Mongolia, The Ancient Tea Route (9n/10d) Summer Itinerary

Turtle Rock in Terelj National Park

Turtle Rock in Terelj National Park

Day 1. (Fri) Irkutsk / Arrival
Arrive in Irkutsk and meet your local guide. Have breakfast in a downtown restaurant. Transfer to a hotel in Listvyanka. Enjoy your lunch and dinner in your hotel. Listvyanka is a village on the southern bank of Lake Baikal, near the source of Angara River. From here you can start acquaintance with the lake Baikal. (B/L/D)

Day 2. (Sat) Listvyanka / Irkustk
Explore Listvyanka by visiting Baikal museum where you would find 11 large aquariums with Baikal’s fauna from crustaceans to Baikal nerpas. Have lunch in a restaurant on the bank of Baikal with traditional Siberian cuisine and Baikal omul fish, which is the main attraction of Lake Baikal. Transfer to Irkustk and check into your city hotel. Have a dinner in the city. (B/L/D)

Day 3. (Sun) Irkutsk / Departure
After breakfast enjoy a city tour. Irkutsk is an ancient Siberian city, which was founded 350 years ago and has more than 700 historical and cultural monuments. The city is proud of its architecture of Siberian wooden houses, cathedrals, monasteries, modern business centers and hotels. Have a lunch in a downtown restaurant. Transfer to the railway station for your departure to Ulaanbaatar at 17:05. (B/L)

Day 4. (Mon) Train
Train compartment accommodation on the train. Meals are not included.

Day 5. (Tue) Ulaanbaatar
Early morning, arrive in Ulaanbaatar and meet your local guide. Full day city tour including Gandan Monastery, Sukhbaatar Square, Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum, National Museum of Mongolia and a cashmere store. In the evening enjoy a Mongolian traditional folk art concert. Overnight stay in a hotel. (L/D)

Day 6. (Wed) Terelj National Park
Drive to Terelj National park, a fascinating area about 80 km to the east of Ulaanbaatar. High Mesozoic granite cliffs, sculpted into unique formations by wind, frost and rain erosion loom over fertile valleys. Explore the Turtle Rock and lunch in a ger camp. Hike to Aryabal meditation temple. Visit a nomadic family and experience their unique lifestyle and horse riding. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. (L/D)

Day 7. (Thu) XIII Century Park
After breakfast drive to the 13th Century Park. On the way visit Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex, which is located 53 km east from Ulaanbaatar. Drive further 44 km to the 13th Century Park. The 13th Century Park is an attraction that displays XIII century mode of life. and the skills of Chinggis Khaan’s cavalry. Have lunch in the Khaan’s Palace Ger. After the excursion drive back to Ulaanbaatar and stay overnight in a hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 8. (Fri) Ulaanbaatar / Departure
In the early morning transfer to Ulaanbaatar railway station for your departure to Beijing at 07:15. Tour will be continue on a train.

Day 9. (Sat) Beijing
Arrival in Beijing at 14:04. Meet your local guide. Visit and explore the Forbidden city and Tiananmen square. Transfer to your hotel and stay overnight at a centrally located hotel. (D)

Day 10. (Sun) Departure
Free time in the morning. After lunch transfer to airport for your international departure. (B)

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