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Karakorum Mongolia Tour

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Cristo Camilo

Samar Magic Tours

SamarMagicTours speciallizes in Global Incoming Tourism to Hidden Corners of Mongolia since 1997.

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Karakorum Mongolia Tour

Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, meet Samar Magic Tours team. This journey designed especially for small groups, families, private, and funny travel. Exploration to Karakorum-the Genghis (Chinggis) Khan's 13th century capital, VIII century Turkish monuments in the Orkhon Valley, and many more. Karakorum was the capital of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century and of the Northern Yuan in the 14–15th centuries. Its ruins lie in the northwestern corner of the Ovorkhangai Province of Mongolia, near today's town of Kharkhorin, and adjacent to the Erdene Zuu monastery. They are part of the upper part of the World Heritage Site Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape. Ride horses on the steppes, meeting nomadic people, staying in a traditional tent, seeing grasslands and beautiful vistas. We would be pleased to have you join us!

DAY 1

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Day 1-Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar (UB or ULN), meet Samar Magic Tours team and transfer to your selected hotel. The check-in time at hotel is after 02:00P.M. UB City tour: visits the National History Museum, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present and the main square in the heart of Ulaanbaatar. Here you will see a large statue of the Genghis Kan or Chinggis Khaan-inaugurated in 2006 on the occasion of 800th Anniversary of the Great Mongolian Empire of Genghis Khan (1206-2006), the Sukh Baatar Hero along with The Parliament House, Stock Exchange, the Drama Theater and the Palace of Culture. 06:00 P.M.-National Performers (concert which includes the Tsam dance, traditional Mongolian singers, dancers, Tuvan throat singing and contortionists). Welcome dinner in local restaurant. Overnight at your selected hotel. (D) Read more

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DAY 2

Ulaanbaatar-Karakorum

Breakfast. Trip towards West directly to Karakorum (Kharkhorim, aprox. 420kms, 7-8hrs driving)-the Genghis (Chinggis) Khan's 13th century capital and heart of the mighty Mongolian Empire and Okhon river Valley, cradle of Mongolian civilization. Visitors, such as Marco Polo, described its ornate building, including a 2500 sq. meters Palace of Worldly Peace. In 1792 the Monastery still had 62 temples and 10,000 lamas. But in 1930 it became a victim of the Stalin's purges. All but three of the Temples were destroyed and most of the monks were either killed or sent to Siberia. Free time in Orkhon Valley. Today, the cultural heritage of the valley constitutes a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in tourist Gers camp. (B)(L)(D) Read more

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DAY 3

Karakorum-Orkhon Valley

Breakfast. Visit one of Mongolia’s two largest monasteries, the Erdenezuu Monastery. Erdenezuu has a complex of 108 stupas and over 10 temples that contain rich displays of Mongolian Buddhism. You will also visit the surrounding sites of Karakorum: the legendary Turtle of Karakorum and the Karakorum museum. Both the Erdenezuu Monastery and ruins of Karakorum are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After, we drive to visit the VIII century Turkish monuments in the Orkhon Valley. Today, the cultural heritage of the valley constitutes a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These monuments are dedicated to the Turkish Princes Kul Tegin and Bilge Khan, brothers who were famous for their military bravery. On the way, we visit a breeder nomadic family’s ger in Orkhon Valley and learn about Mongolians’ nomadic way of life. Try a traditional Mongolian meal and tea. Enjoy optional horseback riding (payment on site!) on the steppes. Overnight in traditional Mongolian Gers in a tourist ger camp. (B)(L)(D) Read more

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DAY 4

Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes

Breakfast. Next drive towards to one of the most picturesque places of Mongolia, the Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes which is part of the 80 km long Mongol Els Sand Dunes. Here you can enjoy seeing the combination of Gobi and Khangai Natural Zones. This place is a wonderful blend of beautiful sand dunes, majestic granite mountains, lush green land, a clear fresh spring and a small lake. Visit a camel breeder nomadic family’s ger and learn about Mongolians’ nomadic way of life. One hour is included to ride two humped camels around picturesque desert. Enjoy walking on the sand and relax in beautifully serene nature. Overnight in traditional Mongolian Gers in a tourist ger camp. (B)(L)(D) Read more

