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  • Private Tour Code: P10-2
  • Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
  • Availability: 25 Jun - 10 Sep
  • Trip from: Ulaanbaatar
  • Price: from US$ 2,860 p/p
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Mongolia Travel Map 10 days tour in Mongolia

Tour Highlights:

  • This classic tour covers the major destination and must-see attractions in Mongolia
  • Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
  • Suitable for first-time visitors experience the combination of the history, culture and nature of Mongolia
  • Relaxing in wild nature and exploring the Mongolian nomadic lifestyle… Horseback and camel riding, climb to sand dunes, hiking and driving through the wilderness are the main activities.

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 01:  Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
Day 02:  Flight to Gobi Desert – Bayanzag (flaming cliffs)
Day 03:  Khongor sand dunes, the biggest sand dune in Gobi
Day 04:  Dungenee canyon & Yol Valley in Gobi
Day 05:  Flight back to Ulaanbaatar – Half day city tour
Day 06:  Flight to Murun town, Northern Mongolia – Khovsgol Lake
Day 07:  Full day at Khovsgol Lake
Day 08:  Fly back to Ulaanbaatar – Terelj National Park
Day 09:  Genghis Khan’s Statue Complex – Ulaanbaatar city tour
Day 10:  Departure

DATE & PRICE

Private Tour – Price 2020/21

US$ 2,860 per person

* A private tour price is based on a group of 2 adults sharing one room.
* If there are more people in your group of family or friends there will be more discounts.
* This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan between 25 Jun and 10 Sep!

What’s included in the Price?

  • Private English-speaking local guides at all times,
  • 9 nights’ accommodation based on twin/double (Hotel 4*) and twin/double share (Tourist camps with private bathroom)
  • All meals as listed: Breakfast – 9, Lunch – 8, Dinner – 8,
  • Private Transfers/Transport with comfortable vehicles
  • Domestic flights/airfare to/from the Gobi Desert & Khuvsgul Lake
  • All entrance fees are as mentioned in the program
  • A Cultural Show - featuring traditional performances,
  • Camel riding in the Gobi Desert ~1 hour
  • Horse riding at Khovsgol ~ half day (2-3 hours),
  • Complementary drink water during the tour
  • All service charge, local and Gov’t tax
  • Visa invitation letter, if required

What’s NOT included in the Price?

  • Visa to Mongolia (Get in advance),
  • International flights &Travels insurance
  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • Tipping and other personal expenses
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excess luggage charges – 1.5$ per kg for internal flights

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 01

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Welcome to Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by Amicus driver in the arrivals hall at the international airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure and have a good rest to recover from the jet lag. If you feel like going for a walk and checking out places nearby, feel free to ask the hotel receptionist for recommendations.
Accommodation: Hotel 4*. Meals: None

DAY 02

Flight to Gobi Desert – Bayanzag (Flaming cliffs), Gobi

In early morning, you will be transferred to the city airport for morning flight to Gobi Desert (~1.5 hours). Upon arrival, your local Gobi tour guide meet you and depart to the Bayanzag which is a famous for the first discovery of fossilized dinosaurs.
Bayanzag is also well known for red tall hillocks formed as a result of wind and water erosion which look like fire in the middle of the desert from distance.
When we arrive at Ger camp, we will watch interesting video about how Roy Chapman Andrews and American expedition discovered the first dinosaur eggs from Bayanzag and transferred dinosaur skeletons on the camel back through Gobi Desert. Their findings proved to the world that dinosaurs laid eggs.
Then we will take 5min drive to the Flaming cliffs and wander on the red hillocks. We will find bones of dinosaurs around Bayanzag. White fossilized bones are still found nowadays. Return back ger camp and overnight.
Accommodation: Tourist camp. Meals: B, L, D.

DAY 03

Khongor sand dunes, the biggest sand dunes in Gobi

On this day, our trip will continue driving west to the extraordinary sand dunes of Khongor. This is one of the most scenic areas of Gobi. The dunes rise abruptly from the plain, in some places reaching a height of 300 meters, and extend over an area between 2-12 km in width and 180 km in length.
Upon we arrive, we will have lunch and relax at cozy Ger camp until Gobi hot temperature decrease.
In the evening, we will visit camel herder family in their Ger, and explore their unique nomadic lifestyle. Its chance to try drinking Hormog (fermented Mongolian camel milk). Then we will ride a camel.
The Khongor Sand Dunes are the perfect place for camel riding. We will discover this magnificent place on camel back. Mongolia is home to 2/3 of the two-humped Bactrian camels in the world. It is a gentle, calm and extraordinary patient animal.
Afterwards, we will hike and climb up to the Singing Dune, one of the highest dunes. From the top of the sand dunes, the view of the desert is awesome and amazing sunshine panorama of sand dunes. When it is windy some of the dunes give a strange sound like the engines of an aero plane, for which they are named the “singing dunes”. The Khongoryn River flows along the sand dunes and gives birth to oases.
Accommodation: Tourist camp. Meals: B, L, D.

