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Gobi Discovery Tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • See the coldest the most unique desert on earth
  • Homeland of dinosaurs
  • Explore untouched beautiful natural landscape of Mongolia
  • Visit camel (2 humped) breeding nomadic family and ride horse and camel
  •  taste organic dairy products made from camel milk
  • authentic nomadic culture
  • the biggest statue of Great Chinggis Khaan

PLACES TO VISIT:

ULAANBAATAR – GOBI DESERT (BAYANZAG-FLAMING CLIFFS, KHONGOR SAND DUNES, YOL VALLEY) –TSONJIN BOLDOG -TERELJ NATIONAL PARK – ULAANBAATAR

DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 4 pax (minimum) - 18 pax (maximum)

SEASON: May to October

Itinerary

This tour includes contrast of Mongolia’s wide-ranging natural landscape from Siberian woods and river valleys to some of the world’s most secretive and least-populated desert that is also the coldest on earth. It is also called Cemetery of Dinosaurs. You will be amazed how Mongolian culture and lifestyle fits in all those natural conditions. You will have dedicated vehicle and tour guide and experience Mongolia’s real nomadic family life, horse and camel-riding, taste Mongolian yoghurts and horse milk, touch dinosaur fossil by yourself nearly like picking stone on the ground and see probably the brightest stars in your life in Mongolia’s clear sky, not to mention the endless number of beautiful photo shooting of your lifetime.

Arrival at Chinggis Khan Airport. Meet a guide and a driver. Transfer to downtown. Overnight stay at a hotel
Early in the morning, depart to Chinggis Khaan Airport and take a local flight to Gobi desert. Check-in the ger camp and rest till lunch. Following lunch we will go to Yolyn Am Valley (valley of Lammergeyers, or Valley of Vultures) in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan national park (Gobi Three Beauty Mountain). Yolyn Am is known for its rocky cliffs and narrow, heavily shaded canyons that blocks sun to preserve blue-veined ice to survive up to summer. Stay overnight at the ger camp near Yolyn Am valley
Drive to Khongoryn Els Sand dune in the extreme south of Gobi desert. This is the biggest dune in Mongolia. After check in tourist camp, we will visit beautiful oasis with green grass contrasted with gold sand and overlooking blue rocky mountains in distance which when combined, give your breathtaking natural beauty unlike anywhere on earth. Stay overnight at the ger camp by the dunes.
After breakfast drive to Bayan Zag or Flaming Cliffs. We’ll arrive there by lunch time and have lunch lunch at nearby tourist camp. Bayanzag is the place where Roy Andrew Chapman from New York museum of Natural History who Indiana Jones was movie inspired from, came in 1922 for exploration and made some of the greatest discoveries in history about dinosaurs. If lucky you can find dinosaur fossils on the ground in this area. After visiting Bayanzag continue drive to the previous tourist camp near Yolyn Am valley. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Flight back to Ulaanbaatar early in the morning. Check in to hotel and have some refreshment till lunch. Half day city tour – Gandan Monastery, Chinggis Khaan (the central) Square, National History Museum and Cultural performance.
Breakfast. Drive to Tsonjin Boldog, the biggest statue of Chinggis Khaan, with museum and observatory inside. Next we’ll drive to beautiful Terelj National Park, one of the most visited national parks and explore the area by horse riding and hiking. It is the time to feel peaceful nomadic lifestyle and touching the wild nature again. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar, farewell dinner and check in to hotel
Day 7 or Day 8. International Departure

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Professional guide service at all times
  • All Hotels in Ulaanbaatar based on twin/double occupancy and comfortable ger camps outside of city
  • Air conditioned tour bus/coach and fuel in Ulaanbaatar
  • Japanese minivan in Gobi desert
  • Domestic flights: Ulaanbaatar – South Gobi – Ulaanbaatar
  • Experienced driver
  • All mentioned meals in the itinerary
  • Museums and cultural performance tickets
  • All sightseeing and National park’s entrance fees
  • Horse and camel riding
  • Nomad family visit
  • 2 bottles of complimentary water per person per day and some snacks

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights and trains
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Hotel early check in and check out charges
  • Few unmentioned meals
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Camera fees
  • snacks
  • soft and alcoholic drinks
  • some additional activity fees