Selena Travel

Springtime Nomadic Adventures

Nomadic Family Mongolia

6days/5nights

Tour grade: Easy

From: US$ 840

Style: Traveller

  • Immerse in authentic Mongolian nomadic culture.

  • Witness the arrival of newborn livestock. 

  • Explore Hustai National Park & the endangered wild horses. 

  • Eat, sleep, and live like a real Nomad!

  • Meet people and make friends! You will be part of a group of 4-8 people during the tour as it is a group departure.

Tour Overview

Join us on a journey that centers around the joyous arrival of new life in the Mongolian nomadic community. Spring holds a special significance for these pastoral people, as it's the time when they welcome a new generation of livestock into their herds - the primary source of income and sustenance for these hardy and resourceful people. 
 

Throughout your journey, you'll have the opportunity to stay with the nomads, actively participating in their daily activities, including caring for newborn animals, fostering the bond between mother and baby, nurturing premature livestock, and making delicious dairy products. This immersive experience offers a rare opportunity to witness firsthand the beauty and hardships of nomadic life in Mongolia, providing an authentic glimpse into their daily customs and culture. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime transformative and unforgettable journey of cultural discovery!

 

 

Tour map

Springtime Nomadic Family Adventures Map

Tour images

A nomad with his horse | Nomadic Family tours
Mongolia, nomadic girl standing | Nomadic family visit
Making Buuz a Mongolia traditional dumpling  during Mongolia tour
Mongolia nomadic family | Spring Time Nomadic Adventure tour

Full Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, you will be warmly greeted by your guide at the airport after completing your customs formalities. You'll then be whisked away to your hotel, where you can take some time to relax and unwind before embarking on your Mongolian adventure. Please note that the hotel check-in time is at 2 pm.

 

Accommodation

  • Holiday Inn Hotel 4* or similar

Day 2:

Hustai National Park

Start the day off right with a hearty breakfast before embarking on an exciting journey to Hustai National Park, one of Mongolia's most beloved national parks. Upon arrival, we will go on a mission to spot the Takhi wild horses, also known as Przewalski Horses - the last surviving wild horses on the planet - as well as other magnificent wildlife in their natural habitat. Later, we will arrive at the host family, where you'll enjoy a delicious welcome dinner and engage in fascinating conversations with the nomads, gaining valuable insights into a way of life vastly different from your own. This unique and enriching experience promises to be a highlight of your journey through Mongolia.

 

Accommodation

  • Nomadic Family

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner

Day 3-4:

Nomadic family days

Wake up early in the morning, join in the morning activities, which may include milking the cows, feeding the newborn animals and checking bond between mother animal and newborn livestock (herders have developed a deep understanding of their livestock and can often recognize individual animals by their appearance, behavior, and even their voices). In the noon, you will learn to make Mongolian traditional dish ‘Buuz’ with nomads and enjoy the lunch with new friends. After lunch, you will join afternoon activities, including herd sheep with nomads, check whether new baby lambs are born, repairing fences, and collecting dungs and many more. The long busy day is over and enjoy dinner and overnight with nomads.

 

Accommodation

  • Nomadic Family

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner

Day 5:

Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we’ll say goodbye to the host family and drive to Ulaanbaatar. Upon our arrival, check into the hotel for shower and some rest. After lunch, we visit the Genghis Khan monument on the square and the newly established Chinggis Khan Museum. There will be free time for you in the afternoon to do some souvenir and cashmere shopping if you wish. Farewell dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Accommodation

  • Holiday Inn Hotel 4* or similar

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner

Day 6:

Departure from Mongolia

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport (standard checkout time applies, 12 pm). Say goodbye to Mongolia.

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

 

Date & Price

Pax-based price:

2 pax   1000 USD per person
3 pax   840 USD per person
4 pax   730 USD per person
5 pax   710 USD per person

 

Tour available dates:

20 March – 15 April

 

 


Included Services

  • Full-time services of an experienced English-speaking local guide throughout the tour 
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Private transfers (4WD minivans with AC+ Experienced driver) 
  • Airport transfers
  • Twin/Double share at a 4-star hotel
  • Shared ger during the nomadic family stay 
  • Meals as listed (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • 0.5 l x 3 bottled water per day
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable

 

Not Included in the Service

  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • International Airfare/train tickets + Tax 
  • Travel insurance & Visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
  • Optional activities (fishing, kayaking, horse riding and camel riding etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Background

 

Welcome to our immersive Springtime Nomadic Adventure Tour, where we offer our travelers a unique opportunity to explore the real life of a typical Mongolian nomadic family, without any staged or touristy events. Our goal is to provide an authentic and enriching experience that allows our clients to fully immerse themselves in the daily lives and traditions of the nomads.

 

Livestock such as sheep, goats, and cows are an integral part of nomadic life, as the nomads' livelihoods are centered around animal husbandry. Spring is a critical time of year for nomadic families, as it marks the birth of new livestock and the beginning of a new cycle of life. Our tour takes place during this magical period, providing our clients with a unique opportunity to witness the bonding between mother and newborn, and the nurturing of the animals that are so important to the nomads' way of life.

 

On this tour, we will stay with our host family at their family home, most often in traditional Mongolian yurt without running water or modern toilet facilities and will learn to make and eat Mongolian traditional meals. You'll have the opportunity to participate in the daily activities of a nomadic family, such as caring for newborn livestock, making dairy products, and learning about the nomads' customs and traditions. 

 

We believe that immersing yourself in this culture is the best way to explore the country and gain life-changing experiences and insights. By becoming a real Mongolian for a period of time, you'll develop a newfound appreciation for the traditions and customs of this remarkable country. At the end of your journey, you'll return home with a fresh perspective and a deeper understanding of this fascinating way of life.

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