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Nomads & Deserts

11 days  |  Moscow to Ulaan Baatar  |  from USD $2,599

Explore the sights of Russia's capital city, then journey the Trans Mongolian route, spending time in the land of gers, nomads and deserts, before flying onward to the destination of your choice!

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Day 1
Moscow

Welcome to Moscow! You'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Moscow

Day 2
Red Square

The capital that spawned dozens of spy novels. Catch the Metro to Red Square, where you'll enjoy a guided walk. You'll spot Moscow's bastion of power, the gold onion-domed Kremlin, GUM department store and more. Rest of day free. Lenin's fascinating granite mausoleum located in Red Square is a Mecca for the curious and worth a visit when it's open.
Overnight: Moscow  |  Breakfast

Day 3
Moscow

Moscow - Ulaan Baatar. Free time in the capital. Moscow has a staggering array of art galleries, museums and shops, as well as unique attractions such as famous Gorky Park. Tonight, an included transfer to Yaroslavl rail station for the train to Ulaan Baatar.
Overnight: Train  |  Breakfast

Days 4-6
On board the train

Settle into life aboard the Trans-Mongolian Express as it winds its way east. The train actually follows well-worn ancient tea caravan routes. Back in those days, it took an arduous 40 days or more. Since the inception of the Trans-Mongolian route in the 1950s the journey has been considerably shortened!
Overnight: Train

Day 7
Views of Lake Baikal

Via Irkutsk and skirting along the shores of breathtaking Lake Baikal, the journey continues via far Eastern Siberia. The train branches off the main Trans-Siberian line at a place called Zaudinsky, which lies just beyond Ulan Ude.
Overnight: Train

Day 8
Mongolia

Ulaan Baatar - Terelj NP. Morning arrival in Outer Mongolia. One of the most elevated countries in the world, Mongolia was also once one of the world's most powerful. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch and transfer to nearby Terelj National Park where you will spend two nights in a traditional Mongolian Ger Camp. Elevated Terelj is cool and the scenic alpine surrounds spectacular. The protected area is host to diverse flora and fauna and is famous for its unique granite rock formations.

*Please note: Due to extreme weather, travellers visiting in winter will have the choice to stay in permanent accommodation rather than a Mongolian ger.
Overnight: Mongolian Ger Camp  |  Lunch, Dinner

Day 9
Terelj National Park

Get in touch with nature. Hike, horse ride (at additional cost), climb some rocks, the choice is yours.
Overnight: Mongolian Ger Camp*  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 10-11
Ulaan Baatar

Terelj NP - Ulaan Baatar. Transfer back to Ulaan Baatar on day 10 with a visit to a nomadic family. Despite the prominence of grim, utilitarian Soviet architecture, Ulaan Baatar is a laid-back provincial capital set in the rolling foothills of the Bogd mountain range, on the banks of the Tuul River. Free time to explore the capital city independently.
Overnight: Ulaan Baatar  |  Breakfast x 1

Day 12
Ulaan Baatar

Onward transfer to airport after breakfast.
Breakfast

Extend your stay in Mongolia!

Consider extending your stay in Mongolia with one of our exciting range of private tours, Explore the Gobi Desert on our Discover the Gobi or Ring of Mongolia tour, or take a Horseback Journey through beautiful Mongolian countryside!

Contact us for further details and suggestions.

Trip Highlights

Trans-Siberian & Mongolian route
Ulaan Baatar
Moscow
Terelj National Park

Included

Standard hotel in Moscow including breakfast
Train journey: Moscow - Ulaan Baatar (4 berth sleeper cabin)
2 nights ger (felt tent) camping at Terelj NP including all meals and visit with a nomad family

* *Please note: Due to extreme weather, clients undertaking a classic adventure during the winter can decide upon arrival, whether to stay in permanent accommodation or a Mongolian ger.
Local guide services as per itinerary
Guided walk of Red Square, airport arrival transfer & departure transfer to Moscow rail station (not platform)
1 nights standard hotel Ulaan Baatar including breakfast
All transfers & meals applicable to itinerary

Not Included

Flights and visas
Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

 
Price/Person
Single Supp.
Nomads & Deserts - 11 days
USD $2599
USD $679

Prices are indicative< and will vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as time of travel. Please bear this in mind if comparing prices as we always aim to deliver exceptional value.

Please note that discounts will apply if there are more 4 our more people in your travelling party, since fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across the group.

Tour Details
Starts
Moscow
Ends
Ulaan Baatar
Departs
Sundays
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 5, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
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