Gobi Desert of Mongolia Cultural Tour, 6 Days

Highlights: Yol Canyon, home of Lammergeier, Highest sand dune of Mongolia “Khongor”, Bayan Zag flaming cliffs, Gobi nomadic tradition and culture, Mongolian Ger, Dinosaur fossils, riding Bactrian camel, Buddhist temple, Rock paint and visit nomadic family.

There are so many wonderful reasons of many tourists who attracting in Mongolian Gobi Desert trips every year. Gobi is the home of the ancient dinosaurs and the bottom of the mysterious dead ocean. There are many wild animals, including black-tailed gazelles, marbled polecats, Bactrian camels, Mongolian wild ass and sand plovers. Watching the sunrise and sunset on the top of the sand dunes will be the breathtaking moment of your life.

Hotel upgrade options: Ramada, Kempinski, Best Western Hotel +$50 per person

Note: If you would like to upgrade hotel and Ger-camp accommodation range or stay in tent camp and add more activities in your itinerary please contact us. We would love to make customized tours just for you.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

Our guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Once there, you may stay in the hotel and get some rest.

Welcome to our beautiful Mongolia!

Accommodation: Hotel (Puma, Springs or similar 4 star hotel)

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar – Gobi – Flaming Cliffs

Our driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport, where you will fly to the Dalanzadgad airport in Umno-Gobi Province. Here the adventure starts. First we will visit the museum of Bactrian camel in the town. Also you will see geological findings and wild animal taxidermies of Mongolian Gobi Desert. Then we drive to Bayanzag, Flaming Cliffs. This is the only place that found first Protoceratops’s skull and rapacious Velociraptor and phytophagous Protoceratops' fighting fossils in 1972. Also a nest of 15 infant Protoceratops fossils was found from here and it is still very important findings of the paleontology science. Here we learn how to distinguish fossil from fossil look Gobi stones. Arrive at the ger camp accommodations include a restaurant, showers and other facilities. We will have a lunch here.

Afternoon walk around the Flaming Cliffs and visit the Saxaul Tree forest.

You will enjoy this sightseeing destination of their own and provide a spectacular photo opportunity to view the amazing beauty of the Gobi Desert.

Accommodation: Ger camp (Ger is Mongolian traditional dwelling)

Meals: L, D

Day 3: Khongor Sand Dune

After breakfast we will drive to the Khongor Sand Dune. On the way we will stop by ancient Silk Road and Meditation monastery. The monastery was restored recently by the initiative of grandson of the famous Buddhist monk used to live and meditated here. We will lesson beautiful stories about how local people worship and support the monastery and restoring of it. Here you may find your very own peace and release from stress.

For lunch we will visit local family and watch local people will have prepared cultural presentation. Afterwards we will visit at the well, which is gathering of many families and herds point. At the spot we will see small stone market which has many different fossils and minerals. Also we will search here one of the ancient rock art found in Mongolia. These are the full gallery of arts covering many culture and tradition from Bronze Age. Then we will drive around 4 hours to the Khongor Sand Dune and arrive at the Ger camp. After dinner we will ride a camel by the spectacular sand dunes and river with green grass side for an hour. Accommodation: Ger camp Meals: BF, L, D

Day 4: Yol Canyon

In the early morning travel about 2km at the sand dunes. We will also hike to the 195m high sand dunes. This sand hill is called “Singing dunes” by locals which is one of the wonder of Mongolia. We will hear the sound from the sands and learn why it is called “Singing dunes”. This will be worth to climb up to the top and makes you feel you are on the other world.

After lunch we will drive to the Yol Canyon. At the site we’ll visit the local museum to see Gobi wild animal’s taxidermies and dinosaur fossils found from South Gobi. Yol Canyon is a deep and narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains of southern Mongolia. The valley is named after the Lammergeier, which is called Yol in Mongolian. The Lammergeier is vulture; so, the name is often translated to Valley of the Vultures or Valley of the Eagles.

Accommodation: Ger camp (Ger is Mongolian traditional dwelling) Meals: BF, L, D

Day 5: Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast we will drive to Dalanzadgad and fly back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel (Puma, Springs or similar 4 star hotel) Meals: BF

Day 6: Departure day

After you check out from your hotel, we will transfer you to the “Chinggis Khan”

Price includes:

  • All transportation,
  • Ger camp accommodation,
  • All meals,
  • **** hotel in UB,
  • round-trip domestic flight,
  • Guide,
  • Camel and horse riding,
  • airport pick-up services
Number of days: 6
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch/Dinner
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Not included: Personal items, travel insurance, extra places not in the itinerary, extra horse and camel riding, beverages
What to bring: Duffle bag: It’s usually better to have a duffle bag instead of a hard suitcase to keep your main luggage in, because you will likely load it from luggage compartments to cars and so forth multiple times. You won’t be carrying it around with you every day, however, it is proven that a lot easier to fit in the car. Especially if we have horse or camel trekking trips. Small backpack: Having a small bag or backpack with your easy reach items such as camera, napkins or valuables like your wallet and travel documents is handy. Personal medication: We provide first aid kits with basic medics, but it is better to bring your own medications, based on your traveling experiences and personal knowledge of your current health. Warm coat, light jacket and layers: The weather in Mongolia is unpredictable, and often nights are quite chili even in the summer. Therefore, multiple layers are always recommended Other items to bring: • Headlamp • Rubber slippers (optional) • Binoculars, camera, and camera accessories • Raincoat or poncho • Trekking shoes • Riding boots or chaps (depends on how long are you riding a horse or camel) • Ziploc bags • Sunglass • Water plastic case with 1 liter of capacity • Sanitation items • Quick dry thin towel • Travel food is delicious but you can bring your favorite snacks (optional)
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