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Land of the Blue Sky

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Mongolia  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Desert Expeditions  
Season: June - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1306 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1306 US Dollar (USD)

This fascinating itinerary provides a close insight into Western Mongolia, traveling through snow covered peaks, desert lakes and green highlands. Various ethnic tribes free-roaming the area will introduce you to the rich heritage of their ancestors. Horseback riding, hiking, caving and fishing are the main activities.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Ulaanbaatar, City tour: Palace of the last Mongolian Monarch, National history museum, and a walking tour of Sukhbaatar square (hotel/L, D);

Day 2: Morning flight to Ulgii, drive to Tsambagarav peak. (tent/B, L, D);

Day 3: Visit Kazak falconers and their Golden eagles, horseback riding with Mongolian nomads. (tent/B, L, D);

Day 4: Travel by jeep across sun-baked plains and by blue expanse of Black water lake to Chono Kharaikh river. (B, L, D);

Day 5: Drive to Khovd, a charming town by Buyant river banks. Explore the local museum and town square. (tent/B, L, D);

Day 6: Continue to the emerald-green desert lake of Khyargas, evening swim & fishing. (tent/B, L, D);

Day 7: Drive to Ikh Khairkhan mountain, evening hike to explore caves. (tent/B, L, D);

Day 8: Continue to magnificent Black lake, nestled in the towering Mongol Els sand dunes. (tent/B, L, D);

Day 9: A well deserved leisure: hike, swim, fish. (tent/B, L, D);

Day 10: Drive to Uliastai town. (tent/B, L, D);

Day 11: Return flight to Ulaanbaatar. (hotel/B, L);

Day 12: Free day for city sightseeing & shopping. (hotel/B);

Day 13: Departure (B).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All accommodation (twin based)
- Meals as per itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
- Transfers
- Transportation
- Local flights
- Guide
- Expeditions cook
- Sightseeing and environmental fees
- Arrival & departure transfers
- Camping equipment
- Camel and horse riding

Price Excludes:
- Travel insurance
- Drinks
- Items of personal nature
- Meals not indicated, gratuities.