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Great Mongolian Discovery: Ulan Bator, Terelj, Gobi Desert, Karakorum, Hustai (MN-01)

Group size
2-10 people
Season
Summer
Duration
15 days
Departs
Saturday
Starts
Ulaanbaatar
Ends
Ulaanbaatar
Countries
Mongolia
Cities
Ulaanbaatar, Terelj, Hustain Nuruu National Park, Tsagaan Suvarga, Yol Valley (The Valley of the Eagles), Khongor Sand Dunes (Singing Dunes), Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs), Ongi Monastery (South Gobi), Lake Ugii, Erdene Zuu, Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Middle Gobi), Tsenkher Hot Springs
Price
from $3,795
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This exciting 15-day tour brings together the very best of modern and historical Mongolia via its customs, folklores, history and nature. Over the course of two weeks, you will visit the unique capital Ulan Bator, Erdene-Zuu which is home to one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia as well as the country’s very first Buddhist monastery and the fascinating remnants of Karakorum – the former stronghold of Genghis Khan's Mongolian Empire. As well as enjoying the main sights, we will also explore the fascinating national parks of Terelj and Hustai Nuruu with their outstanding views and wildlife, the rolling and eerie sand dunes of Khongor and the South Gobi. The tour will also call at the legendary ‘Flaming Cliffs’ where fossils and dinosaur eggs were discovered. If it is wild adventure that you seek, join us on this exciting Mongolia exploration tour.

IncludedServices included in the package price.
  • Accommodation
  • Full board meals
  • English – speaking guides
  • Guided tours & entrance fees
  • Airport transfers
Not includedServices not included in the package price.
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Ulan Bator
Day 1
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Upon your arrival in Ulan Bator, your dedicated guide and driver will be there to greet you. They will efficiently transfer you to your hotel in Ulan Bator, ensuring a smooth and comfortable check-in process. The evening is at your leisure to unwind and relax. (Dinner)
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Terelj National Park
Day 2
Transfer by car / minibus: Ulaanbaatar - Terelj
Terelj National Park day trip – enjoy hiking, horse-riding, visit a Nomad family
Following breakfast, our Mongolian adventure begins with a journey to the picturesque Terelj National Park, just 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Ulan Bator. Here, you can engage in various outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding amidst stunning alpine landscapes. A highlight of the park is Turtle Rock, a unique natural formation we'll explore. After a satisfying camp lunch, we'll hike to Aryabal Monastery for both physical activity and cultural enrichment. To delve into Mongolian culture, we'll visit a local nomadic family, gaining insights into their traditional lifestyle and the significance of dairy farming. The day concludes as we return to our Ulan Bator hotel, having enjoyed nature and cultural immersion. Total driving distance: approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles). (B/L/D).
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Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Middle Gobi)
Day 3
Visit Baga Gazriin Chuluu Lake and the ruins of Sum Khukh Burd Temple
Embark on an early morning adventure as we set out for Baga Gazriin Chuluu, a mesmerizing natural wonder formed by vibrant red granite rocks. These unique formations take on an enchanting hue during sunrise and sunset, creating a captivating sight. Exploring the area, we'll uncover the ancient temple's intriguing ruins and take a leisurely walk to immerse ourselves in the beauty of this landscape. Our midday break will be a delightful picnic lunch amidst the wild surroundings. As evening approaches, we'll return to our ger camp. The night will be spent in this tranquil and rustic setting, providing a genuine Mongolian experience. The day's journey covers a distance of 220 km (135 miles). (B/L/D).
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Tsagaan Suvarga
Day 4
Drive to Tsagaan Suvarga Rock
After breakfast, we'll explore the ancient Sum Khukh Bird Temple ruins. Our journey then takes us to the remote Tsagaan Suvarga, a striking white limestone cliff resembling a Buddhist stupa. We'll enjoy a scenic picnic, followed by dinner and an overnight stay in a traditional ger camp. The day's drive covers 280 km (175 miles). (B/L/D).
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Yol Valley
Day 5
Yol Valley (Eagle Valley) National Park
On day five of our adventure, we continue our journey by heading further south. As we reach the Three Beauties of the Gobi National Park, we'll find ourselves in a mesmerizing landscape. Our day will be dedicated to exploring this area, with a special focus on the remote and picturesque Yol Valley. Here, we'll embark on a memorable hike, taking full advantage of the incredible photographic opportunities that this unique place offers. Amidst this natural beauty, we'll pause for a delightful picnic lunch. Later in the day, we'll return to our ger camp for a hearty dinner. The drive for the day will take us 280 km (175 miles). (B/L/D).
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Khongor Sand Dunes
Day 6
Visit the Mongolia’s largest sand dune
This day promises to be one of the most remarkable on our journey. We start with a quick but satisfying breakfast before embarking on an adventure to the Khongor Sand Dunes, often referred to as the Singing Dunes. The ascent to these enchanting dunes is a memorable experience, culminating in a truly awe-inspiring panoramic view. As the day draws to a close, we eagerly await the spectacular sunset - a perfect moment to have your cameras ready to capture the magical sight. Lunch, dinner, and an overnight stay in a ger camp complete this unforgettable day. Driving distance - 200 km (125 miles). (B/L/D).
