Siberia. Lake Baikal and Altai.

Dear friends! We invite you to discover the wild beauty of the Siberian land and Mongolia. Magic region, where live a very hospitable people. We offer standard and customized programs. Tours for different categories  tourists. All tours are free for children up to 12 years. Special prices for students.

Tour№9- Trans-Siberian journey- one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world.

The Trans-Siberian Railway doesn't just go to Vladivostok. It links Europe with China, Japan, Korea, even Vietnam and South East Asia.

The main disadvantage of traveling by train - you cannot buy an open ticket and hop on and off, as the Trans-Siberian is an all-reserved long-distance railway where everyone gets their own sleeping-berth and every ticket comes printed with a specific date, train number, car & berth number.

In normal travel by train you can not see anything but the view from the window. It's boring and monotonous.

There is only one exception. Traveling in a private luxury train. In this train, you will find truly royal comfort, but the price will be 5000 euros.

The most interesting thing in these beautiful places not  railway stations, but the magnificent nature. It's just a waste of time.

We arrange stopovers along the way. You will see beautiful Siberian rivers, forest Lake, taiga, tundra.

We shared the Transsib route, which is over 10 thousand kilometers into 4 parts:

  • Urals. There is a nature reserve included in the UNESCO list. We will do rafting on the wild and beautiful places. We will see Perm, Ekaterinburg.

  • Siberia. Welcome to the Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Barnaul. Siberian hospitality, northern rivers and Siberian forest . And finally a trip to the Altai Mountains. One of the most beautiful places on the continent.

  • Volga. In this route, we have included the road from Moscow to Kazan. The program of the pearl Golden Rings Suzdal. Visit to the most popular cities on Volga- Nizhny Novgorod. Here we will have a boat trip in the summer time. We finish the journey to Kazan.

  • Lake Baikal. This is the most famous lake on the continent. Brilliant entire route. During the trip we will make a circle around the lake. Boating on the lake and tasting omul. Get acquainted with in Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude.

  • Mongolia: Genghis Khan country. Lakes. Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue. Gobi Desert. Orkhon Valley. National Parks.

That is the real journey on the Trans-Siberian. You will see the river Volga, Ural, Ob, Irtysh. Mountains, forests and mountain lakes and the city of the Volga region, the Urals and Siberia. You can walk the entire route or any part of it. Our guide will provide all the tickets on the spot.

OK. Let's start. 

Tour9. Volga.

Highlights:

  • Travel by boat on the Volga and Kama rivers.

  • Nizhny Novgorod - the main fortress on the Volga.

  • Suzdal- pearl the Golden Ring.

  • One of the capitals of the ancient Rusi- Vladimir.

  • Fino-Ugric city.

  • Kazan.

Guarantee tour. This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged regardless of the number of persons in a group. For 4 people we offer a private tour at the same price.

Shoulder : every Monday and Thursday.

Day1. Vladimir.

08: 00 a.m -we take us from Yours hotels. Trip to Vladimir. Lunch. City tour Vladimir. During the tour we will visit the architectural heritage of the 12th century: the Golden Gate, the monument of Vladimir-Suzdal architecture Demetrius Cathedral. In our program, the Museum of Russian crystal and white stone architecture masterpiece of the Assumption Cathedral, where are preserved for posterity frescoes of Andrei Rublev. Vladimir- one of the most important and oldest cities in Russia. Historians still argue about who and when founded this city. Some believe that it did Vladimir Monomakh, other sources indicate Svyatoslavovich Vladimir, who christened Russia 998 Excursion to the Bogolyubov monastery. Departure to Suzdal. Hotel accommodation. Dinner.

Day2. Suzdal- City Museum.

Breakfast. Suzdal - City Museum and a place where time stopped. In 1992, UNESCO included the white stone monuments of Suzdal in the list of World Heritage sites. City tour, Kremlin and the Cross chamber, the Saviour Monastery Efimov. We will visit the concert of bell ringing and Gold Room, museum of wooden architecture. Tasting of the most famous in Russia Suzdal mead. Wine is included in the tour price. Departure to Nizny Novgorod.

Day3. Nizhny Novgorod capital of the Volga region.

