How to Get to & Get around Inner Mongolia 2021

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (内蒙古自治区), referred to as "Inner Mongolia", is located in the northern part of China. It borders Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning and Hebei province in the northeast; Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia province in the south; Gansu province in the southwest and Russia and Mongolia in the north. It belongs to the northwest region of the four major geographical divisions in China.

With diverse inland landscapes of grasslands, deserts, forests, alpine meadows, mountains and unique culture and history like nomadic culture, Inner Mongolia Buddhist temple culture (Zhaomiao Culture) and Genghis Khan culture, etc. There are many amazing places to visit in this region, including 3 central cities of Inner Mongolia, which are Hohhot, Baotou and Ordos, Hulunbuir (Hulunbuir Grassland, Ergun, Manzhouli), Ejina Banner (Populus Euphratica Forest), Alxa League (Badain Jaran Desert) and Xilingol (Site of Xanadu, Xilingol Grassland), Chifeng (Wulan Butong Grassland, Hexigten Global Geopark), Ulanqab (Huitengxile Grassland, Wulanhada Volcano Geopark), Hingan League and Tongliao, etc.

To help you navigate Inner Mongolia efficiently, here we will show you how to get to Inner Mongolia and travel around Inner Mongolia by flight and train. Transportation information about getting to and around major cities and grasslands and deserts in Inner Mongolia are also included.

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Get to Inner Mongolia by Flight

There are over 13 airports in the whole Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. However, the most frequently used airports for visitors are Hohhot Baita International Airport (IATA: HET), Hulunbuir Dongshan International Airport (IATA: HLD), Baotou Donghe Airport (IATA: NGB), Ordos Ejin Horo International Airport (IATA: DSN), Manzhouli Xijiao International Airport (IATA: NGB) and Chifeng Yulong Airport (IATA: CIF).

For tourists from abroad, Hohhot Baita International Airport and Hulunbuir Dongshan International Airport are the most popular. Two airports share the most frequent flights from overseas countries and cities like Mongolia, Japan, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and so on. Hohhot Baita International Airport is also the best transfer airport for first-time travelers to Inner Mongolia from other cities in China, like Beijing (2.5 hours), Shanghai (2 hours), Xian (2.5 hours), Guangzhou (1.5 hours), Chengdu (1.5 hours), Kunming (2.5 hours), Guilin (2.5 hours), Chongqing (2 hours), etc. For those who have a clear purpose and only want to visit the Hulunbuir Grassland, can take flights from Beijing (2.5hrs), Hohhot (2.5hrs), Harbin (1.5hrs), etc. and reach Hulunbuir Dongshan International Airport.

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Hohhot Baita International Airport

Get to Inner Mongolia by Train

Hohhot and Baotou city in central Inner Mongolia enjoy convenient railway transportation. Both are well-connected with surrounding provinces and cities (Beijing, Shanxi province, Hebei province) by high-speed/bullet train. Visitors can also ride a high speed train to make efficient transfers between central cities in Inner Mongolia, like Ulanqab, Hohhot, Baotou and Ordos.

Besides, there are also normal trains connecting Inner Mongolia with Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Harbin, Dalian, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Kunming, Guiyang, Lanzhou and Yinchuan, etc.

Compared with the central region, the railway traffic in the northeastern and western Inner Mongolia is relatively backward, only normal trains connected and part of the railway is only provincial railway.

Hohhot East Railway Station

Hohhot East Railway Station

How to Get to and around Hohhot, Inner Mongolia

As the capital of Inner Mongolia and located in the central region, Hohhot has the best transportation system in Inner Mongolia. Visitors can get to Hohhot by flight, train, car and bus from almost all hot destinations in China. Hohhot downtown also has well-established public transport systems. Tourists can get around the city by metro, taxi and local bus.

Get to Hohhot by Flight

Hohhot Baita International Airport (HET) is the largest aviation hub in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It is located in the northeastern part of Hohhot city, about 17 km away from the city center, which takes 0.5 hours by car. Visitors can take flights from more than 90 international and domestic cities. The international cities and regions include Hong Kong, Taipei and Ulan Bator in Mongolia, etc. And the domestic cities include Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Harbin, Chengdu, Kunming, Guiyang, etc.

