Travel to Mongolia on our selection of small group tours and discover a world of underrated natural beauty, warm and welcoming people and hearty cuisine. Choose from either the South Gobi tour, the Northern Lakes tour or combine the two with our ultimate Mongolia itinerary. Traverse the Khongor sand dunes on the back of a camel, search for dinosaur fossils in the Gobi Desert, break bread with nomadic reindeer herders and marvel at the age-old tradition of the Eagle Hunters. A holiday to Mongolia is a real adventure. Book yours today!
Everybody loves a few travel facts and our Mongolia Travel Snapshot gives you a brief idea of what to expect when planning your holiday to Mongolia. Read on below as we expand on our travel bites…
Best Time To Travel – The best time to visit Mongolia is during the Mongolian summer; June through August. This time of year offers travellers to Mongolia sunny days. The temperatures reach a high of a pleasant 25 degrees, while in winter they can drop to minus 40 degrees! We do not offer tours to Mongolia during winter months.
Capital City – The capital of Mongolia is Ulaanbaatar – The city has a population of around 1.3 million and is the largest city in Mongolia. All our tours start and finish in Ulaanbaatar as the political, commercial, industrial and cultural hub.
Currency – The national currency in Mongolia is the Mongolian tögrög. The approximate exchange is $1 = 2900 Tughrik. It is recommended that you carry some US dollars and a credit card for tours in Mongolia.
Approximate Travel Time – The average travel time from United States to Ulanbataar is 20-25 hours with a stop over via Hong Kong, China or Singapore.
Religion – 53% of people living in Mongolia are practicing buddhists while 27% are atheists.
Famous Dish – Buuz is the national dish of Mongolia – there are many different varieties available, but essentially Buuz is a steamed meat/mutton dumpling.
Visa Required – Yes. American citizens must apply for a tourist visa prior to visiting Mongolia
Fitness Level – We recommend a moderate level of fitness for travel to Mongolia as many sights require walking and full mobility. You will be sitting in a 4×4 for long periods of time so please keep this in mind when planning your trip to Mongolia.