Region: Gobi and Central MONGOLIA.
Interesting sites: Middle Gobi, South Gobi, Karakorum and Erdene-Zuu Monastery.
Length OF tour: 15 days (14 nights)
Available: May 15 – September 30

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar.
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to a hotel. Half or full day tours are available.

Day 2. Terelj NP. 80km
After breakfast, drive to Terelj national park, which is 80km northeast OF the city. Spend the day touring the area and enjoying the magnificent alpine scenery. There are great opportunities for hiking, rock climbing and horse riding. You can visit a nomad family, explore their unique lifestyle, and go horse riding. Return back to the hotel. (BLD)

Day 3. Ulaanbaatar/Middle Gobi. 220km
After an early breakfast, leave UB. On the way to the Gobi visit Baga Gazriin Chuluu Lake and the ruins OF Sum Khukh Burd Temple. Spend the night in traditional Mongolian gers at our Middle Gobi camp. (BLD)

Day 4. TsagaanSuvarga. 280 km
After breakfast we head to Tsagaan Suvarga, which is a strangely shaped, white limestone rock formation that is about 30m tall. Have lunch on the way. Dinner and spend the night in the ger camp. (BLD)

Day 5. South Gobi/Eagle Valley. 280km
Have breakfast at the camp. Spend the day on a full day excursion to Yol Valley (Eagle Valley) National Park for hiking and an opportunity to photograph the stunning landscape. Have a picnic lunch in the Yoliin Am National Park. Spend the afternoon hiking or relaxing. Return to the camp and spend the night. (BLD)

Day 6. Khongor sand dunes. 200 km
After breakfast drive to Khongor sand dunes known as Singing dunes. Have packed lunch on the way. Visit and possibly climb up Mongolia’s biggest sand dune. Dinner in the ger camp. (BLD)

Day 7. South Gobi/Bayanzag. 150km
After an early breakfast at the camp, start the drive towards Karakorum. On the way explore the world famous Flaming Cliffs (BayanZag), the Gobi Dinosaurs Cemetery and the trail OF the paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews. Visit a local camel breeding family and go on a short camel ride. Have dinner and spend the night in the ger camp near the Flaming cliffs. (BLD)

Day 8. South Gobi/OngynKhiid. 150km
After breakfast drive to north. Stop for the night in a ger camp near Ongyn Khiid. Visit a local small temple museum. Have dinner and spend the night in the ger camp. (BLD)

Day 9. Karakorum. 300km
Have breakfast at our ger camp. Continue driving to Karakorum. Arrive at Karakorum in the afternoon. Shortly after arrival, witness an archery competition. Spend the night in our ger camp. (BLD)

Day 10. Erdene-Zuu. Early breakfast at the camp. 150km
Visit Erdene-Zuu, which was once one OF the largest monasteries in MONGOLIA, and then was almost destroyed in the 1930s. Go on a tour OF the monastery grounds and see several chapels with excellent examples OF Buddhist iconography dating from the 16th century. Visit the symbolic ruins OF Karakorum, the 13th century capital OF the Mongol Empire. Drive to the Tsenkher hot springs. Enjoy a natural hot bath and foot massage at the ger camp. (BLD)

Day 11. OgyNuurlake. 240km
Drive to Lake Ugiy in Arkhangai province. Enjoy bird watching by the lakeshores and spend the night in the ger camp located on the shore OF the Ogylake. (BLD)

Day 12. Hustain Nuruu Natural Reserve. 270km
After breakfast drive to Hustain Nuruu Natural Reserve. Drive deep into the Natural reserve to search for wild horses(TAKI). Travel back to the Hustai Nuruu camp, have dinner and spend the night. (BLD)

Day 13. Hustai Nuruu Natural reserve/Ulaanbaatar. 120km
Breakfast at the camp. Drive to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel. (BLD)

Day 14. Ulaanbaatar. All day free at leisure.

