Tailor-made Tours & Small Group Travel to Mongolia

Western Mongolia, Gobi Desert, Eagle Hunting Family, Terelj National Park and 13th century complex (14 days / 13 nights)

Region:
Western, Southern & Central part of Mongolia
Duration:
14 days / 13 nights
Dates:
June 17-30, July 15-28, Aug 1-14, Aug 12-25 and Sep 9-18
Note:
You can combine this trip with Naadam festival or you can make your own trip as you request
Number of travelers:
Min - 2, Max - 16
Price: $2689 for per person
Single supplement: $450

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  • Kharakhorum, site of ancient monasteries and location of the ancient Mongol Empire's capital
  • Experience unique lifestyle of Kazakh family
  • Visiting Eagle hunting Family
  • Explore colorful embroidery and textiles, and their gers
  • Flaming Cliffs in the Gobi, where Roy Chapman Andrews discovered the first dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen
  • Discover the site of the Khavtsgait Petroglyphs
  • Ride camels and walk along Mongolia’s largest sand dunes at Khongor sand Dune
  • Stay in local Ger camps
  • Enjoy the hospitality of the local people by visiting a family ‘ger’
  • Explore Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park
  • Explore the capital Ulaanbaatar and the Gandan Monastery
  • Dream of Genghis Khan as you listen to the eerie and otherworldly sound of Mongolian throat-singing.
  • Statue of Chinggis khan and 13th century complex
Price: $2689 for per person
Single supplement: $450
IncludedNot included
Private ger for every 2 people in Ger camp International airfare
All meals as listed in itineraryTravel insurance
All entrance feesBeverages
Sightseeing as per itineraryOptional activity cost
Accommodation in 4 stars hotel in Ulaanbaatar (twin standard room double occupancy)Excess baggage charge
Transportation by 4WD vehicleSingle room supplement
English speaking guide (other language guide on requestAny additional things which are not mentioned above
Daily supply of bottled water, Domestic Flight

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia & Cultural Tour of Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival at Chinggis Khan International Airport, you are met by your tour guide and transferred to the hotel in the city center.
The first stop is Sukhbaatar Square. This central square is named after Damdiny Sukhbaatar, the revolutionary hero of 1921 who declared independence from China. Next is a visit to Gandan Monastery, the largest and most famous functioning monastery in Mongolia. Here you will see the impressive Golden Buddha Statue of Migjid Janraisig and may even have the opportunity to experience monks in worship. Time permitting, you will visit the Natural History Museum, which is famous for its collection of authentic dinosaur skeletons found throughout Mongolia, and then take in a fantastic view of the entire city from Zaisan memorial hill. End the evening with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight 4* hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Fly to the Gobi Desert (1.2 hours) and then drive to Yol Valley and Gurvansaikhan National Park

This morning we fly over vast steppe to the Gobi, Mongolia’s southernmost province of semi-arid desert. Meet your local guide and driver and then transfer by 4WD vehicle to the Yol Valley in Gurvansaikhan National Park, situated in the lap of Altai Mountains. On the way to our lodge, we stop to visit the local Natural History Museum for an insight to the flora and fauna of the area.
The next three days will be well spent exploring the vast Gobi-the habitat of the Bactrian Camels, Argali mountain sheep, Golden Eagles, Jerboas that resembles the Kangaroo rats, Saker Falcons etc. We may also take a scenic hike through the valley to discover the habitat of indigenous vulture-like lammergeyers, Altai snow cocks, ibex, yaks, and Argali mountain sheep.

Overnight in Gobi Nomad Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Yol Valley to Khongor Sand Dune

After breakfast, take in the stunning scenery of the Gobi-Altai Mountain range as you transfer to the towering sand dunes of Khongoryn Els, home to the ‘Singing Sands’. These spectacular dunes got their name from the noise made by the shifting sand in the wind. Feel the breeze in your hair as you ride a camel across the dunes before returning to the ger camp. Isolated from the rest of the country, the Singing Sands are the best kept secret for thousand years in the history of Mongolia.

Overnight in Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Khongor sand dunes

Today we will have a full day exploring the sand dunes and rest after the long drive. The dunes seem to stretch on forever like a soft ribbon of sand draped over the desert. The shifting sand blown by the wind or someone makes sound so it is called Singing Sand Dunes. There is a beautiful green oasis known as Seruun bulag near the Khongor River. Return to the camp for lunch and enjoy feeling silence and a peaceful in the beautiful surroundings Gobi Deserts.

Overnight in Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Khongor Sand Dune to the Flaming Cliffs

Following breakfast, we drive to Bayanzag. After lunch and some rest, we drive to Bayan Zag, popularly called as “The Flaming Cliffs” for its glowing orange rock. It was here, in 1922, that Dr. This area got international name as Roy Chapman Andrews and his exploration team from the American Museum of Natural History discovered the first nest of dinosaur eggs here. The area is haven for the natural history scientists as the area is rich in dinosaur fossils.

