Multi-day trip

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

4.7 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Travel Mongolia
Multi-day trip

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

Activity provider: Travel Mongolia

From US$ 399 per person

Get to the heart of the Silk Road on this 3-day tour of Central Mongolia. Visit Kharkharin (Karakorum), the Erdene Zuu Monastery, Elsen Tasarkhai, and Hustai National Park. Stay at an authentic Nomadic family home and experience their lifestyle.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English, Mongolian
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Ulaanbaatar.


  • Visit all the must-see locations of Central Mongolia
  • Stay overnight with a nomadic family in their encampment and marvel at the starry sky
  • Ride a 2-humped (Bactrian) camel over the Elsen Tasarkhai dunes
  • Observe wild horses in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a hassle-free journey with pre-booked transfers and accommodation
Full description
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.
  • Transportation for all places
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off for accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • Local tour guide
  • Driver
  • Entrance fees to all places
  • 2 nights accommodation (Ger traditional house)
  • Meals (lunch and dinner on Day 1; 3 meals on Day 2; breakfast and lunch on Day 3)
  • Camel Ride
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Toiletries

Know before you go

  • Your exact pick-up time and location will be confirmed by e-mail; please check your spam folder or reach out to the local partner if the e-mail is not received
  • Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • All participants will be asked to sign a waiver before the tour; it is recommended that you purchase your own travel insurance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

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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 :)

October 5, 2022

Excellent journey, the guide was a cordial, kind person, I really enjoyed the places he took me to

January 12, 2023

October 1, 2022

Product ID: 206109