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We have a range of fixed date special tour itineraries, available for late notice booking as part of a small group or independent tour and usually designed around specific dates, such as Chinese National Holidays, or winter specials,

Below we have two options for travel at the end of September 2014 and to fit in with the Chinese National Holiday, departing from Beijing.

Please do let us know if you have other dates in mind for your trip.

  • PO BUB 4
  • PO BIF 3

Polny BUB 4 - Beijing - Ulanbaatar - Beijing

27th September to 2nd October

ITINERARY: This is a special itinerary designed to maximise your time in Mongolia and experience the legendary Trans-Mongolian train journey for an overnight trip from China, through the Great Wall and into Mongolia. You will experience the Open Steppe at Terelj National Park, staying in a comfortable tourist ger for two nights and stay with a nomadic family for one night. The last night is in the capital Ulaanbaatar, in a 5* central hotel.

PRICE: Standard Class from € 1,080
UPGRADE: First class two berth cabin from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar € 115

OUR SAY: The dates of this itinerary fall in the first days of October holidays, ideal for a late notice getaway from Beijing. Mongolia should experience clear skies in October, but be aware it is already cold overnight.

DATES: This special trip departs from Beijing on Saturday 27th September, returning to Beijing on Thursday 2nd October. It is possible during other times upon request.

DETAILS
Nomads in Mongolia

Nomads on the Open Steppe

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Trans-Mongolian train overnight journey from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar
- Three days on Open Steppe of Mongolia
- Comfortable tourist ger camp
- Full schedule of cultural excursions including National Park, Buddhist Monastery, nomad families, Kazakh Eagle breeders, Shamans, horse-riding, traditional meals.

PRICE INCLUDES: Train tickets from Beijing to Ulaanbaaatar on International train in standard second class (4 berth) cabin, info pack, assistance departing from Beijing, two nights Guru ger lodge*, one night family ger, one night Best Western 5* hotel in Ulaanbaatar, excursions and meals as detailed, English speaking tour guide, all transfers. Flight from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing, Air China Economy restricted class.

EXTRAS: Not included in the price are visa costs, food on the train, gratuities, insurance.

POSSIBLE START DATES

Trip departs from Beijing on Saturday 27th September 2014. Flight from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing on Thursday 2nd October 2014

As a custom trip there is total flexibility with dates, according to the train schedule. Train #23 departs Beijing on Saturday until May 2015.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
27-09-14 Depart Beijing main station on train K23 at 11:22
28-09-14 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar at 14:20, meet your tour guide on platform, transfer to Terelj ger camp 2 nights. (D)
29-09-14 Endless walking, a tour with guide to Terelj- Turtle Rock, Aryabala Monastery and horse riding option, over night (B|L|D)
30-09-14 Excursion to a nomadic family, experience their daily life and sleep overnight in family ger (B|L|D)
01-10-14 On the way back to UB from Terelj, Nalaikh mining village to meet the the Kazakh family, see an Eagle there,and visit a traditional Mongolian Shaman in the afternoon and Choijin Lama Museum, over night at Best Western Hotel (B|L|D)
02-10-14 Transfer for  departure by flight CA902 at 11:50; arrive Beijing at  14:00 (B)
PRICE NOTES

The standard price is per person, based on two people sharing. If you are a single traveller there will be a single supplement. Train travel is based on a standard four berth second class cabin. Upgrade to a two berth first class cabin is available on some routes and subject to availablity.

* Guru Lodge will operate in winter mode from October to May, the shower and toilet block will be closed because of frozen pipes. Instead, hot water will be provided in your ger at your request.


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Polny BIF 3 - Beijing - Ulanbaatar - Irkutsk - Fly

27th September to 4th October

ITINERARY: This is a special itinerary designed to include both Mongolia and Lake Baikal, with experience on board the legendary Trans-Mongolian train journey on two overnight journeys. You will experience the Open Steppe at Terelj National Park, staying in a comfortable tourist ger for two nights and stay in a traditional Siberian wooden homestay in Listvyanka, a small village on the shores of Lake Baikal.

PRICE: Standard Class from € 1,355
UPGRADE: First class two berth cabin from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar € 115
UPGRADE: First class two berth cabin from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk € 115

OUR SAY: An ideal tour to see both Mongolia and Lake Baikal in a short amount of time. Make sure you have time to apply for the Russian visa.

DATES: This special trip departs from Beijing on Saturday 27th September, returning to Beijing on Saturday 4th October. It is possible during other times upon request.

DETAILS
Nomads in Mongolia

Nomads on the Open Steppe

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Trans-Mongolian train overnight journey from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar.
- 2 nights on Open Steppe of Mongolia at Terelj National Park with daily excursions.
- 2 nights in traditional homestay at Listvyanka
- Pass Lake Baikal on the train during daylight hours.
- Enjoy a city tour of Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk.

PRICE INCLUDES:
✓ Monkey info pack, local support, train tickets in second class (4 berth) cabin (Beijing through to Irkutsk)
✓ Mongolia: 2 day Open Steppe program, transfers, guide, 2 nights accommodation Terelj National Park full board
✓ Ulaanbaatar: guided city tour, all transfers
✓ Lake Baikal: fully inclusive tour to Listvyanka village, 2 nights homestay, 4 meals, village and museum guided tour
✓ Irkutsk: guided city walking tour, all transfers
✓ Meals as listed in the itinerary (B - breakfast | L - lunch | D - dinner)
✓ Flight from Irkutsk to Beijing, economy class

EXTRAS: Not included in the price are food on the train, gratuities, travel insurance.

VISAS: Visa costs are not included. You will need a Russian tourist visa for this trip and some nationalities may need a Mongolian visa. We can supply the visa invitation and help with visa application through the Consulate in Beijing.

POSSIBLE START DATES

Trip departs from Beijing on Saturday 27th September 2014. Flight from Irkutsk to Beijing on Saturday 4th October 2014

As a custom trip there is total flexibility with dates, according to the train schedule. Train #23 departs Beijing on Saturday until May 2015.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
27-09-14 Depart Beijing on train #23 at 11:22 (WED/SAT only)
28-09-14 Arrive Ulaanbaatar at 14:20; meet guide on platform. City tour before travelling to Terelj National Park, 2 nights (L|D)
29-09-14 Tour with guide to Terelj National Park inc. Turtle Rock, Aryabala Monastery and horse riding option, overnight (B|L|D)
30-09-14 Free morning on steppe; return to Ulanbaatar, departing on train #5 at 15:25,(B|L) (Tuesday/Friday)
01-10-14 Arrive Irkutsk 15:40; transfer to Listvyanka village by private car. Homestay 2 nights (D)
02-10-14 Tour of Listvyanka village and Lake Baikal museum (B|L)
03-10-14 Transfer to Irkutsk, guided city walking tour (2 hrs); free afternoon and use of hotel room. 11pm transfer to airport.  (B)
04-10-14 Depart Irkutsk on flight to Beijing. S7 0509 01:50-03:45 - end of tour
PRICE NOTES

The standard price is per person, based on two people sharing. If you are a single traveller there will be a single supplement. Train travel is based on a standard four berth second class cabin. Upgrade to a two berth first class cabin is available on some routes and subject to availablity.

* Guru Lodge will operate in winter mode from October to May, the shower and toilet block will be closed because of frozen pipes. Instead, hot water will be provided in your ger at your request.


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