Gorkhi Terelj National Park (4D3N)
Day 01: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar / Gorkhi Terelj National Park
Day 02: Nomadic Immersion
Day 03: Ulaanbaatar City Tour
Day 04: Departure from Ulaanbaatar
Day 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar / Gorkhi Terelj National Park
Welcome to Mongolia!
Upon landing at New Ulaanbaatar International Airport, your guide will meet you in the arrival hall with your private vehicle on standby.
Ulaanbaatar New Airport to Gorkhi Terelj National Park and Turtle Rock
Drive directly from Ulaanbaatar New Airport to the Terelj National Park, which will take around 2.5 hours. Embark on a journey to explore the main attractions of Gorkhi Terelj National Park, starting with the iconic Turtle Rock, located just a short 30-minute from the hotel.
Terelj Luxury Hotel Hotel Check-in and Lunch
Upon your arrival at Terelj Luxury Hotel in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, you will be welcomed with a delectable lunch, offering a delightful fusion of international and traditional cuisine. After the long flight and drive, take a moment to refresh and rejuvenate, allowing yourself to relax and unwind before embarking on thrilling adventures in the park.
Nestled along the shores of the Terelj River, Terelj Luxury Hotel provides an ideal starting point to immerse yourself in the culturally unique Mongolian nomadic lifestyle. This 5-star hotel not only offers luxurious accommodations but also showcases numerous historical and cultural displays, providing a deeper understanding of Mongolia’s rich heritage.
Relax with a Tereljmaa Massage
Enjoy the Tereljmaa Spa’s best offering before the bed time. We can arrange for you to have your kinks worked out by the best masseuse. Enjoy a one-hour Stone Therapy or Aromatherapy Massage for a full body session that will leave you feeling relaxed and content, just like the laid-back people of Mongolia.
Gorkhi-Terelj Night Stargazing
Once the sun is fully set and night has come to blanket the world in velvety darkness, bundle up and head outside for a spectacle of dazzling proportions: the ultra-dark wilderness night sky. Use the telescope and point it skyward to see which of the flickering stars and planets you can identify.
Overnight in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Day 2. Nomadic Immersion
Trailblazer Horseback Riding Adventure
Embark on an exhilarating horseback riding adventure led by an experienced local instructor, traversing picturesque trails that unveil breathtaking landscapes surrounding Terelj Luxury Hotel. Feel the rhythm of the horse’s hooves as you venture through nature’s hidden gems, immersing yourself in the captivating beauty that unfolds at every turn. Whether a seasoned rider or new to the equestrian world, this thrilling experience promises to awaken the senses and create cherished memories of the time spent at Bugat Resort. Saddle up and let the journey begin.
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park Nomadic Family Visit
Among the many lifeforms that call the Steppe of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park homes, humans are also one. Experience the timeless traditions of Mongolia firsthand as you engage in authentic rituals, such as the art of milking cows and crafting exquisite dairy products. Delight in the flavors and aromas of the traditional dish “buuz,” meticulously prepared with centuries-old techniques.
Engage in the age-old pastime of playing with sheep knee bones, an ancient tradition passed down through generations. Witness their boundless energy and embrace the essence of their way of life as you forge lasting connections with the spirited nomads.
Gorkhi Terelj: ATV riding
Unleash the adventurous spirit within as you embark on an exhilarating ATV riding excursion, where the rugged terrains of Mongolia await exploration. Climb aboard powerful all-terrain vehicles and prepare for an unforgettable journey through untamed landscapes. Feel the surge of adrenaline as the off-road trails are conquered, challenging obstacles are navigated, and the awe-inspiring beauty of the surroundings is immersed in. Whether a seasoned rider or new to the thrill, expert guides ensure safety and provide the training needed to confidently conquer the wild.
Nomadic Ger Experience: Terelj Luxury Hotel
Explore and immerse yourself in the authentic nomadic lifestyle within a beautifully adorned and privately reserved Ger in Terelj Luxury Hotel. This exclusive Ger offers a glimpse into the distinctive nomadic culture and provides a private sanctuary for your family to savor delightful lunches and dinners. Step into the shoes of a true nomad for a day, guided by experts who will enlighten you about the functionality of the Ger and the enduring customs that have been cherished by nomads for centuries.
Mongol Khans and Khatans: Mongolian Traditional Costumes
Wearing Mongolian traditional costumes offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with the local culture and feel a sense of belonging. As you don the attire, you can imagine yourself stepping back in time, embracing the traditions of Mongolian nomads and herders who have preserved their unique way of life for centuries. Each piece of clothing, from the ornate deel (robe) to the intricate accessories, carries a story that reflects the cultural traditions, beliefs and values of the Mongolian people.
Mongolian traditional folk music concert
Step into the Ger and be captivated by the enchanting melodies of the Morin Khuur, the traditional Mongolian horse fiddle, and the beautiful traditional long and throat songs. Immerse in the mesmerizing performance of folk music by one of the renowned local bands, while dressed in the Khan and Khatan costumes of the Mongol Empire. Let the resonant and ancient sounds of the Morin Khuur transport you to a realm of profound cultural heritage, evoking deep-rooted and timeless emotions.
Overnight in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Meal(s): Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3. Ulaanbaatar City Tour
Drive from Terelj Luxury Hotel back to Ulaanbaatar
The drive from Terelj Luxury Hotel to Ulaanbaatar will take around two hours.
Tsonjin Boldog Genghis Khan Statue
On the way to Ulaanbaatar, stop to stretch the legs and steep in a bit of history beneath the largest equestrian statue in the world. Here, Genghis Khan sits forever astride a steed, overlooking the Tsonjin Boldog valley. Legend has it that Genghis Khan once found a golden whip on this very site. Begin with a panoramic view from inside the gigantic horse before delving beneath into the museum where a collection of archaeological finds awaits.
Arrive at Ulaanbaatar Shangri-La Hotel and Check-in
Check into your hotel in Ulaanbaatar and take a brief refresh from the road.
Sükhbaatar Square & Chinggis Khan Museum (optional)
Central Ulaanbaatar is the heart of the city’s rapid modernization push and houses nearly half of the entire country’s population. Begin with a stroll across Sükhbaatar Square, named after Mongolia’s revolutionary hero, Damdin Sükhbaatar, who can be seen in-monument astride a horse in the square’s center. After crossing the square, arrive at the Chinggis Museum, the world’s most extensive collection of artifacts related to Chinggis Khan. The museum follows the story of Chinggis Khan, orphaned as a young boy from a small nomadic tribe, and his rise to the top where he conquered and ruled most of Eurasia, creating one of the first international free trading zones along the way.
Horizon Club Dinner: Ulaanbaatar Shangri-La
Delight in a sophisticated ambiance of a fusion of international flavors and authentic Mongolian delicacies. With attentive service and captivating city views, wrap up your exploration of Mongolia in style at Shangri-La Hotel Ulaanbaatar’s Horizon Club Dinner.
Overnight in Ulaanbaatar
Meal(s): Breakfast & Dinner
Day 4. Departure from Ulaanbaatar
Time at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight. End of services.