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Flights to Hohhot

Popular Hohhot Flight Schedules

Get to Hohhot by Train

Hohhot Railway Station and Hohhot East Railway Station are all frequently used train stations in Hohhot, with both high speed trains and normal trains available. Hohhot East Railway Station (呼和浩特东站) has more high-speed and bullet trains stop by and close to the airport. However, Hohhot Railway Station (呼和浩特站) is more closer to the city center and main attractions, including Dazhao Temple, Inner Mongolia Museum, Five-pagoda Temple, the Great Mosque in Hohhot and Xilituzhao, etc.

By riding a bullet train, you can get from/to Hohhot to Beijing (2~3 hours), Zhangjiakou (around 1.5 hours), Datong (2.5~3 hours), Taiyuan (around 5 hours), Zhengzhou (8.5 hours), Jinan(9.5 hours), etc. Besides, you can travel from/to Hohhot to other popular tourist places in Inner Mongolia, like Baotou (1~1.5 hours), Ordos (1.5~2 hours), Ulanqab (0.5~1 hour), etc.

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Beijing Hohhot High Speed Rail Map

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Travel around Hohhot

Visitors can travel around Hohhot by metro, taxi and car. Hohhot has 2 metro lines. Metro Line 1 passes through Hohhot Baita Airport and Hohhot East Railway Station, etc. and Metro Line 2 passes Hohhot Railway Station and Hailiang Plaza, etc. And it is usually easy to find a taxi in downtown Hohhot. However, if you are planning to visit grasslands, the best way to get there is by booking a Hohhot grassland tour package with private car service included. Even the nearest grassland - Xilamuren Grassland is about 93 km (1.5~2 hours’ drive) away from Hohhot and the primitive alpine meadow - Huitengxile Grassland is farther away, about 110 km (2 hours’ drive).

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How to Get to and around Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia

When it comes to a grassland tour in China, Hulunbuir Grassland, the largest and most beautiful grassland in China, always comes to top of the list. Hulunbuir is located in the northeast of Inner Mongolia. Due to its considerably remote geographical location, the most convenient way to get to Hulunbuir is by air. Some cities also run trains to Hulunbuir, but all of them are normal trains and the journey usually takes a long time.

Get to Hulunbuir by Flight

There are two airports in Hulunbuir. Hailar Dongshan International Airport is a more frequently used one. It’s about 8 km away from the downtown area (20 minutes’ drive) and 45 km away from Hulunbuir Grassland (1 hour’s drive). The airport now offers flights to/from Beijing (2.5 hours), Hohhot (2.5 hours) and Harbin (1.5 hours), etc. Check more about Beijing Hulunbuir Flight Schedule | Hohhot Hulunbuir Flight Schedule | Harbin Hulunbuir Flight Schedule >>

Get to Hulunbuir by Train

Hailar Railway Station, located in Hailar District, is the busiest train station in Hulunbuir. It’s about 37 km away from Hulunbuir Grassland Morigele River Scenic Area and takes 40-50 minutes by car. There are normal trains to Hailar from Harbin (9~24.5 hours), Beijing (30 hours), Hohhot (32 hours), Zhengzhou (40.5 hours), etc.

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Travel around Hulunbuir

No matter whether you are in Hulunbuir only for the Hulunbuir Grassland or more wonders of this region, like Ergun Wetland, Hulun Lake, Aoluguya Reindeer Village, Arxan UNESCO Global Geopark and highlights in Manzhouli, travelling around with the help of private cars must be the best way. If you only visit cities in Hulunbuir like Hailar, Ergun, Manzhouli and Arxan, etc. There are also coaches that transfer among major cities.

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Hulunbuir Attractions Map

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Hulunbuir Dongshan International Airport

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Hulunbuir Grassland

How to Get to and around Baotou, Inner Mongolia

Baotou, the “City with Deer” and the largest industrial city in Inner Mongolia, is located in the central part of the autonomous region, south of the Yellow River and with the Yin Mountains across the central part. The superior geographical location provides Baotou with rich tourism resources, not only splendid nature scenery of grasslands, alpine meadows and deserts, but also cultural and religious sites like Wudangzhao, Meidaizhao and Great Wall ruins from the Zhao and Qing Dynasty. Visitors may take flights, trains or buses to get to Baotou City and hire a car to travel around.

