3 Day Essence of HohotFrom:
$313 / Per. Person
- Full Itinerary
- Hohot Guide
Place & Transport: Arrive in Hohhot, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Hohhot), Dazhao Lamasery, Zhaojun Tomb, Five Pagoda Temple
Meals: Chinese Lunch
- Dazhao Lamasery: Situated in Dazhao-qian Street, Yuquan District, Hohhot, the Dazhao Lamasery was built by Alatan Khan--chief of Tumd Mongolian Tribe in the 7th year of Wanli Age of the Ming Dynasty. It is the oldest and best known of all lamaseries of Geluk Tibetan Buddhism as well as the biggest and most complete wooden structure ever built in Hohhot which is still retaining its former grandeur today. The Lamasery boasts a large collection of religious and cultural relics, among which the silver statue of Buddha, dragon sculpture and frescos are the most cherished treasures.
- Zhaojun Tomb: Zhaojun Tomb is located near Hei He River, 95km from Hohhot. It is also called Green Tomb because the grasses on the top of the tomb are always green. This Tomb was built for a beautiful Han imperial concubine, Wang Zhaojun. The Han emperor married her to a Hun chieftain to assure a peaceful relationship between the two tribes. Good views of the countryside can be seen from the top of the tomb.
- Five Pagoda Temple: Five-Pagoda was originally part of the Cideng Temple built in 1732. Over the years, the Temple had turned to ruins but the Pagoda remained. Built of stone and bricks, the structure is 13 meters high and has three parts: the base, the seat and the top. There are five small dagobas (Tibetan style pagodas) on the pedestal of the Pagoda. In the lower part of the seat there are exquisite inscriptions of Diamond Sutra written in Mongolian, Tibetan and Sanskrit. The upper part of the seat has a niche for a statue of Buddha and four Devarajas. More than 1500 relief sculptures of Buddhas are engraved on the five dagobas. The astronomical chart with Mongolian inscriptions on the northern wall is the only one of its kind in the world.
Place & Transport: Hohhot
Today's Activities: xilamuren grassland, Plain pasturing area
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
- xilamuren grassland: Xilamuren is 90 km from Hohhot. Over the years, Xilamuren Grassland is a favorite place to escape from the summer heat. With its abundance of wild flowers, Xilamuren looks like an expansive green blanket dotted with floral patterns. Sheep, horses, cattle and camels roam about alone or in herds, tended to by tribesmen in colorful native attires. Hospitable nomads often invite visitors to their yurts to share local spirits or taste their special yogurts.
Place & Transport: Depart Hohhot, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Hohhot)
* Prices are in US dollars per person. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 3, 2012), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2012), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 21-26, 2012).
* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid.
Price Inclusions and Exclusions
- Entrance Fees:
To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
All meals as specified in the itinerary.
If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
- Private Transfers:
Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Hohhot by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
- Service Charge & Government Taxes:
The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
- Luggage Transfers:
Between airports and hotels.
The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
- International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
- China Entry Visa Fees.
- Excess Baggage Charges.
Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm.
- Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
- Single Room Supplement.