Inner Mongolia has been on my bucket list for quite some time and I finally had the opportunity to go. We joined with a tour group through Travelers Society which turned out wonderfully as our guides took care of all the details.
We spent a fun day and spent the night in the sandy desert near Baotou city. Kids loved running up and down the large sand dunes. We had BBQ, beer, and a bonfire then slept in our tents for the night. It was a fantastic experience. One thing of particular interest was how the wind would occasionally stir up and blow the sand which felt like a sand blaster. Also the sand was so fine and got everywhere; I mean everywhere!
The next part of our journey was to a sheep farm up in the planes which was devoid of trees and only grassland from horizon to horizon. This part of Mongolia is outstandingly beautiful and harsh. On the farm are a few yurts for tourist to spend time and enjoy. We enjoyed traditional meals and our hosts put on a really cool show in the evening that included Mongolian throat singing.
The next day we had an early breakfast and walked around the farm, sheered sheep, and just relaxed before heading to the city of Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia for lunch and to the airport.