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Mongolia Tours & Trips

17 Mongolia trips. Tours from 11 tour companies. 131 reviews. 4.7/5 avg rating.

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Mongolia: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads - Eagle Festival
4.8/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Beijing, Ulaanbaatar

Highlights

  • Attend the Eagle Festival in the remote Altai Mountains
  • Explore Mongolia's vast wilderness stepp and Gobi Desert
  • Experience traditional nomadic culture

Themes

Cultural, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife, Festivals & Special Events

What travelers are saying

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Mongolia Golden Eagle Festival
4.4/5 Great
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Beijing, Ulaanbaatar

Highlights

  • Attend the Eagle Festival in the remote Altai Mountains
  • Explore the vast wilderness of the steppe and Gobi Desert
  • Experience traditional nomadic culture

Themes

Cultural, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife, Festivals & Special Events

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Wild Mongolia
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar

Highlights

  • Mongolia is a far-out destination, but you'll be in excellent hands. Your experienced drivers, manning sturdy Russian vans fit to tackle the rugged environment, will take you on a ride to some of the most fascinating places in the country
  • Whether by camel or on foot, experience Mongolia's incredible landscapes, from the rolling dunes just outside of Karakorum to the volcanic craters of the Great White Lake among the mountains
  • Two family ger camps allow you to experience nomadic life from the inside – a rare and rewarding cultural experience to remember
  • Situated in the valley of the Delger River, the Tsenkher Hot Springs offer the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long journey on the road

Themes

Cultural, High Adventure, Local Immersion & Homestays, Transformative

What travelers are saying

"We joined the Intrepid “Real Italy Food Tour” and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our tour guide, Micol, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of good information. It seems Micol knew many of the staff of the venues we visited, including the pasta making class we attended. Our group of 11 travelers was extremely compatible, which greatly added to the fun and enjoyment."

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Manila & Boracay Sojourn (deluxe)
4.8/5 Excellent
27 reviews
Private Guided
Why we love them
Their experienced team of international specialists crafts journeys combining authentic experience with high standards of comfort.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Manila Arrive in Manila today. You are welcomed and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Day 2 – Manila Enjoy a half-day city to

What travelers are saying

"We returned from our 13-day East African Explorer trip two weeks ago. The trip fully met our expectations. Everything was well organized, accommodations and food were excellent, safari drives were great. Our driver/guide in Kenya, Gitonga (aka Anderson) was excellent and enthusiastic. Based on our experience I can confidently say we will book another trip with SITA in the near future."

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Mongolia: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads
4.4/5 Great
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Gobi Desert, Ulaanbaatar

Highlights

  • Experiencethe spectacularly varied landscape of Mongolia
  • Sleep in ger camps (traditional Mongolian tents)
  • Visit Karakorum, the ancient capital of the Mongol Empire
  • Marvel at the rolling dunes and landscape of the Gobi Desert
  • Discover one of the last remaining nomadic cultures in the world

Themes

Cultural, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife, Festivals & Special Events

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Mongolia's Naadam Festival
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Ulaanbaatar

Highlights

  • Go behind the scenes of Mongolia's Naadam Festival and visit the athlete's training camps as they prepare to compete in the Naadam Festival.
  • Live the nomad life with a family stay at a horse breeder's camp.
  • Experience the phenomenal landscapes of central Mongolia.
  • Attend the Naadam Opening Ceremony and watch athletes compete for glory in wrestling, horse racing and archery.
  • Encounter Mongolia's stunning natural landscape with visits to places such as the Flaming Cliffs and sand dunes of Khongor.

Themes

Cultural, High Adventure, Festivals & Special Events

What travelers are saying

"We joined the Intrepid “Real Italy Food Tour” and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our tour guide, Micol, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of good information. It seems Micol knew many of the staff of the venues we visited, including the pasta making class we attended. Our group of 11 travelers was extremely compatible, which greatly added to the fun and enjoyment."

