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Wonders of Asia Tour

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Wonders of Asia Tour
13 days / 12 nights

Price:

from $2,950

Tour code:

ATM-34

Destination:

China, Beijing tour - Terra-Cotta Warriors in Xian - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia- Khustain Nuruu N.P - Genghis Khan’s Statue Complex-Terelj N.P -Gobi & Eagle valley-Khongor sand dunes -Bayan zag

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In Brief

     Beijing, the capital of China, is the center of Chinese policy, economy and culture. So this tour is designed for people who want to experience the ancient and modern capital city of Beijing and its magnificent Great Wall - Mutianyu, Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and other scenic spots, so that you can know more Chinese history and culture. Wandering through the Hutong, you may gain a glimpse of characteristic local culture. The special Beijing Duck dinner will also make this trip unforgettable.
After visit and explore the Beijing, we will take a train to Xian. Xian, called Chang'an in ancient China is one of the most important and convenient travel hubs in central and western China and famous in the world for Terra Cotta Army Warriors.
     Mongolia is the homeland of Genghis Khan, a place with incredible natural scenery and of nomadic people that still live as they have done for thousands of year. Discover the cultural historical and natural wonders in this exotic and distant land--Mongolia. Explore its rich heritage and fascinating customs on one of the most amazing holiday experiences you will ever have.
The trip covers the best travel destinations including Gobi desert- famous for its wealth of dinosaur fossils, one of the few remaining unscarred areas on earth, Khongor - towering sand dunes with green meadows; known as the "singing sands", Sparsely habited: silence - endless vast steppe with dancing mirages, famous Bayanzag - flaming cliffs, most interesting National Parks - all these contrasts await you!.
Relaxing in wild nature and explore nomadic life style... driving, walking, camel riding and climbing to sand dunes are the main activities.

 

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Beijing – Transfer to the Hilton Wangfujing Hotel
Day 02: Explore Ancient Capital of Beijing
Day 03: Tour Great Wall of China
Day 04: One Day tour to Terra-Cotta Warriors in Xian
Day 05: Be A Beijinger!
Day 06: Departure for Mongolia. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, half day city tour.
Day 07: Khustain Nuruu National Park (Wild horse Park)
Day 08: Genghis Khan’s Statue Complex-Terelj National Park-Ulaanbaatar
Day 09: Flight to South Gobi - Eagle valley-Khongor sand dunes
Day 10: Free relaxing, visit local nomad family- Camel Riding at the Khongor Sand Dunes
Day 11: Bayan zag (famous Flaming cliffs)
Day 12: Fly back to Ulaanbaatar, half day city tour
Day 13: Departure


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In Detail

Detailed Itinerary:

 

