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Small-Group Horseback Riding Day Tour provided by Rara Avis Travel

Small-Group Horseback Riding Day Tour

Small-Group Horseback Riding Day Tour
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About
Even before Genghis Khan, Mongolians were legendary horse riders. Follow in the tracks of ancient warriors and modern nomads as you ride through Gorkhi-Terelj National Park with an experienced trainer and a private guide. Join a nomad family for lunch and stop by “ger” tents for salt milk tea and Mongolian hospitality. Most of all, savor the rolling, empty landscapes of one of the least populous countries on earth.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Ride horses under the big sky of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, with a trainer
  • Eat and drink with a local family in their traditional “ger” tent
  • See landmarks including Turtle Rock and Tuul River
  • Leave off-road driving to the experts: Your tour includes transfers
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Ride horses under the big sky of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, with a trainer
  • Eat and drink with a local family in their traditional “ger” tent
  • See landmarks including Turtle Rock and Tuul River
  • Leave off-road driving to the experts: Your tour includes transfers
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32191P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • National Park fees
  • Traditional lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Driver/guide
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Horseback riding equipment
  • Cow carriage
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Personal expense
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Optional activities & additional services
  • Gratuities
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Your choice of location in Ulaanbaatar Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Children from 0-12 years old are free of charge
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • National Park fees
  • Traditional lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Driver/guide
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Horseback riding equipment
  • Cow carriage
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Personal expense
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Optional activities & additional services
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Location Name: Your choice of location in Ulaanbaatar Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Children from 0-12 years old are free of charge
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

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PHR67
Beijing, China359 contributions
Splendid day on horseback
This was a fantastic day-trip from Ulaanbaatar. The guide met us on time in the hotel lobby and he spoke excellent English. The first part of the trip was very bumpy due to road construction, but then it got better. We did a quick stop at the impressive Genghis Khan statue, but the main event was the horseback riding in Terelj National Park. We enjoy a full three hours with the horses in magnificent nature, and then we were served lunch by the horse owner’s wife, in a traditional ger. So enjoyable, so well organised, so beautiful. Highly recommended!
Written 15 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yoliet
5 contributions
Totally amazing
Jun 2019 • Couples
This trip was totally amazing. beautiful scenery, wonderful guides, great food and full of lots off active adventures. I don't have enough good things to say about this tour. Well organized, educational and most of all, fun! We don't usually take tours, but this one made us feel like we hit the jackpot. Excellent!”
Orgilbaatar is such a warm personality and highly motivated guide (recommendable!) Orgilbaatar was always ready with his narration of the history of the land and people. He paid such good attention and made sure we were taken care of.
Written 3 August 2019
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Michael L
2 contributions
Very satisfied day trip
Oct 2018 • Business
Tour guide picked up at the hotel on time and he can speak very good English. In additional to the horse riding, the trip includes visit Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue and lunch. The lunch is in a yurt of the horse family. It is very good local food which is much better than the hotel food. Since I am Chinese, I like the food so much.

After lunch is the horse riding. It last about two hours. The couple from the horse family and the tour guide leads us (3 people). It is fun and enjoyable. The only thing not so good is it is quite windy and quite cold in early Oct. It will be much better in summer time.
Written 8 October 2018
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808Frenchies
Honolulu, HI31 contributions
A Snowy Last Day!
Sep 2018
Even though it was cold and snowy for this excursion, we enjoyed it a lot. The monastery was quiet and peaceful. The horseman and his horses were wonderful and his daughter's food delicious. Adjusting our riding route so we'd be protected by the trees, it allowed us to relax on our last day in Mongolia.
Written 26 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

raceaces
Saipan, Mariana Islands1 contribution
Great Day in Mongolia
Sep 2018 • Family
My daughter and I had a great day. Guide spoke excellent English and was very personable. A herdsman brought the horses and took all of us out for a 2+ hour ride. I worked as a cowboy as a young man. When the herdsman found out we could ride well off we went across the steppe. He even got me into a couple of races. Fun to see the Chinggis Khan statue and Turtle Rock on the same trip.
Written 12 September 2018
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Andrea N
Oslo, Norway16 contributions
Perfect to get a taste of Mongolia
Aug 2018 • Solo
I only had two days in Mongolia, and on this one day trip I felt like if I managed to see some of the country's beauty in just some hours. And what other way to see it then on a horses back!

Our guide Tanja(?) spoke very good english and was a great guide throughout the day. The horses were maybe a bit stubborn in the beginning, but as soon as we left the other horses they were on their way. They were stabile and great for beginners. You also got chaps to protect your legs.

The lunch was amazing! Very good authentic Mongolian food inside a ger.

To see the Genghis Khan was a nice treat too.

Tip: bring water! At the lunch you get something to drink, but I recommend bringing at least one water bottle to have for the ride.

There a couple of things keeping me back from giving this tour a 5.

First, the description of the tour and the actual tour was not completely the same. We stopped to see turtle rock from a distance, but I am not sure if the driver was actually planning to stop, or stopped because I said, wow is that the turtle? Also, the lunch was not that much a visit to a family. The woman carried out the food into the Ger, and that was all we saw of her or anyone else. Lastly, don't expect too much of the "brief city tour", as it was nothing put some pointing from tha car as we picked up the other person to join the tour.