Overnight in Gobi Nomad Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day trip to Khavtsgait Petroglyphs and Nomads day

In the morning we drive to the site of the Khavtsgait Petroglyphs. The Khavtsgait Petroglyphs from the Bronze Age (4000-3000 BC) are beautifully carved on many rocks on the top of a sacred mountain. It is easy to find the rock paintings there because they are spread on rocks all around. The area is very rocky and can be slippery to climb, but by carefully following a path up the mountain, you can reach the top to see these beautiful rock paintings.
The petroglyphs were carved and painted with motifs consisting of animals, hunting scenes and weapons. They depict various animals related to everyday life of ancient people including deer, bears, wolves and hunters, and wolves with livestock. Other paintings depict more domestic scenes of yaks pulling carts, the wheels and horses flattened sideways like hieroglyphs, and herders on horseback. The engravings vary in size, ranging from two-centimeters to the real life size of horses.
After the rest, we will visit a herder family nearby. We will spend some time there getting to know the family members and their casual yet unique daily lifestyle. It is a good chance to see how the family members cooperate together to do their daily even hourly chores such as milking mares, fencing and milking the goats. If you wish, you are welcome to try some mare's fermented milk and other dairy products.

Overnight in Gobi Nomad Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Back to Ulaanbaatar

Following breakfast, transfer back to the airport and fly to Ulaanbaatar. Rest of the day is open for you to pursue your own interest.

Overnight in 4* Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Flight from Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii & Explore Ulgii Town and Visiting Museum

Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Ulgii (2.5 hours), capital of Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia’s westernmost province. If the time permits, we will visit Ulgii town to explore local market. Ulgii (or Ölgii) is the capital of the Bayan-Ölgii Aimag (province) located in the extreme west of the country. It has an altitude of about 5,600 feet and population of about 29,000. It is the largest town in the area. It is the center of the predominately Kazakh region of Mongolia. The isolation of the Altai Mountains has preserved the language and traditions of the Kazakhs, who live amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in Mongolia. We will visit Kazakh families in their settlement. Their Gers are slightly larger than Mongolian Gers, and are decorated with brightly colored rugs. We will enjoy their hospitality and friendliness and learn more in deep about their culture. You will see their traditional technology to make colorful rug.
A visit to the well regarded provincial museum should provide a good overview of the Muslim culture of Western Mongolia that differs so much from most of Mongolia.

Overnight in local hotel or ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Visiting Eagle Hunting Family and explore their unique lifestyle

We will be visiting some of the nomads of the area and experiencing their unique lifestyle.
Kazakh craftswomen are renowned for their colorful embroidery and textiles, and their gers are beautifully decorated. Handcrafted felt carpets line the floor, and delicately embroidered tapestries adorn the walls of their homes, with each design unique to a particular family. After meeting a Kazakh, you will be impressed by the generous hospitality expressed through expansive meals with many dishes and countless cups of milk tea and sweets.
The herder will also demonstrate his horsemanship and training techniques which have been passed down from generation to generation. 
The ger will be decorated with beautiful embroideries which are handmade by the skillful Kazakh women.  The embroideries are truly works of art and display fine workmanship with beautiful colors and patterns. 

Overnight in local hotel or ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar, Terelj National Park

Following an early morning breakfast, we transfer to the Dalanzadgad Airport to board our flight to Ulaanbaatar and then drive to Gorkhi Terelj National Park known for its unique rock formations, scenic valleys, winding rivers and restful groves of trees. Perhaps spot unique rock formations like "The Turtle rock" and “Monk reading a book". At the Aryabal meditation center learn about Mongolian Buddhism before checking into tourist camp for the next 2 nights.

Overnight in Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day trip to 13th Century Complex (with Statue of Chinggis khan)

After breakfast we drive to 13th Century National Park Complex with a brief photo-stop en route at the Statue of Chinggis Khan. The Chinggis Khan’s 13th Century Complex offers a peek into the history, lifestyles and cultural impacts of Mongolia during the 13th Century. Here you can experience life during the bygone era of Chinggis Khaan and his empire. In the six camps, you can interact with the several Mongolian tribes, watch craftsmen creating works of art, and learn Mongolian calligraphy or traditional scripts get your fortune told or watch Shamans at ritual worship. Perhaps try your skills at archery, ride a camel or lasso a horse or simply sit back and enjoy the beautiful landscape and the clear blue sky. The highlight of the afternoon is the King’s Great Feast of traditional Mongolian foods in the Kings and Queens Palace.

Overnight in Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast at the camp, We drive back to Ulaanbaatar and we visit the Bogdo Khaan Winter Palace is the home of the last Mongolian King, Javzun Damba Khutagt VII. The museum contains a number of Buddhist artworks and the private collection of Bogdo Khaan, composed of gifts from rulers and kings from all over the world. The artworks displayed here were made by the top Mongolian, Tibetan, and Chinese master-sculptors of the 18th and 19th centuries and represent the gods of the Buddhist pantheon. In the evening you can enjoy a farewell dinner and attend the local folklore dance shows.

Overnight in 4* hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Depart Mongolia

Transfer to the airport for flight to next destination.

Price: $2689 for per person
Single supplement: $450
IncludedNot included
Private ger for every 2 people in Ger camp International airfare
All meals as listed in itineraryTravel insurance
All entrance feesBeverages
Sightseeing as per itineraryOptional activity cost
Accommodation in 4 stars hotel in Ulaanbaatar (twin standard room double occupancy)Excess baggage charge
Transportation by 4WD vehicleSingle room supplement
English speaking guide (other language guide on requestAny additional things which are not mentioned above
Daily supply of bottled water, Domestic Flight
Hello Soyoloo

Just want to thank you for your wonderful hospitality and expert tour guiding during our trip to Mongolia. We loved visiting the Husai National Park and exploring the city of Ulaanbaatar. Our favorite part of the trip was seeing the beautiful countryside and encountering wild horses, camels and eagles. Thank you so much for showing us around and making sure our trip was a success. We also enjoyed our driver, Zoloo. Look forward to planning our next adventure with you.

Best,
Lisa Berkman
Tour group from USA

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