Breakfast. City tour in most famous city on Volga. The city with 800 years of history. Kreml- Nizhny Novgorod is one of the most prominent Russian fortified fortresses. A visit to the Old Town. After lunch, boat trip along the Volga.

Day4. Mother Volga. The main Russian river-Volga. Leisure, walk in the woods. Bike routes.

No long drives! Being on the Volga and not relax in nature? Of course not!  We visit resort that located  in the forest on the banks of the Volga. Boating. Fishing. Bicycle rides. Swimming. B-B-Q. Russian sauna.

Day5. Russian part of the Finno-Ugric.

Two cozy provincial cities: Cheboksary and Yoshkar-Ola. Fino-Ugric capitals. Castle Sheremetyeva, karst lakes, trips on the boat on the Volga. One of the most exciting days of the trip.

Day6. Grad-Island Sviyazhsk- Fairy island. Raif monastery. Kazan Kremlin.

Grad-Island Sviyazhsk. The base of the island belongs to 1551. This has created an outpost of Ivan the Terrible, when he went to the conquest of Kazan. Uglich was first cut down the wooden fortress, then it was floating on the river, and for 1 month appeared the town Sviyazhsk. On the creation of the city at the same time worked over 70 thousand. Man. Here and today is Trinity Church, which is preserved from those times. It registered 21 monuments of federal significance.

After lunch, visit to the Raif monastery. And next trip-  Kazan Kremlin.

Day7.City tour of Kazan.

City tour of Kazan. Tower Syuyumbike, Bauman Street, farmers Palace.

Lunch. Kazan Riviera. City Park. Ship cruise on the Volga River.

Familiarity with traditional cuisine.

End of the program. You can continue the Trans-Siberian route (Ural, Siberia,Baikal), or  return to Moscow or elsewhere. Tickets will buy the guide for you.

Price per adult: 421 euro for 7 days and 6 nights.

Price including: 7 days and 6 nights hotel accommodation, 6 breakfast, excursion program, tour guide service, English-speaking guide, permits in the national parks 2 people in the room, plus two children. Children under 16 years accommodationfree with no extra cost. Single room supplement € 20 per day. For children under 12 years, free guided tours, as well as accommodation. Children pay only for children's tickets and meals, approximately 156 euro. Children from 12 to 16 years- 284 euro. Accommodation at the Hotels 3* on twin/double share with breakfast. All hotels clean, comfortable, safe, convenient.

Price not include: Visa – Entry tickets per itinerary- 77 euro, - Half board (49 euro for 7 evening meals- a culinary tour and introduction to Russian traditional cuisine- shuttle service from the airport (railway station) to the hotel and return (30 euro for coach). Boat trip in N.Novgorod, Kazan, Cheboksary (around 20 euro). transfers according to the excursion program- 11 euro per day. Extra nights per person -20 euro (if it need  on arrival or departure/Children under 16 years- free. No additional fees, except those mentioned above.

 

Tour9.Ural. On the border between Europe and Asia. Urals city. Virgin forests, Northern Rivers, National Parks. The most beautiful river rafting.

Guarantee tour. This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged regardless of the number of persons in a group. For 4 people (agults) we offer a private tour at the same price.

Get in Yekaterinburg easily from almost every corner of Russia. There are also a large number of flights from Western Europe. Usually we buy tickets for the specials. tariffs. The estimated cost of the ticket from Moscow -30-40 euros.

Shoulder : every Thursday and Sunday.

Day 1.Capital Ural region- Ekaterinburg.

We start our journey in the capital Ural- Ekaterinburg. City tour. The center, the promenade.

After lunch, we continue sightseeing. Walk on the boat. Interesting, colorful city, parks, museums.

Highlights:

  • House of merchant Zheleznova
  • Kharitonovs garden
  • The park of active recreation «Victory Park».
  • International rock garden
  • House Sevastyanov

Day2. A visit to the national park Deer Streams.

Nature park "Deer Streams" amazing for the extraordinary beauty of the area for recreation with a dense arrangement of natural attractions. By visiting it, you will not remain indifferent to the picturesque Ural nature, clean air, peace and quiet of the forest.

Highlights:

Lake Mit'kin

"Friendship" cave. It has amazing caves, underground lakes, streams and ice formations.

the Marble Gallery, the walls of which are formed from projections of white dolomite.

