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Mongolia Essentials Tour


Why you'll love this tour ...

 

  • The most beautiful landscapes of Mongolia in an 8 days tour.
  • Comfortable tour with accommodation in yurts (no camping)
  • Camel ride in the Bayan Gobi Desert.
  • A day with a nomadic family to experience their traditional way of life.
  • 100% financial guarantee for your tour in Mongolia.

Dates and Rates


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11/05/2020 18/05/2020 1395 €
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25/05/2020 1/06/2020 1395 €
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29/06/2020 6/07/2020 1395 € available
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20/07/2020 27/07/2020 1395 € available
Yack Festival included**    
27/07/2020 3/08/2020 1395 € available
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31/08/2020 7/09/2020 1395 € available
7/09/2020 14/09/2020 1395 € available
14/09/2020 21/09/2020 1395 € available

 

*What is a Guaranteed Departure?

After taking time off work, booking your flights and arranging for your neighbour to feed the cat, the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled because of a lack of people on your tour. Our guaranteed departures give you the peace of mind to book the tour that suits you.

A guaranteed departure means that the tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled for lack of participation. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or other similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control.

 

** NAADAM FESTIVAL (11/12 july) : stay 1 or 2 extra day(s) before or after your tour and visit the Naadam Festival, including 1 or 2 night(s) at Dream Hotel + a guide (non private) + grouped transfers (no lunch, no dinner, no entry fees included).

  • 130 €/person/night in double room
  • 170 €/person/night in single room

 

*** YACK FESTIVAL: The itinerary will be adapted to visit the Yack Festival in the Orkhon Valley on July 23 at no extra cost.

SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENT

Groups of 2 or 3 persons: + 200 € / pers.
Applies to the 3 first persons booked. When the 4th person is booked the supplement is refunded for all travellers.

 

OPTIONS

Single room: + 80 € / pers. (2 nights in Ulan Bator only)

 

INCLUDED

Tour and visits as described, camel ride, full board from dinner of day 1 to breakfast of day 8 except 1 dinner, English speaking translator, Russian 4x4 with driver, nomadic equestrian guide, financial guarantee of your deposits.

 

NOT INCLUDED

International flights, 1 dinner, drinks except water, tea and coffee, personal expenses, booking fee (15 €/person), travel insurance, visa if necessary.

Tour itinerary

A dense trip that takes you into the variety of landscapes of Mongolia: the Orkhon Valley, cradle of nomadic Mongolia, the dunes of the Bayan Gobi, Hustai's wild horses, Buddhist monasteries, Karkhorin, the ancient capital and the wild Przewalski horses of Hustai Park.

This tour is also full of fun experiences: riding a camel, living with nomads, sleeping in yurts ...

Day 1: Ulan Bator

Welcome to Mongolia!

Your English speaking translator is waiting for you at Ulan Bator airport at the arrival of Aeroflot SU330 flight (usually at 07:05 am) for a grouped transfer. If you are already in Ulan Bator, you can join the group at 14:00 in the lobby of the hotel.

No lunch included.

Visit of Gandantegchinlin Monastery and the National Museum of Mongolian History.

Dinner downtown and overnight at Dream hotel or similar (2*).

 

Day 2 : Ulan Bator - Hustai National Park

Breakfast and departure to Hustai National Park.

Lunch at the yurt camp.

In the evening, we go for a drive in the Park to try and find the wild Przewalski's horses.

Dinner and overnight at the yurt camp (2 to 4 persons per yurt, with single beds, showers in a separate building).


Day 3 : Hustai - Kharkhorin (Karakorum)

Breakfast then drive to Kharkhorin, former capital of Mongolia.

Lunch at the yurt camp.

Visit of the Erdene Zuu Monastery.

Dinner and night at Kharkhorin yurt (ger) camp (2-4 persons per yurt in single beds, shower and toilet in a separate building).


Day 4 : Kharkhorin (Karakorum) - Orkhon Valley

Breakfast and departure for the Orkhon Valley.

We are progressing slowly on tracks surrounded by the famous landscape of the Orkhon Valley.

Picnic lunch en route.