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Bayanzag
Day 7
Explore Flaming Cliffs (Bayan Zag) - the Gobi Dinosaurs Cemetery
Today, our journey leads us to another remarkable natural wonder: the renowned Flaming Cliffs, or Bayanzag, nestled in the Gobi Desert, known for its unique saxaul tree forest. Here, we'll walk in the footsteps of Roy Chapman Andrews, the pioneering paleontologist who made groundbreaking discoveries in Mongolia. While exploring this arid landscape, we'll also encounter the iconic symbols of the desert - camels. Our adventure takes us to a nomadic camel-breeding family, providing a unique opportunity to experience the legendary hospitality of Mongolian nomads. To cap off the day, we'll enjoy a short camel ride. Your day includes lunch, dinner, and an overnight stay in a ger camp, with a driving distance of 150 km (94 miles). (B/L/D).
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Ongi Monastery
Day 8
Visit “Ongi Khiid” Monastery
Today, our journey takes us northwards to explore the remnants of the once-mighty Ongi Monastery. We'll also pay a visit to a locally restored temple, followed by a leisurely walk in the surrounding area. As the day comes to a close, we'll have dinner and spend the night in a ger camp. The driving distance for the day covers 150 km (94 miles). (B/L/D).
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Karakorum
Day 9
Visit Erdene-Zuu Monastery & Karakorum Museum
This morning, our journey leads us to Karakorum, the illustrious 13th-century capital of the Great Mongol Empire. Upon arrival, we'll proceed to explore the Erdene-Zuu Monastery, not only the first but also the largest monastery in all of Mongolia. Within its grounds, you'll have the opportunity to visit several temples and behold well-preserved, remarkable examples of Buddhist Thangka paintings dating back to the 16th century. Additionally, we'll visit the lesser-explored yet unique Karakorum Museum, home to a wealth of ancient relics and artifacts. The day concludes with dinner and an overnight stay in a ger camp, with a driving distance of 300 km (187 miles). (B/L/D).
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Tsenkher Hot Springs
Day 10
Enjoy Tsenkher Hot Springs
Today, we'll embrace the Mongolian way of relaxation. Our journey takes us to the Tsenkher hot spring, a natural spa where we'll dedicate the day to unwinding and taking leisurely walks in the nearby forest. Make sure to pack your swimming kit, as you'll have the opportunity for a soothing dip. For those seeking an extra level of relaxation, optional massage and beauty services are available. After dinner, you can return to the spa for further relaxation. The day includes lunch, dinner, and an overnight stay in a ger camp, with a driving distance of 150 km (94 miles). (B/L/D).
Day 11
Free Relaxation Day at Tsenkher Hot Springs
Today is a day of relaxation, allowing you to take a break from the long drives and reflect on the incredible sights you've witnessed so far. Many travelers choose to make the most of the spa and explore the natural surroundings. Optional treks are also available for those interested. The day includes lunch, dinner, and an overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D).
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Lake Ugii
Day 12
Drive to Lake Ugii. Enjoy Bird-Watching
Today's adventure takes us to Lake Ugii in Mongolia's Arkhangai province. We will set up camp on the shores of Lake Ugii, where you'll have the opportunity to spot a wide variety of water birds. The day includes lunch, dinner, and an overnight stay in a ger camp. The driving distance for the day is approximately 240 km (150 miles). (B/L/D).
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Hustain Nuruu National Park
Day 13
Hustai Nuruu Natural Reserve Guided Tour
After breakfast, we continue our journey by driving to Hustain Nuruu National Park. Our mission is to search for Przewalski horses, often considered the ancestors of all horses in the world. If you have binoculars, be sure to bring them for a closer look at the remarkable nature here. During our visit, we'll also watch a short documentary and explore the museum. The day concludes with an overnight stay in a ger camp. The driving distance for the day is approximately 270 km (169 miles). (B/L/D).
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Ulan Bator
Day 14
Transfer by car / minibus: Hustain Nuruu National Park - Ulaanbaatar
Breakfast at the camp. Drive to Ulan Bator and transfer to your hotel. Driving distance - 120 km (75 miles). (B/L/D).
Day 15
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, our driver will be ready to meet you in the hotel lobby to facilitate your transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)
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Dates and prices
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Travel package
Comfort - 3*
Year of travel
2024
Travel dates Excluding flights Single supplement Book
06/29/2024 - 07/13/2024 $3,795 $325 book now
07/06/2024 - 07/20/2024 $3,795 $325 book now
07/13/2024 - 07/27/2024 $3,795 $325 book now
07/20/2024 - 08/03/2024 $3,795 $325 book now
07/27/2024 - 08/10/2024 $3,795 $325 book now
08/03/2024 - 08/17/2024 $3,795 $325 book now
08/10/2024 - 08/24/2024 $3,795 $325 book now
08/17/2024 - 08/31/2024 $3,795 $325 book now
08/24/2024 - 09/07/2024 $3,795 $325 book now
08/31/2024 - 09/14/2024 $3,795 $325 book now
09/07/2024 - 09/21/2024 $3,795 $325 book now
09/14/2024 - 09/28/2024 $3,795 $325 book now
09/21/2024 - 10/05/2024 $3,795 $325 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in US dollars. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section "Included" in the tour description.
  2. Price "Excluding flight" does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights. Alternatively we can quote for flights from any international airport.
  3. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
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