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Travel Buddies- A Leading Mongolia Tour Company
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
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Availability : All year around
Activity level: Leisurely
Group size: min 1
Price: From $430
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  • TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    • Photography tour at your own pace

    • Take portraits of nomads and capture their nomadic way of life

    • Visit 13th ancient capital and the first Buddhist monastery

    • Homestay with nomad family

    • Multiple activities including hiking,camel riding and discovering wild horse on foot

    DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    This photographic tour is for photography lovers planning to visit Mongolia for their first time, and taking quick getaway to capture true Mongolia. Shoot your photos at your pace and record a nomadic Mongolia, including historical sites, natural landscapes, idyllic scenes, and nomadic life.

    Immerse yourself in Mongolia’s wilderness and spectacular landscapes with this short tour. Explore the heart of Mongolia as you tour through sacred mountain, ancient city and discover wild horse. Spend two nights and three days in Mongolian traditional Ger and immerse in nomad culture.

    ACTIVITIES – Photographing / Cultural Activities / Walking Tours / Camel riding / Wildlife

    ACTIVITY LEVEL –  Leisurely

    DURATION / DISTANCE –  3 days/ 2 nights / 780km with car

    PLACES VISITED –  Khugnu khan / Mongol sand dune / Kharkhorin (Karakorum ruins and Erdene Zuu Khiid) / Khustai N.P

    GROUP SIZE

    Minimum group size 1 person
    Average group size 2-4 people

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    • Day 0: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia

      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 : Travel to Khugnu Khan mountain natural reserve (L,D)

      khugnu khanSurrender to this magical land today with the first taste of Mongolia’s fascinating landscape. Venturing into the Khugnu Khan mountain, a granite rock formation with  a semi-arid steppe full of rare wildlife. Traverse through the ruin of the temple with the rock formation, ruined in the 13th century and sacred mountainside. Overnight in nomad family’s extra Ger next to them.

    • Day 2: Karakorum & Erdenezuu Monastery /100km-2 hours/ (B,L,D)

      monkHead 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. Continue on adventure, drive to Karakorum, the site of the 13th century Mongolian capital. 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: Khustai NP – UB /390km-7 hours/ (B,L)

      hustai musuemTravel to the Khustai national park and visit a small museum displaying a collection of photos and videos about the wild horse. Take a stunning hike to bring you closer discovering the wild horses of total about 300 adopting the re-introduced landscapes and wildlife. Take in every last bit of the unique scenery and savor the last traditional lunch before ending this incredible adventure in Ulaanbaatar.

    • Recommended Add-On : Day 4- Tsenkher Hot Springs

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      Take the chance to unwind today with a trip to the Tsenkher Hot Springs . Settle in to the Ger camp and enjoy a natural hot spring bath.

       

    • Recommended Add-On : Day 5- Over night with nomad family in Khustai N.P

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      Take an opportunity to be completely immersed in the Mongolian culture, enjoying a traditional meal and spending the night with a nomadic family in the steppe zone.

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  • DEPARTURE DATES FOR 2017: All year around

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

    TOUR PRICE PER PERSON:

    285 USD per person based on 4 people
    335 USD per person based on 3 people
    430 USD per person based on 2 people
    718 USD per person based on 1 person

    PRICE INCLUDES:

    • 1 night in nomad family’s extra Ger and 1 night in tourist Ger camp
    • All transport throughout tour in 4WD vehicles /Japanese jeep or mini-van with A/C/
    • English speaking guide
    • Camel riding fee
    • Sightseeing, entrance fees and museum tickets
    • Bottled water
    • 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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