This remote country, with friendly people and interesting historical and cultural sights, is a fascinating place to visit. The main difficulty is access. Ulan Bator, the capital city, can be reached a few days a week by air from Beijing, once a week by train from Beijing (travel time 2 days) or Moscow (travel time 5 days) and daily by �local� train from Irkutsk, Russia (travel time 2 days). Most travelers tend to fly or take the train one direction from Beijing returning by the other mode of transportation. Alternatively, a few days stopover in Mongolia is possible on the way from Beijing to Moscow by train.

If you are interested in visiting Mongolia and would like us to prepare a tour quotation for you please fax or e-mail your proposed itinerary and we will respond promptly, otherwise here is a sample suggested itinerary that includes the main highlights of this fascinating country.

BESt of Mongolia

DAY 01: Arrive Ulan Bator by own air arrangements (or check with us for flight options). After clearing customs you will be met and transferred to hotel BAYANGOL.

Mongol Yurts

DAY 02: Fly to the South Gobi Yurt Camp. On arrival settle into the communal, but spacious, yurt tents, known to Mongolians as 'gers' In the afternoon visit a camel breeders camp to see the nomad lifestyle and displays of camel riding.

DAY 03: Early morning departure for full day trip to Yol valley, better known as the Valley of the Eagles. You can enjoy the wildlife and the spectectular landscapes in this area of natural beauty. A picnic lunch is supplied at one of the scenic stops.

DAY 04: Today's excursion is to Bayanzag, the 'flaming cliffs' and the 'dinosaur graveyard' area discovered by Roy Chapman Andrews.

DAY 05: Return flight to Ulan Bator. Further touring in the capital city includes a visit to the museum. In the evening you can attend a traditional folklore concert.

DAY 06: This morning visit a functioning lamesery and then drive out of town through the rural countryside to Bayangobi camp, the overnight stop on the way to Karakoram. You will also have a visit to a horse breeders family to see displays of horseriding and have a taste of the "airag" national drink (made from fermented mare's milk) on the way.

DAY 07: Continue the drive to Karakoram with a stop at Erendzhu monestary along the way. Visits to temples in the area and a tour of the symbolic remains of Karakoram the former great capital of the 13th Century Mongolian Empire are also included.

DAY 08: Full day drive to return to Ulan Bator with meetings of local people along the way where possible. Free evening in Ulan Bator to relax.

DAY 09: Free time this morning, or visit some other sights in the capital if you wish. Transfer to the airport for departure flight.

TOUR COST: $2665 per person based on twin share hotels. Plus international airfares at current rates if required.

*** This itinerary can be varied to suit your interests, please enquire for details.

TOUR INCLUDES: Hotel or yurt accomodations (yurts may be for up to 4 people sharing), flights or jeep transportation to and from So.Gobi and Karakoram, comprehensive sightseeing daily as mentioned, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, transfers on arrival and departure.

NOT INCLUDED: International airfares, airport taxes, visa fees, services of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry or any other items not specifically mentioned as being included.

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