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Discover Mongolia Tour - 16 Day Best selected Naadam Festival in Karakorum
                    Do you want to experience all Mongolia has to offer                       but don't know where to start? To see not only the                        boundless steppe and Gobi deserts but to also                         explore the historical sites and meet the people?                       Then this tour is for you. Amazing scenery, history,                     wildlife and adventure await on this fabulous trip -                    we promise you won't forget it!

Southern Mongolia(4 days) a chance for you to try riding the 2 humped Bactrian camel amongst the huge sand dunes of Southern Mongolia. Meet the camel herdsman and his family and then go on to see the land of the Dinosaurs, with relics from 60 million years ago.

Central Mongolia (5 days) Visits to huge Buddhist Erdenezuu monastery, the symbolic ruins of the ancient capital Karakorum, and great extinct volcano area with White Lake. Visit nomadic horseman family and sample their home made dairy products. See Naadam festival in Karakorum.

Northern Mongolia (4 days) Huvsgul Lake is the second biggest freshwater lake in Asia after Baikal and is a great place for fishing and boating and hiking through the beautiful scenery on land to explore the flora and fauna. Plus here you will meet Tsaatan reindeer nomads and explore their lifestyle.

Ulaanbaatar (2 days) The capital of Mongolia is a city of contrast where modern life comfortably blends with Mongolian traditional lifestyle you will visit the best of the city including Gandan Monastery, National Museum of History, Zaisan Hill War Memorial and live performance of Mongolian National folklore.
Group size: 4 to 12 people
Tour cost: US$ 3099 - including taxes
Schedule 2014: July 03 - 18 (Naadam Festival in the countryside)
Destinations: Ulaanbaatar » Dalanzadgad » Eagle valley » Khongor sand dune » Bayanzag » Karakorum » Horgo volcano » Murun » Huvsgul lake...

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Travel in comfort, yet feel the country's pulse.
See the real Mongolia- the largest nomadic country in the world, the side that other tourists don't get to see.
The itinerary includes two domestic flights, so that you can save time and get more done.
Go on a four wheel drive adventure spanning the vast steppe, cross the Gobi desert, trail through deep coniferous taiga forests, high mountains and crystal clear lakes.
Naadam festival Kharkhorum Includes local Naadam Festival in Karakorum - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
Dig into luscious barbeques cooked on red-hot stones, the traditional way.
Enjoy a ride on the sure footed and good-natured Bactrian camel.
Spend your nights in comfortable tourist camps and eat delicious, hygienic meals.
Visit majestic temple ruins, sombre tombs, imposing cliffs. Peep into extinct volcanoes and rest your body in hot sulfur springs.
All this and much more, only with Discover Mongolia!
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Chris Deeley
Mongolia 4 star hotels
"Dear Discover Mongolia,
I would just like to give you some feed back from our recent 15 day tour of Mongolia.(12-26)
We had a fabulous time. Our guide (Bolgor) and driver (Uscar) were wonderful; they were friendly, very helpful and went out of their way to make our trip the best it could be. They were a major factor in making our visit a success, with many wonderful memories. "
from New Zeland.
Jan Watt
Mongolia 4 star hotels
"Dear Tuvshinbat,
I have just arrived home after 'Discover Mongolia Tour and I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the trip. The countryside of Mongolia is beautiful and we saw so many interesting things on our travels. "
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(July 03) Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and city tour

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. You'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to 4* hotel. Take a city tour to Gandan Monastery where you will see huge gold plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival and visit National Museum of Mongolian History, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present. Excursion to Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)

(July 04) Eagle valley in South Gobi

Early morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Dalanzadgad, the capital of Umnugobi aimag. The flight takes hour and a half and on your arrival at the airstrip in Dalanzadgad, the Discover Mongolia team will be waiting for you. Take a city tour of Dalandzadgad town, the capital of South Gobi province and visit local museum. Drive to Yol Am (also called Eagle valley) – a wonderfully picturesque place with ice even in summer, and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the "Three Beauties" peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 05) Mongolian largest sand dunes and camel ride

After breakfast, drive to Khongor sand dunes. These are Mongolia's largest sand dunes, reaching a height of 300 meters in some areas. you will be riding on camel to explore the Khongor sand dunes area. The two-humped Bactrian camels are very comfortable to ride as they walk slowly and gently, and you will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably in between them. Our camel guide will lead you safely through the sand dunes. Plus, you will have an opportunity to visit a camel herdsman family to experience their lifestyle, culture and traditions. The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rose-color at (sunrise or sunset). (B+L+D)

(July 06) Bayanzag, land of the Dinosaurs

Today we will drive to Bayanzag, (known as Flaming Cliffs where the first nest of dinosaur eggs ever discovered was found in 1922) a site famous for the remains of the Dinosaurs which lived here 60 million years ago. What a chance to walk around where the Dinosaurs once roamed and also get to know saksaul trees and other classic desert vegetation. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 07) Ongi Temple Ruins

After breakfast, we will drive to Ongi Temple ruins which had about thousand lamas. It is a ruin of big monastery Bari Yonzon Hamba on the bank of a river. On the way, we will enjoy the vast steppe of the country. Play traditional games and Overnight in the tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 08) Karakorum and Erdenzuu

After breakfast, continue driving to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. On the way, we will enjoy beautifully changing landscape from semi desert Gobi into forest steppe. Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Then visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 09) Local Naadam Festival

