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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 DateCityTour Brief
Arrival in Yinchuan, Visit Ningxia Museum
2Yinchuan / Tengger
Western Xia Imperial Tombs, Great Wall of Ming dynasty, Hiking & Camel in Tengger Desert
3Tengger / Zhongwei / Yongning
Cruise down Yellow River, Zhongwei, Gaomiao Temple, Hui Culture Park, Najiahu Mosque
4Yongning / Yinchuan
Baisikou Twin Pagodas, Helan Mountain and Yinchuan World Rock Art Museum, Maowusu Desert
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Day 01 Arrival in Yinchuan (D)
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.


As 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.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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  • Asked by Nick
    2018-03-12 15:33
    Hi, two friends and I wish to do the 5 day tour in June or July. Just hoping you'd be able to get back to me on details regarding price. Cheers,
    Answered by Charlie
    2018-03-12 17:02
    Dear Nick,
    Thanks for visiting our website and are interested in this unique desert trip. July is a good season for trip to desert. Our travel consultant will reach you via email soon regarding details.
    Have a good day!
  • Asked by Matilde
    2018-01-03 16:45
    I Will travel alone, 1 person, at around 15 th of January, 2-3 days desert tour (camel riding).
    Answered by Charlie
    2018-01-04 11:01
    Happy New Year and thanks for your contacting. Desert in north and west of China is too cold in winter. It is suggested to visit from May to early November. Good places for desert tour are Ningxia Shapotou desert, Badain Jaran desert, Dunhuang Sand Dunes, Hotan Desert walking/camping.
  • Asked by Alex Nowicki
    2016-08-20 16:55

    My partner and I are interested in a Tengger Desert Tour (2 or 3 days) from Zhongwei. We arrive in Zhongwei on the 25th of August 2016. Does your company offer any multiple day tours from Zhongwei? If so, what is the itinerary and the price per person?

    Thank you,

    Answered by Ricky
    2016-08-20 20:24
    Hi, Alex,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    We are very glad to be of service to you. As to your inquiry, our travel specialist will be in touch with you on Monday morning.

    Have a nice evening there!

  • Asked by Mariana
    2016-07-14 10:08
    Hello, we just arrived in Yinchuan and want to know if is there any available tour to the deserts (such like the 5-day Ningxia tour or something briefer) in the region. We are four people. Thanks.
    Answered by Ricky
    2016-07-14 13:00
    Hi, Mariana,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    We are very glad to be of service to you. Regarding your trip in Ningxia, our travel specialist will be in touch with you soon via email.

    Have a nice day there!

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