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$710 Multi-day & Extended 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 Multi-day & Extended 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.

$899 Cultural & Theme Tours

Gobi dessert 5D 4N

[Day 1]Fly to Dalanzadgad, capital of Umnugobi (Southgobi) province (flight duration 1.5hrs) via local airline. First travel destination will be the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan (Gobi Three Beauties) National Park. At the park you will visit the local museum, hike through the beautiful gorge of Yol and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Drive to tourist camp and rest. Before dinner we will go horse riding and explore the surrounding. Dinner and overnight stay at tourist camp (L+D).[Day 2]After breakfast we drive towards the second destination, Khongoriin Els. Khongoriin els or Khongor sand dunes stretches for 180km. Unlike other deserts of the world these sand dunes have the majestic Servei mountain on its northern side and oasis on southern side. Arrive at the camp have lunch. After meal, visit the local camel herder’s family and go for camel ride. It will be perfect to climb up the highest dune the Duut Mankhan (Singing dunes) before sunset to truly admire the majestic Gobi in golden color. Overnight at tourist camp. (B+L+D)[Day 3]Our third destination is the ruins of Ongi monastery, which is located at a peaceful valley of  Saikhan-Ovoo soum, Dundgobi province.   On the way to Ongi monastery, we will have lunch at “Bayanzag” also known as the Flaming cliffs, where paleontologist Roy Chapmen Andrews first discovered dinosaur eggs and proved to the world that dinosaurs laid eggs. Upon reaching Ongi  tourist camp you can take a short hike to the temple ruins, learn about the religious purge years that hit Mongolia, enjoy the scenic views. Dinner and overnight at tourist camp. (B+L+D)[Day 4]Early in the morning we drive north towards our next destination Kharkhorin, the ruins of the ancient capital city of Great Mongolian Empire, where the history meets the present. We will have picnic lunch on the way. At the destination we will visit Kharkhorin museum, the vault of precious exhibits starting from stone-age until 18th century. Drive upto the Empire Walls and enjoy the beautiful surrounding while watching the sunset. In the evening, live folk show will be performed by the local band at the camp. Have dinner, rest at the tourist camp. (B+L+D)[Day 5]After breakfast we will visit Erdenezuu Monastery. Built in 16th century the monastery is unique for the materials and bricks used to build this temple came from the ruins of the ancient Kharkhorum city. Furthermore, it is one of the very few Buddhist Monasteries that remained standing after the religious purge of 1937 to 1939. Today the monastery stands safe surrounded by 108 stupas and visited by all local and foreign tourists alike. Head back and reach Ulaanbaatar city by evening (B+L) End of trip.

