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Mongolian Grassland Safari Camper Tour - 18 Days

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Beijing - Chengde - Arxan - Tongliao - Qinhuangdao - Beijing
Drive from Beijing to Inner Mongolia, this campervan route gives you a chance to touch and feel the nature and history of Northern China. This tour features the top attractions in Beijing, the Wulanbutong Grassland, the Hexigten Geopark, the Arxan National Forest Park, the Taminchakan Desert, and the Shanghaiguan Pass of the Great Wall.
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Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Arrival at Beijing, meet your guide at the airport and take a visit to the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace (UNESCO) is the largest imperial garden in the world. Emperors of successive dynasties created a summer retreat of Chinese gardens and pavilions, around the tranquil waters of Kunming Lake.

Day 2 Beijing

Today, enjoy a full-day tour of the Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven by tourist bus.

The Tian’anmen Square is the world’s largest and renowned public square where many historical events once took place. The Forbidden City (UNESCO) is the imperial place where the emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties ruled for nearly 500 years (1420-1911). Experience the architectural splendor of the palaces, ceremonial courtyards, and private quarters. The Temple of Heaven (UNESCO), where ancient Chinese emperors made sacrifices to Heaven and prayed for bountiful harvests, demonstrates the supreme achievement of traditional Chinese architecture.

After dinner, enjoy stunning Kung Fu show tonight.

Day 3 Beijing – Jinshanling Great Wall (140 km)

After breakfast, pick up the campervans and have a test drive. Your first stop is the Jinshanling Great Wall. Featuring various watchtowers, the Jinshanling Great Wall is one of the few parts to keep the original conditions of the Great Wall in the Ming Dynasty. It’s also a good place for hiking. Park at the foot of the Great Wall and enjoy the sunset.

Day 4 Jinshanling Great Wall – Chengde (90 km)

In the morning, drive to Chengde. You will visit the Chengde Mountain Resort and the Putuozongcheng Temple. The Chengde Mountain Resort (UNESCO) is characterized by its glorious architectural complex and grand landscape, which is a combination of palaces, gardens, lakes, forests and grasslands. The Putuozongcheng Temple was modeled after the Potala Palace in Tibet, which is notable for the combination of the Han and Tibetan architectural styles.

Day 5 Chengde – Wulanbutong Grassland (240 km)

Today, have a great time in the Wulanbutong Grassland. The grassland is located at the place where the plain and hills meet. It’s a battle land dating back to hundreds of years. The beauty of the grassland is with grandeur of the north of China as well as the elegance of the south. Camping at the tranquil grassland

Day 6 Wulanbutong Grassland – Gongger Grassland – Dalinor Lake (190 km)

Hit the road to Dalinor Lake and visit Gongger Grassland en route. It’s a good place for grassland experience with fresh water, tender grass and various wild animals. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the traditional Mongolian food and the graceful Mongolian singing. Camping by the lake and make dinner by yourself.

Day 7 Dalinor Lake – Hexigten World Geopark (150 km)

Visit to Dalinor Lake in the morning. It’s famed as the third largest Swan Lake in China. Each summer hundreds kinds of birds come here for breeding. Then, set off to the Hexiten World Geopark.

Day 8 Hexiten World Geopark – Dongwuzhumuqin Qi (240 km)

Today, enjoy your time in the Hexiten World Geopark. You will find many landforms of great geographical relics in the geopark, including lakes, rivers, wetlands, valleys, glacier, granite landforms, volcano, hot springs, sand landscapes, etc. Drive to Dongwuzhumuqin Qi in the afternoon.

Day 9 Dongwuzhumuqin qi –Arxan National Forest Park (400 km)

Enjoy the spectacular views of Hulunbuir Grassland. Named after Hulun Lake and Buir Lake, Hulunbuir Grassland is one of most famous grasslands in China. It’s also the birthplace of Genghis Khan. Later, proceed to the Arxan National Forest Park.

Day 10 Arxan National Forest Park

Today, take a full day to explore the Arxan National Forest Park. The park is rich in natural scenery and cultural sightseeing. There are diversified landforms, old airport, battle sites, border passes and so on.

Day 11 Arxan National Forest Park – Xingan League (350 km)

Enjoy the spectacular views of Great Khingan. It has been home for over 1000 types of wildings and 400 types of rare birds and animals and is therefore a treasure land as a wide life park and wild plants garden at high latitude region in China.

Day 12 Xingan League – Zhurihe Grassland (300 km)

Hit the road to Zhurihe Grassland. It is located at the center of Horqin Grassland. It’s a paradise for the nomad with blue sky, white clouds, and the wandering herds.

Day 13 Zhurihe Grassland – Tongliao – Taminchakan Desert (210 km)

Today’ drive is from Zhurihe Grassland to Taminchakan Desert via Tongliao. Enjoy the landscapes of vast desert.

Day 14 Taminchakan Desert – Xingcheng Ancient City (330 km)

In the morning, set off to the Xingcheng Ancient City. It maintains the original and complete architectures in the features of Ming Dynasty and its location on the coast ensures great ocean views.

Day 15 Xingcheng – Shanghaiguan Pass – East Qing Tombs (320 km)

Today, pay a visit to the Shanhaiguan Pass of the Great Wall en route. It’s said that the Shanhaiguan Pass is the most strategic pass of the Great Wall. The Laolongtou of Shanhaiguan Pass is the most eastern beginning of the Great Wall, which extends into the Sea. Arrive at the parking lot of East Qing Tombs in the evening.

Day 16 East Qing Tombs – Huangyaguan Pass (50 km)

In the morning, visit the East Qing Tombs, the existing largest imperial graveyard complex in China. Continue to drive to the Huangyaguan Pass of the Great Wall. Hike along the Huangyaguan Pass - Taipingzhai Great Wall and enjoy the sunset on the Wall.

Day 17 Huangyaguan Pass – Beijing (120 km)

Today, drive back to Beijing and return the campers at the hotel. Enjoy your free time in Beijing.

Day 18 Beijing Departure

Today, transfer to the airport for your departure.

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