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Ulaanbaatar: Semi-Gobi Desert Day Trip & Camel or Horse Ride

1. Ulaanbaatar: Semi-Gobi Desert Day Trip & Camel or Horse Ride

After getting picked up in the morning from your hotel in Ulaanbaatar, drive to Elsen Tasarkhai, known as Semi-Gobi because of its resemblance to the famous Gobi Desert. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscape. Discover hundreds of birds, deer, and gazelle that call this mountain home. Take some time to hike around the area and then ride a camel or horse to the small sand dunes.  Stop for an authentic lunch at a suitable spot along the way. Later, visit a local nomad family where you will have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Take a look at how some Mongolians are still keeping their traditional lifestyles. Get dropped off at your hotel in Ulaanbaatar by 5:00 PM.

From Ulaanbaatar: Day Trip to Hustai National Park

2. From Ulaanbaatar: Day Trip to Hustai National Park

Meet your English-speaking guide and driver at your downtown Ulaanbaatar hotel at 9 AM, then drive approximately 95 kilometers (60 miles) west of Ulaanbaatar to Hustai National Park. Travel on asphalt roads in good condition for a couple of hours and see nomadic tents sprawling across the beautiful landscape along the way. Upon arrival at Hustai National Park, take your time to explore extraordinary scenic spots where Asian wild horses graze, a result of the conservation program reintroduced by a group from the Netherlands in the framework of an international project. Later, a simple local lunch will be provided. After lunch at the park, visit a local horseman family and discover their nomadic way of life, their culture, and traditions. Take a horse for a ride yourself, if you want, and experience how traditional Mongolians traveled and how many modern Mongolians still do. Afterward, you'll be transferred back to your Ulaanbaatar hotel where this loving day trip ends.

From Ulaanbaatar: UNESCO Bogd Khan Mountain & Monastery

3. From Ulaanbaatar: UNESCO Bogd Khan Mountain & Monastery

Rise early in the morning and head to Manzushir Monastery, established in 1733 and located in the south of Bogd Khan Uul Mountain, a sacred mountain with UNESCO World Heritage tentative status. Over time, the monastery has grown into a complex of more than 20 temples with over 300 resident monks. Locals love to hike, picnic, and hang out at the monastery site. Learn about the history behind the area while enjoying a walk in the Bogd Khan Uul National Park or a short horseback riding experience. You will love the surrounding nature and beautiful landscapes. In the evening, you will be transferred back to your Ulaanbaatar hotel.

1 day tour Chinggis khan statue, Terelj national park

4. 1 day tour Chinggis khan statue, Terelj national park

Located 54 kilometers away from Ulaanbaatar city, The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue (Tsonjin Boldog Complex) is considered the world's largest equestrian statue and the largest horse-riding statue in the world. It was built here, so the legend goes because this was the spot where Chinggis Khaan found a golden whip. The complex includes an impressive museum (with Hunnu artefacts and items from the Mongol empire), a cafe, and a souvenir shop. In addition, you can see the amazing archaeological findings at the Mongol Empire history museum, have the opportunity to wear the king's and queen's costumes for family photos, or simply get fascinated by one of the world's biggest Traditional Boot with a height of 9 meters. Located east to Ulaanbaatar, 50km away from the city, Gorkhi Terelj is the closest National Park to Ulaanbaatar. Beautiful green area and fascinating rock formations with numerous ger camps, five star hotels and restaurants will welcome you to the top destination for tourists in Mongolia. And the most famous one is Turtle Rock and most of the ger camps and hotels surround this area. The Turtle Rock is approximately 24m tall and shaped like a turtle. You can find 100 Monks Cave or Three Friends Cave on the way to the Turtle Rock just before you reach it. The legend says monks used to hide inside this cave during the communist purge era or even before that. As for Ariyabal Temple and Gunjiin Temple, people mostly attracted to the scenery. Ariyabal Temple was built in year 1998 for the purposes of meditation so there is not much history involved. In conclusion, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park provides just as much intriguing history as it has breathtaking scenery. You can go around and explore attractions or you can just relax and unwind in the beautiful wilderness. Also, you can try activities like riding horses and camels.

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What people are saying about Ulaanbaatar

Finding the horses on a hot day was difficult, but the guide made the journey interesting by sharing information about Mongolia. We stopped from time to time to enjoy views. The drive looking for the horses had challenging roads in places. The guide did a great job navigating the roads. On the return, we stopped at a local restaurant for a nice lunch, which was included in the tour package. Thank you for a fun first day in Mongolia.