The Land of Nomads (10 days)

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Overview

When you travel with Mongolian Luxury Tours you will experience the very best of our country and become totally immersed in what makes our little corner of the world so great such as the beauty of our landscapes, the charm of our people, the embrace of our culture and the warmth of our welcome. We specialize in luxury travel so our trips include five star hotels and luxury tourist camps and resorts as well. We do recognize that a luxury experience requires a certain level of consultation and because all are different, we prefer to design a bespoke itinerary for you based on understanding your needs. Nothing will be left to chance and you can rest assured our team is experienced in dealing with the most discerning of valued clients.



Region: Southern and Central part of Mongolia
Available time: May - September
Price: 6250 $ for per persons
Save $500 BOOK by Jan 31, 2016
Single supplement: 1750 $

Outline itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

Day 2 City Tour

Day 3 Flight to Gobi Desert for 1.2 hours

Day 4 Yol Valley to Flaming Cliffs

Day 5 Yol Valley to Moltsog Sand Dune

Day 6 Gobi - Ulaanbaatar - Terelj NP

Day 7 Terelj NP - 13th century - Terelj NP

Day 8 Terelj NP - Hustai NP - HS Luxury resort

Day 9 HS Luxury Resort to Ulaanbaatar

Day 10 Departure


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Hello Soyoloo

Just want to thank you for your wonderful hospitality and expert tour guiding during our trip to Mongolia. We loved visiting the Husai National Park and exploring the city of Ulaanbaatar. Our favorite part of the trip was seeing the beautiful countryside and encountering wild horses, camels and eagles. Thank you so much for showing us around and making sure our trip was a success. We also enjoyed our driver, Zoloo. Look forward to planning our next adventure with you.

Best,
Lisa Berkman
Tour group from USA

Detailed tour itinerary

July 28 - Day 1 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival at Chinggis Khan International Airport, you are met by tour guide and transferred to the hotel in the city center.
Rest of the day is for rest and to recover jet lag and travel fatigue.

Overnight in Blue Sky hotel

Meals: dinner

July 29 - Day 2 Ulaanbaatar city tour

After breakfast at hotel, you will go on a sightseeing city tour. The first stop is at Sukhbaatar Square, which is the central square named after the revolutionary hero of 1921 Damdiny Sukhbaatar whom declared independence from China. You will visit the Gandan Monastery that is the largest and most famous functioning monastery in Mongolia; here you may experience the monks in worship and see the impressive Golden Buddha Statue of Migjid Janraisig. Time permitting you can visit the Natural History Museum which is famous for its authentic dinosaur skeletons and also visit the Zaisan memorial hill to get a fantastic view of whole city. You will have a welcome dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight in Blue Sky Hotel or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

July 30 - Day 3 Fly to the Gobi Desert and then drive to Yol Valley and the Gurvansaikhan National Park

This morning you fly over the vast steppe to the Gobi Desert, Mongolia’s southernmost province of semi-arid desert. Meet your driver upon arrival and then transfer by a 4WD vehicle to the Yol Valley in Gurvansaikhan National Park, situated in the lap of the Altai Mountains. On the way to the lodge, you will stop to visit the local Natural History Museum for an insight into the flora and fauna of the area. This valley is nestled deep within the hills and is a safe haven to get away from the desert heat. Some areas of the valley are continually sheltered from the hot sun and house huge, blocks of ice that gradually melt away during the summer. It is very wide at the entrance and narrows gradually into a remarkable gorge. You will get to see wild animals such as ibex and wild sheep, and the vulture. You can hike on foot or go horseback or camel riding around the area to the gorge.

Check into the Three Camels Lodge which is among the top eco lodges of the world. The lodge is solar powered and stands ground on a stunning landscape with sweeping views of the Gobi-Altai been built using all local sustainable materials.

Overnight in Three Camel Lodge - Deluxe Ger

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

July 31 - Day 4 Drive to Moltsog Sand Dune

Moltsog Els, is one of the few regions of the Gobi covered by sand dunes. Smaller than Hongoryn Els, these sand dunes are much closer to the Three Camel Lodge, but we guarantee that you will not be disappointed. You can visit a camel herder’s family and will have an opportunity to ride a Bactrian camel.

