Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a leisure program of sightseeing around the city including Sukhbaatar square, Gandan Monastery and Zaisan Hill. Optional visit to Natural History Museum of Mongolia. Enjoy traditional art performance and Welcome dinner at restaurant. Overnight in hotel. (D)

Day 2. Lake Ugii
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 400 km, 7-8 hours.
Drive to the direction of the Lake Ugii. Lunch on the way at tourist camp near Elsen Tasakhai Sand Dune. Arrive at Ugii tourist camp in the late afternoon. Overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 3. Birdwatching
Breakfast at the camp. You will be instructed on the location of bird spots and how to observe birds. Trekking around the lake, birdwatching and photographing. Overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 4. Birdwatching
Full day watching birds and photographing of the wildlife. Overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 5. Relax
Continue observing fauna and flora of the area along the Lake. Visit local nomad family for exploring their lifestyle. Horse riding. Overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 6. Karakorum
Drive to Karakorum, ancient capital city of Great Mongolian Empire. Lunch at the tourist camp. Look around little town Karakorum and see historical towel on the hill. Visit to Erdene Zuu monastery of 16th century, built on the site of the legendary capital city, using their bricks and stones from the ruins of Karakorum. Overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 7. Ulaanbaatar
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 360 km, 6-7 hours.
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel. You may choose a city tour where you can visit souvenir and cashmere shops. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 8. Departure
Transfer from hotel to the airport (B)


  • Accommodation in a hotel in Ulaanbaatar city (twin standard room double occupancy)
  • Shared accommodation in ger camp in countryside
  • Transfer to/from airport/train station
  • Transportation
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Cultural performance
  • Visit Mongolia Team: Guide and driver
  • Domestic flights
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Horse, camel, yak ride trial

Not included

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items
  • Visa fee
  • Optional activity cost
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • International airport departure tax
Tour code: VMT-AT-4 Birdwatching

Length: 7 nights/8 days
Adventure level: Moderate
Season: May 15-September 15
Trip Summary:

accommodation: 2 nights in hotels and 5 nights in ger camps
Meals: Inclusive meals are indicated in itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Transport: 4WD Japanese Minivan or 4WD Japanese Jeep
Optional activities: Camel riding, Horse riding
Staffs: Visit Mongolia Team  (Tour guide and driver)


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