WONDERS OF MONGOLIA

Tour date: 2019 May - August / Duration: 13 days, 12 nights

  Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a cultural experience offering the best in live entertainment or a family destination where you can make lasting memories, choose the “Wonders of Mongolia”. We are happy to show you our best tour with a well-balanced experience of culture, history and relaxation time. This tour offers you to explore through a land of contrast where you find soaring mountains and small gobi area. Don’t forget to visit the home of a Nomad family where you will discover a totally different way of living with the harmony of nature.

  Tour name

WONDERS OF MONGOLIA

  Travel code

AD-YYT0119G

  Tour date

2019 May-August

  Duration

13 days, 12 nights

  Tour level

Classic

  Transportation

4x4 drive or minivan

Why you will  love this trip

  • Spend and enjoy the home-cooked lunch with a nomad family whilst experiencing their unrepeatable way of life.
  • See Mongolian ancient biggest monastery and hear the slow rhythm of monks chanting
  • Visit iconic Terelj National Park
  • Explore the largest statue of Chinghis khan 
  • Ride friendly Mongolian horse along the shore of pristine Khuvsgul lake
  • Observe amazing wildlife of Przewalski horse
  • Soak in the healing hot spa with natural minerals

 

TOUR PROGRAM

Grand crossing of Mongolia 2019

Day 1.    Arrival – city tour

Day 2.    Chinggis khan Statue – Terelj National park

Day 3.    Bogd Khan Palace – Chinggis khan palace complex

Day 4.    Mongol nomadic show – Khustai National Park

Day 5.    Elsen tasarkhai sand dune – Erdenekhamba temple

Day 6.    Karakorum – Erdenezuu monastery

Day 7.    Tsenkher hot spa        

Day 8.     Khorgo terkhi NP /extinct volcano & glittering lake/        

Day 9.     Jargal Jiguur hot spa

Day 10.   Khuvsgul lake

Day 11.   Khuvsgul lake

Day 12.   Ulaanbaatar

Day 13.   Departure                 

 

ACCOMMODATION – Hotel 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 22 km

 ULAANBAATAR – CITY TOUR

  A company guide will meet you upon arrival at the airport after exiting customs and immigration. A short 40-minute ride transfers you to your room with elegant interior and furnishings.  Time to unwind, relax and take a break with a city view!  Afterward, experience your very first lunch of Mongolian cuisine at our recommended restaurant.

  Start the tour by visiting the National Historical Museum of Mongolia. Learn about the country’s rich history from the Stone Age to the present. The museum invites you to step into the 13th century Mongol empire, a highlight is a wide array and full collection of traditional clothes.

  A short walk across the street takes us to the heart of the city, Chinggis Khaan main square. Monuments at the square lead you to strikingly beautiful architecture and an abundance of history.

  Your welcome dinner will include a folklore performance featuring the art of throat singing. This art originated based on the sound of the hills and spirit. Wonder at Morin Khuur expressing the world with two strings, throat singing, and other artistic dance genres.


 

 

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 95 km

TERELJ NATIONAL PARK

  Hit the road to discover Terelj National park just 70 km east of the capital.  This park is a mix of where past and present blend, creating an authentic Mongolian experience.  In this vibrant place, no trip is complete without visiting Turtle natural rock and the mesmerizing natural formations of rocky ridges.

  Enjoy your very first Ger/dwelling/ accommodation and its cozy retreat. Come and feed your imagination with the sights, sounds and culinary flavors of Terelj. 

  Take a hike to a local meditation temple which is specially recognized as the Center of Meditation and Philosophical studies and get inspired by the teachings of Buddha.

  On the way, visit one of the biggest construction projects, the Chinggis khan statue complex. It takes 9th place among the horse statues in the world. The statue of the conqueror points east direction with a golden whip toward his birthplace.

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 95 km

 CHINGIS KHAN PALACE COMPLEX

  Today, we depart to the Chinggis Khaan palace complex.  Near the entrance of the palace, ancient soldiers with strong horses would greet us and lead us to the largest GER dwelling complex in the world. 

  For a thousand years, Mongolian kings and queen prefer to live in traditional ger dwelling. The reason is simple and powerful because of the fact that it provides you freedom by traveling wherever you want with your own home. This mobile home made of totally organic material of only felt and wood.

  Try our authentic healthy cuisine with many choices and a hot wine whilst enjoying the natural spirit of a bonfire ceremony and traditional shaman performance.

