Mongolia Classic Tour (12 day 11 nights)

Related Destinations, Mongolia

Tour Code: MCT
Escorted by English speaking tour guide.
This Mongolian Classic Tour and travel package will present you a comprehensive view of Mongolia, the only country where the nomadic culture and civilization have been preserved. Relatively unchanged for centuries, Mongolia has one of the last remaining horse based nomadic cultures in the world.

Day 1: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar (D)
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your hotel. We arrange a tour to visit Museum of Natural History with its splendid collection of Dinosaur exhibits. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar-Bayangobi (B, L, D)
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Bayangobi (175 miles) by private vehicle. Upon arrival late afternoon, we will visit a horse-breeder’s camp, and see how the Airag (the Mongolian national drink of fermented mare’s milk) is made. Horseback riding on Mongolian wooden saddles. Return to base camp and stay overnight at Ger camp in Bayangobi.

Day 3: Bayangobi-Karakorum (B, L, D)
After an early breakfast, we will drive to Karakorum (50 miles). Visit Erdene Zuu, one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia which was badly destroyed in the 1930s. We also visit the symbolic ruins of Karakorum, The capital of the Mongol Empire in 13th century. Return to the base camp for dinner and overnight in the Ger.

Day 4: Karakorum-Ulaanbaatar (B, L, D)
Breakfast at base camp. Today we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. On the way we’ll visit Hustain Nuruu (Pike Hustai) National Reserve to see Przewalski wild horses. Dinner at the hotel in Ulaanbatar.

Day 5: Ulaanbaatar (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will take a tour to Gandan Monastery, then visit the Fine Arts Museum and the Museum of Mongolian History. We will enjoy a Mongolian cultural performance in the evening. After the show, transfer to your hotel.

Day 6: Ulaanbaatar-Gobi Desert (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Gobi base camp. Lunch at base camp. In the late afternoon, visit a camel breeder camp, a camel riding session, and explore the nomad’s lifestyle. Enjoy a peaceful evening in the Gobi Desert. Overnight in a Mongolian Ger.

Day 7: Gobi Desert-Eagle Valley (B, L, D)
Have breakfast at the base camp. Visit Eagle Valley National Park for a morning trek, enjoy stunning landscape, Gobi Glacier and intriguing wildlife. Picnic lunch in National Park, leisure hiking. Return to base camp for dinner. Overnight in the Ger.

Day 8: Gobi Desert-Flaming Cliffs (B, L, D)
Breakfast at base camp. A day trip to Bayan Zag, the Flaming Cliffs for exploring the Gobi “Commentary of Dinosaurs” and the trail of Roy Chapman Andrews. Return to base camp.

Day 9: Gobi Desert-Ulaanbaatar (B, L, D)
We will take a morning flight to Ulaanbaatar. After lunch, tour Bogd Gegen Palace, home of the last Mongolian Khan who ruled until 1924. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Ulaanbaatar-Tsonjin Boldog (B, L, D)
Early breakfast at hotel. Drive to Tsonjin Boldog to the Chinggis Khaan statue. Overnight in Ger camp.

Day 11: Tsonjin – Ulaanbaatar (B, L, D)
Free time at the camp. Possible hiking and horse riding. Return to Ulaanbaatar in the afternoon.

Day 12: Ulaanbaatar Departure (B)
After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home or next destination.
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B: Breakfast, L: lunch, D: Dinner

Month Price (2-5 Passengers) Price (6-9 Passengers)
May $3,860 $3,450
June $3,890 $3,490
July $3,890 $3,490
August $3,890 $3,490
September $3,860 $2,450

Single Supplement: $860

Prices Include:
All accommodations, Mongolia domestic flights, sightseeing and meals as specified, national park entrance fees, round trip transfer, English speaking guide.

Prices Exclude:
International flights and trains, Travel Insurance, Mongolia visa fee (not required for US citizens), items not mentioned in the itinerary, gratuity for tour guide and driver.

Taking this Mongolia Classic tour and travel program, you will visit Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, drive to Bayangobi, Karakorum, and fly to Gobi Desert. Also we will bring you to visit Eagle Valley, Flaming Cliffs. We will stay in Mongolia ger to experience real Mongolian lifestyle.

We will stay in Mongolian ger tents at campsites. Have picnic lunch in National Park. Some leisure hiking and horse riding.

Location Hoe Name
Ulaanbaatar Bayangol Hotel
Bayangobi Mongolia Ger Tent
Karakorum Mongolia Ger Tent
Gobi Desert Mongolia Ger Tent
Eagle Valley Mongolia Ger Tent
Flaming Cliffs Mongolia Ger Tent
Tsonjin Boldog Mongolia Ger Tent