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Cycling in Mongolia
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Ulaanbaatar

Highlights

  • Discover a variety of landscapes as we cycle through open steppe and forests
  • Visit Erdene Zuu Monastery and Genghis Khan's ancient capital
  • Camp wild and stay overnight at hot springs

Themes

Cultural, Cycling & Biking, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife, Festivals & Special Events

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Cycling in Mongolia - Naadam Festival
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Ulaanbaatar

Highlights

  • Discover a variety of landscapes as we cycle through open steppe and forests
  • Visit Erdene Zuu Monastery and Genghis Khan's ancient capital
  • Camp wild and stay overnight at hot springs
  • Attend Naadam Festival and witness traditional games

Themes

Cycling & Biking, Festivals & Special Events

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Mongolia Reviews & Ratings

4.7/5  Excellent
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Oct 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Being prepared

This trip was a real adventure. Mongolia is a stunning country and we saw breath-taking and different landscapes during our visit, as well as animals galore. Howe...

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Oct 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

A memorable trip

The tour was well organised and covered everything promised in the brochure. The knowledgeable local guide enabled us to learn about Mongolia. Even the cancellati...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Excellent trip.

Just returned from.this Mongolia trip. It was a wonderful holiday. Mongolia is vast and fascinating. The holiday was made more enjoyable and informative by our gui...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

This trip had everything

We loved Mongolia! This was our first holiday as part of a guided group trip, and it really worked for us. We found the itinerary to be just right, long days wit...

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Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Wow! What an amazing adventure!

Mongolia is a stunningly beautiful country. Miles and miles of vast open vistas, dotted with the occasional ger and nomad herds of animals. The Gobi desert was fas...

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Mongolia Tour Selection Trips

  • The vast, untamed landscape makes Mongolia an incredible place to visit, but also makes independent travel incredibly difficult. Lack of public transport, few tourist facilities and little spoken English means that taking a guided tour is a much easier way to explore the country.
  • Long distances mean long hours spent in a van. When booking a tour, ask to see the van beforehand, as many are cramped and hard-seated. It may be worth paying a bit more for added comfort.
  • Staying in a ger with a family is a wonderful way to experience Mongolian life. Make sure to look out for rules and customs (if in doubt, ask your guide), and bring a gift for the family to show your thanks (such as sweets, rice, or bottles of vodka, the ubiquitous drink in Mongolia).
  • When on a group tour, you will spend both long journeys and long evenings indoors with others in the group. Ask about who will be in the group with you, and meet them beforehand, if possible, to ensure compatibility. And be sure to bring a deck of cards to occupy those long evenings in a ger camp.
  • A bad guide can ruin an otherwise good tour, so ask to meet or correspond with your guide beforehand, read reviews from other travelers, and be sure to outline exactly what their responsibilities and yours will be.
  • Mongolian food is heavy in both meat and dairy. Vegetarians and especially vegans may struggle at restaurants and when staying with families. But, if going by guided tour, your dietary needs can easily be accommodated.
  • Riding horses is a way of life in Mongolia, but even experienced horse riders may need time getting used to the stocky Mongolian breeds. Let your guide know your ability level, tether your horse to the guide's horse if needed, and don't overestimate how much time you can spend in the saddle before you start to ache!
  • Check the temperatures before you travel, and bring appropriate clothing for the season. Even if the days are warm, the nights can be cold, so layer up!
  • If driving on the Mongolian steppe, navigation may require a GPS device and the coordinates (latitude and longitude) of your destination
  • Drive times often take longer than expected; therefore, make sure to bring plenty of food, water, and fuel

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Where is Mongolia? 

Mongolia is landlocked between Russia and China. Mongolia is a vast country with a landscape that includes mountains, huge grasslands, a desolate desert, lakes, and forests. Wildly untouched by modern times, Mongolia is one of the best places to get up close and personal with nature. 

Safety Tips for Traveling in Mongolia

While Mongolia has one of the lowest crime rates (likely because it is one of the lowest populated countries in the world) petty crime does happen. Pickpocketing and occasional purse slashing have been reported in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Taking extra precautions when in busy areas or if you are visiting during a festival are recommended. 

Outside of Ulaanbaatar most of Mongolia is rugged with few paved roads and infrastructure. Finding tour guides outside the city is difficult and you may face possible scams. This is why traveling to Mongolia on a tour is one of the best and safest ways to see the country. 

Mongolia has a high population of domestic and stray dogs. While some dogs may laze around all day, others may be prone to chasing cars or horses. It’s best to stay away from the dogs as to not be injured or be bitten. 

While health issues have popped up in Mongolia here or there, you should still get any necessary vaccinations or boosters before leaving. 

