Highlights

This 9-day Mongolia Golden Troika Tour offers you an outstanding view of the ancient and beautiful country with pristine landscapes and cultural sites. Know more about the capital by visiting Gandan Monastery and Museum of National History. And you won’t miss the Gobi highlights in Khongor sand dunes, Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs, Yoliin Am Gorge; you can also see nomadic people live in the grassland and around Khuvsgul Lake. Horse & camel riding and ger camp living will spice up the journey…

Duration: 9 days & 8 nights

Destinations:  Ulaanbaatar - the Gobi - Khongor - Moren - Ulaanbaatar

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When you arrive in Ulaanbaatar, you’ll be met at the airport or rail station after custom formalities and transfer to the hotel. You can deal with jetlag for the rest of the day.

Take the early flight to the Gobi Desert (1.5 hrs) in the morning. Upon arrival, drive to the Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs and explore dinosaur remains. In Bayanzag, in addition to the rich dinosaur history with found dinosaur eggs and skeletons at the base of the vivid red bluffs, the landscape is also very impressive. Watching the amazing sunset over the red cliffs is really an enjoyment showing why this place got the name “Flaming Cliffs”. Stay overnight at the ger camp.

Meal: B, L, D

Have breakfast at the ger camp and drive to the Khongor sand dunes - the scenery is simply beautiful. It takes 4-5 hrs to drive to the dunes in Khongoriin for one way, passing through vast desert badlands that span to the furthest distances where remote mountains line the horizon. Lone gers and nomads on camelback hang suspended in the mirages, whilst the desert floor is strewn with a range of colorful rocks and unusual minerals. This is the Gobi at its stark best - there are many opportunities to stop and take photographs of the landscapes. Visit the beautiful sand dunes, walk the sand dunes and the Khongor oasis. Visit a camel breeder’s family and see their lifestyle, and try a short camel ride along the Khongor River. Tonight you will stay in a featured wooden house.

Meal: B, L, D

Heading towards the east, you will take the road to a beautiful mountain. Have a hiking trip in Yoliin Am Gorge, a wonderful place to see magnificent natural landscape shaped by a towering mountain gorge in the middle of the Gobi desert with thick ice all year round. The Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park in this area is the largest national park in Mongolia, living abundant wildlife such as snow leopard, Ibex, Argali, etc. If you’re lucky, you can see some of them. Optional horse riding is available at the gorge. After that, transfer to the tourist camp and rest.

Meal: B, L, D

Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park

Drive to Dalanzadgad and take the flight to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Ulaanbaatar and check in. Take a short rest and then begin the city tour by visiting some of the essential sights. You’ll first visit the Gandan Monastery, which houses a 26-meter-high gilded statue of the Buddha. After that, see the Genghis Khan monument on the Sukhbaatar Square and the Museum of National History, owning a number of fascinating displays of traditional Mongolian clothing and weaponry, as well as exhibits charting the course of Genghis Khan's empire-building. In the end, transfer back to the hotel after dinner.

Meal: B, L, D

Museum of National History

We drive to the airport in the morning to take a flight to Moren, and transfer to a Ger camp in the best location by the Lake shore. The rest of the day is for your own exploration.

This region represents one of the most direct and contemporary combinations of the ancient shamanic and relatively modern (12th century) Buddhist cultures of Mongolia; and you can still find a large population from old tribes. Including the Khuvsgul Lake, the natural scenery is also a joy.

Meal: B, L, D

 

Full-day Khuvsgul Lake trip. Khusvgul Lake is the deepest lake in North Asia; its water is of an unrivalled purity, dotted with wildflowers along the bank in summer. You will enjoy some leisurely activities and sightseeing on Khuvsgul Lake and its surroundings - there are a number of ways to spend the day, including optional kayaking, horse riding, canoeing, hiking, fishing and a visit to the Tsaatan nomads – the 'Reindeer People'. Taking your time on a boat for an hour floating on the lake is really relaxing (included activity). 

Meal: B, L, D

Drive back to Moren and take the flight to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check in. The rest time of the day is for your leisure until evening folklore performance. Enjoy traditional folklore concert by the magical Tumen Ekh ensemble. In the end, have a farewell dinner.

Meal: B, L, D

Free day in the morning, and our guide and driver will pick you at the hotel at the appointed time and transfer to the airport or train station. Say goodbye to Mongolia.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities). Short camel riding fees in the Gobi and 1 hr motor boat renting fee at Khuvsgul Lake are included.

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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