1. Ulaanbaatar: Full-Day Sightseeing City Tour
See the best of Mongolia's capital city, Ulaanbaatar, within this 8-hour city tour that takes you to all major historic sites of the city. Start your day from a convenient hotel pick-up. The first stop is Chinggis Khan Square, the city’s geographic and social center, with its famous statue of the founder of the Mongolian Empire mounted on his horse. Then, head over to the National History Museum of Mongolia. Learn about the country’s ancient past and storied empire, founded by Chinggis Khan in the year 1206, as well as life during the 20th-century Soviet era. Next, stop at Gandan Monastery, Mongolia's most important Buddhist site, where you may see monks observing ceremonial rituals. Then, wander the grounds of the ornate Bogd Khan Palace, one of Mongolia’s most important architectural monuments. Enjoy a local style lunch with a choice of buuz (dumplings) or khuushuur (beef patties). In the afternoon, check out the famous Black Market, an exhilarating experience for any visitor. Not a black market in the sense of illegal activity, this hub of local commerce is a place to buy everything from North Face knockoffs to horse saddles, handcrafted fur hats, and traditional Mongolian clothing. If your tour falls on a Tuesday when the Black Market is closed, visit the Kharkhorin market instead. Make your last stop of the tour at a cashmere and wool factory outlet where you can learn about Mongolia's one of the biggest industries, textile. Find out how the fine underwool of Mongolia’s cashmere goats is made into exceptionally soft, lightweight garments. If you wish to have a unique cultural experience, select the option which includes a traditional Mongolian-style concert. The tour ends at 3:30 PM and you can choose to be dropped off near the theatre, have a break, and watch the 90-minute show starting at 6 PM.