Featuring two of Mongolia’s most magnificent natural wonders, Lake Hovsgol National Park and the Gobi Desert, this trip offers families a special opportunity to share an unforgettable adventure. Discover the incredible scenery, diverse wildlife, ancient history, and traditional culture of Mongolia on a journey designed especially for families with young explorers.
Begin the trip in Ulaanbaatar with an introduction to the history of Mongolia, with visits to the Zaisan Memorial and the Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue. Continue traveling through Mongolia’s diverse landscapes, from the mountains, forests, and meadows of Hovsgol National Park to the majestic canyons of the Gobi, exploring these pristine regions atop camels and on horseback. Children and adults alike will enjoy exciting outdoor activities such as hiking and boating, and learn about nomadic life and Mongolian culture through playing traditional games, staying in gers, and visiting the homes of local families.
Day 1 Ulaanbaatar
Welcome to Mongolia! After settling in, drive to Zaisan Memorial and climb its 300 steps for a beautiful panoramic view.
Day 2 Ulaanbaatar
Visit Gandan Monastery, the seat of Buddhism in Mongolia. Later, drive to the National Museum for an overview of Mongolia’s history.
Day 3 Fly to Lake Hovsgol
Known as Mongolia’s “dark blue pearl,” Lake Hovsgol is a crystal-clear alpine lake surrounded by pristine lakes, mountains, and meadows.
Day 4 Horseback Riding
Explore Lake Hovsgol by horseback.
Day 5 Boat Ride/Hiking Lake Hovsgol
Enjoy the lake while aboard a boat and while hiking through the wildflower-filled alpine meadows.
Day 6 Ulaanbaatar
Return to the capital and visit the Chinggis Khan Equestrian statue.
Day 7 Gobi/Yol Valley
Fly to the Gobi and drive to Yol Valley National Park for hiking.
Day 8 Khavtsgait Petroglyph/Biking
Drive to Khavtsgait to see the ancient artwork. In the late afternoon, ride bicycles to visit a nomadic family.
Day 9 Moltsog Els/Flaming Cliffs
Visit two of the iconic landmarks of the Gobi, Moltsog Els, a region covered in sand dunes, and the Flaming Cliffs, named for their orange glow at sunset.
Day 10 Ulaanbaatar
Return to the capital and indulge in some last-minute sightseeing and shopping.
Day 11 Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Trip Dates & Pricing
Adventurous families seeking an active and enriching holiday that explores Mongolia’s pristine natural beauty and nomadic lifestyle through a wide range of activities.