Taste of Mongolia Tour (8 days)
About this activity
- Instant Booking
- Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 25 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
- Duration:8 Day(s)
- Eco Tourism
- National Parks & Sanctuaries Tours
- Nature & Sightseeing Tours
- UNESCO and Historical Tours
- Wildlife Safari Tours
- Travel StylePremium
- Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
- Guide Language
- Tour Vibe Active
- Recommended For
- Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
- Chinggis Khaan Statue
- Hustain Nuruu - Biosphere Reserve - Hustai National Park
- Ugii Lake
- Erdene Zuu Monastery
- Elsen tasarkhai Ger Camp
we will pick you up from New Ulaanbaatar International Airport or any accommodation in Ulaanbaatar.
Ulaanbaatar aiport, Train station, any hotels in the city
- Age Range 3 - 90 (Years Old)
Experience everything that Mongolia has to offer when you take this tour. You will go home with memories that will last a lifetime.
A short trip but nevertheless a packed itinerary! You will experience beautiful sceneries, fascinating historical sites and enjoy culture and fun on the way. You will be horse trekking not only on the mountain steppe but also on camel riding through deserts. We will then take you to the symbolic ruins of Genghis Khan's capital city the Karakorum and visit the largest Erdenezuu monastery. Enjoy Mongolian authentic barbecue, prepared the traditional way ---the meat is grilled with hot stones resulting in a great unique taste. This is a wonderful trip that enables you to experience Mongolia and collect amazing memories in a short period of time.
Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, you'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to 4* hotel. Take a city tour to Gandan Monastery where you will see a huge gold plated Buddha, the symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival. And there are other highlights - Sukhbaatar Square and National Museum of Mongolia where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to present time. Excursion to Zaisan Hill Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)
Take a tour of the Chinggis Khaan Statue, the biggest equestrian statue in the world - 40 meters tall stainless steel statue symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog. Drive to Terelj national park to visit the Temple of Ariyapala and enjoy a stunning view. Explore the famous Turtle Rock and the extraordinary frock formations on horseback riding. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D) (Distance approx 100 km, 2-3 hours drive on dirt/paved road)
Drive to the west side of UB. Hustai national park is rich with wildlife and historical monuments. Ungut monuments - famous for its large number of man-like figures, sepultures and rectangular tombs which dates back to the 6-8 th century AD. But the most important highlight of the day is Takhi, The Przewalski horses. Takhi is the only true wild horse that once nearly went extinct in the wild. If you have a chance, you can see other wildlife such as wolves, marmots and deers. Enjoy short hiking over the mountains and photograph the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit Hustai NP’s information center and souvenir shop. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D) (Distance approx 200 km, 3-4 hours drive on dirt/paved road)
After breakfast, drive to Ugii Lake (altitude 1387 m; surface area—25 sq. km). When you visit the lake, you will have an opportunity to take a boat tour and do some bird watching. On the way, you will see the Khusuu Tsaidam museum full of artifacts collected from nearby city ruins of the Turkic State (6th – 8th Centuries A.D). Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D) (Distance approx 230 km, 3-4 hours drive on dirt/paved road)
Drive to the south, to the Orkhon valley, a World Cultural Heritage Site. Kharkhorin was the capital of the Great Mongolian Empire, dates back to the 13th century. Now, the ruin lies low confronting against time and hiding Chinggis khan’s secrets beneath its name – “black soil”. Visit Kharkhorin museum and see the artifacts collected from the ruins. Next place Magnificent Erdene Zuu - the oldest monastery in Mongolia and the artwork of the Mongol architects – is located near the ruins. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D) (Distance approx 50 km, 2 hours drive on dirt/paved road)
After breakfast, drive to Tarna Mountain and Petite Gobi. Visit a local nomad family and ride 2 humped camels. Get involved in their daily life, take a class on milking livestocks and play ankle bone games. In the evening, cook a traditional Mongolian barbecue under the instruction of the hostess. This is a real experience and will be an unforgettable highlight of this tour. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D) (Distance approx 70 km, 2 hours drive on dirt/paved road)
Today is your chance to do some shopping for souvenirs and cashmere in Ulaanbaatar. Later in the evening, you will attend a live Mongolian traditional music and dance performance. A perfect ending for a perfect journey. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D) (Distance approx 300 km, 5 hour drive on paved road)
After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B) B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner
- Airport Transfer
- Train Station
English speaking guide
Mongolian traditional foods
- All meals as listed
- All entrance fee
- Horse, camel ride, boat cruise
- Mongolian barbecue
- Letter of Invitation
- Extra Services
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities
- Camera fee for museum & monastery
- Travel Insurance
- Single supplement
Tour Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation up to 25 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 50 % of the tour amount
Tour Date Change Policy
Tour Date can be changed 30 day(s) prior departure
Good To Know
- The best time to make this trip
May to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year but be assured, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time. The best time to visit the Gobi is June or September.
We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be staying in a standard tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 to 4 people per ger) in the countryside. All accommodation offered by Black Ibex Expeditions is personally checked by our staff to ensure standards.
In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice, and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.
Black Ibex Expeditions use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approx 200-250km.
- Personal things to bring with you:
Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a waterproof jacket, and a hat and headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don't forget insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss, water purifying tablets and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ). All your camera equipment.
FAQsWhat visa requirements are there?
Some citizens (such as US and Singapore) are no need to obtain tourist visa to Mongolia within 30 days. (Read more at www.MongoliaVisa.com) Visas are available from the Mongolian embassy in your country. Please attach our tour confirmation email and invoice to your visa application.
Communicate with Black Ibex Expeditions
- 1. Your enquiry is sent directly to the company.
- 2. They will reply to your own email, from where you can continue the conversation.