8-Day Tour: Taste of Mongolia
After arriving in Ulaanbaatar, you'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to a 4-star hotel. After lunch, take a city sightseeing tour including a visit to Gandan Monastery which is known for its huge gold plated Buddha. See the monks chanting, spinning prayer wheels, and intricately embroidered thangka. Then visit National Museum of Mongolian History where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to present. stay at a 4-star hotel.
Day 2 (B, L, D)
After breakfast, drive to Giant Chinggis Khaan statue. The statues in total is 131 feet (40 meter) tall with Chinggis Khaan holding a golden whip in his right hand. Next stop is Terelj National park. You'll explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones. Some of the rocks look quite similar to turtles. The Terelj National Park incorporates parts of Khentii Mountain Range. A trial horseback riding will be given. stay at the tourist camp.
Day 3 (B, L, D)
Rise early and drive to Hustai National Park to see Takhi, Asian wild horse. If you are lucky, you will also see wolves, Argali sheep, and deer. Enjoy a small hike and photographing charming landscape and wildlife of this park. Afterwards, you will visit Takhi's small museum. stay at tourist camp.
Day 4 (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the tourist camp, drive to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery built in 1586 with 108 stupas. Then visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Ancient state period halls. stay by Orkhon River.
Day 5 (B, L, D)
After breakfast, drive to Ugii Lake. When you visit the lake, you will have an opportunity to take a boat tour and bird watching. On the way, you will see Khusuu Tsaidam, a Turkic inscribed monument of the Turkic State (6th - 8th Centuries A.D). stay at tourist camp.
Day 6 (B, L, D)
Early morning, drive to Elsen tasarkhai unique area of forest and sand dunes. After lunch in tourist camp, there is an opportunity for a trial camel ride through the sand dunes. You will visit a local nomad family where you have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Dinner will be a real authentic Mongolian barbecue, prepared in the traditional style with hot stones. Stay tourist camp.
Day 7 (B, L, D)
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Visit Bogd Khan Palace, which is a series of beautiful traditional buildings, where the last religious King of Mongolia resided. You may choose an optional city tour where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore. Stay a hotel.
Day 8 (B)
back to hotel.
- Local guide
- Tour escort/host
- Transport by private vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum drinking age is 21 years
- Minimum age is 16 years
- Maximum age is 45 years
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
The itinerary is very flexible and we can choose the route what we like. Not only experience the life of local Nomadic family, but also saw many beautiful views of Mongolia, as well as many interesting activities such as riding camels, horseback riding, boating, and you, can also enjoy the traditional Mongolia music, like throat singing, horse fiddle. The tour guide and the driver are very warm and helpful. A very rewarding trip.