MONGOLIAN ADVENTURE
MONGOLIAN ADVENTURE
14 Day tour from $3,999
ULAANBAATAR • KHONGOR SAND DUNES • BAYANZAG
14 DAYS ON SELECTED DATES IN 2019

Discover vast countryside, rugged mountains, sweeping deserts and the nomadic culture Mongolia is famous for on this 14 day highlights package. Starting in Ulaanbaatar, enjoy a day at leisure to explore this vibrant city before traveling to Middle Gobi and the granite rock formation Zorgol Khairkhan. Marvel at the colours of the Tsagaan Suvarga, and hike along a flowing stream in Vulture Valley, Yolyn Am; admire the contrasting landscapes of the Gobi Desert to Khongor Sand Dune; and experience the beauty of the Flaming Cliff in Bayanzag. See the ruins of the Ongi Monastery, Karakorum and Erdene Zuu Monastery. Experience a night in a traditional nomadic home and eight nights in a traditional Ger camp. This awe-inspiring package includes return international flights, 12 nights accommodation, 31 meals, transportation by 4WD, and more.

Mongolia is the adventure you’ve been waiting for!

Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy a free day at leisure to explore Ulaanbaatar
  • Witness a traditional Mongolian concert
  • Seeing the stunning landscape of the Middle Gobi Desert
  • Visit the sacred Zorgol Khairkhan mountain
  • Explore the white limestone formations of Tsagaan Suvarga
  • Go hiking in the stunning ‘Ice Valley’, Yolyn Am
  • Wander through the Khongor Sand Dunes
  • Experience a ride on a Bactrian camel through the desert
  • Discover the land of dinosaurs and flaming cliffs in Bayanzag
  • Discover the fascinating Ongi Monastery ruins
  • Explore Karakorum, the 13th century Mongolian capital
  • Relax in Tsenkher Hot Springs natural baths
  • Watch native birdlife at serene Lake Ogii
  • Live the traditional Mongolian nomadic lifestyle
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    ULAANBAATAR • KHONGOR SAND DUNES • BAYANZAG

  • When
    :

    Departure Dates (2019)
    June: 22
    August: 24
    September: 7, 14

  • What
    :

    HISTORY AND CULTURE, NATURE AND WILDLIFE

Itinerary

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia! Fly with Air China, Mongolian Airlines or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability). Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure. Upon arrival at Chinggis Khaan International Airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Platinum Hotel / Khuvsgul Lake Hotel OR J Hotel, Ulaanbaatar
Meals included: In-Flight

Enjoy today at leisure to relax or begin exploring the treasures of Mongolia, or you can take the opportunity to join an optional sightseeing tour (not included). The optional tour will visit the biggest Buddhist monastery “Gandan”. Hear monks chanting and visit temples within the monastery. Afterwards, visit Zaisan Memorial, here you can choose to climb to the top of the hill and enjoy a great panoramic view of the whole city. If you choose not to climb the view is still spectacular.

Continue the journey east and explore the Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue Complex, home to museums and an impressive 40m tall statue of a mounted Genghis Khan. You can climb inside the monument and take in a fascinating panoramic view of the steppes from the head of the horse. Enjoy lunch at the onsite restaurant. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar city and finish the tour around 3:00 to 4:00pm. Tonight enjoy a traditional Mongolian concert (approx. 1 hour).

The concert showcases throat singing, folk dance and music, contortion, traditional long song and Buddhist mask dance. The tour guide will escort you to and from the concert hall. Overnight: Platinum Hotel / Khuvsgul Lake Hotel OR J Hotel, Ulaanbaatar

Meals included: Breakfast

Surrender to this magical land today with the first taste of Mongolia’s fascinating landscape. Venture into the Middle Gobi, a semi-arid steppe full of rare wildlife. Stop for lunch at the stunning mountainside granite rock formation of Zorgol Khairkhan.

Continue on to Baga Gazriin Chuluu another iconic granite formation, pass by the pristine waters of Lake Hairhan. Tonight be completely immersed in the Mongolian culture, enjoying a traditional meal and spending the night with a nomadic family in the steppe zone.

Overnight: Traditional Nomadic Home
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Journey through Tsarina Suvarga, an area full of 30m high white limestone formations, and feast your eyes on the mind blowing colours of the desert floor below. The hike is of moderate difficulty (approx. 3km). Tonight is the first night in a traditional Ger camp.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Breathe in the crisp, cool air of Vulture Valley (Yolyn Am) with a stunning hike along a flowing stream. The hike is of moderate difficulty (approx. 5km). Following the stream, end up at an ice-filled gorge and marvel at the metres thick ice that lines the valley. Visit a small museum displaying a collection of dinosaur eggs, bones and exotic stuffed animals.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Leaving Vulture Valley this morning, prepare for an incredible journey through the Gobi Desert to Khongor Sand Dune. Let the mind wander as you travel through the spectacular landscape full of extremes. From the 300m high sand dunes and tropical oasis to luscious grasslands, the varied climates are home to camels. Enjoy a ride on a Bactrian camel through the desert.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Head to Bayanzag today and discover and learn about the incredible site known as Flaming Cliff. First excavated in 1922 the area is renowned worldwide for the dinosaur eggs and bones discovered in the classic desert of rock and red sand.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Travel to the heart of the desert today and marvel at the Ongi Monastery. Formerly one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia, Ongi was ruined during a period of political repression. Hike through the fascinating ruins and enjoy the scenery of the Ongi River that runs past the ancient site.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

After breakfast this morning drive to Karakorum, the site of the 13th century Mongolian capital. Visit Karakorum Museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. Tour through the ancient city before moving on the beautiful ruins of Erdene Zuu Monastery. Surrounded by huge 400m x 400m walls built from the ruins of Karakhorum, the Erdenezuu was the first and the biggest Buddhist monastery of the 16th century.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Take the chance to unwind today with a trip to the Tsenkher Hot Springs. Settle into the Ger camp and enjoy a natural hot spring bath.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

After driving to the Arkhangai province this morning, set up camp on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Ogii. Take the time to watch the amazing birdlife that fills the lake with sound and colour.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

After breakfast at the camp, set off for Ulaanbaatar. Take in every last bit of the unique scenery and savour the last traditional lunch before ending this incredible adventure in Ulaanbaatar.

Overnight: Platinum Hotel / Khuvsgul Lake Hotel OR J Hotel, Ulaanbaatar
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Arrive in Australia

*Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inclusions
    FROM14 DAY TOUR
    $3,999

    INCLUSIONS

    • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/ MEL/BNE/ADL/*PER
    • 3 nights accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
    • 1 night in a traditional Nomadic family home
    • 8 nights in traditional Ger camps
    • Enjoy 31 meals including three meals daily at camp
    • English speaking tour leader/guide
    • All sightseeing and entrance fees
    • Airline taxes and surcharges
    • Bottled drinking water daily
    • Sleeping bags and sheets in Nomadic home
    • Transportation by 4WD vehicles
    • Return airport transfers

     

    DEPARTURE CITIES
    Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth.

    INTERSTATE SURCHARGES
    *Perth: $200 per person.

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