DAY 04

Dungenee Canyon & Yol valley in Gobi

After breakfast, we will go ahead to Yol valley (Eagle or Vulture valley) situated in “Three beauties of Gobi” Mt. National Park. This valley is originally established to conserve birdlife in the region. But it’s now more famous for its dramatic scenery in the middle of the Gobi Desert with a meter’s thick ice almost all year around, except late summer.
After lunch at local restaurant at Bayandalai village, we will drive through Dungenee Canyon and reach at the Yol valley. There we will do hiking through grassy meadows, small streams, long and narrow valley with sheltered by high cliff walls, sunlight bouncing off amazing rocks, covered with wild flowers and Gobi plants. You may be lucky enough to spot wild sheep and goat, grazing high on the cliff walls.
After visit and explore the national park, we will take one hour drive to the Dalanzadgad town and transfer to the Khan Uul Hotel.
Accommodation: Tourist camp. Meals: B, L, D.

DAY 05

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar & half day city tour

In early morning, we will be transferred to the local airport for morning flight to Ulaanbaatar. This flight takes 1.5hrs.
On arrival in the city airport, we will start our city tour and visit “Gandan” Monastery, Mongolia’s largest functioning Buddhist monastery including the Mongolian Buddhist University. The highlight of visiting to Gandan is 26-meter-high majestic gilded indoor statue of Megjid Janraisig.
After lunch, we will visit Sukhbaatar square which is lies at the heart of the city surrounded by important buildings such as government palace, banks and theaters and post office. There is an equestrian statue of Sukhbaatar and a massive Bronze statue of Genghis khan with his four warriors in front of Parliament House.
Continue to visit Museum of Mongolian National History – the museum presents Mongolian history and culture from prehistoric times to the present day. Afterwards, transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation: Tourist camp. Meals: B, L, D.

DAY 06

Khovsgol Lake National Park, Northern Mongolia

Today, we will take flight to Murun, the center of Northern Province. Upon arrival at local airport, we will drive to Khuvsgul Lake, known as “The Dark Blue Pearl”. Lake Khovsgol is the Mongolia’s largest and second-most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia and 1% of all the fresh water in the world. While we driving towards the Khovsgol Lake, we will see hundreds of grazing livestock and wild life of northern region of Mongolia.
After lunch and check-in at the Ger camp, we will explore the Khovsgol Lake National Park. Relaxing free time offers us the opportunity to explore the surroundings, hiking in the surrounding hills, swimming in the lake and enjoy the natural beauty of the region. The Lake water is crystal clear blue, surrounded by deep forest and magnificent mountains.
Accommodation: Tourist Ger camp. Meals: B, L, D.

DAY 07

Full day at Khovsgol Lake

Khovsgol province is home to the southernmost indigenous reindeer herding people (Tsaatan) in the world. This day tour is not complete without a visiting to reindeer herders family.
In the morning, we will saddle our horses to explore the national park on horseback and ride to meet a reindeer herder family. Depending on your experience, an appropriate horse will be selected for you. Also, it’s available to drive, if you don’t want to do horse riding.
We will meet reindeer herders and explore their life style, custom and sacraments. Reindeer herders practice shamanism and live in teepees. They are the last reindeer herders who survived for thousands of years inhabiting the remotest subarctic taiga, moving between 5 and 10 times a year.
In the afternoon is free time for you to be on your own. There is great opportunity to hiking, kayaking or just enjoy at wild nature to take photos. Also, you can ride motor-boat around the lake.
Accommodation: Tourist camp. Meals: B, L, D.

