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Naadam Classic Tours

Follow in American explorer Roy Andrew's footsteps in the Flaming Cliffs,
explore the golden sand dunes on camelback, visit a nomadic family,
hike through the spectacular gorge in the Yol Valley,
see stunning wildlife and feel the awesome space and freedom of the Gobi


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Day 1 - Arrival
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to the hotel in downtown. A fascinating performance of traditional music and dance will be at 6 pm followed by a Welcome dinner at one of the best restaurants in the city.

Day 2 - Ulaanbaatar
Sightseeing in the city will start with a visit to the Gandan Monastery, the biggest monastery in the country with impressive temples and statues, followed by the a visit to Bodg Khaan Winter Palace Museum. We will go up to the Zaisan Hill to have the best view of the city like on a palm. After lunch in a restaurant we will wander at the Sukhbaatar Square, the biggest square not only in the city but also in the country with a Zero Point Landmark, surrounded by neoclassic buildings. Then we will visit the Museum of National History.

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Karakorum Tour

Ancient Capital Site · Fascinating Monasteries · Historical Sites
Museums with Amazing Exhibits · Nomadic Culture · Warm Welcome
Stunning Landscapes · Thrilling encounter with Wildlife


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Day 1 - Arrival
Upon arrival at the Buyant Ukhaa Airport in Ulaanbaatar, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in downtown. After check in, unwind yourself in the hotel after jetlag. We will enjoy an impressive performance of traditional music and dance at 6 pm followed by Welcome Dinner.

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar Sightseeing
Today we will do sightseeing in the city, visiting the Mongolia's biggest Monastery Gandantegchilin luckily survived the Stalinist purges in 1930s. Further we will visit the Winter Palace Museum of Bogd Khan - the last Holy King of Mongolia. After the museum we will go to the Zaisan Memorial which lies to the south of the city and offers the best views of Ulaanbaatar like on a palm. It is a foothill of the Bogd Khan Mountain, oldest nature preserve in the country, perhaps in the world, since 1778. After lunch, we will visit the National Museum of History. The rest of the day will be free at leisure. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Day 3 – Khugno Khaan
Today we leave the bustling city behind for the Mongolian countryside. After about 3-hour driving we will reach Elsen Tasarkhai, or "Piece of Sands". This stretch of sand is a long strip that originates in the Gobi and stretches all the way into the central aimags of Mongolia. We will hike around the Mount Khugno Khan visiting a small monastery at its southern foot and, if lucky enough, we might spot ibex and other wildlife.

Day 4 - Orkhon Waterfall
Today we will continue our journey to the narrow valley of Orkhon River, which flows through spectacular volcanic landscape. The impressive waterfall was formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20,000 years ago. We will visit Tuvhon Monastery in the thick forest. Zanabazar – the first Bogd founded this site in 1653 and lived, worked and meditated here for 30 years.

Day 5 - Karakorum
Glorious Erdene Zuu Monastery built in the 16th century from the ruins of the ancient Mongol capital of Karakorum welcomes visitors from all over the world. Discover the surrounding area including the Turtle and Phallic Rocks.

Day 6 – Ugii Nuur
Today we will drive north to Ugii Nuur, a small lake of 25 sq. km at an altitude of 1337 m above sea level. It is a wonderful place for birdlife – cranes and ducks, to name just a few species, migrate to the area around late April. The lake is renowned for its fishing. En route to the lake we will visit the ruined citadel of Khar Balgas (Black Ruins), the old Ordo-Balik was the center of the Uguir Khanate which ruled Mongoolia from 745-854. Explore the area on horseback.

Day 7 - Hustain Nuruu
Our journey will continue to the Hustain Nuruu National Park. This over 50,000 hectare reserve protects the one and only species of wild horse, the Takhi, or better known in the world as the Przewalski Horse, which is being reintroduced to Mongolia since 1993. This Birch Tree Mountain range is home to about 50 species of mammals including red deer, roe deer, wild boar, white-tailed gazelle, grey wolf, Eurasian lynx, badger and more. Over 450 species of vascular plants grove here and 200 of them are medicinal herbs. We will stay overnight at the Hustai Tourist Resort and visit the Information Center.

