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7-day Inner Mongolia Hulunbuir Grassland Ethnic Minority Tour to visit Hulunbuir Grassland, Shiwei Russian Town, Aoluguya Ewenki Ethnic Town, Moerdaoga National Forest Park and more popular in its northwest part.

Day 1Arrival in Hailar

Take flight or train to Hailar - the culture central of Hulunbuir City. Upon arrival at the Hailar Dongshan Airport or train station, your local English speaking tour guide will meet you and escort you to check in the hotel in Hailar. The rest of the day for your leisure around the Hailar District of Hulunbuir.

Day 2Hulunbuir Grassland

Meals: B,L,D

After breakfast, head to the heartland of Hulunbuir Grassland. On the route, you are immersed in the blue sky and white clounds though the grassland in summer day. You will participate in the sacrificing of Aobao, the most common and grand sacrificial activity of the Mongolians. Self-served mutton will be served for your Mongloian type of lunch.

After lunch, take a walk along the strking Moergele River that boasts the most beautiful river bends in China. Horseback riding is optional. Stay overnight at Mongolia Yurt.

Day 3Shiwei Russian Town

Meals: B,L,D

After breakfast, continue to drive to Shiwei. Located on the east bank of the Erguna River, Shiwei is now a lively border town abutting Russia inhabited mostly by the Chinese-Russian descendants. Shiwei used to be a cradle of multi-ethnic groups including Mongols. It is a beautiful town and listed as one of top ten most beautiful townships in China.

The town and its surrounding villages feature the Russian style in terms of architectures and living habits. Stay overnight in a traditional Russian style wooden house is a top choice for many tourists.

On the route, you will pass by the pretty and romantic corridor of birch forests, igniting the torches in your memory of the past happy life.

Dinner will be arranged in a Russian descendant family and homestay overnight in a Mukeleng house, a kind of Russian traditional house built with logs on stone foundation.

Day 4Moerdaoga National Forest Park

Meals: B,L,D

After breakfast, visit a Muleleng House of over 100 years old. Then move on to the Sino-Russian boder river to appreciate the beauty of Erguna River and have a distant view of the opposite Russian town.

After lunch, head to Moerdaoga National Forest Park. The Moerdaoga National Forest Park is the first national forest park in the Greater Khingan Range within Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It is the biggest national forest park of its kind in China. "Moerdaoga" literally means that "set out for flight riding your horses" that was legendarily said by Genghis Khan who tried to integrate the tribes.

The forest park is adjacent to the Hulunbuir Grassland on the south, the Erguna River on the north, packed with old and tall trees and numerous streams and rivers.

After sightseeing at the forest park, move on to Moerdaoga Town.

Day 5Moerdaoga/Ergun

Meals: B,L,D

After breakfast, drive to Aoluguya Ewenki Ethnic Township. On the route, enjoy the scenery of the primeval forest of the Greater Khingan Range. Aoluguya Ewenki Ethnic Town is inhabited by theEwenki people, the only hunting tribe in China which keeps its reindeer. They came from Siberia over three hundred years ago and have been living in the dense primeval forest and surviving on herding reindeer.

Visit the residentail houses by the hunting tribe. After lunch, visit the Aoluguya Ewenki Ethnic Reindeer Museum and primary tribes and handicrafts workshops.

Then drive all the way to the hometown of Genghis Khan - Ergun City. Ergun City is located on the northern part of Hulunbuir Grassland and on the right bank of Erguna River with an area of 28,400 km2. It was the hometown of Genghis Khan (1162-1227), who here united all the tribes and started to conquer most of Asia and Eastern Europe.

Day 6Ergun City/Manzhouli

Meals: B,L,D

After breakfast, head to Erguna Wetland. Erguna Wetland has an area of 200,000 hectare, the largest wetland in Asia, about 3km to the west of Ergun City. Erguna Wetland is scattered around the forest and the grassland with many types including marshes, shrub swamps, swamp forest, open bogs and moss. Erguna Wetland is on the plain delta formed by Erguna River and other three alpine rivers including Genhe River, Deerbugan River and Hawuer River.

Lunch will be arranged at Heishantou. Then drive all the way to Manzhouli. Manzhouli City is adjacent to Russia in the north, about 192km to the west of Hailaier. Manzhouli Port is the largest land port along the border in China. Manzhouli is a port city of comprising the folk customs of the three countries including China, Russia and Mongolia, a blend of Chinese and Western cultures. The City is teeming with unique buildings of Russian, Mongolian and Chinese styles.

After Chinese-Russian dinner, stay overnight in a hotel at Manzhouli.

Day 7Manzhouli/Hailar/Beijing

Meals: B,L

After breakfast, drive to Taowa Square, a huge matryoshka doll square. The Matryoshka Doll Square is the iconic attraction in Manzhouli that comprises the characteristics and features from the three bordering countries - China, Russia and Mongolia. The main building is a 30m high Russian nested doll with an area of 3,200 square meters, the largest in the world hitting the guinness wordl record.

Then head to Hulun Lake. Located in the western of Hulunbeir Prairie, Hulun Lake is the 5th largest fresh water lake in China and the largest lake in the Inner Mongolia, covering approximately 2,339 km2. Hulun Lake is teeming with cash fish such as carp, crucian carp and also rare white shrimp. The lake is a mecca for 241 bird species, including crane, gull, swan, one of the few treasure houses of birds in the world. Hulun Lake is an ideal summer resort due to cool climate, beautiful scenery and fresh air in summer.

You will enjoy an all-fish feast for your lunch. After lunch, appreciate the massive grassland lake. Boating on the lake is optional. At the end of the travel service, you are transferred to Hailar Dongshan Airport for departure.

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  • ian self
  • Jan 10,2020, 09:49 AM
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  • Hello do you have this tour leaving Hailer on15 May Thanks

  • Michael
  • Aug 04,2019, 10:05 AM
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  • Period :18 Sep to 24 or 25 Sep How is the weather ? How to travel from Hong Kong ? Price ?

  • capucine neouze
  • Jun 12,2018, 22:10 PM
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  • hello we are 7 people how much is that trekk?