing: Bangchuidao Scenic Area, Xinghai Square
Today Dalian is most famous for its beaches, city squares, and fashion. Take a scenic drive along the coastal road. Bangchuidao Scenic Area is one of the more attractive beaches in Dalian. Dalian is a modern city, with a cosmopolitan attitude and atmosphere, embodied in the streets around Zhongshan Square that have a strong international flavor, dotted with Japanese and Russian buildings. The city squares are particularly charming in the evenings, when locals gather to watch street performances.
Then, we will move on to Bangchuidao Scenic Area.
Dalian / Departure (B)
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Free at leisure until your guide pick you up from your hotel lobby and then transfer you to airport to take the flight departure.
Dear Nora,Thank you again for such excellent arrangement under the rushed condition. I enjoyed the tour with excellent English guide. Whenever I visit historical cities, I usually join guided tour. In the guided tour especially in European countries, the guider usually prepares a presentation with picture files or using notepad for audience' better understanding. Sometime oral explanation is not sufficient. Anyway i have not seen such presentations from other tour groups around today. Again, my guider today was excellent to give me overall and essential points in the history. Driving was also gentle. All the best for your business. Ki Seob
- Booking Code:VOC-20230717
- Tour Starting Date:Monday, 17 July 2023
- Client's information:Ki Seob Sim, Canadian
Dear Nora Thank you so much for having arranged great tour for us! The visits were well arranged and we wish if we had more time then we can visit more attractions.All guides are super! Knowledgeable and have good commands of English, good sense of humor. We like them all!Transportations were ok but can not give them max points due to their ages! Drivers were all nice. Hotels in Beijing, Xi’an and Nanjing are great! Great location, well equipped, nice room and good breakfast. Hotel in Luoyang is an old style, simple breakfast, but we understand that they are in the same situation as the city. Near the Peony Hotel, I saw a new small hotel near by but I did not come in to check. I am thinking it may be better to use new small hotel than big old ones.In Shanghai, we are very disappointed about hotel. Room small, dirty, poor facilities. Breakfast is poor. Location is so so, not so convenience. I think you should find another option for your future bookings in Shanghai. Meals: the guide helped us to choose dishes and we really enjoyed. Except in Beijing, because of timing inconvenience due to traffic, we ask the guide to arrange the near by restaurants for quick food, all others were great. In General, we are all happy with your services. Hope will have the chance to come back with you for more tours in China and surely, I will recommend you and your company for my tour company friends! Nora, once again, thank you for your great work! My best regards Bich Ha
- Booking Code:VOC-20230702
- Tour Starting Date:Sunday, 2 July 2023
- Client's information:Bich Ha, Vietnam
Dear Nora, My apologies! All went very well today and I’m delighted. Can I please say how very impressed by the service I received from you, the guide, and the driver. It was absolutely superb in every respect. If it would be helpful, I would be very glad to write to your manager to say how I pleased I was, and that I will use and recommend Visit Our China in the future. Best wishes, Cameron
- Booking Code:VOC-20230520
- Tour Starting Date:Saturday, 20 May 2023
- Client's information:Dr Cameron Pyke, UK
I hope this letter finds you well. We finally arrived home from our trip last Thursday the 17th. As promised I am writing to you about our experience in China and we thank you very much for your organizing. On the whole we had a wonderful time and were very well looked after by both guides and drivers we would especially like to thank Linda and Cynthia which we would highly recommend. They both gave really excellent service in every way including punctuality, information and restaurants that were chosen for lunches, the food was delicious. The cruise on the Huangpu River was cancelled because of bad weather which couldn't be helped so the guide offered us an Acrobatic Show which we enjoyed very much. We had a lovely time on day 3 to Tongli water town. Our stay in China was wonderful. Best regards, Kathleen Pam
- Booking Code:VOC-20190905-S
- Tour Starting Date:Thursday, 5 September 2019
- Client's information:Kathleen & Pam, Australia
Dear Molly, Hope you have been well. We will be returning to Singapore in a couple of hours. Would like to commend on the tour guides, drivers and accommodation that VOC has arranged for us. The guides and drivers are very professional,very helpful, thoughtful, caring and experienced. They practised good ethics as well. We definitely have a wonderful touring experience and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends. Regards, Mrs Wee
- Booking Code:VOC-20190605-M
- Tour Starting Date:Wednesday, 5 June 2019
- Client's information:Chew Huay Huay, Singapore
Hi Sandy, Thank you for a great first tour together. I appreciate that it was a big commitment for you to be away from your office family for such a long time. I know you would have missed your young son a lot. I am also very grateful for your huge personal effort that you put into the detailed planning. The local guides were all great - Sally, Amanda Benny. Regarding the itinerary, I think we have an excellent itinerary for the beginning and the end, but the middle of the tour needs to be changed. Thank you again for all your excellent work. I look forward to visiting you in your home town for our first Tibet tour in August 2020. Jo I might travel up one day ahead of the group to meet you and have dinner with you. Best regards, Brod
- Booking Code:VOC-20190528-S
- Tour Starting Date:Tuesday, 28 May 2019
- Client's information:Brod, Australia
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