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From Ulaanbaatar: Day Trip to Hustai National Park

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

Mongolia: Genghis Khan Day Tour with Terelj National Park

3. Mongolia: Genghis Khan Day Tour with Terelj National Park

Leave the city early in the morning to beat the crowds and arrive at Chonjinboldog area, where the Genghis Khan Monument is located, within an hour. Genghis Khan Statue Complex is the largest equestrian statue in the world. Take an elevator ride up to the horse's neck and relish spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Pay a visit to a small archaeology museum in the base of the statue, stop for a pick-me-up in the restaurant, and shop at the many souvenir shops. You can even try on traditional Mongolian costumes at the museum. Head then to Terelj National Park, the most accessible natural attraction from Ulaanbaatar. The park has many beautiful rock formations including Turtle Rock, Melkhii Khad (meaning "the Old Man Reading a Book"), and Praying Lama Rock. Savor a tasty, traditional lunch at Turtle Rock. After lunch, hike to Aryabal Monastery on a pleasant path and take in the gorgeous scenery along the way. In the evening, visit a nomad family to experience Mongolian lifestyle and hospitality before returning to Ulaanbaatar by approximately 4:30 PM. Extend your tour by choosing to add an overnight stay in a traditional nomadic home in Ger, and have local dinner and breakfast prepared on the site.

Ulaanbaatar: Full-Day Sightseeing City Tour

4. 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.

From Ulaanbaatar: UNESCO Bogd Khan Mountain & Monastery

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Ulaanbaatar

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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!

Today's is "no-car-day" in Ulaanbaatar, it would be better if it's being communicated in advance, as we have to walk to the pickup point.

Thank‘s a lot to the Guide Bachi, you did a great job. It was a awesome day and you showed me wonderful places around UB.

가이드가 영어를 잘하고 재미있게 잘 설명해주십니다. 음식도 비린 것을 잘 못먹어 걱정하였으나 너무 맛있는 현지식당으로 안내해주셨네요. 전체적으로 매우 만족합니다.

It’s a very good tour especially Mr.Bachi we are very impression.