TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will 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. Khustai Hill
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 100 km, 2-3 hours.
Travel to Khustai Nature Reserve to see the Przewalski wild horses, recently re-introduced back to Mongolia. Visit the local information center for learn about the history of the last pure wild horses and the history of the area. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 3. Ruins of 12th Century Capital City Karakorum
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 280 km, 4-5 hours.
Travel to Karakorum, ancient capital city of Great Mongolian Empire. Visit the oldest Monastery Erdene-Zuu built in 1586, with 108 stupas. Look around little town Karakorum and see historical tower on the hill. Optional horse riding is available in the evening. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 4. Ongi Monastery
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 250 km, 4-5 hours.
Travel to Ongi temple ruin. Hiking nearby Gobi mountain and along the area where the ruins are situated. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 5. Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 140 km, 3-4 hours.
Travel 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 6. Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 180 km, 4-5 hours
Travel to Khongor Sand Dunes, the Mongolia’s largest sand dunes, reaching heights of approximately 800 meters and known locally as the “Singing Dunes”. Here you will have an opportunity to ride two humped Bacterian camels. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 7. Eagle Valley
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 200 km, 4-5 hours.
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 8. Tsagaan Suvarga
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 160 km, 4-5 hours.
Travel to Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa), a remarkable sand dune in the formation of a White Stupa and view 3,000–5,000-year-old rock hieroglyphs. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 9. Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Earth stone)
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 220 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 10. Oasis in the Gobi
Visit to Sum Huh Burd oasis in the Gobi with a small lake, which has an ancient stone fortress on an island in the center of the lake. The fortress, built in 16th century, has walls 1.5 meters thick and no roof. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 11. Ulaanbaatar
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 240 km, 5-6 hours.
Travel to Ulaanbaatar. Shopping for souvenirs and cashmere is optional. Farewell dinner. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 12. Departure
After breakfast, transfer to departure (B)

Included:

  • 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
  • Transportation
  • 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

Not included

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items
  • Visa fee
  • Optional activity cost
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • International airport departure tax
Bayanzag
Tsagaan Suvarga
Jeep
Earth Stone
Gobi sunset
Gobi Camels
Yol Valley
Karakorum
 
Khongor Sand Dune
Horse riding at Yol Valley
Camel herder
 
Tour code: VMT-CLT-1 Gobi safari

Length: 11 nights/12 days
Adventure level: Moderate
Season: May 15-September 15
Trip Summary:

accommodation: 2 nights in hotels and 9 nights in ger camps
Meals: Inclusive meals are indicated in itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Transport: 4WD Japanese Minivan or 4WD Japanese Jeep
Optional activities: Camel riding, Horse riding
Staffs: Visit Mongolia Team  (Tour guide and driver)

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