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GRAND MONGOLIAN EXPEDITION (GME7)
June - September 2019, 8 days 7 nights
From 1559.54 £ per person

We are proud to launch a BRAND NEW Grand Mongolian Expedition tour!

Absolutely unique tour exploring Mongolia and the Gobi Desert, bringing you in close contact with century old traditions, breath-taking nature and the friendly people of Mongolia. We offer over 1550 km of authentic expedition-type touring into the south of Mongolia in chauffeur driven comfortable 1st class 4WD jeeps, each vehicle taking max 3 people. The accommodation in Ulaanbaatar is offered in a comfortable hotel and during the expedition, in traditional Mongolian Ger camps.

This is an ultimate once in a lifetime adventure! 

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Ulaanbataar
Ulaanbataar

Ulaanbataar is a Mongolia's economic, cultural and political center. Located on the bank of the Tuul River and surrounded by sacred mountains and pine forests on the North and grassy steppes on the South. Ulaanbaatar is a city of contrast where modern life comfortably blends with Mongolian traditional lifestyle.

Gobi Desert
Gobi Desert

The Gobi Desert is a vast, arid region in northern China and southern Mongolia. While travelling on board of your train, sit back and enjoy its magnificent dunes, mountains and, if lucky, spot some of its rare inhabitants such as snow leopards and Bactrian camels.

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DAY 1 SATURDAY: ULAANBAATAR

mongolia 01Today you arrive in Ulaanbaatar and are transferred to the Hotel Bayangol. Ulaanbaatar is a large city of pulsating commerce, noisy traffic and buzzing urban life and in between islands of serenity – quiet monastery courtyards and public squares with calming fountains. During the afternoon sightseeing tour, we see Genghis Khan Square at the heart of the city and the surrounding buildings: Parliament House, State Opera & Ballet Theatre, Cultural Palace and the House of City Council. Moreover, we visit the National Museum of Mongolian History, which features Mongolian history from pre-historic time to present days, and the Gandan Monastery; the largest functioning Buddhist Monastery in Mongolia. 

Day 2 SUNDAY: ULAANBAATAR - KHAKHORIN

Through beautiful landscapes of steppe, river valleys and rolling hills we drive westwards to Kharkhorin (375 km), the ancient Capital of the Great Mongolian Empire. The city founded in the Valley of the Orkhon river in 1220 was the capital city of the Great Mongolian Empire until Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, moved the capital to Beijing during the Yuan Dynasty. Nearby Erdenezuu Monastery is the oldest surviving Buddhist monastery in Mongolia and was founded on the ruins of ancient Kharkhorin in 1586. We visit the monastery’s magnificent exhibits, which include an extraordinary collection of Buddhist paintings, special costumes for religious dances and superb Buddhist iconography in true Mongolian and Tibetan style. Overnight at Urguu Ger Camp (standard). Lunch and dinner at the Ger Camp. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3 MONDAY: KHAKHORIN-MIDDLE GOBI (ONGI MONASTERY)

mongolia 03We leave Kharkhorin and continue south to the Ongi Monastery (250 km), located in Saihan-Ovoo in the Middle Gobi land. En route, we enjoy a traditional Mongolian BBQ lunch with a Nomadic family. We visit the ruins of the Ongi Monastery, which was founded in 1660 and consisted of two temple complexes on the North and South of the River Ongi. At its heyday, Ongi Monastery housed around 30 temples, four large Buddhist universities and over 1000 monks at a time. Overnight at the Ongiin Nuuts Ger Camp (standard). Dinner at the Ger Camp. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4 TUESDAY: GOBI DESERT (BAYANZAG)

Today we continue into the Gobi Desert to explore the Bayanzag Cliffs (250 km). In the early afternoon we arrive at the ancient red rock creation, Bayanzag, formed 60-70 million years ago. The striking red Bayanzag Cliffs contains vast amounts of dinosaur fossils, eggs and bones and are neighboured by Saxual tree forests. We will trek around the surrounding areas. Overnight at the Goviin Naran Ger Camp (superior). Lunch and dinner at the Ger Camp. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5 WEDNESDAY: GOBI DESERT (GOBI GURVAN SAIKHAN)

Today we explore the majestic Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park (90 km), the largest national park in Mongolia stretching 380 km from east to west and 80 km from north to south. We visit the incredible Yol Valley, an unusual narrow canyon of a river flowing through the Zuun Saikhan Mountains to admire the scenery of a frozen river in the middle of the hot desert Gobi. We visit the local Fauna and Flora Museum and enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to the Goviin Naran Ger Camp. Dinner at the Ger Camp. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch-Picnic, Dinner.