Get to Baotou by Flight

Baotou Donghe Airport, known as Erliban Airport, is the major airport around Baotou City. It’s about 23 km away from Baotou downtown (30~40 minutes’ drive) and 50 km away from Wudangzhao Temple - The Oldest Buddhist Temple in Inner Mongolia (1 hour’s drive). The airport now offers flights to/from Beijing (1.5 hours), Shanghai (3 hours), Xian (2.5 hours) and Chengdu (2.5 hours), etc. Check more about the Beijing Baotou Flight Schedule >>

Get to Baotou by Train

High-speed/bullet trains from Beijing (3.5~4 hours) /Taiyuan (5.5~6 hours) /Zhengzhou (around 8.5 hours) stop at both Baotou Station and Baotou East Station. Visitors may also take high-speed trains here to reach Hohhot (1~1.5 hours) and Ulanqab in the province. Besides, there are also normal trains from/to Beijing (10.5~13.5 hours), Hohhot (1.5~3 hours), Ordos (1~2.5 hours), Shanghai (26.5~27 hours), Xian (10.5~12 hours), Chengdu (22~30 hours) and Wuhai (3.5~6 hours), etc.

Baotou Railway Station is about 7 km away from the city center and the Baotou East Railway Station is about 23 km away from the city center.

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Baotou Location Map

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Baotou Railway Station

Travel around Baotou

Visitors can easily travel around Baotou by taxi or bus. However, as the airport, train stations and most popular attractions in and around Baotou, like the Kubuqi Desert, Xilamuren Grassland, Wudangzhao and Meidaizhai, etc., are not situated in the downtown area, the most convenient way to travel around the city is by taking a private car.

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How to Get to and around Ordos, Inner Mongolia

Ordos City is surrounded by the Yellow River on three sides of the north, east and west, and is connected with the Loess Plateau in the south. With diverse geomorphologic types, Ordos not only has grassy grasslands and wide undulating plateaus. There is also the endless and continuous Kubuqi Desert and the "Mu Us Sand Land", which is a typical of the success of desertification control. For fans of history and culture, there is also one of the most important sites for the Mongolian people, the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan. Travelers can get to Ordos from other major cities in China by flight and train directly. If there is no direct transport, you can get to Hohhot first and then transfer to Ordos by bullet train, long distance coach or car.

Get to Ordos by Flight

The airport in Ordos is located in Ejin Horo Banner, called Ordos Ejin Horo International Airport. It’s about 13 km away from the Kangbashi District (new downtown area of Ordos), 16 km away from Genghis Khan Mausoleum (20~30 minutes by car) and 100 km away from Xiangshawan in Kubuqi Desert. The airport now offers flights to/from Beijing (2 hours), Shanghai (3 hours), Xian (1.5 hours), Chengdu (2 hours) and Guangzhou (5 hours), etc.

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Get to Ordos by Train

Recently, only Hohhot (1.5~2 hours) and Ulanqab (2.5~3 hours) have bullet trains to Ordos. Besides, there are also normal trains connecting Ordos with Beijing (around 13.5 hours), Xian (9~10 hours) and Shanghai (22~23 hours), etc.

There are 3 mainly-used train stations in Ordos. For those who head to the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan and Kangbashi District, the Ordos Railway Station is the nearest one, only about 7 km away from the center of Kangbashi and 23 km away from Genghis Khan Genghis Khan Tourist Area.

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Ordos Location Map

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Ordos Railway Station

Travel around Ordos

There is no subway in Ordos and the most convenient way to travel around the city and visit nearby attractions is by taking a taxi or car. For those who are interested in crossing Kubuqi Desert or would like to try desert off-road, camel riding or camping, can tell us your needs and let our experienced travel consultant help you to tailor the tour.

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The Mausoleum of Genghis Khan

How to Get to/around Badain Jaran Desert, Inner Mongolia

Mainly located at the west end of inner Mongolia and bordering Gansu Province, Badain Jaran Desert is known for its multiple colorful lakes and the highest sand dunes in the world. Although the Badain Jaran Desert is located in Inner Mongolia, it is far from the central part of Inner Mongolia (840 km away from Baotou and 1,015 km away from Hohhot) which has a convenient transportation system and is closer to some cities in the eastern part of Gansu (125 km away from Jinchang and 215 km away from Zhangye), so most tourists will choose to get to Badain Jaran Desert from Gansu.