The weather in Mongolia can be very windy and sunny. Make sure to hydrate while you are there to avoid dehydration, especially out in the Gobi Desert. 

Best Time to Visit Mongolia

  • Year round (but winter is very cold!)
  • Follow the festivals

Mongolia lives up to its nickname, “The Land of the Blue Sky.” Mongolia sees the sun anywhere between 230 to 260 days a year. This means you’re left with multiple times of the year to visit this Asian country. 

Picking the best time of year can depend on the weather and what festival you want to experience. Each season is characterized by different festivals and weather changes. 

June through August, the weather is warm and enjoyable to be out in the steppe. This is also the time of Mongolia’s most famous festival the Naadam Festival. The autumn months see a change in color and cooler temperatures along with the Golden Eagle Festival. Autumn is also the best time to visit the Gobi Desert as temperatures are cool. 

The winters in Mongolia can be harsh and very cold. However, there is plenty of snow for outdoor activities and dog sledding. You can also experience the country’s largest festival, Tsagaan Sar (Lunar New Year). 

The spring brings warmer and rainy weather but boasts the most festivals to experience like the 1000 Camel Festival. Spring is also when you can visit local nomadic tribes and see the recently born camels, dogs, and horses that are a part of everyday life for the nomadic herders. 

Who Will Enjoy Traveling to Mongolia? 

  • Adventure travelers
  • Off the beaten path travelers
  • Horseback riders
  • Photographers

Travelers who are looking to experience a country that is off-the-beaten-path will fall in love with Mongolia. Mongolia is generally not known for luxury travel as many of the best experiences are staying in homestays in the steppe, camping on the edge of mountains, or four-wheeling on the rocky roads. 

Adventure travelers will enjoy the diverse activities you can do in each of Mongolia’s climates. You can go horseback riding in the mountains, fly fishing in the rivers, and camel rides in the Gobi Desert. 

Photographers will truly love panoramic views you’ll be able to find in Mongolia. Many parts of Mongolia are treeless which means you can see for miles and catch stunning pictures of this untouched country. 

Packing Tips for Mongolia

What to bring to Mongolia depends on what you will be doing. If you are camping in the steppe or trekking in the mountains you may need different things. The key thing to remember is to bring layers.  

Even during the summer, Mongolia can be cool. Make sure to pack jackets, scarves, fleece shirts, pants, shorts, and waterproof shoes are essential. Also make sure to pack windbreakers, lip balm, and sunscreen when visiting. Since the Gobi Desert and the steppe are treeless, the wind can be very strong and you can get windburn. Mongolia also sees a large amount of sun during the year which means you don’t want to get sunburned during your hikes or camel rides. 

There is a small number of paved roads outside of Ulaanbaatar. You will often be riding in four-wheelers, on horses, or in off-roading vehicles. For those who get motion sickness easily, pack some motion sickness pills our patches for your adventures. 

Bringing along a small backpack or day back is a must when visiting Mongolia. These packs make it easier to get out and explore on day trips or when you are horseback riding instead of carrying a large backpack or small purse. 

Nearby Countries 

If you are visiting Mongolia, you may want to consider visiting some nearby countries on your trip. There are some tour operators that combine Mongolia with nearby stops in Russia and China. 

You can also extend your trip by visiting one of the hotspots for recent travelers, Central Asia. Like Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan sat on the Silk Road and were influenced by trade from East to West. 

You can also head farther into East Asia and visit South Korea. Beijing is one of the closest Chinese cities to Mongolia and would be an amazing, colorful end to your trip before flying back home. 

Another possible option is taking the Trans-Siberian Railway. This famous railway crosses Mongolia and you can hop on going either direction towards Russia or China. 

Common Tour Routes of Mongolia

Mongolian tours typically begin and end in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Depending on what theme of the tour you are going on will dictate where you go. For major highlights of the country, you likely make a big circle going through the steppe and the Gobi Desert with stops in some of the country’s colorful monasteries. 

Adventure tours of Mongolia take you out into nature for multiple days. These tours range anywhere from 8-16 days. 

Visiting Mongolia on the Trans-Siberian Railway typically begins in Moscow or Beijing. Trans-Siberian Railway tours are at least 15 days and much of your time is spent on the train getting from place to place. The stops on this railway are legendary and worth the cramped legs from the long ride.

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