Overnight in Three Camel Lodge - Deluxe Ger

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

August 1 - Day 5 Day trip to Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)

Drive to flaming cliffs known as Flaming Cliffs is located 20 kilometers away from Bulgan soum, a lot of Paleontological findings have been discovered here. The place is known as 'Flaming Cliffs' was named by Roy Chapman Andrews, an American explorer who had visited Mongolia in 1922 and over the course of two years he searched throughout the Mongolian Gobi Desert and found dinosaur fossils and dinosaur eggs about 10-15 cm. It was the first discovery of its scale and kind in the world that had been made at the time.

Overnight in Three Camel Lodge - Deluxe Ger

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

August 2 - Day 6 Flight back to Ulaanbaatar, Terelj National Park

We will drive to airport for flight back to Ulaanbaatar and you are transferred to Terelj National park. This unforgettable excursion will take you to features such as unique rock formations, scenic valleys, a winding river, and restful groves of trees. Many nomads live in the park itself, where they find lush grazing land for their animals. You will take a tour in the park and visit the notable rocks called "The Turtle rock", and “Monk reading a book". You will visit the Aryabal meditation center located inside the mountains to learn more about Mongolian Buddhism. TERELJ LUXURY HOTEL
A scenic upcountry drive from Ulaanbaatar transports you to the Terelj Hotel and Spa, one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Nestled in an almost untouched corner of the earth – Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, part of the vast Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area – this palatial yet intimate hotel is a destination in itself.
Discover serenity and renewal in the Tereljmaa Spa, with its array of massages and treatments. Share family time in the heated pool and Jacuzzi. Or let the children play in their own club – while you enjoy time as a couple over fine cuisine and a fine Cuban cigar. Then relax in luxurious rooms and suites designed for comfort, and accented by Mongolian antiques and contemporary art.

Overnight in Terelj Luxury hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

August 3 - Day 7 Drive to 13th century complex

After having breakfast drive to 13th century National park. On the way, you visit the Chinggis khan’s Statue making a one short stop over there. Taking some photos for Chinggis khan’s Statue. Then continue to drive to 13th century where a several kind of tribes such as King Palace, Shaman camp, herder’s camp and so on. Have a lunch King Palace camp near the 13th century after that driving back to Terelj Hotel

Overnight in Terelj Luxury hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

August 4 - Day 8 Drive from Terelj NP to Hustai National Park

We will drive to Hustai National Park Hustai National Park is the site of a unique re-introduction scheme of Przewalskii’s horse (Equus przewalskii), called "takhi" by Mongolians. It became extinct in the wild in 1969 and, since 1992, has been successfully re-introduced to Hustai from zoos around the world. This has been an international effort monitored by The Foundation for the Przewalskii Horse, based in the Netherlands and MACNE (Mongolian Association for Conservation of Nature and the Environment). The national park is rolling Steppe Mountains with rather large patches of birch and aspen forests. There are also visible remains of Neolithic graves. In addition, red deer (Cervus elaphus) and wolf (Canis lupus) have increased quite a bit during the last few years, as well as Mongolian gazelle. Species present in Hustai but usually not seen include Lynx, Argali Sheep and Roe Deer. The Hustai National Park in Mongolia is world famous for the successful reintroduction of the Prezwalski horse. After lunch we will drive to HS khan resort where we will stay overnight.

Overnight in HS khan Luxury resort

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

August 5 - Day 9 Drive back to Ulaanbaatar

In the morning, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. There is more to see if you are interested. Visit the Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum-residence of Bodg Jabzan Damba Hutagt VIII-Mongolia's last theocrat. Or take leisurely stroll in the town center. In the evening, enjoy farewell dinner and local folklore dance shows.

Overnight in Blue Sky Hotel or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

August 6 - Day 10 Departure

Check out from the hotel and transfer to the “Chinggis Khan” International airport for departure.

Meals: Breakfast

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