Traditional Welcoming Ceremony
With 2 hours drive from city of Hohhot or 1.5 hour drive from Hohhot airport, you will receive a traditional welcoming ceremony and warmly welcomed by the local Mongolians in colorfully dressed. You will receive a silver cup of wine and Hada (a white or blue silk scarves which is the token of greeting and blessing in Inner Mongolia and Tibet). While listening to the melodious toasting songs and appreciating traditional Mongolian dances, you have the opportunity to taste Kumiss, roasted whole sheep and finger mutton.
Visit a Traditional Mongolian Yurt
Visit Aobao (Mongolian Yurt) and a herdsmen's family to enjoy the local daily life, you may try to milk tea, feeding the horse or make a Mongolia lunch there.
The local food of Inner Mongolian is a blend of its changing cultures. The fertile grasslands of Inner Mongolia also allow for plenty of cattle which in turns adds many diary products to the daily Mongolian diet. Favorite dishes include: Roast Lamb, Butter, Shaomai, Instant-Boiled Mutton, Cheese, Naked Oat Flour, Cooked Mutton, Sour Milk, Buckwheat Flour, Finger Mutton Milk Tea.
Horseback Riding, ATV Driving
You will visit the stud farm and select a horse roam on the grassland, which is the soul of the grassland. To explore further of the grassland, have a try on ATV.
After horseback riding, you will head for the Performances of Mongolian style wrestling, Horse racing and Equestrian in the later afternoon. The first program is wrestling competition performed by local Mongolians. Most of them are very vigorous.
Bonfire Party and Starry Sky
The Bonfire Party is the soul of the grassland life experience. At the beginning of the party, many visitors will form a circle, dancing and singing together happily with the local people. Or you can watch the fireworks, most of which are very beautiful. After a while, the bonfire is ignited, people all around are lighten by the flame. About 9 p.m., you can enjoy the wonderful local songs and dances presented by the local Mongolians, from which you can have a better understanding of the art of Inner Mongolia.
Stay in Mongolia Yurt
Another truly Mongolia experience is one night at Mongolian traditional tent (yurt). It is made of compressed sheep wool and are shaped rather like a squat native American teepee, windowless, sheep-smelling and snug. The yurts are supported by latticed wood frames and have thick carpeted floors and the bed is usually furnished with many blankets, quilts, pillows and hot water flasks to protect against the cold nights out in the grasslands.
Early Morning Amazing Sunrise
Get up early for prairie sunrise in the grassland. You will leave grassland for your next station at around 10:00am.
The best time to visit it is in summer and autumn. The pleasant climate, the blue sky and white clouds, the rolling grass, the wandering flocks and herds, the passionate herdsmen and their Mongolian food will undoubtedly leave you with a deep impression.
Every July or August when flowers are in full bloom and sheep and horses are in their best condition, a tourism festival called Nadam Fair is held (Nadam Fair means entertainment and amusement in Mongolian. It is a traditional grand meeting and also an annual gala event for the local).