Short hike (or you can rent a horse) to visit the Tovkhon monastery.

Dinner and night at Talbiun yurt (ger) camp (2-4 persons per yurt in single beds, shower and toilet in a separate building).

 


Day 5 : Orkhon Valley - Nomads life

Breakfast and drive to the camp of a nomadic family.

 

The day is devoted to the discovery of the traditional lifestyle of the nomads of Mongolia.
We can participate in these activities, and become acquainted with the various family members.
You'll find simple tips to facilitate contact with your host family on the site by clicking here.

During the day, we can easily reach the famous Orkhon Falls with a short hike or by car.

This night will be spent in a "guest-yurt" close to a nomad family's yurts.

The comfort is more simple than in the yurt camps as there are no showers, but you will experience the real nomadic way of life...

Lunch and dinner with our host family and night in the guest-yurt.

 

Day 6 : Orkhon Valley - Camel ride in Khogno Khan Park (Bayan-Gobi)

Breakfast and departure towards Khogno Khan Park, known as the "Bayan-Gobi".

Picnic lunch en route.

Afternoon visit of the Ovgon Khiid Monastery.

Camel ride in in the Elsentasarhaï sand dunes.

This night will be spent in a "guest-yurt" close to a nomad family's yurts.

The comfort is more simple than in the yurt camps as there are no showers, but you will experience the real nomadic way of life...

Lunch and dinner with our host family and night in the guest-yurt.

 

Day 7 : Khogno Khan Park - Ulan Bator

Breakfast and early departure to Ulan Bator where we arrive in the afternoon.

Picnic lunch en route.

The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to shopping in stores downtown.

In the late afternoon, you will attend a show with traditional dances, music and songs from Mongolia, especially the amazing Khoomei.

No dinner included, to let you choose among the varied dining opportunities offered by Ulan Bator.

Night at Dream hotel or similar (2*).


Day 8 : Ulan Bator

Breakfast and transfer to airport on time for flights departing after 07:00am.

Practical Information


Meeting point:

Day 1: Grouped transfer from Ulan Bator Airport on arrival of Aeroflot flight n°SU330 (usually landing at 07:05 am).
If you are already in Ulan Bator, the meeting point is in the lobby of the hotel at 14:00.
Day 8: Grouped transfer to Ulan Bator airport on time for flights departing after 07:00am.

Language: English speaking translator.

Group size: 2-10 persons.

Accommodation


This is a "comfort" tour: no nights in tents, you will enjoy the most comfortable accommodation available in Mongolia.

  • 3 nights in yurt camps
  • 2 nights in a yurt with a nomadic family
  • 2 nights in a 2* hotel in Ulaanbaatar.

More information about accommodation during our tours in Mongolia ...

Discovery tour


Travelling in Mongolia is a unique experience, but it can also be sometimes challenging, as you travel through remote and wild regions.

It is essential that you choose carefully your tour. Read our dedicated page to know how to prepare for your tour in Mongolia.

> How to choose your trip in Mongolia ...

Tour Reviews


Your travel expert - Sabine

"This aptly-named tour is a concentrate of Mongolia. It is perfect if you can just travel for one week, or if you are travellning with the Transmongolian train for example."

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IMPORTANT - Flights in Mongolia


Be aware that very few airlines go to Mongolia, flights are therefore quickly fully booked, especially between June and September. Book at least 6 months in advance to have the best air fares.
If your luggage has been delayed, the airlines do NOT deliver it in Mongolia, they keep it available in Ulan Bator. If your tour has already started, and you are already in the Orkhon Valley for example, it can be very expensive to deliver it.
We can do it for you at extra cost:
- 50 € for a delivery inside Ulan Bator
- 100 € for a delivery in Hustai
- 200 € for a delivery in Khogno Khan
- 300 € for a delivery in Karakorum, the Orkhon Valley or Arkhangai
- 400 € for a delivery at Lake Khövsgöl or in the Gobi Desert
This cost includes the driver & the vehicle for 1 or 2 days depending on the distance + fuel for the vehicule for the round trip + meals and accommodation for the driver if the roundtrip is more than 1 day.
If your flight is late, the same rates apply if you need a private transfer.