Rob Murray-John

Mongolia Travel Expert

Tucked up in the northernmost corner of Asia and cocooned by the highlands of China and the Siberian plains of Russia, Mongolia has always embodied a sense of intrigue. Here is a place where no matter where you go, you are guaranteed to be off-the-beaten-track as you venture into places so remote that even Google can’t find them. A tailormade holiday in Mongolia is the ultimate reset.

Rob Murray-John

Mongolia Travel Expert

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Mongolia Highlights

A tinge of untamed, wild beauty laced with the adventurous air of an unexplored frontier – these are the types of journeys that we live for here at Black Tomato.

Luxury Holiday in Mongolia

MORE ABOUT MONGOLIA

Nestled, without ocean border, between Russia and China, this vast and sparsely populated country - of Genghis Khan’s 1206 Mongol Empire and the post-1921 autonomy stewarded by Damdin Sukhbaatar - has, since 1990, opened its doors to inquisitive travellers who come in search of its dramatic landscapes, authentic culture, and vibrant capital city, Ulaanbaatar. From Khoomei (traditional throat singing) and the unexpected combination of bay leaves and cardamom in its slow-grilled meats, to the rolling steppe and the Siberian cedars that crest its sombre mountains, Mongolia is excitingly poised between worlds and cultures.

Private Tours in Mongolia

GETTING AIR IN THE ALTAI MOUNTAINS

Mongolia can seem perplexing, and wild, and beautifully different to those visiting the first - or even third, or fifth - time. Its culture is patient, yet marked by the differing cultural eras that have swept over its lands. This is why its mesmerising capital features everything from Yurts and temples to communist-era statues. Private tours are the best way to experience Mongolia, where you can wander the amazing galleries and museums of its Baga Toirog district, or sample a mixture of its unknown Altai restaurants and exceptional North Indian cuisine. The design cues can tend toward the opulent, with curtains, gold and wall-hangings setting the scene for an unforgettable meal.

Luxury Hotels in Mongolia

FROM YURT TO SHANGRI-LA

On our immersive holidays to Mongolia, your stay can range from luxury hotels with ultra-modern conveniences to traditional yurts studded on the rolling steppe, or overlooking the stately bulk of the country’s Altai mountains. Ever popular is Ulaanbaatar’s Shangri-La, located right in the centre of this thriving city. Blending contemporary chic with Mongolian panache, your room may overlook the impressive Sükhbaatar Square itself.

Luxury Honeymoons in Mongolia

A MOVING HONEYMOON IN MONGOLIA

For honeymoons in Mongolia - not, admittedly, the first and most obvious choice - there are a surprising number of ways to have it your own way, ditching the sugar-white beaches and palm fronds for eagle adventures with nomads and stirring horse rides into the foothills of the awe-inspiring Altai mountains.

Mongolia Highlights

A tinge of untamed, wild beauty laced with the adventurous air of an unexplored frontier – these are the types of journeys that we live for here at Black Tomato.

Luxury Ca,mping in Mongolia

STAYING IN MONGOLIA

Unsurprisingly, the hotels of Mongolia are deeply diverse in spectacle and style - yet all offer their own take on Mongolian luxury. From nomadic yurts in the wild, mountain-fringed steppe, to the palatial hotels of bustling Ulaanbaatar.

Luxury Hotel in the city, Mongolia

IN THE CITY

This sprawling capital city, which is home to almost half of the country’s population, has been shaped by the various cultures and historical epochs that have passed through and across it - from Indian and Chinese architectural influences through to the marks left from 20th century Communism. Its best hotels offer stately, luxurious and palatial bases from which to explore this tumbling, fun city - including the opulent, yet comfy, suites of the Shangri-La.

Luxury Camps in Mongolia

ON THE STEPPE

The most traditional accommodation in Mongolia must be the yurt - a nomadic tent-like structure which is still used heavily across the country, even within the cities. In our own luxury adventure holidays to this beautiful, landlocked country, you can stay with a nomadic family to learn about the pace and philosophy of their historic way of life.

Luxury Hotels in Mongolia

IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

The grand Terelj Hotel, located on a carefully protected estate near the birthplace of Genghis Khan, offers a small number of sumptuous suites - where you can soak up regal comforts before heading out into the adventure-packed landscape around you, including hot springs, hiking trails, and wildlife spotting.

  • Population Population 2,800,000
  • Capital Capital Ulan Bator
  • Currency Currency Togrog
  • Language Language Mongolian
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT + 8 | ET + 13
  • Expert Tip Expert Tip

    "Experience living with Nomadic tribes in the vast landscapes of the Bayan-Olgiy region"

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