After pick up from the railway station or the Buyant Ukhaa International Airport, we’ll proceed west on our 20-minute drive to the hotel for check in. After a brief orientation and introduction to the city, join us for a delightful walk around town in the afternoon. We’ll gather for a spectacular welcome dinner in the evening.
Our walk begins with a visit to Sukhbaatar Square, the heart of the city. This large and famous landmark is at the center of Ulaanbaatar and the Parliament, Government House, Stock Exchange and many other important establishments are located here. The Square is named after Sukhbaatar, a famous patriot, whose statue is the main attraction in this square. After a walk around the square, we’ll continue to the Foreign Ministry building, where there is a large stone block with the lyrics to the national song Haluun Elgen Nutag, loosely translated as My Lovely Country, carved into it. In the small park just opposite the Ballet Theatre is the Turtle Rock Symbol, which marks the original point of the city settlement. A relaxed walk across the valley leads to Zaisan Hill. A long and strenuous walk, but taken at an easy pace and rewarded with spectacular views! We’ll return down to the River Tuul with time to explore the beautiful riverbanks before lunch. In the Palace Hotel we’ll sample the local dish, noodle soup, and the fine beefsteak of the region
Our final day of walking follows Youth Avenue, a student village famous for its Internet and Language Centres, cafes, discos and night clubs and thought to be the most busy part of Ulaanbaatar. We’ll explore the biggest Ger of Avtai Sain Khaan erected here, the rows of brickstone houses and apartments, and finally on to Peace Avenue. In the afternoon we’ll visit the State Department Store before returning to the hotel. We’ll enjoy a farewell feast on the last night.
Transfer to the airport for departure.