Embark on the ultimate Mongolian road trip with this 16-day guided driving tour. With a knowledgable guide and a trusty 4x4, you'll set out from the capital of Ulaanbaatar to discover the breathtaking diversity of Mongolian landscapes—from sweeping steppes to vast freshwater lakes and arid deserts. By day you'll experience outdoor adventures and cultural highlights, while nights are spent amongst nature in comfortable yurt camps.
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This rugged, once-in-a-lifetime adventure takes you to the hidden Taiga forests of northern Mongolia, home to the last of the nomadic Tsaatan people. After an epic journey from the capital of Ulaanbaatar, you'll set out on horseback to spend three nights living among the Tsaatan, learning about their Shamanism, traditions, and daily life. Switch gears for some downtime on the unspoiled shores of remote Lake Khuvsgul before heading back to the capital for some last-minute sightseeing and souvenirs.
Head into the wilderness to discover two of Mongolia's most distinctive landscapes on this active two-week itinerary. Trekking, camping, and camel rides are all on the agenda as you travel from the snow-capped peaks of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park to the sweeping sand dunes of the Gobi Desert. You'll also have some time for cultural sightseeing in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar before the trip comes to a close.
From owls and falcons to foxes and wolves, this 7-day tour around Mongolia has plenty to offer wildlife enthusiasts. You'll spend two days exploring Terelj National Park, looking for colorful birds, before heading into the desert landscapes of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. Hike through the rocky ravine of Yolyn Am and sleep out under the stars in a traditional ger (yurt) camp before heading back to civilization.
Immerse yourself in the unique culture and ethereal landscapes of Mongolia on this weeklong tour of the country's highlights. You'll hike in the mountains, spot wild horses, sleep in a traditional ger (yurt) camp, and ride a camel across sand dunes at sunset. You'll also have the chance to learn about Mongolian culture and history while exploring museums and monuments in the city of Ulaanbaatar.
On this quick tour of Mongolia, you'll get an introduction to the country's culture and history. Start with sightseeing in Kharkhorin, visiting what was once the world's largest Buddhist university, then spend the night in a ger (yurt) camp. Explore the sand dunes of the Gobi Desert on a camel and go hiking in the deep ravine of Yolyn Am before heading to the city of Ulaanbaatar, where the adventure ends.
Discover the beauty of Mongolia's wilderness on this weeklong trek through Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. You'll make the journey with an expert team that includes a mountain guide, a cook, support staff, and camels to transport your gear. Camp along the trail each night and enjoy hiking past icy glaciers, snow-capped mountains, and rushing rivers. Finish up the trip with a day of sightseeing in the city of Ulaanbaatar.
Get away from it all on this trekking trip through remote Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Accompanied by an expert team that includes a mountain guide, a cook, support staff, and camels to transport gear, you'll explore the quiet trails of the rugged region, enjoying views of icy glaciers, milky-white rivers, and sweeping mountain scenery. After more than a week of camping at different spots along the trail, finish the trip with a day of sightseeing in Ulaanbaatar.
See the best of Mongolia's wildlife and culture on this wide-ranging 14-day tour. You'll see wild horses, Pallas's cats, and a wide variety of rare birds in their natural habitats as you explore the red cliffs of the Gobi Desert, the rocky ravine of Yolyn Am Gorge, and several national parks. Sleep under the stars in a traditional Mongolian ger (yurt), falling asleep to the sounds of nature, before heading back to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar for some sightseeing and shopping at the end of the trip.
See the best of Mongolia on this sweeping 14-day tour through the country's colorful urban centers and wild natural landscapes. Highlights include swimming in beautiful Ugii Lake, camping overnight in a traditional ger (yurt), visiting Ongi Monastery, and riding a camel on the sand dunes of Khongoryn Els. You'll also hike in the deep rocky gorge of Yolyn Am, boat on Khuvsgul Lake, and do some cultural sightseeing in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.
Get up close with the native wildlife of Mongolia on this quick and colorful tour. You'll divide your time between Terelj National Park and Khustain Nuruu National Park, looking for wild horses and birds of prey as you hike and drive through remote landscapes. Each night, camp in a traditional ger (yurt) and enjoy falling asleep to the sounds of nature.
On this 10-day highlights tour, you'll step back in time, traveling across the vast plains, steppes, mountains, and deserts of this remote and beautiful country. Sleep in traditional nomadic camps, ride a camel across massive sand dunes, and swim in crystal clear lakes. Explore the ruins of ancient cities and temples of the Mongol Empire, then wander through the ultra-modern capital city, all while enjoying legendary Mongolian hospitality.
Venture into the heart of Mongolia's wilderness on this five-day trekking tour through Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. You'll spend three days hiking in the park and taking in the pristine beauty of this protected land. You'll also immerse yourself in Mongolian culture with a visit to an eagle hunters' village and an overnight stay in a traditional Mongolian ger (yurt).
This 10-day tour takes you through some of Mongolia's most impressive cultural and natural wonders. You'll hike to Aglag Buteel Monastery to see Buddhist art, visit Uran Togoo National Park and its extinct volcano, and ride a horse-drawn sleigh on Lake Khuvsgul. Most nights will be spent in traditional gert camps with nomadic families. Of course, you'll also get to see Ulaanbaatar, with city tours of the bustling capital.
Mongolia’s geographic location in the heart of the Asian landmass - with no ocean to regulate its climate - results in long and frigid winters and a short, blustery spring. By contrast, Mongolia’s three-month summer bursts with activity - with Naadam sports festivals and opportunities to explore the countryside by Jeep, horseback or on foot. Autumn is the time to visit western Mongolia and experience the thrilling eagle festivals of Bayan Ölgii.
Eight hundred years ago the Mongols won an empire on horseback. Follow their path from their ancient capital, Karakorum, up the stunning Orkhon Valley, past waterfalls, hot springs and ancient Buddhist retreats. This nine-day itinerary is perfect for travelers looking for a moderately difficult horse trek that combines history, culture and natural beauty.
Mongolia ranks high on the bucket list for adventurous travelers in search of Earth’s last untouched landscapes. The following is a list of top destinations to tick off while visiting the stomping grounds of Ghengis Khan.