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Canoeing the Orkhon River

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 5 people
Destination(s): Mongolia  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 528 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 528 Euro (EUR)

Imagine canoeing on the rivers surrounded by rolling hills or drifting along the slower and faster rivers of Central Mongolia. Canoe through breathtaking landscapes such as rolling hills covered with forest, basaltic rocky areas and the large open plains where nomadic families and their cattle are settled for the summer. Enjoy canoeing on the Tuul River close to Ulaanbaatar during an afternoon or join us for an expedition of 9 days, from Ogii Lake to Bulgan.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: We leave Ulan Bator at 9 o’clock and head towards the famous sand dunes of Elsen Taserkhay. We’ll drive about 250 Km until late afternoon. These sand dunes are a geological anomaly whose appearance and plant life resembles the great Gobi desert much further south.

Day 2: On the second day after a two hours drive we reach Kharkhorin (also called Karakorum, 130 km, 4 hours driving), site of the 13th century capital of the Mongolian Empire created by Chinggis Khan. Very little is left from this legendary city. In the 16th century, Mongolia's biggest Monastery was build from the ruins of Kharkhorin. Now Erdene Zuu Monastery are the remains of what once was a huge monastery of 100 temples and about 1.000 lamas residencing there. We will explore the grounds of Erdene Zuu Monastery surrounded by its massive 400 m X 400 m walls. We will be guided around the 3 remaining temples: Dalai Lama, Zuu of Buddha and Lavrin Temple. We will also see the Turtle Rock and the Phallic Rock. Later that day we will go on driving to Ogii Nuur. Ogii Nuur is one of the most beautiful lakes of Mongolia offering great fishing possibilities and beautiful spots to camp.

Days 3 - 5: We’ll drive for and we will reach our canoeing expedition starting point. The country we will traverse by canoe is among the best grazing ground in Mongolia and the steppe teems with horses, sheep and goats. Eagles, hawks and vultures circle above and there’s a wealth of all kind of water fowl in the river. Often, children bathing in the river will great us. We’ll stop by families living along the river and we’ll taste the airak, fermented horse milk. You do as much or as little canoeing as you like. The minivan which

Day 6: After 3 days of canoeing, we’ll load our little vessels on the roof of the mini van and we will set off for Ulaanbaatar that we will reach in the late evening.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- From 2 people: 597 EURO per person
- From 3 to 5 people: 528 EURO per person

Package includes:
- Transport within Mongolia (Russian jeep or 4 wheel drive mini-van)
- Transfer between the airport and the hotel
- Half pension in Ulaanbaatar
- Full pension in the countryside
- Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
- Tents in the countryside
- All support staff including driver
- translator
- camp assistants
- All excursions
- entrance fees as described in the itinerary
- Canoe

Not included:
- International transport
- Passport and visa costs
- Medical and trip insurance
- Airport taxes
- excess baggage charges
- evacuation costs
- Extra drinks
- Laundry
- Telephone calls
- Items of personal nature
- Other items not specifically mentioned as included
- Bike and spare parts of bike
- Sleeping bag
- inflatable mattress

About This Supplier
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Location: Mongolia
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2003

M10055 invites you to discover the natural and cultural wonders of Mongolia, one of the last remaining seldom-explored countries. The traveler will discover this untouched country and marvel at its unique combination of ancient Buddhist tradition with a nomadic horse-based culture. He will revel in her natural beauties...

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