Terelj National Park

Beijing & Mongolia Essense

TMC101: 10 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Ulaanbaatar - Terelj National Park - Elsen Tasarhai Semi Gobi - Hustai National Park - Ulaanbaatar
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels & Ger camp
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
From $1679 per person Free Inquiry
Forbidden City in BeijingBeijing Temple of HeavenUlaanbaatar Gandan MonasteryGenghis Khan's Statue in Ulaanbaatar
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Upon arrival in Beijing International Airport, our guide will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a warm welcome. Then we will escort you to the hotel with private transfer. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city or have a rest at the hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven. (B)
After breakfast, we start our Beijing to Mongolia tour in Beijing. We will first travel to the iconic Tiananmen Square, which is the largest city square in the world. Then walk to the Forbidden City, which is behind the square. It is also called the Palace Museum and it considered as the largest collection of modern Chinese history. Lunch is by your own arrangement. Following the morning activities, we will visit the Temple of Heaven, an aesthetic UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the day trip is completed, we will drive you back to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing
Forbidden City in Beijing
Forbidden City
Beijing Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall (including round trip cable car), drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium). (B)
This day we will escape the city. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive for around 2 hours to reach a famous part of the Great Wall - Mutianyu Section, the wonder of the world. We will arrange the round way cable car for you to go up and down the wall. Lunch is not included. Our guide will give you some advice on lunch options. On the way back to downtown, we will drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) and see its appearance at a distance. A visit to the local market will conclude today's tour.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing
Summer Palace, Lama Temple, Hutongs. (B)
Our guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning and accompany you to the Summer Palace to appreciate its exquisite architecture and glorious history. Then we will head to the Lama Temple, namely Yonghe Lamasery, the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in the country. Lunch is left for your own arrangements. In the afternoon, we will have a classical Hutong tour with rickshaw to experience the authentic traditional local lifestyles.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing
Day 5 Beijing - Ulaanbaatar
Transfer to railway station & board an overnight train to Ulaanbaatar. (B)
Today, our guide will escort you to the railway station and take train to extend your Mongolia tour from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar. The train leaves at 07:27 in the early morning. At around 20:00, this trans-Mongolia train will arrive at the Chinese border city Erlian for a 6 to 11-hour stop.

Because of the different railway gauge of two countries, the train will be moved into a large workshop where the tracks will be changed. If you are interested in this, then stay on the train for the whole period. 20 minutes before arriving at Erlian, the toilets will be locked and will not be opened for the whole track-changing period. Please do prepare for this.

It is also OK to get off the train upon arrival, you can buy some fruits at the station or use the station toilets. But once you get off, you may not be allowed to get on again until the track change is completed. So, please take all your valuables and warm clothes with you.

After the train is moved back on its track, passengers can get on the train and wait for officials for customs and immigration procedure.

Meals: Boxed Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight soft sleeper train
Day 6 Ulaanbaatar Arrival
Pickup from the railway station. Gandan Monastery, Chinggis Khaan Square, welcome dinner. (D)
After a 28 hours train journey, you will arrive in Ulaanbaatar at 14:35. Our private guide will be waiting for you at Ulaanbaatar Railway Station and transfer you to the hotel. Your trans Mongolia railway tour in Mongolia unveils from the 200-year-old Gandan Monastery in the city center. As the largest Tibetan Buddhist temple in Mongolia, the monastery houses a priceless national treasure - a huge 28-meter-high (92-foot) Buddha statue glazed with gold and inlaid with gems. And then walk around Chinggis Khaan Square. The welcome dinner will be served at a local fancy restaurant.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center
Ulaanbaatar Gandan Monastery
Gandan Monastery
Genghis Khan's Statue in Ulaanbaatar
Genghis Khan's Statue Complex
Day 7 Genghis Khan's Statue Complex - Terelj National Park
Genghis Khan's Statue Complex, Terelj National Park, Turtle Rock, Ariyabal Meditation Temple, Herder family visit. (B+L+D)
At 08:30 a.m., we will drive for around 1 hour to the Terelj National Park, which is one of the highlights of your Mongolia tour from Beijing. En route, we will visit the Genghis Khan's Statue Complex with its bottom museum. Take a short drive to Terelj National Park and arrive in the Ger camp. After lunch, we will see the Turtle Rock and visit Ariyabal meditation temple. The temple is about 1 km from the gate and it is only accessible by walking. Cross the suspension bridge and climb up on 108 stairs to get to the top. From the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking the National Park. Here you have options of joining activities like trekking, hiking and horse riding if time permits. Before dinner, we will have a herder family visit to experience how local people live for centuries. We can taste Airag here, which is made of horse fermented milk. Stay overnight at a tourist Ger camp in the national park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Terelj Lodge or Guru Ger camp
Terelj National Park
Terelj National Park
Day 8 Elsen Tasarhai Semi Gobi
Elsen Tasarhai, a place that perfectly combines the sand dunes and green oasis. Hiking and ride a camel to visit around. (B+L+D)
Today we will drive for about 280km to a magnificent place called Elsen Tasarhai, a place that perfectly combines the sand dunes and green oasis. Hiking to the sand dunes and ride a camel (for about one hour) to visit around.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tourist Ger camp
Day 9 Hustai National Park - Ulaanbaatar
Hustai National Park, horse riding for one hour, drive back to Ulaanbaatar. (B+L+D)
Then take a ride to Hustai National Park, which is home to the Perzevalski horse (takhi) - one of the world's endangered species of wild horse. As you follow the tour, you will discover more wildlife including deer, leopards and antelopes. Ride a horse (for about one hour) to hike over the mountain. Later in the afternoon, we take a short drive to seek the wild horses. Then drive you back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer you the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center
Mongolia people
Herdsmen in Mongolia
Day 10 Departure from Ulaanbaatar
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
You are free to be at your leisure today until we transfer you to the airport or train station for your onward journey. Hope that you have had a pleasant Beijing to Mongolia tour with us!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
  • The prices above are not applicable during the Naadam Festival in July.
Price Includes
  • Train fare of Beijing/Ulaanbaatar
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels/Ger camps
  • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Complementary drink water during the tour
  • All service charge & local taxes
Price Excludes
  • International flight into Beijing and out Ulaanbaatar
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • China and Mongolia Visa fees
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