Cliffs reserve.

Day3. Kungur citi. Kungur Ice Cave.

Kungur - old merchant city. It differs significantly from most settlements of the Urals, as emerged as a commercial city, not born plant. Kungur was founded in the middle of the XVII century, its name was on the river Kungurka.

Highligts:

Tikhvin church

Ensemble of  the Ioan Predtecha convent

Gostiny Dvor

Museum of the History of the merchants

Magistrate

House Gribushin

Tea-packing factory Gribushin.

After break visit to Kungur Ice Cave.

Kungur Ice Cave - one of the best known and most popular tourist attractions of the Urals. One of the main "travel card" of the region. No other Russian cave does not have such a rich history and is not as well-known as the Kungur cave. The length of this miracle of nature is very solid - 5700 meters. Thus equipped for tourists only 1500 meters. On this stretch of the cave cleaned and equipped with special lighting that adds entertainment. In Kungur cave 48 caves, 60 lakes and 146 "organ pipes", the highest of which is in the grotto ethereal reaches 22 meters. The air temperature in most caves near zero degrees. The largest cave grotto - Grotto geography. Its size - 50 thousand cubic meters

Day4. North Ural. Сity- Perm. River Kama.

Perm - one of the largest industrial, cultural and scientific centers of Russia. The main city of Perm region is situated on the River Kama, the fourth longest river in Europe. Its promenade - one of the most picturesque places.

Highlights:

House Gribushin

Kama reservoir

Perm Local History Museum

The memorial museum of the history of political repression "Perm-36"

Park "Balatovo" in Perm

Rock Garden.

Day 5. Visit to Solikamsk. Landscape Park -Stone Town.

Highlights:

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Cathedral bell tower

House magistrates

Salt monument

Botanical Garden

After the break, visit to the Landscape Park Stone Town. Stone Town - one of the main natural attractions of the Perm region. Another name for these rocks - Devil's Mound. Locals usually call them the Turtles.

 

Day6. Magic nature of the Urals. Usva River. Usvinskie rock pillars

Usva River in the Perm region is famous among tourists for its picturesque rocky shores covered with forest.

Usvinskie rock pillars - the best-known rocky outcrop in the river Usva. High (up to 120 meters tall) rock wall Usvinskih Pillars stretched along the river for a few kilometers. From rock wall recedes more protrusions in the form of high vertical poles. The main outlier Usvinskih Pillars - Bloody finger - stretched to a height of 70 meters! Be sure to visit at the top of these cliffs. Impressions will suffice for a long time!

Tracking of any complexity. We enjoy the incredible beauty of the Ural nature. Fishing, picnic.

Day7. Two versions of the program.Option 1:

Walking through the National Park and in the afternoon departure to Perm route and ending. You can continue the journey from Perm in Russia or go home. Tickets will provide our tour guide.

Day 7-9. Option 2. Continuation of the tour and rafting 2 days along Ural rivers. Fantastic nature. The most interesting route for rafting in Asia. Rafting with an English speaking guide and instructor. Rafting is suitable for children and does not require special training. In the intervals fishing, hiking.

Day9. Departure to Perm route and ending. You can continue the journey from Perm in Russia or go home. Tickets will provide our tour guide.

Price per adult for the program without rafting: 419 euro for 7 days and 6 nights.

Price per adult for the program including rafting: 544 euro for 9 days and 8 nights (9 breakfast, 2 nights in tent). The difference is paid additionally on the spot. Rafting with an English speaking guide and instructor.

Price including: 7 days and 6 nights hotel accommodation, 6 breakfast, excursion program, tour guide service, English-speaking guide, 2 people in the room, plus two children. Children under 16 years accommodationfree with no extra cost . Single room supplement € 20 per day. For children under 12 years, free guided tours, as well as accommodation. Children pay only for children's tickets and meals, approximately 156 euro. Children from 12 to 16 years- 284 euro. The permits in national parks. Accommodation at the Hotels 3* on twin/double share with breakfast. All hotels clean, comfortable, safe, convenient.

