Mongolia is one of the best adventures I’ve ever had.  The country is just pure, raw, brilliant adventure.  So, when I decided to start my adventure series of photography tours, it just made sense that I bring a trip to this fascinating country.

This, is going to be fun.



Mongolia Photography Tour

Since Mongolia is so far away, I thought it made sense to organize this trip well in advance.  So, while I normally announce trips 6 months in advance, this one I wanted to give you all plenty of notice.

The trip is going down in August 2019, and will be one of the longer ones I’ve run.  You wouldn’t want to run all the way around the world to Mongolia and not see as much of it as possible, would you?  This tour is basically split into 2 smaller tours.  We’ll be visiting the central valley of Mongolia.  We’ll then return to Ulaanbaatar before heading to the incredible Altai Mountains in the west.

Now, if you’re not familiar with my travel photography tours and are wondering what the adventure series is. Well, the title kind of tells it all.  These adventure series trips go to the more adventurous locations and the focus is all about getting people out of their comfort zone and out exploring.  We aren’t going to be out having a “hard” adventure.  It will be organized, and it will be fairly comfortable.  But, the focus is more on having an amazing time rather than teaching a photography course.  That said, we’ll get great photos.  And, you’ll learn.

Dates & Location

Start Date: August 4, 2019 – Ulaanbaatar
End Date: August 18, 2019 – Ulaanbaatar


This is an adventure class tour, so please note that it is priced accordingly. Accommodation is in yurt camps, guesthouses, and 3 star hotels. It is not a luxury trip.  We will have private transport, a guide and cook the entire time as well.  Moreover, all meals are included in the price.

Cost: $2800usd

  • Includes:
    • All 3 daily meals
    • All transport within Mongolia
    • Local Guide
    • Accommodation
    • Photography instruction by Brendan van son
    • All park and attraction entrance fees
  • Does not include
    • Flights to/from Mongolia
    • Visas (when required)
    • Snacks and alcoholic drinks
    • Pre/post tour accommodation

Book Now

There are 2 spaces available for Mongolia.
If you’d like to book, please pay the deposit below. The terms and conditions of payment can be found here.


If you have questions about the trip, they are likely answered in this document.

However, if they are not there, don’t hesitate to email me at brendanvanson (At) gmail (dot) com.


You can find the terms and conditions here.


Below is the basic itinerary.  As is the case with Mongolia, things change and the plans can flip on their head.  So, there is no point to diving too deeply into the daily plan.  However, the trip is broken into two smaller tours. The first will visit the beautiful Central Valley which is home to some stunning locations, such as Orkhon Falls.  Then, we’ll return to Ulaanbaatar for a bit of a break before heading to the west of the country and the fierce Altai Mountains.

August 4th: Arrival in Ulanbaatar
August 5-9: Central Valley Tours
August 10: Day off in Ulanbaatar
August 11: Fly to the West
August 11-17 Altai tour
August 17: Fly back to Ulanbaatar
August 18: Tour ends.

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