Posted by Selena Travel / 01 31, 2023
If you’re one who prefers to travel in style, then you’ll be glad to hear that there are a number of luxury travel experiences in Mongolia.
This beautiful country situated between China and Russia is graced with unique lodging, high end attractions, and more for visitors who are willing to splurge on a little adventure.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just in dire need of a pampered getaway, the luxury travel experiences in Mongolia are enjoyable and plentiful.
From staying in a traditional Gobi Desert ger camp to treating yourself to a ride aboard the Trans Mongolian Railway, there’s something for everyone in this country. So, read on to see our top picks for luxury travel experiences in Mongolia.
Stay in a Ger Camp in the Gobi Desert
One of the preferred accommodations and main attractions in the Gobi Desert is a ger camp. A ger is traditional Mongolian housing structure, comprised of felt and canvas hugging intricate woodwork.
But don’t let this modest construction mislead you on the luxurious nature of staying in a ger. They can come with heating, quaint furnishings, cozy beds, and private bathrooms.
One of the most popular ger camps in the Gobi Desert is Three Camel Lodge. With a convenient location close to many Gobi Desert attractions and added luxuries like a restaurant, massage ger, and shop, it’s no wonder that Three Camel is on National Geographic’s list of Unique Lodges in the World.
From your ger camp, you can take day trips to the many natural wonders of the Gobi Desert. You could go on a camel trek, visit the site of dinosaur fossil discoveries at the Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs, or hike the Khongoryn Els Singing Sand Dunes and more in Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park.
At the end of each day, you will retreat to the comforts of your private ger. Ger camps happen to be not only one of the most popular luxury travel experiences in Mongolia, but also a gateway to adventure.
Get a Top Cabin Aboard the Trans Mongolian Railway
Like most modes of transportation, the Trans Mongolian Railway comes equipped with first class amenities. In case you are unfamiliar with the Trans Mongolian, it is part of the famous Trans Siberian Railway.
This route runs from Moscow to Beijing, with a stop in Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar. If you’re trying to think of creative and fun ways to enter or exit the country and would like to include transit as a travel experience, this is your best option.
First class on the Trans Mongolian comes equipped with two beds and a small sofa in a private compartment. Bathrooms are shared with the other first-class guests on your train car.
The charming decor in your cabin will make you feel at home, and you’ll appreciate the proximity of the dining car for your meals.
On your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to take in the world-famous views of the Trans Mongolian Railway. You’ll pass through the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, ride by ancient Lake Baikal in Russia, and take in more photogenic sites on your journey.
The Trans Siberian Railway is a popular bucket list item, and the route through Ulaanbaatar is one amazing way to fulfill that wish. In terms of luxury travel experiences in Mongolia, the Trans Mongolian Railway is up there with our favorites.
Take a Private Tour of Popular Mongolia Sites
Planning everything out yourself does allow for a certain amount of flexibility, but it can be exhausting. Especially if you’re not too familiar with the destination, matching up dates and times and places is the opposite of relaxation and often headache inducing.
That’s why private tours are one of the best ways to enjoy a luxury travel experience in Mongolia. Whether it’s all-inclusive of accommodation and meals, or just a day trips from your hotel, a private tour is worth the investment.
From Ulaanbaatar, check out our private tours to the Gobi Desert, an ancient monastery, the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, or Gorkhi Terelj National Park.
Whether you’re the adventurous outdoorsy type or a history buff set on learning about the local culture, we have a tour for you. And with the expertise of an accompanying guide, you’ll never miss out on the must-dos or the unique elements of each attraction.
For tourists, traveling outside of Ulaanbaatar will add an extra layer of complexity to your journey.
That’s why a multi-day private tour of sites in the western region of the country, like Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, is a terrific option. Let Selena Travel handle all the planning, so you can simply show up and enjoy the journey.
Stay in a Classy Ulaanbaatar Hotel or Resort
Who doesn’t dream of spending a week in a resort? There are plenty of four and five-star accommodations that will give visitors a dreamy luxury travel experience in Mongolia.
In Ulaanbaatar, one of the most popular places to stay is the Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar. It may not be an actual palace, but the amenities will make you feel like royalty. It’s equipped with a spa, restaurant and bar, and grand decor. Plus, the hotel’s location in the capital city offers easy access to many Ulaanbaatar sites.
Outside of the city, Terelj Hotel is one of our top picks for a luxury experience in Mongolia. It offers a quiet, resort getaway far from the hustle and bustle of Ulaanbaatar, and the on-site amenities will provide all the entertainment you’ll need for your vacation.
Dine in one of the four restaurants, lounge at the spa, or choose from the many fun and adventurous tours available to guests, like a horse ride along the Tuul River Valley. No matter what you feel like doing each day, Terelj Hotel will have exactly what you’re in the mood for.
As you can see, there is no shortage of luxury travel experiences in Mongolia. The country is chock full of ways to spoil yourself while you’re away on vacation. So, whether you opt for a ger camp, a train, or a resort, we hope you enjoy your stay here in Mongolia!