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 115 km

 MONGOLIAN NOMADIC SHOW -  KHUSTAI NP

  Today we take a short drive to Mongol nomadic camp where you will be greeted by herders with yaks in a peaceful landscape unlike any other in the country.

  By riding yaks, you will reach Zagdaa’s family to explore how Mongolian herders used to move carts by including oxen and camel freight.  You will be shown the traditional method of making felt material with sheep wool.

  After the demonstration, a warm welcome with an included lunch awaits us in his home and drive to Khustai National park, one of the most popular national parks of Mongolia through the rolling steppes which are home of over 350 horses.  Have you ever heard of the Przewalski horse? It is the only wild horse in the world now. What we admire most in them is their difference in physical ability than domestic horses.

  Explore the extraordinary spot, where the Asian wild horses graze, having been reintroduced from Holland in a framework of an international project and other wildlife. The late evening is the perfect time for your mind to be filled with thoughts of freedom and relaxation.

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 150 km

 ELSEN TASARKHAI

 Continue driving through breathtaking rolling hills to reach Elsen Tasarkhai where you will discover “Mini Gobi”. The natural wonder of Elsen Tasarkhai will appeal to you by its mixture of Khangai and Gobi.

  Here is the place that our nomad family’s summer shelter settled. Welcome to Mongolian nomad’s everyday lifestyle. Today is full of activity. We will participate in milking cows and goats, and processing dairy products like soft yogurt, dried curd, and traditional organic butter. 

  At noontime, saddle up on your camel to reach the Sand dune. Enjoy the soft breeze while you feel a close bond between nature and humans to understand the meaning of this lifestyle.

  After lunch, explore Erdene Khamba Temple, the hidden gem of Khugnu Khan mountain. Enjoy stories and legends of this special place from our knowledgeable tour guide.

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 100 km

KARAKORUM 

 After breakfast, it is off to the Karakorum, former capital of the great Mongolian empire. This is the location where Chinggis Khan and his successors ruled the 13th-century Mongolian empire.

  When we arrive at the Karakorum, you will see first the massive wall of Erdenezuu Monastery, the oldest monastery which is surrounded by 108 stupas.  Enjoy visiting the Erdenezuu Monastery which was established on the base of the ancient ruin of Karakorum.  

  Also, don’t forget to visit the newly built Karakorum center museum. Picnic dinner on top worshipped hill whilst enjoying the breathtaking view of Orkhon valley, home of all Mongolian empires, inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage.

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 120 km

 TSENKHER HOT SPA

  After breakfast, have the experience of making the felt and felt product at the local community center. You will see how we make one of our organic material, felt, by sheep wool and further process it to final rugs and souvenirs.

  Ride through the high forest Mountain road and in the afternoon come to Tsenkher Hot Spa. Sliding into the sulfur-rich spa after a long day is one of life’ little luxuries. Since it is considered one of the healing hot springs in Mongolia, there is nothing compared between soaking in the restorative water with an open-air view.

  Curative springs with 86 degrees assist in treating a range of health issues like soothing rheumatism and reducing the stress. It's surrounded with many mountains and covered with forests of pines and lush meadows where many nomads live closely with one another and their yaks, while horses roam freely!

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 220 km

 KHORGO, TERKHI NATIONAL PARK

    Drive to Khorgo Terkhi National Park to see the glittering lake which is nestled in an area of volcanic lava. It is formed and locked by the dam of lava flows from the volcanic eruption.  The locally worshipped lake has a fascinating pile of lava made by herders and other passersby. 

  On the way, we will see a worshipping tree. Mongolians believe that praying to this holy tree brings good luck.

  Afterward, we will arrive at an extinct volcano of Khorgo which last erupted 4,000 years ago. This province has the most number of extinct and dormant volcanoes and hot springs. Take a scenic hike up to the dead volcano. Enjoy an amazing view of the great lake and the area which is similar to the moon surface.

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 220 km

JARGAL JIGUUR HOT SPA

 Today, continue to go to Jargal Jiguur Hot Spring Water Spa. Enjoy hot spa to have good relax which contains sulfur and flows out a whole year from the ground at 70 Celsius degree in the mountainous northern part of Mongolia.

  Stroll around the local town and visit the family which makes carved ger carcass. Traditional anklebone game after having a hot spa.

