Mongolia - Grasslands, Nomads and the Gobi

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How big are the groups?
What is included in the tour price?
What is not included in the tour price?
Are these “educational” tours?
How do we travel during the tour?
What are our accommodations like?
What about the weather?
When is payment due?
Is medical insurance required?
What should I take on the tour?
What meals are included?
Can you arrange my flights?
What if I would like more information?
 

How big are the groups?

Each group is limited to 16 participants. Small groups are an important ingredient in adventure travel. They allow for more interaction and more personalized service throughout the itinerary.

 

What is included in the tour price?

All accommodations throughout; all meals, starting with dinner on day 1 and finishing with breakfast on departure day (i.e. the last day of the ElderTreks tour); bottled drinking water throughout the trip; all internal transportation; airport transfers on day 1 and departure day (i.e. the last day of the ElderTreks tour); all day trips and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary; tips for hotels (porterage), bus driver, restaurants and spot guides; services of a trip leader.

 

What is not included in the tour price?

International flights, tips to ElderTreks tour leader, national guide bus driver, alcoholic drinks, visa’s and travel insurance.

 

Are these “educational” tours?

Yes, in the broadest sense of the word, “educational”. We visit museums, National Parks and Reserves and have talks and discussions on many aspects of history, culture and nature. But this is only a portion of the educational experience.

We believe that it is equally educational to meet local people on a noncommercial basis, visit their homes (gers) and even try to learn a few words of Mongolian.

 

How do we travel during the tour?

All local transportation is included in the land price of the trip. We use buses, 4-wheel drive vehicles and we have the opportunity to ride horses and camels. Includes 4 domestic flights.

 

What are our accommodations like?

We always stay in good accommodations — a combination of ger camps and hotels. The ger is a round felt structure with comfortable raised beds on wooden floors. Please note that single rooms are available only in Ulaanbatar. Shared facilities at the ger camps.

 

What about the weather?

Our summer departures have been timed to coincide with the pleasant temperatures in Mongolia. You can expect daytime highs of 80°F (26°C) with night-time lows of 40°F (4°C). The country receives very little rain throughout the year and the humidity is low as well, making for comfortable travel.

 

When is payment due?

A non-refundable deposit of $500 or £300 GBP (plus insurance if you require it) is due at time of booking and will reserve your place on the tour. Payment of the full land cost is due 100 days before departure. Cancellation charges are applicable and are outlined in the “Terms and Conditions” section of our brochure.

 

Is medical insurance required?

Insurance coverage is not included in the cost of your trip. Please note that medical insurance is not required for this adventure but is recommended. ElderTreks offers comprehensive travel insurance and we are happy to provide you with a quote if you call our office. If you are purchasing insurance elsewhere, please ensure you provide the details to ElderTreks as soon as possible.
*Please note those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions must take out travel insurance at the time of deposit

 

What should I take on the tour?

There is a detailed “What to Take” list in our Trip Kit, which we will send to you after receiving your booking deposit for the trip.

 

What meals are included?

All meals during the itinerary are included, starting with dinner on day 1, and finishing with breakfast on departure day. We eat a variety of local foods prepared in a wide range of settings. In many cases, we simply order a number of dishes and share, allowing you to sample new foods and decide what you enjoy best. In Ulaanbatar, we eat in local establishments and at our hotel. Rest assured, though, we will make every effort to ensure that you are well fed with quality food.

 

Can you arrange my flights?

We would be happy to take care of your air arrangements. ElderTreks offers personalized flight itineraries — not group flights. Stop over en route, come in a few days early, or extend your stay. Call us for a customized itinerary.

Please note: due to the vagaries of the train schedule (usually set by the Chinese and Mongolian governments just months prior to departures), domestic flights and the Naadam Festival, international air tickets should only be issued in consultation with our office. Please call for more information on international air tickets.

 

What if I would like more information?

If you have any further questions about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact our office for additional information. A Trip Kit containing further details on the destination will be sent to you once you have booked on the tour.

 

1-800-741-7956 North America  •  0808-234-1714 United Kingdom  •  416-588-5000 Worldwide
 
 

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