Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisure program of sightseeing around the city including Sukhbaatar square, Gandan Monastery and Zaisan Hill. Optional visit to Natural History Museum of Mongolia. Enjoy traditional art performance and Welcome dinner at restaurant. Overnight in hotel. (D)
Day 2. Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Earth stone)
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 240 km, 5-6 hours.
Travel to Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Earth stone) little mountain of Middle Gobi. Excursion to Earth stone, a sacred rocky mountain, 1760m above sea level, and is famous for its unique rock formation and beautiful natural environment. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)
Day 3. South Gobi
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 420 km, 8-9 hours.
Continue driving towards the South Gobi. Arrive at Gobi tourist camp in the South Gobi in the evening. Prepare for camel trekking. Overnight in ger at tourist camp.
Day 4. Camel trek to Eagle valley
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 40 km,
Travel to Yolyn Am, or ‘Eagle Valley', located in the foothills of the Altai Mountains. The valley’s remnant streams create ice formations which you may find in the mouth of the valley as late as July. The mountains surrounding the valley also provide habitat for Argali wild sheep (one of the last wild great horned sheep) and ibex, which may be spotted in the early morning as they walk along the mountain ridges. Visit Gobi museum and trekking through the valley. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)
Day 5. Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 180 km, 4-5 hours
Drive to Khongor Sand Dunes, the Mongolia’s largest sand dunes, reaching heights of approximately 800 meters and known locally as the “Singing Dunes”. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)
Day 6-7. Camel trekking & Visit a nomad family
The two-humped Bactrian camels are very comfortable to ride as they walk slowly and gently, and you will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably between them. Our camel man will lead you safely through the Khongor sand dune. Visit a camel nomad family. Overnight in tent.
Day 8. Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 170 km, 4-5 hours.
Drive to Bayan Zag, more commonly known as the legendary “Flaming Cliffs”. It was here, on July 13, 1923 that Roy Chapman Andrews and his his expedition team discovered the first nest of dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)
Day 9. Ulaanbaatar
Flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Shopping for souvenirs and cashmere is optional. Farewell dinner. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 10. Departure
After breakfast, transfer to departure (B)
- Accommodation in a hotel in Ulaanbaatar city (twin standard room double occupancy)
- Shared accommodation in ger camp in countryside
- Transfer to/from airport/train station
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Cultural performance
- Visit Mongolia Team: Guide and driver
- Domestic flights
- All meals as listed in the itinerary
- Horse, camel, yak ride trial
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Personal items
- Visa fee
- Optional activity cost
- Alcoholic drinks
- International airport departure tax