Second, I was on the tour with one other solo traveler. Without mentioning too much this person tended to talk quite alot and even at times interrupt the guide, and in general taking up a lot of space. I might have learned more about this persons life then I learned about Mongolia. This, of course, colored my experience. At the same time, this is a complicated situation and I didn't expect our guide to deal with it in any other way then she did, as I certainly wouldn't have been comfortable with it myself. So this is not really critics to Rara Avis, but more a ps of what a small group can result in.

That said, I loved the trip, and I would do it again without blinking!
Written 30 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lindsayyuxx
北京市, 中國11 contributions
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 ride fast few times, and I really enjoyed. Maybe I also have Mongolian blood lol. If there is a chance, I will definitely revisit.
Written 14 August 2018
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Andrew S
7 contributions
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 long ride though so be ready for some sore backs if you really get the horses to a gallop (which there are plenty of opportunities to do). The forest and mountain riding are equally fascinating and unique. I recommend bringing bottles of water or a camelbak for the trip as the altitude leads to a dry mouth. The food we were served for lunch was very good and seemed quite authentic. There was also more than enough for four grown men. The statue of chinggis khan is also impressive and one of those must see things while in Mongolia. Overall very happy with this tour and well worth the price!
Written 18 July 2018
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Naomi D
14 contributions
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 companies that offered one day tours from the city. They made the booking process easy and simple. On the day my guide Gunj and horse guide Monkhoo were exceptional. I was the only one on the tour and the day started with a stop at the Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex. Gunj was very knowledge about Mongolian history and explain all the different displays in the museum. After that stop we headed to the National Park for horse riding. The horse were kind natured and well trained which made it easy to ride (I had ridden a horse since I was a child). We had a short ride to lunch were we eat traditional meal in a Ger made by a local family who live in the Park. After lunch I was confident enough to ride by myself and the three of us continued our way up the mountain. At the top we rested and took in the views before heading back. It was truly an amazing experience! At the beginning I was slight disappointed that I was the only one on the tour but during the day I was glad, Gunj and Monkhoo were great company and I could do everything at my own pace.
Once we had finished horse riding we headed to Turtle Rock for a photo and opportunity to climb. Then it was time to head back to the city.
If you only have time for one thing in Mongolia I would highly recommend this tour. Though it was slightly out of my budget I don’t regret a thing. Fantastic day and great tour guide and tour company!
Written 22 June 2018
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Peter N
New York City, NY11 contributions
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.
Written 13 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Dvoe5
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Fantastic Day Tour with great guide
We did a day tour yesterday and it was fantastic! We visited Terelj National Park, turtle rock, a monastery with ch
simonpinkney
simonpinkney
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Day tour on a cold winter day
The Rara Avis team picked us up from our hotel and we started our day tour with temps at -27c. Bitterly cold. we vi
JONATHAN S
JONATHAN S
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Just GREAT!
My tour guide Yogi was excellent. His English is a step above other tour non-native English speaking guides I've w
Michigan48158
Michigan48158
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Tour was worth it for both Cultural reasons and logistical reasons
The tour was very good for the reasons you would expect: Transportation to important and interesting sites The guid
StephanD914
StephanD914
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Private tour not really private
The tour was great the guide and the driver were perfect, we appreciated all what was done during this tour, the vi
AlanD-Denver
AlanD-Denver
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Great service and commitment to my satisfaction!
I became slightly sick part way through a Gobi Desert trip, and Rara Avis completely revised our itinerary. They go
Martin O
Martin O
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Amazing Service!
Driver was there at the airport upon arrival with no wait time. The car was very clean and comfortable. Driver was
H2623SOjackw
H2623SOjackw
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Well worth it
I'd highly reccomend a tour with Rara Avis. Our guide Yogi was very knowledgable and a genuienly friendly person. W
Marija N
Marija N
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Very interesting place
Very interesting place to visit. The biggest horse monument in the world, about 40 m high, with museum inside.
raymonlo
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Full-day Private Custom-Made Ulaanbaatar Tour
The tour was really great. The tour guide is very nice and can speak English very well. He helped me plan the trip
Sasha-181818
Sasha-181818
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Active, historical day tour - good for all ages
We were picked up early by the bus and our guide (FYI there isn't confirmation, you just trust they will come per t
ChengHyork
ChengHyork
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Good for a tight schedule
We were on the Trans-Mongolian Railway and made a stop at Ulan Bator for 2 days. We signed up for a 24-hour “Mongol
tehuelches
tehuelches
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good for a half day trip
if you have sometime extra in ulaambaatar,you should go to see the statue of the ginghis khan..short bus ride from
jackieb632014
jackieb632014
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Good trip out
This was a great day out and Bill answered all our questions. The statue was very impressive and there was a local
Guido S
Guido S
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unreliable
I had booked for 7 October 2018 and the car did not show up. The cell phone provided was not working, switched off.