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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 £3,195
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Join us on a thrilling 15-day journey that seamlessly weaves modern and historical Mongolia, immersing you in its customs, folklore, history, and nature. Over two weeks, you'll explore Ulan Bator, the exceptional Erdene-Zuu with its vast monastery, the first Mongolian Buddhist sanctuary, and the captivating remnants of Karakorum, once Genghis Khan's stronghold. Beyond the main attractions, we'll venture into the stunning national parks of Terelj and Hustai Nuruu, where remarkable views and wildlife await, and explore the enchanting, undulating sand dunes of Khongor, as well as the South Gobi. Our adventure also takes you to the legendary 'Flaming Cliffs,' where dinosaur fossils and eggs were discovered. If you crave an adventurous journey, join us for this exhilarating exploration of Mongolia.

IncludedServices included in the package price.
  • International flights
  • 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 arrival in Ulan Bator, you will be met by your guide and driver who will transfer you to your hotel in Ulan Bator. (D).
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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 first adventure in Mongolia will take us on a drive to the breathtaking Terelj National Park, located 80km (50 miles) northeast of Ulan Bator. Here, we will spend the day immersed in the magnificent alpine scenery, offering fantastic opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, and horse riding in this truly pristine and photogenic setting. Our exploration will lead us to the remarkable Turtle Rock formation, followed by a hike to the striking Aryabal Monastery after enjoying lunch at the camp.

To further enrich our experience, we will engage with Mongolian culture by visiting a local nomadic family. Here, we'll gain insights into their traditional way of life as they share their living arrangements and the significance of dairy farming in their culture. Following our enriching day, we'll return to the hotel in Ulan Bator. The drive covers a distance of 80 km (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
Our journey commences in the early morning as we head towards Baga Gazriin Chuluu, a surreal landscape characterized by rocky granite mountains that radiate a crimson hue at sunrise and sunset. While there, we will explore the remnants of an ancient temple and wander the area on foot before pausing for a peaceful picnic lunch. As the day unfolds, we will reconvene at our ger camp to enjoy a delightful dinner and spend the night. The driving distance for the day covers 220 km (135 miles). (B/L/D)
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Tsagaan Suvarga
Day 4
Drive to Tsagaan Suvarga Rock
Following breakfast, our day will commence with a visit to the ruins of Sum Khukh Bird Temple. From there, we'll proceed to Tsagaan Suvarga, a remote and captivating white limestone cliff that intriguingly resembles a Buddhist stupa. At a picturesque spot, we'll relish a picnic lunch while soaking in the scenery. Our evening will be spent with dinner and an overnight stay in a traditional ger camp. The drive for the day covers 280 km (175 miles). (B/L/D)
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Yol Valley (Eagle Valley)
Day 5
Yol Valley (Eagle Valley) National Park
On the fifth day, our adventure leads us further south as we embark on a scenic drive. Upon reaching the Three Beauties of the Gobi National Park, we will dedicate the day to exploring this picturesque region, with a special focus on the enchanting Yol Valley. Here, we will hike and take full advantage of the magnificent photographic opportunities that abound. Our meals for the day, both lunch and dinner, will be enjoyed at our ger camp. The drive covers a distance of 280 km (175 miles). (B/L/D)
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Khongor Sand Dunes
Day 6
Visit Mongolia’s Largest Sand Dunes
This day promises to be one of the most thrilling on the entire itinerary. Following a swift yet delectable breakfast, we will journey to the Khongor Sand Dunes, often referred to as the Singing Dunes. Upon a spirited ascent to these enchanting dunes, we will be greeted with a truly breathtaking panoramic vista. In the evening, we will seize the opportunity to capture the spectacular sunset, so be sure to have your cameras ready. The day's meals, including lunch and dinner, will be relished at our ger camp. The drive for the day spans 200 km (125 miles). (B/L/D)
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Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)
Day 7
Explore Flaming Cliffs (Bayan Zag) - the Gobi Dinosaurs Cemetery
