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To most Mongolia is a place of mystery as remote as they come. This tour is a journey of discovery through the land of Genghis Khan, traversing the endless plains to explore sites of immeasurable natural beauty. Meet the lovely people and get involved in local festivities.
Our Mongolia and the Naadam Festival in Reverse itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Flight overnight to Ulaanbaatar for a seven night stay.
Visit Sukhbaatar Square where a statue stands of Damdin Sughbaatar, who led the Mongolian Revolution. Next visit the National Museum of Mongolian History. Later, see the Museum of Natural History, which features exhibitions of Mongolia's geography, flora and fauna and dinosaur fossils.
This morning visit the 19th-century-built Gandan Monastery, the largest and most significant monastery in the Mongolia. Later, visit the local markets, Zaisan Memorial Hill and Buddha's Park. This evening enjoy a folklore performance.
Drive to Terelj National Park. Explore Turtle Rock and hike to Aryabal Monastery. Visit a local nomadic family and learn about how they prepare dairy products. This afternoon return to Ulaanbaatar.
Fly to Moron. Visit Murun Local History Museum, Central Square and a local Buddhist temple.
Travel to Lake Khovsgol, known as the 'dark blue pearl'. Surrounded by forests and meadows, your two nights here are free to enjoy the amazing scenery.
After lunch, drive to Jargal Jiguur for an overnight stay.
Travel onwards to serene Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur (Great White Lake) in the Khangai Mountains. Hike to Khorgo Volcano situated 900m above the lake.
Continue to Tsenkher Jiguur Hot Springs and enjoy some free time to relax in the hot springs and take in the surrounding scenery.
Drive to the ancient capital of Kharkhorin, situated on the Orkhon River. Later you will visit the Erdene Zuu Monastery, the first Buddhist-built monastery in Mongolia.
Continue to Mt. Khogno Khan. Explore the remains of the Uvgun Khiid Monastery located at the foot of the mountain.
Travel onwards to the banks of the Ongii River, viewing the ruins of the famed monastic complex Ongiin Khiid.
Drive to Bayanzag, also known as 'Flaming Cliffs'. Visit the Gobi dinosaurs cemetery and trace the footsteps of palaeontologist Roy Chapman Andrews.
Travel to Khongoryn Els, the location of Mongolia's largest sand dunes, also known as the 'singing sand dunes'.
Travel to the edge of the Gobi Desert to Yolyn Am, a gorge in the Gobi National Park for a two night stay. Marvel at the scenery, including mountains and vast sand dunes.
Travel to Dalanzadgad airport and fly back to Ulaanbaatar for the final night of your journey. This evening enjoy a traditional Mongolian performance, which includes the renowned a€?throat singinga€?.
Fly to the UK arrive home the same day or early the following morning
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
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