Mongolia

Mongolia

Echoes of Ghengis Khan

THE EXPERIENCE

Synonymous with inaccessibility and thwarted by tales of a bloody past, the 21st century seems not to have arrived in Mongolia. A country that eloquently expresses itself through its swooping Golden Eagles, thundering horse hooves and big, blue skies, this journey is a melting pot of hospitality, pageantry and wild Slavic beauty. Dine under a canopy of stars, make lifelong friends and remember this time for the rest of your life.


This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to a 2019 Silversea cruise.
Please see below and embark on your greatest adventure to date.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Duration
7 nights
Departure date
27 Sep 2019
From
Tokyo
To
Ulaanbaatar
Fares from
Mongolia
Mongolia
Mongolia
Mongolia

HIGHLIGHTS

Witness...

Witness the Kazakh people of the Altai Region in Western Mongolia practicing their ancient tradition of hunting with Golden Eagles.

Luxury ...

Luxury accommodation in hotels and private camps.

Travel ...

Travel by private chartered helicopter from Ulaanbaatar to Ulaan Taiga and to Lake Khuvsgul.

In Sags...

In Sagsai pay a visit to a Kasakh Family in their traditional dwelling.

ITINERARY

Itinerary map

DAY BY DAY
ITINERARY

DAY 1
Disembark Silver Muse and transfer to the airport for your flight to Ulaanbaatar. Late arrival and transfer to the Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar.
DAY 2
After breakfast, transfer to Ulaanbaatar airport to fly by a chartered MI8 helicopter via Murun to Ulaan Taiga. Here you will have a chance to visit the lesser known Tsaatan and meet the reindeer herders of northern Mongolia. From there the private helicopter will take you to Lake Khuvsgul for dinner and overnight at the Dream Khuvsgul.
DAY 3
During the morning, leaving Lake Khusgul, which is said to contain 1% of the world’s freshwater, you will drive through the beautiful northern Taiga landscape. At noon, fly back from Murun to Ulaanbaatar. A late lunch at Millies –considered Ulaanbaatar’s best café- will be followed by a city tour of Mongolia’s capital. Overnight at the Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar.
DAY 4
During the morning, you fly from Ulaanbaatar to the center of Mongolia’s westernmost province. A late lunch will be served at the Pamukkale Turkish Restaurant serving Turkish and Mongolian food. Before we drive to the Nomads Camp, we will have a look at the village of Sagsai, famous for its Kazakh eagle hunters. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 5
Today we will learn about the way of life of the Kasakh, visiting their traditional dwellings and attending a small local festival ceremony. This will be a great opportunity to see how they train the Golden Eagles that they use to hunt hares and foxes while they ride on horseback through the mountain ranges. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 6
During the morning, fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer from the airport to the Tuul Riverside Lodge, east of Ulaanbaatar. After dinner, the group will enjoy a local traditional concert at a pagoda.
DAY 7
Today you will have the unique opportunity to attend a Naadam, a local festival that consists of horseracing, archery and wrestling. Naadam –the three games of men- was inscribed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will continue to the Gorkhi Terelj National Park and the Terelj Hotel. Enjoy a special farewell dinner.
DAY 8
In due time, transfer to Ulaanbaatar airport for your onward flight.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • One way business class air Tokyo to Ulaanbatar
  • Luxury accommodation throughout your stay
  • Chartered MI8 Helicopter flight in Mongolia based on above itinerary.
  • Touring in private vehicles

COMBINED CRUISES

This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to the following 2019 Silversea cruises.

6925 map
14 days
Silver Muse – Voyage 6925
12 – 27 Sep 2019
From Seward to Tokyo
8 days
Mongolia
27 Sep – 4 Oct 2019
From Tokyo to Ulaanbaatar
Silver Muse

Silver Muse
Cruise 6925

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