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4 Days Inner Mongolia Naadam Festival Tour

Naadam Festival Gala & Hulunbuir Beauty

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Naadam Festival is the top most exciting event of the year for Mongolian people when is a joyous gala for skills competing and art entertaining. This 4-day Naadam Festival tour covers one full day for you to enjoy the rich festive atmosphere together with local Mongolians rigged out in their best, watch the awesome traditional “Three Manly Skills” including wrestling, horse riding and archery and admire the wonderful musical and dancing shows for the best savory of the culture, art and life of Mongolian groups. Apart from the Naadam fun, treat your eyes with the world top best Hulunbuir Grassland sightseeing with adorable herds and terrific Ergun Wetland like a wonderland. You will also get into the bordering villages and stunning Haur River for a quite distinct exotic Russian flavor and nature diversity of the northern part of Inner Mongolia for a memorable and rich travel experience! Our valuable Inner Mongolia tour package covering private local tour guide, experienced driver, comfortable licensed private vehicle and professional travel expert consulting service will explore the authentic highlights and help you receive the much better trip memory! Please contact us for the latest quotation or if you need any help!

When to enjoy Naadam Festival: Naadam Festival in Hulunbuir and whole Inner Mongolia is usually celebrated from late July to early August and usually lasts about 5 days, which can be adjusted based on practical situation.
Where to Enjoy Naadam Festival: Naadam Festival in Hulunbuir is usually held at Baiyin Hada Grassland, but it can be adjusted each year based on the official announcement. Besides Hulunbuir, many other grasslands around Hohhot, Xilingol, Khorchin, etc. also celebrate Naadam Festival in summer and winter. You can also contact our travel expert for the latest information for your trip plan or help you customize a Naadam Festival trip to other grasslands in Inner Mongolia!

Highlights of this tour

  • Watch wonderful Mongolian skills and arts on grand Naadam Festival gala;
  • Admire the fabulous and tranquil sightseeing of verdant and endless Hulunbuir Grassland;
  • Catch the incredible water and forest landscape of Ergun River;
  • Savor the exotic Russian flavored houses and culture at Shiwei Russian Town.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from Request
  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Hailar / Hulunbuir Grassland / Ergun / Hailar
Travel Length:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-HNFT-04
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureEcologicalHikingPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Hailar Arrival

Welcome to Hulunbuir! Upon your arrival, your guide and driver will wait you at the arrival hall of the airport and then escort you to your hotel in Hailar District (9 kilometers and 20 minutes around by car), the downtown area of Hulunbuir City, by a comfortable licensed private vehicle (non-smoking). Your guide will help you check in. The rest of today is on your own to explore Hailar.

Arrival ideas: Hailar Dongshan International Airport, or called Hulunbuir Dongshan International Airport, has flights from Beijing (2.5 hrs), Hohhot (2.5 hrs), Harbin (1.5 hrs), etc. Beijing is the best gateway.

Day 2 Naadam Festival (B, L)

After breakfast today, let’s begin your wonderful day of Mongolian Naadam Festival at Baiyin Hada Grassland area of Hulunbuir Grassland. Usually held from late July to early August, Naadam Festival meaning “entertainment” and “games” in Mongolian is the grand gala for all Mongolian ethnic people. Walk in the verdant grassland well decorated with colorful flags and join the audiences to watch the diverse athletic competitions of the brave and lusty Mongolian men, including martial arts, horse trapping, etc. You shall not miss the watching of the “Three Skills of Mongolian Men”, namely wrestling, horse racing and archery showing the abilities and spirits of male Mongolians. Besides, the talented Mongolian boys and girls dressed up with their delicate and gorgeous Mongolian robes will give amazing and joyous traditional artistic performances including singing, dancing, playing of morin khuur (horse fiddle), amazing Urtiin duu (traditional Mongolian long song), and so forth for the best festive tune at the celebrating event. Enjoy to the best!

After the discovery, be escorted back to your hotel in Hailar downtown. Have a good sleep!

Naadam Festival Horse Riding Competition at Hulunbuir Grassland Naadam Festival Wrestling
Day 3 Hulunbuir Grassland - Ergun Wetland - Shiwei (B, L)

Good morning! After breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and then escort you to the most beautiful part of Hulunbuir Grassland, where dragon-like Morigele River winds through the wide-open prairie and rolling ridges are standing shoulder to shoulder in a distance. The car ride takes about 1 hour.

The landscape has already opened on the way. The whole Hailar District is built on the grassland, and thus you will get broad views of boundless steppe as soon as you leave Hailar. Stretching away in the distance: no trace of human activities except for the nomads and their Mongolian yurts and herds. Upon arriving at Morigele River, you can free yourself to enjoy roaming around or try galloping on horseback or other activities like wrestling, archery based on your interest (optional activities with extra payment). Lunch is served in the grassland area with unique Mongolian-style dishes like Shouparou, roasted mutton, etc.

After your satisfying grassland tour, you will travel north to visit Erguna Wetland Scenic Area (Ergun Wetland) - the No.1 Wetland in Asia. Walk for about 10 minutes (or ride an optional battery car for about 3 minutes and CNY 15/pp) from the entrance to the wooden trails, and then follow the trails to go up for a panoramic view of the wetland. Nature has the best color palette. Astonishing views with verdant green willows, golden bushes and zigzagging Genhe River open in front of you. The mist hanging in the air adds more mysterious colors to the scenery.

Then, transfer further north to Shiwei Russian Town, which faces the small towns in Russia across the Ergun River. Enjoy your leisure moments at the small town. You can stroll around the rows of well-kept Russian-style buildings and streets or gaze the real Russian towns across the river to taste the Russian flavor. Thereafter, hike up to the “Fairy Slope” to get stunning sunset views. After night falls, you will accommodate in the unique Russian-style wooden Mukeden houses. Today's tour ends. Have a good sleep!

Meandering Morigele River and Vast Hulunbuir Grassland Lush Ergun Wetland in Summer Shiwei Russian Town
Day 4 Shiwei - Haur River - Hailar Departure (B, L)

Good morning! Your forest and grassland tour continues! Enjoy the pleasant and peaceful morning scenery of Shiwei Russian Town and the surrounding rural landscape.

The next stop is Haur River Scenic Area. The secluded Haur River, which means "spring-like river" in Mongolian language, zigzags the Haur Wetland, forming an impressive picture. You will stand on the viewing platform to overlook the meandering river and its lush surroundings. After that, wander around the forest to relax yourself and to seek traces of reindeers and take a glimpse the Ewenki traditions and culture. Enjoy your blissful moments with dappled shadows of the sun kissing your face every now and then.

After the tour, your guide and driver will escort you to the Hulunbuir Dongshan International Airport to catch your flight to the next destination or home. Tour ends!

Departure ideas: You are suggested to book a flight departing after 17:00 pm. Hulunbuir Dongshan International Airport has flights to Beijing (2.5 hrs), Hohhot (2.5 hrs), Harbin (1.5 hrs), etc.

Haur River Scenic Area

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