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DAY 5

Hustain Wild Horses-UB

Breakfast. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar (aprox. 280kms, 7-8 hrs driving). Stop on the way, to visit and explore Hustain Nuruu Wild Horses Reserve (hustai is Mongolian for birch and nuruu means mountains) measures about 57,000 hectares, or including the buffer zone 120.000 ha., and is located on about 100kms/62 miles west from the capital Ulaanbaatar. The flagship species for the Hustain Nuruu Nature Reserve is the reintroduced Przewalski horse. Lunch is included. Continuous drive to UB. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Shopping for souvenirs and cashmere. Farewell dinner in local restaurant. Overnight at selected hotel. (B)(L)(D) Read more

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DAY 6

Departure or Post tour

Breakfast. By hotels policy check-out time is before 12:00 noon. Transfer. Departure Mongolia or Post tour. End of our services. (B).

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Ulaanbaatar and Outside of UB City
Hotel UB INN hotel
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Ulaanbaatar ans Outside of UB City
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Ulaanbaatar and Outside of UB City

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All accommodation at your selected 3-4-5 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar city (2 nights) and at tourist ger camps (3 nights) outside of Ulaanbaatar.
  • All meals (B, L, D) as indicated in the itinerary
  • A bottle of water, daily.
  • Services of English or Spanish (according to your request!) speaking guide.
  • All transportation on comfortable 4WD vehicle in private, including the petrol.
  • Entrance fees to the all specified protected areas, national parks, museums, and the monastery.
  • One Mongolian traditional folk songs concert.
  • Meeting Nomadic people.
  • 1 hour to ride two humped camels around picturesque desert.
  • Taxes and service charges.
  • Letter-visa support (if it will be necessary).

Package excludes

  • Flights and occasional flight delays or cancellation.
  • Visa.
  • Excess baggage.
  • The binoculars, telescopes and tripod (if necessary).
  • Any rescue costs or costs of early departure.
  • Changing of date of departure from Ulaanbaatar.
  • The traveler is responsible for having proper travel documents, such as a valid passport, proper visa, the necessary passport pictures, and the International airfares.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Items of personal nature such as gratuities to porters at hotels, telephone / telex / fax charges, laundry, beverages, meals, optional activities (as fishing, horseback riding, sauna, etc.), and services not specified in the itinerary.
  • Any circumstances beyond of our control, such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, weather conditions, etc.

More information

  • B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 adults or more participants.
  • Airfare Included: No.

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Bethany Zabcik, United States

Dear Samar Magic Tours​ Thank you for providing such a lovely experience. It is fabulous to see and live at the Gers camp. Mongolia is a beautiful place punctuated by your very kind hospitality. I am so grateful for this experience and will recommend this to anyone coming to his part of the world. ear Samar Magic Tours​ Thank you for providing such a lovely experience. It is fabulous to see and live at the Gers camp. Mongolia is a beautiful place punctuated by your very kind hospitality. I am so grateful for this experience and will recommend this to anyone coming to his part of the world. Read more

Randi, Marten, Will & Nicole Van Pelt., United States

We had a wonderful 3 days at the ger camp. Everyone took wonderful care of us here and we enjoyed the horseback riding and beautiful scenery that your country has. We will definitely come back to this beautiful place again. Thank you.

Napanee & Family, Canada

Very nice ger, owners committed to comfort and friendly. We were picked up on time form the train and taken to the ger camp and the driver was careful (always a plus!) although they had to stop in Ulan Batar first for some errands and the traffic is horrendous so that added some time to getting out to the camp. That said, they were very nice about stopping at a store first for some supplies. The camp is located in a very nice area although it is a bit "touristy" so if you were looking for a genuine Mongolian nomadic experience this would not be it. But then again, I think this was a nice balance between comfort and the ger experience. They had an English speaking interpreter on site to help us and that was great. It was early in the season so we were the only ones there and they cooked us a traditional Khorkog meal on the first night (mutton, potatoes, cabbage and carrots) and the interpreter took us through the warming stones ritual before we ate and it was a nice touch. The camp is built on the side of a hill and you can climb down the valley on the back side to the river and it is breathtakingly beautiful. The bathroom was a bit far away for me as i had a touch of travellers revenge but then again, it is a ger right? They were very nice and friendly and from the ger you can watch the herders and horsemen and a yak gave birth on the morning we were there. Neat. The ger itself is very nice and we felt recharged when we left. Nice woodstove and they gave us all the wood we needed. Nice milk sharing ritual as we left. Overall, I would definitely recommend. Read more

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