Trip Length: 14 days/13 nights.
Trip Type: Moderate.
Tour Code: SMT-BWT-14D
Meeting/Departure Points: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Group size: 4 adults or more participants.
Season: Daily, mid-May-Sept.
Total Distance: about 3000kms/1864miles.
Airfare Included: No. Internal one way airfare from Bayankhongor-Ulaanbaatar + domestic tax (about $ US 210/185 € Euros per person) is quoted separately, and subject to the change by Mongolian airlines.
Tour Customizable: Yes.
Tour Highlights: Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, meet Samar Magic Tours team. Mongolia Bird watching Expedition takes place in remote wilderness areas of Mongolia. This Expedition requires flexibility, tolerance and spirit of adventure of every journey participant due to the remote wilderness areas. Cars have a hard time. Anyhow the tourism infrastructure has somewhat developed.
Best Times for Wildlife in Mongolia: Late May-early September is the best time to visit Mongolia, when most of the bird summer visitors have arrived and many passage migrants are moving through although this is usually too late to see Black-billed Capercaillies. Be prepared for cold temperatures, especially at night, and snow even in June.
Grus monacha : The hooded crane is a small, dark crane. It has a grey body. The top of the neck and head is white, except for a patch of bare red skin above the eye. It is one of the smallest cranes, but is still a fairly large bird, at 1 m (3.3 ft) long, a weight of 3.7 kg (8.2 lbs) and a wingspan of 1.87 m (6.2 ft). The hooded crane breeds in Mongolia.
Grus Grus: The common crane, also known as the Eurasian crane, is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes. The common crane is a large, stately bird and a medium-sized crane. It is 100–130 cm (39–51 in) long with a 180–240 cm (71–94 in) wingspan. The body weight can range from 3 to 6.1 kg (6.6 to 13.4 lb), with the nominate subspecies averaging around 5.4 kg (12 lb). The common crane is omnivorous, as are all cranes. It largely eats plant matter, including roots, rhizomes, tubers, stems, leaves, fruits and seeds.
Grus nigricollis:The black-necked craneis a medium-sizedcranein Asia that breeds on the steppes on Mongolia. It is 139 cm (55 in) long with a 235 cm (7.8 ft) wingspan, and it weighs 5.5 kg (12 lbs). It is whitish-gray, with a black head, red crown patch, black upper neck and legs, and white patch to the rear of the eye. It has black primaries and secondaries. Both sexes are similar. Some populations are known to make seasonal movements. It is revered in Buddhist traditions and culturally protected across much of its range. This medium-sized crane is mostly grey with a black head and neck. The lores and crown are naked and dull red. A small patch of white feathers are present below and behind the eye. The tail is black and makes it easy to distinguish at a distance from the similar looking common crane which has grey tail. The black-necked crane summers mainly in the high altitude of Mongolia.
Grus vipio: The white-naped crane is a bird of the crane family. It is a large bird, 112–125 cm (44–49 in) long, approximately 130 cm (4 ft) tall and weighing about 5.6 kg (12 lbs) with pinkish legs, grey and white striped neck, and a red face patch. The white-naped crane breeds in northeastern Mongolia. Its diet consists mainly of insects,seeds,
roots, plants and small animals. Due to ongoing habitat loss and overhunting in some areas, the white-naped crane is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, meet Samar Magic Tours team. (D)
Lake Ogii. (B)(L)(D)
Orkhon Valley-Karakorum. (B)(L)(D)
Lake Sangiin Dalai. (B)(L)(D)
Khurjiirt-Shargaljuut hot spa. (B)(L)(D)
Orog Lake. (B)(L)(D)
Boon Tsagaan Lake. (B)(L)(D)
Ikh Bogd Mountain. (B)(L)(D)
Flight to Ulaanbaatar. (B)(L)(D)
Terelj National Park. (B)(L)(D)
Departure Mongolia. (B)
|Daily, mid-May-Sept.||Hotel 3*||Hotel 4*||Hotel 5*|
|+10 persons||$ 1,799 or 1,599 €||(Click here to enquire or book)||(Click here to enquire or book)|
|7-9 persons||$ 1,905 or 1,699 €||(Click here to enquire or book)||(Click here to enquire or book)|
|4-6 persons||$ 2,025 or 1,799 €||(Click here to enquire or book)||(Click here to enquire or book)|
|Individual Supplement||$ 149 or 134 €||(Click here to enquire or book)||(Click here to enquire or book)|
2016/17 Land tour costs per person in $ US or in Euros (€), based on double or twin standard room from (14 days, excluding flights) - (Click here to enquire or book)
Free: If you have a group of 16 persons (15 paying persons + 1 free, based on twin/double standard room: 8) Excluding flights, and the single room at hotels in Ulaanbaatar city.
3 nights at hotel in Ulaanbaatar, based on double or twin standard room.
3 nights in the tourist camps, based on private Gers.
6 nights camping in tents, based on twin occupancy, included the all camping gear.
Food as indicated (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner).
All transportation specified, included the petrol.
Services of English speaking guide.
Cook, kitchen equipment for camping days.
Entrance fees to the all specified protected areas, national parks, museums, and the monastery.
One Mongolian traditional folk songs concert.
Meeting nomadic families.
Accommodation in Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar: hotel, 3*, hotel, 4*, hotel, 5* (3 nights).
Lake Ogii: Tourist Gers camp (2 nights).
Karakorum: Tourist Gers camp (1 night).
Terelj National Park: Tourist Gers camp (1 night).
The rest of the days: Camping in tents (6 nights).
What's Not Included?
Internal one way airfare from Bayankhongor-Ulaanbaatar + domestic tax (about $ US 210/185 € Euros per person) is quoted separately, and subject to the change by Mongolian airlines.
The international flights.
Occasional flight delays or cancellation.
Excess baggage (the internal flight allowance only to carry 5 kg and luggage 10 kg totally 15 kg load for domestic flight, and above that overweight must be paid ($1.5/1kg).
Visa (if it will be necessary).
The binoculars, telescopes and tripod.
Any rescue costs or costs of early departure.
Changing of date of departure from Ulaanbaatar.
The traveler is responsible for having proper travel documents, such as a valid passport, proper visa, the necessary passport pictures, and the International airfares.
Items of personal nature such as gratuities to porters at hotels, telephone / telex / fax charges, laundry, beverages, meals, optional activities, and services not specified in the itinerary.
Any circumstances beyond of our control, such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, weather conditions, etc.