Day 01: Arrive in Beijing, China - Explore Ancient Capital of Beijing
Arrive at night in Beijing, the capital of China by international flight. Our experienced English speaking guide will meet you at the luggage claim area and transfer you to Hilton Wangfujing Hotel.
Day 02: Arrive in Beijing, China - Explore Ancient Capital of Beijing
Breakfast in hotel. Beijing was once the capital of ancient China for more than 700 years from Yuan Dynasty (1271 A.D) after the Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan. The tour today will take you to explore the monuments of this ancient capital. Firstly you will come to Tiananmen Square that is the largest one in the world and there were many important political movements taking place here. On the north of the square is the Forbidden City that is the world’s largest imperial complex with red walls where 24 Chinese emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1921) once lived. In 1987 it was named as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. You will have a walk tour through it and then come to the Jingshan Park where you will take a bird’s view of the Forbidden City. Jingshan Park was the imperial park of the royal families in Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, now becomes a public park for local people and visitors. In the afternoon you will enjoy free time at Wangfujing Street that’s the most famous in Beijing. (B, L)
Day 03: Tour Great Wall (Mutianyu) of China
Breakfast in hotel. You're not a true man until you get to the Mutianyu Great Wall! Great Wall came into existence since the Chinese nations were united by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in B.C. 220, and then continuously built by following dynasties (till 1644) over the mountains from east to west to prevent the invasions from the northern tribes. Undoubtedly this man-made wonder became the world’s largest military structure and the symbol of Chinese civilization. It’s a place for heroes. After the local lunch, you will get back to city and have a stop by the Olympic venues like Bird’s Nest and Water Cube for photo opportunities. In the afternoon you will enjoy a leisure time at Summer Palace, the best and the biggest imperial garden in China. The garden came into existence in the 1750s and had once been a summer resort for the emperors of Qing Dynasty with gardens, art galleries, pavilions, bridges, lakes, hills, temples, etc. Unfortunately all those treasures could not elude the rampages of the Anglo-French Allied Force and was destroyed by fire in 1860s. In 1992 it was listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Overnight at Hilton Wangfujing Hotel.
(Please request hotel to prepare packed breakfast for tomorrow morning). (B, L)
Day 04: One Day tour to Terra-Cotta Warriors in Xian
Please request packed breakfast from hotel. In the early morning, transfer to airport for flight to Xian.
Upon arrival, meet and drive to the Terra-Cotta Army Museum, buried underground to guard the afterlife of Emperor Qin Shi Huang from 2200 years ago near his pyramid mausoleum. There are more than 8,000 life-size terra cotta figures of soldiers and horses excavated from this area. They are all displayed in the practical battle formation in 3 pits respectively. The Terra Cotta Army is now regarded as the Eighth Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Heritage. Lunch will be arranged at a restaurant to eat local noodles. After that you will be transferred back to airport (if time available a quick look at Xian City) for your flight back to Beijing. Meet and transfer to Wangfujing Hilton Hotel. (B, L)
Day 05: Be A Beijinger!
Breakfast in hotel. It’s an interesting experience to touch the local lifestyle in China. In the morning let’s join in the local morning exercise at park of Temple of Heaven. Some play Taiji and dance; some do gym exercises and play Jianzi; others fly kites or play cards and many more activities – another new day begins! After that you will visit the Temple of Heaven where emperors once prayed for good harvests and the Panjiayuan Antique Market,. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour to visit the local alleys and backstreets – Hutongs.is regarded as the last embodiment of old Beijing spirit. “Go-to-Hutongs” now becomes a call for those who would like to meet the Beijing local residence, learn their true life and look back upon the old Beijing stories. Rickshaw is available but optional for visiting the Hutong for those who do not like to walk. Then enjoy your free time at the neighboring Shichahai Lake Area where, once the entertainment center from Qing Dynasty now is highlighted by bars, restaurants and beautiful scenery. Overnight at Hilton Wangfujing Hotel. (Please request hotel to prepare packed breakfast for tomorrow morning).
Day 06: Zai-Jian Beijing! Departure for Mongolia.
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, half day city tour.
Check out at the hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Ulaanbaatar. Trip ends in China.
