Nomad's Cultural LegacyExperience a rich and ancient nomadic heritage blending with all the advances of modern society. This program is designed to present an experience as fascinating and varied as Mongolia's culture and landscapes. Enjoy authentic nomadic hospitality and the warmth of the welcome you will encounter in this beautiful land. Mongolia's breathtakingly fabulous landscape, well preserved cultural and natural heritage, unique history and friendly nomads make it one of the planet's largest tracts of untouched culture and wilderness.
Day 1 Arrival/ Ulaanbaatar Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel. Tour the Museum of National History with its splendid collection of Dinosaur exhibits. Evening motor coach tour of Ulaanbaatar, including the War Memorial at Zaisan if time permits.
Drive to Bayangobi sands and continue a Karakorum. Visit a horse-breeder's camp to see the making of airag (Mongolia's national drink of fermented mare's milk) and horseback riding Mongolian wooden saddles. Visit Erdene Zuu , one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia, which was almost destroyed in the 1930s. Visit to the ruins of Karakorum, the 13th century of the Mongol Empire.
Breakfast at the base camp. Drive to Amarbaysgalnt Monastery. Tour the grounds of Amarbayasgalant, which was established in the early 17th century. This is the second largest and most important monastery in Mongolia.
Drive to Ulaanbaatar. En route stop Darhan, the second largest city in Mongolia. Brief to of the city and visit to local museum. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar late afternoon.
Continue exploration of Ulaanbaatar. Visit Gandan Monastery and enjoy the majestic view of the 20 ton statue of Mijid Janraiseg, adorned with gold and jewels. Tour the Fine Arts Museum then visit the Museum of National History. Evening cultural performance and gala dinner.
Transfer to the airport or train station for departure. Moderate Level of activity