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  • Private Tour Code: P7-2
  • Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
  • Availability: 15 May - 01 Oct
  • Trip from: Ulaanbaatar
  • Price: from US$ 1,180 p/p
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Mongolia Travel Map and 7 days tour in Central Mongolia

Tour Highlights:

  • Perfect for first-time visitors keen to discover the rich history, culture and beautiful nature of Mongolia
  • During this trip, we will explore the Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape including Kharkhorin (Karakorum) which was an ancient capital of Mongol Empire, Erdene Zuu the oldest Buddhist Monastery, Bayan Gobi sand dunes known as mini Gobi, Excursion to see the Przewalski’s wild horses in their natural habitat at Hustai National Park, Beautiful scenery of Terelj National Park and visit Genghis Khan’s State Complex which is the biggest equestrian statue in the world.
  • Also, you will have the opportunity to experience an authentic nomadic lifestyle and camel riding.

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 01:  Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Day 02:  Bayan Gobi sand dunes & camel trail
Day 03:  Karakorum & Erdene Zuu Monastery
Day 04:  Hustai National Park (Wild Horse Park)
Day 05:  Terelj National Park trip & horse riding
Day 06:  Genghis Khan’s Statue Complex – Ulaanbaatar city trip
Day 07:  Departure

DATE & PRICE

Private Tour – Price 2020/21

US$ 1,180 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 15 May and 01 Oct!

What’s included in the Price?

  • Private English-speaking guide at all times,
  • 6 nights’ accommodation based on twin/double (Hotel 4*) and twin share (Tourist camp)
  • All meals as listed: Breakfast – 6, Lunch – 5, Dinner – 5,
  • Private Transfers/Transport with comfortable vehicles
  • All entrance fees are as mentioned in the program
  • A Cultural Show - featuring traditional performances,
  • Camel riding at the Bayang Gobi sand dunes ~1 hour
  • Horse riding at Terelj National Park ~ 1 hour,
  • 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

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

Bayan Gobi sand dunes & camel trail

In the morning at 8am our trip starts to Bayan Gobi magnificent sand dunes – surrounded by hills with willow trees, streams and bushes, and appear as a small desert in the center of the country. This sand dune is 80km long and the widest part of the sand dune is 9-10 km.
After check-in and lunch time, we will take some personal refreshment in Ger camp.
In the afternoon, we will visit local camel herder family in their Ger, explore their unique nomadic lifestyle. Its chance to try drinking Hormog (fermented Mongolian camel milk).
The 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 and can carry on without water for a month. Bet, you never rode a Bactrian camel, riding a Bactrian camel is much more comfortable than the camel in Sahara, India or anywhere else. Its two humps support you from both sides and easy pace will comfort you so much. Dinner and overnight at the Ger camp near the sand dunes.
Accommodation: Tourist camp. Meals: B, L, D.

DAY 03

Karakorum & Erdene Zuu Buddhist Monastery

After breakfast, take around 1.5 hrs.’ drive to Kharkhorin, a small village, and one of the country’s major tourist destinations. Historically known as Karakorum, which was an ancient capital of Mongolia Empire founded by Genghis Khan in 1220. Also, Karakorum was one of the most important cities in the history of the Silk Road.
There, we will visit the museum of Karakorum and learn more about the beautiful ancient Karakorum city and Genghis Khan.
Continue to visit the magnificent and the oldest Buddhist Monastery complex of Erdenezuu, built in the 16th century, with 108 buddhis stupas. Here you can see interesting listen to monk chanting Buddhist sutras.
Afterwards, return to the Tourist camp for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Tourist camp. Meals: B, L, D.

DAY 04

Hustai National Park & Wild Horse Park

Depart for Hustai National Park. This area is home to the Mongolian wild horse known as Perzevalski horse (Takhi) with a unique landscape that features mountain and steppe.
Lunch and check-in at tourist camp near the National Park.
In the afternoon, we visit the information center and learn familiar with the national park and wild horse.
Take a short drive and walking to see the horses in their natural habitat. There is a great opportunity to take photos for these endangered horses. If you are lucky, you can see fox, deer, roe deer, eagle, and more animals and birds…
Accommodation: Tourist camp. Meals: B, L, D.

DAY 05

Terelj National Park trip & Horse riding 

After breakfast, drive towards to Terelj National Park. It’s one of the most visited national parks in Mongolia. You can see the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones; some of them look quite similar to turtles.
After check-in and lunch at the Ger camp, we will take short drive to 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. This small hike is seen as a ritual to cleanse one’s sins. From the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking the Terelj National Park.
Also, we will visit local nomadic family to experience firsthand how people live the country side, 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.
Mongolia is the best destination for horse riding trip and especially Terelj national park is the best recommended place for horse trek. After given preliminary instructions, orientation about horse riding, we will discover around nature from horseback for one hour.
Accommodation: Tourist camp. Meals: B, L, D.

DAY 06

Genghis Khan’s Statue Complex – Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. On the way, we will 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, we use an elevator or walk to the head of the horse through chest and back neck of the horse, where we can have farseeing and good panorama view over the complex area.
After lunch at a local restaurant in the city, we will start guided city tour and visit Genghis Khan’s square & Parliament House and National Museum of Mongolia to get an overview of Mongolia’s history and culture. Examine on nomadic life, including Stone and Bronze Age artifacts, traditional costumes, and sacred relics.
Next, we will visit “Gandan” Monastery, Mongolia’s largest functioning Buddhist monastery. Listen to the horns calling lamas and monks to temple, and capture the monks’ daily rituals while visiting the adjoining Megjid Janraisig and Temples. The temple houses feature a 26-meter-high majestic gilded statue of Megjid Janraisig.
Our next highlight is a famous cultural show in the city, which is featuring traditional performances by singers, dancers and contortionists. It’s a great chance to hear Khöömii (throat singing) and see some fabulous costumes.
After dinner, transferred to the hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel 4*. Meals: B, L, D.

DAY 07

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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FAQ & HELP

  • 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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