Day 15. Ulaanbaatar/Departure.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the railway station or airport for international departure. (B)

The Essentials

1. Package price does not include hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
1578. 0 Euro per person (15% discount available before 01 May. 2012)

2. Naadam surcharge for group 3 and 4
208. 0 Euro per person

3. Tour date:
GROUP 1: Jun 02 – Jun 16/2012
GROUP 2: Jun 13 – Jun 27/2012
GROUP 3: Jun 30 – Jul 14/2012– With Naadam festival
GROUP 4: Jul 09 – Jul 23/2012– With Naadam festival
GROUP 5: Jul 18 – Aug 01/2012
GROUP 6: Aug 01 – Aug 15/2012
GROUP 7: Aug 08 – Aug 22/2012
GROUP 8: Aug 29 – Sep 11/2012

4. Group size
Minimum – 3pax
Maximum – 15pax

5. Single Supplement in Ger camp
Above prices are based on multiple occupancy in the Ger camps.
- Single occupancy in the ger camps; 160. 0 Euro per person
- Twin occupancy in the ger camps; 120. 0 Euro per person

6. Child discount:
- Child aged 2-5 years old 50% off package price
- Child aged 6-12 years old 25% off package price

7. Tour includes:
• Transfers on arrival and departure
• English speaking guide at all time.
• All lodging will be in Ger camps.
• All meals are provided as mentioned in the itinerary.
• Ground transportation by chauffeured 4WD jeep in country sides and, depending on group size,
bus in the city area.
• Park Entrance Fees
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• 1L OF drinking water per day per person

8. Hotel offers
• Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace 4*
Standard single – 133. 0 Euro per night per room
Standard twin – 160. 0 Euro per night per room

• Ramada Hotel 4*
Standard single – 132. 0 Euro per night per room
Standard twin – 158. 0 Euro per night per room

• Bayangol Hotel 4*
Standard single – 91. 0 Euro per night per room
Standard twin – 116. 0 Euro per night per room

• Palace Hotel 4*
Standard single – 57. 0 Euro per night per room
Standard twin – 71. 0 Euro per night per room

• Evergreen Hotel 3*
Standard single – 44. 0 Euro per night per room
Standard twin – 56. 0 Euro per night per room

• Hostel
Standard single – 20. 0 Euro per night per room
Standard twin – 25. 0 Euro per night per room

9. Hotel offer for group 3 and 4 during Naadam festival
(Accommodation 09-13 July only)
• Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace 4*
Standard single – 147. 0 Euro per night per room
Standard twin – 178. 0 Euro per night per room

• Ramada Hotel 4*
Standard single – 144. 0 Euro per night per room
Standard twin – 173. 0 Euro per night per room

• Bayangol Hotel 4*
Standard single – 76. 0 Euro per night per room
Standard twin – 98. 0 Euro per night per room

• Palace Hotel 4*
Standard single – 66. 0 Euro per night per room
Standard twin – 83. 0 Euro per night per room

• Evergreen Hotel 3*
Standard single – 50. 0 Euro per night per room
Standard twin – 62. 0 Euro per night per room

• Hostel
Standard single – 25. 0 Euro per night per room
Standard twin – 30. 0 Euro per night per room

9. All package price DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar, International air flight round trip, Travel insurance, medical insurance, Fee for Visa obtaining, Alcoholic beverages, Additional services, 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, changes OF arrival/departure flights, Items OF a personal nature, gratuity to local guides, airfare or train ticket, International Airport taxes, excess baggage charges over than 44pound (20kilo including hand baggage), hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services; optional excursions unless detailed in your itinerary, etc.

Please note the following:
Hotels in Ulaanbaatar city reserved for double occupancy on more than 2pax, and in countryside all Ger styled tourist camps are based on 3 or 4 person occupancy. Your accommodation uses standard rooms unless otherwise specified on your itinerary.
Check-in at hotels is at 12:00pm/Check-out at hotels is at 12:00pm.
Traveling over long distances is done in 4 x 4 jeeps and sometimes over rough terrain for approximately 4-9hours depending upon road and weather conditions. Daily driving is distance 150-350km.
Your holiday includes transfers, accommodation and excursions as specified above in your itinerary. The board basis for your holiday is detailed at the end OF each day.
It is the responsibility OF the client to be fully covered with travel and medical insurance while traveling in MONGOLIA.