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 320 km

 KHUVSGUL LAKE

  After breakfast, we will drive to Uushig Uvur Deer Stones.  This is an interesting experience to see the complex of 30 deer stones which dates back to the bronze age.  Highly artistic illustrations of deer and other images are symbols of Shamanism.

  Then we will drive to Khuvsgul Lake, locally called “Mother Ocean”. This crystal-clear lake is one of seventeen ancient lakes worldwide that is more than 2 million years old.  It is the most pristine and most significant water reserve of Mongolia. It’s even possible to drink water!

 

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

 

 KHUVSGUL LAKE

  Khuvsgul Lake is adorned with picturesque shores. On our second day at the mother lake, we will do some activities including hiking and horseback riding. We will enjoy a relaxing wagon ride along the lake’s shores and steppes. Each season gives a whole new look to the lake.

  After eating our tasty meal, be ready for your new adventure to go by boat to a small island which is called “wishing island”. The province itself is known for its powerful shaman religion. Therefore, shamanic idol and spirits are everywhere here. Get dazzled by the forest and taiga smell.

 

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Hotel 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

 

 ULAANBAATAR

   We will fly back to Ulaanbaatar by the domestic airline. Spend some free time shopping at the famous Mongolian cashmere and department shops for delicate cashmere scarves and souvenirs. As the sightseeing comes to an end, you could return to the hotel for an overnight stay.


 

MEAL INCLUDED - /Breakfast /

DISTANCE – 22 km

DEPARTURE

   After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, it would be time to say goodbye the land of nomads and head to the airport, armed with an enriching experience and memories to last a lifetime.

 

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What is included

 

  • Help before you go – We will answer all your questions, give you advice. We are gonna make sure you get constant support and make your authentic trip to Mongolia completely stress-free.
  • Personal airport pickup service – Our “Agar Discovery” team will be there to greet you in the traditional Mongolian way at Chinggis khan international airport or train station after your long flight and take you to your new accommodation.
  • 13 days of interesting activities – City Orientation, “Wonders of Mongolian Art” performance with Tumen-Ekh ensemble, enjoy Mongol nomadic life show, visit of felt making committee, visit of ger wood expert family, an evening show of wrestlers, Picnic dinner on top of worshipped hill at Orkhon valley, Bonfire with hot wine,  Horse riding along the shore of Khuvsgul lake, Camel riding at golden sand dune, a boat excursion to wishing island at Khuvsgul lake,  a local lunch with nomad family, experience of nomad family everyday activity.
  • 12 nights accommodation – 2 nights of twin room in hotel **** at Ulaanbaatar city, 10 nights in Tourist ger camp in the countryside
  • Group leader –English speaking group leader from the moment you step off the plane. Both are awesome tour leader and company driver will support you during the tour.
  • Full board meals –  Breakfast + 12, Lunch + 12, Dinner 12
  • All entrance fees – Museum, local sights, National parks and protected areas according to the program
  • All transport: Air conditioned and comfortable Landcruiser jeep or Mitsubishi Delica 4x4 minivan, 1-way domestic flight from Khuvsgul to Ulaanbaatar.
  • Visa invitation letter – If you need an invitation letter for your visa, we will help you to send
  • Heart touching gift – After discovering our land of eternal blue sky, we are happy to present our company cute souvenir.
  • Water: 2 bottled water each day

 

What is not included

  • International airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Single room supplement
  • Optional excursions - If you are interested more adventure on each day, we will recommend you to possibilities. Prices may vary depending on the customer’s choice. 
  • Personal equipment -  such as snacks, alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, laundry,  tips, and any extras
  • Excess baggage charges – During the local flight, there will be a total of 15-kilogram free allowance for the luggage.

Testimonials

Alex Dobson

I thought the trip was great. Overall it was well. Philosophia comprehensam eam ad. Pro an quem dolores instructior, sed ei verear mediocrem, ad tantas epicurei cum.

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Jessica Henwick

I thought the trip was great. Overall it was well. Philosophia comprehensam eam ad. Pro an quem dolores instructior, sed ei verear mediocrem, ad tantas epicurei cum. Eu per sutu constituto, ad dicant interpretea utrei.

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Jessica Henwick

I thought the trip was great. Overall it was well. Philosophia comprehensam eam ad. Pro an quem dolores instructior, sed ei verear mediocrem, ad tantas epicurei cum. Eu per sutu constituto, ad dicant interpretea utrei.

Jessica Henwick A Taste of China

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