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Dog sledding & Chinggis Khaan Statue tour

Adrenaline junkies can make the most of Mongolia in winter on an icy adventure that includes dog sledding, horse riding, and lunch with a nomad family in their cozy tent. Glide across the frozen Terelj River in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park as your dogs howl and yap; immerse in nomad lifestyles; and ride a horse through the snow. Along the way, scale the 130-foot (40-meter) Genghis Khan statue.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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$110.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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Half Day Mongolia Nomadic Discovery Tour of Chinggis Khan Statue

Take a half-day private tour from Ulaanbaatar to see the world’s largest tribute to equestrianism, the Chinggis Khan Statue. The drive to the national park takes about two hours, during which you can sit back and enjoy the views. Once at the monument, you’ll have time to explore the area and take photographs of the statue. You will also have the opportunity to try on traditional Mongolian garb and take souvenir photos (available for purchase) before returning to Ulaanbaatar.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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1 Day Semi-Gobi Tour Including Lunch And Free Camel or Horseback Ride

If you don't have time for a multi-day tour to the Gobi desert, try this one day "Semi-Gobi" experience instead. Instead of flying to the desert, take a short drive to Elsen Tasarkhai, a semi-desert region with mountains in the distance. After lunch, take a hike or take a horse or camel ride to the sand dunes. You'll also make a short visit to a local nomadic family to learn about their culture and traditions before heading back to Ulaanbaatar.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Day Tour of Hustai National Park

Venture into the Mongolian countryside for the day on this day trip to Hustai National Park. Most famous for its population of wild Asian horses, the park offers ample opportunity for outdoor activities like bird watching, photography, and hiking. Have lunch in the park, then visit a local horseman family, where you can take a short ride and learn about how important these animals are to the nomadic way of life. The trip ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Hiking And Trekking to the Bogd Khan Mountain

The Bogd Khan Uul, in the south of Ulaanbaatar, has a range of 416 square km and the most elevated point is Tsetsee Gun which is 2256 meters above ocean level. The Bogd Khan Mountain has more than 220 types of plants, some uncommon creatures like red deer, musk deer, Siberian deer, Siberian ibex, wild hog and numerous types of winged creatures, for example, normal scavanger, woodpecker, stork and others. The mountain is incredible for climbing and it is famous for its woods with larch trees, meadows, shocking plants and its creature life. Moving to the highest point of the tors of the rock bluff pinnacle, Tsetsee Gun for stunning perspectives is truly testing. The pinnacle is a three hour climb away and five-six hours for the roundtrip climb.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Small-Group Horseback Riding Day Tour

Experience life like a nomad during this small group horseback riding tour in Terelj National Park. Travel two hours outside the capital city of Ulaanbaatar to the stunning rural landscapes and rolling hills of the Mongolian countryside. Follow a highly-qualified guide through the vast open space, then sit down for a traditional Mongolian meal that includes local beer, chums and meat. Tour is limited to four people to ensure a truly personal experience.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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4-Day Mongolia Gobi Desert Tour

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.
  • Duration: 4 days
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  • Duration: 4 days
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1 Day Coach Tour of Genghis Khan Statue Complex and Terelj National Park Including Lunch

The largest equestrian statue in the world, the imposing Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a must-see when in Mongolia. Tour the complex in its entirety on this guided tour from Ulaanbaatar, which includes all transportation, entrance fees, and a guide to make the most of your experience. Plus, visit nearby Terelj National Park, hike to Aryabal Monastery, and visit a local nomad family to learn more about the best of Mongolia’s culture, nature, and history—all in one day.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private 3-Day Tour of National Parks From Ulaanbaatar

Immerse yourself in Mongolian culture on the multi-day excursion that is exclusive for your private party of up to four people. The three-day tour includes visits to Hustai National Park, Wild Horse Park, Bogd Khan Mountain National Park, Terelj National Park, and Genghis Khan's Statue Complex. You will also have the opportunity to explore the nightly base camps, see wild horses in their natural environment, and visit a nomadic family.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Day Coach Tour of Genghis Khan Statue Complex and Terelj National Park Including Lunch

Combine two adventures in one on this full day excursion from Ulaanbaatar. First, visit the largest equestrian statue in the world at the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, where you can also take souvenir photos is traditional Mongolian clothing. Continue on to Terelj National Park, the most accessible natural area from the capital city. Have lunch at Turtle Rock and hike to Aryabal Monastery. Later, visit with a nomadic family before heading back to Ulaanbaatar.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Amarbaysgalant Monastery Day Trip

Get a taste of two of Mongolia’s best examples of natural and cultural beauty on this tour to the Amarbayasgalant Monastery and National Reverse Park, the oldest national park in the world. Following hotel pickup from Ulaanbaatar, head through the verdant Mongolian countryside en route to the 18th century Amarbayasgalant Monastery complex before enjoying a traditional lunch with a local family and hiking to Tsetsee Gun, the highest point in National Reverse Park.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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1 Day Erdenezuu Monastery Coach Tour Including Lunch

