Welcome to Bayanzag


Even if you're not a ‘dinophile’, the eerie beauty of the surrounding landscape is a good reason to visit. It’s a classic desert of rock, red sands, scrub, sun and awesome emptiness. The cliffs look to be formed by great rifts in the earth, like a layer cake torn open, offset by the surprisingly green valley below. There’s not much to do once you’re here except explore the cliffs – both the rim and the base – or grab a cold drink from the souvenir sellers who hang out on the edge of the cliff.


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$2302.26 Cultural & Theme Tours

MONGOLIA: 16 Days Authentic Mongolia Tour For Two

DAY 1 ARRIVE ULAANBAATA | MEALS: D: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar the capital city of Mongolia.DAY 2 BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUU | MEALS: B/L/D: Travel to Baga Gazriin Chuluu. DAY 3 TSAGAAN SUVARGA | MEALS: B/L/D: Continue travel to Tsagaan Suvarga.DAY 4 YOL VALLEY & TREKKING | MEALS: B/L/D: Morning we will drive to Yol valley (Lammergeier’s Gorge) about 220kms. Visit Gobi museum and hiking through the valley. DAY 5 KHONGOR SAND DUNE | MEALS: B/L/D: Travel to Khongor sand dunes for 180kms. Afternoon we will visit a nomad family and have a chance to see nomadic life in the Gobi. DAY 6 TRAVEL TO BAYANZAG | MEALS: B/L/D: Continue travel to Bayanzag. Here you will see saksaul forest in the Gobi desert and red flaming cliffs. DAY 7 TEMPLE RUIN OF ONGI & HIKING | MEALS: B/L/D: Travel to Ongi temple ruin for 140km. DAY 8 ORKHON VALLEY | MEALS: B/L/D: Drive to Orkhon valley for 5-6hours about 240kms. Today we will leave Gobi already and be entered to mountain and steppe zone. DAY 9 TSENKHER HOT SPRING | MEALS: B/L/D: Travel to Tsenkher hot spring. On the way we will hike for 2-3hours to Tuvkhun monastery. Continue travel to Tsenkher hot spring. Enjoy taking a hot spring bath.DAY 10 KHARAKHORUM | MEALS: B/L/D: Travel for 110kms to Kharakhorum. Kharakhorum was once the ancient capital of Mongolia. Visit Kharakhorum historical museum and Erdenezuu monastery. Then we will visit a local cooperative to attend a workshop for making small felt items. DAY 11 NOMAD COMMUNITY | MEALS: B/L/D: Travel to Gurvanbulag county in Bulgan province for 100kms. Afternoon followed by a brief instruction you will enjoy horseback riding for an hour. DAY 12 LEARNING HORSE LOVED CULTURE | MEALS:B/L/D:Morning we will visit a nomad family, learn more about traditional lifestyle. Activities include milking animals, processing dairy products, making traditional food. Afternoon hike to neighbouring mountain and sand dunes for 7-8kms. DAY 13 KHUSTAI NATIONAL PARK | MEALS: B/L/D: Travel to Khustai National Park for 200kms. After lunch, explore the park to see the Takhi horses in the wilderness. Continue travel to Ger camp for 45kms. DAY 14 TERELJ NATIONAL PARK | MEALS: B/L/D: Travel to Terelj national park 140kms via outskirt of Ulaanbaatar city. On the way we will visit to giant statue of “Chinggis Khaan”. After lunch continue trip to Terelj for 30kms. Visit to landmark of the area “Turtle Rock” and local temple Aryabal. DAY 15 TRAVEL BACK TO ULAANBAATAR | MEALS: B/L/D: Today we will travel for 65kms to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight in hotel. DAY 16 TOUR ENDS | MEALS: B

