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Treasures of 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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Treasures of Mongolia

Meeting/Departure Points: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Airfare Included: No. Minimum Group size: 4 adults or more participants. Total Distance: about 3000kms/1864miles. Tour Highlights: Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, meet Samar Magic Tours team. Treasures of Mongolia gets you from Grasslands to the Great Khuvsgul Lake National Park in the Far Northern of Mongolia (close to Siberia) and to the All Highlights of Central Mongolia. This is an Incredible and an Unforgettable Expedition. This trip is 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!. Enjoy the view of the beautiful lake Khuvsgul, a crystal clear water lake that stretches over 100 miles. Explore the area on foot or on horseback. Here, you will have the opportunity to do several optional activities. Lake Khuvsgul-is the largest fresh water lake in Mongolia by volume, and it is located in the northwest of Mongolia, near the Russian border, at the foot of the eastern Sayan Mountains. It is 1,645 metres (5,397 feet) above sea level, 136kms (85 miles) long and 262 metres (860 feet) deep. It is the second- most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia, and holds almost 70% of Mongolia's fresh water and 0.4% of all the fresh water in the world and second largest by area. The Park is home to a variety of wildlife such as ibex, argali, elk, wolf, wolverine, musk deer, brown bear, Siberian moose, and sable. Here you have the possibilities to meet the Tsaatans “Reindeer herders”. Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake National Park-this is a freshwater lake with volcanic area around it is certainly the highlight of Arkhangai province. Karakorum-the Genghis (Chinggis) Khan's 13th century capital and heart of the mighty Mongolian Empire and Okhon river Valley, cradle of Mongolian civilization. We would be pleased to have you join us.

DAY 1

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

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). Time for rest at hotel. 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 your selected hotel. (D) Read more

at your selected hotel
DAY 2

UB City Tour

Breakfast. 09:30 A.M.-Ulaanbaatar City Tour. Visit the Gandantegchinlen Monastery is a Tibetan-style Buddhist monastery, that has been restored and revitalized since 1990. The Tibetan name translates to the "Great Place of Complete Joy". It currently has over 150 monks in residence. It features a 26.5-meter-high statue of Avalokitesvara. It came under state protection in 1994. After, drive to 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 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. Lunch is included in local restaurant. After lunch, continue to visit the Choijin Lama temple-museum: the complex consists of four temples originally occupied by the brother of the ruler Bogd Khan, Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav, who was the state oracle at the time. The complex was begun in 1904 and completed in 1908. Next, drive to visit the Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan-the palace is the only one left from originally four residences of the eighth Jebtsundamba Khutughtu, who was later proclaimed Bogd Khan, or emperor of Mongolia. Built between 1893 and 1903, the complex includes six temples, each one of them contains Buddhist artwork, including sculpture and thangka. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your selected hotel. (B)(L) Read more

at your selected hotel
DAY 3

UB-Amarbayasgalant Temple

Breakfast. A long drive further to reach Amarbayasgalant monastery. Explore on foot, the monastery complex and statues on the mountain. Amarbayasgalant monastery was originally built in 1737 by the Manchurian King Kansu, who dedicated it to the great Mongolian Buddhist and sculptor, Zanabazar. Amarbayasgalant was one of the greatest Buddhist pilgrimage centers where between the 17th and 19th Centuries about one thousand lamas lived, chanted and studied. In 1996, was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in tourist standard gers camp. (B)(L)(D). Read more

Tourist Standard Gers Camp
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DAY 4

Uran-Togoo Tulga Uul N.P.

Breakfast. Next, drive towards to Uran-Togoo Tulga Uul Natural Park in Bulgan province. Explore the area of Uran extinct volcano on foot. This area has been protected as a “Natural Monument” since 1965, and covers 58 square km. The protected area is the home of numerous kinds of rare animals. Uran extinct volcano is at an elevation of 1,686 meters above sea level. On the top is a crater with a small crater lake of about 20 meters in diameter. Overnight in tourist Gers camp. (B)(L)(D). Read more

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DAY 5

Great Lake Khuvsgul N.P.

