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Along the Exotic Route of Mongolia & National Naadam Festival

Mongolia is among the friendliest countries, with the most welcoming and warmhearted people in the world and is a breathtakingly beautiful place to explore. Over a two week tour you will travel through the vast forests, great green steppes and vast expenses of the Gobi Desert of Mongolia.

You will explore countless natural wonders as well as gaining a rich cultural insight into Mongolia.

Your departure will commence in Ulaanbaatar and proceed through the Gobi Desert, taking in the ancient capital Karakorum, Khustai National Park and many more opportunities to discover Mongolia.

One of the main highlights of this departure is participating in the National Naadam Festival during the final part of the tour.

Trip code : 15DMSGT1

Duration : 15 days

Destination : Ulaanbaatar City, Baga Gazriin Chuluu, Tsagaan Suvraga, Yoliin Am, Khongoryn Els, Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs, Ongyn Khiid, Karakorum, Tsenher Hot Spa, Ugii Lake, Khustai National Park and National Naadam Festival.

Operator : Tweet Tours

Trip Highlights
  • An exquisite opportunity to discover the Mongolian Gobi Desert in the South Gobi Province which has renowned landscapes that includes the largest Sand Dune at Khongoryn Els, breathtaking scenery at Yoliin Am, spectacular sights at the famous Flaming cliffs, Bayanzag. Compared to other desert regions, the flora of South Gobi is extremely rich and more than 250 types of plants have been identified here. Camel breeding is one of the most important parts of the destination where you can see thousands of them and try a camel back ride on two humped camels.
  • By heading north, you will arrive in the middle of Mongolia with its picturesque steppe and its lush green forest. You will explore the ancient capital city in the heart of Mongolia which is another highlight of this tour and get introduced to the nomadic herders who will show you real Mongolian hospitality. You will also have a fully relaxing natural hot spa while appreciating the surrounding nature. 
  • The city of Ulaanbaatar is the cultural and academic centre of Mongolia and is home to the country’s major artists, museums, educational institutions and a wide range of modern services.
  • The final highlight of the tour will be participating the National Naadam Festival, known as the ‘Three Manly Games’ that includes archery, wrestling and horse racing. This is a unique opportunity to discover the true Mongolia. The spectacular and colorful 3 day festival takes place in Ulaanbaatar every year from July 11th celebrating Mongolia's National Day which commemorates the 1921 revolution when Mongolia gained its independence.

FITNESS LEVEL

This itinerary is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our tours require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our tours is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our itinerary carefully for outline of fitness level to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:

  • All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.
  • All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.

GROUP SIZE

Our Small Group Tours are guaranteed to depart with a minimum of just two guests.

Our group size ranges from only 2 to 16 people. This means less of your precious time is wasted waiting for others, allowing you to have more time to enjoy your holiday.

For group tours with 10 travellers or more, in addition to the tour guide, we will provide a dedicated tour director (free of charge) who will escort the tour from the beginning to the end.

A UNIQUE & VARIED DINING EXPERIENCE

We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the tour are at famous restaurants, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

Our itinerary features sumptuous Welcome and Farewell Dinners for a delightful, authentic culinary experience, whereas the special Chef’s Table experience will take you on an unparalleled culinary demonstration and beautiful menu to feast on.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.

ACCOMMODATION

When travelling with Tweet World Travel, you will indulge in a seamlessly opulence travel experience. We hand-pick the premium quality resorts, hotels or lodges, ensuring that each night of your itinerary finds you welcomed and comfortably settled in either historically iconic, culturally rich, or coveted high-design hotels full of authentic local charms. You will stay at the heart of each destination, adjacent to monuments or strategically at the edge of a wilderness.

  • Room Information: All rooms are air-conditioned, Fridge/ Mini Bar in room, Safe box in room
  • Triple Share: Available upon request
  • • Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
  • Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Available upon request (subject to availability).
  • Laundry service is available at hotels/resorts where you will stay during the tour and will incur additional charges if used
  • Massage service is available at hotels where you will stay during the tour and will incur additional charges if used.

BOOKING CONFIRMATION

After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please notes:

  • Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
  • Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges

SAFETY NET PROTECTION

Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Importance notes:

  • Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
  • Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
  • Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.

TIPPING

Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this package. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

  • If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated.
    - Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
  • If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard.
    - Recommended tips - For the crews and guides - $10US per day per passenger.

LUGGAGE

You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

All of our tours will include internal flights within the tour, which allow 20kg of check-in luggage and 7kg of carry-on luggage per passenger. A surcharge may apply for oversized/overweight luggage subject to the airline's policy.

Please note:

  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.
  • Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our tours, cruises, day tours, private tours, group tours, transfers, and any of our packages.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star hotel in heart of Ulaanbaatar city

Upon arrival meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Rest until lunch and take the city tour including Gandan monastery, Sukhbaatar square and National history museum. Have welcome dinner at a fine restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Lunch & Dinner included.


ACCOMMODATION: Ger camp

After breakfast at the hotel check out and your adventure journey with 4x4 jeeps through the Mongolian country sides begins. Drive to Middle Gobi where the mountains would disappear and the huge open steppe would start. Arrive at Baga Gazriin Chuluu, a unique rock formation and a lovely rock-strewn range full of canyons, caves and a solitary lake. You will stay at a ger, which is a traditional felt tent that has been used for housing by the nomads since ancient times. The ger would be your accommodation for the duration of your trip in the countryside. Far away from light pollution your chance to gaze at the millions of stars would also start from today. Overnight in ger camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included.


