Winter Wonderland Tour
Will be updated soon. Please see itinerary for details.
Day 1. Arrival – Ulaanbaatar (UB)
Upon your arrival our professional English speaking tour guide will warmly welcome you and transfer to city center for breakfast. After breakfast, we will explore the city highlights such as Gandan Buddhist monastery, National History museum, Sukhbaatar square. Have lunch in a city restaurant. Then visit Zaisan memorial hill, and Buddha park. Have dinner, then transfer to the centrally located hotel for rest. Overnight at hotel in UB.
Day 2. Ulaanbaatar – Terelj National Park (70km)
Following breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Terelj National Park. On the way explore the Chinggis Khaan Statue – biggest equestrian statue in the world. Then in Terelj, hiking to Aryabal temple of Tibetan Buddhist design will take about an hour in the fresh air. Also visit giant Turtle Rock and other unique rock formations that are highlights of Terelj National Park. Local lunch and traditional “Khorkhog” lamb dinner. In the evening, play the traditional Mongolian knuckle bone games with the tour guide and have some fun.
Overnight at Ger camp. (Twin occupancy)
Day 3. Terelj National Park –Ulaanbaatar city tour
In the morning visit local nomadic family to learn more about their distinct lifestyle. Optional dog sledding or horseback riding are available. After having lunch, transfer back to Ulaanbaatar city. Visit Bogd Khaan winter palace museum and State department store. Overnight at hotel in UB.
Day 4. Departure
In the morning, visit the state department store, and cashmere outlet store for a shopping. After having lunch, transfer to your international departure point and we will conclude the tour with full of memories.
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 transfers in Ulaanbaatar;
- English speaking professional local guide;
- Tour couch transport during the tour;
- Entrance fees to National Parks and protected areas;
- Tickets to museum
- Hotel accommodation VAT 10% + Ulaanbaatar city tax 1%;
- Meals as mentioned in itinerary;
- Two bottles of 0,5 litre drinking water per day;
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
Package price excludes:
- Hotel single room supplement 45 USD at Holiday Inn hotel per person per night;
- Ger camp single supplement 25 USD per person/ per night;
- Visa application fee;
- International airfareTravel insurance;
- Hotel extras (phone calls, laundry, minibar,. etc);
- Personal toiletries;
- Gratuity to local guides and drivers;
- Optional excursions unless stated in the itinerary;
- Optional activities such as dog sledding and horseback riding
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.