15 Day Mongolian Adventure - See Ulaanbaatar, Gobi Desert, Tsenkher Hot Springs & More! Includes Flights! 41% OFF

Mongolia , Asia
Mongolia , Asia
Mongolia , Asia
Mongolia , Asia
Mongolia , Asia
Mongolia , Asia
Mongolia , Asia
Mongolia , Asia
Mongolia , Asia
Mongolia , Asia

Mongolia is a destination so often sought in dreams yet rarely ventured to. From its endless grassy plains and soaring mountain ranges to the arid deserts and crystal clear lakes, this is a nation that needs to be seen to be believed. And the vast wilderness is not the only reason worth visiting. Within minutes of arriving it becomes apparent that the true hero of Mongolia is the Mongolian people themselves. Venture to where eagles fly and take in the vast Gobi Desert and more. This unique trip will simply take your breath away.

The Offer
Experience the trip of a lifetime on this spectacular 15 day cultural adventure through Mongolia. Spend nine nights in traditional accommodation, including two special nights in the homes of nomadic families. Experience the rugged wilderness first hand. Venture into the vast Gobi Desert, visit the 13th century capital Karakorum, explore the beautiful ruins of Erdene Zuu Monastery, unwind in the Tsenkher Hot Springs, and soak up the vast expanse of this remote country. Go hiking in the stunning Yolyn Am 'Ice Valley', explore the white limestone formations of Tsagaan Suvarga, and wander through the colossal Khongor Sand Dunes. With return international flights, transport by 4WD vehicles, 31 meals, English-speaking guides, site fees and entrance tickets all included, the only thing left to do is lose yourself in the magic of Mongolia.

The Itinerary

Day 1: Australia - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (In-Flight Meals)
Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth for Mongolia! Fly with either Korean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air China or Mongolia Airways (subject to availability).

Day 2: Welcome to Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia (No Meals)
Upon arrival at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport, a transfer will be arranged to the hotel for check in for the night.

Overnight: Platinum Hotel, Ulaanbaatar

Day 3: Ulaanbaatar Free Day (B)
Enjoy today at leisure to relax or begin exploring the treasures of Mongolia.

Overnight: Platinum Hotel, Ulaanbaatar

Day 4: Ulaanbaatar - Middle Gobi (260km, 6 hours) (B,L,D)
Surrender to this magical land today with the first taste of Mongolia's fascinating landscape. Venturing into the Middle Gobi, a semi-arid steppe full of rare wildlife, stop for lunch at the stunning mountainside granite rock formation of Zorgol Khairkhan. Continuing on to Baga Gazriin Chuluu another iconic granite formation, pass by the pristine waters of Lake Hairhan. Tonight be completely immersed in the Mongolian culture, enjoying a traditional meal and spending the night with a nomadic family in the steppe zone.

Overnight: Traditional Nomadic Home

Day 5: Limestone cliff Tsagaan Suvarga (240km, 5 hours) (B,L,D)
Journey through Tsagaan Suvarga, an area full of 30m high white limestone formations, and feast the eyes on the mind blowing colours of the desert floor below. Enjoy another unique night with a friendly nomadic family.

Overnight: Traditional Nomadic Home

Day 6: Hiking in the Ice Valley (Yolyn Am) (270km, 6 hours) (B,L,D)
Breathe in the crisp, cool air of Vulture Valley (Yolyn Am) with a stunning hike along a flowing stream. Following the stream, end up at an ice-filled gorge and marvel at the metres thick ice that lines the valley. Visit a small museum displaying a collection of dinosaur eggs, bones and exotic stuffed animals. Tonight is the first night in a traditional Ger camp.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp

Day 7: Gobi Desert & Khongor Sand Dune (280km, 6 hours) (B,L,D)
Leaving Vulture Valley this morning, prepare for an incredible journey through the Gobi Desert to Khongor Sand Dune. Let the mind wander as you travel through the spectacular landscape full of extremes. From the 300m high sand dunes and tropical oasis to luscious grasslands, the varied climates are home to camels. Enjoy a ride on a Bactrian camel through the desert.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp

Day 8: Land of dinosaurs, Bayanzag (180km, 4 hours) (B,L,D)
Head to Bayanzag today and discover and learn about the incredible site known as Flaming Cliff. First excavated in 1922 the area is renown worldwide for the dinosaur eggs and bones discovered in the classic desert of rock and red sand.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp

Day 9: Secret of Ongi monastery (170km, 4 hours) (B,L,D)
Travel to the heart of the desert today and marvel at the Ongi monastery. Formerly one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia, Ongi was ruined during a period of political repression. Hike through the fascinating ruins and enjoy the scenery of the Ongi River that runs past the ancient site.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp

Day 10: Karakorum Ruins & Erdene Zuu Monastery (300km, 6 hours) (B,L,D)
After breakfast this morning drive to Karakorum, the site of the 13th century Mongolian capital. Visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. Tour through the ancient city before moving on the beautiful ruins of Erdene Zuu Monastery. Surrounded by huge 400m x 400m walls built from the ruins of Karakhorum, the Erdenezuu was the first and the biggest Buddhist monastery of the 16th century.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp

Day 11: Tsenkher Hot Springs (150km, 3 hours) (B,L,D)
Take the chance to unwind today with a trip to the Tsenkher Hot Springs. Settle in to the Ger camp and enjoy a natural hot spring bath.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp

Day 12: Ogii Lake (130km, 3 hours) (B,L,D)
After driving to the Arkhangai province this morning, set up camp on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Ogii. Take the time to watch the amazing birdlife that fill the lake with sound and colour.

Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp

Day 13: Ulaanbaatar (B,L)

After breakfast at the camp, set off for Ulaanbaatar. Take in every last bit of the unique scenery and savour the last traditional lunch before ending this incredible adventure in Ulaanbaatar.

Overnight: Platinum Hotel, Ulaanbaatar

Day 14: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - Beijing, China - Australia (B, In-Flight Meals)
Today transfer to the airport to depart for your flight home back to Australia. One trip-of-a-life-time with so many memories.
Please note: due to flight scheduling, a lengthy transit in Beijing may be required (up to 10 hours). In this case, a limited lounge pass will be offered with access to shower facilities and refreshments.

Day 15: Arrive In Australia

PLEASE SEE FINE PRINT FOR MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION

* PLEASE NOTE: all vouchers/booking dates must be confirmed within 7 days of purchase.

    FLIGHTS
  • Return International Flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/*PER
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Three nights accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • Two nights in traditional Nomadic family homes
  • Seven nights in traditional Ger camps
  • DINING
  • Enjoy 31 meals including three meals daily at camp
  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • See the stunning landscape of the Middle Gobi Desert
  • Visit the sacred Zorgol Khairkhan mountain
  • Explore white limestone formations of Tsagaan Suvarga
  • Go hiking in the stunning 'ice valley', Yolyn Am
  • Wander through the Khongor Sand Dunes
  • Experience a ride on a Bactrian camel through the desert
  • Discover the land of dinosaurs and flaming cliffs in Bayanzag
  • Explore Karakorum, the 13th century Mongolian capital
  • Relax in Tsenkher Hot Springs natural baths
  • Discover the fascinating Ongi Monastery ruins
  • Watch native birdlife at breathtaking Lake Ogii
  • Live the traditional Mongolian nomadic lifestyle
  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Bottled drinking water daily
  • Sleeping bags and sheets in Nomadic homes
  • TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by 4WD vehicles
  • TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers

TripADeal Travel & Adventure

1 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Australia
+61 2 6620 9900
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www.tripadeal.com.au
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    BOOKING INFORMATION
  • After purchase, you will receive your Travel Voucher via email. This email will direct you to an Online Booking Form. You must return your booking form within 7 days of purchase
  • Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Online Booking Form. Any change requested after submitting your Online Booking Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability, and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below
  • On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by TripADeal’s standard Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Fine Print
  • Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to TripADeal (unless otherwise stated)
  • OFFER ESSENTIALS
  • Voucher valid until 18 August 2017
  • Voucher valid for one person based on twin share
  • Single Supplement
    For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $450 applies payable direct to TripADeal.
    *Please note: Ger camps sleep 3 people. Single supplements at Ger camps are subject to availability so you may have to share with others in your TripADeal group.
  • Departure Dates (2017)
    June: 2, 16
    July: 14
    August: 4
  • Departure Cities
    Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, *Perth
  • Interstate Surcharges
    *Perth: $400 per person/voucher
    Please note: amounts are payable to TripADeal
  • FLIGHTS
  • Airline(s) Used
    Cathay Pacific, Mongolian Airlines, Air China, Korean Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability)
  • Arrive Early in Ulaanbaatar
    $300 per person/voucher plus any applicable difference in airfare and/or taxes
    Please note:
    - Cannot depart Sydney on Sunday or Wednesday
    - Can only depart Melbourne on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
    - Flights from BNE/ADL/PER may travel via Melbourne or Sydney
    - This fee does not include extra nights accommodation
    - No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
    - Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking
    - Airport transfers are not included
  • Stay Behind in Ulaanbaatar
    $300 per person/voucher plus any applicable difference in airfare and/or taxes
    - Please note:
    - Flights departing for Melbourne can only depart on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday
    - Flights departing for BNE/ADL/PER may travel via Melbourne
    - This fee does not include extra nights accommodation
    - No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
    - Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking
    - Airport transfers are not included
  • Flight Class Upgrades
    Please Note: Upgrades are subject to request only. Availability and pricing will be confirmed once your booking form is returned to TripADeal.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Accommodation Used
    3 Star (self-rated)

    - Ulaanbaatar: Platinum Hotel OR H9 Hotel Nine OR J Hotel
    - Mongolia Overland: Traditional Nomadic homes & Ger Camps
    *Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type. In the unlikely event that a hotel is fully booked a similar hotel of the same standard will be used
  • Extra Nights (Pre & Post Tour)
    Ulaanbaatar: $200 per room including breakfast
    Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind
  • Maximum Room Capacity
    3 people (subject to availability)
  • Child Policy
    - No child discounts apply; a full priced voucher must be purchased for all children travelling with their parents
    - Strictly valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over
    Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed
  • Triple Share
    No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. A full priced voucher must be purchased. An extra bed is provided per room. Subject to availability until the time of booking
  • Bedding Configuration
    Double or Twin bedding (subject to availability)
  • GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION
  • Minimum group size 3, maximum group size 16 per coach
  • Fitness Level Required
    This tour operates at a leisurely pace. Customers must be able to get on and off vehicles and participate in walking tours. If you have any concerns please contact your health care provider.
  • EXCLUSIONS
  • -Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Mongolia is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
    - Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any speciality restaurants onboard cruise)
    - Recommended gratuities/tipping $10 per day
    - Optional activities/tours
    - Personal expenses
    - Travel insurance (Mandatory)
    *** Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised with TripADeal.
  • VISAS
  • A Tourist visa for Mongolia is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport.
    ****Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours
    Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required
  • INSURANCE
  • TripADeal is proud to offer a range of travel insurance products in partnership with My Travel Insurance
  • SCHEDULE OF FEES
  • Voluntary Changes
    This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or Travel Voucher reissue
    1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
    2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
    Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
    Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
    Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
  • Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
    If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply
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