We called this tour the “magic” tour because it shows all the different sides of this most famous of Mongolia’s rivers. There are some rapids, not too easy but also not so dangerous that you have to get out of the canoe. There are wide valleys, but also steep canyon walls where the river rushes through. You will in fact experience every one of the major landscapes of central Mongolia. This is an outdoors tip meaning that there´s no car following the river and we´re bringing all supplies with us in the canoe. It´s also a fishing paradise as most of the river has never seen a fisherman No canoeing experience needed and no special fitness. Moderate fitness and some swimming capabilities suffice.


  • Min. group: 2 persons
  • Max. group: 10 persons
  • Min. price per person: 1095 $
  • Max. price per person: 1349$
  • Single room supplement: 80$

Price includes:

  • All accommodation (twin shared)
  • internal transportation
  • arrival & departure transfers
  • meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • sightseeing & environmental fees
  • camping equipment, dry sacks,helmets and life vests
  • English speaking canoeing guide

Price excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • departure taxes
  • excess luggage fees on internal flights
  • items of personal nature
  • meals not indicated
  • gratuities

Day by day itinerary (10 days)

Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to a cozy hotel within easy walking distance of downtown. After a short briefing we explore the vibrant city of Ulaanbaatar, the Palace of the Last Mongolian Buddhist King followed by an hour of Folk Dance and Song performance. (L,D)

Day 2

We start at nine o´clock from UB and arrive at Amarbayersgalant Khiid late in the afternoon. This monastery was built in Chinese style in the 18.century and is set amidst the rolling steppe. Not only is it one of only a handful of monasteries to have survived the communistic period intact it is generally regarded as the most original and beautiful. (Lonely Planet includes it in its ten must-see attractions of Mongolia). Near the monastery we stay the night in a Mongolian Yurt, which is attached to a camp with showers and dining room. There we will have our dinner and in the morning breakfast. (B,L,D)

Day 3

After breakfast we leave at 9 AM and arrive at the river by 11 AM. We set in and get into a breathtaking mountainous landscape. (B,L,D)

Day 4

Yet more of mountainous scenery but in between a wide valley with some rapids. (B,L,D)

Day 5

Rapidly changing landscape with stunning rock faces and wide valleys with huge herds of animals. Eagle and vulture territory. (B,L,D)

Day 6

A well deserved rest day. You may climb the nearby mountains, go fishing or for a swim and simply enjoy the day. (B,L,D)

Day 7

First mountains then several hours a wide valley and then, towards the evening, yet more mountains soaring over the horizon. (B,L,D)

Day 8

We canoe between the mountains until we arrive at the place where the driver is waiting for us. Now we drive back to the train station where we get the night train back to UB. (quite comfortable 4 berth Transsib standard.For 10$ per empty bed we can arrange a cabin just for you) (B,L,D)

Day 9: Leisure day in Ulaanbaatar

This is a spare day to be spend for shopping and self-exploration. You may refer to recommendations of our team in order to make the most out of it. In the evening we meet for a farewell dinner. (B,L)

Day 10

Transfer to the airport for your flight home (B)

Further options:

  • Add one more day canoeing (pick up will be a bit further down the river)
  • Add one day on the way back to visit Amarbayarsgalant Khiid the most beautiful and least visited of Mongolia’s big monasteries.