Date: July 10-21
Min: 2 persons, Date
July 10: Ulaanbaatar. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia.Transfer to hotel. City tour, including visit to the Zaisan Memorial if time permits. Overnight at the 4*hotel. (D)
July 11: Naadam. Breakfast at the hotel. Tour the Opening Ceremony of Naadam at the Central Stadium. Enjoy sports and cultural performances, including wrestling and archery contest. In the afternoon, enjoy horse racing. Naadam’s Gala dinner with Mongolian folk music performance. Overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D-GALA DINNER)
July 12: Naadam. After breakfast visit horse racing area.Witness of 4 & 5 years -olds horse race. Lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Bogd Khaan’s Palace museum. Overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D)
July 13: Ulaanbaatar/Karakorum. Breakfast at the hotel.Transport to Karakorum(380km).Lunch on the way. Arrive at the camp late afternoon. Refreshments. In the evening, stop by a local horse breeder’s ger and visit with his family. Horse riding session. Overnight in Ger accommodation at the tourist camp. (B,L,D)
July 14: Karakorum/Bayangobi. Breakfast at the camp. Visit Erdene Zuu, once one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia and almost destroyed in the 1930s. Tour of the monastery grounds and several chapels with excellent examples of Buddhist iconography dating from the 16th century. Visit to the symbolic ruins of Karakorum, the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Return to Karakorum base camp for lunch. Drive to Bayangobi (80km). Overnight at ger camp near Bayangobi. (B,L,D)
July 15: Bayangobi/Hustain Nuruu. After breakfast, drive to Hustain Nuruu (Pike Hustai) National Reserved area to have a view of Przewalski wild horses, recently re-introduced back into Mongolia(140km). Free time at leisure at the camp. Horseriding and trekking. Overnight in Hustai ger camp. (B,L,D)
July 16: Hustain Nuruu/Ulaanbaatar. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Box lunch. Arrive at Ulaanbaatar afternoon. Check-in. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Ulaanbaatar. (B,L,D)
July 17: Ulaanbaatar. Breakfast at the hotel. Tour the Gandan Monastery, followed by a tour of the Fine Arts Museum. In the afternoon, visit to the National History museum. Enjoy evening performance. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D)
July 18: Ulaanbaatar/Gobi Desert. Breakfast at the hotel. Transport to airport for flight to Gobi base camp. Arrive in the Gobi and transfer to the Ger camp. After settling in at the camp have lunch in the tourist camp. Excursion to Yol(Lammergier) Valley, 25 kms at the eastern edge of the Altaic Mountain range. Along the way, make a short stop at a museum dedicated to some of the wildlife in the area. Afterwards, take stroll through the valley. Photographs: White-headed eagle and domestic yaks. Overnight in Ger accommodation, authentic Mongolian dwelling. (B,L,D)
July 19: Gobi Desert/Flaming Cliffs. Breakfast at the camp. A day trip to Bayan Zag, the Flaming Cliffs* (98km), for exploring the Gobi “Cemetery of Dinosaurs” and the trail of Roy Chapman Andrews. En route visit Moltsog Els-sand dunes. Picnic lunch. After excursion drive back to base camp for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
July 20: Gobi Desert/Ulaanbaatar. Breakfast at the camp. Late morning flight to Ulaanbaatar. After lunch, tour the “Gobi” cashmere factory for shopping original and pure cashmere gifts and garments. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 21: DEPARTURE (B)
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