Breakfast. A long trip via Muron towards to the Great Lake Khuvsgul National Park-known as blue pearl of Mongolia, located close to the Siberian border. Stop in-route in the Valley of Kings for the display of the ancient burial grounds of the Turkic nobles and a view of the carved “Deer Stones”. Khuvsgul is the second largest freshwater lake in Central Asia. Khuvsgul water is crystal fresh and clear that you can drink the water and see points at as deep as 24.5m. Overnight in tourist Gers camp. (B)(L)(D). Read more

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DAY 6

Khuvsgul Lake National Park

Breakfast. A free day and relaxation in Khuvsgul Lake National Park. Enjoy the view of the beautiful lake Khovsgol, a crystal clear water lake that stretches over 100 miles. Explore the area on foot. Ride horses on the steppes. Optional activities such as fishing, boating, horseback riding, sauna (optional payment on site!). Here you have the possibilities to meet the Tsaatans “Reindeer herders” (if they will stay close). The Tsaatan people or the Reindeer herders live a remote nomadic lifestyle and presently, only 44 families remain. Overnight in tourist Gers camp. (B)(L)(D). Read more

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DAY 7

Murun-Khangain-Zuun Lake

Breakfast. Drive along Hangai Mountains via Murun towards to Zuun Nuur Lake. A perfect stop over for travelers heading south of Lake Khuvsgul. Explore the area on foot. Enjoy the view of the beautiful lake Zuun. Overnight in tourist Gers camp. (B)(L)(D).

Tourist Standard Gers Camp
DAY 8

Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan N.P.

Breakfast. Drive towards to Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan-Khorgo Extinct Volcano National Park-this is a freshwater lake with volcanic area around it is certainly the highlight of Arkhangai province. 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. Explore the area on foot. Overnight in tourist Gers camp. (B)(L)(D). Read more

Tourist Standard Gers Camp
DAY 9

Tsenkher Hot Spa

A long drive towards via Tsetserleg city to reach Tsenkher hot springs, situated in a mountain meadow. On the way, stop to visit Taikhar rock-is situated at the south bank of Tamir River. Relaxing and enjoy baths at Tsenkher hot Spa (89C/192.2F). Visit a Yak breeder’s family and experience the traditional customs and lifestyle of local residents. Great opportunities for nature lovers to hike and optional horse ride. Overnight in tourist Gers camp. (B)(L)(D). Read more

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DAY 10

Karakakorum (Kharkhorin)

Breakfast. Continue our great journey to Karakorum (Kharkhorin)-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. Now there is a museum and restored. Visits the legendary Erdene zuu monastery, the turtle monument and the Karakorum museum. 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 11

Elsen Tasarkhai Sand dunes

Breakfast. Drive to reach Elsen Tasarkhai, is a part of the 80 km/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. During the trip, you will also have opportunities to ride two-humped Bactrian camel (1hr is included), walk on sand dunes, and walk and relax in beautifully serene nature. Overnight in tourist Gers camp. (B)(L)(D). Read more

Tourist Standard Gers Camp
DAY 12

Hustai 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 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 in Hustain Nuruu Wild Horses Reserve. Continuous drive further to UB city. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Shopping for souvenirs and cashmere. Farewell dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at your selected hotel. (B)(L)(D). Read more

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DAY 13

Departure or Post tour

Breakfast. By hotels policy check-out time is before 12:00 noon. Transfer to the airport for your flight home or Post tour. End of our services. (B).

ACCOMMODATIONS

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

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 3 nights at selected hotel 5* or hotel 4* or hotel 3* (according to your request!) in Ulaanbaatar, based on double or twin indicated room.
  • 9 nights at the tourist standard camps, based on private Gers, otuside of Ulaanbaatar.
  • Food as specified (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner), including one bottle of mineral water.
  • One welcome dinner at local restaurant.
  • Farewell dinner at local restaurant.
  • English speaking guide.
  • All specified transportation on comfortable Japanese 4X4, including the all petrol.
  • Entrance fees to national parks, museums, and the monasteries.
  • One Mongolian traditional folk songs concert.
  • Meeting nomadic people.
  • 1 hour of camel riding.
  • Relaxing and enjoy baths at Tsenkher hot spa (1 hr).
  • Taxes and services.
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable.
  • Mongolia souvenir.

Package excludes

  • Airfares.
  • Occasional flight delays or cancellation.
  • Mongolian Visa.
  • Excess baggage (limit: 15 kg per person).
  • 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.
  • Optional activities (optional payment on site!).
  • Any circumstances beyond of our control, such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, weather conditions, etc.

More information

  • HOTELS: By hotels policy check-in time is after 14:00. By hotels policy check-out time is before 12:00 noon.
  • 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 resulting from these inherent risks.
  • Free: If you have a group of 16 persons (15 paying persons + 1 free pax, based on indicated TWIN room: 8 rooms). If you have a group of 32 persons (30 paying persons + 2 free pax, based on indicated TWIN room: 16 rooms). Excluding the flights, and the single room at hotels in Ulaanbaatar city.

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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