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Long summer days in Baotou and Huhhot make Inner Mongolia the ideal destination to disconnect and celebrate the mystique of the Mongolian culture.

Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou and Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot’s themed retreat – “Desert on the Left, Grassland on the Right”, offers opportunities to explore the rolling grasslands and enjoy a desert safari in the autonomous region of northern China, from now and until 15 September 2018.

Xilamuren Grassland Package

Guests looking to animal watch, enjoy clear blue skies and green pastures are in for a unique experience at the Xilamuren Grassland, an hour-and-a-half drive from Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot.  The excursion includes cultural pursuits such as horse riding, a Honggor Obo performance highlighting the Mongolian lifestyle, and a campfire party paired with the following benefits:

  • One night stay in a Horizon Club Deluxe Room with benefits and one night stay in a yurt at Xilamuren Grassland
  • Round-trip limousine transfer between the hotel and grassland
  • Airport pick-up or drop-off service
  • Daily breakfast at Xin Café (up to two adults and one child below 12 years old)
  • RMB 300 food and beverage credit per day
  • 15 per cent discount on laundry services

The two-night Xilamuren Grassland Package is priced at RMB 2,499 per person and includes service charge and tax.

Desert Safari Package

Escape to Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou on a desert safari and take in the magnificent and golden sand dunes of the Kubuqi Desert, China’s seventh largest desert, an hour-and-a-half drive from the hotel.  Kubuqi means “the string on the bow” in Mongolian and lies south of the Yellow River.  Days can be spent sand surfing, barbecuing outdoors, camel riding, buggy racing or practicing archery.  For an added adrenalin rush, guests may cross the desert in an off-road vehicle.  The package includes:

  • Two-night stay in a Deluxe Room at Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou and one night in a Deluxe Room at Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot
  • Entry tickets to Hasuhai Lake for two adults (four-hour hot spring session)
  • Daily breakfast at Xin Café (up to two adults and one child below 12 years old)
  • An off-road vehicle to cross the desert with a professional guide and lunch (up to two adults)
  • RMB 300 food and beverage credit per stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou and Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot
  • Transportation between Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou and the Kubuqi Desert
  • 30 per cent discount on food and beverage consumption at Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou

The three-night Desert Safari Package is available at RMB 4,088 per person or RMB 4,788 per person between 15 June and 15 September 2018.  Service charge and tax are included.

Additional benefits of the Xilamuren Grassland Package and Desert Safari Package include a traditional Mongolian welcome ceremony upon arrival, and use of the hotels’ Health Club facilities (swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna).

Charlotte Tilbury (UK)


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