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Ulaanbaatar: Small Group 3-Day Best of Central Mongolia Tour

1. Ulaanbaatar: Small Group 3-Day Best of Central Mongolia Tour

Day 1: Start your day with pick up at your hotel in Ulaanbaatar and drive to Karakorum (360 km away), the past capital of Great Mongolian State. Enjoy a half-day Karakorum tour to visit the signature Erdene Zuu Monastery, and Karakorum Museum to learn about its regional history. After a local dinner, spend a night at the traditional ger guesthouse. Marvel at the clear sky filled with stars and spot milky way. Day 2: After breakfast, drive to Elsen tasarkhai (70 km away), known as semi-gobi for its similar natural features to the famous Gobi desert. Ride 2-humped camels for the ultimate desert experience over endless sand dunes. Have a local-style lunch and drive to Khustai National Park (270 km away) to visit a nomadic family, experience their daily life, and taste organic dairy products. Spend the night in the nomadic family home after dinner. Day 3: Explore Khustai National Park to have lunch and observe wild horses, known as takhi horses, in their natural habitat. Try horseback riding, the core traditional activity of Mongolians. Drive to Ulaanbaatar (76 km way) and transfer to your accommodation directly. Your arrival at Ulaanbaatar city would be at around 5-7 PM.

Central Mongolia: Kharkhorin, Monastery, Nomads, Dunes

2. Central Mongolia: Kharkhorin, Monastery, Nomads, Dunes

During this trip, you get to see the highlights of Central Mongolia. You will get to experience nomadic cultures inhabiting both the steppe and desert landscapes. Visiting the town of Kharkhorin, where the ancient capital was located, will provide insight into the culture and history of the Mongol Empire. It is unfortunate that the city has not survived until our time. But the local museums hold many artifacts that can be traced even as far back as the VII century CE. We are confident that our tour will transport you to 13th century Mongolia.

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based on 5 reviews

It was a real experience with Nomad family. The conditions were harsh and quite extreme, but I am glad I got to experience it. The tour guide is an awesome person, he explained so many things about Mongolian culture, religions, life etc. I am so glad that I he was our guide :)

I am very satisfied! There were some changes in the context of the coronavirus, but the guide was very kind and finally good friends. It was a good memory. Thank you!