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    Mongolia

    Mongolia

    Discover true adventure in a mystical land

    It is impossible not to be mesmerised by the endless steppe and majestic mountains of Mongolia's pristine rural regions. Vast swathes of this nomadic land remain blissfully in the 12th century and are a playground for the true adventurer. 

    Explore the endless plains of the Gobi Desert on horseback or settle into nomadic life, moving from different campsites each night. On a trip to this exciting land, you can discover the flaming cliffs of Bayanzag, where over 100 dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed. Further south lies Khongoryn Els, home to some of the world’s largest sand dunes. This area is inhabited by traditional camel herders and is a great place to learn about desert culture and ride the magnificent Bactrian Camel.

    The most luxurious place to lay your head is a private Ger, set up in any one of the numerous ethereal scenic locations throughout the country. This gives you the flexibility to explore the more remote corners of the country in comfort, and comes complete with memory foam mattresses, en suite bathrooms and handmade natural Mongolian bath products for the ultimate glamping experience. 

    While it is undoubtedly Mongolia’s rural charms that are the main draw for visitors, its idiosyncratic capital city, Ulaanbaatar, should not be overlooked. While the centre's lights are just as bright as any other Asian metropolis, dig a little deeper and you'll find a city of juxtapositions: masterful graffiti which tells of Mongolian history and heritage alongside tiny Buddhist temples, and young Mongols dressed to the nines in the latest fashions waiting at traffic lights alongside a nomad in traditional boots.
     

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    Mongolia’s stunning crystal lakes mean that you can even enjoy a day on a beach during your time in landlocked Mongolia. Known as the Blue Pearl of Mongolia, Lake Khövsgöl in the north is surrounded by mountains covered with pine forests and lush meadows.

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    We work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world, so have always been conscious of operating in a way that has a positive impact on both the environment and the people.

    When you travel with us, we will make a contribution on your behalf to one of the following charities: All About the Light Foundation in Africa, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools in Cambodia, the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia and Scott Polar Research Institute in the Polar Regions.

    If clients are interested, we are always keen to get them involved in local projects and conservation efforts. Whether it be whale counting in Antarctica or rhino relocation in Kenya, you will leave knowing your actions have made a difference.

    Our service includes booking and managing all your international and domestic flights. However, you can also book your own international flights if you would prefer. We can also organise private charters and private jet travel for both international and domestic flights.

    We have a fantastic VIP service in place to help you navigate the airport and make your journey as smooth and easy as possible. We can collect you from your home, take you to the airport and escort you through check-in and immigration to avoid any queues, straight through to the airport lounge before boarding your flight. The same service can be put in place on your return journey.

    We understand that one of the most important factors to our clients is flexibility to give you as much assurance as possible when booking your next trip. We are extremely flexible and are on hand to discuss with you the latest updates on flexibility in any one of our destinations.

    We have excellent relationships with a handful of insurance companies who provide various forms of cover. Each one offers a different policy with varying terms and conditions, so we strongly recommend getting a series of quotes and discussing your personal requirements in detail with them in order to find the best one for you.

    Booking and travelling with an accredited tour operator is more important than ever. cazenove+loyd is a bonded tour operator and is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is 3208. This means that the UK government guarantees all funds paid out to a bonded operator and is bound to pay in full if the bond holder is unable to deliver as contracted. This gives our clients peace of mind and full financial protection. Please see our booking conditions for further information.

    We have put the relevant measures in place so that our destinations are ready to welcome you safely. In all of our destinations, sanitation and hygiene in our vehicles and the properties we work with are extensive, with cleaning protocols rigidly followed as well as other necessary safety requirements. We always arrange private vehicles and guides for our clients when travelling in a destination.

    The price of our service is dependent on the intricacies of the itinerary. No two trips are the same. Our philosophy is to make every detail tailored just to you. 

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    I’ve been fascinated by nomads for as long as I can remember – endlessly on the move and surviving in some of the world’s most isolated wildernesses, living cheek by jowl with nature.
    Written by Venetia Stanley, Asia + Middle East Destination Expert
    The South Gobi Desert offers visitors a huge array of fascinating sites – from archaeological and historical to cultural and adventurous. Our friends on the ground and expert archaeologists provide our clients with insider access into this incredible corner of Mongolia.
    Nestled in a comfortable, traditional saddle, gazing out between two long pricked ears is arguably one of the best and most authentic ways to experience the Mongolian landscape.
    Written by Venetia Stanely, Asia + Middle East Destination Expert
    Life for the nomadic herders who reside in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert has changed little for centuries, so this destination is a fantastic choice for those wanting to go truly off-grid.
    Written by Florence Evans, Asia + Middle East Destination Expert
    Kharkhorin itself might seem like a small, nondescript Soviet-built town at first glance, but if you dig a little deeper, you will discover why this area is so important and really quite fascinating in terms of Mongolian history and culture.
    Written by By Tony Frazer-Price, Client
    Certainly not a holiday. An experience and great adventure for sure. And outside our comfort zone but much the better for the having of it.
    Like the Japanese ryokan, yurts, or 'gers' as they are known throughout the country, are a quintessential part of many travellers experience of Mongolia.
    This is a short account of our experience with eagle hunters at the Sagsai Eagle Festival in Mongolia and what made it so enthralling.


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