Beauty of the National Park
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Day 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Meet your preferred language speaking tour guide. Have a lunch in the city center. And explore city tour including Chinggis Khan Monument on the Chinggis Khan square and the Museum of National History. Dinner in local restaurant.Overnight in the hotel. (L, D)
Day 2. Chinggis Statue Complex / 13th Century Park
Buffet breakfast in the hotel. Drive to 13th Century Park 100 km east of Ulaanbaatar. On the way explore the world’s biggest Chinggis Khaan statue complex. Here you can see wide steppe with panoramic view from the head of Chinggis khan. Then we are going to 13th century Park. The park is to show Mongolians ancient history and nomadic lifestyle, existing centuries. Here you can have Mongolian cuisine lunch just like nomadic Mongolians. In the evening drive back to Terelj National Park (70 km northeast of Ulaanbaatar) and stay overnight at the tourist ger camp. (B, L, D)
Day 3. Terelj National Park
Have a breakfast at the camp and enjoy the tour in Terelj. Experience horseback riding with protection equipment for an hour. Then we will visit Mongolian nomadic family to explore their lifestyle. Lunch in Terelj ger camp and rest for a while. Hiking to Aryabal Temple it will take around 1 hour hiking in the nature. Aryabal Temple is one of the significant temple of ancient Tibetan buddhist design which is famous as its Manchu Gunj’s story tale. Stay overnight at the camp. (B, L, D)
Day 4. Ulaanbaatar
In the morning drive back to Ulaanbaatar city. After lunch in city enjoy city tour of Ulaanbaatar takes you through some of the principal sights of this unique city. Visit the Gandan Monastery, housing a 26 meter high gilded statue of the Buddha. Your tour also takes you to the Bogd Khaan’s Winter Palace Museum, Zaisan Hill and Buddha Park and shopping at the Cashmere shop. In the evening, you will enjoy performance of Mongolian traditional song, dance, contortions and huumii with traditional clothes fashion show. After the show, dinner in Mongolian barbeque restaurant and overnight in the hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 5. Departure
Buffet breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Chinggis Khaan International Airport or the Central Train Station for your international departure. (B)
The price is based on *** hotel rate.
Upgrade to **** and ***** hotels are possible at your request.
Price for children aged 2-12 get discounted.
Infants travel free, with their own equipment.
Package price includes:
Package price includes:
- Airport or train station transfers in Ulaanbaatar
- Accommodation: Hotel***, ger camp*
- Your preferred language speaking guide
- Chaffeured transport during the tour
- Entrance fees to National Parks and protected areas
- Tickets to museums and art performances
- Meals as mentioned in itinerary
- Two bottles of 0,5 liter drinking water per day
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
Package price excludes:
- Visa application fee
- International airfare or train tickets
- Travel insurance
- Single room supplement
- Hotel extras (phone calls, laundry, minibar,. etc)
- Personal toiletries
- Gratuity to local guides and drivers
- Optional excursions unless stated in the itinerary
How to get a visa?
If you are a citizen of one of the 46 countries that has been granted “visa-free access” to Mongolia, or 41 countries covered in a 30 day visa-free visit regime until 31st December 2015, you do not need to present a visa when entering Mongolia for tourism purposes. With exception of those, visitors are required to have a valid visa issued by Mongolian diplomatic missions or honorary consuls abroad. The following materials are required to obtain a visa under grounds of tourism:
- Passport, valid for at least six months from the end of intended period of stay in Mongolia
- One passport size photo
- Completed and signed Visa Application Form for Tourists
- Invitation from Mongolia (Either an invitation of the receiving entity, or an official request of the sending country and the organization).
- Transit visa processing requires visa for next destination, and copy of onward tickets.
How to get to Mongolia?
By airways: Providing you with comfort flights, Mongolian national flag carrier MIAT – Mongolian airlines operate scheduled and chartered flights to Ulaanbaatar from Berlin, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka and Beijing. The Chinggis Khaan international airport, conveniently located 18 km southwest of the capital, hosts following carriers apart from MIAT:
- Hunnu Air
- Aeroflot Air
- Korean Air
- Turkish Airlines
We will always be happy to help arrange your international flights to Mongolia. By railways: If your holiday duration and plan allows, another great way to get to Mongolia is via trans-Mongolian train. This is possible either from Moscow or Beijing. The journey takes 4 nights and 5 days from Moscow, and 1 night and 2 days from Beijing. It is a magical journey which takes you from the heart of buzzing downtowns of metropolises into nomadic Mongolia, past the Great Wall of China through the Gobi desert, or Russian countryside villages through the Baikal Lake. Also trains to border cities run every day, as the cities of Ulaan-Ude (Russia) and Erlian (China) are both popular get-away destinations for locals, for a little cultural sightseeing and a bit of shopping. You can let us handle your international railway tickets, to make your travel plan even smoother.
What to bring? What to wear?
Yes, you would want to pack a few additional things to make your travel more comfortable.
- Your personal toiletries
- Summer hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Earplugs to use when camping in the countryside
- Small headlamp or a flashlight
- Portable battery charger for your phone, tablet, camera etc.,
Small first aid bag including following:
- Small adhesive bands
- Blister plasters
- Medicine to treat occasional diarrhea
- Lip balm
- Wet tissue
- Mosquito repellent cream
- Sleeping bag or sleeping sack
- Mosquito net
- After sun cream when possible
- Trekking shoes
- Weatherproof jacket
- Wool hat, gloves, scarf
- Spare pairs of socks and underwear
- Bathing or swimming suit
- Other casual clothing
Foreign currency can be exchanged at commercial banks into Mongolian national currency “Tugrug”, which are in notes of 1, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000. Credit cards are accepted at all the hotels, restaurants, and tourist shops, with exception of small scale places. Ulaanbaatar and other cities and towns have “ATM” – automatic teller machines, where you can withdraw cash from your card.
Mongolian nationwide electricity output is 220V/50HZ in a European style plug. Most likely all the wall sockets will feature 2 widely spaced round pins. But no worries if your device is different, because universal plug converter is commonly used, and found at relatively cheap price here in Mongolia.
Mongolians have several national holidays and celebrations, and when we talk about celebrating holidays, we mean to do it nationwide. Believe us, celebrations take festive forms in most cases, and some certain are following:
– New year’s eve — 31st Dec to 1st Jan
– Mongolian Lunar New Year — 3 days in January or February according to Lunar calendar
– International women`s day — 8th of March
– Children`s day — 1st of June
– Naadam Festival — 10-13th of July
– Birthday of Chinggis Khaan — National Pride day: 14th of November
– Independence day: 26th November
Like many modern societies, tipping is part of modern life in Mongolia. You can leave small amounts with meals, drinks and round off taxi fares. Tip concierges and bellboys for help with luggage, typically USD 1$ per bag. Tour guides and drivers are used to tips as well. However, giving small gift or present to nomadic families you have visited or stayed with, is preferable over tipping.