Today, we set off to explore another captivating natural wonder as we drive to the renowned Flaming Cliffs, also known as Bayanzag, nestled amidst the saxaul tree forest of the Gobi. This is where we'll walk in the footsteps of the pioneering paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews, who made significant early discoveries in Mongolia. Our journey also brings us to the iconic desert inhabitants, camels, as we visit a nomadic camel-breeding family and partake in the legendary hospitality of Mongolian nomads. We'll even embark on a brief camel ride to enhance the experience. The day's meals, including lunch and dinner, will be enjoyed at our ger camp. The drive for the day covers a distance of 150 km (94 miles). (B/L/D)
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Ongi Monastery
Day 8
Visit “Ongi Khiid” Monastery
Today's journey takes us northward to explore the remnants of the once-majestic Ongi Monastery. During our visit, we will also explore a locally restored temple and relish a leisurely stroll through the surrounding area. The day will conclude with dinner and an overnight stay at a ger camp. The driving distance for the day spans 150 km (94 miles). (B/L/D)
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Karakorum
Day 9
Visit Erdene-Zuu Monastery & Karakorum Museum
This morning, we will commence our journey to Karakorum, the 13th-century capital of the illustrious Great Mongol Empire. Upon arrival, we will venture to the Erdene-Zuu Monastery, renowned as both the first and largest monastery in all of Mongolia. Here, we will explore several temples and have the opportunity to admire remarkably preserved and profoundly significant examples of Buddhist Thangka paintings dating back to the 16th century. Our next stop will be the lesser-visited yet extraordinary Karakorum Museum, showcasing a remarkable collection of ancient relics. The day will conclude with dinner and an overnight stay in a ger camp. The driving distance for the day encompasses 300 km (187 miles). (B/L/D)
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Tsenkher Hot Springs
Day 10
Enjoy Tsenkher Hot Springs
Today is dedicated to the art of relaxation, Mongolian style! We'll head to the Tsenkher hot spring, where we'll indulge in a full day of unwinding in this natural spa paradise. You'll have the opportunity to take a leisurely walk in the surrounding forest and, of course, don't forget to bring your swimwear - this is your chance to take a dip. For those seeking ultimate relaxation, optional massage and beauty services are also available. After dinner, we'll return to the spa for another soothing session. The day includes lunch and dinner, with an overnight stay in a ger camp. The driving distance for the day is around 150 km (94 miles). (B/L/D)
Day 11
Free Relaxation Day at Tsenkher Hot Springs
Today is your well-deserved relaxation day, offering a break from the long drives and an opportunity to reflect on the incredible sights you've encountered thus far. Many travelers enjoy the spa facilities and leisurely strolls in the natural surroundings. For those interested, optional treks are also on offer. The day includes lunch and dinner, with 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, our journey leads us to Lake Ugii in Mongolia's Arkhangai province, where we'll set up camp on the picturesque lakeshore. Here, you'll have the opportunity to spot a diverse array of water birds. The day includes lunch, dinner, and an overnight stay in a ger camp. The driving distance for the day covers 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 today, we hit the road once more, heading to Hustain Nuruu National Park. Here, our quest is to spot Przewalski horses (takhi), considered the forefathers of all horses worldwide. If you have binoculars, be sure to bring them to enhance your appreciation of the remarkable natural surroundings. Our visit will also include a screening of a short documentary and an exploration of the museum. We'll spend the night 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
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Your driver will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby. Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)
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Dates and prices
Please read notes at the bottom of the table to learn more about the meaning of each pricing section
Travel package
Comfort - 3*
Year of travel
2024
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Book
27/07/2024 - 10/08/2024 £3,195 / £4,095 £295 book now
03/08/2024 - 17/08/2024 £3,195 / £4,095 £295 book now
10/08/2024 - 24/08/2024 £3,195 / £4,095 £295 book now
17/08/2024 - 31/08/2024 £3,195 / £4,095 £295 book now
24/08/2024 - 07/09/2024 £3,195 / £4,095 £295 book now
31/08/2024 - 14/09/2024 £3,195 / £4,095 £295 book now
07/09/2024 - 21/09/2024 £3,195 / £4,095 £295 book now
14/09/2024 - 28/09/2024 £3,195 / £4,095 £295 book now
21/09/2024 - 05/10/2024 £3,195 / £4,095 £295 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section "Included" in the tour description.
  2. Price "Including flight" is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price "Excluding flight" does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
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