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Heart of Asia Tour 15 - Days
                                    This trip is highly recommended for travelers who would like to visit                                      both Mongolia and China. In Beijing you will visit the Forbidden                                          City and the Summer Palace, dating from the 12th century                                         when a Jin Dynasty ruler built his Gold Mountain Traveling                                               Palace . You will also have a change to visit the Great Wall                                               of China just outside of Beijing and the famous Terracotta                                               Warriors.

                                    In Mongolia, you will visit not only a selection of the most important                              natural and cultural places but also have a chance to participate in the Mongolia Naadam Festival. The Naadam Festival is the main Mongolian holiday, and this is a wonderful time to experience the culture and people of this amazing land.

We think that this trip will be an excellent opportunity for you to experience and enjoy both of these great nations that have coexisted for thousands of years.

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Group size: 4 to 12 people
Tour cost: US$ 3368 - including taxes
Schedule 2014: July 5-19
Destinations: Beijing » Ulaanbaatar » Irkutsk » Lake Baikal...

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July 5. Arrive in Beijing

After arriving in Beijing , you'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day you will be at your leisure to adjust to the time difference and rest from travel. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)

July 6. Beijing city tour

City Tour of Beijing including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. Enjoy a famous Peking Roasted Duck Dinner upon return. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)

July 7. Enjoy the Great Wall and Ming Tombs

A full-day excursion takes you to the Great Wall and Ming Tombs . Walk on the Great Wall, the only man-made wonder on earth that can be seen from the moon. Visit the Ming Tombs, the resting place for thirteen Chinese Emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)


Beijing city tour

After breakfast at the hotel, tour the world famous Summer Palace dating back to the 12th century. Walk along the Long Corridor beside Kunming Lake. Take a short boat trip on the lake and visit the Harmonious Garden. Later go on a Hutong tour of an old residential area of Beijing and view local people's life while on a rickshaw ride. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)

July 9. Flight to the Capital of Mongolia , Ulaanbaatar

Early morning flight to Mongolia and arrival in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. You'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to your hotel. After a light lunch in the hotel, there will be a program of sightseeing in the afternoon. This will include the Bogd Khan Palace, a series of beautiful traditional buildings where the last religious King of Mongolia resided. Dine out in town and stay overnight at the hotel. (B+L+D)


July 10. Naadam festival preview

After breakfast at the hotel you will go out with your guide to see the preview of the Naadam Festival. You will visit the horse-racing arena to watch a race of foals and archery. You will then have 500 horseman show and in the evening you can enjoy a national folklore performance. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)


July 11. The ceremony of Naadam festival

Today you will watch the inauguration ceremony of Naadam which is opened by the president of Mongolia . You will see a performance of the national instrument Morin Khuur and a choir concert before attending the horse races taking place outside the city center. Overnight in hotel. (B+L+D)


July 12. Naadam tour and drive to Terelj National Park     

Watch second day of Naadam, including wrestling, archery and traditional games. After the lunch, drive to Terelj National Park (70km). You'll explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones; some of them look quite similar to turtles. We will then visit a local nomad family. There we have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Free horseback trial. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)


July 13. 13th Century Live Museum – Ulaanbaatar.

After the breakfast, we will have a day tour to Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex and 13th century National park. Here we will visit the camp of Craftmen, Shamans and Educational. Visit herder's family and Riding horses, camels and yaks, playing ankle bone shooting and other Mongolian traditional games and much more fun activities. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight in near the Chinggis Khaan Statue complex the tourist camp. (B+L+D)


July 14. Ulaanbaatar – Irkutsk

Free relax for half day and trekking at the side of the Chinggis Khaan Statue. After lunch drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Take a half-day city tour including a visit to the National History Museum, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present. See the Buddha garden (high 23m), the Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Then transfer to the train station. You will be taken to souvenir before leaving to the train station. Overnight in the train. (B+L+D)


July 15. Train to Ulaanbaatar

Spend a whole day in the train. Cross Russian – Mongolian border by train. Overnight on the train.   (B+L+D)


July 16. Arrive in Irkutsk

Arrive in Irkutsk, Russia. City tour is included a cultural immersion into the major sights and museums of this fascinating city, which include the classic wooden architecture that this area is renowned for. This afternoon after a tour of the Count Volkonsky’s house museum we enjoy a private concert performed in our honour. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)


July 17. Lake Baikal 

After the breakfast, In Listvyanka visit the Limnological Museum (or Museum of Baikal), where you can learn about flora and fauna of the lake and see some unique species in aquarium. A walk to Tshersky peak- to see the beautiful Baikal Lake panorama. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)


July 18. Fly back to Mongolia with Eznis Airways

After breakfast, drive to airport, a flight to the capital of the Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. You'll be greeted at the train station and escorted to your hotel. If you desire, you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before attending a performance of national folklore. Farewell dinner in Mongolian Barbeque restaurant and overnight in the hotel.  (B+L+D)


July 19. Departure back Mongolia

After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B+L+D)



Services included in the price


Hotel rooms in China****(twin)
Hotel rooms in Mongolia**** (twin)


Tourist ger camp in Mongolia (shared)


All transfers by vehicle 4x4


Guiding and interpreting service


Daily supply of bottled water


All entrance fees inluding Naadam


Horse ride trial - 1 hour


Services not included in the price


Airfare including Beijing to ULN


Personal equipments


Excess luggage charges


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Optional activity cost


Alcoholic drinks


Travel Insurance



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