SANDS AND GREEN LANDS OF THE GOBI
  • Tour Code: TM1908
  • Price from: 1520USD

    /per person based on 2 people/

  • Duration: 9days/8nights
  • Availability: 2021 Aug 16 - Aug 25

Trip summary:

Mongolia is wonderful country and the safest country to visit. Mongolia is known for many things – wide – open skies, Genghis Khan, Gobi Desert and more.

One of the highlight of this tour is Hongoryn Els – Singing Dunes is renowned for the largest sand dunes in the Gobi Desert. Having heard tales of dinosaur remains found in this area, I was keen to see with my own eyes the ‘Flaming Cliffs’ of Bayanzag. In 1922, American palaeontologist Roy Chapman Andrews first discovered fossil beds of dinosaur bones and the first ever recorded dinosaur eggs here in amongst the canyons and red sandstone cliffs of Bayanzag (‘Rich in Saxaul’),

Also on this exciting 9 days tour we will visit Terelj National Park, which is one of the most visited National Park in Mongolia. The National Park is by its natural beauty, lush alpine pastures and forests of larch and pine make for peaceful and relaxing place. Interesting rock formations (Massive woolsack weather conditions) very well known.

Relaxing in wild nature and explore nomadic life style... driving, walking, horse and camel riding, climbing to sand dunes are the main activities.

Brief Itinerary:

Day

Activities

Meals

Accommodation

Day 01

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, transfer to Hotel

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Hotel ***

Day 02

Drive to Baga Gazaryn Chuluu

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 03

Bayanzag- flaming cliffs

B, L, D

      Ger camp

Day 04

Khongor - the biggest sand dune in the Gobi

B, L, D

      Ger camp

Day 05

Khongor - the biggest sand dune in the Gobi

B, L, D

      Ger camp

Day 06

Yol Valley – Dungenee canyon

B, L, D

      Ger camp

Day 07

Fly back to UB – Terel National Park

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 08

Genghis Khan statue complex –Ulaanbaatar-City tour, cultural show

B, L, D

Hotel ***

Day 09

Departure

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

On arrival at Genghis Khaan International Airport then we transfer to the Hotel to freshen up and you may need some time to relax from the long –distance flight or possibly from jet lag 

 Accommodation: Hotel. Meals: not included on this day 

Day 2: Baga Gazaryn Chuluu

We load the jeep and start on our journey to the south of Ulaanbaatar(260km). The road to Baga Gazaryn chuluu is paved and we travel at an easy pace stopping to experience activity along the way. Picnic lunch, arrival in Baga gazaryn chuluu in late afternoon. Check in to the Ger camp. This will be your first chance to sleep in a traditional Mongolian Ger. Baga gazaryn chuluu is granite rock formation in the middle of the dusty plains. In the 19th century, two revered monks lived here in gers- remnants of their rock drawings can be found in the area. The mountain also contains a cave with an underground small lake. 

Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Bayanzag (flaming cliffs)

This morning we drive to Bayanzag(360km) and arrive in good time to see sunset over the Flaming Cliffs. Bayanzag is a world-renowned dinosaur fossil exploration site, discovered in the 1920’s by Mongolian and Roy Chapman Andrews American Paleontologists. Check in to the Gercamp.

Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Flaming Cliffs – Khongor  sand dunes-Singing Dunes

We take advantage of the cool morning to visit flaming cliffs, enjoy hike amongst colourful sands of red, yellow and orange. We are free to explore the region and feel like dinosaur hunters because even now many dinosaur fossils remain. Return to the camp for lunch. After lunch we make the drive to Singing Dunes(200km). Hongoryn Els is renowned for the largest sand dunes in the Gobi Desert. They stretch on from the north-west of the mountain range 200km. The highest dunes are almost 100metres high. The dunes are also known as the “Singing Dunes” due to beautiful sounds created by patterns in the sand on a windy day.     

Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Hongor sand dunes-Singing Dunes

Today we have a full day at the dunes, including a camel trek and visit camel breeders family and experience a traditional lifestyle which has not changed for centuries. Its chance to try drinking Hormog (fermented camel milk). The sand dunes are the perfect place for camel riding, which is relatively easy with their gentle gaits and soft comfortable back. Mongolia is home to 2/3 of the two-humped Bactrian camels in the world. The Gobi has 100 000 camels, which we are typically used by herders for transportation of their gers. In the evening, we will explore the singing dunes and climb to the highest points, opportunity to see the breathtaking view of the surrounding area and amazing sunshine panorama of sand dunes.   

Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Yol Valley, Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park 

Today morning we depart for the Yol Valley by jeep, passing through Gobi Gurvansaikhan Mountain which marks the end of Gobi Altai mountain range. Gobi Gurvansaikhan means Three Beauties of the Gobi. The national Park’s landscape is extremely varied, with rocky and sandy desert plain, precipitous cliffs and ravine, salt pans, and oasis. We visit a spectacular natural sights of this region – Yolyn Am-Vulture Gorge in the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Yolyn Am features a narrow canyon, so deep that even in the middle of summer ice and snow remain in the valley floor. This area is rich in wildlife and we will see Argali, wild sheep, Ibex Khulan high on the cliff walls. A small museum has exhibits of Gobi Nature. After day hiking and enjoying a picnic lunch, we will take one hour drive to the Dalanzadgad town and transfer to the Hotel. Dinner and Overnight.  

Accommodation: Local Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Flight to Ulaanbaatar –-Terelj National Park trip

Today we say goodbye to our Gobi side paradise before taking the morning flight to Ulaanbaatar.

Upon arrival in the city, drive continues to Terelj NP – the most and interesting National Park. Lush alpine pastures and forests of larch and pine make for a peaceful and relaxing setting. It makes an ideal base to explore the surrounding area. Our ger camp is set in a beautiful location amongst towering pock pillars and forests of Siberian Larch.

After lunch visit to Turtle Rock formation – the symbol of the National Park, then hiking to Ariyabal meditation temple-sits at the top of the mountain. From the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking the Terelj National Park. Return to the ger camp dinner and overnight 

Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Genghis Khan Statue – Ulaanbaatar- city tour

After light breakfast we drive to Ulaanbaatar . On the way we visit Genghis Khan’s Statue Complex - the biggest (40m tall) equestrian statue in the world. Explore the statue complex, have good panoramic view from top of the statue. Lunch will be at the Genghis Khan statue complex. Return back to Ulaanbaatar upon we arrive to the city, our city tour starts visit to National History Museum and see sights from Mongolia’s history from pre-historic times the Mongol Empire up until Mongolia’s more recent communist past.

Next stop is Sukhbaatar Square, the town’s central square named after the people’s revolutionary hero. There is an equestrian statue of Sukhbaatar and a massive Bronze statue of Genghis Khan with his four warriors in front of Parliament house.

 This evening we will enjoy a performance of traditional Mongolian song and dance “Wonders of Mongolia” folklore show by famous Tumen-Ekh ensemble. The most interesting performances are the throat singing, contortionists and Tsam dancers, Khoomii or throat singing is a musical art delivered with the help of a guttural voice and specific way of breathing. This is one of the most successful folk art groups to share traditional Mongolian music with the world.

Accommodation: Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 9 Departure

As your memorable trip comes to end, transfer to the airport for your flight to home

Meals: Breakfast

 

Price: from1420USD /per person based on 2 people/

Included service: 

  • Trained English speaking guide
  • National Parks and Cultural sight entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Internal flights: + included all tax, free luggage allowance is 15kg
  • Private transfers & transports 4WD Japanese minivans + Experienced driver
  • Comfortable *** star hotel in the city – based on twin/double
  • Ger camp accommodation in countryside
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Camel Trek in the sand dunes
  • Complimentary drink water 
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable

Price excludes:

  • International Airfare/Train tickets & Travel Insurances
  • Excess luggage charges – 1.5$ per kg for internal flights
  • Items of personal nature, drinks bill
  • Tips and gratuities


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