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. Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 220 km, 5-6 hours /driving/ and 1,5h /flight/.
Flight to the Gobi Desert. Drive 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 3. Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 200 km, 5 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 4. Eagle Valley
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 40 km, 1-2 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 5. Ulaanbaatar
Flight back to Ulaanbaatar. After lunch, visit the Bogd Khan Palace Museum and the National history museum. Shopping for souvenirs and cashmere is optional. Farewell dinner. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 6. 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

Camel

Bayanzag
Khongor Sand Dune
 
Yol Valley
Tour code: VMT-ST-3-Gobi Desert

Length: 5 nights/6 days
Adventure level: Moderate
Season: May 15-September 15
Trip Summary:

accommodation: 2 nights in hotels and 3 nights in ger camps
Meals: Inclusive meals are indicated in itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Transport: Bus or minibus in Ulaanbaatar and Russian 4WD minivans in countryside
Optional activities: Camel riding
Staffs: Visit Mongolia Team  (Tour guide and driver)

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