Mongolia

Discover a strikingly beautiful and authentic destination of open plains, desert landscapes, majestic mountains and nomads living on the steppe on a luxury Mongolia tour.

Untamed and untread, Mongolia enchants with its wide-open plains, friendly and proud people, and the lore of one of the world’s greatest empires. One of the oldest and least populated countries on earth, Mongolia is dotted with timeworn Buddhist monasteries, crystal-clear lakes, and plenty of opportunity for quiet reflection.

Your experienced Abercrombie & Kent guide will introduce you to this open and enigmatic land, a place that feels largely unchanged from the days of Genghis Khan. Among the stops on your luxury holiday through Mongolia, you’ll visit Ulaanbaatar, the nomadic capital city that moved more than two dozen times before taking permanent residency between the Tuul and Selbe Rivers.

You’ll also journey into the Gobi Desert, the oldest and largest of its kind in Asia. A topographical mosaic, the area contains five distinct ecoregions and is home to a variety of wildlife, from gazelles and camels to snow leopards and sand plovers.

A growing number of visitors flock to Mongolia in July to take in the popular Naadam Festival, a unique event that pays homage to Mongolia’s nomadic culture, while the extraordinary Golden Eagle Festival takes place annually in October. June and July are the country’s busiest months with plenty of warm weather and sunshine. August and September are quieter with a drop in temperature and some rain. 

Award-winning luxury tours in Mongolia

With the help of an expert Abercrombie & Kent guide, get an insider’s look at Mongolia’s rich and complex history. You’ll have the opportunity to learn directly from nomadic herdsmen - locals who today still make up approximately one half of the population - and ask questions about their unconventional yet intriguing way of life.

In Ulaanbaatar, you’ll visit the Genghis Khan Statue Complex and marvel over the 40 metre tall statue of the infamous former ruler and founder of the Mongol Empire, on horseback. A short drive away is the Gandan Monastery, Mongolia’s epicentre for Buddhism and an enchanting display of tradition and religious ceremony.

Next, travel to Tugrugyn Shiree, a must-see stop in the Gobi desert made famous for the heralded ‘Fighting Dinosaurs’ fossil finds. Stunning views await atop the nearby Flaming Cliffs.

Inspired Accommodation in Mongolia

All of our luxury holidays are designed to join time-tested traditions with modern comforts. We carefully select a range of accommodations that offer insight into the local way of life without compromising comfort or safety.

On arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will check in to the Shangri-La Hotel, an award-winning property and luxurious sanctuary. Ideally situated in the city’s centre, popular attractions such as the Great Chinggis Khaan Square are only minutes from your doorstep.

For a luxurious twist on nomadic living, the Three Camel Lodge offers its guests the opportunity to stay in a traditional ger. These felt tents are made of latticed wood and heated by a wood stove. At night, you’ll be treated to a celestial show as you look out across the Gobi desert.

Destination highlights

We are committed to crafting unique luxury tours that highlight Mongolia’s elusive allure.

Accompanied by one of our Abercrombie & Kent expert guides, you’ll enjoy a fine blend of live-like-a-local experiences with exclusive tours and cultural opportunities. Activities include:

  • A private encounter with Golden eagle hunters
  • Learning firsthand about the Mongolian way of life from nomadic herdsmen
  • Traversing the Moltsog Els sand dunes by Bactrian camel
  • And more…


Featured Mongolia Journeys

Private7 days, from AU$8,625
Mongolia: Nomads & Gers

Experience Mongolia like the Khans on this illuminating journey through the land of endless sky.

Private7 days, from AU$8,625
Group of 2412 days, from AU$17,250
Mongolia: Golden Eagle Festival with Palani Mohan - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2020)

One of the last travel frontiers, Mongolia is vast, remote and hauntingly beautiful. Nomads still eke out a living on the steppe as they have for centuries passing from generation to generation age-old practices of horsemanship, herding and hunting.

Group12 days, from AU$17,250
Group of 1812 days, Call for a quote
Mongolia: Naadam Festival & the Khan Legacy - A Marco Polo Journey

​Retrace the footsteps of the Khan legacy as you take in the vivid spectacle of a centuries-old festival, explore the far-flung wilds of the Gobi Desert, and follow Kublai Khan's influence through the winding lanes of Beijing.

Group12 days, Call for a quote
Group of 5023 days, from US$129,000
Cultural Treasures: Around the World by Private Jet (2019)

Discover some of the World’s most fascinating peoples, places and celebrations in intimate and unforgettable ways on all-new Cultural Treasures: Around the World by Private Jet.

Group23 days, from US$129,000

Featured Accommodation

Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar

​Soaring 95 metres over the city, the 21-storey, glass-walled Shangri-La Ulaanbataar is located in the heart of the Mongolian capital.

Three Camel Lodge

​Spectacularly located against a backdrop of the Altai Mountains, a scattering of felt-covered gers peppers the vast expanse of the Gobi.

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