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The Genghis Khan

Departing: Beijing, China - 15 days
Countries visited: China, Mongolia, Russia

Saddle up and ride the lands of Genghis Khan, discover Moscow's uber cool hangouts and have your senses bombarded in Beijing. Get ready for an epic jam-packed and vodka infused adventure across the Trans Mongolian and Trans Siberian Railways. Genghis Khan was known for covering vast distances at speed, now you can too!

  

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Start your journey in Beijing - meet your new travel buddies and Honcho!
Day 2 - Beijing - Ride a bike around to get an idea of the scale of the city, or travel by metro to grasp the density of the population. 
Day 3 - Morning departure for Ulaanbaatar - All aboard the Trans Mongolian Railway! 
Day 4 - Afternoon arrival into Ulaanbaatar - Check out this quirky capital. 
Day 5 - Head out to Terelj National Park and our ger camp - Settle into life as a nomad.
Day 6 - Terelj National Park - Climb Turtle Rock or play some pool with the locals in the wilderness. 
Day 7 - Ger camp and return to Ulaanbaatar.
Day 8 - Ulaanbaatar - Throw it all on the barbecue Mongolian style or mingle with monks at the Gaandan Khiid Monastery before an evening departure for Irkutsk - settle in to life on board. 
Day 9 - Trans Mongolian Railway - Cross the border into Russia and watch the landscapes change  as you enter Siberia. 
Day 10 - Enjoy a day exploring Irkutsk, the capital of Siberia before an evening departure to continue your journey to Moscow. 
Days 11-13 - Trans Siberian Railway - Spend time with the locals, exchange stories and share food in the dining car!
Day 14 - Early morning arrival into Moscow and start exploring.  
Day 15 - Moscow - Your Genghis Khan journey is complete. Time to farewell your new friends. 

 

Essentials

Inclusions
Visa support for pre-booked services

Services of Vodkatrain Honchos in Beijing, Ulaanbaatar, Terelj National Park and Moscow

Accommodation on a share basis (twin/triple or dorm rooms, private facilities not guaranteed)

Accommodation in traditional gers in Mongolia

4-berth train tickets Beijing - Ulaanbaatar - Moscow

All departure and arrival transfers en-route. Please note: Arrival transfer on Day 1 and departure transfer at the end of your itinerary are not included. Please see the ‘Extra Stuff’ section for details on booking these services.

Extra stuff

Linger a little longer. Pre and Post tour accommodation including visa support… stay as long as you like.

Why not travel further West into Scandinavia and the Baltics?
Ask us about getting you down to Tallinn, where we can hook you up with our friends at Busabout for their Scandi-Baltic Adventure.

Get me to the airport on time. Take the hassle out of arriving and departing… splurge on a transfer.

Rail Packs. Explore China and Vietnam at your own pace with a collection of the best rail tickets, pre-booked for your travel pleasure.