One day? What can you hope to experience in one day? Ditch the guidebook and the recommended highlights and come along and see. All our one-day experiences are private, flexible and fluid and designed to get you just that little bit closer to daily life and give you a more local aspect.
Ulaanbaatar (UB - Red Hero) is surprising mix of east meets west. From its origins in the 18th Century as a nomadic city it as developed into a tough, modern and cosmopolitan city full of contrasts and extremes. UB maintains a strong Mongolian identity of its own and has a ‘frontier’ feel and vibrancy. Why experience it? It is home to roughly 45% of Mongolia’s population and will give you an insight into their way of life, compared to that of the rural population.
Roughly 17% of Mongolia's landmass has some form of environmental protection. A short drive of under 100km outside of Ulaanbaatar will give vast landscapes and an opportunity to discover the wild essence of two of Mongolia’s protected areas. Head west to Khustain Nuruu and learn more about the Takhi horses. Alternatively, head east to Gorkhi-Terelj and experience the lives of modern 21st Century nomads.
So. You’re a nomad. By nature of your lifestyle, you can’t own too many possessions. Instead, the ones you do own you decorate.
Traditional skills such as embroidery and felt making are still prevalent in 21st Century Mongolia and for those interested, offer a very enjoyable way to spend a day.