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Mongolia & the Naadam Festival in Reverse

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Mongolia & the Naadam Festival in Reverse

Days 1-2 : UK to Ulaanbaatar

Flight overnight to Ulaanbaatar for a seven night stay.

Day 3 : Ulaanbaatar

Visit Sukhbaatar Square where a statue stands of Damdin Sughbaatar, who led the Mongolian Revolution. Next visit the National Museum of Mongolian History. Later, see the Museum of Natural History, which features exhibitions of Mongolia’s geography, flora and fauna and dinosaur fossils.

Day 4 : Ulaanbaatar

This morning visit the 19th-century-built Gandan Monastery, the largest and most significant monastery in the Mongolia. Later, visit the local markets, Zaisan Memorial Hill and Buddha’s Park. This evening enjoy a folklore performance.

Day 5 : Ulaanbaatar – Terelj National Park

Drive to Terelj National Park. Explore Turtle Rock and hike to Aryabal Monastery. Visit a local nomadic family and learn about how they prepare dairy products. This afternoon return to Ulaanbaatar.

Days 6-8 : Ulaanbaatar

Fly to Môron. Visit Murun Local History Museum, Central Square and a local Buddhist temple.

Day 9 : Ulaanbaatar to Môron

Fly to Môron. Visit Murun Local History Museum, Central Square and a local Buddhist temple.

Days 10-11 : Môron to Lake Khovsgol

Travel to Lake Khovsgol, known as the ‘dark blue pearl’. Surrounded by forests and meadows, your two nights here are free to enjoy the amazing scenery.

Day 12 : Lake Khovsgol to Jargal Jiguur

After lunch, drive to Jargal Jiguur for an overnight stay.

Day 13 : Jargal Jiguur to Great White Lake

Travel onwards to serene Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur (Great White Lake) in the Khangai Mountains. Hike to Khorgo Volcano situated 900m above the lake.

Day 14 : Great White Lake to Tsenkher Jiguur Hot Springs

Continue to Tsenkher Jiguur Hot Springs and enjoy some free time to relax in the hot springs and take in the surrounding scenery.

Day 15 : Tsenkher Jiguur Hot Springs to Kharkhorin

Drive to the ancient capital of Kharkhorin, situated on the Orkhon River. Later you will visit the Erdene Zuu Monastery, the first Buddhist-built monastery in Mongolia.

Day 16 : Kharkhorin to Mt. Khogno Khan

Continue to Mt. Khogno Khan. Explore the remains of the Uvgun Khiid Monastery located at the foot of the mountain.

Day 17 : Mt. Khogno Khan to Ongii

Travel onwards to the banks of the Ongii River, viewing the ruins of the famed monastic complex Ongiin Khiid.

Day 18 : Ongii to Bayanzag

Drive to Bayanzag, also known as ‘Flaming Cliffs’. Visit the Gobi dinosaurs cemetery and trace the footsteps of palaeontologist Roy Chapman Andrews.

Day 19 : Bayanzag to Khongoryn Els

Travel to Khongoryn Els, the location of Mongolia’s largest sand dunes, also known as the ‘singing sand dunes’.

Days 20-21 : Khongoryn Els to Yolyn Am

Travel to the edge of the Gobi Desert to Yolyn Am, a gorge in the Gobi National Park for a two night stay. Marvel at the scenery, including mountains and vast sand dunes.

Day 22 : Yolym Am to Ulaanbaatar

Travel to Dalanzadgad airport and fly back to Ulaanbaatar for the final night of your journey. This evening enjoy a traditional Mongolian performance, which includes the renowned ‘throat singing’.

Day 23 : Return to UK

Fly to the UK arrive home the same day or early the following morning

Tour includes:

all international airfares
all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
all accommodation
all meals
entrance fees, guides and daily tours
visa fees for EU and UK passport holders

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