Nomads & Deserts - 11 days

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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!

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 (B)
An on the go tours passenger outside St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow
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 (B)
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
A Mongolian Ger camp in Terelj National Park near Ulaan Baatar
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 (L, D)
Turtle Rock - also known as Melkhi Khad, in Terelj National Park
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* (B, L, D)
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 (B:1)
Day 12: Ulaan Baatar
Onward transfer to airport after breakfast. (B)

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.
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Moscow / Ends in: Ulaan Baatar
  • Departs: Sundays - year round
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:5, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
  • Hotel Rating: 3 star hotels & Ger Camp
  • Tour Guide: Yes
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