This exotic tour is
a composition of cultural heritages of ancient sedentary Chinese and Mongolian warriors' nomadic civilization.
You will experience the differences between the 2 totally
different cultures and their similiarity influenced
by oriental features and Buddhism. All the best of Chinese capital city Beijing
and the unique nomadic cultural heritages of Mongolian
steppe people and Mongolian nature beauty are seen wholly
during the wonderful tour. The tour includes the very best of Beijing sightseeing and the amazing steppes of Mongolia as well as the world famous Great Naadam Festival of the Mongols at its' best!
Tour grade: Easy
Duration: 13 days/12 nights
1 - 13 July 2013
Tour Prices 2013: per person
. For children of family trip
. 1 free space for every 16 PAX
. Courier bringing min 3 pax
. More attractive prices for groups of 12 and
more people! More!
Tour price includes:
Twin sharing in good hotel***,
tourist ger camps, English speaking local guides,
included sightseeing tickets and entrance fees,
Naadam festival tickets and arrangements, transfers
by air conditioned private minivan, meals as
listed, visa support.
Tour price excludes:
International airfare including
PEK-ULN-PEK tickets, visa fees, all kinds of
insurances, personal spendings, gratuities.
1. Arrive in Beijing.
Arrive in Beijing, meet our guide at the airport
and transfer to the hotel***. Rest of the day
is for leisure.
We will visit the Tian an Men Square, the Forbidden
City, Temple of Heaven, Badaling Great Wall, the
Sacred Way, Ming Tombs, Summer Palace, the Beihai
Park and the Lama Temple. Enjoy the famous Peking
duck dinner and the Peking Opera. B+L+D
Beijing - Ulaanbaatar.
Flight to Mongolia. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, meet
your guide at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Enjoy sightseeing: visit Sukhbaatar Square, the
Genghis monument and the Museum of Mongolian National
Ulaanbaatar - Elsen Tasarkhai.
We will visit the Gandan Monastery and drive out
of the town to Elsen Tasarhai, a picturesque combination
of Gobi sand dunes, rocky mountains, lovely lakes
and green grasslands. Arrive and transfer to tourist
camp, lunch. Visit the sand dunes and walking
on the dunes. Optional hiking etc. Stay overnight
at the camp. B+L+D
Elsen Tasarkhai - Karakorum.
We drive to Karakorum, once was the capital city
of Mongolian empire and later vandalized by the
Chinese. Visit famous Erdene Zuu monastery from
the 16th century built from the ruins of ancient
Karakorum. Transfer to tourist camp, dinner and
stay overnight there. B+L+D
Karakorum - Hustai national park.
Today we drive to Hustai National park, where
we will see the wonderful Takhi wild horses in
the wild nature. Stay overnight in Hustai tourist
Hustai - Gun-Galuut.
Drive to Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, a rare home
for wildlife. Arrive and transfer to Steppe Nomads
tourist camp. Visit a nomadic family and learn
about Mongolian nomadic lifestyle. Optional horse
riding/hiking to see the wild sheep Argali and
other wild animals. Bird watching at local lakes.
Dinner and stay overnight at Steppe Nomads camp.
Gun-Galuut - Ulaanbaatar.
Today is a rest day before the Great Naadam Festival.
Enjoy some optional kayaking, fishing or swimming
on the Kherlen river. Optional camel riding or
yak cart travel. After dinner we drive back to
Ulaanbaatar and transfer to our hotel. B+L+D
Great Naadam Festival days.
Take part in the Naadam Opening Ceremony, enjoy
the 1st rounds of wrestling, archery competitions
and the ankle bone shooting competitions. We will
drive to the horse racing place to see Mongolian
traditional horse racing. We will enjoy traditional
Mongolian folk concert as well as a visit to the
Bogd Khaan the Last King of Mongolia's Palace
Museum and the Buddha Park. Meals at restaurants
and stay overnight at the Hotel. B+L+D
July 13. Departure from Ulaanbaatar
Departure flight for home or extend your visit
for another tour. B
Tian An Men square, which is probably
the biggest one of its kind in the world. With
a total area of 440,000 square meters, the Tiananmen
Square found in the center of Beijing boasts
the largest of its kind. Over a hundred years,
many ceremonies and demonstrations have been
The Forbidden City was the
imperial palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties,
known as the Palace Museum. The consitruction
took 14 years and was finished in 1420. Twenty-four
emperors, 14 in the Ming and 10 in the Qing
dynasties ruled from here.
Great Wall, one of the eight ancient
wonders of the world and the only man-made construction
on earth that the astronauts can see in the
moon. Starting out in the east on the banks
of Yalu River in Liaoning Province, the Wall
stretches westwards for 12,700 kilometers to
Jiayuguan in the Gobi Desert. It was built as
a defensive structure from Mongolian warriors.
Ming Tombs, which is a group of mausoleums of
13 Ming emperors and their empresses and concubines.
Two of the toms are opens to the public.
Summer Palace, which
was built in 1153 in northwest of Bejing. It
is an outstanding example of imperial gardens
in classical Chinese style, housing tens of
thousands of precious cultural relics.
The Temple of Heaven is situated in the southern
part of Beijing, about 6 Km away from the center
of the city. Traditionally, this temple was
for imperial use only. It was built in 1420,
covering an area of 273 hectares, it is the
one of the largest parks in Beijing.
Naadam festival is the biggest and
most joyful celebration of the Mongols. It takes
place on the 11-12th July annually.
The festival itself originated from the era
of Hunnu Empire (209 BD) and was originally
organized as a competition to test the skills
of Mongol warriors between tribes. The festival
comprises the "Three Manly Sports":
wrestling, horse racing and archery. A fascinating
and interesting event for all is where the 9
White Flags of Chinghis Khan are carried in
a ceremonial parade from the State Parliament
House to the Central Stadium and many other
events to name a few.
Museum of National History invites
you to show its rich exhibitions related to
warlord Genghis Khan and his great nation, first
man lived in Mongolian land, first Mongolian
astronaut and his objects, Mongolian ethnicity
is the ancient capital of Great Mongolian Empire.
visited place of the country with its Erdene
Zuu, which was the first Buddhist monastery
in the Mongolian Empire. It was established
in 1586 on the orders of Abtai Sain Khaan, a
direct descendent of Chinggis Khaan. The monastery
has a massive square wall, 420 meters in length
each side, a total of 108 Stupas and 17 temples.
Elsen tasarhai is a part of
the Great Mongolian Sand dunes and extends about
80 km. The scenery is a perfect combination
of desert, picturesque mountains, river and
Hustai National Park is where
the wild Takhi- Przewalski horses have lived
peacefully since 1993 when they were reintroduced
to their native land. Here we are able to see
and photograph these beautiful animals at pasture.
Nature Reserve is one of the most famous
nature reserves of Mongolia. Being recently
founded, the breathtaking park is full of wildlife
including Wild Mountain sheep Argali. Brand
new comfortable tourist camp Steppe Nomads will
make your stay more enjoyable and unforgettably