Visit Mongolia’s ancient capital and oldest monastery on this guided tour to Erdene Zuu and  Kharkhorin from Ulaanbaatar. Following pickup from your central lodging, head out for a scenic drive through the Mongolian countryside en route to the Erdene Zuu Buddhist temple complex. Tour the site with your guide to learn about its ancient roots and the changes it endured through Chinese invasions and communism before transferring back to your hotel in the evening.
  • Duration: 1 day
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1 Day Small Group Horseback Riding Tour of Terelj National Park Including Lunch

If there are two things that symbolize Mongolia, it’s horses and wide open spaces. You can experience both, even with very limited time, on this door-to-door guided small-group day tour to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Ride on well-trained horses under the supervision of highly qualified trainers, meet a nomadic family, and enjoy lunch with a view of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, where Mongolia’s national hero poses proud atop his horse.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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1 Day Coach Tour of Terelj National Park Including Lunch And Free Camel Ride

Even if you only have a day or two in Mongolia, you can still get out into the open spaces the nation is known for. This door-to-door tour of the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park brings you straight to the area’s signature experiences: Turtle Rock, a Buddhist temple, and the towering Genghis Khan Statue Complex. Along the way, meet a nomadic family, ride a camel, and enjoy an authentic lunch.
  • Duration: 1 day
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One Day Coach Tour of Terelj National Park Including Lunch

See the best of Mongolia’s natural and cultural attractions in a single day on this guided tour from Ulaanbaatar. Head through Mongolia’s famous rugged countryside en route to Terelj National Park, the Chinggis Khaan statue (the largest statue in the world), and a horseback ride. Tour includes a local lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off from Ulaanbaatar.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Day Tour of Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve

Discover the wildlife, ecosystems, and traditional lifestyles of the Mongolian steppe without so much as touching the wheel on this door-to-door guided day trip from Ulaanbaatar to the Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve. After lunch at the Steppe Nomads ger camp, head out on a hike to look for wildlife, including fox, marmots, gazelles, “argali” mountain sheep, and more. Finally, meet a nomad family, learn about their lifestyle, and taste their food.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Overnight Semi-Gobi Tour Including Lunch And Free Camel or Horseback Ride

The Gobi Desert proper is more than 400 miles (644 kilometers) from Ulaanbaatar. But for a short trip the “Semi-Gobi” desert in central Mongolia delivers sand dunes, oases, and nomads. On this overnight tour, ride a camel to the Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes, spend the night with a nomadic family, watch wild horses in Hustai National Park, and meet Mongolian horsemen. Your tour includes door-to-door transportation and most meals.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$179.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Day Tour of Khustai National Park Including Lunch

Spend a day at Hustai National Park, where you can see the wild Przewalski horses that roam free within the preserve. The park is also home to red deer, marmots, 220 species of birds, and other wildlife. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Terelj National Park and Chinggis Khaan Statue Tour

Explore Terelj National Park and go on a horse ride on this full-day tour. Depart from your Ulaanbaatar hotel in an air-conditioned minivan with your guide and make your way to the large Genghis Khan statue. Escape the city and make your way to Terelj National Park. Go on guided hikes and meet a nomadic family as you explore the hills. Take time to ride a horse through the countryside and enjoy a local lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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1 Day Horseback Riding Tour to Historic Temple in Mongolia Including Lunch

In Mongolia, horses are considered spiritual animals. Find out why on this guided horseback day trip from a rancher’s “ger” camp to a historic Buddhist temple. Your guide will take care to match you to a horse that suits your skills, size, and temperament, making this trip suitable for all ages and levels. The day includes not only lunch but transfers direct from your door to the riding base station.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Baga Khentiy Mountain Biking Day tour

See a different side of Mongolia as you pedal the wooded hillsides and open valleys of Mt. Baga Khentii with a guide on this intermediate mountain biking tour. Soak up views from atop the giant Genghis Khan Statue Complex then cycle across the steppes among yaks, sheep, and goats. Enjoy a picnic lunch in a lush meadow, full safety equipment, and door-to-door round-trip transfers.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Hiking on Mt. Bogd Khan

Spend the day hiking in the Bogd Khan mountain range without the hassle of driving. Get picked up from your Ulaanbaatar accommodation and head for the Manzushir Monastery before embarking on a scenic hike of moderate difficulty to Tsetsee Gun peak, 7,402 feet (2,256 meters) above sea level. Includes lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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1 Day Self-Guided Mongolia Road Trip In A 4x4 Rental Car From Ulaanbaatar

Go beyond the capital city of Ulaanbaatar on a self-guided road trip in a safe and secure 4x4 vehicle. Pick up your car, which will have a full tank of gas, at Ulaanbaatar Airport, or one of the rental car stations around town. A road map will be provided for you, along with suggestions of places to stop along the way including the Genghis Khan Statue, Terelj National Park, Ayanchin Lodge, and a local monastery. Ask about extending your rental if you would like to explore longer.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$81.20 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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1 Day Horseback Riding Tour to Manzushir Monastery Including Lunch

Since Genghis Khan’s cavalry first swept across the steppes, Mongolians have been famed for their way with horses. Learn the role these animals still play in Mongolian life as you ride from a base station outside Ulaanbaatar to the mountainside ruins of Manzshir Monastery, an 18th-century Buddhist temple. Enjoy an authentic lunch as you soak up the magnificent landscapes with your guide at your side.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$149.00 USD
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