Get to Badain Jaran Desert by Flight

The nearest airport to Badain Jaran desert is the Alxa Right Banner Badain Jaran Airport (about 90 km, takes about 1 hour’s drive). But the airport currently only operates one air route from Bayanhot Airport. Therefore, it’s quite inconvenient to fly to Alxa Right Banner directly. You are more recommended to get to Jinchang Jinchuan Airport, Zhangye Ganzhou Airport or Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport, etc. and transfer to a car to reach the desert.

Get to Badain Jaran Desert by Train

The most popular and recommended gateway city to Badain Jaran Desert is Zhangye in Gansu. The train stations in Zhangye are merely 220 km, 3 hours’ drive to Badain Jaran Desert and they are well-connected with many destinations along the Silk Road, such as Xian (6~18 hours), Lanzhou (3~8.5 hours), Dunhuang (4~8.5 hours), Jiayuguan (1-4.5 hours), Xining (1.5~2 hours), Urumqi (7~18.5 hours), Turpan (6~16.5 hours).

Get to/around Badain Jaran Desert by Private Car

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Badain Jaran Desert Map

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Badain Jaran Desert Nearby Airports

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Colorful Lakes in Badain Jaran Desert

How to Get to/around Ejina Populus Euphratica Forest, Inner Mongolia

Ejina populus euphratica forest is one of the best highlights of autumn in China. Layers and layers of golden populus euphratica are intertwined, weaving a breathtaking golden dream. To get to the poplar forest, you need to get to Ejina Banner (Dalaihob Town) first, which is only 2.5 km from the scenic area. There are 3 common ways to get there, by flight, train or car.

Get to Ejina by Flight

Ejinaqi Taolai Airport is located in Dalaihob, about 12 km (about 15 minutes' drive) away from Ejina Populus Euphratica Forest. It operates stopover flights from Xi’an with a total duration of about 4 hours and 2 hours non-stop flights from Alxa Left Banner Airport.

Get to Ejina by Train

Ejin Banner Railway Station is the only railway station in Ejin Banner. It is located in Dalaihob Town as well, about 13 km (about 15 minutes' drive) to Ejina Populus Euphratica Forest and 10 km (about 12 minutes' drive) to the town center. Recently, there is only one daily train available to take you to Ejina, from Hohhot Railway Station via Baotou, Urad Qianqi and Linhe. The whole journey takes 14.5~15 hours.

Get to Ejina Banner from Gateway Cities

If there is no flight or train suitable for your agenda, you can also take a flight or train to nearby cities in Gansu (like Jiayuguan, Jiuquan, Zhangye) and then transfer to Ejina by car.

Get around Ejina Banner

Ejina is just a small banner of Inner Mongolia and the transportation construction is very basic. There is no metro line equipped in the town and the public buses are limited as well. Hire a private car is the most convenient and most frequently-used transfer way. In the Ejina Populus Euphratica Forest Scenic Area, there are also sightseeing buses available, which can take you to the First Bridge, Second Bridge and Seventh Bridge and Eighth Bridge.

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Seventh Bridge

How to Get to Xilamuren Grassland, Inner Mongolia

  • Location of Xilamuren Grassland: Xilamuren Town, Baotou City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China (内蒙古自治区包头市希拉穆仁镇)

Xilamuren Grassland, the closest grassland to Hohhot, has the best facilities amongst all the grasslands in Inner Mongolia. Even though it’s under the jurisdiction of Baotou city (192 km, 3 hours’ drive), Xilamuren Grassland itself is closer to Hohhot city (93 km and 1.5~2 hours’ drive).

The best way to get to the grassland is by taking a private car. Travelers can get rid of the hustle of public transportation and troublesome navigation and fully enjoy the tour itself. For independent travelers, there are long-distance coaches leaving from Baotou and Hohhot Bus Station to Xilamuren Grassland.