Price not include: Visa – Entry tickets per itinerary- 74 euro, - Half board (49 euro for 7 evening meals- a culinary tour and introduction to Russian traditional cuisine-Boat trip (around 12 euro). transfers according to the excursion program- 11 euro per day. Extra nights per person -20 euro (Children under 16 years- free). No additional fees, except those mentioned above.

 

Tour9.Siberia.

Guarantee tour. This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged regardless of the number of persons in a group. For 4 people we offer a private tour at the same price.

Shoulder : every Tuesday and Friday.

We begin our journey in Novosibirsk. This is a major transport hub. Get here easily from almost every corner of Russia. There are also a large number of flights from Western Europe. Usually we buy tickets for the specials tariffs. The estimated cost of the ticket from Moscow -30-40 euro.

Day1.Novosibirsk. Research center of Siberia.

City Novosibirsk - the largest city in Siberia, located on the banks of the largest river in Russia - Obi.

Highlights:

Akademgorodok

Novosibirsk Zoo one of the best zoos in Russia and in the continent

Sun Museum

State Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk Museum of railway equipment

 

Day2.Barnaul. Ship cruise on the river Ob.

Barnaul City is located on the left bank of the Ob River at the mouth of Barnaulka. The date of foundation of the city is considered to be 1730, when the initiative Akinfy Demidov town of Barnaul silver-copper plant was laid.

Highlights:

World of Stone Museum

Forest belt

Altai State Museum 

Ship cruise on the River Ob.

Transfer to Gorno-Altaisk.

Day3.  Chemal- UNESCO World Heritage List. Rafting.

We visit to the Altai mountains. The first point: Chemal. Chemal Attractions included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

 Highlights:

  • Blue Lakes.
  • The temple on the island of Patmos.
  • Chemal hydroelectric station.
  • Rafting on the river Katun.

Day4. Beautiful mountain road on Tungur. Pass Kara-Turek. Karakol lakes - a group of seven scenic mountain lakes.

The kingdom of nature. Alpine meadows, mountain lakes. Tracking of any complexity. Overnight in the tourist camp.

Excursion to the valley of the mountain spirits.

Day5. Teletskoye Lake. The most famous lake of the Altai.

Going on the mountain serpentine to the Teletskoye Lake.

Steep cliffs, steep slopes of the mountains covered with lush vegetation, pebble and sandy beaches, picturesque coves and quiet meditative create an unforgettable panorama of the lake shore. It is the largest mountain reservoir southern Siberia, the second in Russia in terms of volume (after Lake Baikal) unusually fresh clean water storage. Yes, and also called Teletskoye Lake Baikal in miniature. The maximum depth of the lake 325 meters (average - 174 m). In depth, it is the fifth largest in the former Soviet Union after the lake (1741 m), the Caspian Sea (980 m), the Issyk-Kul Lake (702 m), the Sarez Lake (505 m) and twenty-fifth place among the world's lakes. Deep Hollow Lake rusloobraznaya accommodates 40 cubic kilometers of water area of the mirror surface of 223 square kilometers. The lake is 77.8 and the length of 181 kilometer coastline. The maximum width of the southern part of 5.2, the minimum in the northern part of Cape Karatas 0.6 and the average - 2.9 kilometers. These are the basic morphometric characteristics of the lake.

Day6.Walking on a boat on the lake. Fishing. Tracking.

Pool Teletskoye Lake covers an area of 20370 square kilometers and is a kind of self-mountainous country, extending from south-east to north-west. The basin of the lake there are wide ostepenёnnye Valley kanonovidnye deepest gorges, sharp peaks and broad flattened plateau. Everywhere in Goltsova zone across rock slides. A variety of natural landscapes allows you to observe in the lake basin and the taiga and alpine and subalpine meadows and alpine tundra

Day7. The legendary Chui mountain road. Return to Novosibirsk.

Travel Chuysk - a journey in space and time. The road on Chuysk very picturesque, but especially beautiful places start at around the border of the Altai Territory with the Republic of Altai and go, changing with incredible speed up to the Mongolian border. Visit the Museum of Stone.

Excursion to the city of Biisk. Return to Novosibirsk at about 20:00 p.m. End of the program.

You can continue the journey from Novosibirsk in Russia or go home. Tickets will provide our tour guide.

