Welcome to Central Mongolia


Verdant swaths of empty landscapes are sprinkled with tiny gers (traditional yurts) stretching to the horizon, while magical light plays across the valleys. This is the Mongolian heartland, loaded with both historical sites and natural beauty, with plenty of scope to horse-trek over forested mountains, camp by pretty lakes or soak in hot springs.

Because the region is relatively close to Ulaanbaatar (and many sights are right beside the city), infrastructure is a little better than in other areas, with many places reachable by public transport. The most scenic sub-region is the Khangai Mountains, but you’ll find beautiful scenery even if you only venture as far as Terelj.


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$425 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Amazing Tour to Orkhon waterfall and Tuvkhun Temple with Horse Trekking

We are leaving the city early in the morning and we can get there within a couple of hours. It is important for us to see as much as greatest historic and true nomadic lifestyle outside the city within short period of time. Day 1 (L, D)Today is your day to explore and discover the amazing area in Central Mongolia. You're going to love this beautiful nature and will stay in ger camp for a night in Kharakhorin.  Day 2 (B, L, D)You will head to the Orkhon waterfall- a great spot for bird watching. We offer 15 - minutes horse riding for the benefit of local horsemen and you walk to the top of the Tuvkhun Temple which historic temple and see around waterfall. Go back to Kharakhorin in the evening.  Day 3 (B, L) Today, you are going to explore the great history ancient city of Kharakhorin.  There is 2 wonderful museums; Archaeological Museum and Erdene Zuu Monastery.  From exploring parks, monuments and museums showcasing the majestic Mongol empire and many more. We truly hope this trip would be the most amazing experience to know nice and hospitable local nomad people and be in the beautiful wild nature and become memorable and unforgettable trip of your life.

$3279.20 Rail

Trans-Mongolian Express

From bustling Beijing to the Hermitage in St Petersburg, travel halfway around the world in three incredible weeks. Board one of the world’s great trains and ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip across the grassy steppes of Mongolia and through the taiga forests of Siberia. Share train carriages with locals and spend nights in a Mongolian ger and a cozy Russian guesthouse. Not only does this trip provide the perfect blend of comfortable accommodations and plenty of activities, but also free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace.

$2359.20 Rail

Trans-Mongolian Adventure

Incredible doesn't begin to describe this railway journey from Russia to China. Beginning in Moscow, your trip on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway will take you across the steppe to experience secluded Mongolia's colourful culture. Disembark and spend a night in a ger before continuing on to the palaces of Beijing. An experienced CEO will lead the way and take care of the details so you’re free to enjoy one of the world's greatest train rides. Whether on board or off, this will be 16 days to remember for the rest of your life.

$3149 Classic

Naadam Festival Mongolia

Wander the land that gave the world Genghis Khan and experience the rich pageantry and intense competitions of the legendary Naadam Festival. Witness giants wrestle, archers hit impossible targets, and horses race across grasslands to glory. Travel the region’s steppes and sand dunes to uncover storied Buddhist monasteries and cultural treasures on this unique adventure. Overnight in gers with local families for extraordinary cultural experiences you won’t soon forget.

$2499 Classic

Nomadic Mongolia

Long after the reign of Genghis Khan, nomadism remains a way of life in modern Mongolia. But with so much to see and do here, it’s only natural that people would want to move about and explore. This adventure taps into the nomadic lifestyle embraced by almost 40% of the local population, travelling through ruggedly beautiful gorges and sandstone mountains in search of golden eagles, desert gazelles, and the Mongolian horse. And when you’re not moving, you’ll experience local customs up close, exploring rural villages and sleeping in traditional ger tents.

$1349 Local Living

Local Living Mongolia—Nomadic Life

It was from Mongolia that Ghengis Khan set forth to conquer the world. This unique adventure is your chance to return to this heartland and let its people and scenery capture your heart. Leave Ulaanbaatar and the modern world behind and stay with three different families to experience life as a nomad. From Orkhon Valley to Gorkhi Terelj National Park, you'll live in gers, take tea with your neighbours, ride horses, and learn archery and garment-making skills. It's 10 days like you never imagined.

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