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar City, transfer to White House Hotel. After some personal refreshment in the hotel, we will start guided city tour. Visit Gandan monastery- the Buddhist center of Mongolia, Museum of National History and Sukhbaatar square. Stay overnight at White House Hotel.
(Packed breakfast from hotel and Dinner in the “Modern Nomads” restaurant)
Day 07: Khustain Nuruu National Park (Wild horse Park)
Your guide and driver will be meet you and pick up from hotel at 9.00a.m. Drive to Khustain Nuruu National Park (Wild horse Park). Arrive in information center at the entrance of park and visit museum, and watch the videos about national park's flora, fauna and wild horse.
After lunch, we will take short drive to see for wild horse Takhi. There is great opportunity to take photo for wild nature and wild animals. If you are lucky, you can see fox, deer, roe deer, eagle, and more animals and birds… Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp. (B, L, D)
Day 08: Genghis Khan’s Statue Complex-Terelj National Park-Ulaanbaatar
Today we will drive towards Terelj National Park. It's one of the most visited national parks in Mongolia. On the way we will visit “Genghis Khan Statue Complex” which is over 42 meter tall statue and farsighted Genghis Khan hold a golden whip in his right hand.
After lunch at restaurant in Genghis Khan Statue, we will take a short drive to Turtle Rock and Meditation temple in Terelj National Park. You will explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones; some of them look quite similar to turtles. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and stay overnight in White House Hotel. (B, L)
Day 09: Flight to South Gobi - Eagle valley-Khongor sand dunes.
Check out at the hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Dalanzadgad, center town of the Southern province. Our local English speaking guide and driver will meet you at airport and drive to Yolyn Am (Eagle Valley). We will visit Gurvan Saikhan National Park in South Gobi. At its entrance we will visit a small museum of Natural History to get acquainted with the flora and fauna of the National Park as well as with some dinosaur bones and eggs found in the Province. We will drive another 10 km to the parking area and a pleasant hike thru the Yolyn Am (Lammergeier Valley) will take us to a gorge with ice that exists for most of the year. This valley is famous for its breathtaking beauty and astonishing scenery - the thick ice in the middle of the Gobi. After lunch, we will drive west to the extraordinary sand dunes of Khongoryn Els. This is one of the most scenic areas of the Province. In the evening, we will climb up to the Singing Dune, one of the highest dunes, to see the breathtaking view of the surrounding area and slide back on a plastic bag if you have one handy. The moving sand in the wind or when walked on gives out a definite note and makes a noise similar to an airplane passing by, that's why this particular part of the dunes is called "Singing" or "Sounding" would be more precise.
Stay overnight at the “Juulchin Gobi”-II tourist Ger camp near the dunes. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Visit local nomad family- Camel riding at the Khongor Sand Dunes
We will stay at the Sand Dunes another day to discover this magnificent place on camelback. 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. The Khongor Sand Dunes are the perfect place for camel riding. 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, that you might fall asleep after a while. But don’t fall asleep; see the spectacular view of the surrounding area. Relax and free time for half day. Stay overnight at the “Juulchin Gobi”-II tourist Ger camp near the dunes. (B, L, D)
Day 11: Bayan zag (famous Flaming cliffs) – Relax and free time
Today we will drive to Bayanzag. In early 1920s an American expedition in search of ancient human remains led by Roy Chapman Andrews discovered accidentally dinosaur fossils and eggs at Bayanzag locally known as a place rich in saksaul trees. In the western world, this area is well known for the number of unearthed dinosaur remains as Flaming Cliffs penned by Andrews for the red tall rocks formed as a result of wind and water erosion. We will find an egg of dinosaurs around Bayanzag. White fossilized bones are still found nowadays. In late afternoon, we will drive to “Juulchin Gobi”-I tourist Ger camp for overnight /80km/. (B, L, D)
Day 12: Fly back to Ulaanbaatar, half day city tour
Early morning, we drive to Dalanzadgad town for fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive at 10:25 a.m I Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your hotel. Free time and relax in White House Hotel.
In afternoon, we will shop for souvenirs and local products.
In evening, we will attend “Wonders of Mongolian Art” folk art concert by “Tumen Ekh” National Folk Song and Dance Ensemble. Farewell dinner at “BD’s Mongolia” Grill Restaurant.  Stay overnight at White House Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 13: Departure
Free at leisure until transferring to Chinggis Khaan International Airport to take departure flight.