ACCOMMODATION: Ger camp

The direction for today is to the south. One of the travels highlighted of Middle Gobi is Tsagaan Suvraga where you will see a white Lime Stone cliff having 10 million years of history and its beauty. Have your own time and explore the area. Stay overnight in ger camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included.


ACCOMMODATION: Ger camp

Have an early start on heading to the Southern Gobi. The shimmering heat and isolated gers and herds of camels plus the images of lakes that is none other than a mirage are a typical sight you will see. Spend the day hiking and enjoying stunning photographic opportunities at the Yol Valley, part of the Three Beauties Mountain range of the Gobi National Park. Prepare for the evening`s sunset, a magnificent moment to take away as a perfect memory of South Gobi. Stay overnight at ger camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included.


ACCOMMODATION: Ger camp

After having breakfast head off to Khongoryn Els for 260 km. Upon arrival check in at ger camp. After lunch visit a camel breeding family and get introduced to the way of Mongolian nomads and their way of life. Explore Mongolia`s largest Sand Dune Khongoryn Els, which is also popularly known as the ‘Singing Dunes’. Enjoy the beauty of the stark landscape and for those who are feeling more adventurous, climb to the very top for a fantastic view. Drive back to the ger camp and stay overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included.


ACCOMMODATION: Ger camp

In the morning begin your journey to Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs for the magnificent landscapes and the place where the first ever fossilized dinosaur eggs were found. The sight is totally flat on top as rain and wind had eroded the layers that formed the brightly colored cliffs from the edge. Get introduced to the history of how Roy Chapman Andrews had made the ultimate exploration of dinosaur fossilized eggs and bones over a century ago. Stay overnight in ger camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included.


ACCOMMODATION: Ger camp

Wake up early to see the rising sun over the vast Gobi landscape. Afterwards proceed to Ongyn Khiid through driving from central to northwest point of the Gobi. Located at the banks of Ongi River you would have a chance to view the ruins of two famed monasteries, the Barlim Khiid to the north and the Khutagt Khiid to the south through an afternoon hike. Combined together they form the complex known as Ongyn Khiid. Stay overnight in ger camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included.


ACCOMMODATION: Ger camp

The day is to explore Mongolia’s Ancient Capital City Karakorum located in the Orkhon Valley. Chinggis Khaan`s choice of Karakorum city as the capital of the empire in Central Mongolia was no coincidence. The surrounding Orkhon Valley was the center of action for various nomadic dynasties that preceded the Mongol Empire and holds enormous symbolic importance. Here you will explore the Erdenezuu monastery, museum of Karakorum, Phallic Rock and Turtle Rock. Stay overnight in ger camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included.


ACCOMMODATION: Ger camp

This day journey would take you to the Tsenher Hot Spa where you will enjoy the natural hot spa, you can also have a short hike in the surrounding forest during the day. Having the spa after dinner in the evening is another experience. Body massage and beauty services are available on the request.

Overnight in ger camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included.


ACCOMMODATION: Ger camp

Start driving to Lake Ugii with free stops on the way for d photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Arrive at Lake Ugii camping site. In the evening, hiking around the lake and enjoy watching the birds. Dinner and overnight in the camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included.


ACCOMMODATION: Ger camp

Driving this day to the Khustai National Park, which is famous for preservation of its Przewalski or wild horses that had been reintroduced back into the wild. The National Park is famous not only for its wild horses but other mammals, floras and faunas. Get introduced to the National Park and proceed deep inside the park to search for the prized wild horses Spend the night at a nearby ger camp.

Lunch & Dinner are included.


ACCOMMODATION: 4-star hotel in heart of Ulaanbaatar city

After breakfast drive back to Ulaanbaatar. After arriving at the city check into the hotel.

Enjoy the Naadam festival`s eve by watching the National Costume festival in the Sukhbaatar Square and have dinner at a fine restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.


ACCOMMODATION: 4-star hotel in heart of Ulaanbaatar city

Naadam Festival officially starts today and everyone should brace themselves for a festive and busy day. Transfer to the National Stadium and get seated with locals and thousands of tourists from all over the world who had come to watch the festival under one roof. Naadam Ceremony opens with the Mongolian President`s speech and a performance by country’s leading dancers, athletes, horse riders and musicians would take place. Escape the stadium for lunch and come back to the see the strong wrestlers and sharp archers. Walk around the stadium to see the ankle-bone shooting game and enjoy the local atmosphere with local Mongolians. Watch a special Mongolian folklore concert and have a festive Gala dinner in the evening. Back to the hotel and spend the overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Gala dinner are included.


ACCOMMODATION: 4-star hotel in heart of Ulaanbaatar city

Drive for an hour outside of Ulaanbaatar City for the national horse race. Walk to the horses` finishing line and get seated with boxed lunches. The horse jockeys for the event are all children between 5 to12 year old and many of them have been in the saddle since ages of 1 to 3. Watch and feel the emotion in the children and their horses when they complete the 20kilometer distance while competing with from over 300 other horse and their jockeys. Drive back to the city and be part of Naadam Festival championship in the central stadium. You will see how Mongolians are addicted to their national wrestling and being part of it. Closing speech by the Mongolian President right after Mongolian wrestling match. Transfer to the hotel and stay overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included.


After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to the Railway station or Airport for your international departure.

Breakfast included.


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