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Nomadic Life Experience - Special family tour

Why you'll love this tour ...


  • This tour has been specially designed for families with children: short transfers, horseback riding and "a la carte" activities.
  • A very balanced tour with cultural visits, horseback riding in the Orkhon Valley, camel ride in the Bayan Gobi, search for the wild Przewalski's horses and encounters with nomadic families.
  • 100% accommodation in yurts (outside Ulan Bator): 3 nights in yurt camps with showers + 4 nights in a nomadic family's yurt.
  • "Nomadic experience": 4 full days with a nomadic family to experience their traditional way of life.
  • 100% financial guarantee for your tour in Mongolia.

Dates and Rates

Each tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 3 persons.
Guide From To  Rate /pers.  Status
  On request from May to Sept. 2024 1930 € Minimum 3 pers.


*What is a Guaranteed Departure?

After taking time off work, booking your flights and arranging for your neighbour to feed the cat, the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled because of a lack of people on your tour. Our guaranteed departures give you the peace of mind to book the tour that suits you.

A guaranteed departure means that the tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled for lack of participation. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or other similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control.



For children who are under 12 years old during the tour: -100 €


+ 150 € / pers. (2 nights in Ulan Bator only).
This single room supplement applies if you want a single room in Ulan Bator.
No single supplement is due if you are OK to share your room with another person (same gender) even if we do not find another person willing to share.



Day 1: Grouped transfer from Ulan Bator Airport on arrival of Turkish Airlines flight (usually around 07:10 am depending on the season). You can book any flight landing before Turkish Airlines flight.
If you are already in Ulan Bator, the meeting point is in the lobby of the hotel at 12:00.
Day 10: Grouped transfer to Ulan Bator airport on time for Turkish Airlines flights.

Please wait for our written agreement on your flight schedule before buying your tickets.


The rate is based on 5 persons.
Groups of 3 & 4 persons: + 200 € / pers.
Applies to the 4 first persons booked. When the 5th person is booked the supplement is refunded for all travellers.



Tour and visits as described, horse riding with the nomads, camel ride, full board from lunch of day 1 to breakfast of day 10 except 1 dinner, English speaking translator, Russian 4x4 with driver, nomadic equestrian guide, financial guarantee of your deposits.



International flights, 1 dinner, drinks except water, tea and coffee, personal expenses, booking fee (15 €/person), travel insurance, visa if necessary.

Tour itinerary

Yes, it is possible to travel to Mongolia with children!

It is even one of the best ways to socialize with nomadic families, since children are ubiquitous here. Yours will be greeted with joy and curiosity ...

And what a wonderful experience to share so much emotion and beauty with your family! Believe us, this tour has been tried and trusted with our own children, aged 8 and 10 on the pictures ...

Of course, we must take into account the specific needs of your children and we studied their journey to ensure maximum variety (visits, horse or camel rides, encounters with nomads ... ) with the shortest possible transfers.

Day 1: Ulan Bator

Welcome to Mongolia!

Your English or French speaking translator is waiting for you at Ulan Bator airport at the arrival of Turkish Airlines flight for a grouped transfer. You can book any flight landing before Turkish Airlines flight. If you are already in Ulan Bator, you can join the group at 12:00 in the lobby of the hotel.

Lunch in Ulan Bator.

Visit of the Gandantegchinlin Monastery with its impressive golden Buddha Statue.

At the end of the afternoon, time off at the hotel to recover from the tiredness of the journey (the time difference is generally felt very strongly and makes it difficult to visit after 4pm).

Dinner and overnight at a 3* hotel (twin room).


Day 2: Ulan Bator - Hustai National Park

Breakfast, and transfer to Hustai National Park.

Lunch at the Hustai yurt camp.

In the afternoon, we go on a drive in the Park with our 4x4 vehicle to try and find the Takhi, the wild Przewalski's horses.

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


Day 3: Hustai National Park - Kharkhorin (Karakorum)

Breakfast and drive to Karakorum, picnic lunch en route.

Visit of Erdene Zuu Monastery.

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


Day 4: Orkhon Valley

After breakfast, we drive on the dirt tracks of the Orkhon Valley.

Picnic lunch en route.

