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MC06: 10 Days Beijing - Ulaanbaatar

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star hotels & Ger Camp
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
Welcome to Beijing! After your baggage claim and custom clearance, you will meet our veteran English-speaking guide at the airport arrival hall holding a board with your name on it. Then, our guide will lead you a comfort vehicle with a private transfer to the pre-reserved hotel. The remaining time of the day is free for you to have a good rest and get ready for your tour from Beijing to Mongolia.

Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing (4 stars)

Day 2: Beijing
In the morning, our guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby and give a brief introduction to this China and Mongolia tour before visiting Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. Then, we will head northwards across the square to the Forbidden City, aka the Palace Museum. Here, we will watch an orderly array of wooden royal palace complex, which were served for the royal families of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1912).

After lunch on your own, we will head out to visit the Temple of Heaven, a royal sacrificial site that emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties prayed for a bumper harvest year.

After finishing the guided tour, we will drop you off at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing (4 stars)

  • Tiananmen Beijing
    Our Guests at Tiananmen Square
  • Temple of Heaven in Beijing
    Temple of Heaven with many tourists
Day 3: Beijing
Today, we will continue our Mongolia tour from Beijing with the exploration of Mutianyu Great Wall, which is said to be the best preserved section of the Great Wall. Not as crowded as Badaling Great Wall, it attracts thousands of foreign travelers for the breathtaking scenery of the winding walls and surroundings. In addition, we will arrange a round-trip cable car to make it easy for you to ascend and descend. Also a toast of red wine provided on the wall will leave you lifetime impression. Since the restaurants nearby can’t meet our service standard, lunch is not included.

We will have a photo stop at the Bird's Nest, also known as the Olympic National Stadium, and appreciate its appearance from outside. Then, we will round out the whole day’s guided tour at a fancy local market.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing (4 stars)

  • Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking
    Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the greatest wonders of mankind
Day 4: Beijing
In the morning, we will tour the Summer Palace, which was once served as a royal summer resort with exquisite pavilions, spectacular palaces and verdant plants. After that, we will proceed to the Yonghe Lamasery, aka Lama Temple, which is said to the largest royal lamasery in China. Almost each hall of the temple houses numerous Buddhist statues, Thangkas and precious cultural relics.

In the afternoon, we will move onwards to Beijing Hutongs, and travel through the delightful mazy alleys by a rickshaw ride. Along the way, we will be deeply impressed by traditional local lifestyles. Conclude today’s guided tour from Beijing to Mongolia with a drop-off at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing (4 stars)

Day 5: Beijing - Ulaanbaatar
After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will be accompanied with our guide to the railway station, where you will transfer to a soft sleep train to Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. The departure time of this train is at 11:22, and you will spend the rest of the time and stay overnight on the train on your own. That will be a fantastic experience to highlight our China and Mongolia tour.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight soft sleeper train

Day 6: Ulaanbaatar
Around noon, you will reach Ulaanbaatar Railway Station, please pack all your belongings ahead of time. Our local guide will await you at the exit of the station and then transfer you to the well-selected hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to have a good rest and bounce back from long-time train journey.

Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center (4 stars)

Day 7: Ulaanbaatar City Sightseeing
Our guide will meet you at the hotel and then set out to visit the Gandan Monastery, which was built in the 19th century literally symbolizing a place of bliss. Renowned as the largest monastery in Mongolia, it is famous for the most prominent Migjid Janraisig Sud, a grand Buddha sculpture with a height of 28 meters (92 feet).

Then, we will move to the city center to visit the Chinggis Khaan Square with a majestic statue of Chinggis Khaan, before heading northwards to the State Government House. After a bumper lunch, we will continue our trans Mongolian railway tour to National Museum of Mongolian History, a 3-storey museum separately displaying Stone Age carving relics, ethnic clothes and nomadic culture. At the end of the day, our guide will lead you to a local market if you are interested and then go back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center (4 stars)

  • Gandan Monastery Ulaanbaatar
    Gandan Monastery
  • Chinggis Square
    Locals at Chinggis Khaan Square
Day 8: Ulaanbaatar - Terelj National Park
At 08:30 am, we will escape the city and leave for the Terelj National Park to breathe fresh air and enjoy picturesque nature view. Along the road, we will stop to visit Genghis Khan’s Statue Complex as well as its bottom museum, where you can appreciate a large collection of Mongolian pottery, jewelry and weapons. After one-hour drive, we will reach Terelj National Park and have lunch at the Ger camp. Afterwards, we will pay a visit to the vivid Turtle Rock and Ariyabal meditation temple.

