Nurturing little culture vultures
Taking your children from our fast paced digital world for a few weeks, slowing them down and immersing them in Mongolia will be one of the best experiences that you will share. To broaden their minds and develop an early love of seeking out and experiencing the world is one of the best gifts that you can give them.
1. Walk with dinosaurs
The Gobi Desert has been the site of a large percentage of the world’s dinosaur finds, now seen in museums across the world. Visit the extraordinary Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs on your quest for dinosaur bones and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a prehistoric world!
2. In the saddle
Did you know that Mongolia has more horses than people? Whether it is a week-long trek across the steppe or learning to ride with local children, Mongolia is the place to do it. Suitable for riders of all abilities, our horse riding activities come with an experienced guide.
3. Survival of the fittest
Test your wits with a night in the wilderness – camp under the stars, forage for rhubarb and other wild delights and cook your supper over the campfire.
4. Home sweet home
Putting up a ger is a great family bonding activity and traditionally all ages help. It takes the professionals an hour, but for newcomers it may take a whole day!
5. Back to basics
Have a taste of nomadic life as you live with local families. Help with the daily tasks like milking the animals and collecting wood and dung for the fire. Try your hand at fermenting the milk into airag or learn how to make traditional dumplings.
6. Steppe back in time
Chinggis Khan lives on through a nation proud of its heritage. Visit the awe-inspiring 131 foot high Chinggis Khan monument and visitor’s centre on the bank of the Tuul River and learn about how he founded the largest empire in the history of the world!
7. Sun, sand and camels
Take a camel trek through the desert before climbing up the spectacular singing sand dunes of Khoryn Els and sliding down the other side.
8. A day at the beach
Mongolia’s stunning lakes mean that you can even enjoy a day on a beach during your time in landlocked Mongolia! Lake Khovsgol holds 70% of Mongolia’s fresh water and is perfect for paddling, fishing and boating.
Meet the beautiful Golden Eagles that are trained for hunting by the Kazakh people of the Altai mountains in the far west of Mongolia.
10. Take a walk on the wild side
Wake in the early hours and take a walk across the wilderness on the lookout for Argali sheep, ibex, eagles and maybe even a wolf. Younger ones can take part in our animal spotting challenge, the rarer the animal the more points you get!
11. Sports day
Archery, wrestling and horse racing are the most popular sports in Mongolia. Learn archery and wrestling with a local family and take part in an organised competition, or play football with Buddhist monks…
12. Take the plunge
See Mongolia’s magnificent landscapes and wildlife from a different point of view with a raft trip down the Kherlen River.
13. Music in the air
Whether it is listening to a master play the horse headed fiddle or learning traditional throat-singing, Mongolia is full of delights for music-lovers of all ages.
14. Get crafty
Learn with local handicraft specialists who will help you make your own traditional Mongolian felt gifts or even an item of traditional clothing.
15. Lights, camera, action!
We organise fantastic trips for film fans including trips to locations used for major Hollywood movies. You can also hire a photographer or filmmaker to document your holiday or learn from an experienced film guide how to make your own movies.