The essential elements of independent travel are freedom, flexibility and low cost.
Independent travel means that you are not traveling with a guide, instead you are on your own in a 4 wheel drive jeep with English speaking driver following an itinerary which we will assist you to put together according to your interest in advance. Our Independent Journeys found very suitable for the experienced travelers. We can also customize a personal itinerary that suits your individual travel plans and help you to find other travelers who are looking to join a group. By adding more people you will be reducing the cost by number of people.
Total number of travelers in a car
Group size depends entirely on your travel party and size of a car you choose.
Most levels of accommodation will be catered for either by your driver according to your requirements or customizing your accommodation separately.
Toyota Land Cruiser
The most comfortable vehicle for traveling in Mongolia. All cars are equipped with air-conditioning. Japanese jeeps can carry up to 5 people including the driver. You can use these cars both for short and long distance.
Russian 8 passenger, 4 WD Jeep
Safe, powerful and reliable, ensuring a smooth ride both in heavy city traffic and rough terrain. Thanks to its large size, spacious cabin, and huge trunk, this vehicle is perfectly suitable for a family or a large company voyage. It can carry up to 8 people.
Japanese 5 passenger, 4 WD Jeep
A comfortable, fast vehicle with air conditioning. It's possible to use this car for up to 5 or 6 people during a trip. This car is capable of handling most Mongolian roads.
Car rental include:
Driver’s meals, accommodations, sleeping bags, tents, gas stove.
Traveler’s meals, accommodations, guide, activities and entrance fees to attractions. You are free to arrange this locally and pay directly.
You need to have a good level of fitness and be in excellent health to take part in this trip. It's important that you are able to hike a long distance.
You also need to be able to cope with varying temperature as we will be experiencing climates from warm days to cold nights. Travel days can also be long, rough and in cramped conditions.
Travel insurance is required for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
A couple of rules
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travelers.
Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure on their trip. We don’t tolerate any form of sexual harassment, either between passengers or involving our leaders or local operators. Sexual relationships (consensual or otherwise) between a guide or driver and a passenger are unacceptable. If you ever feel another person is behaving inappropriately please inform us immediately by contacting us.
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.