AMAZING GOBI DESERT

Adventure Sightseeing Tour

Overview

On this Gobi desert trip, we will experience the incredible diversity of scenery in the middle  & south Gobi desert abounds.

Our tour will take 9 days to cover the best travel destinations in  Mongolia  including the most visited Terelj National Park and famous Genghis Khan’s statue complex, which is currently the biggest (40m high) equestrian statue in the world,

Gobi desert- ancient homeland of Dinosaurs, Khongor - towering sand dunes with green meadows; known as the "singing sands", Sparsely habited: silence - endless vast steppe with dancing mirages, famous Bayanzag - flaming cliffs, white stupa most interesting National Parks and museum of ancient.
 

From

4pax 3pax 2pax
$ 1450 $ 1620 $ 1880
Per adult in a twin share room Want your own room? from an extra USD 240
NO BOOKING OR CREDIT CARD FEES
BEST PRICE QUARENTEE Flexible to choose your travel dates
TOUR CODE EPA-13
DURATION 9 days
DESTINATION 8 destinations in Mongolia
START/END IN Ulaanbaatar/Ulaanbaatar
TOTAL DRIVING 1900km
AGE RANGE min 3 years old
ACCOMADATION Hotel (2 nights), Tourist camp ger (6 nights)
MEALS Breakfasts 8, Lunches 7, Dinners 8
GROUP SIZE min 2 max 18
TRANSPORT Jeep & 4WD
AVIALABILITY 2019-06-01 to 2019-10-01

Highlights

Itinerary

 

Sainbainuu! Welcome to Mongolia, whenever your international flight lands at “Chinggis Khan” international airport our team will meet you at the airport and you will be transferred to the hotel in the city. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

You may need some time to relax and recover from the long-distance flight or possibly from jet-lag. If you feel like going for a walk and checking out places nearby, feel free to ask from your hotel reception for recommendations.

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

  • Dinner at / Hotel Restaurant/ if your flight lands late at Ulaanbaatar we will prepare a dinner box at your hotel room

 

After breakfast at the hotel, your adventure begins a drive to Tsagaan Suvarga  (approximately 6-7 hours). Also known as the "white stupa”, the region is well known for its formation of rocky cliffs that are composed of differ rent ores. When exposed to oxygen, the rock turns different shades of pink, red and orange.

The cliffs date back as far as 10 million years, with the different colored layers indicating different times in the rock's history. Hike and explore the nearby caves after lunch. Also, the area is an excellent site for taking photographs of the beautiful panoramic views. Stay in the ger camp again tonight.

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Middle gobi – Tsagaan Suvarga/ white stupa/ hike

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at / Hotel Restaurant/ Ulaanbaatar
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ white stupa
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ white stupa

 

After breakfast, we will drive to Bayanzag /Flaming Cliffs/  (approximately 4-5 hours),  first discovered by Roy Chapman Andrews, famous American explorer in 1920, flaming cliffs of Bayanzag are an important site for both archeological and paleontological finds.

Complete dinosaur skeletons, including One-horned dinosaur (Protoceratops) and Egg-thief (Oviraptor) and numerous eggs, were excavated in ravines between the red flaming cliffs, which look like fire in the middle of the desert from distance. These magnificent red tall rocks formed as a result of wind and water erosion. White fossilized bones are still found nowadays. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp.

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)
  •  Included Activities
  • Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs - Sunset walk
  • Hike

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ white stupa
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Bayanzag 
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Bayanzag

 

 

After breakfast at tourist Ger camp restaurant, we will drive to the giant sand dunes known as Khongor Sand Dunes (approximately 5-6 hours), Mongolia's largest and called the ‘singing sands’ by the locals. These monster dunes stretch for over 180km and can reach up to 300 meters in height.

There is a small river called Khongoryn Gol, with dark green banks full of flowers along the side of the dunes This is the quintessential landscape that one would picture if asked to imagine a desert. Sweeping, wave-like patterns of sand framed by a bright blue sky and lit by a relentless sun.

The dunes’ nickname comes from the sound produced by small avalanches of sand on a windy day, and the noise has been likened the distant hum of an aircraft propeller. There'll be time to do a walk up to the top of the dunes, and watch the sunset. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)
  •  Included Activities
  • Khongoriin Sand Dunes - Sunset walk & camel ride
  • visit camel herder family

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Bayanzag
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Khongor Sand Dunes
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Khongor Sand Dunes

 

After breakfast at tourist Ger camp restaurant, we will drive to Yolyn Am (Vulture Canyon) (approximately 5 hours) is a deep and narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan (Three Beauties of the Gobi) Mountain National Park. The area, as part of the Gobi Desert, sees little precipitation. However, Yolyn Am is notable for a deep ice field; it remains frozen for most of the year, except late summer.

There is a small natural museum at the entrance of the National park which exhibits a collection of dinosaur eggs, bones, stuffed birds and snow leopard. This place is also very rich in the rare plants. You may be lucky enough to spot wild sheep and goat, grazing high on the cliff walls. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp near Gobi Gurvan Saikhan & Yolin am / Vulture Canyon /.

 Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)
  • Included Activities
  • Gobi Gurvan Saikhan
  • Yolin am / Vulture Canyon /
  • Horse Trekking, hiking in Yolin am
  • small natural museum at the entrance of the Yolin am / Vulture Canyon /

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/   Khongor Sand Dunes
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/   Yolin am / Vulture Canyon /
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/  Yolin am / Vulture Canyon /

 

After breakfast at tourist ger camp, we will drive Baga Gazriin Chuluu (approximately 4-5hours) a series of granitic formations located in the Middle Gobi province. Ruggedly beautiful, the rocks are worshipped by locals, who are known to make pilgrimages here, and it is rumored that Genghis Khan also traveled to this site during his conquests.

Here the group will encounter ancient rock paintings, natural springs, and a ruined monastery. You will have the opportunity to hike in the area and take in the awe-inspiring views before heading onwards to a tourist ger camp for the night. 

 Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)
  •  Included Activities
  • Middle gobi – Baga Gazarin Chuluu hike

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at / Hotel Restaurant/ Ulaanbaatar
  • Lunch        at /Tourist  ger camp restaurant/ Baga Gazriin Chuluu
  • Dinner       at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Baga Gazriin Chuluu

Today, after breakfast we will drive to Terelj National Park. This is one of the most visited national parks in Mongolia which is by its natural beauty, forested alpine mountains and interesting rock formations (Massive woolsack weather conditions) very well known. On the way visit “Genghis Khan Statue Complex” which is currently the biggest (40m high) equestrian statue in the world.

There is a recreation area, restaurants, and souvenir shops occupy the base structure. From here, you can ascend to the head of the horse using an elevator. There you have a good panoramic view of the complex area and the scenery beyond. You are now definitely in Genghis Khan’s country! From here, we will take a short drive to the Ger camp in Terelj National Park for lunch and stay overnight. 

In the afternoon, we will explore the national park and see Turtle Rock - an interesting rock formation looking like a turtle. Also, visit Ariyabal meditation temple - surrounded by scenic mountains with massive rock formations and sits at top of the mountain. From the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking the Terelj National Park. 

  Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Terelj National Park
  • Genghis Khan Statue Complex
  • Turtle Rock

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at/tourist ger camp restaurant/ Baga Gazriin Chuluu
  • Lunch         at/tourist ger camp restaurant/ Terelj National Park
  • Dinner        at/tourist ger camp restaurant/ Terelj National Park

Today, after breakfast we will drive to Ulaanbaatar and start city tour, We will visit Zaisan Memorial Hill is located in the south side of Ulaanbaatar City, right beside the Bogd Khan Mountain having the best view of the city and surrounding hills. Next visit Bogd Khan Palace museum - the complex was a residence of 8th Bogd Javzandamba in the 19th century, the head of Mongolian religion. The palace consists of seven Summer Prayer temples and the winter palace. 

After lunch, visit “Gandan” Monastery, Mongolia’s largest functioning Buddhist monastery including the Mongolian Buddhist University. The highlight of visiting Gandan is the 26-meter-high majestic gilded indoor statue of Megjid Janraisig. Afterward, free of your choice. You can be transferred to the hotel for rest and refreshment or go shopping for souvenirs and local products, your guide will be ready to serve you for that. Suggested shopping places are State department store, the famous “Gobi” cashmere factory store. 

In the evening, we will visit “Wonders of Mongolia” folklore show by famous Tumen-Ekh ensemble - is one of the most successful folk art groups to share traditional Mongolian music with the world, having traveled to over 40 countries. Will have dinner at 8:00 o’clock and transferred to the hotel. 

Accommodation

  • Hotel 4-5 star (1 night)

 Included Activities

  • Zaisan Memorial Hill
  •  Bogd Khan Palace museum
  • “Gandan” Monastery
  • Shopping at Department store, Gobi cashmere factory store
  • “Wonders of Mongolia” folklore show

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at/tourist ger camp restaurant/  Terelj national park
  • Lunch         at/ restaurant/ in Ulaanbaatar/ Ulaanbaatar
  • Dinner        at/ restaurant/ in Ulaanbaatar/ Ulaanbaatar

 

You will be free at leisure in your hotel or wander around on your own until being escorted to the Chinggis Khaan International Airport for your departure flight home.

Your driver will assist you with flight check-in and luggage, and see you off at the point of security check.  Note: You must be at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport  2 hours before your flight time.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at /hotel restaurant/

Inclusions and Exclusions

TOUR FARE INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick up / Drop off service with privet Vehicle for Arrival/Departure
  • All Hotels 4-5star and Good tourist ger camps during the trip.
  • Hotel (2 nights )  based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds.
  • Tourist Ger Camp (6 nights) - based on two persons sharing one Ger with twin beds.
  • If you would like to spend one or two nights as a homestay in a local nomadic family or in a ger camp please just mention it when you book our tour.
  • All meals during the trip  (8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners )
  • Privet Vehicle in the countryside trip and city tour during your  trip & petrol + experienced driver
  • Private English speaking guides at all times
  • Camel 1 hour,  horse riding 1 hour
  •  “Wonders of Mongolian Art” performance with Tumen-Ekh ensemble
  • All entrance fees of museums, attractions, national parks and protected areas according to the itinerary
  • Bottled water – 1 liter per day
  • Visa invitation letter, if required 
  • all taxes

TOUR FARE EXCLUDED

  • International Airfare
  • Daily personal expenses
  • Laundry, camera & video fees at any states
  • Visa application & fees
  • Changes of arrival/ departure flight
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Meals/beverages not stated in itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Snacks

 

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