Moderate pace tours are ideal if you want a holiday which combines exciting activities and experiences with plenty of time to relax and unwind.
On this trip, we discover everything that is unique and special about Mongolia - the endless blue sky, picturesque steppe, vast desert and welcoming nomadic hospitality.
We enjoy traditional ger (Mongolian yurt) accommodation in the tranquil Mongolian wilderness and soak up the culture in Ulaan Baatar.
The nomads live in harmony with their surroundings and move with the seasons. It is likely that, at some point during our trip, we will be invited to share a drink of airag or koumiss (fermented mare's milk) with these friendly people.
There are many polite points of etiquette to learn, but our guide will help us through these so we do not inadvertently cause offence.
At its zenith, there were 1,000 resident monks and, although most of the temples were destroyed in the 1930s, the monastery is slowly being restored and is considered by many as the most important monastery in Mongolia.
The political climate in Mongolia is changing and Buddhism, previously suppressed, is currently experiencing a resurgence.
Moving on again today we make our way to Yol Valley.
This gorge sees such little sunlight that there are usually traces of ice even though we are in the middle of the desert.
The provision of a gift when you visit a ger is part of the culture in Mongolia, so feel free to pack something small.
We plan to visit the spot where the first dinosaur eggs were discovered in Central Asia.
Very bizarrely, this land-locked country also seems to attract many coastal species, such as plover, redshank and avocet.