- Private ger for every 2 people in Tourist camp
- All meals as listed in itinerary
- All entrance fees
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Accommodation in 4 stars hotel in Ulaanbaatar (twin standard room double occupancy)
- Transportations by 4WD vehicles
- English speaking guide (other language guide on request)
- Daily supply of bottled water, Domestic flight
Gobi Desert tour (7 days / 6 nights)
Our Gobi trip takes a week including a domestic flight. The Gobi is the southernmost desert in the world and certainly the highlight of Mongolia, choosing our Gobi trip you will enjoy a walk in the gorgeous Yol valley which reminds alpine meadow, internationally famous dinosaur site, Flaming cliffs, where the first dinosaur egg nest was discovered, up to 300 meters towering Singing Dunes, the biggest oasis in the Gobi, where you will do a camel riding along the dunes and climb to hill to see the Bronze age related “natural installation” of petroglyphs and beautiful, endless view of the Gobi. You will spend three nights of your five day Gobi trip in the deluxe gers of our “Gobi Nomad Lodge without any extra charge. The deluxe gers are equipped with private shower, bathroom and air conditioner which make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Within the trip we also offer you to visit a regular nomadic family and learn about their unique and disappearing nomadic lifestyle and nomadic way of thinking. Right on arrival to the Gobi you will be met by our driver who will provide you a comfortable and air conditioned service during the trip. Please, notice that we provide one English speaking tour guide throughout whole trip. Besides the Gobi trip you can extend your Mongolia trip picking other interesting destinations as Karakorum, ancient capital city of Great Mongol Empire, Khustai national park, home to the extinct wild horses and learn about one of Mongolia’s successful conservation programs or visit the pristine, turquoise blue Khuvsgul lake respected anciently by the Mongolians as “Mother sea”.
DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY
Arrive at Ulaanbaatar. Meet your Guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel. We will star city tour the first stop is Sukhbaatar Square, the central square named after the revolutionary hero of 1921 Damdiny Sukhbaatar who declared independence from China. We visit Gandan Monastery the largest and most famous functioning monastery in Mongolia; here we may experience monks in worship and see the impressive Golden Buddha Statue of Migjid Janraisig. Time permitting Natural History Museum which is famous for its authentic dinosaur skeletons and and visit Zaisan memorial hill to view of whole city from there. Welcome dinner at restaurant and stay overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)
After breakfast fly to the South Gobi. The flight takes one and a half hours. Drive to flaming cliffs known as Flaming Cliffs is located 20 kilometers far from Bulgan soum, where 70 million years ago a lot of Paleontological findings have been discovered. The place is known as Flaming Cliffs so named by Roy Chapman Andrews American explorer who had visited Mongolia in 1922. During two years he searched through the Mongolian Gobi Desert and he found dinosaur fossils and dinosaur eggs about 10-15 cm from the Bayanzag for the first time ever the world. Dinner and stay overnight in ger at tourist camp. (Ger means Mongolian traditional felt accommodation) (B, L, D)
Today we will drive to Khongorinn Els sand dunes, the largest sand dunes in Mongolia. These dunes lie in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. The drive is through some incredible desert scenery with flat, stony plains; outcrops of vegetation; hills of interesting rock formations; and herds of wild antelope racing across the plains. The roads are flat and fairly even so it will take at least 4 hours. The shifting sand blown by the wind or someone makes sound so it is called Singing Sand Dunes. Stay overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)
Today we will have a full day exploring the sand dunes and rest after the long drive. The dunes seem to stretch on forever like a soft ribbon of sand draped over the desert. The shifting sand blown by the wind or someone makes sound so it is called Singing Sand Dunes. There is a beautiful green oasis known as Seruun bulag near the Khongor River. Return to the camp for lunch and enjoy feeling silence and a peaceful in the beautiful surroundings Gobi Deserts. Dinner and stay overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)
We will drive through the National Park until we reach an area of the Altai Mountains known as Eagle Valley. This is approximately a 240km drive on fairly good roads taking about 6 hours. This Valley is nestled deep within the hills and is a haven from the desert heat. Some areas of the valley are continually sheltered from the hot sun and house huge, blocks of ice that gradually melt away during the summer. Very wide at the entrance, it narrows gradually into a remarkable gorge. You have some chance to see wild animals such as ibex and wild sheep, of course to see the vulture. Riding a horse or a camel and trekking to the gorge. Stay overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)
Drive to airport after breakfast. Take a flight back to Ulaanbaatar, transfer to the hotel and lunch at local restaurant in Ulaanbaatar. In the afternoon free time do shopping for cashmere shop, souvenir shop and State Department Store. Enjoy watch national folklore performance by “Tumen Ekh” national song, throat singing, tsam mask dance and so on. A farewell dinner and stay overnight in hotel.
Check out from hotel and transfer to Chinggis Khaan International airport or Ulaanbatar train station for departure.