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Discover Mongolia

National Geographic Journeys

Delve into a destination that has not been overrun by tourists on a Discover Mongolia, escorted tour. Explore the Gobi Desert dunes, learn about the national sport, marvel at dinosaur bones, eat traditional cuisine and stay in unique accommodations as you follow the footsteps of nomads.

Embark on a unique vacation in fascinating surroundings. From nomadic people, grassy plains and the Gobi Desert to temples and monasteries this is a mesmerizing adventure. Stay in gers, round tent structures similar to yurts. Dine on traditional fare including a delicious Mongolian barbecue, prepared over hot stones. Take an archery lesson after a demonstration. Delve into the region's rich paleontological history at the Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs. Learn about takhi horses along with conservation programs in the grasslands of Khustain Nuruu. In Karakorum Museum see a collection of 13th and 14th century artifacts including coins and statues. Have a spa moment in the Tsenkher natural hot springs. Cultural insight is provided at a family's horse and yak breeding farm in addition to witnessing famous riding and herding techniques. Stroll about Flaming Cliffs, a sandstone landscape which revealed many dinosaur fossils. Listen to the singing sands of Khongoryn Els.


14 Daysfr. $4,099

  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Dinosaur Museum Visit, Ulaanbaatar
  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Erdene Zhu Buddhist Monastery Visit, Kharkhorin
  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Yak Family Farm Experience, Orkhon Valley
  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Nomadic Family Experience, Khongoryn Els
  • WELLNESS MOMENT: Tsenkher Hot Springs Visit, Tsenkher
  • CITY TOUR Ulaanbaatar
  • VISIT Khustai National Park
  • EXPLORE archaeological museum
  • RELAX in hot springs
  • HIKES toTuvkhun Monastery and Orkhon waterfall
  • TOUR Hoshuu and Ongiin Khiid monasteries
  • EXCURSION to Flaming Cliffs
  • GUIDED TOUR Gobi desert and dune hike
  • EXPLORE Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
  • ENJOY Folklore show with dinner
  • LEARN about Lama Buddhism from a head monk
  • CLIMB to the Zaisan Memorial, honoring Russian soldiers killed in World War II
  • TOUR rooms and temples of Bogd Khan’s Winter Palace
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 13 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow USD$100-$130 for meals not included
  • Hotel Nine in Ulaanbaatar (3 nights)
  • Ger Camp Hustai in Hustai National Park (1 night)
  • Ger Camp Munkhtenger in Kharkhorin (1 night)
  • Duut Mankhan Ger Camp in Tsenkher (1 night)
  • UlaanTsutgalan Ger Camp in Orkhon Valley (2 nights)
  • Ger Camp Secret of Ongi in Ongiin Khiid (1 night)
  • Ger Camp Bayan Zag in Bayanzag (1 night)
  • Ger Camp Gobi Anar in Khongoryn Els (2 nights)
  • Ger Camp Khan Bogd in Yolyn Am (1 night)
  • Accommodation from day 3 to 12 will be in gers. Gers are traditional Mongolian tents made with wooden frames and layers of felt. The camps we stay at will have 2 beds with mattresses, linens, and extra blankets. The tent is on a platform and while simple, is quite comfortable and offers a truly unique experience. Our locations are remote and gers do not have built-in ensuite - all camps have shared facilities with toilette's/sinks/showers. Most ger camps have 24 hour electricity with a couple of exceptions that have generators which after 11pm they cut electricity until morning.

ULAANBAATAR Location Information Description

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included. Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting1h The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

Hotel Nine

ULAANBAATAR Location Information Description

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Enjoy a morning tour of Mongolia’s bustling capital. Visit Gandan Monastery, one of the country’s most important Buddhist sanctuaries, and wander the rooms and temples of Bogd Khan’s Winter Palace, the former home of Mongolia’s last king.

Climb up to the Zaisan Memorial, a Soviet Era monument which commemorates Russian soldiers killed in World War II, and take in sweeping views of the city from the hilltop. Later, admire the world-class collection of fossils at the Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs, dedicated to preserving Mongolia’s paleontological heritage.

Breakfast

Hotel Nine

ULAANBAATAR/HUSTAI NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Hustai National Park, Mongolia

Travel by 4x4 to Hustai National Park, where some of the Earth’s last wild horses roam. The takhi or Przewalski’s horse native to these grasslands had nearly vanished from the wild, until the species was reintroduced here as a result of a successful captive breeding program.

Meet with park staff to learn about the takhi reintroduction project, and keep an eye out for these stocky, coffee-colored horses that have never been domesticated. Settle into a ger tonight, a round, felt-covered tent with basic furniture. We will stay in traditional Mongolian lodgings like gers through day 12 of the trip.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ger Camp Hustai

HUSTAI NATIONAL PARK/KHARKHORIN Location Information Description

Kharkhorin, Mongolia

Drive to the city of Kharkhorin and onward to nearby Karakorum, Mongolia’s ancient capital. Here, Genghis Khan established his headquarters in the early 13th century. Explore the remains of the Erdeni Dzu Monastery, considered Mongolia’s earliest center of Buddhism, and meet with the head monk to learn about the communist purges that decimated much of the country’s Buddhist heritage.

