Escape vibrant Ulaanbaatar city and take this day tour across Terelj National Park’s stunning landscape with an insider’s insight on ancient Mongolia’s history, culture and traditional way of life. From the giant Chinggis Khan Equestrian statue to the granite formed high mountains and meditation center, this is a day tour that picks the very best that Gorkhi-Terelj National Park has to offer.
This package includes everything you need for an unforgettable day out: private air-conditioned car transport to and from your hotel, an English-speaking guide and driver, all entrance and parking fees and petrol…plus all the activities listed in the itinerary below!!
ACTIVITIES – Horse riding and hiking
ACTIVITY LEVEL – Leisurely
DURATION / DISTANCE – Day tour / 150km with car (4-5 hours driving)
Minimum group size 1 person
Average size of group 2-4 people
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Visit Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue Complex (54km-1,5 hour)
Take a short drive to the Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue Complex, 40m tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback. Visit two small museums displaying a private collection of archaeologist’s findings from Bronze age and 13th century. Have a fascinating panoramic view with walking to head of horse.
Immerse in nomad culture and traditional meal (55km-1,5 hour)
Take a scenic drive through alpine magnificent mountains and arrive in nomad family. Savor a traditional meal for lunch offered by the hospitable nomad family. Experience riding Mongolian pony horse with local guide and have a breathtaking time.
Witness nature made turtle rock and hiking
Traverse through iconic Turtle rock and drive to Buddhist Meditation center in the mountainside.Explore the center with a stunning hike from crossing the short trail bridge to stepping 108 stairs.Take in every last bit of the unique scenery before ending this active adventure in Ulaanbaatar.
Ideas for customization : Day 2 – Do extra activities
Have one more day to ride a horse for half day and learn to shoot a traditional Mongolian bow and arrow. Alternatively, fly over Chinggis Khan statue with autogyro, play golf or visit 13th century complex park.
DEPARTURE DATES FOR 2016 & 2017: Daily
TOUR PRICE PER PERSON:
110 USD per person based on 1-4 people
Suitable for ages 5 years old and over
- All transport throughout tour
- English speaking guide
- Horse riding fee
- Traditional meal for lunch
- Bottled water
- Sightseeing, entrance fees and museum tickets
PRICE NOT INCLUDES:
- International airfares
- Visa application
- Travel insurance (recommended)
- Personal expenses
- Accommodation in Ulaanbatar– Travel Buddies can arrange all types of accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
- Meals/beverages not stated in itinerary
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
There are several flights per week to the capital, Ulan Bator (ULN), from Beijing, Seoul, Moscow and Turkey.
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.