The email or password you entered isn't correct. If you've forgotten your password, please reset it. Click here
There was an error logging in, please try again.
Log in to Viator
Log in to add things to your wishlist and access your bookings from any device.
Leave the big city of Ulaanbaatar behind and venture out into the Gobi desert for a glimpse into traditional Mongolian life. After a short flight to Dalanzadgad, the adventure begins with a tour of the town. The fun continues from there, with visits to Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, Eagle Valley, Khongor sand dunes, and Bayanzag, and more. Visit a camel herder and enjoy a short ride, and sleep in comfortable tourist camps at night.
The tradition of hunting with Golden Eagle has been practiced by Central Asian nomads, Kazakh and Kyrgiz, for thousands of years. In 2008 this unique tradition of capturing, training and hunting was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. And now it’s your opportunity to join a Kazakh eagle hunter family and live with them in the High Altai mountains.
The Gobi Desert is one of earth’s most inhospitable environments. Don’t even think about self-driving its trackless wastes but join this 4-day tour by flight to meet the Gobi’s people and see its historic sites. Visit highlights including the Flaming Cliffs, Yolyn Am valley, and Dalanzadgad city; ride a 2-humped camel across the Khongoryn Els dunes; and meet a camel herding family. Along the way, enjoy nine authentic meals.
Taiga is a winter wonderland in Mongolia, where one of the most interesting ethnic groups living near the lake is the Tsaatan or as they are better known – ‘The Reindeer People’. A small tribe of Tsaatan consisting of about 40 families lives with its herds of reindeer in the forests around the lake. These graceful animals provide the tribe with all its basic needs - milk, transportation, meat, skins and bones and antlers used as building materials and for tools.
Prior to the 15th century, the ruling religion of Mongolia was that of the great blue sky – “hoh tenger”. This system of traditional beliefs and practices, known in the west as Shamanism, is based on the idea that the visible world is full of invisible forces or spirits. The shaman as intermediary between the natural and spiritual world, communicates with the spirits of water, wind, fire, trees, the moon and so on, for assistance in healing, hunting or changing the weather. The healers of the Buu, as it is known in Mongolia today, are still performing these peculiar rituals. On this special trip we will take you into this secret world, to see the healer call the spirits into his body and grant him the power to heal and see the future.
On this trip you are able to see most unspoiled natures of northern Mongolia. Also will have a chance to visit real nomads life and their lifestyles along the trip. If you want to be yourself and meditate, this trip will give your own space. Riding a Mongolian horse will be a much different experience than any other horses. Hopefully, our friendly horse trekking guides will show their homelands that beautiful Darkhad Valley, Khoridol Saridag SPA and Khovsgol Lake National Park. Even it is hard, you will be fully energized and refreshed at the end of the trip.
Horse riding is a genuinely inspiring experience in Mongolia, where you can joyfully ride strong Mongolian horses. Without Mongolian horses, the Mongol Empire, the world's largest land empire marked in history, would not have been feasible. This is a good chance to travel to the amazing Hovsgol freshwater lake in northern Mongolia. You'll ride through the hills, the mountain forests, and the huge valleys while enjoying optional treks across dazzling meadows. ⠀Khuvsgul Lake is the deepest lake in Central Asia and it is respected by locals as a "mother" lake. You will reach a natural hot spring during your horse trek, so enjoy soaking those sore limbs!
Tsagaan Sar, literally the “White Moon,” or New Year’s Day, which has been celebrated since the time of the Mongol Empire. Although Mongolia uses the Gregorian calendar, the lunar calendar is also used due to tradition and religious practice. Tsagaan Sar usually falls in February or early March. As with most New Year celebrations, Tsagaan Sar focuses on happiness and an optimistic future, and the color white is considered an auspicious color in Mongolian tradition. During the holiday and days preceding it, offerings are made to ancestral spirits or in honor of their memories. Throughout the ages the festival has been celebrated in the traditional way - family ties are renewed and in particular, it is a time to honor the elderly.
The lake is a fresh and clear water lake. It’s just a nature paradise with its beautiful lake, surrounding forests of birch and larch trees, view of gorgeous Khordil Saridag mountain and the freshest air you ever breathe.