Later, visit the Karakorum Museum, which houses an impressive collection of artifacts from the 13th and 14th centuries as well as a scale model of the ancient capital.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ger Camp Munkhtenger

KHARKHORIN/TSENKHER Location Information Description

Tsenkher, Mongolia

Arrive at Tsenkher in the afternoon, the site of natural hot springs surrounded by serene, forest-covered hills. Popular with tourists and locals alike, these springs have long been known for their therapeutic benefits. Take a soak in one of the outdoor pools, or choose the privacy of an indoor bath.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Duut Mankhan Ger Camp

TSENKHER/ORKHON VALLEY Location Information Description

UlaanTsutgalan Ger Camp, Mongolia

Drive to the breathtaking Orkhon Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site that encompasses rolling hills and pastureland, traditional pastoral societies, and archaeological remains.

Location Information Description

Orkhon Valley, Mongolia

Set out on a hike to the lofty Tuvkhun Monastery, founded by the Mongol Buddhist leader Zanabzar in the mid-17th century. Explore the monastery’s wooden temples, integrated with a natural system of caves, and enjoy beautiful views of the Orkhon Valley and surrounding pine forests.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

UlaanTsutgalan Ger Camp

ORKHON VALLEY Location Information Description

Orkhon Valley, Mongolia

Immerse yourself in traditional Mongolian culture on a visit to a family-run horse and yak farm. Observe daily life on the farm; sample some of their staple products, such as yak cream and yogurt and fermented mare’s milk; and witness Mongolian horseback riding and herding techniques, famed throughout the world. Later, enjoy a hike to a picturesque waterfall before returning to your ger camp for a traditional Mongolian barbecue, prepared over hot stones.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

UlaanTsutgalan Ger Camp

ORKHON VALLEY/ONGIIN KHIID Location Information Description

Ongiin Khiid, Mongolia

Today, you'll make your way to the Gobi, one of the world's largest deserts, which covers much of the southern part of Mongolia. Visit the ruins of Ongiin Khiid, a complex of Buddhist monasteries and universities which were tragically destroyed during the communist purges. Tour the site and learn about the monks who have returned here in recent years, bringing new life to the complex.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ger Camp Secret of Ongi

ONGIIN KHIID/BAYANZAG Location Information Description

Bayanzag, Mongolia

Venture to the Flaming Cliffs or Bayanzag, a rust-colored sandstone landscape where a vast amount of dinosaur fossils have been found. Spend time exploring the dramatic crags and canyons.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ger Camp Bayan Zag

BAYANZAG/KHONGORYN ELS Location Information Description

Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Drive to the spectacular sand dunes of Khongoryn Els in the western Gobi, popularly known as the “singing sands.” Clamber up the wave-like peaks for stunning views of the golden landscape, and listen for the musical sound the dunes produce when the wind blows over them.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ger Camp Gobi Anar

KHONGORYN ELS Location Information Description

Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Spend time with a nomadic camel-herding family today, gaining insight into how they survive in the harsh environment of the Gobi. Lend a hand with some of the daily chores, such as milking camels or churning cheese and butter, and opt for a camel ride.

Later, witness a demonstration of archery, one of Mongolia’s national sports; then learn the basics of this time-honored tradition during a hands-on lesson.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ger Camp Gobi Anar

KHONGORYN ELS/YOLYN AM Location Information Description

Yolyn Am, Mongolia

Drive through the magnificent gorges of the Altay Mountains to the Gurvan Saikhan National Park, a vast protected area that comprises canyons, sand dunes, and steppe. Stop for a hike in rugged Yolyn Am, the “valley of the eagles,” keeping an eye out for ibex, gazelles, argali sheep, and countless species of birds.

Also pay a visit to the little museum of the park where you can admire a collection of dinosaur bones.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ger Camp Khan Bogd

YOLYN AM/ULAANBAATAR Location Information Description

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Catch a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner accompanied by a memorable performance of traditional Mongolian song and dance.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Nine

ULAANBAATAR Location Information Description

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Depart at any time.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Aug 08, 2021
$4,099.00
Sun, Jun 12, 2022
$4,099.00
Sun, Jul 10, 2022
$4,099.00
Sun, Aug 07, 2022
$4,099.00

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  • Mongolia is a fascinating destination to visit, full of natural, wild beauty and traditional life. Travel is becoming easier for foreigners but please be aware that English is still not widely spoken outside the large cities and that accommodation, toilet facilities and some transportation is not yet at the same level as you would expect in developed countries. If you are able to bring with you a lot of patience, a great sense of humor and a willingness to try and interact with the local people, your travel experience will be greatly enhanced.
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  • This trip covers a lot of ground and we will do so in 4x4 vehicles but there is a lot of driving on some very rough and unmaintained roads. A large part of Mongolia's appeal is its wild, untouched nature and, as such, accommodation and infrastructure can be very basic in nature. As such, hot water and electricity can be uncertain. Mongolia is a country which is very different to anything you will have experienced before and while this means it is not the easiest place to travel, this is also what makes it so special.
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