Today is the inauguration ceremony of Naadam, opened by the governor of the town. There will be held wrestling, horse racing and archery tournaments. Naadam festival continues to tournaments of wrestling, horse racing, archery and other traditional games. A real chance for you to experience the tradition and culture of the people of this unique country. A chance to try the local foods and beverages. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 10) Local Naadam Festival and Ugii Lake

After breakfast, Naadam festival continues on the second day with tournaments of wrestling, horse racing, archery and other traditional games. Drive to Ugii Lake (altitude 1387 m; surface area-25 sq. km). When you visit the lake, you will have an opportunity to take a hike and do some birding. On the way, you will see Khusuu Tsaidam, a Turkic inscribed monument of the Turkic State (6th - 8th Centuries A.D). Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 11) Tour to Arkhangai province, claim to be Switzerland in Mongolia

Drive to Arkhangai province. Take a city tour of Arkhangai province and visit local museum. Tour to Tamir valley will be quite exciting with exploration of attractive landscape composition of mountain, forest, grassland and rivers. Enjoy hiking and photographing. Overnight in tourist camp near legendary Taikhar rock. (B+L+D)

(July 12) Horgo extinct volcano and Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake

Drive to Horgo extinct volcano and Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake (spelled also Khorgo and white lake) It was established to project the spectacular mountain scenery and endangered species of flora & fauna. It's surrounded by the Khangai Mountains, which reach as 3000 meters above the sea level. Over comparatively small area here there are a dozen or so extinct volcanoes. We will ride horse here to explore big volcano crater area. White is a good spot for bird watching and photographing. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 13) Drive to Jargalant and visit nomad family

After breakfast we will drive Jargalant soum, Visit Jargal Jiguur hot springs, sulphar springs that emerge from the ground (300m) at 70 degrees Celsius. Facilities include outdoor baths (male and female), showers and accommodation. We will visit a local horsemen family where you have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Dinner is real authentic Mongolian barbecue, prepared in the traditional style with hot stones. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 14) Tour to Murun town

After breakfast drive to Murun town, the capital of Huvsgul province. Take a city tour of Murun town and visit museum. Relax in local hotel. (B+L+D)

(July 15) Huvsgul National Park

Today, we will drive to Huvsgul Lake, the deepest and purest lake in Mongolia. You will have 2 days for relaxing and enjoying in the end of tour. On the way visit a fantastic historical area including 2-3m high deer stone, 3-4m high tombs, ruins of Munh Khaan's palace and monuments for Kul Bilge Khaan in Uushgi uvur. You have opportunity to trek to the lakeside & mountain for taking photos and exploring and enjoying the wildlife, flora & fauna of Huvsgul lake area. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 16) Take a boat tour to see Mongolian reindeer

Today we take a boat tour to see local reindeer in the deep taiga forest. Reindeer are herded for their antlers, a lucrative medicinal material as well as for their milk and meat. You have a chance to ride reindeer and take your memorable pictures. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 17) Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Murun for your return flight to Ulaanbaatar. If you would like to do some shopping for souvenirs and cashmeres in Ulaanbaatar, here is the chance and later in the evening, we all attend a live performance of Mongolian National folklore. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)

(July 18) Departure from Mongolia

End of tour. You will be transferred to the airport. (B)


B - Breakfast       L - Lunch       D - Dinner


Services included in the price


 

Hotel:
Hotel is based on two people sharing one room with twin beds at 4 star hotel
2 nights including Western or Mongolian breakfast
Free luggage keeping in the hotel while on tour to countryside


Tourist Ger camp:
Shared accommodation in tourist ger camp Ger (traditional dwelling) has 2 to 4 beds - very interesting and unique Western style toilets and hot shower facility is separate block - shared The restaurant serve usually Western and Mongolian meals Single supplement cannot be guaranteed but possible Click here to see picture of the tourist ger camp


Transportation::
Domestic flights from Ulaanbaatar to South Gobi from Huvsgul to Ulaanbaatar


Private Transfers on each day:
Air conditioned and comfortable Mitsubishi Delica 4x4 off road van Highly skilled driver Airports pick up and drop off service Allow only 4 passengers for 5 passenger seats - Your comfort is our priority! Click here to view picture of the vehicles that we use for our tours.


Guides:
English speaking guiding service throughout the entire time Local guides for horse and camel ride trials Boat driver


Meals:
All meals as listed in the itinerary Finest Western and Mongolian meals, deserts Authentic Mongolian Barbecue Daily supply of bottled water: 3 x 0.5 bottle per day


Entrance fees:
To all scenic spots as listed in the itinerary such as museums, monasteries, strictly protected areas, parks, concert, road fees


Horse ride - 1 hour
Camel ride - 1 hour
Boat trip - 1 hour


A chance to see how the real authentic Mongolian Barbecue is made the traditional way!


Invitation letter for entry visa to Mongolia.


I discovered Mongolia! brand t-shirt is yours! Click here to see picture of brand t-shirt


Services not included in the price


International airfare or train tickets:
Discover Mongolia! offers cheap international airfares and train tickets for our clients upon request.


Mongolia entry visa fee:
Discover Mongolia! provides confirmed clients an invitation letter for obtaining entry visa to Mongolia.


Excess luggage charges:
Free luggage allowance is 15 kg for domestic flights depending on the air company.


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Personal expenses:
Such as laundry, beverages, alcoholic drinks, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.


Travel insurance:
Our clients are recommended to get travel insurance coverage from their local insurance companies before traveling.


 

Single room supplement:
Single supplement is available at $70 in the hotel (for 2 nights)

 

Single ger supplement:
Single supplement is available at $25 per night at ger camps.



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