Day 1: In Flight. You will leave LAX for your flight to Beijing. The adventure begins.
Day 2: Beijing. You will arrive in Beijing. There you will be met by your guide and transferred to a hotel near the airport.
Day 3: UlaanBaatar. Today you will fly to UlaanBaatar. When you arrive at the airport of UlaanBaatar you guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. On the way we will give you a brief orientation of the center of town. Meals: (B) and (L).
Day 4: UlaanBaatar. Morning visit Gandan Monastery. Then we will visit Choijin Lama Temple Museum. After lunch visit the National History Museum (which has some wonderful exhibits, especially concerning Chingiis Khan and the tribal costumes). Meals: (B) and (L).
Day 5: UlaanBaatar. Today you will be driven on a 2 hour drive to Terelj. This short ride on good road nevertheless displays three distinct landscapes as well as offers many interesting sites. You will stop at Giant Turtle Rock and the Dinosaur Ger Campground, which features life size statues of dinosaurs for some enjoyable photo opportunities. You will arrive at the hotel or ger camp to enjoy the lovely natural setting. If you like you can ride horses for a little or just walk around the area. Then you will return to UlaanBaatar. Meals: (B), (L) and (D).
Day 6: Dalanzadgad. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to the South Gobi. You will arrive at the ger camp. Once settled in the camp we will take you on a tour of the area including Yol Am. Meals: (B), (L) and (D).
Day 7: Dalanzadgad. Full day tour, including the Flaming Cliffs (where dinosaur fossils were discovered in Mongolia), a camel herder and see the large dunes and varied countryside sites. If there is time we can take a brief tour of Dalanzadgad. Meals: (B), (L) and (D).
Day 8: UlaanBaatar. Enjoy the ger campsite and the area. Fly back to UlaanBaatar and transfer to your hotel. On the way, you will visit the Chingiis Khan Campground on the way into Ulaanbaatar. This interesting Ger hotel has replicas of the old platform Gers, hero’s totems, ancient weapons and costume. The rest of the day is free. Meals: (B) and (L).
Day 9: UlaanBaatar. Today you will visit the Zanabazar Art Museum. Then we will take you to the Bogd Khan Summer and Winter Palace. If time permits, you will go shopping at Gobi Cashmere Store and State Department Store. Meals: (B) and (L).
Day 10: UlaanBaatar. You leave in the morning to go on a trek to Karakhorum, the ancient capital of Chinggis Khan. See the beautiful Mongolian Steppe (and the Shoestring Gobi patch). Visit Nomads along the way and enjoy Nomad hospitality. Arrive at the ger camp. Go to the 9th century stone tortoises. Eat and sleep at ger camp. Meals: (B), (L) and (D).
Day 11: Karakorum. You start the day in Karakhorum. There is not much left of the ancient capital, except a few warrior’s hero stones. However, the Erdene Zuu Monastery is an active Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, and contains interesting grounds, buildings and a surrounding wall, laced with tiny Stuppas. There is a good deal of Buddhist artwork and you can possibly view a Buddhist service. Then we drive back east and visit the the Hustai Natural Reserve. Sunset as this is the best chance to see the horses coming close to where we will be. We will spend the night there. Meals: (B), (L) and (D).
Day 12: Karakorum. After breakfast very early morning you will get another chance to see the horses. After lunch we will drive back to UB and transfer to your hotel in Ulaanbaatar. Meals: (B) and (L).
Day 13: On the train. Take a morning train to Beijing. The Trans-Mongolian Railway is a 30-hour train ride which passes the scrubby part of the Gobi Desert, some ruins in Inner Mongolia and the Great Wall at three places in China.
Day 14: Beijing. You arrive in Beijing in the afternoon. Your guide will meet you at the train station and transfer you to your hotel. On the way, we will take you to Beihai Park, where Beijingers go to relax.
Day 15: In Flight. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home with a lifetime of memories.
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