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Mongolia Essentials Tour


Why you'll love this tour ...

 

  • The most beautiful landscapes of Mongolia in an 8 days tour.
  • Comfortable tour with accommodation in yurts (no camping)
  • Camel ride in the Bayan Gobi Desert.
  • A day with a nomadic family to experience their traditional way of life.
  • 100% financial guarantee for your tour in Mongolia.

Dates and Rates


1040 €/pers - Private tours only, please contact us for more details.

SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENT

Groups of 2 or 3 people : + 200 € / pers.

If there are 2 or 3 people booked onto the trip.
Refunded on return according to the number of people in the group.

OPTIONS

Single room: + 60 € / pers. (2 nights in Ulan Bator only)

 

INCLUDED

Tour and visits as described, camel ride, full board from dinner of day 1 to breakfast of day 8 except 1 dinner, English speaking translator, Russian 4x4 with driver, nomadic equestrian guide, financial guarantee of your deposits.

 

NOT INCLUDED

International flights, 1 dinner, drinks except water, tea and coffee, personal expenses, travel insurance, visa if necessary.

Tour itinerary

A dense trip that takes you into the variety of landscapes of Mongolia: the Orkhon Valley, cradle of nomadic Mongolia, the dunes of the Bayan Gobi, Hustai's wild horses, Buddhist monasteries, Karkhorin, the ancient capital and the wild Przewalski horses of Hustai Park.

This tour is also full of fun experiences: riding a camel, living with nomads, sleeping in yurts ...

Day 1: Ulan Bator

Welcome to Mongolia!

Your English speaking translator is waiting for you at Ulan Bator airport at midday (arrival of Turkish Airlines flight - private transfer at extra cost if you are flying with another airline).

Visit of Gandantegchinlin Monastery and the National Museum of Mongolian History.

Dinner downtown and overnight at Dream hotel or similar (2*).

 

Day 2 : Ulan Bator - Hustai National Park

Breakfast and departure to Hustai National Park.

Lunch at the yurt camp.

In the evening, we go for a drive in the Park to try and find the wild Przewalski's horses.

Dinner and overnight at the yurt camp (2 to 4 persons per yurt, with single beds, showers in a separate building).


Day 3 : Hustai - Kharkhorin (Karakorum)

Breakfast then drive to Kharkhorin, former capital of Mongolia.

Lunch at the yurt camp.

Visit of the Erdene Zuu Monastery.

Dinner and night at Kharkhorin yurt (ger) camp (2-4 persons per yurt in single beds, shower and toilet in a separate building).


Day 4 : Kharkhorin (Karakorum) - Orkhon Valley

Breakfast and departure for the Orkhon Valley.

We are progressing slowly on tracks surrounded by the famous landscape of the Orkhon Valley.

Picnic lunch en route.

Short hike (or you can rent a horse) to visit the Tovkhon monastery.

 

The 2 following nights will be spent in a "guest-yurt" close to a nomad family's yurts.

The comfort is more simple than in the yurt camps as there are no showers, but you will experience the real nomadic way of life...


Day 5 : Orkhon Valley - Nomads life

Breakfast.

The day is devoted to the discovery of the traditional lifestyle of the nomads of Mongolia.
We can participate in these activities, and become acquainted with the various family members.
You'll find simple tips to facilitate contact with your host family on the site by clicking here.

During the day, we can easily reach the famous Orkhon Falls with a short hike or by car.

Lunch and dinner with our host family and night in the guest-yurt.

 

Day 6 : Orkhon Valley - Camel ride in Khogno Khan Park (Bayan-Gobi)

Breakfast and departure towards Khogno Khan Park, known as the "Bayan-Gobi".

Picnic lunch en route.

Afternoon visit of the Ovgon Khiid Monastery.

Camel ride in in the Elsentasarhaï sand dunes.

Dinner and overnight at Khogno Khan yurt (ger) camp (2-4 persons per yurt in single beds, shower and toilet in a separate building).

 

Day 7 : Khogno Khan Park - Ulan Bator

Breakfast and early departure to Ulan Bator where we arrive in the afternoon.

Picnic lunch en route.

The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to shopping in stores downtown.

In the late afternoon, you will attend a show with traditional dances, music and songs from Mongolia, especially the amazing Khoomei.

No dinner included, to let you choose among the varied dining opportunities offered by Ulan Bator.

Night at Dream hotel or similar (2*).


Day 8 : Ulan Bator

Breakfast and transfer to airport on time for Turkish Airlines flight (private transfer at extra cost if you are flying with another airline).

Practical Information


Meeting point: Ulaanbaatar airport, arrival of Turkish Airlines flight (private transfer at extra cost if you are flying with another airline).

Language: English speaking translator.

Group size: 2-10 persons.

Accommodation


This is a "comfort" tour: no nights in tents, you will enjoy the most comfortable accommodation available in Mongolia.

  • 3 nights in yurt camps
  • 2 nights in a yurt with a nomadic family
  • 2 nights in a 2* hotel in Ulaanbaatar.

More information about accommodation during our tours in Mongolia ...

Discovery tour


Travelling in Mongolia is a unique experience, but it can also be sometimes challenging, as you travel through remote and wild regions.

It is essential that you choose carefully your tour. Read our dedicated page to know how to prepare for your tour in Mongolia.

> How to choose your trip in Mongolia ...

Tour Reviews


Your travel expert - Claire

"This aptly-named tour is a concentrate of Mongolia. It is perfect if you can just travel for one week, or if you are travellning with the Transmongolian train for example."

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