Trip Length: 1 day.
Trip Type: Easy.
Tour Code: SMT-UB-1D
Meeting/Departure Points: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Group size: 1-2 adults or more participants.
Season: Daily, mid-May-Sept.
Airfare Included: No.
Tour Customizable: Yes.
Tour Highlights: Upon your early arrival in Ulaanbaatar (UB or ULN) by air or by train, or pick up at your hotel or guesthouse, meet Samar Magic Tours team. Ulaanbaatar is the capital and the largest city of Mongolia. An independent municipality, the city is not part of any province, and its population as of 2014 is over 1.3 million. Located in north central Mongolia, the city lies at an elevation of about 1,310m (4,300 ft) in a valley on the Tuul River. It is the cultural, industrial, and financial heart of the country. It is the centre of Mongolia's road network, and is connected by rail to both the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia and the Chinese railway system. The city was founded in 1639 as a movable (nomadic) Buddhist monastic center. In 1778, it settled permanently at its present location, the junction of the Tuul and Selbe rivers. Before that, it changed location twenty-eight times.
Gandantegchinlen Monastery: is a Tibetan-style Buddhist monastery that has been restored and revitalized since 1990. The Tibetan name translates to the "Great Place of Complete Joy". It currently has over 150 monks in residence. It features a 26.5-meter-high statue of Avalokitesvara. It came under state protection in 1994.
The Chinggis Khaan Square: previously known as Sukhbaatar Square is the central square of Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar. The official name was changed in 2013 in honor of the founding father of the Mongolian nation. A large colonnade monument to Genghis Khan, as well as to Ogedei Khan, and Kublai Khan dominates the square's north side directly in front of the Government Palace. The center of the square features an equestrian statue of Damdin Sükhbaatar, one of the leaders of Mongolia's 1921 revolution.
National Historical Museum: was established in 1924 and became the basis for other museums, including the National Museum of Mongolian History. The National Museum of Mongolia is currently recognized as one of the leading museums in Mongolia. The significant responsibility for preserving Mongolian cultural heritage therefore lies with the museum. It is also responsible for developing museological guidelines for museums in the nation. Exhibitions cover prehistory, pre-Mongol Empire history, Mongol Empire, Mongolia during Qing rule, ethnography and traditional life, and twentieth-century history. The ethnographic collection has significant displays of the traditional dress of various Mongolian ethnic groups and of snuff bottles.
The Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan: is located in southern Ulaanbaatar, on the road to Zaisan. It is now a museum. The palace is the only one left from originally four residences of the eighth Jebtsundamba Khutughtu, who was later proclaimed Bogd Khan of Mongolia. Built between 1893 and 1903, the complex includes six temples, each one of them contains Buddhist artwork, including sculpture and thangka. On display are many of the Bogd Khan's possessions, such as his throne and bed, his collection of art and stuffed animals, his ornate ceremonial ger, a pair of ceremonial boots given to the Khan by Russian Tsar Nicholas II, and also jeweled regalia worn by the Bogd Khan's pet elephant.
The Choijin Lama Temple: is a Buddhist monastery in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. The complex consists of four temples originally occupied by the brother of the ruler Bogd Khan, Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav, who was the state oracle at the time. The complex was begun in 1904 and completed in 1908. In 1938 the Stalinist government converted the complex into a museum. The main temple features an 18th-century gilt statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a statue of Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav on the Buddha's right and the embalmed corpse of Baldanchoimbolon on his left. In addition, the temple boasts a copious collection of religious instruments, thangka paintings, a copy of the 108-volume Kangyur and hand-printed 226-volume Tengyur brought from Tibet by the Bogd Khan, and a collection of cham dance masks).
The Best Time to Travel to Mongolia: The travel season begins in May, June. July and August are the peaks tourist season. September is autumn.
Upon your early arrival in Ulaanbaatar (UB or ULN) by air or by train, or pick up at your hotel or guesthouse, meet Samar Magic Tours team and drive to Gandan Buddhist monastery. Attends the Buddhist ceremony at 10:00A.M.
National Historical Museum & the Genghis Khaan Main Square
Lunch in local restaurant.
Choijin Lama Museum and the Bogd Khan Winter Palace-home to Mongolia's last Khan, Damba Khutugt.
National Performers (concert which includes the Tsam dance, traditional Mongolian singers, dancers, Tuvan throat singing and contortionists).
Transfer. Tour Ends.
|Daily, mid-May-Sept.||+10 persons||3-9 persons||2 persons||1 person|
|1-day of Ulaanbaatar City Tour||$ 85 or 78 €||$ 105 or 97 €||$ 169 or 155 €||(Click here to enquire or book)|
2016/17 Land tour costs per person in $ US or in Euros (€), based on double or twin standard room from (1 day, excluding flights) - (Click here to enquire or book)
Free: If you have a group of 16 persons (15 paying persons + 1 free)
All transportation in private including the petrol.
Services of English speaking guide.
All entrance fees to the specified museums, monuments, and Gandan Buddhist monastery.
Lunch in local restaurant with one bottle of mineral water.
Entrance fee to the National Performers (concert which includes the Tsam dance, traditional Mongolian singers, dancers, Tuvan throat singing and contortionists).
What's Not Included?
Hotel accommodation in UB city (on early request-Click here to enquire).
Flights, and train tickets.
Occasional flight delays or cancellation.
Any rescue costs or costs of early departure.
Changing of date of departure from Ulaanbaatar.
The traveler is responsible for having proper travel documents, such as a valid passport, proper visa, the necessary passport pictures, and the International airfares.
Items of personal nature such as gratuities to porters at hotels, telephone / telex / fax charges, laundry, beverages, meals, optional activities, and services not specified in the itinerary.
Any circumstances beyond of our control, such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, weather conditions, etc.