There simply is nowhere quite like it.
The birth place of the great Chinggis Khan is largely the same now as it was then. The country is wonderfully diverse in terms of landscape. The magisterial Western Altai gives way to the fertile central Heartland. The exquisite forested North fades into the endless sea of green steppe which in turn becomes the Gobi in the South. One of the world's last wildernesses. A holiday in Mongolia will be like no other.
The people of Mongolia are wonderfully adapted to their climate. Temperatures can differ by as much as 80°C between summer and winter. The Mongolian ger is perfectly designed to withstand such extremes as well as being portable to fit the nomadic way of life almost half of the population lead. Such a demanding climate leads the people of Mongolia to exhibit magical hospitality. Only here does a traveller receive an unreserved welcome at every turn. No description of Mongolia is complete without reference to the ingrained equine culture present throughout the nation. The almost spiritual relationship between man and horse is captivating to all who visit and it remains critical to Mongolian identity.
Panoramic Journeys was conceived in Mongolia, a country which is synonymous with the panoramic view of rugged mountains, endless forests and vast open steppe. As a business we have grown up in Mongolia. It is our home and always will be. Our drivers and guides are old friends and they too care passionately about the experience we deliver in Mongolia. We work with them to constantly improve and expand what we can achieve as a community in Mongolia at the same time as protecting the places we know and love. They will help you seek out the highlights of any trip such as the best seats at a local Naadam festival - a celebration of Mongolia's Three Manly Sports: wrestling, archery and horse-racing or arrange to meet the best eagle-hunter at the Golden Eagle Festival.
A PJ friend spent a few chilly winter days filming around Ulaanbaatar, Kharkhorin and Bayangobi. Take a look at some of his breathtaking footage.
Looking for a small group tour?
In 2019 we are, for the very last time, running our incredible Gobi, Heartland and Altai small group tour. This journey takes in the full breadth of wonder captured in Mongolia; from 'singing dunes' and 'flaming cliffs' to nomadic hospitality and famed eagle hunters. Don't miss out on this last opportunity - click HERE to learn more