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Upon your arrival, meet the tour guide and travel to the heartland of Hulunbuir Grassland. You will reach the Golden Horde Mongolian Tribe which is the only nomadic tribe open to the tourists, a reproduction of the dwellings during Genghis Khan's time. It is located in the heartland of Hulunbuir Grassland, on the banks of Moergele River that is hailed as China's first Qushui (River bends). You will explore the grassland, and take a walk along the striking Moergele River. It boasts the most stunning river scenery in China. You may also participate in some optional activities like horse riding, etc. Cost of optional activities are on your own.
Accommodation: Mongolian Yurt with private bathroom
After breakfast, continue to explore the grassland. Next, drive to Shiwei. Located on the east bank of the Erguna River, Shiwei is now a lively border town abutting Russia, inhabited mostly by Chinese-Russian descendants. It is a beautiful town and considered one of the most beautiful towns in China. The town and its surrounding villages feature the Russian architectural style. Staying overnight in a traditional Russian style wooden house (known as Mukeleng) is a popular choice for many tourists.
Accommodation: Mukeleng with private bathroom.
After breakfast, visit a Mukeleng House of over 100 years old. Then move on to the Sino-Russian border river Erguna River to enjoy its views and have a distant view of the opposite Russian town. After that, 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 "set out for flight riding your horses", which according to legend, was uttering by Genghis Khan who tried to integrate the tribes. The national park is adjacent to the Hulunbuir Grassland on the south, and the Erguna River on the north. After sightseeing in Moerdaoga, move on to Moerdaoga Town. Stay overnight at a Mukeleng House.
Accommodation: Mukeleng with private bathroom
After breakfast, drive to Aoluguya Ewenki Ethnic Town. En route, enjoy the scenery of the primeval forest of the Greater Khingan Range. Aoluguya Ewenki Ethnic Town is inhabited by the Ewenki people, the only hunting tribe in China which keeps its reindeer tradition. They moved from Siberia over three hundred years ago and have been living in the dense primeval forest and surviving on herding reindeer. Visit the residential houses by the hunting tribe. After that, visit the Aoluguya Ewenki Ethnic Reindeer Museum and primary tribes and handicrafts workshops. Then drive back to Hailar.
Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Hailar with en-suite private bathroom.
After breakfast, drive to Hulun Lake. Located in the western of Hulunbeir Prairie, Hulun Lake is the 5th largest freshwater lake in China and the largest lake in Inner Mongolia.
Next, travel to Manzhouli. You will explore Taowa Square, a huge Matryoshka Doll Square. The Matryoshka Doll Square is the iconic attraction in Manzhouli - 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. It even made it into the Guinness World Records. You will also explore some pedestrian streets in Manzhouli. Next, you will be transferred back to Hailar.
Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Hailar with en-suite private bathroom
Drive to the airport and board your departing flight. Thus, the end of this fabulous tour!
Ethnic Minority, hiking, National Park, Nature, Outdoor Activity, Walking Tour, Wildlife
Attractions: Aoluguya Ewenki Ethnic Reindeer Museum, Aoluguya Ewenki Ethnic Town, Hulun Lake, Hulunbuir Grassland, Moerdaoga National Forest Park, Taowa Square
Cities visited: hailar, manzhouli, Moerdaoga, Shiwei
Provinces visited: Inner Mongolia
Ideal seasons: Summer, Autumn
Ideal audiences: Seniors, Singles, Couples, Dating, Family
Religions: Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Taoist, Bahá'í
Type of transportation: Bus