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Travel Buddies- A Leading Mongolia Tour Company
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Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
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Availability : May to October with tourist camp & year round with nomad family stay
Activity level: Leisurely
Group size: Min 2
Price: from $600
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  • TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

     

    DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    Have you got only few days in Mongolia? No worry, spend minimum time in Ulaanbaatar city and spend more time in the beautiful nature of Mongolia. Meanwhile, see varieties of landscapes as much as possible with some activities like horse riding, camel riding, staying in traditional Ger camp etc. Also, don’t miss cultural sights to hospitable nomad families and museum and monasteries which provide the great insight of Mongolian culture and history. Traditional dishes will be offered.

    ACTIVITIES – Cultural Activities / Walking Tours / Camel and horse riding / Wildlife

    ACTIVITY LEVEL – Leisurely

    DURATION / DISTANCE 4 days / 3 nights / 870km with car

    PLACES VISITED – Elsen tasarkhai / Kharkhorin (Karakorum ruins and Erdene Zuu Khiid) / Khustai N.P/ Terelj N.P/ Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue

    GROUP SIZE
    Minimum group size 2 people
    Average group size 2-4 people

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    • Day 0: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia

      ulaanbaatar smallArrival 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: Sand dune – Elsen tasarkhai /290km-5 hours/ (L,D)

      camel riding in elsen tasarkhai

      Heading to central Mongolia, stop over Khugnu khan national park and visit ruin of the monastery in the mountainside. Arrive in a local herder family, who will host us tonight.

    • Day 2: Karakorum & Khustai National Park /300km-7 hours/ (B,L,D)

      Karakorum

      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. After the visit, drive to Khustai National Park and see wild horse Takhi. Overnight in tourist Ger camp.

    • Day 3: Terelj N.P & Meditation center /180km-4 hours/ (B,L,D)

      Terelj N.P

      Head to Terelj national park and visit Turtle rock and hike to Meditation center. Overnight in tourist Ger camp.

       

    • Day 4: Terelj- Nomad family – Ulaanbaatar / 100 km – 2 hours/ (B,L)

      chinggis khan statue yag

      In the morning is still in Terelj, try horseback riding over mountain. Savor traditional lunch in nomad family. Afterward, drive to the Giant Chingghis Khan statue complex. Transfer back to accommodation before dinner.

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  • DEPARTURE DATES FOR 2017: Year round

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

    TOUR PRICE PER PERSON:
    474 USD per person based on 3-4 people
    600 USD per person based on 2 people

    PRICE INCLUDES:

    • One night stay with nomad family and two nights accommodation in tourist Ger camps /twin share/
    • All transport throughout tour in 4WD vehicles /Japanese jeep or mini-van with A/C
    • English speaking guide
    • Camel and horse riding fee
    • Sightseeing, entrance fees and museum tickets
    • Bottled water – 1 litre 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 Ulaanbaatar-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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