(B-Breakfast, L- Lunch & D-Dinner)

Date, Price & FAQ

Tour Date, Price?:

  Tour Availability          Price from                Inquire this tour          
June 01 - September 30 2950 USD
    Possible to customize and choose own dates
                            for private tour!

 


What’s included in the Price?

  • English speaking guide and interpreting service China and Mongolia,
  • Private transfers with 4WD Japanese minivan + Experienced drivers in China and Mongolia,
  • Economy class airfares with taxes: Beijing/Xian/Beijing.
  • Economy class airfares with taxes: Ulaanbaatar/Dalanzadgad/Ulaanbaatar.
  • Centrally Located Hotel in Beijing & Ulaanbaatar – 8nights, based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds.
  • Best Tourist Ger camps in countryside - 4 nights, based on two persons sharing one Ger with twin beds
  • All Meals, listed in the itinerary: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner.
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees in China & Mongolia according to the itinerary
  • Camel riding fee in Gobi (over one hour)
  • Bottled water during the tour,
  • Visa invitation letter, if required

What’s Not included in the Price?

  • Visa fees
  • International flight (arriving and leaving Ulaanbaatar)
  • Travel insurance (trip, medical and personal)
  • Daily personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities for guides, drivers and porters

 


AMICUS TRAVEL FAQ ...?

Q: When do I need to pay?
A: If your tour departs within 30 days full payment is required, otherwise a deposit of $200 per person will confirm your booking. But this amount is subject to change. It could possibly be higher, or lower depending on itinerary, trip category and duration. Your personal travel consultant will adjust the amount accordingly.
Initial documents will be emailed to you within 48 hours of confirming your booking.
Final & full payment must be made at least 30 days prior to your departure date.

Q: What are my payment options?
A: For your deposit, we accept Visa, MasterCard. For your tour balance we accept only Bank transfer or cash.

Q: What type of accommodation will we be staying in?
A: According to the Mongolian rating system, 2- 5 star hotels are approved to receive foreign guests. 
Our accommodations are carefully chosen, based on our research, our experience, and feedback from clients, to provide the best combination of high-quality accommodations, affordability, and convenient location.
We give clients the opportunity to stay in a wide range of accommodation, depending on tour from 3* to 5* hotels in Ulaanbaatar and best tourist Ger camps in countryside trip.

Q: What is tourist Ger Camp?
A: It’s most popular accommodation type for countryside trip in Mongolia that consists of 20-30 Gers (Mongolian traditional yurt), a restaurant and some entertainment facilities. Each Ger has 2 to 4 beds and furnished with a table, chairs and a wood-stove. Modern toilet and hot shower facilities is separate block. The restaurant mostly serves with Western and Mongolian meals. Most visitors prefer to stay in Ger, which provide an authentic taste of Mongolian culture and adventure, their most enjoyable experience in Mongolia. 

Q: What meal is included? What is the restaurant like?
A: We select restaurants based on our experiences, client satisfaction, location and cuisine. Normally we include three meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) each day during the whole trip.
In Ulaanbaatar, you can expect a good variety of quality restaurants with international foods. Breakfasts usually are served in western style at the hotel where you stay.
We mostly use following restaurants for lunch & dinner in the city trip: “Modern Nomads”, “bd’s Mongolia Barbeque”, “City Nomads”, “Mirrage” and hotel restaurants in Ulaanbaatar. Lunch & dinners are mostly served in Western food, and sometimes Mongolian food, or a combination.
Outside of the city, we generally eat breakfast and dinner in best tourist Ger camp in their region and some day of longer trip take a packed lunch. Your packed lunch will be carried in appropriate containers to prevent spillage or spoiling. Ger camps serve both Mongolian and international foods, and there will usually be a choice of main dish.

Q: I am a vegetarian; will you provide vegetarian meals for me?
A: Sure, we can always make the arrangement according to your requirements. So if you have any special requirements on your food, please let us know so that we can inform the restaurants beforehand to meet your needs.

Q: How about vehicles and road trips?
A: In 2015, roughly 15% of Mongolian 40600km road is paved and the rest is earth-roads. But, almost 35% of main tourist destinations roads are connected with paved roads. Most travel takes place on the earth-roads, which are gravel, dirt roads and sometimes muddy and bumpy.
On overland tours, we use comfortable, 4WD Korean, Russian, Japanese jeeps and vans. These vehicles are ideally suited on Mongolian countryside roads.
Our drivers are highly experienced; they know their way around the Mongolian countryside including many places which have no road sign and networked roads. They are true professionals.

