Heart of Asia Tour

​​This trip is highly recommended for travelers who would like to visit both Mongolia and China.

15 Days
Starts from: 3368 USD
Group size : 4-12 people

Schedule 2016

July 5-19

​​This trip is highly recommended for travelers who would like to visit both Mongolia and China.

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.

Full itinerary

Day 1

​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)

Day 2

​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)

Day 3

​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)

Day 4

​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)

Day 5

​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)

Day 6

​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)

Day 7

​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)

Day 8

​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)

Day 9

Train to Ulaanbaatar

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

Day 10

​Arrive in Irkutsk

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)

Day 11

​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)

Day 12

​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)

Day 13

Departure back Mongolia

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

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