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How to Get to Huitengxile Grassland, Inner Mongolia

  • Location of Huitengxile Grassland: Chahar Right Middle Banner, Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China (内蒙古自治区乌兰察布市察哈尔右翼中旗)

Huitengxile Grassland is a rare mountain meadow steppe in the world. With 99 natural lakes, wind power plants and Yellow Flower Valley decorated the grassland, the scenery there is like a scene from a Miyazaki animation.

Huitengxile Grassland is about 110 km from Hohhot (takes about 2 hours by car) and 56 km from Ulanqab Railway Station (1~1.5 hours). There is no direct bus or train that can take you to the primitive alpine meadow, plus scenic areas in Huitengxile Grassland are scattered. Therefore, the most convenient and recommended way to visit movie-scence-like Huitengxile is by booking tour packages including the private car service.

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Huitengxile Grassland Lakes

How to Get to the Site of Xanadu, Inner Mongolia

  • Location of the Site of Xanadu: Wuyi Pasture, Shangdu Town, Zhenglan Banner, Xilin Gol League, Inner Mongolia (内蒙古自治区锡林郭勒盟正蓝旗上都镇五一牧场)

Surrounding by the Jinlianchuan Grassland, the Site of Xanadu was once the capital of the Yuan Dynasty, the largest empire in world history. It is the birthplace of the Yuan Dynasty in ancient China and the Mengyuan culture (Mongolia Culture in Yuan Dynasty). On June 29, 2012, the Site of Xanadu was inscribed on the World Heritage List.

Most visitors to the Site of Xanadu need to get to the Zhenlan Banner (正蓝旗) in Xilingol League first. Zhenglan Banner is about 240 km away from Xilin Gol city (about 3 hours by car), about 400 km away from Hohhot (7-7.5 hours by car) and about 200 km from Zhangjiakou city (3.5~4 hours by car). The banner is well-connected to other places by highway. There is no airport in the area and the nearest train station (Sanggendalai Railway Station) is about 40 km northwest from the scenic area (1 hour by car). There are trains from Hohhot, Baotou, Ulanhot, Hailar, Tongliao, Xilinhot, Chifeng, Changchun, Harbin, etc. that would make a stop at Sanggendala Railway Station.

Booking a tour package including private transfer is the most convenient and comfortable way to explore the site of Xanadu and surrounding highlights.

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Panoramic View of Site of Xanadu

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Xanadu Sites Museum

How to Get to Greater Khingan Mountains (Arxan), Inner Mongolia

  • Location of Arxan Mountain: Tianchi Town, Arxan City, Xingan League, Inner Mongolia, China (内蒙古自治区兴安盟阿尔山市天池镇)

The Greater Khingan Mountains, starting from Mohe City in Heilongjiang Province in the north and ending in Chifeng City in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the south, is one of the best preserved and largest virgin forests in China. Arxan UNESCO Global Geopark, located in the Xing'an League, is the top choice for people to navigate the lava landscape and forest scenery of the Greater Khingan Mountains.

There is one airport - Arxan Yiershi Airport in this area and has non-scheduled flights to/from Beijing, Hohhot, Harbin, Hailar and Ulanhot, etc. Besides, you may also take normal trains to Arxan from Ulanhot. There are 3 trains from Ulanhot (Ulanhot Railway Station) to Arshan (Arshan Railway Station) every day. The whole journey takes 3.5~4 hours. After getting off the train, you may hire/share a car to get to the Arxan National Forest Park Scenic Area.

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How to Plan Your Inner Mongolia Tour?

Places to Visit in Inner Mongolia: Hohhot, Hulunbuir, Ordos, Baotou, Ulanqab, Badan Jaran, Ejina, Xilingol, Chifeng…

How to Get to Inner Mongolia: International and domestic flights to Hohhot, Hulunbuir…; Domestic flights to Xilingol, Chifeng…;High Speed Train to Hohhot, Ulanqab, Baotou, Ordos, Chifeng…; Drive to Badan Jaran, Ejina…

Best Time to Visit: April to October (especially from June to September for grasslands, June to October for deserts)

Inner Mongolia is so large and abundant with diverse distinct natural and cultural highlights, therefore, you can hardly discover all the bests in one single visit. It would take 3 days to more than 1 month for various needs. And your itinerary can be decided based on your trip length, interests and a major area of this vast destination.

