Grab your passport and get ready to discover the land of Chinggis Khan
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Wide Open Spaces
With a population of just three million, Mongolia is one of the least densely populated countries on the planet. Breathe deeply and take in some of the most dramatic landscapes you will ever see.
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Epic Road Trips 

With few paved roads and no GPS to speak of, there are infinite opportunities to take the road less travelled.

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The Nomadic Life  

Up to 40 per cent of Mongolians live as nomadic herders. Immerse yourself in daily life that revolves around tending to livestock, daily chores and the changing seasons.

FROM ARCHERY AND HORSE RACING TO MONGOLIAN WRESTLING, THIS IS A SPORTING SPECTACLE IS HARD TO BEAT.
Showstopping Animals 

With camels in the south, reindeer in the north and eagles in the west, it’s a must visit for wildlife lovers.

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Unexpected Encounters 

Chance encounters find a way of filling days. From helping a nomadic family erect their summer ger to joining a camel caravan across the plain.

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Back To Basics 

Treadle sewing machines, woodfire stoves and water drawn from the nearest well – Mongolia is a masterclass in how to live the slow life.

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Ancient Sports 

Forget the Olympics, it’s the Nadaam festival that you need to watch. From archery and horse racing to Mongolian wrestling, this is a sporting spectacle is hard to beat.

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Digital Detox

Abandon the smartphone, leave the laptop at home and get back to what life is really about.

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Hospitality

Mongolians are some of the world’s most hospitable people, welcoming guests with anything from steaming bowls of fermented mares milk, chunks of dried goats curd or even their own beds for the evening. Witnessing this extreme generosity is a humbling experience.

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History

Roam the lands of the great Chinggis Khan, visit 400 year old monasteries and witness traditions that have been around for centuries.

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Sunsets

Whether you spy the sun going down over the Gobi desert or the rolling steppe, sunsets in Mongolia are nothing short of extraordinary.

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Glamping

Ger camps are fun and practical places to stay while travelling through the country, and Three Camel Lodge takes things to the next level. With ensuite gers, massage therapists and sunset champagne cocktails, it’s the perfect place to cap off your holiday.

Suggested Itineraries

From $9,500 pp

Classic Mongolia

Mongolia

  • Scrambling up the towering Khongoryn Els sand dunes for a glorious sunset and then sliding back down
  • Riding camels with an authentic nomadic camel breeder in the Gobi Desert
  • Staying at the luxurious Three Camel Lodge
  • Horse riding through the forest to the seldom-visited Tovkhon Monastery
  • Spending the night in your own bespoke ensuite luxury ger that has been set up in the wilderness just for you

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 10 nights

From $5,500 pp

Trekking in Bhutan

Paro, Thimphu & Punakha

  • Hiking Bhutan’s iconic Druk Path, enjoying the magnificent scenery and fresh mountain air
  • Visiting the sub-tropical valley of Punakha and experiencing a totally different climate and landscape
  • Enjoying a mix of both nature and culture with sightseeing after the trek

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 8 nights

From $5,610 pp

Finnish Lapland For Families

Finnish Lapland

  • Whiz through Lapland on a snowmobile to visit a reindeer farm
  • See Finland’s winter scenery from the back of a sleigh and meet excited husky dogs
  • Try ice-karting and make friends with some Finnish polar bears
  • Stay in a cosy glass igloo offering potential views of the Northern Lights
  • Get the chance to meet Father Christmas and his cheeky elves!

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 6 nights
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Kazakh Eagle Hunter in using trained golden eagles. Olgei,Western Mongolia

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Magnificent, wild and mysterious, Mongolia offers intrepid travellers a chance to discover nomadic culture, untouched landscapes, and have a true wilderness experience.

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