Tailor-made Tours & Small Group Travel to Mongolia

Gobi Discovery (7 days / 6 nights)

Region:
Southern of Mongolia
Duration:
7 days / 6 nights
Available time:
Privately anytime May-October
Note:
You can arrange your own trip date (with best rate possible) as you request
Number of travelers:
Min - 2, Max - 18
Price: $1589 for per person
Single supplement: $450
If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will try to match you with a roommate.

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This trip gives you a chance to enjoy the amazing Gobi Desert. The Gobi is not just sand, gravel and the occasional sun-bleached remains of wildlife. It diversifies into mountains, evergreen forests and geological oddities - including a dune system as long and high as a mountain range - and sustains an array of endangered species that includes wild donkeys, wild camels and snow leopards.
At a place named Bayanzag a canyon cuts its way through the steppe, a geological phenomenon of wind-sculpted sandstone known as the Flaming Cliffs. It was given this name by Chapman Andrews because the sandstone glows red in the light of the setting sun. He also called it "this treasure vault of world history" because of what he found here: the Flaming Cliffs are a dinosaur bone yard.
You will visit camel breeding family near the sand dune and will ride camel to the sand dune. 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.

  • View the largest sand dunes in Mongolia at Khongoryn Els
  • Experience a camel ride with local nomads
  • Stay in local Ger camps
  • Explore Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park
  • Explore the capital Ulaanbaatar and the Gandan Monastery
  • The Flaming Cliffs is the legendary site where the first nest of dinosaur eggs was discovered by famous American explorer and paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews in the 1920’s

Day 1 Arrival & Cultural Tour of Ulaanbaatar

Day 2 Fly to the Gobi Desert (1.2 hours) and then drive to Yol Valley and Gurvansaikhan National Park

Day 3 Drive to Khongor sand dune

Day 4 Day trip to Khavtsgait Petroglyphs and Nomads day

Day 5 Day trip to Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)

Day 6 Back to Ulaanbaatar

Day 7 Depart Mongolia

Price: $1589 for per person
Single supplement: $450
If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will try to match you with a roommate.
IncludedNot included
Private ger for every 2 people in Ger camp International airfare
All meals as listed in itineraryTravel insurance
All entrance feesBeverages
Sightseeing as per itineraryOptional activity cost
Accommodation in 4 stars hotel in Ulaanbaatar (twin standard room double occupancy)Excess baggage charge
Transportations by 4WD vehiclesSingle room supplement
English speaking guide (other language guide on request)Any additional things which are not mentioned above
Daily supply of bottled water, Domestic Flight
Cultural Show

Arrival & Cultural Tour of Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival at Genghis Khan International Airport, you are met by our guide and transferred to the hotel in the city center.
We set out to explore Ulaanbaatar-the capital city of Mongolia-the home to over a one third of the country's population where the traditional gers and Buddhist temples coexist with sky-kissing towers! Begin from the Gandan Monastery-Mongolia's most revered religious site-home to more than 100 Buddhist monks with beautiful chapels, courtyards and a giant 75-foot gold gilded Buddha statue.
Next, we stop in the Natural History Museum that showcases the spectacular fossils found in the Gobi desert. After lunch, we visit the National Museum of Mongolian History and culture that has rich collection of stone and Bronze Age artifacts, costumes, sacred relics and items related to the nomadic life such as hunting and fishing tools.
The balance of the day is open for you to stroll the streets of the city on your own.

Overnight 4* hotel
Meals: Lunch and dinner

Fly to the Gobi Desert (1.2 hours) and then drive to Yol Valley and Gurvansaikhan National Park

This morning we fly over vast steppe to the Gobi, Mongolia’s southernmost province of semi-arid desert. Meet your local guide and driver and then transfer by 4WD vehicle to the Yol Valley in Gurvansaikhan National Park, situated in the lap of Altai Mountains. On the way to our lodge, we stop to visit the local Natural History Museum for an insight to the flora and fauna of the area.
The next three days will be well spent exploring the vast Gobi-the habitat of the Bactrian Camels, Argali mountain sheep, Golden Eagles, Jerboas that resembles the Kangaroo rats, Saker Falcons etc. We may also take a scenic hike through the valley to discover the habitat of indigenous vulture-like lammergeyers, Altai snow cocks, ibex, yaks, and Argali mountain sheep.

