1 Day Coach Tour of Genghis Khan Statue Complex and Terelj National Park Including Lunch
The largest equestrian statue in the world, the imposing Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a must-see when in Mongolia. Tour the complex in its entirety on this guided tour from Ulaanbaatar, which includes all transportation, entrance fees, and a guide to make the most of your experience. Plus, visit nearby Terelj National Park, hike to Aryabal Monastery, and visit a local nomad family to learn more about the best of Mongolia’s culture, nature, and history—all in one day. You will be leaving the city early in the morning to take advantage of the better asphalt road to arrive at Chonjinboldog area where Chinggis Khan Monument is located within an hour. You will see true nomadic lifestyle as soon as you travel outside of the city of Ulaanbaatar. Chinggis Khan Monument is an extremely tall stainless steel statue of Ghengiis Khaan approximately 1 hour drive away from Ulaanbaatar. You may take an elevator ride up to the horse neck with spectacular view of the surrounding countryside. There is also a small archaeology museum in the base of the statue as well as a decent restaurant along with ubiquitous souvenir shops. You may try on traditional Mongolian costumes at the museum.
After Chinggis Khan Monument, you will head to Terelj National Park which is the most accessible natural attraction from Ulaanbaatar. Hiking, horseback riding, and rafting are the most popular activities in the park. Terelj National Park has many excellent rock formations for rock including two famous formations named for things they resemble: "Turtle Rock" or "Melkhii Khad" in Mongolian and "the Old Man Reading a Book" or "Praying Lama Rock." You will enjoy lunch at Turtle Rock. After lunch, hike to Aryabal Monastery via a decent path and enjoy beautiful scenery along the way. In the evening, you will visit a nomad family to experience Mongolian life style and hospitality before returning to Ulaanbaatar.