MONGOLIAN ADVENTURE - $3999 - 14 DAYS

Discover vast countryside, rugged mountains, sweeping deserts and the nomadic culture Mongolia is famous for on this 14 day highlights package. Starting in Ulaanbaatar, enjoy a day at leisure to explore this vibrant city before traveling to Middle Gobi and the granite rock formation Zorgol Khairkhan. Marvel at the colours of the Tsagaan Suvarga, and hike along a flowing stream in Vulture Valley, Yolyn Am; admire the contrasting landscapes of the Gobi Desert to Khongor Sand Dune; and experience the beauty of the Flaming Cliff in Bayanzag. See the ruins of the Ongi Monastery, Karakorum and Erdene Zuu Monastery. Experience a night in a traditional nomadic home and eight nights in a traditional Ger camp. This awe-inspiring package includes return international flights, 12 nights accommodation, 31 meals, transportation by 4WD, and more. Mongolia is the adventure you’ve been waiting for!

HIGHLIGHTS

• Enjoy a free day at leisure to explore Ulaanbaatar
• Witness a traditional Mongolian concert
• Seeing the stunning landscape of the Middle Gobi Desert
• Visit the sacred Zorgol Khairkhan mountain
• Explore the white limestone formations of Tsagaan Suvarga
• Go hiking in the stunning ‘Ice Valley’, Yolyn Am
• Wander through the Khongor Sand Dunes
• Experience a ride on a Bactrian camel through the desert
• Discover the land of dinosaurs and flaming cliffs in Bayanzag
• Discover the fascinating Ongi Monastery ruins
• Explore Karakorum, the 13th century Mongolian capital
• Relax in Tsenkher Hot Springs natural baths
• Watch native birdlife at serene Lake Ogii
• Live the traditional Mongolian nomadic lifestyle

Duration
14 Days

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Day 1 Australia - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia! Fly with Air China, Mongolian Airlines or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability). Please note: due to flight  scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure. Upon arrival at Chinggis Khaan International Airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel.
Overnight: Platinum Hotel / Khuvsgul Lake Hotel OR J Hotel, Ulaanbaatar
Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Ulaanbaatar Free Day
Enjoy today at leisure to relax or begin exploring the treasures of Mongolia, or you can take the opportunity to join an optional sightseeing tour (not included). The optional tour will visit the biggest Buddhist monastery “Gandan”. Hear monks chanting and visit temples within the monastery. Afterwards, visit Zaisan Memorial, here you can choose to climb to the top of the hill and enjoy a great panoramic view of the whole city. If you choose not to climb the view is still spectacular. Continue the journey east and explore the Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue Complex, home to museums and an impressive 40m tall statue of a mounted Genghis Khan. You can climb inside the monument and take in a fascinating panoramic view of the steppes from the head of the horse. Enjoy lunch at the onsite restaurant. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar city and finish the tour around 3:00 to 4:00pm. Tonight enjoy a traditional Mongolian concert (approx. 1 hour). The concert showcases throat singing, folk dance and music,
contortion, traditional long song and Buddhist mask dance. The tour guide will escort you to and from the concert hall. Overnight: Platinum Hotel / Khuvsgul Lake Hotel OR J Hotel, Ulaanbaatar
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Ulaanbaatar - Middle Gobi (approx. 260km day)
Surrender to this magical land today with the first taste of Mongolia’s fascinating landscape. Venture into the Middle Gobi, a semi-arid steppe full of rare wildlife. Stop for lunch at the stunning mountainside granite rock formation of Zorgol Khairkhan. Continue on to Baga Gazriin Chuluu another iconic granite formation, pass by the pristine waters of Lake Hairhan. Tonight be completely immersed in the Mongolian culture, enjoying a traditional meal and spending the night with a nomadic family in the steppe zone. Overnight: Traditional Nomadic Home
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 4 Limestone Cliff Tsagaan Suvarga (approx. 240km day)
Journey through Tsarina Suvarga, an area full of 30m high white limestone formations, and feast your eyes on the mind blowing colours of the desert floor below. The hike is of moderate difficulty (approx. 3km). Tonight is the first night in a traditional Ger camp. Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 5 Hiking in the Ice Valley (Yolyn Am) (approx. 270km day)
Breathe in the crisp, cool air of Vulture Valley (Yolyn Am) with a stunning hike along a flowing stream. The hike is of moderate difficulty (approx. 5km). Following the stream, end up at an ice-filled gorge and marvel at the metres thick ice that lines the valley. Visit a small museum displaying a collection of dinosaur eggs, bones and exotic stuffed animals. Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 6 Gobi Desert & Khongor Sand Dune (approx. 280km day) 
Leaving Vulture Valley this morning, prepare for an incredible journey through the Gobi Desert to Khongor Sand Dune. Let the mind wander as you travel through the spectacular landscape full of extremes. From the 300m high sand dunes and tropical oasis to luscious grasslands, the varied climates are home to camels. Enjoy a ride on a Bactrian camel through the desert. Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 7 Land of Dinosaurs, Bayanzag (approx. 180km day)
Head to Bayanzag today and discover and learn about the incredible site known as Flaming Cliff. First excavated in 1922 the area is renowned worldwide for the dinosaur eggs and bones discovered in the classic desert of rock and red sand. Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 8 Secret of Ongi Monastery (approx. 170km day)
Travel to the heart of the desert today and marvel at the Ongi Monastery. Formerly one of the biggest Buddhist  monasteries in Mongolia, Ongi was ruined during a period of political repression. Hike through the fascinating ruins and enjoy the scenery of the Ongi River that runs past the ancient site. Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 9 Karakorum Ruins & Erdene Zuu Monastery (approx. 300km day)
After breakfast this morning drive to Karakorum, the site of the 13th century Mongolian capital. Visit Karakorum Museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. Tour through the ancient city before moving on the beautiful ruins of Erdene Zuu Monastery. Surrounded by huge 400m x 400m walls built from the ruins of Karakhorum, the Erdenezuu was the first and the biggest Buddhist monastery of the 16th century. Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 10 Tsenkher Hot Springs (approx. 150km day)
Take the chance to unwind today with a trip to the Tsenkher Hot Springs. Settle into the Ger camp and enjoy a natural hot spring bath. Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 11 Ogii Lake (approx. 130km day)
After driving to the Arkhangai province this morning, set up camp on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Ogii. Take the time to watch the amazing birdlife that fills the lake with sound and colour.
Overnight: Traditional Ger Camp Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner 

