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6 Days Hulunbuir & Greater Khingan Highlights Tour

Discover Hulunbuir & Greaterer Khingan in Short 6 Days

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Picturesque landscapes are everywhere, including in the tourist areas and also on the way from one attraction site to another, this is Hulunbuir. While Hulunbuir Grassland introduces you the most beautiful grassland scenery in China, the nearby Greaterer Khingan shows you China’s most spectacular forest landscapes.

This 6-day Hulunbuir & Greater Khingan Highlights Tour takes you to explore China’s best grassland and best forests, with no shortage of nomadic culture exploration and Russian flavor in China tasting. Follow us to explore the highlights of Hulunbuir & Greater Khingan with the help of professional travel consultant and experienced local guide and driver! We also guarantee you the best price!

Best time to enjoy this tour: During the months of mid-May to early-October, especially from June to September, you will meet with the lushest scenery of the grassland. The weather during then is also the best of the year. The autumn landscape of the forests in September and October is stunning.

Highlights of this tour

  • Visit Mordaoga National Forest Park in the hinterland of the northern Greater Khingan to take a glimpse of the mysterious forest landscape of Greater Khingan;
  • Take a classic discovery of Hulunbuir Grassland to appreciate China’s most beautiful prairie landscape and have your happy time while enjoying galloping across the vast green;
  • Enjoy Mongolian culture exploration in the best museum in Hulunbuir and Russian flavor savoring on the border towns, cities and driving roads.

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 / Erguna / Greater Khingan Range/ Shiwei / Heishantou / Hailar
Travel Length:
6 Days and 5 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-HBEGK-06
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CultureMountaineeringPhotograph
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.

Hulunbuir Dongshan International Airport (Hailar Dongshan International Airport)
Day 2 Hulunbuir Grassland - Erguna (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.

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 panorama 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.

After today's discovery, have a good sleep in Erguna City.

Enjoy Exciting Running with Galloping Horses Ergun Wetland in Autumn
Day 3 Erguna - Russian Family Visit - Aoluguya Reindeer Village (B, L)

Good morning! After breakfast, you will pay a visit to a Russian family. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed to their house with joyful accordion performances and delicious Big Lieba (Russian bread). Then, dress you up with their traditional costumes to learn the Russian culture and believes from them. You will also make Russian-style painted eggs there. Draw a lovely egg with your imagination. This is a gift for you, and you can take it with you when you leave.

Tip: You can try the Russian costumes for free, but their clothes are in limited. You may sometimes need to wait for a while to have a try.

After that, your guide and driver will escort you (1.5 hours around by car) to Aoluguya Reindeer Village, the last reindeer village in China and the home of Santa Claus in China. Here, you will first admire their unique Cuoluozi houses, a kind of cottage made up of a stick and barks of white birch or white stones, and then date with groups of adorable reindeer, feed them, touch them and take photos with them up close. Later, visit the Aoluguya Museum to know the history and legend of this mysterious branch of Ewenki Ethnic Minority.

After today’s discovery, you will accommodate in the nearby Genhe City. Have a good sleep.

A Lovely Reindeer at Aoluguya Reindeer Village
Day 4 Mordaoga National Forest Park - Shiwei (B, L)

Good morning! After breakfast, your guide and driver will escort you to explore Mordaoga National Forest Park in the hinterland of the northern forest of Great Khingan. Mordaoga is the first national forest park of Great Khingan and the largest forest park in China. The boundless stretch of Forest Ocean, undulating mountains, sinuous rivers and mysterious floating mist make Mordaoga a paradise for sightseeing and photography. Here, enjoy your free hours to wander around the forest. Hike up to the observation desk named Nine Mountain Ranges in One Glimpse (One Eye Nine Ridge) to get a broad view of the dense forest and belt-like rivers.

Optional forest train (CNY 100/pp): The forest park also offers forest train for you to immerse in the peace and beauty there. The train has 5 stops in total, you can get off the train at each of the stops to go sightseeing and then hop on the train to continue! The whole train trip needs from 1.5 hours.

Then, transfer further north to Shiwei Russian Town, which faces the small towns in Russia across the Ergun River. Enjoy your leisure moments in 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!

Mordaoga National Forest Park Shiwei Russian Town
Day 5 Shiwei - Haur River Scenic Area - White Birch Forest - Heishantou (B, L)

Good morning! Your forest and grassland tour continues! After breakfast, your guide and driver will escort you to 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 sunshine kissing your face every now and then.

Then, continue the driving to Heishantou. Along the way, you will pass through White Birch Forest, the only pure White Birch Landscape in the whole Great Khingan area. Let’s indulge in the forest-crossing driving with amazing white birch trees standing on the two sides of road.

About 2.5 hours or so you will arrive in Heishantou. Here, enjoy your afternoon hours with horse galloping across the grassland on horseback at the most professional horse ranch in the whole Hulunbuir region (optional activities with extra fees). After that, you will take a moderate hiking to the "Sundown Slope" to enjoy the intoxicating sunset scenery over the vast wetland. When the red glow of the sunset fades away, you will go down the slope and then be escorted to the nearby Mongolian tribe for accommodation. Tonight, you will enjoy happy Bonfire Party with Mongolian girls and boys (free, but it may be cancelled in case of bad weather), and then stay overnight in adorable Mongolian yurts (with private bathroom) that you have seen many times. Have a nice sleep with the fresh smell of grasses.

White Birch Forest Mongolian Yurts in Hongjila Tribe near Heishantou Different Mongolian Yurts at Hongjila Tribe (For Your Reference Only)
Day 6 Heishantou - Hailar & Hailar Departure (B, L)

Good morning. After breakfast, your guide and driver will escort you to Hailar with driving about 2.5 hours.

You will visit Hulunbuir National Museum in Hailar to trace the nomadic history in northern China. You can get up close to the ancient instruments, costumes and other ten thousand items used by ancient Mongols to learn the source, developing history, life and prosperity of northern China's nomadic peoples. The excellent collections and displays will also certainly help you have a better understating about the places you have visited during the past 4 days.

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

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

Hulunbuir National Museum Vivid Displays in Hulunbuir National Museum

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