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China & Mongolia / 12 days - 11 nights, from 1700 euros


Mutianyu Great Wall, which is one of the most magnificent sections of the Great Wall and whoever come to China would visit it.

It was built as an ancient military defense project which was actually worked in the history. It is about 1.5 hour driving from Beijing downtown. Go hiking on the Great Wall for 2-3 hours. (Optional: you can also choose cable car to reach the top of great wall.)

Then we will visit Tiananmen Square, one of the largest city squares in the world. The square witnessed the foundation of the People’s Republic of China and several important events in Chinese history. and Forbidden City (the imperial palace of Ming and Qing dynasty),which was built 600 years ago and has played an important role in Chinese history. It was the imperial palace of Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty from Emperor Yongle.


Route: Beijing-Ulaanbaatar-Middle Gobi Baga Gazriin Chuluu and Tsagaan Suvarga-South Gobi Yol Valley and Bayanzag-Ongi Monastery-Karakorum-Khustain Nuruu-Ulaanbaatar-Beijing

Duration: 11 nights / 12 days

Price From: 1,700 euro

Region: Beijing, Southern & Central Mongolia

Tour highlights: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square,
Middle Gobi Baga Gazriin Chuluu and Tsagaan Suvarga, South Gobi Yol Valley and Bayanzag, Ongi Monastery, Karakorum, Khustain Nuruu

Brief itinerary

Day 1. Beijing (L/D)
Day 2. Beijing (B/L/D)
Day 3. Ulaanbaatar. (L/D)
Day 4. Baga Gazriin Chuluu 220 km (B/L/D)
Day 5. Tsagaan Suvarga 280 km (B/L/D)
Day 6. Yol Valley 280 km (B/L/D)
Day 7. Bayanzag 90 km (B/L/D)
Day 8. Ongi Monastery 150 km (B/L/D)
Day 9. Karakorum 300 km (B/L/D)
Day 10. Khustain Nuruu 280 km (B/L/D)
Day 11. Ulaanbaatar. 135km. (B/L)
Day 12. Beijing. (B)

Detailed itinerary

Day 1. Arrival in Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be greeted by your guide and driver. Transfer to a hotel. Free day.

Day 2. Beijing 1 day tour
It is the best of all private Beijing day tours with the world's largest central city square, best-preserved imperial palace complex and greatest engineering wonder all in one.

Day 3. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be greeted by your guide and driver. Transfer to a hotel. Free day.

Day 4. Middle Gobi Baga Gazriin Chuluu (220 km)
Early morning, begin your journey to Baga Gazriin Chuluu, a unique formation of rocks. Visit ruins of an ancient temple and explore the area. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp (L/D).

Day 5. Middle Gobi Tsagaan Suvarga (280 km)
After breakfast drive to Tsagaan Suvarga, a fascinating white limestone cliff which resembles a Stupa. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).

Day 6. Soth Gobi Yol Valley (280 km)
Drive further south. Arrive at the Three Beauties Mountain range of the Gobi National Park. Spend the day on an excursion to Yol Valley, hiking and enjoying stunning photographic opportunities. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).

Day 7. South Gobi Bayanzag (90 km)
Drive to the world-famous Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag), rich in saxaul trees of Gobi. Explore the site of the first paleontological discoveries in Mongolia by following the footsteps of Roy Chapman Andrews (January 26, 1884 – March 11, 1960), an American explorer, adventurer and naturalist. Visit a nomadic camel breeding family and experience the hospitality of Mongolian nomads. Enjoy a short camel ride. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).

Day 8. Middle Gobi Ongi Monastery (150 km)
After breakfast drive north and visit the ruins of the once great Ongi Monastery, local restored temple and have a walk in the surrounding area. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).

Day 9. Karakorum, Erdene Zuu Monastery (300 km)
After breakfast drive to Karakorum, once the capital of the 13th century Great Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu Monastery, which was the first and the largest monastery in Mongolia built on the ruins of the ancient capital. Tour the monastery and visit several temples with excellent examples of Buddhist Thangka paintings and statues dating back to the 17th century. Visit the Karakorum museum. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).

Day 10. Khustain Nuruu (280 km)
Drive to Hustain Nuruu National Park. Drive deep into the National Park in search of Przewalski horses (takhi), ancestor of all modern-day horses in the world. If you have binoculars, please bring them. View a short documentary and visit the museum. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).

Day 11. Ulaanbaatar (130 km)
After breakfast drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight stay in a hotel (B/L).

Day 12. Departure through Beijing
Transfer to the airport for international departure.

Date and price

Tour available dates: From April to October

2 pax per person: 2,500 euro
3-5 pax per person: 2,100 euro
6-10 pax per person: 1,700 euro

Tour includes:

• Transfers upon arrival and departure
• English speaking guide at all times
• Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Beijing, Ulaanbaatar
• In the countryside all lodging will be in ger camps
• All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary
• Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeur-driven 4WD jeep, minivan or bus in the city area
• Park entrance fees
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

Package price DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services,
travel insurance, medical insurance,
visa application fees,
alcoholic beverages,
personal expenses such as items of a personal nature,
gratuity to local guides and drivers,
airfare or train tickets, airport taxes,
excess baggage charges (over 33 pounds / 15 kilograms),
changes of arrival/departure flights,
additional services,
any charges of force majeure beyond our control (e.g. imposition of quarantine restrictions, etc.), optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc.

Packing list

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information.

• backpack or soft bag
• waterproof bag cover
• day pack
• head lamp/flashlight
• spare batteries/bulb
• personal medications
• waterproof hiking boots
• waterproof jacket with hood
• waterproof over pants
• fleece jacket or wool jumper
• cotton t-shirts
• long sleeve shirts
• lightweight trousers
• shorts
• socks
• underwear
• sun hat
• sandals
• sun glasses
• sun cream
• insect repellent
• resealing (Ziploc) plastic bags
• binoculars/camera
• watch/ alarm clock
• money belt/ pouch
• insurance confirmation copy
• emergency contact number