Day trip

Ulaanbaatar: Full-Day Sightseeing City Tour

Activity provider: Travel Mongolia
Day trip

Ulaanbaatar: Full-Day Sightseeing City Tour

Activity provider: Travel Mongolia

From US$ 120 per person

Explore the highlights of Ulaanbaatar on a full-day tour with a local guide. Visit all the major sights in the city including Chinggis Khan Square, The National History Museum, and Gandan Monastery. Savor a delicious local lunch.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your accommodation within Ulaanbaatar city.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit all the highlights of Ulaanbaatar in a single day
  • Learn about Mongolian history at the History Museum, Bogd Khan Palace, and Gandan Monastery
  • See how locals shop at Naran Tuul Market, aka 'Black Market'
  • Enjoy a delicious local-style Mongolian lunch
  • Travel hassle free from and to your accommodation
Full description
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.
  • English-speaking local guide and driver
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • All entry and admission fees
  • Traditional Mongolian Concert (if option selected)
  • Travel insurance
  • Hotel drop-off after the concert (if option selected)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children aged under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour does not provide insurance; it is recommended that you purchase your own travel insurance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 2 reviews

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Great tour guide

November 25, 2019

only one traveler and one tour guide, using taxi part by part. Almost walking one place to another place.

September 26, 2019

Product ID: 206511