- Be part of the scenic Terelj National Park & enjoy its natural beauty and peacefulness
- Visit the 13th Century Complex & experience the life of Chinggis Khan’s time
- Watch Naadam Festival, unique Festivity of Mongols throughout centuries
- Visit Gobi Desert & explore dinosaur fossils in Flaming Cliff, climb Sand Dunes & hike in Vulture Valley – spectacular landscape & lifestyle of the Gobi
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July 7 - Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and meet at airport. Transfer to a 4 Star hotel. Lunch in Modern Nomads restaurant. City tour, including Chinggis Khaan square in the heart of the city with views of Parliament building, Mayor’s House, Opera House, Cultural Palace and many other modern buildings. We continue our trip with a visit to Gandan Monastery. This is Mongolia’s largest and most important center of buddism, which was built in 1838. The highlight is the magnificent Migjid Janraisig Temple. Hundreds of images of the Buddha line the walls of the temple, and the centerpiece is an awe-inspiring statue of Migjid Janraisig. The 26-meter high sculpture is made of dazzling copper covered with gold. Inside the hollow statue are 334 sutras, 27 tons of medicinal herbs and over 2 million bundles of mantras. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a Mongolian traditional concert. A welcome dinner will be held at the Peace Pub. Overnight in Ulaanbaatar.
July 8 - We drive to Terelj National Park, a nature reserve set in a deep valley between forested hillsides, granite boulders, and mountain streams. Transfer to the Dream Terelj camp located 50km from Ulaanbaatar. After lunch we enjoy the Terelj National Park, Turtle Rock and Aryabal Monastry, a scenic meditation temple (13km, 20min). Dinner and overnight at the Dream Terelj ger lodge.
July 9 - Begin with a visit to a remarkable monument, a grand statue of Chinggis Khaan astride his horse (50km, 40min). The statue stands 131 feet tall atop a 33 foot high coliseum. Built at the site where legend holds, Chinggis Khaan found a golden whip that inspired his future conquests. It is said to be the world’s largest equestrian statue. Afterwards, we continue our trip to the 13th Century National Park (37km, 40min). The park is a re-creation of life in the kingdom during the 13th century. Visitors can enjoy annual celebrations, customs, and traditional craft work. Here the guests can dine with Khaans and Queens, visit the residence of lords, learn to write in Mongolian script, and play a horse headed fiddle. Enjoy lunch at the village. Late afternoon, we drive back to the Dream Terelj lodge (87km, 2h) for dinner. Overnight at the ger camp.
July 10 – Drive to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel. Lunch at restaurant. After lunch, explore many Naadam festival programs in Ulaanbaatar. Dinner and overnight in Ulaanbaatar.
July 11 – Today begins Naadam Festival. See the fantastic Grand opening ceremony of Naadam that consists of a colorful parade, with lots of music and dancers, as well as a speech by the President of Mongolia. Then in the Central Stadium, you will watch the first round of Wrestling, and then see Archery and Ankle bone shooting competitions held near the Central Stadium. Lunch and dinner at restaurants. Overnight in Ulaanbaatar.
July 12 – After breakfast, we leave Ulaanbaatar and fly to Dalanzadgad, capital of Umnugobi province (565km, 1.20h). After landing we visit center of the city. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Then transfer to the Dream Gobi ger lodge located 60km from Dalanzadgad (40min by bus). Dinner and overnight spent at the Dream Gobi ger lodge.
July 13 – After breakfast, we watch a short movie about Bayanzag. Bayanzag is more commonly known as the Flaming Cliffs, a name penned by the paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews. First excavated in 1922, it is renowned worldwide for the number of dinosaur bones and eggs found in the area. After watching the movie we drive to the Molzog els Sand Dunes (30km, 40min). Take photos, walk, or go on a camel ride through the sand dunes and enjoy the Mongolian Gobi Desert. Lunch at a camp restaurant near of Bayanzag, Flaming cliffs. After lunch we go to Bayanzag. Here we enjoy a bit of light trekking among the Flaming Cliffs. The remainder of the day free for leisure. Dinner and overnight at the ger lodge.
July 14 – We explore Yol Valley (68km). We travel across the Gobi Desert to the Gurvan SaiKhan Mountains and enter this deep gorge in the Mongolian National Park. We will hike here amid impressive mountain scenery and learn about this area’s endemic plant and wildlife, including the valley’s namesake, the Lammergeier vulture. One of the valley’s most striking sights is glacial ice that extends six miles down the gorge in the winter, some of which often lingers through September or even year-round. Lunch is at the lodge restaurant. This afternoon we visit camel breeder’s family to experience local people’s daily life. Dinner and overnight at the ger lodge.
July 15 - After breakfast, we drive to Dalanzadgad and fly to Ulaanbaatar and then transfer to the hotel. Lunch at the BD Mongolian Barbeque restaurant. After lunch, shopping at Gobi Cashmere Factory Outlet and the State Department Store. Enjoy a farewell dinner at the Peace Pub. Overnight in Ulaanbaatar.
After breakfast, we drive to the airport for International departure.
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- Guiding and interpreting service
- All transportation as listed in the itinerary
- Accommodation hotel and camp
- All meals as listed in the itinerary
- 0,5l*3 bottled water per day
- Domestic flights
- All entrance fees
- Horse, camel and reindeer ride trial
- Boat rental
- Visa support invitation letter
Not included in the services
- International Airfaire + Tax
- Travel Insurance and visa fees
- Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
- Excess baggage charges
- Single room supplement
- Tips for your guides and drivers
- Optional activities