Overnight in Gobi Nomad Lodge – Deluxe ger with en-suite bathroom with shower and air conditioning
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drive to Khongor sand dune

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. 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.

Overnight in the Deluxe Ger with private bathroom and shower
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day trip to Khavtsgait Petroglyphs and Nomads day

In the morning we drive to the site of the Khavtsgait Petroglyphs. The Khavtsgait Petroglyphs from the Bronze Age (4000-3000 BC) are beautifully carved on many rocks on the top of a sacred mountain. It is easy to find the rock paintings there because they are spread on rocks all around. The area is very rocky and can be slippery to climb, but by carefully following a path up the mountain, you can reach the top to see these beautiful rock paintings.
The petroglyphs were carved and painted with motifs consisting of animals, hunting scenes and weapons. They depict various animals related to everyday life of ancient people including deer, bears, wolves and hunters, and wolves with livestock. Other paintings depict more domestic scenes of yaks pulling carts, the wheels and horses flattened sideways like hieroglyphs, and herders on horseback. The engravings vary in size, ranging from two-centimeters to the real life size of horses.
After the rest, we will visit a herder family nearby. We will spend some time there getting to know the family members and their casual yet unique daily lifestyle. It is a good chance to see how the family members cooperate together to do their daily even hourly chores such as milking mares, fencing and milking the goats. If you wish, you are welcome to try some mare's fermented milk and other dairy products.

Overnight in Gobi Nomad Lodge – Deluxe ger with en-suite bathroom with shower and air conditioning
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day trip to Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)

After breakfast you will also visit a museum at Gobi Nomad Lodge that exhibits a variety of rare items used by nomadic people from ancient times. After seeing the museum, you can try on Mongolian traditional ceremonial costumes or royal dress, sit upon Khan’s or the Queen’s throne inside the museum and have your pictures taken.
In the afternoon we drive to Bayan Zag, popularly called as “The Flaming Cliffs” for its glowing orange rock. It was here, in 1922, that Dr. This area got international name as Roy Chapman Andrews and his exploration team from the American Museum of Natural History discovered the first nest of dinosaur eggs here. The area is haven for the natural history scientists as the area is rich in dinosaur fossils.

Overnight in Gobi Nomad Lodge – Deluxe ger with en-suite bathroom with shower and air conditioning
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Back to Ulaanbaatar

Following breakfast, transfer back to the airport and fly to Ulaanbaatar. There is more to see if you are interested. Visit the Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum-residence of Bodg Jabzan Damba Hutagt VIII-Mongolia's last theocrat. Or take leisurely stroll in the town center. In the evening, enjoy farewell dinner and local folklore dance shows.

Overnight in 4* hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Depart Mongolia

Transfer to the airport for flight to next destination.

Price: $1589 for per person
Single supplement: $450
If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will try to match you with a roommate.
IncludedNot included
Private ger for every 2 people in Ger camp International airfare
All meals as listed in itineraryTravel insurance
All entrance feesBeverages
Sightseeing as per itineraryOptional activity cost
Accommodation in 4 stars hotel in Ulaanbaatar (twin standard room double occupancy)Excess baggage charge
Transportations by 4WD vehiclesSingle room supplement
English speaking guide (other language guide on request)Any additional things which are not mentioned above
Daily supply of bottled water, Domestic Flight
Cultural Show

All airport transfers and sightseeing will be by private cars, SUVs and mini bus. The arrival and departure transfers will be by Sedan Cars which are usually Japanese made Toyota or Honda cars. Sightseeing within Ulaanbaatar will be by an air conditioned minibus. Outside Ulaanbaatar, we provide 4WD Land cruisers or SUVs. There will be 3 to 4 travelers seated in a 4WD vehicle.

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Hello Soyoloo

Just want to thank you for your wonderful hospitality and expert tour guiding during our trip to Mongolia. We loved visiting the Husai National Park and exploring the city of Ulaanbaatar. Our favorite part of the trip was seeing the beautiful countryside and encountering wild horses, camels and eagles. Thank you so much for showing us around and making sure our trip was a success. We also enjoyed our driver, Zoloo. Look forward to planning our next adventure with you.

Best,
Lisa Berkman
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