The name Mongolia conjures up images of Genghis Khan's army sweeping across the steppes, destroying everything in its wake.
Mongolia's most famous son might do a double take at the modern city of Ulaan Baatar, but he'd recognise much of Mongolia even today. Many locals still live in the traditional circular felt tents called gers (yurt in Russian), and Mongolian children learn to ride almost before they can walk. With a stunning, wide-open landscape, dramatic mountain ranges, the wilderness of the Gobi Desert and beautiful alpine lakes, Mongolia is a fantastic place to experience nature in the raw.
Tour price from USD 1955 for 21 days.