DAY 08

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar – Terelj National Park trip

This morning, transfer to the local airport for return flight to Ulaanbaatar. On the way, we will visit Khatgal village and explore the village’s life, market and main port of the lake.
Upon arrival in the city, drive to Terelj National Park, this is one of the most visited national parks in Mongolia which is by its natural beauty, forested alpine mountains and interesting rock formations (Massive woolsack weather conditions) very well known.
In afternoon, we will see Turtle Rock – interesting rock formation looking like a turtle and visit Ariyabal meditation temple – surrounded by scenic mountains with massive rock formations and sits at top of the mountain. From the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking the Terelj National Park.
In the evening, we will enjoy visiting the local nomad family to experience firsthand how people live in the country side and a lifestyle which has not changed for centuries. Here you can help the herders with their daily tasks to get an idea of how nomadic people alongside of their livestock.
Accommodation: Tourist Ger camp. Meals: B, L, D.

DAY 09

Genghis Khan’s Statue Complex – Ulaanbaatar city tour

After breakfast, we will return to Ulaanbaatar. On the way visit “Genghis Khan Statue Complex” which is currently the biggest (40m high) equestrian statue in the world. There is a recreation area, restaurants, and souvenir shops occupy the base structure. From here, you can ascend to the head of the horse using an elevator. There you have a good panoramic view over the complex area and the scenery beyond. You are now definitely in Genghis Khan’s country!
After lunch in the city, we will visit Bogd Khan Palace museum – the complex was a residence of 8th Bogd Javzandamba in 19th century, the head of Mongolian religion. The palace consists of seven Summer Prayer temples and the winter palace.
Continue to visit Zaisan Memorial Hill is located in the south side of Ulaanbaatar City, right beside the Bogd Khan Mountain having a best view of the city and surrounding hills.
Afterwards, free for your choice. You can be transferred to the hotel for rest and refreshment or go shopping for souvenirs and local products, your guide will be ready to serve you for that. Suggested shopping places are State department store, famous “Gobi” cashmere factory store and “Naran Tuul” Black market.
At 6pm, we will visit “Wonders of Mongolia” folklore show by famous Tumen-Ekh ensemble – is one of the most successful folk art groups to share traditional Mongolian music with the world, having traveled to over 40 countries.
After farewell dinner at “Bd’s Mongolian Barbeque” international chain restaurant, transferred to the hotel.
Accommodation: Tourist camp. Meals: B, L, D.

DAY 10

Departure

You will be free at leisure in your hotel or wander around on your own until being escorted to the Chinggis Khaan International Airport for your departure flight home. End of service. Meal: Breakfast

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  • If you would like to book this trip, please send us your request.
  • A deposit of 20% of the total tour price is required to book and confirm this trip.
  • The balance must be paid at least 30 days prior to departure.

Deposit:

  • We accept online payments with Master/Visa/AMEX cards only as a deposit to confirm the trip.

Balance payment:

  • You should pay the balance to us by wire transfer. Usually it takes 2-3 working days until payment reach in our account.
  • Western Union is the fastest way to pay us. We can get your payment in a few minutes once you send the money.
  • Cash payment is only accepted in exceptional cases.

You will stay in a good 4-star hotel in Ulaanbaatar. An upgrade is possible on request!
During the excursion in the countryside, you will stay in Tourist Ger camps.
Tourist Camp is a kind of hotel that serves customers with Ger (Yurt) instead of a hotel room and always located at the best viewing spot. It’s the most popular accommodation type for a countryside trip in Mongolia that consists of 30-40 Gers (Mongolian traditional yurt), a restaurant and some entertainment facilities.
Most visitors happy to stay in Ger, which provide an authentic taste of Mongolian culture and adventure, their most enjoyable experience in Mongolia.
More information and pictures: What is the Tourist camp?

During your trip in Mongolia, you will be served mainly European dishes and sometimes authentic Mongolian foods. Lunch and dinner consist of 3-4 courses (soup and/or salad, main course, dessert) and bottled water.
If you require special meals due to religious, medical limitation and vegetarian food, please inform us so that arrangements can be made in advance.

Car: A good car is an important part of your comfort trip in Mongolia. There will be a good 4×4 car for this trip based on the number of people in your group.


Road:
The asphalted roads are 40% and the unpaved roads are 60%.
During the trip, it takes approximately 2-6 hours driving (80-280km) from one to next destination depending on road and weather condition on each driving day. But it is not nonstop drive! We can take a short stop frequently everywhere along the road for photographs, toilets, stretch and meet with local nomads.

  • 1st best months: June, July and August.
  • 2nd best months: May and September.

More information: The Best time to visit Mongolia

Hiking boots and sandals, waterproof jacket, raincoat, umbrella, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable shoe, insect repellent, sunscreen, and prescription medication (if required).
Gear: Camera, binoculars, flashlight and travel lamp. Some Tourist camps do not have 24-hour electricity. It is therefore recommended to bring your own travel lamp!

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