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Discover the hidden gems of Mongolia, meet local nomads and experience stunning steppes with our amazing package tour The Saga of Genghis Khan.
City:
Ulan Bator
Duration:
8 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$2,298
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Ulan Bator

Welcome to Ulan Bator - the historical capital of Mongolia! Check-in local hotel. Free time.

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Day 2
Ulan Bator City Tour

Ulan Bator city tour that takes you to the world famous Sukhbaatar Square, the central square named after the revolutionary hero of 1921 Damdiny Sukhbaatar who declared independence of Mongolia from China. 

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Day 3
Visit of the Hustai National Park

Venture to the Hustai National Park - the site of a unique reintroduction scheme of Przewalskii’s horse, called "takhi" by Mongolians. It became extinct in the wild in 1969 and, since 1992, has been successfully reintroduced here. 

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Day 4
Trip to Karakorum

Takeke a trip to Karakorum - an ancient capital of Mongolia, enjoying magnificent sceneries of Mongolian steppes along your way. Visit earliest surviving Buddhist monastery in Mongolia - the Erdene Zuu monastery.

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Day 5
Trip to Ugii Lake

Transfer to the Ugii Lake. On the way you visit two Turkish monuments.

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Day 6
Visit to Elsen Tasarkhai

Continue your exploration of Mongolia at Elsen Tasarkhai that constitues a part of the Great Mongolian Sand dunes that stretch for miles and miles ahead. Visit a nomad family to see their everyday rituals and routines.

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Day 7
Return to Ulan Bator

Transfer back to Ulan-Bator. Free time to explore this city. Farewell Dinner.

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Day 8
Departure from Ulan Bator

Today your amazing Mongolian journey has come to an end. After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

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Price

$2,298
Deposit $500
Private tour
Based on double occupancy

What's included

  • Full Mongolian visa processing service for US and Australian citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from other countries;
  • Accommodation in remarkable 4-star hotel in Ulan-Bator (standard room double occupancy) and shared accommodation in traditional tourist ger camps;
  • Airport transfers and all transportations according to the itinerary;
  • All meals according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing program with professional English speaking guides (other languages on request);
  • All entrance fees according to the program;
  • Daily supply of bottled water.


Not included: international airfares, travel insurance, optional tours, gratuities and all personal expenses.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ulan Bator

Welcome to Ulan Bator - the historical capital of Mongolia! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your hotel for check-in.

There is no program planned for this evening, so you can dine in one of the local restaurants, start exploring the city center on your own or take a good rest to overcome your jetlag.

No meals included.

Day 2: Ulan Bator City Tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an exciting Ulan Bator city tour that takes you to the world famous Sukhbaatar Square, the central square named after the revolutionary hero of 1921 Damdiny Sukhbaatar who declared independence of Mongolia from China.

Then you visit the Gandan Monastery - the largest and most famous functioning monastery in Mongolia. Here you have a chance to see monks during the worship and see the impressive Golden Buddha Statue of Migjid Janraisig. After lunch you proceed to the Natural History Museum which is famous for its authentic dinosaur skeletons.

In the evening you enjoy Welcome dinner at the centrally located restaurant and return to your hotel.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 3: Visit of the Hustai National Park

After breakfast you venture to the Hustai National Park - the site of a unique reintroduction scheme of Przewalskii’s horse, called "takhi" by Mongolians. It became extinct in the wild in 1969 and, since 1992, has been successfully reintroduced here.

The national park is rolling Steppe Mountains with rather large patches of birch and aspen forests. There are also visible remains of Neolithic graves. In addition, red deer and wolf population has increased quite a bit during the last few years, as well as Mongolian gazelle, so you might have a chance to witness these beautiful animal species in their natural surroundings.

You stay overnight in a ger camp that is a Mongolian traditional nomad dwelling.

Lunch and dinner are included.

Day 4: Trip to Karakorum

Early in the morning after breakfast you take a trip to Karakorum enjoying magnificent sceneries of Mongolian steppes along your way.

Ancient capital of Mongolia Karakorum is located on the right bank of Orkhon River. This settlement was founded by Genghis Khan in 1220, and during the era of its prosperity it was a major junction along the Silk Road trade route. At that time the inhabitants of city were mostly merchants and craftsmen who came to Karakorum from all over the world. Khubilai Khan then moved the capital of the Mongolian Empire to China, establishing the Yuan Dynasty, and since then Karakorum began losing its importance.

Today you have a chance to visit probably the earliest surviving Buddhist monastery in Mongolia - the Erdene Zuu monastery. It was built by Avtai Sain Khan on the ruins of the Mongolian capital Karakorum in 1586. Today it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list entitled as Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape.

You stay overnight in a ger camp.

Lunch and dinner are included.

Day 5: Trip to Ugii Lake

After breakfast you are transferred to Ugii Lake - one of the best lakes for fishing abundant in pike and catfish. It is the biggest lake in Mongolia covering an area of over 25 square kilometers. On the way you visit two Turkish monuments located about 60 kilometers from the imperial town of Karakorum. The first monument is dedicated to the Turkish prince Kul-Tegin, and the other - to his brother Bilge-Khan.

In the afternoon you reach the lake and enjoy free time viewing picturesque sceneries and hiking on the lakeshore. You stay overnight in a ger camp.

Lunch and dinner are included.

Day 6: Visit to Elsen Tasarkhai

After breakfast you continue your exploration of Mongolia at Elsen Tasarkhai that constitues a part of the Great Mongolian Sand dunes that stretch for miles and miles ahead. You have a unique chance to take some memorable photos in the typical Mongolian surroundings: a combination of desert, picturesque mountains, river and green grassland.

In the afternoon you visit a nomad family to see their everyday rituals and routines. You stay overnight in a ger camp.

Lunch and dinner are included.

Day 7: Return to Ulan Bator

After breakfast you are transferred back to Ulan-Bator. Upon your arrival you check in to the hotel and go for lunch at one of the finest restaurants in the city.

In the afternoon enjoy free time, so you can do some shopping at local cashmere and souvenir shops. Later today you have a chance to enjoy a national folk show performed by a famous Mongolian ensemble "Tumen Ekh" featuring traditional songs, throat singing, tsam mask dance and other traditional Mongolian performances.

In the evening your return to your hotel and enjoy Farewell dinner.

Lunch and dinner are included.

Day 8: Departure from Ulan Bator

Today your amazing Mongolian journey has come to an end. After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

If you would like to extend your trip for few more days, we would recommend to combine Mongolia with Beijing or Moscow. There are convenient flight connections available and these destinations can be easily added before or after your Mongolia tour. Contact our travel experts for more details

Breakfast is included.

  • Full Mongolian visa processing service for US and Australian citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from other countries;
  • Accommodation in remarkable 4-star hotel in Ulan-Bator (standard room double occupancy) and shared accommodation in traditional tourist ger camps;
  • Airport transfers and all transportations according to the itinerary;
  • All meals according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing program with professional English speaking guides (other languages on request);
  • All entrance fees according to the program;
  • Daily supply of bottled water.


Not included: international airfares, travel insurance, optional tours, gratuities and all personal expenses.

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Package type Price
Private tour

Based on double occupancy

$2,298
Deposit $500