Price per adult: 421 euro for 7 days and 6 nights.

Price including: 7 days and 6 nights hotel accommodation, 6 breakfast, excursion program, tour guide service, English-speaking guide, permits in the national parks 2 people in the room, plus two children. Children under 16 years accommodationfree with no extra cost. Single room supplement € 20 per day. For children under 12 years, free guided tours, as well as accommodation. Children pay only for children's tickets and meals, approximately 156 euro. Children from 12 to 16 years- 284 euro. Accommodation at the Hotels 3* on twin/double share with breakfast. All hotels clean, comfortable, safe, convenient.

Price not include: Visa – Entry tickets per itinerary- 62 euro, - Half board (49 euro for 7 evening meals- a culinary tour and introduction to Russian traditional cuisine- Boat trip in Barnaul-10 euro. Boat trip -Teletskoe Lake (around 20 euro). transfers according to the excursion program- 13 euro per day. Extra nights per person -20 euro (if it need on arrival or departure/Children under 16 years- free. No additional fees, except those mentioned above.

 

Tour9. Lake Baikal. Eastern Siberia. Siberian river -Angara.  Travel in Buryatia -  Lake Baikal -Island Olkhon- Circum-Baikal Railway.

Guarantee tour. This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged regardless of the number of persons in a group. For 4 people we offer a private tour at the same price. Shoulder : every Tuesday and Friday. We begin our journey in Irkutsk. This is a major transport hub. We can help you buy tickets to Irkutsk from every corner of Russia. Price from 30 euro.

 Day1. The main city of the Eastern Siberia - Irkutsk. Angara- great Siberian river.

Highlights:

  • Museum of the Russian Empire.
  • Museum of entertaining science Eksperimentary
  • Museum Icebreaker "Angara"
  • Volkonsky House Museum in Irkutsk (Museum of the Decembrists)
  • Museum mineralogii- More than 30 thousand exhibits are introduced to the wealth of mineral resources in Eastern Siberia.
  • Embankment of the Angara.

Day2. Olkhon - one of the most beautiful places on Baikal.

Departure from Irkutsk to island Olkhon (Khuzhir village/ travel time - 6 hours). Trekking to Cape Burhan.

Olkhon is the center of the Buryat and the Central Asian shamanism. According to legend, it was here that got his first gift Buryat shaman, in the days of Genghis Khan here ran all the Mongolian shamans of lamas persecution. It is also believed that on the island there is a tomb of Genghis Khan.

Day3. Travel to the most beautiful places of the lake. Cape Fhoboy.

A trip to the northern tip of the island of Olkhon to Cape Khoboy. (40 km one way, the duration of the tour - 8 hours). The route passes the Bay gerbil with the famous "stilted" trees on the site, "Sasa - Khoboy" the remarkable steep slopes of the mountains with small grove and headlands, past the cape Sagan-Khushun, "Three Brothers" rocks which are listed monuments of Baikal nature. Cape Khoboy - spectacular pillared rock, resembling in appearance a sharp fang, and from the sea - similar to the profile of a woman's head. From Cape with panoramic views of the Baikal ridge with Ryty cape, the peninsula of St. nose and Barguzin Bay, and in good weather can be seen Ushkany Isl. Picnic lunch with soup of omul!

Tracking. Several routes of any complexity. Magnificent panorama.

On the way back inspection Uzury honeydew. In the evening, return to the village Khuzhir.

Day4. Water cruise on the Small Sea with a visit to the island Ogoy.

Excursions, horseback riding on Olkhon, relaxing on the beach Sarayskiy.

Trip to Lake Shara-Nur (Yellow Lake) - a salt lake located in the interior of the island at an altitude of 750 m above sea level. Bathing here is especially nice, as the lake hidden from permanent Olkhon winds forest and hills. Shara-Nur famous healing mud baths and warm, which is especially helpful for the joints.

Day5. Departure to Listvyanka- Gate of Baikal. Tasting of Baikal fish- omul.

Excursion "Listvyanka - Gate of Baikal" (6 hours): the Baikal Museum, aquarium with the inhabitants of the lake, an interactive dive to the bottom of Lake Baikal, arboretum, Angara and "Shaman Rock" observation deck on the "stone Cherskogo". Dinner with tasting of Baikal omul.