The Mongolian Ger

The only hotels in MONGOLIA are in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Throughout the countryside accommodation is offered in the form OF traditional Mongolian ‘gers. ’ These ger camps are slightly modified for foreign tourists but in effect offer a traditional experience and the opportunity to experience Mongolia’s wilderness. Most ger camps are situated in attractive areas: on the shores OF small rivers, nestled under rocky hills or on vast open plains and all under amazing night skies.

The gers are made from wooden frames with layers OF canvas and felt. Interior wood is usually carved or brightly painted and they are equipped with 2 beds and a small table and stools. There is a central stove for wood-fire heating at night. Communal bathroom facilities are in basic but clean blocks nearby and with hot water (an impressive feat in the middle OF the Gobi desert!). There are also restaurants and bars in a separate concrete building, or sometimes in large gers.

Whilst visiting MONGOLIA is hugely rewarding, it is a wilderness destination and the accommodation is basic. Juulchin Tourism Corporation uses the BEST gers available in each area and the itinerary above has been put together to enable stays in the BEST camps at the most attractive locations.

• What clients should expect from the accommodation:
Accommodation in the city will be at a 3-star Hotel Guesthouse in Ulaanbaatar, which is the basic standard. Shower or bath and other facilities are available. Accommodation during the trip in countryside will be ger camps with hot shower sand communal toilet facilities. There will be no toilet and shower facilities during the days with tented nights.

• What clients should expect for meals: What is available in Mongolia?
Generally the quality OF meals in MONGOLIA is good, due to the quality OF meat, which is 100% organic and free-range. Mongolian livestock is grown in free pasturelands across the country. Meals in the city will be in restaurants, which serve European, Asian and Mongolian cuisines. In the ger camps, the meals will be either European or Mongolian. During camping with tents meals will be much simpler.

• Extremes OF weather and how to prepare for them:
The temperature can change from day to night unpredictably and drastically, so one should bring warm clothes to wear during the night-time. Waterproof wind jacket, gloves and hat are also essential.

• What to bring – including clothing / food / equipment:
Other items to pack include: Trekking boots, warm clothes, sunglasses, lip balm, forehead flashlight, notebook and pens, spare batteries, a compass, multiple copies OF identification, medical kit first aid box, wear a money belt for your valuables (passport, cash, etc. ), your personal toiletries (including hand and bath towel, shampoo and shower gel, toothpaste and toothbrush, dental floss).

• Money exchange information:
Travellers should carry a supply OF clean and new US dollar bills. Traveller cheques are not common in MONGOLIA. Credit cards (Visa, American Express, or MasterCard) are only accepted in Ulaanbaatar, and are limited to larger hotels, airlines, tourist agencies, and a few shops. Most Asian and European currencies can be traded in Ulaanbaatar, but the US dollar is the most reliable form OF currency. The money can be changed in banks and exchange offices. The bank rates are a little bit lower than in exchange offices.

Tourist visas OF MONGOLIA
A visa is required by everyone except those who hold USA, Malaysia, Israel passports traveling within 30 days and those with Singaporean, Philippines and Hong Kong passports traveling within 15 days. Visas are usually valid for 30 days and should be applied for at least one month before arrival in MONGOLIA.
Juulchin Tourism Corporation provides the customer with a visa support invitation letter for MONGOLIA.

We aim to provide accurate and detailed information and to make you aware OF the less positive aspects OF the journey you are undertaking. Some facts you should be aware OF are outlined below: A flexible attitude is required when traveling in less developed areas. Minor problems can occur and it is important to recognize that guides, drivers and other local staff are not as experienced in tourism as those in more developed nations.

English speaking local guides join us throughout tours to provide in-depth knowledge and interpretation. Our guides are carefully selected for their travel experience, maturity and skills as a host.

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