BEST OF MONGOLIA (with Naadam Festival)
Cultural tour of Mongolia

Mongolia will surprise you...
Mongolia, the ancient realm of Genghis Khan, has emerged from the shadow of Communism and is now open to the world. Mongolia is one of the best kept travel secrets and a most rewarding destination for both lovers of culture and adventurous travelers. This 15 Day Best of Mongolia Tour has been so designed to reveal the secret that is Mongolia. In a comfortable journey you will have lots of opportunities to mingle with the friendly people and even experience stays in traditional Ger Camps - yurts.

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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 15 days
Min. Tour Size : 03 persons
Max. Tour Size : 15 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Ulaanbaatar
Day 02: Ulaanbaatar/Hustain Nuruu National Park (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 03: Hustain Nuruu National Park/Ulaanbaatar (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 04: Ulaanbaatar
(B, L, D)
Day 05: Ulaanbaatar/Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 06: Baga Gazriin Chuluu/Tsagaan Suvarga (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 07: Tsagaan Suvarga/Yol Valley (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 08: Yol Valley/Khongor Sand Dunes (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 09: Khongor Sand Dunes/Bayanzag (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 10: Bayanzag/Ongi Monastery (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 11: Ongi Monastery/Karakorum (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 12: Karakorum/Erdene Zuu Tsenkher Hot Spring (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 13: Erdene Zuu Tsenkher Hot Spring/Lake Ugii (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 14: Lake Ugii/Ulaanbaatar (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 15: Depart Ulaanbaatar
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Ulaanbaatar

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your hotel. Check in time starts 1500 hrs.
Overnight: Park Hotel, Ulaanbaatar (1 night)

Day 02: Ulaanbaatar/Hustain Nuruu National Park (Drive)

After breakfast drive to Hustain Nuruu National Park. Drive deep into the National Park in search of Przewalski horses (takhi), ancestor of all modern-day horses in the world. If you have binoculars, please bring them. View a short documentary and visit the museum.
Overnight: Ger Camp (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 03: Hustain Nuruu National Park/Ulaanbaatar (Drive)

After breakfast drive to Hui Doloon Hudag for the horse racing event of the Naadam Festival. Enjoy watching horse races and immersing in the atmosphere. Afterwards drive back to the hotel in Ulaanbaatar.
Overnight: Park Hotel, Ulaanbaatar (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 04: Ulaanbaatar

Attend the opening ceremony of the Naadam Festival plus a Naadam Gala Dinner and Folk Concert in the evening. The highlight of the Mongolian festival calendar, the Naadam Festival dates back several centuries and takes place each year on July 11-13. Originally a test of a nomad’s aptitude, it requires strength, stamina, accurate marksmanship and skillful horsemanship. Given the equine nature of nomadic life, much importance is placed on the horse races. Drawing herdsmen from hundreds of miles around and townsfolk alike, races are staged on the vast steppes covering distances of up to 20 miles. (B, L, D)

Day 05: Ulaanbaatar/Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Drive)

Early morning begin your journey to Baga Gazriin Chuluu, a unique formation of rocks. Visit ruins of an ancient temple and explore the area.
Overnight: Ger Camp (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 06: Baga Gazriin Chuluu/Tsagaan Suvarga (Drive)

After breakfast visit the ruins of Sum Khukh Burd Temple. Continue driving to Tsagaan Suvarga, a fascinating white limestone cliff which resembles a Stupa.
Overnight: Ger Camp (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 07: Tsagaan Suvarga/Yol Valley (Drive)

After breakfast at the camp spend the day on a full day excursion to Yoliin Am National Park for hiking and an opportunity to photograph the stunning landscape. Picnic lunch. Spend the afternoon hiking or relaxing.
Overnight: Ger Camp (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 08: Yol Valley/Khongor Sand Dunes (Drive)

After breakfast drive to Khongor Sand Dunes known as the Singing Dunes. Enjoy a picnic lunch. A climb up to the sand dunes will be rewarded with a breathtaking view. In the evening observe a spectacular sunset.
Overnight: Ger Camp (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 09: Khongor Sand Dunes/Bayanzag (Drive)

After breakfast drive to the world-famous Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag) rich in saxaul trees of Gobi. Explore the site of the first paleontological discoveries in Mongolia by following the footsteps of Roy Chapman Andrews (January 26, 1884 – March 11, 1960), an American explorer, adventurer and naturalist. Visit a nomadic camel breeding family and experience the hospitality of Mongolian nomads. Enjoy a short camel ride.
Overnight: Ger Camp (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 10: Bayanzag/Ongi Monastery (Drive)

After breakfast drive north. Visit the ruins of once great Ongi Monastery, visit a local restored temple and have a walk in the surrounding area.
Overnight: Ger Camp (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 11: Ongi Monastery/Karakorum (Drive)

After breakfast drive to Karakorum, once the capital of the 13th century Great Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene- Zuu Monastery, which was the first and the largest monastery in Mongolia built on the ruins of the ancient capital. Tour the monastery and visit several temples with excellent examples of Buddhist Thangka paintings and statues dating back to the 17th century. Visit the Karakorum museum.
Overnight: Ger Camp (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 12:Karakorum/Erdene Zuu Tsenkher Hot Spring (Drive)

Drive to the Tsenkher Hot Spring. Spend the day relaxing in natural spa and walking in the surrounding forest.
Overnight: Ger Camp (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 13: Erdene Zuu Tsenkher Hot Spring/Lake Ugii (Drive)

Drive to Lake Ugii in Arkhangai province. Enjoy bird watching by the lake shore.
Overnight: Ger Camp (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 14: Lake Ugii/Ulaanbaatar (Drive)

After breakfast at the camp return drive back to Ulaanbaatar.
Overnight: Park Hotel, Ulaanbaatar (1 night) (B, L)

Day 15: Depart Ulaanbaatar

After our enlightening journey through the Gobi & Central of Mongolia, you are transferred to the airport for the departure flight. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2017

Jul 08

Tour Price

We accept payment in US $ (US Dollars), CA $ (Canadian Dollars) or equivalent EURO (for clients outside North America). Bestway Tours & Safaris offers conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received, and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

Departure(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2017 US$ 3790 US$ 595


Notes

Please contact us for other dates and/or programs of Mongolia.



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 39 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
US$ 1300

USA(West Coast)
US$ 1200

CANADA(East Coast)
US$ 1300

USA(East Coast)
US$ 1200

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 03 and a maximum of 15 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.

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