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Camel-riding & Camping in Mongolian Desert and Jeep Surfing Sand Dunes
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Suggested bespoke 3-day Itinerary 

Day 1: Fly into Yinchuan/ Alashan / Tengger Desert hiking, jeep surfing and camping

  • Beijing - Yinchuan by air, departure time around 09:00--12:00

  • Shanghai - Yinchuan by air, depart time around CA1258 08:20-11:20

    Other locales: we welcome those to join us from other locales and meet us in Yinchuan.


  • Fly into Yinchuan in the morning.Upon arrival,transfer from Airport to air-conditioned bus, head to Alashan Zuoqi (near Tengger Desert)  (2 hours) for a lunch break.

  • We start to get on the jeep surfing for exciting sand dune in the desert and passing a few oasis while our luggage and food being carried by the jeep.

  • Have a break at the Swan Lake.

  • In the late afternoon when it is cool and has beautiful views of the desert, we begin to have a 6 km hike in the desert till the sunset. Alternatively ride jeep again if you are not interested in hiking.

  • Continue with a 25 km jeep ride until we arrive at the camp site, another oasis of the day.

  • Set up tents and then enjoy barbeque dinner, bonfire or count the stars.

    Camping in the desert. (L,D)

Day 2: Inner Mongolia Tengger Desert: Hiking, jeep surfing & camel riding

  •  Wake up for the sunrise.(optional)

  •  Again, we start the day with a 5 km jeep ride, then hike another 4 km to the Moon lake- Moon lake, another salty spring-fed lake in the middle of the desert, and check into the two-story villa style hotel in the resort at one corner of the lake. 

  • Fresh up, lunch at the resort.

  • Go for camel ride in the late afternoon.

  • Activities by the lake include swimming in the clear lake, sliding sand and carting.(optional & seasonal)

  • Stay overnight in the resort. 

    Moon Lake resort hotel (B, L, D)

Day 3: Inner Mongolia Tengger Desert / Ningxia: Xixia Tomb/ Yinchuan / Fly out

  • Enjoy the peaceful morning in the middle of the desert, and then leave the desert via our last jeep ride.(30-40 minutes)

  • Return to Yinchuan, on the way, take photo of the Han dynasty Great Wall.

  • Visit one of the main heritage sites in the region, the famous Xixia Tombs site (nicknamed Oriental Pyramid) located 30 km west of Yinchuan. The remnants of nine Western Xia emperors' tombs and two hundred other tombs lie within a 50-km² area.

  • Have lunch and then transfer to the Yinchuan airport to fly out. 

    (B, L)

  • Please note that you will board in the military truck or jeep driving up and over the shifting sand dunes for 30-40 minutes.  It is challenging and exhilarating; you need strong arms to hold on, and it is not for the faint-hearted.  Also, it is not recommended for people with any medical or physical impediment.  The hotel/ camp site is isolated and we do not return to civilization and medical facilities until the next day.  However, if you are fit and adventurous, gather your courage and prepare for an experience of a lifetime.


3-day bespoke tour prices

RMB11,100/person/1 people

RMB6,800/person/2 people

RMB5,400/person/3-5 people

RMB5,900/person/6-9 people

10% discount for children under 12.

What's Included:

Private English-speaking guide(s) (selected by CCC)

Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle

All accommodations based on double-occupancy (Five-star hotels or equivelent boutique hotels)

All admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary

All meals as noted in the itinerary

What's Not Included:

Domestic flights and relevant taxes

(If you want us to book your domestic flights in this itinerary, please let us know.)

Expenses of a personal nature

Excursions and activities not included in the itinerary

Discretionary gratuities for guides and drivers

Chinese tourist visa, which is required for most foreign passport holders

Travel, health and trip cancellation insurance


We offer our itineraries as suggestions only; all of our tours can be tailored to your individual interests.The above prices may change based on any specific requirements you may have. The extended trip is available upon request.

Prepayment is necessary so we can book your flights/train tickets/car transportation and guides.

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