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. And you will visit other highlights like Ningxia Museum, Western Xia Imperial Tombs, Great Wall of Ming dynasty, Tengger Desert, Zhongwei, Gaomiao Temple, Hui Culture Park, Najiahu Mosque, Baisikou Twin Pagodas, Helan Mountain, Maowusu Desert.

Duration: 5 days & 4 nights

Destinations: Yinchuan - Tengger - Zhongwei - Yongning - Yinchuan

Starting Point: Yinchuan

Ending Point: Yinchuan

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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. 

Meal: 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.

Meal: B, L, D

Western Xia Imperial Tombs

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)

Meal: B, L, D

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.

Meal: B, L

Baisikou Twin Pagodas of Western Xia period

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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