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25% OFF REINDEER EXPEDITIONS — Save S$1,400 on a future trip (valid till Dec 2021)!

Secure your spot on the North Mongolia Reindeer Expedition at a discounted price of S$3,990 (U.P. S$5,390), limited to our first 50 participants!

*Trip dates are flexible, which means that you can pick any trip before Dec 2021 (extendable if the situation continues). More details below.

Journey to the Tsaatan Reindeer Herders

Join us and a group of fun-loving travellers to the Northern-most province of Mongolia, with untouched landscapes where few outsiders have been.

We’ve partnered with Beyond Expeditions for access to authentic local experiences, including nomadic home-stays and horse-riding through the Mongolian Steppe, which is a blaze of colour in the spring and autumn months.

Darkhad Valley - Mongolia Itinerary

Of course, the highlight of our trip is meeting the Tsaatan nomads and their friendly reindeer. As one of the few remaining indigenous groups of reindeer herders, the Tsaatans are a disappearing culture. Staying with them is a priceless opportunity to experience their way of life while it’s still around.

Reindeer Herder - Mongolia Itinerary

The Travel Intern Content Experts will also act as your personal photographers, so you’ll return with breathtaking moments beautifully captured on photos and a specially produced trip video. For those looking to improve their own photography, there’ll also a photography and editing workshop exclusively for participants so you have the basics down before the trip.

Whether you’re an experienced traveller or just want to bring on more adventure into your life while meeting other like-minded, fun-loving travellers, we promise this trip will be one to remember.

Trip Itinerary (12 days, 11 nights)

North Mongolia Photo ItineraryTrip Schedule
Exact dates to be confirmed three months before each trip, based on the global health situation. 

1) 30th Sep – 11th Oct 2020
Autumn Expedition: If you love colder climates, Northern Mongolia in autumn is a spectacular sight. The landscapes are a burst of rich, warm hues, made all the more beautiful with sparkling blankets of snow.

2) Apr 2021
Spring Expedition: Perfect for nature-lovers, with lots of lush green and blooming wildflowers. You’re also likely to spot newborn baby animals, and witness the flurry of activity as the nomads care for them.

3) May 2021
Spring Expedition: Perfect for nature-lovers, with lots of lush green and blooming wildflowers. You’re also likely to spot newborn baby animals, and witness the flurry of activity as the nomads care for them.

4) Jun 2021
Summer Expedition: One of the most comfortable times to visit North Mongolia, with pleasant, warm weather and lots of sun. You’ll also see beautiful bright green landscapes, a perfect backdrop for the many traditional festivals held in this season.

5) Aug 2021
Summer Expedition

6) Oct 2021
Autumn Expedition

Check out the detailed day-to-day itinerary here!

What’s Included:

We tried to make things simple and easy, with no hidden fees or charges so you don’t have to worry about anything.

– Round-trip international economy flights (check-in up to 23kg and carry-on up to 7kg)
– Accommodation for 11 nights (three-star hotels, guesthouses, traditional gers and teepees)
– All modes of transport (airport transfers, private all-terrain vehicle with driver, petrol, wild Mongolian horse)
– All meals (breakfasts, all lunches except first day’s lunch, dinners)
– Edited trip photos and a special video to commemorate the trip
– Travel photography guidance and exclusive pre-trip workshop
– English-speaking, experienced local guide
– Access to the Tsaatan Camp for a nomadic home-stay with reindeer herders
– All activities including horse-riding, camping, and star-gazing
– Misc. taxes and fees
– 1.5L bottle of water per day
– Sleeping bag and blanket

EXCLUDED COSTS:
– Excess luggage and hand carry fees on flights
– Personal travel insurance
– Emergency rescue flights (if necessary)

Wildlife - Mongolia Itinerary

25% OFF REINDEER EXPEDITIONS — Save S$1,400 on a future trip, valid til Dec 2021

While you can’t travel now, you can always plan that next big adventure.
Join our North Mongolia Reindeer Expedition at a discounted price of S$3,990 (U.P. S$5,390), with flexible trip dates valid until Dec 2021.

How it works:

1) Sign up here and we’ll get in touch by email.

2) We’ll collect an S$500 deposit to confirm your slot at the discounted price. This will be used for the necessary arrangements to confirm the initial trip: prepaid reservation of all accommodations, guides, drivers, and vehicles.

3) Three months before the next scheduled trip, we’ll send an email to confirm if the trip is going ahead. This will be based on MFA’s travel advisory on Mongolia, and potential transit points in South Korea, Hong Kong, and China.

4) If the trip is confirmed, let us know if you’d like to join!
If yes, we’ll collect the balance of the discounted price and confirm your place on the trip. If you can’t make it for those dates, you can join another trip on the schedule when/if it’s confirmed. This is applicable for all North Mongolia Reindeer Expeditions until December 2021 (with possible extensions; see Promo FAQs below).

5) After you’ve confirmed that you’re joining a trip, we’ll send you important expedition documents including the indemnity form and recommended packing list. About a month before the trip, we’ll be organising an official get-together for all confirmed participants. This will include the expedition briefing, photography and editing workshop, and just a general hang out session with your new travel mates.

6) The adventure begins!

Promo FAQs

What are the terms and conditions?

– Total promo price is S$3,990. This price is locked in upon receipt of a S$500 deposit (non-refundable).

– Balance of S$3,490 to be paid upon confirmation of trip dates.

– One North Mongolia Reindeer Expedition trip can be redeemed for any scheduled trips until 31 December 2021.

– The Travel Intern and Beyond Expeditions may amend these Terms & Conditions from time to time without prior notice. Any amendment will be effective immediately.

When will the trip take place?

While we cannot confirm exact dates at the moment, we have tentative trips planned for Oct 2020 and throughout 2021. Three months before each scheduled trip, we will confirm more details about the schedule.

Trip Schedule (updated 06/05/2020)

1) 30th Sep – 11th Oct 2020

2) Apr 2021

3) May 2021

4) Jun 2021

5) Aug 2021

6) Oct 2021

What if we can't travel even in 2021?

Three months before a trip, we’ll confirm if it’s safe based on MFA’s travel advisory to Mongolia and potential transit destinations (South Korea, Hong Kong, or China).

If the situation remains unsafe in 2021, we will extend the promotion.

What if MFA deems it safe to travel, but I can't make the remaining trip dates (e.g. can't take leave)?

Drop us an email at [email protected] and we’ll work out an extension based on your situation.

Trip FAQs

Qn: How is this trip different than going on my own?

Mongolian tourism is very new — it’s only been 20 years since first welcoming commercial tourists! While this makes Mongolia a unique destination, it’s also not easy to visit on your own.

Most commercial tours only offer trips to the Gobi Desert, and not the less-explored lands of Northern Mongolia. Without close local contacts, it’s also impossible to meet the Tsaatan reindeer herders who live here, since nomads constantly move through the massive plains.

With the local expertise of Beyond Expeditions, we’ll get to try everything that Northern Mongolia has to offer, especially off-the-beaten-path experiences that most tourists don’t have access to.

What’s more, our Travel Intern Content Experts will be on the ground as your personal photographers. We’ll be producing a trip video and edited photos for you to remember all the epic moments. Also, aspiring photographers can attend our pre-trip photography workshop specially for trip participants, and we’ll guide you in taking and editing photos during the trip itself!

Qn: Who is this trip suitable for?

If you’re adventurous, open-minded, and excited to immerse in a new culture, this is the trip for you!

You should also be ready to embrace the great outdoors. Though we will have comfy hotels and Western-style toilets in Ulaanbaatar, restroom and shower facilities in the Mongolia countryside will be a little more basic.

Qn: Is this trip open to all nationalities?

All nationalities are welcome to join.

For Singapore passport holders, tourist visas aren’t required for up to 30 days in Mongolia. For all other passports, check here. If you need a visa, we’ll help you out with the info required for the application.

Qn: Who will be on the trip?

We’re looking for 15 fun-loving travelers who’d love to explore Mongolia together! Whether you’re a solo traveler or want to tag along with some friends, you’re in for a great time. Rounding off the team are our Travel Intern Content Experts, local expedition guide/personal chef, and driver.

Qn: How safe is Mongolia?

Mongolia is one of the most peaceful countries in the world, and is generally considered safe for tourists. However, petty theft is still an issue, and solo travelers often end up stranded in the countryside if their horse gets stolen.

We will take the following precautions for a smooth and safe trip:

  • Travelling in a big group of at least 15 people, to prevent targeting by thief syndicates
  • A local guide will accompany us at all times, with firsthand knowledge of the areas
  • Travelling in a private all-terrain vehicle with a local, experienced driver
  • Staying in home-stays in the countryside with trusted nomad families

Participants will be briefed further on safety precautions closer to the trip date.

Qn: Do I need a certain level of fitness?

Not really, this is a moderately easy trip that’s suitable for all ages! However, you should be prepared to rough it out, as we’ll spend two nights camping in the wilderness. 

In the countryside, we’ll be riding in a hardy 4×4 all-terrain vehicle, which is spacious and well-ventilated, with padded seats for extra comfort. However, as most roads in the countryside are unpaved, the ride can get very bumpy. We’ll also be riding horses for up to five hours at a time. 

While with the Tsaatan reindeer herders, we’ll rest in sleeping bags, in a teepee, on soft ground. There’ll be no toilet facilities at the nomad’s camp, so you should be ok with doing Number 1’s and 2’s in the wild (it’s actually quite freeing). You can also choose to go on casual hikes around the nearby mountains, but this is completely optional — there’s still tons to do in the camp itself!

Qn: What should I pack?

Upon confirmation, we’ll be providing a detailed packing list specifically for this trip.

If you’re coming on the October trip, expect to pack for sub-zero temperatures (camping gear not necessary).

Qn: Do I need to bring any cash along?

Our trip price covers everything you need, though we recommend bringing US$100 – US$300 for souvenirs, tips for locals (purely voluntary basis), and in case of emergency.

In Ulaanbaatar, USD can be converted for local currency, the Tulgrik (MNT). Credit cards (mostly VISA and Mastercard) are also accepted in many shops, sometimes even in the countryside.

Qn: What will accommodation be like during the trip?

We’ll get to try different types of accommodation in Mongolia, each promising a unique experience. In Ulaanbaatar, we’ll be staying in three-star hotels, while in the countryside, we’ll be in a mix of guesthouses, Mongolian traditional gers, and Tsaatan teepees.

The guesthouses and gers have proper beds with mattresses. While at the Tsaatan camp, we’ll rest in thick sleeping bags, in teepees, on soft ground.

As for sleeping arrangements, it’ll be twin-sharing rooms in the capital Ulaanbaatar (first and last day). If you’re travelling alone, you’ll be paired with another traveller of the same gender.

In the countryside, it’ll be 3-4 people per tepee and 4-6 people per Mongolian ger. These will be gender-divided unless you have special preferences (e.g. signing up with friends).

If you’ve got any accommodation requests, let us know and we’ll see what we can do. 🙂

Qn: What will we be eating?

All meals are included on the trip. Our local expedition guide is also an experienced chef who will prepare anything from Mongolian, Italian, and even Korean cuisine. We’ll also get to try authentic Mongolian food in Ulaanbaatar city and during our nomadic home-stays.

Qn: How much do I need to pay to reserve my spot?

A deposit of 50% of the total tour price is required to confirm your spot, and the remaining balance must be paid at least 8 weeks before the trip begins.

Qn: What is the refund policy?

If you need to cancel the trip:
As we will be confirming more travel arrangements, the refunded amount will decrease based on how close we are to the trip dates.

Refunded amount before trip start date (based on full tour price)
More than 4 weeks before: 50% refund
Between 2 to 4 week before: 40% refund
Between 1 to 2 weeks before: 20% refund
Less than 1 week before trip: No refund

If we need to cancel the trip:
TTI Experiences will make our best effort to run a trip according to prior arrangements. However, we reserve the right to cancel or change a trip due to insufficient bookings and/or reasons beyond our control that might make travel undesirable or unsafe.

In the event that a trip is cancelled, participants can use their full payment toward a similar TTI Experiences trip, valid until 31 Dec 2021.