$1500 Cultural & Theme Tours

Gobi tour

ItineraryDay 1: From Ulaanbaatar to Baga Gazriin Chuluu, in the Middle GobiPass By: Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Small Rock Formation), Govi-Altai ProvinceBaga Gazariin Chuluu is 1751-meter high granite stone mountains in the territory of Adaatsag soum.located in the northwest of the province of Dundgovi,in the heart of the steppe, 250 km towards south of Ulaanbaatar, in the sum of Delgertsogt. At a height of 1751 metres they form a granite canyon erected in the heart of the steppe. The erosion polished the rock faces of the cliffs. Some of the lateral entries of the canyon are not very accessible, but most of them permit to enter and to make wonderful hikes in this rocky maze. You may manage to see on the rock the inscriptions written by two venerated monks who lived there in the 19th century. No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in tentDay 2: Tsagaan Suvarga( white stupa), Eagle valley (Yolyn am)Stop At: Tsagaan Suvarga, Omnogovi ProvinceThe rocky formations of Tsagaan Suvarga, ”white stupa”, are located in the Southeast of the sum Olziit, on the Southern border of the province of Dundgovi. These rocky formations eroded by the wind look like a ruined city if you observe them from a certain distance 85km. white stupa about 60 m high and 400 m long. Yolyn am (Eagle valley)It’s one of the natural secret of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Nat. Park and beautiful deep canyon with many rocky cliffs, has been created by many years of water erosion.The Yolyn Am (Eagle Valley), a protected site in 1965, is 62 km north west of Dalanzadgad.Very wide at the intrance, it narrows gradually into a remarkable gorge. A spring 2 or 3 km long winds its way through the defile and in July, freezing into a thick corridor of ice that stretches along a considerable distance. In earlier times, the blocks of ice rarely melted, being protected from the vicious sunlight. This, however has changed in recent years, partially because of the multitudes of tourists that walk on the ice. You can still see ice here in July but it is almost completely melted by August. Following the canyon to the very end, one emerges into a beautiful wide valley. Surrounding mountains are home to argali, ibex, and many birds of prey, as well as numerous small rodents particular to the gobi. A small museum marks the entrance to the protected zone and provides information on the petrified trees, fauna and flora of the Gobi. The walk along canyon must be done on foot.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Yolyn am (Eagle valley)Overnight in tourist camp.Day 3: Day 3,4. Khongor sand dunes. camel backridingStop At: Khongoryn Els, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi ProvinceKhongor dunes, ”Khongoriin Els”, are the most important sand mass of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Nat.Park. Its area is more than 900 square kilometres (347,49 square miles). It’s one of the largest sandy areas of Mongolia. Suddenly standing out from the plains, they are undoubtedly among the most spectacular of the country. The wind continuously blows from North towards West and the dunes can reach breathtaking heights, between 100 and 300 m at their highest points. Khongor sand dunes are more than 180 km long and can reach 27 km wide. The inhabitants name their imposing dunes ”singing dunes” due to the noise made by the wind when it moves the sand.Duration: 2 daysNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: overnight tourist camps.Day 4: Day 5. Bayanzag flaming cliff,Ongi temple in Middle Gobi.Stop At: Bayanzag Saxual Forest, Mongolia Palaeontologist Roy Chapman Andrews was the first to discover dinosaurs’ bones and egg. Bayanzag red sand cliffs, today better known as “flaming cliffs” due to their colours ochre and red, are located about 100 km (62,14 miles) at the northwest of Dalanzadgad. Bayanzag means “rich in saxaul”. This thorny shrub measuring approximately two meters high proliferates in the surroundings and is a good source of food for camels.,Continue driving to Saikhan Ovoo Soum in the Middle Gobi. On the way watch out ruins of 2 monasteries: Ongiin, Hoshoo - here are plenty of interesting ruins to explore. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: . stay in tentDay 5: Day6,7. visit Kharhorin ancient capital, Erdenezuu Monastery drive back Ulaanbaatar.Stop At: Erdene Zuu Monastery, Kharkhorin, Ovorkhangai ProvinceKharkhorin is located at the lower end of the upper valley of the Orkhon river which is included within UNESCO world heritage site Orkhon Valley cultural landscape. For short time it was the capital of the Mongol empire during Ogedei Khan. In the mid of 13-th century it was as trade center in Mongolia,and good times lasted for 40 years Until Khubilai Khan moved capital to khanbalikh(beijing).After Kharhorin was abandoned by vengeful Manchurian soldiers and destroyed in 1388s, then was badly damaged during the Stalinist purges. Erdenezuu is first buddhist Monastery in Mongolia, untill 1990 it was as a museum,then it was restored and become active again. Duration: 2 daysNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Stay in tent.

$145 Cultural & Theme Tours

Gobi & Central Mongolia tour

ItineraryDay 1: KHUSTAI NATIONAL PARKStop At: Khustain Nuruu National Park, UlaanbaatarTour starts to Hustai National Park and see wild horses. Enjoy hiking, photographing the charming landscape in wildlife and horse ridingDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Khustai Ger Resort Day 2: KARAKORUM AND ERDENEZUUStop At: Erdene Zuu Monastery, Kharkhorin, Ovorkhangai ProvinceVisit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Then visit Karakorum museum.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Munkh Tenger ger campDay 3: ONGI MONASTERY RUINStop At: Ongi Monastery, Saikhan-Ovoo, Dundgovi ProvinceSee the ruins of ancient monastery and visit small recovered temple. Enjoy beautiful landscape and relaxing.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at "Secred Of Ongi" ger campDay 4: BAYANZAG - FLAMING CLIFFSStop At: Flaming Cliffs, Omnogovi ProvinceThe famous site for the remains of dinosaurs which lived here 60 million years ago. Hike around the flaming cliffs, see saxaul trees and other desert vegetation.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at ger campDay 5: KHONGOR SAND DUNEStop At: Khongoryn Els, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi ProvinceKhongor sand dune is the tallest sand dune in Mongolia. Ride on two-humped Bactrian camels, climb to the sand dune and see the sun set.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Ger CampDay 6: YOLYN AMStop At: Yolyn Am, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi ProvinceYolyn Am, or Lammergeyer’s Valley'. Enjoy hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit Gobi museum.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Ger campDay 7: TSAGAAN SUVARGA/ WHITE CLIFFSStop At: Tsagaan Suvarga, Omnogovi ProvinceHiking and photographing around these beautiful and colorful cliffs.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at ger campDay 8: BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUUStop At: Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Small Rock Formation), Govi-Altai ProvinceBaga Gazriin Chuluu is a range of granite hills. One of the biggest granite zones in Mongolia. Hiking, photographing and relaxing.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Ger campDay 9: RETURN TO ULAANBAATARStop At: Tumen Ekh Ensemble, UlaanbaatarGoing back to Ulaanbaatar. Make a shopping and see national dance&song performance, have a dinner in the evening. End the tourDuration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$962.32 Kid Friendly

