Mongolian Yurt Getaway In Singapore: 2D1N Experience With Campfire & Movies Under The Stars

Mongolian Yurt Getaway In Singapore: 2D1N Experience With Campfire & Movies Under The Stars

Lifestyle Activities & Events Staycations
By Rachel on 04 Oct 2021
Senior Digital Editor

First-world problem: Being travel-deprived in the midst of a pandemic. Though travel lanes have opened up, buying flight tickets may not be the wisest as safety is still at stake. And so we turn to booking multiple staycations, visiting themed cafes with out-of-Singapore vibes, and searching for hidden photo spots that look like a slice of England

While there’s no other option but to wait it out and hope that 2022 is the year for our next trip, here’s another activity that will make you feel as though you’re on a real holiday: A pet-friendly 2D1N Mongolian yurt getaway in Singapore that’s a step up from your usual glamping staycation.

P.S.: For more activity ideas, check out our list of 20 new things to do in October 2021 for 2 pax outings.

Read on to find out more about the Mongolian yurt experience in Singapore!

Mongolian Yurt getaway Singapore Beyond Expeditions
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This 2D1N Mongolian Yurt Getaway is organised by Beyond Expeditions, a homegrown company that specialises in curated itineraries for outdoorsy adventures in exotic locations like Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Ladakh. Now that those expeditions have come to a temporary halt, they’ve decided to bring that authentic Mongolian experience to sunny Singapore.

Mongolian Yurt getaway Singapore Beyond Expeditions
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Having been to Mongolia countless times, founder Scott Tay - whom you might recognise for making headlines with his fund-raising trek in Mongolia for the Singapore Cancer Society - is well-acquainted with the culture there and even considers it his “second home”. You can thus be sure that this recreated experience will be as close to the real deal as it can get - short of travelling to the idyllic country yourself.

Mongolian Yurt getaway Singapore Beyond Expeditions
Photo from Beyond Expeditions

Your yurt will be set up in a grassy campsite in the North of Singapore, with additional tentage overhead just in case it rains. This isn’t your regular hashtag Pinterest Aesthetic glamping tent with fairy lights and a bunch of cushions strewn around. The sturdy, circular yurt is entirely outfitted with Mongolian furnishing - including intricate patterned rugs, wooden beds with floral details, colourful flags, and knick-knacks like singing bowls.

Mongolian Yurt getaway Singapore Beyond Expeditions
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The inner walls of the yurt are also decorated with stunning scenes of Mongolia’s natural landscape, people, and native animals. That, coupled with traditional music playing in the background, will make you feel as though you’re really camping out in the far-flung wilderness. 

Mongolian Yurt getaway Singapore Beyond Expeditions
Photo from Seek Sophie

During your stay, you’ll get to live the pseudo nomadic lifestyle for a day and pick up basic survival skills such as setting up a shelter, chopping wood with a real axe, and starting your own campfire.

Mongolian Yurt getaway Singapore Beyond Expeditions
Photo from Seek Sophie

Once you’re done with all the legwork, enjoy the fruits of your labor with an outdoor dinner cookout - roasting of marshmallows included! You’ll also get to sip on the Mongol’s local vodka as you watch a classic Mongolian movie on a large projector screen under the stars.

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Mongolian Yurt getaway Singapore Beyond Expeditions
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The guides will also be more than happy to chat about their own experiences in Mongolia, including eagle hunting, reindeer herding, and travelling as a nomad. So if you’re curious about anything related to the country - or backpacking to unconventional locations in general - don’t hesitate to ask away!

Mongolian Yurt getaway Singapore Beyond Expeditions
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You’ll probably wish to have these special moments captured in photographs, but there’s no need to get caught up with fumbling with your camera, for the guides will gladly serve as your personal photographers. The images will be processed and sent over to you as a souvenir at no extra charge.

Mongolian Yurt getaway Singapore Beyond Expeditions
Photo from Seek Sophie

Have a furkid you don’t wish to be apart from? This camping experience is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring him or her along! Dogs will certainly have a ball of a time running around in the open field.

Mongolian Yurt getaway Singapore Beyond Expeditions
Photo from Seek Sophie

The Mongolian Yurt Getaway starts at 10.30am on day 1, with check-out at 10am the next morning. All meals will be provided. It costs $580 per person, but sign up with a friend and you’ll pay just $500 per person. Make a booking for 3 pax or more and it’ll be further discounted at $450 per person. Prevailing Safe Management Measures apply.

Mongolian Yurt getaway Singapore Beyond Expeditions
Photo from Seek Sophie

The facility has a toilet with shower, but do note that you’ll have to bring your own toiletries. If the weather is good, you are free to sleep in the open instead of within the yurt. It’ll be a good idea to bring a yoga mat, sleeping bag, or inflatable mattress for that!

Find out more about Experience Magical Mongolia: First In Singapore 2D1N Yurt Getaway and make your booking here.

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