MONGOLIAN CULTURE TOUR
Tour code: MN-41
Mongolian culture and tradition is based on respect of blue sky, wild nature, Mongolian state and their parents. Therefore during this travel you will learn and witness some activities from nomads daily life, belief, philosophy and Mongols relationship. Nomads culture is kept today in countryside, in city we have urban lifestyle and urban culture.
Day 1: Ulaanbaatar capital
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city, Meeting assistance upon arrival by Blue Mongolia Tour agency representative and transfer to Hotel with 3 stars. City tour including visits to Gandantegchilen Monastery- Present biggest monastery, which houses for giant standing Buddha statue, National History Museum gives you real insight into Mongolian origin and history, Visit main square Chinggis Khan and State Museum, Friendship Monument on Zaisan hill, Free time for shopping the main street shops, art shops and antique shops, National Folk Performance Concert with songs and contortion acts, Dinner, Stay in hotel
Day 2: Nomad Family & Nomadic lifestyle at Khogno Khan Nature Reserve
After breakfast drive to Khogno Khan Nature Reserve Area, Accommodate at ger tourist camp near by Elsen tasarhai sand dunes, Free time and relaxing, After lunch you will visit to horse breeder's family to explore the nomadic lifestyle: how nomads greet and to have talking with nomads about their life and tradition, for example: what you can do inside the ger and what you can’t? Experience daily activities of local people, then you will have a chance to enjoy 1 hour horseback riding, After dinner you can have a free time to walk on small sand dunes, Stay overnight in ger tourist camp. Today you will drive for 190 km. Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 3: Nomads’ habits & believes & dwelling
Today full day you will visit to horse breeder's family to explore the something about nomads’ daily habits, ger-dwelling and their believes in real fact and to witness the tradition and habits, which are kept until present time. Visit to the horse or sheep breeder family, watch how they put family marks on sheep ears and horses thigh, witness how to erect a Mongolian ger-yurt, offer some diary products and tea with milk to the blue sky and mountains, visit to the family, who believed in Buddhism and watch how they offer icon to their altare and pray in front their altare, Free time, In the evening visit to shaman family and get introduced with ancient belief of humanity, Stay overnight in ger tourist camp.
Day 4: Khara Khorum - UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site – Ogii lake wetlands
Breakfast, The tour starts with drive to Khara Khorin town, where developed Khara Khorum capital of Great Mongolian Empire founded by Chinggis Khan's songs in 13th century, The town is registered as UNESCO's Cultural Heritage Site and still today it keeps the great history of nomdic Mongols, Here you will visit to Khara Khorum museum, which displays the results of archeaological excavation expedition and history of Mongols in 12-13th centuries, After lunch Visit to Monument for Three Great Empires in Mongolian history, located in Orkhon river basin area, Explore the Turtle Rock, then you will drive to Khoshoo Tsaidam area on bank of Orkhon river to explore Turkish Rock Inscription-Monuments about Kultigen King of Turkish tribe and battling and Other Historical remains from Turkish Empire, Visit to Tureg's Culture Museum, This Khoshoo Tsaidam area was ruins of Ancient Turkish city, who were very strong in 6-8AD, After that you will drive to Ogii clear water lake wetlands area, After lunch it is free time, Optional activities: Visit to information and research center of this wetlands area, explore water birds, Walking along lakeshore, Sailing with a boat in the lake, or water-motorcycle, Horseback riding, Fishing in the lake, Exploring how to make felt items from sheep wool, Today you will drive for 80 km on earth and paved road. Dinner, Stay overnight in ger tourist camp
Day 5: Nomads’ games & felt making & cuisine
Today full day you will visit to nomad family to explore the nomads’ games: nomad boys will show you how to wrestle in Mongolian rules, archery shooting, anklebone targeting competition, horse racing with kid jockeys, anklebone flicking game, after lunch visit to another nomad family to explore how to make felt from sheep wool, if you are interested you can join with process for making felt, then watch the nomads’ cuisine: There is nice chance to try Mongolian national drink-Airag-fermented mare's milk and other milk products, diary products –cheese making, making vodka from milk, sheep meat boiling, frying blue and white barleys, Dinner and stay overnight in ger tourist camp
Day 6: Ulaanbaatar city
Breakfast, Today you will depart to Ulaanbaatar city, On the way you will explore ruins of ancient White Palace on the bank of Khara Bukha river, Box lunch in open air on the way, Continue drive to Ulaanbaatar city, Transfer to hotel, Dinner at the hotel restaurant, Stay in the hotel
Day 7: Departure
Breakfast, Check-out at the hotel before 12.00 noon, Blue Mongolia Tour guide and driver will see you at the hotel lobby and Make a Transfer to the airport/ train station, Departure
The tour itinerary is subject to be changed at the traveler's request and requirements.
For individual travelers /1-2 people/: 2000-1800USD
For group /more than 3 people/: 1800-1700USD
Above mentioned price is average amount to give you an idea. The exact amount is varied for everyone depending on number of travelers and service type including how many stars hotels you want to stay in, double or single occupancy you would prefer, what kind of additional service /such as visa support/ is required and so on...
• If group is bigger than 16 people: 16 +1pax free of charge
• For Family trip, children 0-9 years old are free of charge
This price INCLUDES:
Transfer to/from airport/hotel, Private transport with driver during the trip including petrol cost, Accommodation at hotels in Ulaanbaatar, Accommodations in Ger tourist camps in countryside, Everyday 3 times meals, English speaking tour guide, Entrance fees to protected areas, Entrance fees to sightseeing and museums and cultural shows, Horse riding and camel riding fees, Domestic return flights, flight insurance, Daily supply of mineral water - 0.5L bottle of water per day, invitation letter arrangements for Mongolian tourist visa issue, service fees and government tax.
This price DOES NOT INCLUDE:
International air flight round trip, Travel insurance, medical insurance, Fee for Visa obtaining, Alcoholic beverages, Additional services, Fee for extra luggage, Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet using, laundry, any charge for major force beyond of our control such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, weather bad conditions, changes of arrival/departure flights, poor roads conditions, etc.
1. The maximum weight of loaded luggage for domestic flight and vehicle is 10 kg, hand luggage 5 kg. For overweight, each kg will be charged in 1.5USD. Extra luggage can be stored free at hotels in Ulaanbaatar.
2. Hotels in Ulaanbaatar city reserved on double occupancy, and in countryside all Ger styled tourist camps are based on triple or 4 occupancy.
3. Check-in at hotels is at 12:00m/Check-out at hotels is at 12:00m.
!!! Tour itinerary and price may be subject to change. The duration of the above trip can be prolonged or changed to suit your needs. Please, make your reservations at your earliest convenience.