Day 8 – Ulaanbaatar
Today we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. In the afternoon we will visit the Museum of Natural History with a rich collection of dinosaur bones, skeletons and eggs found in the Mongolian Gobi. After lunch we will visit Zanabazar Fine Art Museum that has a world-class collection of paintings, needle works, carvings and sculptures. The rest of the day is free for leisure. You may do some shopping. Pick up some cashmere, souvenirs and other excellent items that will remind you Mongolia back home. Dinner will be at the Chingis Khaan Restaurant with live music and full of atmosphere.

Day 9 – Departure
After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to the airport for your departure. Whisper Bayartai to Mongolia and have a nice journey back home. Tell your fascinating stories about Mongolia to you family and friends. You are always welcome to Mongolia!

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Prices include: 3 nights in twin share in *** Hotel, 5 nights in Ger Camps, transportation within Mongolia, 3 meals per day, all sightseeing costs, National park fees, guide service, airport transfers

Prices do not include: Visas, International Airfare, Travel Insurance, Departure Tax, Alcohol drinks, Gratuities

Gobi Classic Tour

Follow in American explorer Roy Andrew's footsteps in the Flaming Cliffs,
explore the golden sand dunes on camelback, visit a nomadic family,
hike through the spectacular gorge in the Yol Valley,
see stunning wildlife and feel the awesome space and freedom of the Gobi


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Day 1 Arrival - Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival at the Buyant Ukhaa Airport in Ulaanbaatar, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel (3*) in downtown. We will visit the Mongolia's biggest Monastery Gandantegchilin which luckily survived the communist purges in 1930s. After lunch we will visit the Bogd Khaan's Winter Palace, a series of beautiful traditional buildings in which the eighth Living Buddha and the last king lived. It is now a museum displaying fascinating artifacts and costumes associated with the last king as well as his collection of stuffed animals. After the Museum, we will visit the nearby Zaisan Memorial dedicated to the Victory Day of WW II. This tall landmark in front of the city offers the best views of Ulaanbaatar and the surrounding nature of the Bogd Khan Mountain, the oldest nature preserve in the country, perhaps in the world, since 1778. In the evening, we will see a fascinating performance of traditional music and dance. The spectacular sounds of höömii accompanied by the cherished two-string horse-headed fiddle or morin khuur will be imprinted on your memory forever. Welcome dinner is arranged in one of the best restaurants in the city.

Day 2 - South Gobi - Bayanzag
Today we will fly to Dalanzadgad - the center of the South Gobi Aimag (Province). The flight takes one and a half hours. Upon arrival, our local driver will meet you at the airport and you'll drive to Bayanzag or Flaming Cliff - the world-renowned site for its findings of dinosaur bones and eggs discovered by the American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews in 1920s and displayed in Ulaanbaatar Museum of Natural History or in other museums around the world. Even if you are not crazy about dinosaurs, the supernatural beauty of the surrounding landscape is a good reason to visit. It is a beautiful combination of rocks, red sand and scrubs, sun and awesome emptiness. Bayanzag, as its name suggests, is strewn with saxaul trees. The huge forest of zag or saxaul tree once covered the area is remained today. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger Camp.

Day 3 - Tugrogiin Shiree - Khongor Sand Dunes
After breakfast, we will drive west along the Gurvan Saikhan Mountain Range to the Khongor Sand Dunes with en route visit to Tugrogiin Shiree. This is another famous dinosaur graveyard. The famous 80 million-year-old fossil of fighting dinosaurs was discovered here in 1971 and it is now on display at the Museum of Natural History in Ulaanbaatar. Further we will drive to Khongor Sand Dunes and if you are lucky enough, on the way you can spot the non-human residents of the Gurvan Saikhan National Park such as the white gazelles, black-tailed antelopes and khulan or Asiatic wild asses grazing on the horizon that meets the edge of the sky. We will have a picnic lunch on the way, but dinner will be served at the Ger Camp near the dunes where you will stay overnight.