$710 Cultural & Theme Tours

Road Trip to Gobi Desert

Road Trip to Gobi Desert. 5 days, 4 nights  Total length of the trip is around 2000km.ROUTE: Ulaanbaatar-Yolyn Am (Ice Valley)-Khongoryn Els Singing Sand Dune-Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs-Tsagaan Suvarga-Ulaanbaatar.WHAT TO EXPECT    Sleeping overnight in yurt or ger    Travelers are expected to pay driver’s food, and accommodation    4-5 hours of offroad driving everyday    Outhouse toilet situation    Availability of hot shower    Allergy of dust, car sickness problem!    Drinking Mongolian tea (salty milk tea)    Eating Mongolian food mutton dishesACTIVITIES    Watching night stars and Milky Way    Riding camel to the sand dune    Horse riding in Yolyn Am valley    Cooking Mongolian traditional food    Hiking, climbing to the top of sand duneWHAT TO BRING    Use hand sanitizer, after contact with furry animals    Buy some chocolates, candies or school items to giveaway in case if there are children at local nomadic families during the trip to countryside    Bring your own sleeping bagDRAFT ITINERARYDay 1. Start driving to Yolyn Am ice valley early morning via Dalanzadgad city. Stop in Mandalgobi city for lunch. Continue driving to Yolyn Am ice valley. Hiking trekking at the mountain. Horse riding is available here. Check in to a ger camp. Dinner at the ger camp. Sleep in ger.Day 2. Breakfast at the ger camp. Start driving to Khongoryn Els Singing Sand Dune via Bayandalai village. Reach Khongoryn Els Singing Sand Dune and check in to a local guesthouse. Camel riding to the sand dune is available. Climbing to the top of the sand dune. Return to guesthouse. Dinner at guesthouse. Sleep in ger.Day 3. Breakfast at guesthouse. Start driving to Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs via Bulgan village. Lunch along the way in Bulgan village cafe. Watch Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs. Check in to ger camp. Dinner at ger camp. Sleep in ger.Day 4. Breakfast at the ger camp. Start driving to Tsagaan Suvarga via Dalanzadgad city. Lunch at a restaurant of Dalanzadgad city. Continue driving to Tsagaan Suvarga. Watch Tsagaan Suvarga. Check in to local guesthouse or ger camp nearby. Dinner at guesthouse/camp. Sleep in ger.Day 5. Breakfast at the camp. Start driving to Ulaanbaatar via Mandalgobi city. Lunch at a local cafe in Mandalgobi city. Continue driving to Ulaanbaatar. Reach Ulaanbaatar by late afternoon.

$1120 Cultural & Theme Tours

Road Trip to Gobi Desert plus Kharkhorin (Big Loop)

ROUTE: UB-Baga Gazriin Chuluu-Tsagaan Suvarga-Yolyn Am (Ice Valley)-Khongoryn Els Singing Sand Dune-Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs-Ongiin Khiid-Kharkhorin-Hustai-UB.WHAT TO EXPECTSleeping overnight in yurt or gerTravelers are expected to pay driver’s food, and accommodation4-5 hours of offroad driving everydayWHAT TO BRINGBuy some chocolates, candies or school items to giveaway to childrenBring own sleeping bag DRAFT ITINERARYDay 1. Start driving to Baga Gazriin Chuluu stone massif. The highest one is 15 km long and 10 km wide granite stone-mountain elevated at 1768m above sea level. Check in to a ger camp nearby. Dinner at the ger camp. Hiking, trekking in the stone-mountain is possible. Stay overnight at ger. Day 2. Breakfast at the ger camp. Start driving to Tsagaan Suvarga via Mandalgobi city. Lunch at a restaurant of Mandalgobi city. Watch Tsagaan Suvarga, massive earth formation eroded in wind and rainwater which was once bottom of sea. Check in to local guesthouse run by local nomadic family. Dinner at local family. Sleep in ger. Day 3. Breakfast at the ger camp. Start driving to Dalanzadgad city. Stop at local cafe of Dalanzadgad for lunch. Continue driving to Yolyn Am ice valley. Hiking trekking at the mountain. Horse riding is available here. Check in to a ger camp run by locals. Dinner at the ger camp. Sleep in ger. Day 4. Breakfast at the ger camp. Start driving to Khongoryn Els Singing Sand Dune via Bayandalai village. Reach Khongoryn Els Singing Sand Dune and check in to a local guesthouse run by local nomadic family. Camel riding to the sand dune is available. Climbing to the top of the sand dune. Return to guesthouse. Dinner at guesthouse. Sleep in ger. Day 5. Breakfast at guesthouse. Start driving to Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs via Bulgan village. Lunch along the way in Bulgan village cafe. Watch Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs. Check in to ger camp. Dinner at ger camp. Sleep in ger. Day 6. Breakfast at the ger camp. Start driving to the ruin of Ongiin Khiid. Visit Buddhist monastery site, built in 1760, but was destroyed by communists in 1937. Check in to local ger camp. Dinner at the ger camp. Sleep in ger. Day 7. Breakfast at the camp. Start driving to Kharkhorin via Khujirt village. Lunch at a local cafe in Khujirt village. Continue driving to Kharkhorin. Reach Kharkhorin by late afternoon. Visit Erdenezuu Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple built in 1585, using the leftover material of Karakorum city. Visit local Karakorum museum, and archeological site. Check in to a local guesthouse. Dinner at the guesthouse. Sleep in ger. Day 8. Breakfast at the guesthouse. Start driving to Ulaanbaatar. Visit to Hustai National Park, where you can watch last wild horse on the globe in the wild. Reach Ulaanbaatar by late afternoon. Lunch at the local cafe along the way.