Day 6 THURSDAY: MIDDLE GOBI (BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUU)

mongolia 14We drive north to Middle Gobi province. (400 km) Driving through the endless green grassland, we enjoy the stunning natural scenery. En route, we meet the nomads on the steppe with their hordes of sheep, cattle or horses and we enjoy a picnic lunch. In the late afternoon, we reach our Ger Camp at Baga Gazriin Chuluu. Overnight in the Erdene Ukhaa Ger Camp (standard). Dinner at the Ger Camp. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch-Picnic, Dinner.

 

Day 7 FRIDAY: MIDDLE GOBI - ULAANBAATAR

ulanBATORWe continue our scenic drive to the north through the Baga Garziin Chuluu Basalt and Granite Mountains (200 km). We reach Ulaanbaatar at noon and check-in at Hotel Bayangol. The late afternoon offers an optional guided shopping tour to cashmere and antique shops and to the Central Department Store. In the Evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner at Restaurant “Modern Nomads” with traditional Mongolian cuisine. Overnight in the Bayangol Hotel. Meal Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

 

 

Day 8 SATURDAY: ULAANBAATAR DEPARTURE

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Meal Included: Breakfast.

Bayangol Hotel

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Address

Chinggis Avenue-5, Sukhbaatar, 210643 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Location

Only a 10-minute drive from Ulaanbaatar Railway Station as well as 10-minute drive from Chinggis Khaan International Airport.

Accommodation

All hotel rooms and areas are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi internet access, Location in A zone of city center, International Buffet Breakfast, 30 channel Cable TV with CNN, BBC, HBO, Cinemax, Euro-sport, IDD and LDD calls, Air conditioning, Tea and coffee upon check-in, Mineral Water upon check-in, Mini-bar, Hair Dryer, Work desk, Security for 24 hours.

Leisure

The hotel guests  can use a 24h fitness centre free of charge. There is a beauty saloon, sauna and a hairdresser in the hotel as well. Sapporo shop offers Mongolian souvenirs, cosmetics, snacks, beverages, and other immediate necessities.

Business facilities

Secretarial services, Facsimile Receiving & Sending, LDD & IDD Telephone Calls, DHL, Maps, Tourist Information, High Speed Internet, Computer Use, Copying and Scanning service.

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Grand Mongolian Expedition


 Flight details:

  Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour

 Please note:

  The tour is suitable for guests in normal physical condition

  We use live currency update, price may slightly fluctuate daily

  IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard and change the

      order of excursions

 Extras:

  If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence,

      contact our Destination Experts for a tailor-made package

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2019 1 to 8 June 29 June to 6 July 3 to 10 August 31 Aug to 7 Sept
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Supplements  Price per person, from
Single room / transfer   260.79 £
extra lunch   23.99 £
extra dinner   20.86 £
additionnal night in Bayangol hotel
(sharing the room)
  88.67 £
additionnal night in Bayangol hotel
(single use)
  147.08 £
Day 7 Optional excursion *   18.78 £

*Day 07: 15.00-18.00 optional guided shopping tour to cashmere and antique shops and Central Department Store with transport and guide

Included in price:

•  2 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotel

•  5 overnights at traditional Mongolian Ger camps (single and double occupancy, private and shared facilities)

•  7 x buffet or set menu breakfast

•  5 x lunch (2 x 4-course lunch with tea, 2 x picnic lunch with tea, 1 x BBQ lunch with Nomadic family)

•  6 x dinner including farewell dinner (3-course dinners with coffee/tea)

•  Personalized welcome package

•  Entrances to National Museum of Mongolian History, Gandan Monastery, Erdenuzuu Monastery, Ruins of Ongi Monastery, Fauna and Flora

     Museum and all national parks  

•  Service of English speaking tour escort on all tours 

•  Service of 1st class coaches or 1st class minivan in Ulaanbaatar, service of 1st class 4WD jeeps (Toyota land cruisers) throughout the expedition

     outside Ulaanbaatar, max 3 persons in each jeep

•  Portage at hotel

•  Mongolian Visa application service

Not included

•  International flights

•  Travel insurance

•  Mongolian Visa processing

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