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Trans-Mongolia Experience (Ulaanbaatar - Beijing)

MC01: 9 Days Ulaanbaatar - Beijing

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 Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival at Ulaanbaatar Airport or the railway station, you will be welcomed by our guide and then be escorted to check in a downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to either rest at the hotel or explore the surroundings.

Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center (4 stars)

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar - Hustai National Park trip
After breakfast, we will commence this Ulaanbaatar to Beijing tour with the Gandan Monastery, which is the largest temple in Mongolia, to admire the solemn golden Buddha. Then continue our trip to Hustai National Park. We will spend the rest of the day taking in unspoiled natural landscape there and finding rare Perzevalski horses, also known as takhi. Meanwhile, our guide will escort you to visit the Ger Museum and then help you check in a ger camp for overnight stay.

When the night falls, you will be accompanied to have a short drive in the park to trace wild horses.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ger camp in the national park zone

Day 3: Hustai - Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Today, we will continue our trip to the other natural reserve, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park famed for supreme scenery consisting of endless prairie, rolling hills, towering plants and strangely-shaped rocks, especially the Turtle Rock which looks exactly like a giant turtle craning its neck to the sky. Besides, you will be led to visit the hillside Aryabal Meditation Temple standing out against verdant grassland. At the end of the day, you will be accommodated in a ger camp for one night's stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ger camp

  • Terelj National Park
    Terelj National Park under the clean sky
Day 4: Terelj - Ulaanbaatar
This morning, a private transfer will take you back to Ulaanbaatar. As we arrive at the suburb area, we will have a stopover at Genghis Khan Statue to take pictures. Then, continue our drive to the center of the city to visit the Genghis Khan's Square. You can also take pictures of the Parliament House on the north of the square. After that, our guide will escort you to visit National Museum of Mongolia and Bogd Khaan Palace Museum to have a general idea of both history and architecture of Mongolia. A local music and dance performance, Wonders of Mongolia, awaits you at night. After the farewell dinner, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center (4 stars)

  • Genghis Khan Statue
    Genghis Khan Statue Complex
  • Bogd Khan Museum
    Bogd Khan Palace Museum
Day 5: Ulaanbaatar - Beijing
Today, you will take an international overnight train from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing, China. Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby at the appointed time and then transfer you to the railway station. The train journey takes about 30 hours and you will arrive in Beijing in the next afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: an overnight soft sleeper train

Day 6: Beijing Arrival
Upon arrival in Beijing, you will find our guide and driver waiting for you outside the exit. After a warm greeting, a comfortable transfer will take you to our well-selected hotel. Our guide will help you to check in and would like to offer some recommended restaurants if needed. The reminder of the day is for you to have a good rest at the hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing (4 stars)

Day 7: Beijing
The Beijing portion of this trip begins with the Tiananmen Square seated in the heart of the city. Then we will head north through the Tiananmen Tower to enter Forbidden City for an exploration of the luxurious life of the royal family. After that, the trip continues to the Temple of Heaven where you could learn how national sacrificial rituals were performed in the past.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing (4 stars)

  • Forbidden City
    Solemn Forbidden City at the sunset
  • Temple of Heaven
    Temple of Heaven-a special altar for sacrifice and prayer
Day 8: Beijing
A classical China tour is never complete without a visit to Great Wall sections. After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Mutianyu Great Wall which is renowned for dense watchtowers along the winding ramparts. A round-trip cable car is included to make the hiking much easier for you.

After getting down from the Great Wall, we will drive back to downtown area and, en route, have a distant view of the National Stadium, aka Bird's Nest. Then, you will be accompanied to spend a relaxing afternoon at the Summer Palace boasting gorgeous imperial halls, lush Longevity Hill and mirror-like Kunming Lake.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing (4 stars)

  • Mutianyu Great Wall
    Mutianyu Great Wall-the wisdom of Chinese people
Day 9: Departure from Beijing
This Ulaanbaatar tour to Beijing will come to an end today. After checking out the hotel, our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport and see you off. Bon voyage!

