Things to Do in Mongolia

Whether Mongolia has captured your imagination because of its astounding history, mesmerising landscapes or enchanting culture, there is a vast array of things to do in Mongolia.

Things to do

Wilderness awaits in Gorkhi Terelj, a protected area home to elk and bear with an abundance of hiking, biking and riding trails set amidst beautiful scenery. For history dating back billions of years, we can whisk you on an incredible paleontological quest in the Gobi Desert in search of dinosaur fossils, where many have been discovered, or to the Altai Mountains to experience nomadic life with the legendary Kazakh Eagle Hunters. This is just scratching the surface; our specialists are here to recommend a host of unique Mongolia experiences tailored to your needs, interests and bucket list. We’ll choose the very best local guides whose knowledge truly knows no bounds to bring their homeland to life in a truly captivating way.

Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex

Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Rising like a glimmering monolith from the flat plains of the Mongolian steppes, the Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue is a 250-tonne steel monument, built in honour of the first great Khan of the Mongol empire.

Day Trip to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

Day Trip to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Mongolia

Spend a day exploring the landscape of the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, just an hour’s drive from Ulaanbaatar. A haven for native wildlife including moose, brown bear and wolf, explore the breath-taking terrain and visit the historic Aryabal Monastery.

Erdene Zuu and Kharakorum Museum

Erdene Zuu and Kharakorum Museum

Orkhon Valley and Central Mongolia, Mongolia

Visit the remains of Kharakhorum, once the capital of the Mongol Empire and a vital city in the history of the Silk Road, whilst the nearby Erdene Zuu monastery harks back to this ancient time but still remains an active Buddhist monastery.

Family Visit in Gobi

Family Visit in Gobi

The Gobi Desert and Southern Mongolia, Mongolia

Experience a way of life unchanged for centuries as you spend the afternoon with a local nomadic family, learning how they herd and care for their livestock and thrive amongst the harsh and often unforgiving landscapes of Mongolia.

Flaming Cliffs

Flaming Cliffs

The Gobi Desert and Southern Mongolia, Mongolia

Travel to the spectacular ‘Flaming Cliffs’ or ‘Bayan Zag’, a vibrant ridge of red-orange sandstone that glows like fire as the sun sets. It was here that the celebrated Dr Roy Chapman Andrews found the first nest of dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen.

Havsgait Petroglyths

Havsgait Petroglyths

Gobi Desert and Southern Mongolia

Etched into a mountaintop in the Havsgait valley, the ancient Bronze Age petroglyphs are a sight to behold. Depicting life between 15,000 and 40,000 years ago, this incredible ancestral art gallery offers a glimpse into early life in the Gobi.

Hustain Nuruu National Park

Hustain Nuruu National Park

Hustain Nuruu National Park, Mongolia

Visit Hustain Nuruu National Park, one of Mongolia's national parks known for being the home of the last remaining species of wild horse - Przewalski's horse.

Motlsog Els Sand Dunes

Motlsog Els Sand Dunes

The Gobi Desert and Southern Mongolia, Mongolia

Amongst the rugged rocks and cliffs of the Gobi, Moltsog Els is one of the few areas covered by sand dunes. Explore the shifting sands on foot or more atmospherically, on the back of a Bactrian camel, a unique symbol of the Mongolian desert.

Naadam Festival

Naadam Festival

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Spend the day soaking up the atmosphere at Ulaanbaatar’s famous Naadam Festival. This one of a kind event is the highlight of the Mongolian calendar and celebrates the three traditional sports of horse racing, wrestling and archery.

Ulaanbaatar City Tour

Ulaanbaatar City Tour

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Spend a day with a private guide, exploring the many highlights and hidden secrets of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city. Brimming with monasteries, museums, bazaars and memorials, it is a fascinating and ever-changing city to discover.

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