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Captivating Central Mongolia

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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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Captivating Central Mongolia

Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, meet Samar Magic Tours team. This is an Unforgettable Journey for those who like high adventure, Cultural, Wildlife animals, Wildlife Photographic, Wild mammals, Wildlife of the Mongolian Steppe, Wild and Scenic country and travel to a unique and remote corner of the World!. Camel riding, ride horses on the steppes, meeting nomadic people, staying in a traditional tent, seeing grasslands and beautiful vistas. Captivating Central Mongolia gets you to Karakorum-the Genghis (Chinggis) Khan's 13th century capital and heart of the mighty Mongolian Empire in the UNESCO World Heritage Orkhon Valley, relaxing and enjoy hot spa, explore the area of Terkhiin Tsagaan-this is a freshwater lake with volcanic area around it is certainly the highlight of Arkhangai province in Central Mongolia and many more. We would be pleased to have you join us.

DAY 1

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, meet Samar Magic Tours team and transfer to your selected hotel. The check-in time at hotel is after 02:00P.M. City tour: visit the main square in the heart of Ulaanbaatar. Here you will see a large statue of the Genghis 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. Visit the National History Museum, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present. 06:00 P.M.-Evening National Performers (concert which includes the Tsam dance, traditional Mongolian singers, dancers, Tuvan throat singing and contortionists). Welcome dinner in local restaurant. Overnight at selected hotel. (D) Read more

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DAY 2

Ulaanbaatar-Karakakorum

Breakfast. Drive towards West to Karakorum (Kharkhorin, about 380-420kms, +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. Upon your arrrival, to be transferred. Free time and relaxing in Orkon River Valley-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

Karakakorum-Tsenkher Hot Spa

Breakfast. In the morning, we visit one of Mongolia’s two largest monasteries, the Erdene zuu Monastery. Erdene zuu 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 Erdene zuu Monastery and ruins of Karakorum are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After lunch, drive to Tsenkher Hot Spa. Relaxing and enjoy baths at Tsenkher Hot Springs (89C/192.2F). Visit a Yak breeder’s family and experience the traditional customs and lifestyle of local residents. Overnight in tourist Gers camp at Tsenkher Hot Springs. (B)(L)(D). Read more

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DAY 4

Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan N.P.

Breakfast. A long drive towards via Tsetserleg city to Khorgo a dormant volcano and to Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan National Park. On the way, stop to visit Taikhar rock-is situated at the south bank of Tamir River. Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur-this is a freshwater lake with volcanic area around it is certainly the highlight of Arkhangai province. Explore the area on foot. Overnight in tourist Gers camp. (B)(L)(D). Read more

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DAY 5

Free day in Lake Terkhiin

Breakfast. Free day and relaxation in Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan National Park. Explore the area on foot. As you hike up the volcano, the dramatic scenery of the beautiful alpine lake to the west and volcanic lava flows to the east will open in front of you. Overnight in tourist Gers camp. (B)(L)(D)

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DAY 6

Karakorum-Orkhon Valley

Breakfast. A long trip back to reach Karakakorum. Afternnon, drive to explore 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. Overnight in tourist Gers camp in Karakorum. (B)(L)(D) Read more

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DAY 7

Elsen Tasarkhai Sand dunes

Breakfast. Next drive towards to Elsen Tasarkhai, is a part of the 80kms/50 miles long Mongol Els Sand Dunes and is located on about 270kms/167miles west from the capital Ulaanbaatar. The nature in this area is really spectacular and great for relaxing. 1 hour is included to ride two-humped Bactrian camel, walk on sand dunes, and relax in beautifully serene nature. Overnight in tourist Gers camp. (B)(L)(D) Read more

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DAY 8

Hustain Wild Horses-UB

Breakfast. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Stop in route, to visit 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 100 kms /62 miles west from the capital Ulaanbaatar. The flagship species for the Hustain Nuruu Nature Reserve is the reintroduced Przewalski horse. Lunch in Hustain Nuruu Reserve. Continuous drive to UB. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Shopping for souvenirs and cashmere is optional. Farewell dinner at local restaurant. (B)(L)(D) Read more

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DAY 9

Departure or Post tour

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

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 and Outside of UB city
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Ulaanbaatar and Outside of UB City

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 2 nights at selected hotel (3, 4, 5 stars) in Ulaanbaatar, based on double or twin standard room.
  • 6 nights in standard tourist camps, based on private Gers.
  • Specified Food (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner), including one bottle of mineral water.
  • Services of English or Spanish speaking guide.
  • All transportation on Japanese vehicle in private (4WD), including the petrol.
  • Entrance fees to the all specified protected areas, national parks, museums, and the monastery.
  • One Mongolian traditional folk songs concert.
  • Relaxing and enjoy baths at Tsenkher hot spa (1 hr).
  • Camel riding on Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes (1 hr).
  • Horseback riding in Karakorum (1 hr).
  • Meeting nomadic people.
  • Taxes and services.
  • Immigration 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, 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

  • MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 3-4 adults or more participants.
  • HOTELS: By hotels policy check-in time is after 14:00. By hotels policy check-out time is before 12:00 noon.
  • PASSPORT, VISA AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: All participants are responsible for, and must be in possession of, a full passport, valid for at least six months beyond the end of the tour. In addition, participants must obtain any necessary visas and vaccination certificates required for the tour.
  • ACCEPTANCE OF RISK: The Client acknowledges that the nature of the tour is adventurous and that such holidays may involve a significant amount of personal risk. The Client hereby assumes all such risk and does hereby release the Company from all claims and causes of action arising from any damages or injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks.

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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