Day 4 - Khongor Sand Dunes
Today we will stay at the extraordinary Khongor Sand Dunes full day - the most scenic regions of the province. A pleasant 2-3 hour camel riding along the sand dunes will be arranged in the morning before the cruel sun heat. You don't have to be a master to ride a camel, it's very easy and enjoyable if you bear in mind some of our guidance for camel riding. The contours of the dunes give the impression of a beautiful silk scarf dropped in the middle of nowhere. The dark blue mountains of Zoelon and Sevrei lie to the south of the 180 km-long dunes and the Khongor River runs along the northern edges enabling lush green grass to grow, contrasting beautifully with the yellows of the dunes. In some parts, the dunes reach about 800 meters in height. You can climb to the top of the dunes to have wonderful views of the desert and then slide back down if you have plastic bags handy. The sound produced by the masses of moving sand can be heard from far as a sound of an airplane. Hence the sand is called Duut Mankhan or the Singing Dunes. The color of the sand dunes is magic. B, L & D will be at the same Ger Camp.

Day 5 - Yol Valley
After breakfast we will drive back to east (210 km) to the Yolyn Am (Lammergeier Valley) - famous for its breathtaking beauty and astonishing unusual scenery, thick ice in the middle of the Gobi Desert that exists for most of the year. We will check in a Ger Camp near the mountain and after lunch a short trip will take you to the entrance of the Gurvan Saikhan National Park where we will visit a small museum of nature where you will see a collection of dinosaur eggs and bones, stuffed birds and animals of the Gobi. From the museum, the road continues another 10 km to a parking area where a pleasant half-an-hour walk starts along the stream to a gorge full of ice that remains frozen until late July. The surrounding mountains are home to ibex, argali sheep, and many birds of prey including the ossifrage or lammergeier after which the valley is named, as well as numerous rodents particular to the Gobi. Keep your binocular handy. Dinner will be served at the Ger Camp where you'll stay overnight.

Day 6 - Flight to UB/Shopping
After breakfast we will drive back to Dalanzadgad and fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival in UB you will be met our city driver and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping and pick up some cashmere, souvenirs and other excellent products that will remind you Mongolia back home.

Day 7 - Ulaanbaatar City Tour
Today we will visit the Museum of Natural History where you can see a rich collection of dinosaur bones, skeletons and eggs found in the Mongolian Gobi, then visit Zanabazar Fine Art Museum that has a collection of world-class paintings, carvings and sculptures. If you are not an art lover, instead of the Fine Art Museum, you can visit the National Museum of History, or International Intellectual Museum with amazing puzzle toys. Lunch is included at one of the famous local restaurants for local cuisine. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 8 Departure
Free at leisure till your transfer to airport for your departure flight. Whisper "Bayartai!" to Mongolia to tell your fascinating stories about this mysterious and exotic country to your family and friends.

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Prices will include: 3 nights in double room in *** Hotel, 4 nights in Ger Camps, 2 domestic flights, transportation within Mongolia, 3 meals a day, all sightseeing costs, guide service, airport transfers, national park fees, camel and cameleer hire.

Prices do not include: Visas, International Airfare, Travel Insurance, Departure Tax, Alcohol drinks, Gratuities

Hovsgol - The Magic Blue Pearl

Hovsgol has about a million hectares of National Park where high-mountain lakes, thick pine forest, green lush meadows with grazing yaks and horses, and windy ridges are at the heart of many outdoor adventures.

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Day 1 - Arrival
Upon arrival at the Buyant Ukhaa Airport in Ulaanbaatar, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in downtown. After check in, unwind yourself in the hotel after jetlag. We will enjoy an impressive performance of traditional music and dance at 6 pm. The spectacular sounds of höömii (throat singing) accompanied by the cherished two-string horse-headed fiddle or morin khuur will be imprinted on your memory forever. Welcome Dinner will be in one of the best restaurants in the city.

Day 2 - Muren, Huvsgol Lake
Today we will fly to Muren - the capital of the northwestern province of Hovsgol. The flight takes 1 hour 20 minutes. Upon arrival our local driver will meet us at the airport and we will take a 4-hour driving to the western shore of the spectacular Hovsgol Lake. After arrival we will discover the surrounding area hiking.

Day 3 & 4 - Huvsgol Lake
We will stay 2 full days at the lake discovering the breathtaking beauty. The Lake Hovsgol is one of the most scenic spots in Mongolia. This gorgeous alpine lake is surrounded by high mountains, meadows and forests, a complete contrast to the rest of Mongolia. Amazing 90 rivers and streams flow into the lake, but only a single river flows out - the Egiin Gol, which ultimately reaches the Lake Baikal in Siberia. Plenty of interesting activities available in the Hovsgol Nuur National Park for your choice, excellent fishing, swimming, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, visiting reindeer breeders, discovering the surrounding forest, boating, etc.