$1450 Outdoor Activities

Great of Gobi

Tour to Gobi tour for 7 daysDay-1 Ulaanbaatar Arrive in Ulaanbaatar.Visit Gandan monastery, Mongolian National Museum and Mongolian Traditional Folk Concert.     Day-2 Ulaanbaatar- Middle Gobi After breakfast drive to Baga gazryn chuluu,it is a granite rock formation rises up from a middle of dusty plains. Overnight stay in traditional ger at the camp. Day-3 Middle Gobi – South GobiAfter breakfast drive to Canyon Yolyn am national park for hiking. Overnight stay in a traditional ger.        Day-4 South GobiAfter breakfast drive to Khongor sand dunes. On the way oasis near the dunes. Overnight stay in a traditional ger.     Day-5 South GobiAfter breakfast drive to Flamming Cliffs  Bayanzag. Overnight stay in a traditional ger at the camp.      Day-6 Middle GobiAfter breakfast drive to the rock formations of Tsagaan suvarga, ” White stupa” Overnight stay in a traditional ger    Day-7 Middle gobi- Ulaanbaatar cityDrive back to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight stay in seleced hotel.       

$2300 Cultural & Theme Tours

7-Night Mongolian Naadam Festival and Gobi Desert Tour

July 9: (L, D)Upon arrival at Ulaanbaatar airport, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. After lunch, you will have a full city tour in Ulaanbaatar. Overnight: 4-Star HotelJuly 10: (B, L, D)Today, preview the Naadam Festival. Visit horse-racing ground for a race of foals and archery site for "Shagai" archers. You will also enjoy a national folklore performance. Overnight: 4-Star Hotel July 11: (B, L, D) Enjoy opening ceremony of Naadam Festival with marches of military, monks, and athletes as well as live performance of the national instrument, Morin Khuur, and a choir before the real fun begins. Watch tournaments of wrestling and archery in the Central Stadium and horse races outside the city center. Overnight: 4-Star hotel July 12: (B, L, D)Rise early to catch a flight to Dalanzadgad, the capital of Umnugobi Aimag, and drive to Yol Am, a wonderful picturesque gorge with year round ice field surrounded by sheer rocks. This area is situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park which encompasses the "Three Beauties" peaks and the eastern most edges of Altai Mountains. Overnight: Tourist Camp July 13: (B, L, D)After breakfast, take a trip to Khongor sand dunes and visit Dungene Valley, a rocky canyons. You will be riding on Bactrian camel to explore the Khongor sand dunes. The two-humped camels are exceptionally comfortable to ride as you are supported by the humps while sitting comfortably in between them. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to visit a family of camel herdsmen to experience their culture, traditions and lifestyle. Khongor sand dunes are Mongolia's largest sand dunes with a height of 985 feet (300 meters) in some areas. Color of these sand dunes changes throughout the day from yellow to silvery and rosy at sunrise or sunset. Overnight: Tourist Camp July 14: (B, L, D)Today, drive to Bayanzag, also known as Flaming Cliffs, where the first ever nest of dinosaur eggs were discovered in 1922 and a famous site of remains of dinosaurs that populated in this area 60 million years ago. Enjoy a walk in the land where hundreds of thousands of dinosaurs once roamed and gaining knowledge of classic desert vegetation. Overnight: Tourist Camp July 15: (B, L, D) After breakfast, you will fly back to Ulaanbaatar and drive to giant Chinggis Khaan statue to see this 131 feet (40 meter) tall monument of Chinggis Khaan holding a golden whip. You will also visit souvenir and cashmere shops to select presents for your loved ones before attending a performance concert of national folklore in the evening. Overnight: 4-Star HotelJuly 16: (B) This morning, you will be transferred to Ulaanbaatar Airport where this unforgettable 8 days trip concludes.

$495 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Gobi Desert in 4 Days

Day 1: After meet in Ulaanbaatar, transfer to the airport for your flight to Dalanzadgad, the capital of Umnugobi aimag. The flight takes hour and a half and on your arrival at the airstrip in Dalanzadgad, the Discover Mongolia team will be waiting for you. Take a city tour of Dalandzadgad province, South Gobi and visit museum. Drive to Yol Am - a wonderfully picturesque place with ice even in summer, and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the "Three Beauties" peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains. Overnight in tourist camp. Day 2: After breakfast, take a trip to Khongor sand dunes. The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rose-colored at (dawn/ sundown). On the way see to Dungene valley - a wonderfully picturesque place and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. You will be riding on camel to explore the Khongor sand dunes. 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 in between them. Our camel guide will lead you safely through the sand dunes. Plus, you will have an opportunity to visit a camel herdsman family to experience their lifestyle, culture and traditions. Overnight in tourist camp.Day 3: Today we will drive to Bayanzag, (known as a Flaming Cliffs where the first nest of dinosaur eggs found in 1922) a site famous for the remains of dinosaurs which lived here 60 million years ago. You can walk around where dinosaurs once roamed and see saksaul trees and other classic desert vegetation. Overnight in tourist camp.Day 4: Up early you will be driven back to Ulaanbaatar.

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