Day6. Tour of the Circum-Baikal Railway

Sightseeing tour of the old Circum-Baikal Road, one of the most beautiful places in the Baikal region, where many monuments of engineering, fit into the coastal landscape: 39 tunnels, 16 galleries and 280 retaining walls! On the way there are several stops with small hiking excursions with a story about the history of the construction of the "golden buckle" Transsib.

Departures in the Port Baikal: the railway station of the early twentieth century, the steam engine, the Baikal ferry piers and other.

Day7. Tour to Buryatia.

"Arshan - mineral springs, and waterfalls datsan" (about 14 hours): mineral springs "Arshan" Active service in the Buddhist Datsan, waterfalls on the river Kyngyrga, fish market, bathing in hot springs, "Pearl." Lunch-acquainted with the Buryat cuisine (we recommend - real Buryat posture). Return to the hotel.

Day8. Taltsy- familiarity with the Siberian village.

Breakfast. Excursion "Taltsy - Siberian village" (3 hours): a trip in the architectural and ethnographic museum "Taltsy". Getting to know the way of life of indigenous peoples of  Baikal region: Evenks, Buryats and Siberians pioneers. Dinner. Free time. Walk on horseback through the fabulous spring forest. Return to Irkutsk.

The end of the excursion program. You can continue the journey from Irkutsk in Russia or go home. Tickets will provide our tour guide.

Price per adult: 485 euro. Price including: 8 days and 7 nights hotel accommodation, 7 breakfast, excursion program, tour guide service, English-speaking guide, permits in the national parks 2 people in the room.  Single room supplement € 20 per day. For children under 12 years, free guided tours. Children pay only for children's tickets and meals, approximately 256 euro. Accommodation at the on twin/double share with breakfast. All hotels clean, comfortable, safe, convenient.

Price not include: Visa – Entry tickets per itinerary- 71 euro, - Half board (49 euro for 7 evening meals- a culinary tour and introduction to Russian traditional cuisine- Boat trip along Baikal lake-16 euro. Transfers according to the excursion program- 13 euro per day. Ferry to Olkon and return- 40 euro. Circum-Baikal Railway ticket: 1-st class-65 euro. 2- class- 55 euro. Those who do not want to do a tour of the Baikal railway can choose trekking in the national park (6-12 km). Extra nights per person in hotel Irkutsk-20 euro (if it need on arrival or departure/Children under 16 years- free. No additional fees, except those mentioned above.

 

TOUR9. Mongolia: Genghis Khan country.

Option. This tour is available in two versions.

  • Option 1. The program starts from Irkutsk (Russia).
  • Option 2. The program starts from Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia). Our guide will pick you up from your hotel. In this case, the program begins from the day number 3.

 

Guarantee tour. This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged regardless of the number of persons in a group. For 4 people we offer a private tour at the same price. Shoulder : every Tuesday and Friday. We begin our journey in Irkutsk. This is a major transport hub. We can help you buy tickets to Irkutsk and return from every corner of Russia. Price from 30 euro.

Day 1. Irkutsk- Mongoliya - Lake Hovsgol.

At 10:00 am, the guide takes you from the hotel. We move along the beautiful road to Mongolia. On the way stop 3-4 times to explore the natural attractions. Approximate time arrival at the border with Mongolia -15: 00.

Next destination-the scenic Lake Hovsgol Nuur. Overnight in the tourist camp in a yurt. Tracking. Fishing.

Day2. Lake Hovsgol.

The deepest and most beautiful lake in Mongolia - Hovsgol (formerly known Kosogol, Mongolian Dalai Huvsgul) - Blue Pearl - a large freshwater lake with crystal clear waters and picturesque coastline in the north, near the border with Russia. Water Khubsugul fresh, clean, with a wonderful mineral composition suitable for drinking raw. In  only Khubsugul is 1-2% of the world's fresh water.

Hovsgol is one of the 17 ancient lakes, whose age is about 6 million years old - a giant extinct volcano crater filled with water, which explains its depth (272 m). Locals Khubsugul considered a sacred place. Trekking along the lake. One the most popular trekking routes in Mongolia. Fishing.