Day 5 - Muren - Ulaanbaatar
Today we will drive back to Muren, to catch a flight to Ulaanbaatar with en route visit to Uushigiin Ovor, to Deer Steles date back to 3000 years ago. Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar our driver will pick us up and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 6 - Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast we will start sightseeing in Ulaanbaatar including the Mongolia's biggest Monastery Gandantegchilin, Winter Palace Museum of Bogd Khan, the Zaisan Memorial that offers the best panorama of the capital city, The Museum of Natural History with a rich collection of dinosaur bones, skeletons and eggs found in the Gobi desert, International Intellectual museum with amazing Mongolian puzzle toys.

Day 7 - Departure
Whisper "Bayartai!" to Mongolia to tell your fascinating stories about this mysterious and exotic country to your family and friends.

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Prices will include 3 nights in Double occupancy in a *** Hotel, 3 nights in Ger Camps, 2 domestic flights, transportation within Mongolia, 3 meals per day, all sightseeing costs, guide service, airport transfers, horse and horseman hire.

Prices do not include: Visas, International Airfare, Travel Insurance, Departure Tax, Alcohol drinks, Gratuities

Gobi Grand Tour

Travel through 4 Gobi provinces, discover the impressive Rock formations in the Middle Gobi, visit the stunning Flaming Cliffs, the extraordinary Yol Valley, explore the massive sand dunes on camel back in the South Gobi, visit the famous Karakorum in Ovorkhangai, and Cultural show, museums and sightseeing in Ulaanbaatar and more

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Day 1 - Arrival
Upon arrival at the Buyant Ukhaa Airport in Ulaanbaatar, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in downtown. After check in, unwind yourself in the hotel after jetlag. We will enjoy an impressive performance of traditional music and dance at 6 pm. The spectacular sounds of höömii (throat singing) accompanied by the cherished two-string horse-headed fiddle or morin khuur will be imprinted on your memory forever. Welcome Dinner will be in one of the best restaurants in the city.

Day 2 – Ulaanbaatar
Today we will do sightseeings in the city, visiting the Mongolia's biggest Monastery Gandantegchilin luckily survived the Stalinist purges in 1930s. Then we will visit the Winter Palace Museum of Bogd Khan - the last Holy King of Mongolia. After the museum we will go to the Zaisan Memorial which lies to the south of the city and offers the best views of Ulaanbaatar like on a palm. It is a foothill of the Bogd Khan Mountain, oldest nature preserve in the country, perhaps in the world, since 1778. After lunch, we will visit the National Museum of History. The rest of the day will be free at leisure. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Day 3 - Baga Gazryn Chuluu, Middle Gobi
After breakfast, we will hit the road for the Mongolian countryside. Our destination will be 220 km southward in the beautiful region of Baga Gazryn Chuluu - a site of a huge granite formation in the middle of the Mongolian sandy plane. We will drive and hike around in the area, and visit the picturesque ruins of a small monastery hidden in a nice little protected valley. There are wood elms, growing on rocks. A 20m long cave a brook with 60cm hole is also in rocks of the mountain.

Day 4 – Ikh Gazryn Chuluu, Middle Gobi
Today we will drive east to another beautiful area of unusual rock pinnacles. The highest peak is Yerlug Uuul, 1,706 m above sea level. We discover the area on feet or horseback and will have a chance to spot grazing ibexes and argali - mountain sheep, especially in the down and dusk. This area is rich in for flora and fauna.

Day 5 – Tsagaan Suvarga, Middle Gobi
Our next stop in the Middle Gobi Province will be an area of limestone rocks called White Stupa, about 30 meters tall and 100 meters long and shaped strangely as a result of a wind and water erosion for thousands of years. From a distance, it can be mistaken for the ruins of an ancient city. It down, it offers a magnificent view with rainbow colors. We will visit a cave called “horizontal and vertical” for its strange shape and formation.