Along the way, we stop at the Tovkhon Monastery. A short hike (about 1 hour up and 45 mn down - you can rent horses if you want) is necessary to reach the Monastery.

At the end of the day, we reach the yurt camp of the nomadic family who will welcome us during 4 days.

Night in a guest yurt close to the one of our nomadic friends.

During 3 nights, we will sleep in a "guest-yurt" close to our 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...


Days 5 and 6 : Nomadic life experience in the Orkhon Valley (nomad family)

These two days are devoted to horse riding and discovering the traditional lifestyle of the nomads of Mongolia.

The program is very flexible, the idea is to let you very free so you can tailor your activities according to your desires. The horses are at your disposal, as well as your translator and the equestrian guides of the nomadic family, so you can ride when you want.

The nomads adapt the pace to your riding ability. It is possible for example to plan a horse ride for beginners in the morning and another one in the afternoon for riders with a faster pace.

Similarly, your vehicle and driver are at your disposal if you want to visit a place which can not be reached in a day on horseback.

Do not be overwhelmed by the tours and horseback rides, try to take the time to sit quietly in camp, playing with children, helping to care for the herd if you want ... to really appreciate the unique lifestyle and the sweetness of life in the wilderness among the herds.

We can participate in their daily 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

However, we recommend that you go at least for one horse ride to the most famous Orkhon Falls.

The last evening, our hosts will prepare a traditional specialty, the Khorkhog, the "Mongolian barbecue".

Nights in a guest yurt close to the one of our nomadic friends.


Day 7: Orkhon Valley - Khogno Khan Park (Bayan-Gobi)

Last morning with our nomadic family.

After lunch, it's time to say goodbye to our host family.

Always a difficult moment because we have forged real friendship for a few days out of time

Transfer to Khogno Khan Park.

We will enjoy a camel ride in the dunes of the "Mini Gobi", and a visit of the Ovgon Khiid Monastery.

Dinner and night in the guest-yurt of another nomadic family.


Day 8: Khogno Khan Park

Full day in Khogno Khan Park (Bayan Gobi Desert), to discover this new environment.

We can ride horses, walk in the dunes, or hike to a remote ancient monastery in the mountains. Only a few stones remain but they are full of tragic stories.

Meals included.

Night in a guest yurt close to our nomadic family.


Day 9: Khogno Khan Park - Ulan Bator

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

Lunch on the way.

The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to shopping in stores downtown where you will find traditional clothing and objects of daily life.

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 Nine hotel or similar (3* - twin room).

Day 10: Ulan Bator

Breakfast and transfer to airport on time for Turkish Airlines flights.



Practical Information


Day 1: Grouped transfer from Ulan Bator Airport on arrival of Turkish Airlines flight (usually around 07:10am depending on the season).
If you are already in Ulan Bator, the meeting point is in the lobby of the hotel at 12:00.
Day 10: Grouped transfer to Ulan Bator airport on time for Turkish Airlines flights.


Language: English speaking translator.

Group size: 3-10 persons.


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

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

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

Horses and Equestrian Ability

This tour is for beginners and novice riders.

A horse will be at your disposal during your stay with the nomads, and your translator will accompany you on horseback if you want to try this activity.

Tour Reviews

Your travel expert - Sabine

"A wonderful experience to share with your family. Our company's managers created this tour for their own children, tried and trusted!"


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IMPORTANT - Flights in Mongolia

Be aware that very few airlines go to Mongolia, flights are therefore quickly fully booked, especially between June and September. Book at least 6 months in advance to have the best air fares.
If your luggage has been delayed, the airlines do NOT deliver it in Mongolia, they keep it available in Ulan Bator. If your tour has already started, and you are already in the Orkhon Valley for example, it can be very expensive to deliver it.
We can do it for you at extra cost:
- 50 € for a delivery inside Ulan Bator
- 100 € for a delivery in Hustai
- 200 € for a delivery in Khogno Khan
- 300 € for a delivery in Karakorum, the Orkhon Valley or Arkhangai
- 400 € for a delivery at Lake Khövsgöl or in the Gobi Desert
This cost includes the driver & the vehicle for 1 or 2 days depending on the distance + fuel for the vehicule for the round trip + meals and accommodation for the driver if the roundtrip is more than 1 day.
If your flight is late, the same rates apply if you need a private transfer.