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In a country with an equal number of horses to people, a quintessential activity in Mongolia is to go horseback riding through the stunning Mongolian landscape in a traditional nomadic setting. Perfectly situated a couple of hours drive from the City of Ulaanbaatar, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is one of Mongolia’s most scenic and the country’s third largest protected area.

Your private English-speaking tour guide will meet you at the location of your choice in Ulaanbaatar at 8:50am. Your day will start with a brief city tour, followed by a car trip to Terelj, where the horseback riding will take place. Your thrilling horseback riding experience will be 3-hours long and led by a highly experienced trainer as well as your tour guide. Throughout the horseback riding tour, you will explore the beautiful and breathtaking landscapes of magnificent mountains in the backdrop with eternal blue skies.

This trip is a truly unique experience to step back in a time of a simpler way of life: the Mongolian Nomad. During the tour, you will explore the wilderness, Turtle Rock (gigantic eighty feet tall boulder in the shape of a turtle), Tuul River, and visit local households and nomad families for lunch. At the end of the horseback riding tour, you will enjoy a flavorful traditional Mongolian meal. After an eventful day, you will be returned back to the location of your choice in Ulaanbaatar where this adventure concludes.

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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Rara Avis Travel
Overview
Experience life like a nomad during this small group horseback riding tour in Terelj National Park. Travel two hours outside the capital city of Ulaanbaatar to the stunning rural landscapes and rolling hills of the Mongolian countryside. Follow a highly-qualified guide through the vast open space, then sit down for a traditional Mongolian meal that includes local beer, chums and meat. Tour is limited to four people to ensure a truly personal experience.
Highlights
  • Small-group tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Lunch included
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Amazing experiences in Summer

I had a great day to Terelj National Park, the view is amazing in the park as well as on the way there. Our tour guide is nice, fun and told us a lot of Mongolia histories. The horse riding was wonderful, I tried to...More

Thank Lindsayyuxx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing Day Trip

I cannot overstate how amazing this trip is for people with just one free day in the capital. Pick up is very convenient and the hostess speaks incredible English. There is total freedom on the plains when you are riding the horses. It is a...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile
Amazing day of horse riding

I only had a sort time in Ulaanbaatar between trains on the transmongolian and had heard the Mongolia had more horses than people so I was keen to get out of the city and horse ride. Rara Avis Travel was one of the very few...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile
The best horse riding

The horse riding was amazing. We rode for 3 hours in the forest. The food in the nomad’s family ger was delicious. Our guide was so friendly and explain every thing about Mongolia. We absolutely wanna come back to do this tour again.

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile
Incredible

This was an absolutely fantastic way to spend a day in Mongolia. Going around to the the statue complex was impressive, and the experience of riding horses through the steppes of Mongolia is a once in a lifetime opportunity that nobody should ever turn down...More

Thank David W
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