This “field trip” school tour to Mongolia is a unique adventure amongst the nomads ...
Except from the capital city, Mongolia is untouched by modern life and tourism. If you are after a destination less traveled and are after an authentic experience, then Mongolia is the place to go. Mongolian culture is unique, and you will find no other culture like it. From the fascinating nomadic lifestyle to the colourful and rich traditional dress, you will be intrigued to learn more about this captivating culture that has been preserved, despite living in a fast advancing world.
If you love the outdoors, Mongolia is the destination as the nature is incredibly diverse. From the beautiful desert steppe, incredible sand dunes in Gobi, mountainous regions and lakes, the everchanging landscapes will continually amaze you. It is common to see the nomadic families moving around with all their belongings and herds of cows, sheep, goats, horses or camels. There are animals everywhere. You will be sure to see many wild animals that live in Mongolia like the famous Prezwalski horse, snow leopards, yaks and gazelles!
Mongolia’s history goes back thousands of years. The history of Mongolia is fascinating, and spans way back to the 13th century when the Mongols rose to rule the world. Relive the past at the National Museum or follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan, through Mongolian forests, steppes and lakes. The possibilities to unfold centuries worth of history are endless.
Outside of the cities is where you will discover the true cuisine of Mongolia. Most villagers live on sheep’s milk, sheep’s cheese, and mutton. Hearty stews (tsuivan) with mutton and even noodle dishes which reflect a bit of the Chinese influence. Do not expect too many fresh vegetables—the rural people of Mongolia need as much animal protein and starchy carbs as they can to withstand the freezing winters.
Despite the country’s Communist past, more than half of the residents are proudly Buddhist. Visit some of the most important monasteries and religious sites and witness the ancient practices of the people. It is easy to find a deep sense of calm not just at the monasteries themselves but also from the landscapes that surround them.
The Gobi Desert is one of the largest deserts in the world and one of the most remote places on earth. It is vast and it is this complete emptiness and isolation that draws visitors. The Gobi Desert is a land of dinosaurs and skeletons and their petrified eggs have been preserved here to the present day. Wild asses, camels, snow leopards, mountain sheep and gazelles flourish here, as do different types of flora. Stay in a luxury ger camp and explore the colossal sand dunes, ice-filled canyons, dinosaur fossils or take a camel trek!
Mongolia is called the country of the blue sky because it has over 250 sunny days a year! The summers are hot, and the winters are extremely cold. The best time of the year to visit is June to October.
Endless blue skies, a picturesque plateau, vast desert and welcoming nomadic hospitality - this...
Join our Mongolia tour to experience the must-see destinations in this mystical country. From the Na...