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Cultural & Natural Tours

The legacy of the great Khaans, nomadic way of life, and Buddhist heritage are the touchstones of our culture. Our various cultural expeditions are designed to give you a full understanding of the local culture. From meeting steppe nomads of central Mongolia, visiting the homes of Reindeer herders in the north, to trekking along the peaks of stunning Altai Mountains with Kazakh eagle hunters, you can experience the full breadth of Mongolian culture and landscapes. Our cultural journey are carefully selected for a balanced and holistic journey that blends nature, culture, and heritage together. 

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Central Mongolian highlights

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Length: 8days/7nights

Tour grade: Easy

Group size: 2-15people

Potential period: May-October

 

Choose Your Own dates! This is not a fixed-departure-date tour. Just let us know the dates that work best for you and we will arrange everything.

Tour info
Heart of Mongolia tour is the covers most popular destination of central Mongolia. With this tour you can explore Erdenezuu the first Buddhist monastery in the country, Khustai national park of Takhi wild horse of Central Asia, natural beauty of Terelj national park, Chinggis Khaan monument and capital city Ulaanbaatar. 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
Day 2. Karakorum, ancient capital city
Day 3. Hustain Nuruu Natural reserve via Bayangobi 
Day 4. Viewing wild horses and visiting nomads
Day 5. Terelj National Park via Ulaanbaatar 
Day 6. Sightseeing and cultural experience in Terelj 
Day 7. Excursion to Chinggis Khaan monument and arrive in Ulaanbaatar 
Day 8. Departure 

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel. Tour the Museum of Natural History with its splendid collection of Dinosaur exhibits. Mongolian traditional folklore concert. Evening motor coach tour of Ulaanbaatar, including the War Memorial at Zaisan if time permits. Overnight at the hotel.   

Day 2. Karakorum, ancient capital city
After breakfast coach transfer to Karakorum, the 13th century capital city of Mongolia. On the visit a horse-breeder’s family to see making airag, the Mongolian traditional drink of fermented horse milk.  Overnight in gers by the Orkhon River. 

Day 3. Hustain Nuruu Natural reserve via Bayangobi 
After an early breakfast, visit Erdene Zuu, once one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia and almost destroyed in the 1930s. Tour of the monastery grounds and several chapels with excellent examples of Buddhist iconography dating from the 16th century. Visit to the symbolic ruins of Karakorum, the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Then we drive to Bayangobi sand dunes where we have lunch and enjoy sightseeing at this interestig sand stretch and picturesque rocky mountain of Khugnukhaan. In the afternoon, drive to Hustain Nuruu Natural. During dinner, view a documentary on wildlife of Hustai natural reserve. Overnight at Hustai ger camp.

Day 4. Viewing wild horses and visiting nomads
In the morning, see the Przewslki wild horses, being raised in the reserve in sem-captivity. Then drive to a nomad settlement at the Bayansonginot, where we watch making of Mongolian felt in a traditional way and processing of animal hides and skins. Have lunch with local nomads and at the Mandal community, we are seeing making of dairy products. Drive back to the camp for overnight.

Day 5. Terelj National Park via Ulaanbaatar 
Leave Hustai reserve in the morning to arrive at Terelj National park during lunch time. Today we are exploring the surrounding area, having an excurion to famous Turtle rock and riyabal meditation temple. 

Day 6. Sightseeing and cultural experience in Terelj 
In the morning, enjoy a cultural experiment, taking part in dismantling and building of a Mongolian ger with the help of locals. After lunch, enjoy short horse riding along the national park and participate in archery lessons and trials in evening. Overnight in gers at the camp.

Day 7. Excursion to Chinggis Khaan monument and arrive in Ulaanbaatar 
After breakfast at the camp coach transfer to Chingis Khaan grand monument situated in Tsonjin Boldog sight. Photo session and brief introduction to the medieval history of Mongolia and Chinggis Khaan’s life. Lunch at the monument restaurant and transfer back to Ulaanbaatar. Visit Mongolian National History museum. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 8. Departure
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Chinggis Khaan international airport for departure flight. 

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Included

  • 4 star hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar for 2 nights shared room
  • Ger camp accommodation for 5 nights
  • Full boarding
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation by Japanese van or bus in Ulaanbaatar
  • Sightseeing entrance fee
  • National park tax
  • Horse and camel riding cost

Excluded

  • International airfare transportation
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal nature expanses
  • Any additional not mentioned above