Classic Inner Mongolia Tours - Middle Part (Hohhot, Baotou, Ordos...)

A classic Inner Mongolia tour usually starts from Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia and most convenient traffic hub. Planning 3 days is popular for an essential discovery of Hohhot city highlights with surrounding grassland like Huitengxile or Xilamuren. 1-2 days extension to Kubuqi Desert in Ordos is also frequently chosen. And a 5-6 days trip including Hohhot, nearby grassland, Ulanqab volcanoes, Baotou and Ordos are the favorite one among travelers to discover grassland, desert, historical culture of Genghis Khan, Tibetan Buddhism, etc. in Inner Mongolia.

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Authentic Grassland, Wetland & Forest Park - East Part (Hulunbuir, Arxan...)

If you are interested in the most beautiful grassland, arrange 4-5 days to Hulunbuir to catch Hulunbuir Grassland and all the fabulous primitive nature and in-depth nomadic tribe culture highlights in Hailar, Ergun, Genhe and Manzhouli. If you have more time, add 2 more days to Arxan National Forest Park.

A middle and east Inner Mongolia discovery to Hohhot, Baotou, Ordos and Hulunbuir usually takes about 6-8 days, which helps you savor the top representative prairie sightseeing and culture of Inner Mongolia.

☛ 5 Days Best Hulunbuir Tour with Grassland Exploration

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Wild Desert & Golden Populus Forest - West Part (Badain Jaran, Ejina...)

The west Inner Mongolia is favored for seeking wilder sightseeing and adventure. If you want to discover China’s most beautiful desert, a 2-4 days Badain Jaran Desert trip to the west Inner Mongolia is your best choice to go! Besides, the splendid Ejina Populus Euphratica Forest is quite hot for a 2-3 days’ photography tour in autumn. If you want a longer vacation, plan as many other visitors to discover Badain Jaran together with nearby hot and convenient destinations like Xining, Zhangye, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, etc. It usually needs 7 days for a Xining Zhangye Badain Jaran Desert trip.

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☛ 4 Days Ejina Populus Euphratica Forest Photography Tour

If you are seeking more authentic sightseeing and deeper Inner Mongolia culture and history highlights, it is also popular to discover Chifeng and Xilingol for 4-5 days.

Besides, it is also a great idea to extend to more popular destinations in China to appreciate more wonderful nature, culture, history and food of this vast country, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Xinjiang, Gansu, Tibet, Yangtze River, Yunnan, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, etc.

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Have your own ideas of where and what to discover in Inner Mongolia? We China Discovery offers many popular and valuable private Inner Mongolia tour packages taking you to enjoy wonderful exploration of the best highlights of Hohhot, Hulunbuir, Ordos, Baotou, Ulanqab, Badain Jaran, Ejina, Chifeng, Xilingol, etc. And our professional travel team with experienced travel expert, local English-speaking travel guide and driver and non-smoking comfortable licensed private vehicle will help you throughout the trip from the planning, navigation, hotel arrangement and scenic spot visiting. So you will have the much better travel experience in the large and beautiful Inner Mongolia. You can check our tour packages to get some inspiration. All tours can be tailor-made according to your group size, time, physical condition, plan, interests, budget and any other special need! Please feel free to contact us to customize your own Inner Mongolia trip or if you need any help!

Travel Inner Mongolia with China Discovery Our Customers Enjoying Their Trip to Inner Mongolia Grassland in April, 2021

Recommended Inner Mongolia Tours

Top 3 Inner Mongolia tours chosen by most customers to explore Inner Mongolia in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Huitengxile Grassland Yellow Flowers Valley Sightseeing
5 Days Classic Inner Mongolia Tour

Hohhot / Huitengxile Grassland / Yemingsha of Kubuqi Desert / Hohhot

Hulunbuir Grassland
5 Days Best Hulunbuir Tour with Grassland Exploration

Hulunbuir / Erguna / Manzhouli / Hulunbuir

Cenotaph Part of Mausoleum of Genghis Khan
4 Days Inner Mongolia Grassland & Genghis Khan Culture Tour

Hohhot / Huitengxile Grassland / Ordos

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