The park is dotted with verdant forests, clear rivers, stubborn rock hills and green meadows. It’s highly advisable to participating in some exciting activities, such as trekking, horse riding and hiking within time permission. Later, we will visit a herder family which offers a close contact with locals, and we will know better about t their daily life. At the end of the day, we will enjoy dinner and stay overnight at a Mongolian yurt. If you like, watching the starry sky or joining camp fire will add unexpected enjoyment to our Mongolia tour from Beijing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Terelj Lodge or Guru Ger camp

  • Terelj National Park
    Terelj National Park under the blue sky
Day 9: Terelj National Park - Ulaanbaatar
At 10:30 am, we will drive back to the downtown area of Ulaanbaatar. After lunch in the city, we will visit the Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan. Then, we will be dedicated to touring Zaisan Memorial, its colorful ceramic tile design themed with the harmonious friendship between Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Mongolia. When night comes, a lively “Wonders of Mongolia” folklore show will be specially arranged for you. After watching the show, we will drive back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center (4 stars)

Day 10: Departure from Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast, our guide will escort you to the airport or train station and see you off. Here, your trans Mongolian railway tour comes to a round end. We sincerely wish you a pleasant homebound trip!

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round$1979 $1781$1679 $1511
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Train fare of Beijing - Ulaanbaatar.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at hotels/ Ger camps.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into Beijing and out Ulaanbaatar.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Mongolia and China Visa Fees.
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Tour Reviews

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  • Madonna Louisa from SingaporePosted on February 25, 2020
    My friend recommended Agate Travel to me last December and we just booked this 10-day Ulaanbaatar tour from Beijing in January. All in all, we had a wonderful trip to Beijing and Mongolia! Agate Travel is a dependable and experienced company, they arranged every part perfectly including the meticulous guides, first-class hotels and must-see attractions. Highly recommend this travel agency to you guys!
  • Charmaine Hartley from SpainPosted on January 13, 2020
    The 10-day Ulaanbaatar tour from Beijing was a great trip. Thanks to the tour guides and all the drivers.
  • Mukesh Rice from the United StatesPosted on January 08, 2020
    We had professional guides in both Beijing and Mongolia! The styles of the two places were quite different, but I like both of them!!

    I knew more about China’s history through the explanations of the Great Wall, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven… and experienced the Mongolian natural beautiful scenery of green grassland in person.

    Great arrangements of the 10-day Ulaanbaatar tour from Beijing!
  • Bill Larrivee from USAPosted on December 21, 2019
    Imposing Tiananmen Square, winding Great Wall, peaceful Summer Palace… The Beijing tour was quite substantial and impressive!
    Vast grassland & blue sky were also impressive!
  • Stolk Marx from GermanyPosted on December 10, 2019
    I enjoyed the vast prairie greatly, unique yurt and exciting horse riding. The 10 days tour to Ulaanbaatar from Beijing lived up to my expectations! Thanks for Agate excellent and considerate arrangements! Good:)
  • Jessica Rossi from the UKPosted on November 26, 2019
    The schedule was satisfying and we were well served. I enjoyed the exploration of Mutianyu Great Wall and the Terelj National Park most. According to our guide, Mutianyu was the best preserved section of the Great Wall. There were not too many tourists on week days and we had a broad view to appreciate the breathtaking scenery of the winding walls.

    The scenery of Mongolia was also very worthwhile. The fresh air and picturesque nature view in Terelj National Park were fascinating and impressive. Trekking and horse riding were exciting parts of this Mongolia tour.

    All in all, our 10 days Ulaanbaatar Tour from Beijing was immensely rewarding!!
  • Gotoh Risa from JapanPosted on November 11, 2019
    I just want to say that a folklore dance show put a perfect end to our 10 days Ulaanbaatar Tour from Beijing. I was so grateful for the effort every staff put into arranging all the details. This amazing experience was surely one I will never forget.
  • Mario Sulkar from MalaysiaPosted on October 26, 2019
    The accommodation in Beijing was upscale with great amenities and a good location. It took a very long time on the train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar and we had a good rest. The Mongolian yurt was the best place at night for star gazing. The milk candies and roast mutton were very delicious and we bought a lot of beef jerkies for our friends.

    With very considerate guides, we didn’t have to worry about anything on the prairie. Mongolia was well worth a visit and the 10-day Ulaanbaatar Tour from Beijing would be a good start!
  • Johana Ryan from ItalyPosted on September 28, 2019
    Guides in Beijing were so knowledgeable and very good at English. They explained the classic spots like Tiananmen Square, Great Wall and Summer Palace in detail. We actually learn more in person and not just on TV. The drivers in Mongolia were experts in driving on the vast prairie. And the guides were also responsive and took good care of us. We enjoyed the clear sky and leisurely time on our 10 days Ulaanbaatar tour!
  • David Harrison from FrancePosted on September 01, 2019
    Enthusiastic guides and great service made my 10 days Ulaanbaatar tour from Beijing more comfortable.
    Guides smiled at us every day and took a lot of pictures for us. Beijing was really busy and the spots were wonderful!
    To my surprise, the conditions of yurts were beyond my imagination... The green grassland was beautiful and we were at ease. Quite an enjoyable trip!
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