Golden Circle tour
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Duration: 15 days, 14 nights
Best dates: From middle of May – middle of September
Total driving distance: 3090km
Price from: Please contact us for quote
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Day 1. Arrival
Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, your preferred language speaking guide will warmly welcome you, and check-in to your preferred hotel (*** to *****) for the overnight rest. According to the schedule of arrival, lunch and dinner at a local restaurant, also half day city tour is available.
Day 2. Middle Gobi(220 km)
Your driver and professional guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby. And begin your journey to Baga Gazriin Chuluu, a unique formation of rocks. Visit ruins of an ancient temple and explore the area. Lunch is on the way. Have a dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (L/D)
Day 3. Tsagaan Suvarga(200 km)
Drive to Tsagaan Suvarga and stay overnight at the camp. (B/L/D)
Day 4. Yoliin am – Vulture Valley (275km)
Drive further south. Arrive at the Three Beauties of the Gobi National Park. Spend the day on an excursion to Yoliin Am (Vulture Valley) for hiking and stunning photograph opportunities. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
Day 5. Khongor sand dunes (200 km)
After breakfast drive to Khongor sand dunes known as Singing Dunes. A climb up to the sand dunes will be rewarded with a breath taking view. In the evening observe a spectacular sunset, please prepare your cameras. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
Day 6. Bayanzag (150km)
Drive to the world famous Flaming Cliffs and BayanZag (forest of the Gobi). Discover the area of the first paleontological finding in Mongolia by following footsteps of Roy Chapman Andrews. Visit a nomadic camel breeding family and experience hospitality of nomads. Enjoy a short camel ride. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
Day 7.Ongyn Khiid (150km)
After breakfast drive to north. Visit the ruins of Ongy Monastery and have a walk in the surrounding area. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
Day 8. Karakorum(300km)
After breakfast drive to Karakorum, the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene Zuu Monastery, which was once one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia, and then was mostly destroyed in the 1930s. Tour the monastery grounds and visit several chapels with excellent examples of Buddhist iconography dating from the 16th century. Visit the symbolic ruins of Karakorum. In the evening try a Mongolian archery game. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
Day 9. Tsenkher Hot Springs (120km)
Drive to the Tsenkher hot springs. Spend the day relaxing in natural hot springs and walking in the surrounding forest. Please do not forget to pack your swimsuit for this day. Your may have a small hike to a mountain top, a stunning view will await you there. Optional massage and beauty services are available. Enjoy the hot springs again after dinner. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
Day 10.Ugii lake(195 km)
Drive to Lake Ugii in Arkhangai province. The camp is located on the shores of Ugii lake. A magnificent view and countless water birds will be at your footsteps. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
Day 11. Huvsgul Lake(570 km)
Have a buffet breakfast at the hotel and fly over to Mörön, capital of Huvsgul province. There the driver will pick you up and get you to the Huvsgul lake. After lunch at a camp you are staying, there are opportunities to sail by boat or ferry, ride a horse, go fishing, hiking and photographing. Dinner and overnight in a camp. (B/L/D)
Day 12. Huvsgul Lake
Early in the morning, a walk by the lakeshore is highly recommended. Usually the mist takes off from water by sunrise, when you get a chance to see the beautiful mystical environment. After breakfast, visit a reindeer herder’s family and learn about their distinct culture and lifestyle. Optional rafting and kayaking activities are available.
Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
Day 13. Bulgan province / Uran Togoo dead volcano (300 km)
After breakfast drive to Uran Togoo, an extinct volcano in Bulgan province. You will have a scenic drive with endless green pastures and deep blue sky. Dinner and overnight stay in a Unit ger camp. (B/L/D)
Day 14. Ulaanbaatar (410 km)
After breakfast drive back to Ulaanbaatar and arrive by evening. After dinner, settle at your hotel for rest and preparation for you international departure of next day. (B/L/D)
Day 15. Departure
Buffet breakfast at the hotel, and transfer to your international departure point. Before the time you leave, shop at local cashmere and goods stores. (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 and Mongolian national currency “Tugrug” are in notes of 1, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000. The US dollar is preferred currency. Credit cards are also accepted at major hotels, restaurants and tourist shops. UB and major cities have ATMs.
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 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