The wonderful Naadam Festival, vibrant with skilled horsemen, archery and wrestling
Karakhorum, the site of ancient monasteries and once the capital of the Mongol Empire
Travel from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing on the Trans Mongolian Express rail journey
Explore the Flaming Cliffs of the Gobi Desert, location of the world's first discovery of dinosaur eggs
Staying in authentic local Ger accommodation
Visit to the extraordinary Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Hike through the shore of stunning Ugii Lake
Enjoy the hospitality of the local people by visiting a family ‘ger’
Explore the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park
Soak in natural hot springs
Terelj National Park and 13th-century complex
A trip through the Land of the Sapphire Blue Sky is something very unique.
If you’re looking for a five-star type, cushy, comfortable holiday, then Mongolia is probably not for you. If you want to get off the beaten track then Mongolia is unmatched in its wild beauty and rawness. In three weeks you will get a wonderful taste of what this country has to offer. What you will experience, hear, taste and see, will engage all of your senses.
Mongolia is one of the world’s least-developed, least-populated countries. If you want to see a night sky so clear that you’ll be reminded that the galaxy is infinite, or to camp on the edge of a vast steppe covered in chive flowers as far as the eye can see, Mongolia is the place.
With a population of only 3 million, roughly half of the country’s population is packed into the capital Ulaanbaatar. Outside of that, the population of Mongolia’s largest “cities” remains in the tens of thousands, with a significant number still living a traditional lifestyle as nomadic herders.
Mongolia is a land of extremes. On the road, it can take hours of driving before you pass a tiny ger community, a Mongolian on horseback, or even another vehicle. Yet in between you are blessed with views of a countryside so stunning that it will be indelibly imprinted on your memory.
From the stark Gobi, incredible rock formations and magnificence of Khogoryn Els in the south, to the crystal blue lakes and rushing clear rivers of the north, Mongolia will simply delight you with its fascinating culture and stunning beauty.
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Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
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Optional 5-day Rajasthan extension
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