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Dates
  • Jul 9-22, 2014
  • Duration 14 days
    Group Size 6-12
    Land Cost $4,250 Details
    Single Supplement $900 Details
    Lodging 2 stars-3 stars
    Grade I-II
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    Ultimate Mongolia with Naadam Festival

    The amazing Naadam Festival plus the Gobi Desert, Lake Hovsgol, Yol Valley and more

    Additional Information


    Getting to Mongolia
    Most travelers will fly via Beijing or Seoul with a connecting flight directly to Ulaan Baatar. The JOURNEYS staff will recommend specific flights and provide assistance upon request. You do not require a visa in advance if you are a US citizen.

    Trip leadership
    Throughout the trip you will be led by English-speaking Mongolian expert guides. We will have more details on the specific leaders as the trips departure date approaches.

    What to expect on the trip
    You will be traveling through rough terrain and sleeping many nights in local-style ger accommodations, using Ulaan Baatar as a hub. A ger is a traditional Mongolian home, made of wooden supports covered in felt and decorative cloth; each ger is typically one circular room with beds accommodating four to six guests. Your hotel in Ulaan Baatar will have full conveniences including internet access, direct dial phone lines and other modern amenities. Satellite phones may be available at some camps. Our planned itinerary utilizes local flights to cover the longest distances, but we will still travel extensively in 4x4 vehicles. It is likely that daytime temperatures on some days will be over 90 degrees F. The average temperature at this time of year in Ulaan Baatar is 63 degrees F. You can expect extensive contact with local people, excellent photography, opportunities to observe and study local wildlife and chances to explore natural environments on foot. Due to limitations of transportation, participants should pack light, confining travel luggage to no more than 15 kgs/33 lbs.  A reserve bag may be left behind in Ulaan Baatar.

    What you will need on the trip:
    A complete checklist will be provided. We suggest a very light sleeping bag, good sun protection, digital camera, binoculars, lightweight hiking shoes and quick dry clothing. Though the climate is generally dry, July is the wettest month in Ulaan Baatar. Bring light rain gear. No immunizations are required. Neither yellow fever nor malaria occur in Mongolia. Hepatitis A immunization is recommended.

    Detailed Trip Information

    Dates
    • Jul 9 to Jul 22, 2014
     
    Duration 14 days
     
    Land Cost $4,250
    Plus local Mongolia flights add $800 (estimate)
     
    Single Supplement $900
    Private gers may not be guaranteed
     
    Lodging 2 stars-3 stars
    Western style hotels & traditional ger huts
     
    Grade I-II
    hiking and easy walking
     
    Group Size 6-12

    Trip Terms & Conditions

    Included in costs: Meals as noted, each night in double occupancy accommodations, land transfers between components, English speaking guides, park or site entry fees, surface transport, equipment other than personal gear, government tax, airport transfer assistance, in-country ticket reconfirmation and check-in assistance (where permitted), complete pre-departure packet, toll-free pre-departure phone assistance.

    Not included in costs: Meals not noted as included, gratuities, beverages (except tea or coffee at meals), international or domestic airfare unless specified, airport departure taxes not included with air tickets, visas, itinerary changes after confirmation, any services not included in itinerary, any costs incurred due to canceled or delayed flights, acts of nature or other happenings beyond our control, or other costs as are more fully described in JOURNEYS Terms & Conditions.

    Deposit and payment schedule: $500 per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $800 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure.  Any applicable permit fees required in advance are non-refundable as well.  Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted by fax, mail, or via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our Global Expedition Catalog, on our website, and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

    Air fares: JOURNEYS can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors.

    Insurance: When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

    Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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