In a Vantage Adventures small group, we have greater access to people and places, which means you’ll enjoy more intimate glimpses and a more rewarding journey. Here are some Vantage Adventures highlights handpicked by our adventure specialists, each one based on their intimate knowledge of their destinations.
Listen to the remarkable “singing sands” of Khongoryn Els in as the desert dunes shift in the wind
Enjoy a demonstration of traditional nomadic skills including horsemanship, livestock management, and domestic crafts, and experience a traditional lunch
Join our July 6th departure for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in Mongolia’s Nadaam Festival complete with parades, wrestling, horse riding, and archery
If you’re unable to join the Nadaam Festival departure, don’t worry — on all other departures, enjoy a Vantage-exclusive cultural performance by local children celebrating traditional sports, music, and dance
Discover the dramatic landscapes of Yolyn Am, a gorge through rocky canyons that hides unique wildlife and a river of ice known as the Gobi Glacier
Visit the “Flaming Cliffs” of Bayanzag, where the first dinosaur eggs were discovered, and luxuriate in the view with a sunset picnic
Fall under the spell of Mongolian folk song and dance performance — and witness the magic of throat singing — during your Farewell Dinner
Experience the distinctive sport of camel racing on the two-humped Bactrian camel and visit a camel herding family
Ascend the world’s largest (131-feet high) equestrian statue and tour its museum halls to learn about the Mongol Empire
Wander the grounds of this 600-year-old UNESCO-listed complex, designed to blend harmoniously into its natural hillside surroundings
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Life in the desert was typically centered on survival — but on this adventure, you’ll simply enjoy the ride. A camel ride, that is! Here are a few other ways you’ll stay active on this sojourn across Mongolia:
Be mesmerized by the costumes, dances, and hypnotic harmonies of Mongolian throat singers during a spectacular Farewell Dinner and show. You will never forget the remarkable vocal feats of the Tumen Ekh Ensemble’s singers, who perform an ancient style of overtone singing, which is variously called Tuvan throat singing or Khoomei. It is a technique that enables an individual singer to produce a single fundamental pitch, and simultaneously emit one or more tones over that. The technique was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.
You’ve traveled across the globe to get here, so it’s essential to preserve your memories of the journey as authentically as possible. Here are a few tips to help you along the way:
Both South Korea and Mongolia have rich religious histories (though religion was outlawed for much of the 20th century), and you can see it firsthand on this adventure.
Here is one of the experiences you’ll have:
Your land adventure has been enhanced with special features catering to independent travelers, including:
Customize your Mongolian adventure with these top Concierge suggestions: