Mongolia, China, Tibet

Design Your Own Trip to Mongolia

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Handcrafted, Private Tours to Mongolia


You want to do things your way. We get it. MIR has been planning custom, private tours from scratch for over three decades, and we understand just how important flexibility is in travel.

Traveling privately on a custom private tour affords a great deal of flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, to go at your own pace, and to travel when it’s right for you.

How does it work? We’ll connect you with one of our Private Tour Designers so that you can share your vision and expectations with us.

We’ll ask you questions to better learn about your interests: Want an exciting off-road adventure across the Mongolian steppe, visiting with nomadic families and overnighting under the stars at ger camps? How about exploring the Gobi Desert on the back of a camel, trekking across sand dunes and trying salted, buttered tea and aruul – chunks of dried camel’s milk?

We’ll share our extensive experience in the region – and our suggestions. And then we’ll dig into it and custom-craft a private tour itinerary for your review. Give us a call at 800-424-7289 to get started, or click here to be on your way.

Signature Experiences

Below are just a few examples of the signature experiences that MIR can arrange for you in Mongolia. Let them be a source of inspiration, then get in touch with one of our Private Tour Designers to craft an itinerary that’s uniquely suited to your travel goals, budget, and style.

  • Fly to Muron for a taste of nomadic life: riding horses in the Tsaatan semi-nomadic tribe region, visiting Tsaatan reindeer herders, and experiencing a night in an alpine ger (tent).
  • Roll up your sleeves for a hands-on Mongolian dumpling cooking class with the head chef of Three Camel Lodge, then enjoy these savory bundles for a truly authentic meal.
  • Spend the day alongside a private paleontologist, learning the rich natural history of the Gobi as well as its prehistoric finds and excavations.
  • Receive a private blessing from a Buddhist monk at Gandantegchinlen (Gandan) Monastery, the “Great Place of Complete Joy.”

Suggested Private Tours

And if you don’t feel that a fully-customized trip is what you seek, we’ve got the perfect solution. Whether you’re looking for a compact trip that hits the highlights or something more in depth, MIR offers suggested private tours that can be adapted to your choice of dates. Our itinerary, your dates – it’s a great option whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or in a small group.

Explore suggested private tours: Essential Mongolia

Need a bit more encouragement? Or want a better lay of the land? Read more about how to design your own trip.

Also keep in mind that you can customize and tweak any of our small group tours to match your preferred dates of travel. Get in touch, we’re here to help.


Traveler Reviews

  • "…Each day was a new, enriching experience….Our top-notch guide welcomed us so strongly and gave us a ‘college short course’ in Mongolia!"

    K. Turner

    Albuquerque, NM

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