BBQ lamb. Motor boating on the lake. Trekking in the mountain canyon.

Day3. Ulaanbaatar.

At 8 am, after breakfast, we go to the capital of Mongolia.

Beginning the program for those who start from Ulan Bator. Guides will take you from your hotel.

Highlights:

  • Sukhbaatar Square.
  • City center.
  • Houses of Parliament and the Palace of Culture.

A visit to the monastery Hoydzinyu. It consists of 5 temples and gates of great beauty. Inside is placed Museum of Buddhist art of Mongolia, which represent exposure over 5000 artifacts, 12 of them have exceptional value. Among these - coral mask Begtse composed of more than 6,000 pieces of coral.

Accommodation in a hotel.

Day4. Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue. Gandan Monastery. 

In the morning tour to the main cultural attractions around the capital.

The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a 40 metres (130 ft) tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog (54 km (33.55 mi) east of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar), where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. It is on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor centre, itself 10 metres (33 ft) tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. It was designed by sculptor D. Erdenebileg and architect J. Enkhjargal and erected in 2008.

Head out on a guided tour to see some of Ulaanbaatar's best and most treasured sights, including the Gandan Monastery and the National Museum.

Great Gandan monastery - an architectural symbol of Ulan Bator, and one of the most visited attractions of Mongolia. Full name of the monastery is translated as "a great place of absolute happiness." There are permanent residents of more than 600 monks and Buddhist ceremonies are held daily. The main attraction of the monastery - a hollow 26-meter high statue of Buddha of longevity, made of copper and coated with gold. Inside - 27 tons of dried herbs and 2 million scrolls written on them mantras.

In the Winter Palace Bogdyhana can be seen as the last emperor of Mongolia lived (he is - the eighth living Buddha) until 1924. The complex of buildings consists of 7 temples and the palace itself. Inside are exhibited numerous items of Mongolian art of 17-20 centuries and personal belongings bogdyhana: Mantle of 80 fox skins, golden boots - a gift to the Russian tsar and the yurt, the creation of which has gone to 150 skins snow leopards.

Accommodation in a hotel.

 

Day5. Gobi Desert.

These places are called Mongolian sands, lie on the reserve Bathaan Uul. Mongolia is famous for its natural beauty, its virgin purity and limitless expanses. The greatest natural attraction of the country - the Gobi Desert, Mongolia Sand envelope arc of the mountains of the Altai and Tien Shan along the border with China to the Nanshan Mountains and Altyntag and the Yellow River. Gobi shaking their size: an area of 1.5 million square meters. km, and these vast expanses have a lot of interesting things. The population density is approximately 0.28 people per square kilometer. You will pass quietly a couple of hundred kilometers without meeting a single settlement. This will be indicated on the map a lot of small towns, most of which are migratory camp in two or three yurts.

Day6-7. Orkhon Valley. Canyon. Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape.

Orkhon Valley is located North of the province of Ovorkhangai, in the central part of Mongolia, about 360 kilometres (224 miles) Southeast of Ulan Bator. It was registered by UNESCO in the World Heritage List as representing evolution of nomadic pastoral traditions spanning more than two millennia.

We will drive to the beautiful volcanic canyon that runs along the Orkhon River and we can take an easy hike along the canyon ending near a pool at the bottom of the Red Waterfalls.

This area is often considered as the cradle of the nomadic civilization of the steppes and was a real forum of civilizations during the last millennium because it bound East to West in the middle of the large Eurasian continent.

The next day we will continue our journey through the Orkhon Valley to the Tuvkhon Monastery. This monastery was established during the 1650s by Zanbazar, one of Mongolia's most respected religious leaders. The monastery's wooden buildings are integrated with a natural system of caves perched near a hilltop, from which you have beautiful views of the Orkhon Valley and the surrounding pine forests.

 Today, Orkhon Valley is a large place of nomadism where many breeders usually set up their camp. The picturesque steppes’ landscapes, surrounded by the verdant Khangai Massif, the rich fauna and flora, make this area the perfect place to discover the nomadic Mongolia in an enchanting leafy setting. It’s also very pleasant to ride horses and the valley is the point of departure for many hikes or treks in the surrounding mountains. It’s possible to fish or to bike in the mountains.

