Classic Discovery Tour of Mongolia including hot springs - 4 Day

Day Trips & Excursions, Khuvsgul Lake HotelTraveler pickup is offered to Returns to original departure point

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Have you got only few days in Mongolia? No worry, spend minimum time in Ulaanbaatar city and spend more time in the beautiful nature of Mongolia. Meanwhile, see varieties of landscapes as much as possible with some activities like camel riding, sightseeing, bathing in natural hot springs and staying in traditional Ger camp etc. Also, don’t miss cultural sights to hospitable nomad families and museum and monasteries which provide the great insight of Mongolian culture and history. Traditional dishes will be offered.
ItineraryDay 1: CAMEL RIDING IN SEMI- GOBI– KARAKORUM FORMER CAPITAL CITY/360KM - 6 HOURS/ (L,D)Stop At: Khugnu TarnaYour tour guide and driver will pick you up from your accommodation at 09:00 a.m. and drive to Khugnu Khan nature reserve. The reserve covers an area of 47000 hectares, this park contains many historical monuments, forests of silver birches and poplar trees, and sources. Once in reserve, you will see an interesting ecosystem where steppe and the taiga meet. You will ride Bactrian camel for one hour. Afterwards, drive to the former capital Karakorum and stay overnight in tourist Ger camp. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at tourist Ger campDay 2: ENJOY TSENKHER HOT SPRING /150KM – 3 HOURS/ (B,L,D) Stop At: Tsenkher Hot Spring, Tsetserleg, Arkhangai ProvinceTime to travel to Karakorum; a former capital of 13th century Mongolian Empire. Today it is an agricultural town with many attractions popular for tourism. Visit Kharakhorum museum presenting mind-blowing archeological finding dated back to Stone Age, Bronze Age and 13th century. Another attraction is Erdenezuu; the first Buddhist Monastery built from the ruins of Kharakhorum in 16th century but ruined under political repression. The prayer’s and ceremonial temples are true architectural wonder storing old Mongolia Buddhist heritage. Afterwards, take the chance to unwind today with a trip to the Tsenkher Hot Springs. Settle in tourist Ger camp and enjoy a natural hot spring bath. and settle in the tourist Ger camp. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at tourist Ger campDay 3: KHUSTAIN NATIONAL PARK /390KM - 6 HOURS/ (B,L,D) Stop At: Khustain Nuruu National Park, UlaanbaatarToday we will drive to Khustain National park which is a home of last truly wild horses. Upon arrival, we will visit a small museum displaying a collection of photos and videos about the wild horse. Take a small hike to observe wild horses; with light belly and darker back, with a long, dark stripe on the back from the withers to the base of the tail. Stay overnight in tourist Ger camp. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at tourist Ger campDay 4: TERELJ – CHINGGIS KHAN STATUE COMPLEX – ULAANBAATAR /220 KM – 4 HOURS/ (B,L)Stop At: Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, UlaanbaatarContinue the journey to Terelj National park; beautiful green landscape with unique Rocky Mountains and rivers. The first stop will be at turtle rock; 24 m height rock formation like a turtle. Afterward, we will take a very short drive to Ariyapala meditation center. Explore the center with a stunning hike from crossing the short trail bridge to 108 stairs. Afterwards, we will drive to eastern Mongolia visiting Chinggis khan statue complex; the largest equestrian statue made by 250 tons of steel. Enjoy fascinating view of the statue and surrounding area from horse neck. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and you will be transferred to the hotel. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Khugnu Tarna
  • Entry/Admission - Tsenkher Hot Spring
  • Entry/Admission - Khustain Nuruu National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses (alcohol drinks, museum photo tickets and laundry)
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Day 1: CAMEL RIDING IN SEMI- GOBI– KARAKORUM FORMER CAPITAL CITY/360KM - 6 HOURS/ (L,D) Stop At: Khugnu Tarna Your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your accommodation at 09:00 a.m. and drive to Khugnu Khan nature reserve. The reserve covers an area of 47000 hectares, this park contains many historical monuments, forests of silver birches and poplar trees, and sources. Once in reserve, you will see an interesting ecosystem where steppe and the taiga meet. You will ride Bactrian camel for one hour. Afterwards, drive to the former capital Karakorum and stay overnight in tourist Ger camp. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at tourist Ger camp
Day 2: ENJOY TSENKHER HOT SPRING /150KM – 3 HOURS/ (B,L,D) Stop At: Tsenkher Hot Spring, Tsetserleg, Arkhangai Province Time to travel to Karakorum; a former capital of 13th century Mongolian Empire. Today it is an agricultural town with many attractions popular for tourism. Visit Kharakhorum museum presenting mind-blowing archeological finding dated back to Stone Age, Bronze Age and 13th century. Another attraction is Erdenezuu; the first Buddhist Monastery built from the ruins of Kharakhorum in 16th century but ruined under political repression. The prayer’s and ceremonial temples are true architectural wonder storing old Mongolia Buddhist heritage. Afterwards, take the chance to unwind today with a trip to the Tsenkher Hot Springs. Settle in tourist Ger camp and enjoy a natural hot spring bath. and settle in the tourist Ger camp. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at tourist Ger camp
Day 3: KHUSTAIN NATIONAL PARK /390KM - 6 HOURS/ (B,L,D) Stop At: Khustain Nuruu National Park, Ulaanbaatar Today we will drive to Khustain National park which is a home of last truly wild horses. Upon arrival, we will visit a small museum displaying a collection of photos and videos about the wild horse. Take a small hike to observe wild horses; with light belly and darker back, with a long, dark stripe on the back from the withers to the base of the tail. Stay overnight in tourist Ger camp. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at tourist Ger camp
Day 4: TERELJ – CHINGGIS KHAN STATUE COMPLEX – ULAANBAATAR /220 KM – 4 HOURS/ (B,L) Stop At: Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Ulaanbaatar Continue the journey to Terelj National park; beautiful green landscape with unique Rocky Mountains and rivers. The first stop will be at turtle rock; 24 m height rock formation like a turtle. Afterward, we will take a very short drive to Ariyapala meditation center. Explore the center with a stunning hike from crossing the short trail bridge to 108 stairs. Afterwards, we will drive to eastern Mongolia visiting Chinggis khan statue complex; the largest equestrian statue made by 250 tons of steel. Enjoy fascinating view of the statue and surrounding area from horse neck. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and you will be transferred to the hotel. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
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