Mongolia Grand Journey 2023

Mongolia is a truly amazing place in its magnificent natural environment, mesmerizing solitude and ever – hospitable inhabitants and their animals. This 13 days of overland style of discovery cross country jeep driving tour offers you tremendous variety of scenery landscapes of Central including Karakorum - ancient capital of Mongolia, Erdenezuu monastery and South Mongolia featuring the Gobi desert, visit to small valleys and towns, see cultural and historical heritages and meet renowned hospitable nomadic people. At the end of the tour, you'll have an opportunity to extend journey to the Northern Mongolia/Khuvsgul add-on 3 days/ or Western Mongolia/Ulgii add-on 3 days/.

No of Days: 13           People: 2-8 people

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Mongolia – a land of Marvels

The word Mongolia often stirs up an image of ancient warriors on horseback to many. And plenty think that Mongolia is all about horses and wide steppe – well, true to some extent as the Mongols have more than 3 million horses and the country is the 19th largest country by territory. However, Mongolia is a lot more than that – globetrotters are mesmerised by the diverse natural and cultural wonders that Mongolia has to offer. 

This overland journey will take you to through the best of Central and Southern Mongolia as well as the essential sights and cultural performances in/around the capital city Ulaanbaatar. The first leg of the tour will guide you across Central Mongolia visiting the Hustai National Park – home to the Takhi wild horses, Tsenkher mineral hot springs, ancient capital at Karakorum with the legendary Erdene Zuu Monastery, and the UNESCO world heritage Orkhon River Valley. On the second part of the journey, you will tour the highlights of the mysterious Gobi Desert such as visiting the Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs to explore for dinosaur remains, enjoying a sunset camel ride at the Khongor sand dunes and oasis, and hiking in the glacial Yoliin Am Gorge with glimpses of rare wildlife. And make sure you prepare your camera and batteries well as Mongolia’s a super photogenic country. In the last leg of this tour, you have a choice to extend the trip to pristine Lake Khuvsgul in Northern Mongolia or Bayan-Ulgii in Western Mongolia to experience hunting culture with an eagle and meet Kazakh eagle hunters, experience their extraordinary nomadic lifestyle for 3 days.

Besides, Mongolia’s the home of hearty nomadic people, whose lifestyle has not been changed a lot since the days of Genghis Khan and his empire. You might have heard many stories of travellers being dazed by the sincere hospitality of the nomads. However, if you look deeper into their spirit, you will witness how strong, stern nomadic men can be moved to tears by their racehorses rushing to a finish line. Their lifestyle, religion, and philosophy are shaped by the Mother-Nature to a great degree; and nomadic customs, music, literature, and costumes have been passed through centuries. And in this hectic 21st century only Mongolian nomads welcome strangers with unlocked doors. There will be plenty of occasions you will meet real nomadic people and enjoy their heart-warming hospitality during the journey.

Premium Travel Mongolia tour guides are knowledgeable, experienced, and are happy to be the ambassadors of their country. Plus, travelling extensively in remote Mongolia and discovering the wonders doesn’t mean rough travel conditions all the time. We utilize comfortable 4×4 vehicles with AC, clean and comfy Ger camps (en-suite upgrade available) to complete your wonderful Mongolia stay with us.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Day 2. Ulaanbaatar city tour & visit to the Giant Genghis monument. (8hr excursion)
Day 3. Ulaanbaatar – Central Mongolia (Bayangobi sands & Mt. Khugnu Khan). ~4hr drive. 
Day 4. Bayan gobi sands – Karakorum: Erdene Zuu monastery. ~1hr drive 
Day 5. Karakorum - Ongi monastery, Middle Gobi province. ~ 5-6hr drive.
Day 6. Ongi monastery to Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs,THE GOBI DESERT. ~3-4hr drive.
Day 7. A day excursion to the Khongor Sand Dunes. 3hr drive one way
Day 8. Excursion to Yoliin Am Gorge  & Khavtsgait petroglyph. ~3hr drive
Day 9.THE GOBI – Ulaanbaatar. 60min flight
Day 10. HUVSGUL ADD-ON: Ulaanbaatar - Moren - Lake Huvsgul. 60min flight. 2 hr drive 
Day 11. Leisure day in Lake Huvsgul. ~ 5-6hr drive.
Day 10. ULGII ADD-ON: Ulaanbaatar – Ulgii. 2 hr flight. 1 hr drive .
Day 11. Hunting culture experience day. 1+1 hr drive.
Day 12. Return FLIGHT to Ulaanbaatar, a traditional folklore concert. 1-2 hr flight+ 7hr tour.
Day 13. Departure. 50min drive.

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Tour Date & Price

US$4605 p.p

Tour dates in 2023:

28 Jun – 10 Jul;

(Naadam ext. available);  Group Size: 2-3 people

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US$4270 p.p

Tour dates in 2023:

19-31 Jul;

 Group Size: 4-5 people

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US$3750 p.p

Tour dates in 2023:

05 – 23 Aug  

02 – 20 Sep;

Group Size: 6-8 people

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Single Supplement: US$650

*Naadam Festival extension is 490 USD p.p (twin-share)/630USD(single)

**The minimum number of people in a group is 2pax, maximum is 8pax

***Domestic flight times are to be confirmed in April.

  • ****For departure of Jun 25 – Jul 10, add-ons are in the beginning.

Included services:

  • Full-time services of your excellent English-speaking local guide (Day 2-12) /Kazak speaking local guide for Ulgii add-on/
  • Sightseeing admissions and excursion according to the program
  • Private transfers (Land Cruisers: 3 passengers + 1 driver I each vehicle) + fuel, road taxes
  • Airport transfers & transportation in Ulaanbaatar & around (minivan/saloon car)
  • Twin/double share accommodation throughout the tour: (3 nights in Ulaanbaatar at 5* hotel; 1 night in a standard Ger camp; 5 nights in en-suite Ger camps + 2 nights in Lake Huvsgul; 2 nights in local hotel for Ulgii add-on)
  • Meals as listed (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • 2hrs of camel riding fee in the Gobi Desert + camel keeper2 h
  • rs of horse riding fee in Huvsgul or Ulgii
  • Meeting with Tsaatan – reindeer people arrangement in Huvsgul
  • Kazakh eagle hunter family visit
  • Hunting experience arrangement
  • 2 hr of boat riding in Lake Huvsgul
  • A cooking class at a nomadic family in the Gobi Desert
  • The Gobi to Ulaanbaatar flight + Tax (15+5kg free luggage included)
  • Moren from/to Ulaanbaatar flight + Tax (15+5kg free luggage included) for Huvsgul add-on
  • Ulgii from/to Ulaanbaatar flight + Tax (15+5kg free luggage included) for Ulgii add-on
  • 0.5 l x 3 bottled water per day/pax
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable
  • Exclusive Mongolia tour souvenir!

Not included in the price:

  • International Airfare/train ticket
  • Travel insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
  • Optional activities such as camel riding, archery, fishing etc

How Premium Travel Mongolia tours will be conducted

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