Day 8-9. World famous National Park. lake Hagin-Har, Aryaabal Buddhist temple

At 60 km from Ulan Bator, in the ring of granite rocks, she stretches one of the most beautiful national parks in Mongolia - Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Until 1995, the park area was part of Khan Hengeyskogo Reserve. World famous National Park Gorkhi-Terelj brought his unusual shaped rocks that are under the influence of the human imagination transformed into a variety of creatures. There is a dinosaur and asleep, and a man with a book and a huge turtle Melhy-hal - the most famous rock of the park, which has become its symbol and which attracts not only many tourists but also many crews. Each year, local residents are satisfied with the Mongolian folk competitions, plus 1997 in these areas carried out an international  Camel Trophy.

Also in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park are attractions such as the glacial lake Hagin-Har, Aryaabal Buddhist temple, a wooden bridge over the river Tola. With the help of paleontologists park dinosaur sculptures was discovered, populated by stone statues of ancient creatures, which can be photographed. In addition, every traveler who came to Gorkhi-Terelj can go on a visit at the local nomads in their yurts, get to know their way of life and culture. Accommodation in a yurt.

Day10. Harakorum - the ancient capital of Genghis Khan. Monastery of Erdene Zuu

Around here, he took an offering foreign merchants. If one of them tried to bargain, the Lord of the world took away all the goods. But if he made rich gifts, the Khan touched merchants paid so much that they went home secured forever. Large construction works in the Karakorum turned brother of Genghis Khan, Ogedei.

According to William of Rubruck, Franciscan, who visited in the Karakoram, the city makes an unforgettable impression. Here stood "... 12 shrines of different nations, two mosques, one Christian church ..." Before Khan's palace is the famous silver tree, built by William the master of Paris, captive in Hungary. Inside it were four pipes that flowed mare's milk, honey, rice wine and beer.

Unfortunately the Silver Tree no longer exists, but we will be sure to visit the Erdene Zuu Monastery - built in 1585 CE out of the ruins of the old city, it was the first great northern Mongolian monastery. Surviving the destruction of the communist purges of the 1930s, the monastery is the oldest Buddhist temple in Mongolia and is now a museum as well as a working monastery. Accommodation in a yurt.

Day11.

For those who complete the tour in Mongolia route ends. After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

For tourists, who started from Irkutsk - the continuation of the program.

We head to Lake Hovsgol. Stop at the tourist camp. Fishing, vacation, walking on the lake by boat. Tracking. Large choice of routes.

Rich and diverse flora and fauna Hovsgol National Park: about 750 species of trees, shrubs, mosses and lichens; About 170 species of birds, including such rare as the whooper swan, bar-headed goose (endemic to the mountain lakes of Central Asia), bustard, mountain neck, three colonies of herring gulls; many animals of the national park are included in the International Red Book - Siberian Ibex, argali, elk, wolves, wolverines, musk deer, brown bear, sable; also in the lake inhabited by nine species of fish (including flax, grayling).

Festive dinner. BBQ lamb and fish (included in price).

Day12. The border crossing. Returning to Russia.

Estimated time of arrival to the hotel in Irkutsk -17: 00. On the way stop to explore the scenic attractions.

End of the program. We invite you to continue the excursion program in Russia.

Price per adult for the program: 739 euro for 12 days and 11 nights. Price including: 12 days and 11 nights hotel accommodation, 11 breakfast, 1 barbeque, excursion program, tour guide service, English-and German speaking guide, 2 people in the room. Children under 16 years accommodationfree with no extra cost . Single room supplement € 20 per day. For children under 12 years, free guided tours, as well as accommodation. Children pay only for children's tickets and meals, approximately 356 euro. Children from 12 to 16 years- 584 euro. The permits in national parks. Accommodation at the Hotels 3* on twin/double share with breakfast, yorts, camping. All hotels, yourts, camps- clean, comfortable, safe, convenient.

Price not include: Visa – Entry tickets per itinerary- 89 euro, - Half board (70 euro for 10 evening meals-Boat trip  (around 12 euro), сamel ride- 15 euro,  transfers according to the excursion program- 14 euro per day. Extra nights per person -20 euro (Children under 16 years- free). No additional fees, except those mentioned above.