More read: Mongolia Travel FAQ


Testimonials

Reviews & Feedbacks:

 
Kathleen Cheng
Jamaa, thank you for a well thought out itinerary. It seemed as if you read our minds and knew what we were looking for to experience: culture and nature.
A well planned itinerary requires a good team to implement it and you have a great team to make our adventure memorable.
Khulgee is a very knowledgeable guide. He has a passion for history and it shows in his day to day interaction with us talking about his country. He is a great outdoorsman as well and he accompanied us on all our excursions. In addition, Khulgee is very adaptive and flexible. He knows when to adjust the itinerary to make the best out of the circumstance. He is calm and has a good sense of humour and things are always in order.
Bugi is an amazing driver. He is skillful and he is patient. He takes care of the vehicle, always the first to be at the vehicle and the last to leave it to ensure our ride is most comfortable even during off-road.
Overall, between you, Khulgee and Bugi, Amicus has given us a wonderful experience to cherish forever. I will highly recommend my friends who are interested in visiting Mongolia to go with Amicus.
To those who are reading this and thinking of visiting Mongolia, you will have a great time with Amicus.
Kathleen, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2015 August


Deangelo
"Hey Amicus crew! I had a great time traveling with you in the Gobi. The trip was fantastic. My one year stay in Mongolia wouldn’t have been perfect without this incredible journey. I’ll not forget meeting the nomad families, eating the Khuushur(drinking Mongolian vodka) and having a lot of for with you guys. Thank you Davaa, Ulzii, Jargalmaa, Eric, David, Erwan, Jeff, Micke, and Mr Cool!Mash ikh bayarlalaa (Thank you very much)"
Italy, Sep 04, 2014

 

June Dimalanta
“Quite some time passed since we spent a wonderful time in beautiful Mongolia. This tour was extremely well organized. The local guides were often inspirational, and good food and accommodation meant that everything worked smoothly....
USA, Aug 24, 2013

 

Banbas family
Hi Davaa, "I hope you are well. Our trip was fantastic. Thank you so much for your help.
I'd like to give you some feedback.
The guide in Beijing, Tristan, was fantastic. Helpful, well spoken and a lot of fun.
The guides in Mongolia were great too - especially Bogi in the Gobi.
As you might be aware, we had issues with our flights. We missed the connecting flight to Beijing from Shanghai due to a delay with our Sydney flight and we had our return flight from Xian to Beijing cancelled. Hence, we missed 2 nights at Wangfujing Hilton. I am putting a claim in with my travel insurance and need a letter from hotel confirming this happened and also confirming the cost of the two rooms for each of the nights missed. Could you please organize this for me?
Again, thanks for your help in organizing such a great trip.
Kind regards
Conn Banbas
Australia, July 29, 2014

 

Francine and Chris
“We had a wonderful adventure to the Gobi. Saw many animals, enjoyed our walk on the glacier, up the dunes, ride on camel & horse and staying in Gers. Wonderful weather,…….we cannot wait to return.”
Canada, Aug 04, 2014

 

Lewis
We had a fantastic time! I want to let you know that Tour Company were fantastic. Everything went off like clockwork. The guides, hotels, attractions, and itinerary in both Mongolia and China were fantastic. We had no problems what so ever. The guides were there at the airport or docks to meet us every time on time and their attention to detail was great. They all spoke English very well, had great personalities, were well versed in the history and customs of each area and made us feel welcome and safe. They were informed of our upcoming itinerary plans and discussed these with us as well. Flights within Asia also were great. No delays or cancellations. I would not hesitate to recommend or travel with this company in the future.
Australia, Jul 18, 2014

 

Burke & Amy Bradley
Thanks for your inquiry. What a great trip. I must say the accommodations---hotels and ger camps, the meals-- were much better than I had expected. The guides were wonderful and all instructions were carried out--no problems of any kind. Thanks again.
USA, July 16 2014

 

Cindy Edington
I just wanted to let you know how wonderful it was. The people at Amicus Travel were wonderful and accommodating. The tour guide, Bayara was very informative and caring, we were like his little chicks, with "Follow me" he lead us to some amazing places and sights.
Our driver was incredible, the way he drove through narrow, winding roads, I have to admit, I did brake sometimes. Thank you again!!
USA, July 09, 2014

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