A Mongolian Rail Adventure - World Energy Centre and Eastern Gobi Exploration by Train (MN-05)Mongolia’s Dornogobi (Eastern Gobi) province is located in the south-east of the country and bordering the world’s most populous country, China. It forms part of the Gobi desert belt. Sand dunes are so huge here that they are named, there is Burden Gashuun, Tsagaan Els and Tavan Tolgoi, all of which stretch along the borders of the aimag (province). The main attraction of the region is Khamriin Khiid Monastery, which was founded by the famous monk and poet of the 19th century Danzan Ravjaa. Sadly it had laid in ruins since the 1930s. Today, a new monastery, with two temples, has re-opened. Near the caves, where Danzan Ravjaa and his disciples meditated, there are nine stupas built to commemorate him. Dinosaur bones and fossils have also been found in the area.
World Energy Centre lies on the famous Trans-Mongolian railway line. This tour is a rail adventure through one of the world’s largest and little-known countries that offers the chance of adventure like no other.
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Guided tours & cultural programme
Domestic transport at your destination
Airport & railway transfers
- Season: Four Seasons
- Days: 4
- Group Size: 2-12
- Tour Grade:
All accommodation at your destination is included in the holiday price. Hotel category - according to the package type selected.
All tours with entrance fees listed in the itinerary are included in the holiday price. There will be an English-speaking guide on all tours. Please note, we can arrange guides speaking other languages upon request. Please let us know your preferences.
Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) each day. Service begins with dinner on the day of arrival and ends with breakfast on the day of departure. Depending on the itinerary you may be served a packed lunch on your tour. Please advise us if you have any special dietary requirements.
All domestic transportation at your destination is included as per the itinerary: air conditioned vehicles, 2nd class train, economy flights if applicable. Any 1st class upgrade for train, higher class for air travel are subject to surcharges. For sightseeing we use a comfortable coach, car or minibus; or can also go on foot.
All airport and railway transfers as per itinerary are included in the tour price. We will also provide airport transfers if you arrange your own arrival / departure flights regardless of the time of the flight, you will need to let us know your flight details. We operate all transfers 24 hours a day.
Personal travel insurance is not included in the holiday price. It is advisable to take out your travel insurance at the time of booking your trip as cover will commence for pre-departure cancellation from the policy issue date. You can arrange your personal travel insurance on our website.
Optional excursions and services not listed in the itinerary. Please let us know if you wish to book any additional excursions.
COMFORT - 3* PACKAGE
* Price including flights will be reconfirmed by your travel consultant as we need to know your departure airport, preferred airline, dates and class of travel. Our prices are based on economy fares from London Heathrow.
** Single supplement goes towards single room accommodation at your hotel, ger camp.
A “ger” or a yurt is a traditional, portable dwelling structure used by Mongolian nomads in the countryside, it is their link with the past, future and spiritual world. The central pillar – the smoke hole on the top of the tent is directly directed to cosmic axis and represents highway for spirits as according to Mongolian traditions, the universe is full of invisible spirits and humans have to develop good relationship with them, win them over and not to offend them.
Ger camps we use on our tours are slightly modified for Western travellers, however they do offer a genuinely authentic experience and most of them are situated in picturesque areas. The gers are made of a wooden frame that is covered with felt. Inside they are generally brightly painted and feature two or four single beds, a small table, stools, a lamp, electricity sockets and a stove for heating. You can ask a member of staff to start the fire in your ger at a specified time to make it warm, for example early in the morning before you get up.
Toilet and shower facilities are outside in a separate block, they are basic but are kept very clean. There is both hot and cold water available. Restaurants and bars are located in separate blocks or quite often in larger gers.
Staying in a typical ger really adds to your travelling experience.
3 days, from £1,095
15 days, from £2,495
10 days, from £1,995