5-day Ningxia Desert Getaway
Tour code: ETC-Q69
The fascinated scenery of deserts in Ningxia attracts many travelers, hiking the Tengger and witness the long and vivid local culture along the way; hiking the great wall of Ming dynasty in Helan mountains then visit other tourist sites in Yinchuan…it is 5 day desert tours in Wild Ningxia.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Yinchuan||Arrival in Yinchuan, Visit Ningxia Museum|
|2||Yinchuan / Tengger||Western Xia Imperial Tombs, Great Wall of Ming dynasty, Hiking & Camel in Tengger Desert|
|3||Tengger / Zhongwei / Yongning||Cruise down Yellow River, Zhongwei, Gaomiao Temple, Hui Culture Park, Najiahu Mosque|
|4||Yongning / Yinchuan||Baisikou Twin Pagodas, Helan Mountain and Yinchuan World Rock Art Museum, Maowusu Desert|
Upon arrival, you will be met by our local guide and transferred to the hotel for check-in. Visit Ningxia Museum, dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 02 Yinchuan – Tengger Desert (B, L, D)
Visit the Western Xia Imperial Tombs, which are nicknamed by the Chinese as the "Pyramids of China". Pass through the Helan Mountain valley and walk over to the Great Wall of Ming dynasty. Then proceed to Tengger Desert. You will see a salt lake in the desert, and hike to the nearby grassland (1.5 hours). Camel riding is included. Watch sunset in the desert. Overnight at a wooden desert summer resort or local yurt.
Day 03 Tengger Desert – Zhongwei – Yongning (B, L, D)
After local breakfast, drive to the bank of Yellow River to try sheep-skin raft cruising down the river. Then head for Zhongwei and visit Gaomiao Temple, unique for putting three religions of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism under the same roof. En route, you will also explore Hui Culture Park, Chinese Muslims Museum, and a Muslim quarter including Najiahu Mosque. Overnight at Najia local Muslim Yard (traditional local residential house of Chinese Muslim style)
Day 04 Yongning – Yinchuan (B, L)
Drive to visit Baisikou Twin Pagodas of Western Xia period, then pay a visit to the mural site in Helan Mountain and Yinchuan World Rock Art Museum. After lunch, drive to hike along the Great Wall of Ming dynasty for about 1.5 hours. Enjoy the stunning view of Maowusu Desert, and try local donkey cart and boat to see the ruins of towers and ancient cities. Overnight in Yichuan.
Day 05 Yinchuang departure (B )
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly to your next destination.
PRICES START FROM PER PERSONAs all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.
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