8 Days tour immersed in the marvellous colors of the Gobi

ItineraryDay 1: .Ulaanbaatar- granite formations of Baga Gazriin Chuluu (250km)Stop At: Baga Gazriin Chuluu• Visit one of the few rocky mountains of Gobi, Baga Gazriin Chuluu where you will find gorgeous looking granite rock formations shaped in different forms eroded by wind and other violent elements of the Gobi. During mid 18th century some high ranked and locally respected Buddhist monks lived in the area, as evidence of their existence we will see some temple ruins and inscriptions on the rock. According to some historical sources, Chinggis Khaan also had lived here. It’s a great location for some pleasant hike.Duration: 19 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Optional: local nomadic family or tourist yurt/ger campDay 2: Baga Gazriin Chuluu- White stupa in the desert (220km)Stop At: Tsagaan Suvarga, Omnogovi Provincewe will be driving thru vast and empty rocky desert and semi-arid steppe to reach out White Stupa. Mongolians always have admired and honored this unique natural formation of 30ms height, abrupt, stupa shaped slopes as White Stupa. The place definitely will remind travelers some lunar landscape with its mystery of fossils hidden underneath and stunning color combinations. The area deemed to be bottom an ancient ocean.Duration: 17 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Optional: local nomadic family or tourist Yurt/ger campDay 3: White stupa – Yoliin am (225km)Stop At: Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park, Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park• We will reach Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park which covers some chain of mountain ranges as the southern end of the Gobi-Altai Mountain range. Gurvan Saikhan literally meaning “Three Beauties” referred to the highest three peaks of the range which is almost over 2800ms. • Hiking in the Yoliin Am or Bearded Vulture’s canyon. Regarding the snowfall and shade in the canyon, oftentimes there formed a high layer of ice cover which sometimes will stay till mid July. During our walk, we may either walk on top or bottom, or just see parts of this ice. The canyon is surrounded with steep Rocky Mountains creating some shade which is pleasant to hike thru during hot days of Gobi desert. During the hike, you may notice some rodents such as pica and ground squirrel along with colorful wild flowers and plants. Although mountains are the home for wildlife like ibex, mountain goat and argali, the wild sheep, spotting these animals will purely depend on fortune.• Continue driving towards to Dungenee canyon where we can start another beautiful hike along the stream in the canyon.Duration: 20 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Optional: local nomadic family or tourist Yurt/ger campDay 4: Gobi Gurvan Saikhan - Khongor sand dunes (180km)Stop At: Khongoryn Els, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi Province• Continue driving to west of the park to Khongor sand dunes which are known as the highest and biggest dunes in the country.• Stop at Khongoriin Els or Khongor sand dunes. These are the most astonishing dunes of Mongolia with extension of over 180kms length and around 3-15kms width and average height is 80ms. The highest dune is 200ms and from the top these dunes you will capture amazing view of Gobi with the most beautiful sunrise and sunset. When you climb the dunes they shift and cause a sound of vibration which very much resembles to the sound of an airplane hence it’s also called Singing Dunes.Duration: 18 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Optional: local nomadic family or tourist Yurt/ger campDay 5: Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Stop At: Khongoryn Els, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi Province• When you are in Gobi, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to get on the Bactrian Camels. It’s obviously is one of the remarkable experiences to trek on the camels along the dunes, on the green lush down the foot of the dunes. Our camel riding will last until we reach a small oasis where there are some Gobi bushes and shrubs. Camels are great lovers of Saxaul shrubs and it’s considered as the most precious wood in the desert for its outstanding survival and growth on desert soil. You will surely enjoy the pristine nature and high mountains during the ride.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Optional: local nomadic family or tourist Yurt/ger campDay 6: Khongor sand dunes– Bayanzag (150km)Stop At: Bayanzag Saxual Forest, Mongolia• Arrive at the cliffs of Bayanzag, most commonly known as “Flaming Cliffs” for its bister red color which is the cradle of dinosaurs. A Saxaul forest not far from the cliffs and cliffs themselves are true evidences of the time when Earth was still inhabited by massive creatures-the dinosaurs. American explorer Roy Andrews Chapman was the first to reveal dinosaur fossils and eggs in 1922 from Bayanzag and other neighboring localities which are today displayed in Mongolian dinosaur museums in Ulaanbaatar and other museums around the world.Duration: 19 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Optional: local nomadic family or tourist Yurt/ger campDay 7: Bayanzag – Zorgol Khairkhan (320km)Stop At: Мандалговь Нисэх онгоцны буудал• This locally sacred mountain name was mentioned in the “Mongolian Secret History”. This 20kms long granite rock mountain has all sizes of caves, sources of mineral springs and home for mountain goats and sheep, eagles and hawks. Also around the mountain there were found several ancient burial sites of Mongol warriors. According to traditional Mongolian shamanic beliefs, names of holy, sacred mountains shouldn’t be pronounced whilst you are there. Optional for hiking and moderate climbing.Duration: 10 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Optional: local nomadic family or tentDay 8: Back to UlaanbaatarStop At: Ulaanbaatar Central Post Office, Ulaanbaatar• Return to Ulaanbaatar. On the way you see the herds of horses crossing the roads, smokes of gers fading away and never ending hills and steppe. Arrive in town, transfer to your accommodation. • If time allows you can do some short city orientation and shopping with our guideDuration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.