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round$1879 $1691$1569 $1412
  • 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 Ulaanbaatar/Beijing.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • All service charge & local taxes.
  • Complementary drink water during the tour.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at hotels/Ger camps.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International and domestic flights.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Mongolia and China Visa Fees.
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  • Caroline Arabella from GermanyPosted on February 18, 2020
    We traveled to Mongolia in January. The snow covered mountains and grassland. What beautiful natural scenery! The guide was excellent and showed us a special beauty in winter in Ulaanbaatar! We stayed in Ger Camps for two nights, enjoyed hot milk and absolute roasted lamb. The 9 days Ulaanbaatar and Beijing tour was a memorable experience, ending with a leisure trip to the Summer Palace. All of the guides in Ulaanbaatar and Beijing were professional and gave us very excellent explanations. High praise!
    • Carlotta Storoumsa from AustraliaPosted on January 22, 2020
      Beautiful grassland and Majestic views of wild horses! We took pictures of the Genghis Khan Statue, and visited the National Museum to learn a lot about the history and architecture of Mongolia.

      Local music & dance show was a perfect end to the journey of Mongolia.
      • Harding Imam from AustraliaPosted on January 07, 2020
        The Gorkhi-Terelj National Park was surprising! Everything was as its description, endless prairie, rolling hills and towering plants… The sights in Beijing were must-see classics!
        • Matthieu Lew from SingaporePosted on December 09, 2019
          Vast grasslands and endless blue sky:) Dotted with horses and herds of sheep, the prairie in Hustai National Park is home to the takhi – a rare Perzevalski horse. The wild horses had to be viewed from a distance but it was still so nice to see them in their habitat.

          Beijing, as the capital of China, you must not miss it... Be sure to visit the Great Wall and the Forbidden City! All in all, we got a good experience during this 9 days Ulaanbaatar and Beijing tour.
          • Wendy Thelma from USAPosted on December 03, 2019
            The whole itinerary was substantial and we enjoyed so many classic and unique spots both in Ulaanbaatar and Beijing. The guides who showed us the charming grasslands were very warm and the drivers were patient to wait for us.

            The explanations of the Forbidden City and Great Wall were quite professional and we learnt more about China! The wonderful 9-day Ulaanbaatar and Beijing tour was rewarding!
            • Rosita Noppen from MalaysiaPosted on November 21, 2019
              We got thoughtful services and our travel consultant Linda Jing was prompt to all the inquiries about the trip in good English. This 9 days Ulaanbaatar and Beijing tour was a great opportunity to learn about the cultures of Mongolia and China. Very fruitful!
              • Elena Stiegler from FrancePosted on November 07, 2019
                Agate Travel arranged every detail perfectly and guided us to enjoy the vastness of the green prairie and the unique lifestyle of the nomadic family. The overnight soft sleeper train from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing was quite comfortable so that we had enough energy to visit the scenic spots in Beijing. In Forbidden City, we learnt the luxurious life of the royal family and in the Temple of Heaven, we knew how Chinese sacrificial rituals were performed in the past. Excellent experience!
                • Vasant Chang from CanadaPosted on October 27, 2019
                  The attractions in Ulaanbaatar and Beijing were totally different, but what they have in common was that they were well worth seeing!
                  • Jennifer Teague from the United KingdomPosted on September 30, 2019
                    The blue shy with white cloud was enjoyable! I have slight rhinitis, but I felt very comfortable on the grassland with fresh air. The riding coach taught us patiently in case we were hurt. The attractions in Beijing were also classic. Forbidden City was so spectacular and extravagant! Great Wall was also an essential spot in Beijing. When admiring the breathtaking natural scenery, we couldn't help but say "wow." We all spent a wonderful time on this 9-day Ulaanbaatar – Beijing tour!
                    • Asep Huda Uffelman from AustraliaPosted on August 28, 2019
                      Air on the grassland was so fresh after rain. It was quite comfortable! Riding horse was cool and we enjoyed the time of appreciating the supreme scenery on horseback. It was a pleasant experience!
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