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Travel Buddies- A Leading Mongolia Tour Company
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
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Availability : May to October
Activity level: Leisurely
Price: from $505
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  • TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

      • Tour through ancient city, Karakorum

      • Camel riding in Semi-Gobi

      • Horse riding to Orkhon waterfall

      • Meet hospitable nomad families

      DETAILED DESCRIPTION

      Looking for outdoor activities for short travel ? this package offers you camel riding in Semi-gobi and horse riding in Orkhon waterfall area. Visit the first Buddhist monastery and ancient capital city. Also experience staying next to nomad families and learn from the lifestyle.

      ACTIVITIES –  Horse Riding / Camel riding

      ACTIVITY LEVEL –  Leisurely

      DURATION / DISTANCE –  5 days / 4 nights / 1010 km with the car

      PLACES VISITED – Kharkhorin (Karakorum ruins and Erdene Zuu Khiid) / Orkhon valley & Waterfall

      GROUP SIZE

          • Average group size 2-4 people

          • Suitable for ages 12 years old and over

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      • Day 0: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia

        Ulaanbaatar capital city

        Arrival at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport and transfer to the hotel for check in. Enjoy the rest of today at leisure to relax or begin exploring the treasures of Mongolia. Hotel in Ulaanbaatar is not included in the package.

      • DAY 1: SEMI GOBI – ELSEN TASARKHAI(260KM-5 HOURS)(L,D)

        Head to Mongol sand dune, extended 80km displaying a taste of the Gobi Desert. There are grasses grow in the sand that offers food for camel so that the place is rich in camel. Experience riding two humped camels over the dune. Overnight in extra nomad family’s extra Ger.

      • DAY 2: KARAKORUM RUINS & ERDENE ZUU MONASTERY (80KM-2 HOURS) (B,L,D)

        After breakfast we drive to Karakorum, the site of the 13th century Mongolian capital. Take a tour through the ancient city before moving on the beautiful ruins of Erdene Zuu Monastery. Surrounded by huge 400m x 400m walls built from the ruins of Kharakhorum, the Erdenezuu was the first and the biggest Buddhist monastery of the 16th century. Overnight in tourist Ger camp.

      • DAY 3 : ORKHON WATERFALL (120KM-5 HOURS)(B,L,D)

        This morning, take a ride to Orkhon waterfall which is located in Orkhon river valley. The waterfall formed by volcanic eruptions about 20.000 years ago, the waterfall cascades from a height of 20m. It is scenic, tranquil spot and surrounding nature is undisturbed, as such there are opportunities for good walking and riding in the area. The Orkhon River is pristine drink water river and also it is teemed with a lot species fish such as taimen, lenok and so on. Visit yak breeder nomads in near the waterfall. Overnight in extra nomad family’s Ger.

      • DAY 4 : HORSE RIDING TOUR TO ORKHON VALLEY (B,L,D)

        It is a time for saddling up on Mongolian horses and starts the adventure. Ride to the northern mountain of the valley with nomad herder for 2 hours. Leisure time / hiking/. Overnight in tourist Ger camp.

         

      • DAY 5 : RETURN TO ULAANBAATAR (480KM-8 HOURS) (B,L)

        Time to drive to Ulaanbaatar.

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    • DEPARTURE DATES FOR 2017 :
      May to October

      PRIVATE DEPARTURE FOR 2017: Dates are flexible and able to customize.

      TOUR PRICE PER PERSON:

      505 USD per person based on 4 people
      600 USD per person based on 3 people
      750 USD per person based on 2 people
      1245 USD per person based on 1 person

      PRICE INCLUDES:

      • 2 nights in tourist Ger camp & 2 nights in extra nomad family’s Ger
      • All transport throughout tour in 4WD vehicles /Japanese jeep or mini-van with A/C/
      • English speaking guide
      • Horseback riding for the trekking
      • Sightseeing, entrance fees and museum tickets, camel riding fee
      • Bottled water – 1 liter per day
      • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner

       

      PRICE NOT INCLUDES:

      • International airfares
      • Visa application & fees
      • Tipping(optional)
      • Travel insurance (recommended)
      • Personal expenses
      • Accommodation in Ulaanbatar– Travel Buddies can arrange all types of accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
      • Meals/beverages not stated in itinerary
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    • FORESEE THE COUNTRY

      Mongolia is developing country with vast landscapes and road transportation projects are still on going but it has many opportunities to experience adventure travel. From doing outdoor activities, immersing nomad culture and local communities. Experiencing authentic Mongolia may require a spirit of adventure, flexibility, basic comfort of accommodation and facilities. Luxuries are only found around Ulaanbaatar. Travelling through the countryside can involve hours driving in a 4wd vehicle over the dusty and bumpy road; most roads are unpaved.Toilets during the drive over the vast steppe may not find but the rule of nature applies as you can toilet anywhere you feel alright.

      ACCOMMODATION

      Accommodations are clean and traditional. Mongolian traditional house (Yurt) called Ger is provided for the entire trip. Traditional dwelling; one room round tent made of a latticed wood structure covered with layers of felt and canvas, heated by a wood stove and furnished with wood-framed 1-4 beds. The camp restaurant and western-style toilet and shower facilities are located in a central building or big Ger found  a few hundred feet from the Gers. We use fine tourist camps but not the best so if you require finest accommodation (e.x Ger with en-suite bathroom or) there is surcharge.

      Traditional Nomadic homes: Overnight in nomad family’s extra Ger that built next to their’s. You will immerse in nomad lifestyle visiting and having closer insight of them. The toilet there is dry and shower is not available.

      SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

      Single supplement assurance single accommodations in Gers. If single traveller wishes to share accommodations, no single supplement surcharge – only if you require your own Ger accommodation. Make sure to send us your request at least 30 days prior to the tour start.

      MEALS

      Food during the tour can be found many varieties of a typical meat-based dish with vegetable and rice/pasta/noodle. Fortunately, vegetarian foods are available and can be requested. Some of the lunch meals are picnic. Bringing some snacks with you is recommended.

      VEHICLE

      Road in Mongolia is tough and it requires excellent vehicles with experienced drivers. We ensure reliable and excellent vehicle including 4WD Land cruiser, Japanese mini-van and Russian van.

      INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE
      There are several flights per week to the capital, Ulan Bator (ULN), from Beijing, Seoul, Moscow and Turkey.

      VISA REQUIREMENTS

      Visa is required for most travellers, and must be obtained in advance of entry. The only exception is US citizens, who can enter the country as a tourist for up to 90 days. It is your responsibility to organise a visa for Mongolia. Please contact us if you need a Mongolian visa support letter and further assistance.

      TRAVEL INSURANCE IS RECOMMENDED

      Insurance fee /expenses to cancel travel, health insurance/ is not included in travel payment. We hereby recommend you to involve in travel insurance by Insurance Authorities in host country and under conditions and terms proposed by them.

      It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of your return to your country, with at least 2 blank pages at the time of travel.

      KNOW WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

      Bring your warm clothes, the weather in the evening and early morning is cold in the countryside though it is summer. Raincoat-August is only raining season in Mongolia. First aid kit, flashlight, insect repellent, cap, sunglasses, scarf, sun cream, lip balm, backpack and own towel. Definitely, your camera and its equipment.

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