Day 6 – Yol Valley, South Gobi
Today we will drive to South Gobi province with en route visit to Ulaan Suvarga, 20 km west of the Tsagaan Suvarga, another impressive rock formations. This time the color of the cliffs is not white, but red. That’s why this eerie place is called Red Stupa. We will visit Gurvan Saikhan National Park in South Gobi. At its entrance we will visit a small museum of Natural History to get acquainted with the flora and fauna of the National Park as well as with some dinosaur bones and eggs found in the Province. We will drive another 10 km to the parking area and a pleasant hike thru the Yolyn Am (Lammergeier Valley) will take us to a gorge with ice that exists for most of the year. This valley is famous for its breathtaking beauty and astonishing scenery - the thick ice in the middle of the Gobi.

Day 7 - Khongor Sand Dunes, South Gobi
Today we will drive west to the extraordinary sand dunes of Khongoryn Els. This is one of the most scenic areas of the Province In the evening, we will climb up to the Singing Dune, one of the highest dunes, to see the breathtaking view of the surrounding area and slide back on a plastic bag if you have one handy. The moving sand in the wind or when walked on gives out a definite note and makes a noise similar to an airplane passing by, that's why this particular part of the dunes is called "Singing" or "Sounding" would be more precise. Overnight stay in a Ger camp near the dunes.

Day 8 - Camel Riding at the Khongor Sand Dunes
We will stay at the Sand Dunes another day to discover this magnificent place on camelback. Mongolia is home to 2/3 of the two-humped Bactrian camels in the world. It is a gentle, calm and extraordinary patient animal and can carry on without water for a month. The Khongor Sand Dunes are the perfect place for camel riding. Bet, you never rode a Bactrian camel, riding a Bactrian camel is much more comfortable than the camel in Sahara, India or anywhere else. Its two humps support you from both sides and easy pace will comfort you so much, that you might fall asleep after a while. But don’t fall asleep, see the spectacular view of the surrounding area.

Day 9 – Bayanzag, South Gobi
In early 1920s an American expedition in search of ancient human remains led by Roy Chapman Andrews discovered accidentally dinosaur fossils and eggs at Bayanzag locally known as a place rich in saksaul trees. In the western world, this area is well known for the number of unearthed dinosaur remains as Flaming Cliffs penned by Andrews for the red tall rocks formed as a result of wind and water erosion. White fossilized bones are still found nowadays.

Day 10 – Ongiin Hiid, Middle Gobi
This small mountainous area along the Ongi River makes a good resting place to break a trip between the South Gobi and Karakorum. The bend in the river marks the remainsof two ruined monasteries, the Barlim Hiid on the north bank and the Khutagt Hiid on the south. There is plenty of interesting ruins to explore.

Day 11 - Karakorum, Ovorkhangai
Today we will drive to Karakorin, the site of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Little is left from this legendary city. A magnificent Monastery Erdene Zuu was built in 16th century from the ruins of the ancient Mongol capital of Karakorum without using a single nail. Only a few remain standing today, but this is more due to Communist purges of the 1930s than poor workmanship. Discover the surrounding area including the Turtle and Phallic Rocks.

Day 12 – Khustai Nuruu, Central Province
Our journey will continue to the Hustain Nuruu National Park. This over 50,000 hectare reserve protects the one and only species of wild horse, the Takhi, or better known in the world as the Przewalski Horse, which is being reintroduced to Mongolia since 1993. This Birch Tree Mountain range is home to about 50 species of mammals including red deer, roe deer, wild boar, white-tailed gazelle, grey wolf, Eurasian lynx, badger and more. Over 450 species of vascular plants grove here and 200 of them are medicinal herbs. We will stay overnight at the Hustai Tourist Resort and visit the Information Center.

Day 13 - Ulaanbaatar City Tour
The Museum of Natural History offers you a rich collection of dinosaur bones, skeletons and eggs found in the places you have visited. Visit Zanabazar Fine Art Museum that has a world-class collection of paintings, carvings and sculptures. Go shopping, pick up some cashmere, souvenirs and other excellent items that will remind you Mongolia back home.

Day 14 - Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for your departure. Whisper "Bayartai!" to Mongolia to tell your fascinating stories about this mysterious and exotic country to your family and friends.

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Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for prices

Prices will include: 3 nights in Double occupancy in a *** Hotel, 11 nights in Ger Camps, transportation within Mongolia, 3 meals per day, all sightseeing costs, national park fees, guide service, airport transfers, camel and cameleer hire.

Prices do not include: Visas, International Airfare, Travel Insurance, Departure Tax, Alcohol drinks, Gratuities