Day 12 Ogii Lake - Ulaanbaatar (approx. 350km day)
After breakfast at the camp, set off for Ulaanbaatar. Take in every last bit of the unique scenery and savour the last
traditional lunch before ending this incredible adventure in Ulaanbaatar. Overnight: Platinum Hotel / Khuvsgul Lake Hotel OR J Hotel, Ulaanbaatar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Day 13 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - Australia
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.
Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Day 14 Arrive in Australia
*Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

FLIGHTS:
• Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/*PER

ACCOMMODATION:
• 3 nights accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
• 1 night in a traditional Nomadic family home
• 8 nights in traditional Ger camps

DINING:
• Enjoy 31 meals including three meals daily at camp

TOUR ESSENTIALS:
• English speaking tour leader/guide
• All sightseeing and entrance fees
• Airline taxes and surcharges
• Bottled drinking water daily
• Sleeping bags and sheets in Nomadic home

TRANSPORT: 
Transportation by 4WD vehicles

TRANSFERS:
Return Airport Transfers


Valid for sale from 1st September until 31st October 2018

Full payment is required at the time of booking due to this offer being heavily discounted and available for a limited
time only.

BOOKING INFORMATION
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below. On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated). 

OFFER ESSENTIALS
Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 28th September 2019.
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $360 applies. 

Departure Dates (2019)
June: 22
August: 24
September: 7, 14

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth.

Interstate Surcharges
*Perth: $200 per person.

FLIGHTS
Full Service Airline(s) Used 
Air China, Mongolian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines, China Southern Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Arrive early in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
$200 per person, subject to availability 
Please note:
-- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
-- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
-- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
Stay behind in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
-- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
-- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
-- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking. 

Stopover Packages
Not available.

Flight Class Upgrades
-- Premium Economy: Not available.
-- Business Class: Buy now for $5199 per person.
Please note:
-- All Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the
upgrade cost will be refunded). 
-- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation Used 
3 Star (self-rated)
-- Ulaanbaatar: Platinum Hotel / Khuvsgul Lake Hotel OR J Hotel
-- Mongolia Overland: Traditional Nomadic homes & Ger Camps (Please note, that there are no shower facilities
available in the Nomadic homestay. In the Ger Camps the toilet and shower facilites are communal.)
Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality.
Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel. 

Extra Nights (Pre/Post Tour)
Ulaanbaatar: $180 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. 
Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.

Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).

Child Policy
-- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
-- Valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No
unaccompanied minors allowed. 

Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability.
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding. 

Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.

GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION
Minimum group size 3, maximum group size 7 per vehicle.

Optional Tours / Activities
Day 3: Ulaanbaatar Sightseeing Tour: $60 USD (approx. $82 AUD)
Please note:
-- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are
payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.
-- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.

EXCLUSIONS
-- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is a strict requirement for Mongolia if travelling on an Australian passport).
-- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
-- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $8 USD (approx. $10 AUD) per person/day.
-- Optional activities/tours.
-- Personal expenses.
-- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
NOMADIC HOMESTAY
It’s always great to have a gift to exchange for any hospitality received when staying in a Nomad’s yurt. They
appreciate handy stuff like a headlamp, AA batteries, notepads, pencils, sewing kits or soap.

RECOMMENDED THINGS TO BRING
Large backpack, warm coat/jacket, raincoat, trekking shoes, a swimsuit for the hot spring, rubber thongs,
sunglasses, scarf, hat, gloves, LED head torch. Avoid bulky aerosol cans, use roll-on deodorant, and get shaving cream in a hard stick or a tube. Toilet paper is important to have with you as Mongolian toilets are very basic, and lack toilet paper.

CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
Although June to September is summer in Mongolia, the weather is unpredictable, and nights have been known to dip below freezing even in the summer in some regions. Therefore, multiple layers are always recommended.

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER 
Tour Guide:
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or
she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
Tour Leader:
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation
between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance
around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required
to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or
commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined.
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.

FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points 
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details
to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.

COACH TOUR
Meals:
31 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will
offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to
notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/ requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/
requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to. 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry
your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading
and off-loading of the luggage from the coach. 

OTHER 
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:

Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for
wheelchair users and those less mobile. Please note: a moderate level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.

Gratuities / Tipping: 
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is $8 USD (approx. $10 AUD) per person
per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. 

VISAS
A tourist visa is a strict requirement for Mongolia if travelling on an Australian passport.
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours. Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the
respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of
application required. 

INSURANCE
We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information. 

SCHEDULE OF FEES

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an
airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
-- 1st Change - $100.00 per person
+ any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
-- 2nd Change - $150.00 per person
+ any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/ accommodation/other travel provider.
-- Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/
accommodation/other travel provider.
-- Changes within 30 days of departure 
$350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel
provider. 
-- Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise
company/accommodation/other travel provider. 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
-- If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges
applied by the airline/cruise company/ accommodation/other travel provider.

Duration
14 Days

Package available until October 31 2018.

Price
AUD $3,999
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