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Mongolia Family Adventure

Tailor Made Itinerary

13 Days From $4,830

Overview

Steeped in the rich legacy of Genghis Khan, Mongolia is one of Asia’s most enigmatic and fascinating destinations. From the vastness of its rich grasslands to the parched deserts of the Gobi, it is a land of staggering contrasts. This wonderful 13-day family adventure takes you from its bustling capital and out into the heart of its vast wilderness. Staying in a variety of traditional ger camps, over the course of your journey you’ll have opportunities to ride horses amongst the forested ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cycle, horse ride or kayaking through national parks
  • Climb the giant Ganghis Khan Statue for fantastic views
  • Explore the Buddhist monasteries of Ganden and Erdene Zuu
  • Stay in traditional Mongolian ger camps
  • Swim in the clear pools of the Orkhon Khurkhree Waterfall
  • Experience life in 13th century Mongolia

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ULAANBAATAR CITY TOUR

DAY 1: ULAANBAATAR CITY TOUR

Arriving in the Mongolian capital early today, you'll transfer to your hotel for a chance to rest up before enjoying a sightseeing tour of the city. A visit to the Gandan Monastery affords you an opportunity to see one of the most complete temples in Mongolia whilst a tour around the National Museum provides a good introduction to the historical traditions and geographical make-up of the country. In the evening, watch a traditional folk show before dining in a local restaurant.

Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel
Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: ULAANBAATAR - TERELJ NATIONAL PARK

DAY 2: ULAANBAATAR - TERELJ NATIONAL PARK

Leaving Ulaanbaatar today, head east to the steppe and spend the day at the 13th Century Camp where an interactive tour around the camp involves being shown around various areas set up for visitors to experience life in 13th century Mongolia. Learn about ancient blacksmiths, teachers, herders, shamans and kings. Later, you’ll drive to Terelj National Park for your first overnight stay at a ger camp located within the park.

Terelj Lodge Ger Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: TERELJ NATIONAL PARK ACTIVITIES

DAY 3: TERELJ NATIONAL PARK ACTIVITIES

A full day in the park means plenty of time to explore its beautiful forests and mountains located some 1,6000 metres above sea level. After saddling up, ride through the cool alpine air in search of a number of interesting rock formations dotted across the landscape including Turtle Rock and the Praying Lama Rock just waiting to be found. Alternative activities for today include cycling or kayaking instead.

Terelj Lodge Ger Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: TERELJ NATIONAL PARK - HUSTAI NATIONAL PARK

DAY 4: TERELJ NATIONAL PARK - HUSTAI NATIONAL PARK

Leaving the park this morning, you'll first head for the great Genghis Khan statue on the banks of the Tuul River. Standing over 40 metres high and visible for miles around, it is possible to climb the giant statue so why not enjoy a friendly race to the top for sweeping views out across the Mongolian countryside. Continue on towards the Hustai National Park, home to the rare and endangered wild Przewalski’s horses, where an early evening drive through the park provides an opportunity to try and see them in their native habitat.

Hustai Ger Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: HUSTAI NATIONAL PARK - KHARKHORIN

DAY 5: HUSTAI NATIONAL PARK - KHARKHORIN

Enjoy breakfast and an early morning horse ride at your ger camp before continuing to Kharkhorin today, once the capital of the Mongol Empire. In the 16th century the remains of Kharkhorin were used to build the monastery of Erdene Zuu, probably the earliest surviving Buddhist monastery in the country, and an educational visit to its museum presents the perfect introduction to the region's, and the iconic monastery’s, fascinating history.

Monkh Tenger Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: KHARKHORIN - ORKHON VALLEY 

DAY 6: KHARKHORIN - ORKHON VALLEY 

Head to the Erdene Zuu Monastery this morning for a chance to watch the mid-morning ceremony and chanting before commencing into the valleys of Central Mongolia. Passing herds of grazing goats, sheep and horses, your destination today is the sacred landscapes of the Orkhon Valley, once the seat of imperial power on the steppe.

Ursa Major Ger Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: ORKHON VALLEY ACTIVITIES

DAY 7: ORKHON VALLEY ACTIVITIES

Fed by the waters of the Orkhon River, this beautiful river valley was inscribed by UNESCO as one of the country's most important cultural landscapes. With a packed picnic lunch in hand, today you will take to the waters in kayaks, paddling your way down a series of small canyons and tranquil stretches as scenes of countryside pass you by.

Ursa Major Ger Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: ORKHON VALLEY ACTIVITIES

DAY 8: ORKHON VALLEY ACTIVITIES

Drive to the beautiful Orkhon Khurkhree Waterfall this morning. After heavy rains, especially around late July and August, this is one of the most spectacular sights in the country. A short walk downstream from the falls, is a 22-metre-deep gorge surrounded by peaceful country landscapes, perfect for a spot of horse riding. There are also enticing natural pools so don’t forget to bring your swimming costume. Head back to the camp in time for dinner.

Ursa Major Ger Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: ORKHON VALLEY - KHOGNO KHAN

DAY 9: ORKHON VALLEY - KHOGNO KHAN

Heading to Tovkhon Khiid first thing this morning, you'll enjoy an hour's walk through the pine forests to a tiny monastery with spectacular views. Driving on through the valleys and over high mountain passes, you'll then reach the magnificent setting of the Khogno Khan National Park, home to a rich mix of historical sites, wildlife and spectacular scenery. Here you’ll overnight at a traditional ger camp overlooking the vast Mongolian steppe.

Sweet Gobi
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: KHOGNO KHAN ACTIVITIES

DAY 10: KHOGNO KHAN ACTIVITIES

Covering some 47,000 hectares, the national park is a haven for all sorts of flora and fauna with ibex, red deer and even wolves being a regular sight within the desert steppe. Over the next couple of days you will be able to walk around the rocky hills and wild terrain; visit and meet local nomadic herders; and camel ride through the stretches of sand dunes.

Sweet Gobi
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: KHOGNO KHAN ACTIVITIES

DAY 11: KHOGNO KHAN ACTIVITIES

Another full day to head out and explore the national park.

Sweet Gobi
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: KHOGNO KHAN - ULAANBAATAR

DAY 12: KHOGNO KHAN - ULAANBAATAR

After a long morning’s drive back to the capital, the afternoon is then free to spend a little more time exploring Ulaanbaatar at your own pace and perhaps take in more of its monasteries and museums or enjoy some last-minute shopping before dinner.

Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13: DEPARTURE TRANSFER

DAY 13: DEPARTURE TRANSFER

After checking out of your hotel, you will be taken back to the airport for your return flight home.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

MONGOLIA FAMILY ADVENTURE (13 DAYS) $4,830

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Our team of experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you plan your adventure of a lifetime.

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WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Clem

Clem is our Central Asia expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Clementine by calling
+44 (0)20 3944 6258

Mongolians are some of the most welcoming and open people you will ever meet and will invite you into their gers for snacks and meals. Leave your Western uptight-ness at the door of the ger and get stuck in!

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