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$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.

$910 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 Yolto 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 and in the evening enjoy traditional clothes fashion show organized by the camp. 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. 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.

$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.

$360 Cultural & Theme Tours

Budget Gobi Tour

You will love this budget trip. Please note: Travel by public bus from Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad and Dalanzadgad to Ulaanbaatar.  We will drop off/pick up from the bus terminal.  3 Day tour in Gobi: Day 1. Drive to Gobi Gurban Saikhan Mountain National Park, visit Eagle ValleyThe Gobi Gurban Saikhan means "Three beautiful mountains in the Gobi.” The Gobi Gurban Saikhan Mountain is a beautiful national park itself rich in wildlife and scenic places. Among them, Yoliin Am/Eagle Valley is the accessible one by car. After our car parks at an allowed area, we will walk through the beautiful valley into depths sheer rock canyon, which accepts no sunlight. Therefore, it has ice until the end of June. The hiking continues 2.5 to 3 hours on the two ways. Golden eagles, very shy wild sheep and ibexes are indigenous to the valleyDay 2: Khongor Sand DunesOur journey will continue to Khongor, the largest sand dunes. After reaching the sand dunes, go hiking along the green river shore, climb sand dunes, visit a nomad family and have an hour camel riding. If you can climb one of the tallest sand dunes, don't forget to spread the sand northwards against the wind to find the reason why locals call the sand dunes "Singing Sand.” The views are fantastic from the top of the sand dunes. Today, we visit the Gobi nomad family and have some camel ridingDay 3: Flaming CliffsOur adventure will continue to the Flaming Cliffs, where American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews found the cemetery of dinosaurs and the first dinosaur eggs ever discovered in the world. We will have some hiking through the cliffs in search of dinosaur fossils may found and see the Gobi tree grove named “Bayanzag.” Bayanzag means “rich in saxaul trees.” This tree only grows in Central Asian Gobi.