Mongolia Gobi desert tour, 5 days

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gobi Desert experience
  • Camel riding experience on the dunes
  • Visit Flaming Cliffs, a dinosaur site
  • Authentic cultural experience with Nomadic family
  • Staying at ger
     

Mongolia is a wonderful place for trekkers who respect and love nature. Our trip gives you a big opportunity to visit at highlights of the south Gobi while travelling. The trip takes you to the famous Gobi Desert its massive sand dunes, Yoliin Am Gorge and Flaming cliffs and famous granite mountains of Middle Gobi. Every day, we travel to new places with new visits, and we do daily 1-2 hours hiking in the wilderness as well as visit at local nomadic families, riding camels in the Gobi Desert.  

 

 

DAY BY DAY DETAILED ITINERARY

 

DAY 1. BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUU (L+D)

Meet your guide and driver at the hotel in the morning and drive to the Baga Gazariin Chuluu, a picturesque granite mountain in the steppes. Although far from the forest-steppe zone, the area is rich in asp, birch, white wicker and elm trees. Dinner and overnight at the ger camp.

 


DAY 2. YOL (B+L+D)

After breakfast, we start driving to the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Park in a drive that takes five to six hours, stopping for photography and possibly lunch along the way. Your route passes the 'Three Beauties', the final peaks of the range, and then cuts through the range itself, crossing between the crags of the spectacular Dungenee Pass as you make your way to Yolyn Am and onwards to the lodge. In the early evening, we will transfer to the ger camp and rest.

 

 

DAY 3. KHONGOR SAND DUNES  (B+L+D)

The drive to the dunes at Khongoriin takes between 5 and 6 hours, passing through vast desert badlands that span out into the furthest distances, where remote mountains line the horizon. Lone gers and nomads on camelback hang suspended in the mirages, whilst the desert floor is strewn with a range of colourful rocks and unusual minerals. This is the Gobi at it's stark best - there are many opportunities to stop and take photographs of the landscapes and people. Visit the beautiful sand dunes and the Khongor river streaming through the sands, try camel riding along the Khongor sand dunes etc. Transfer to a ger camp, dinner and overnight there.

 

 

DAY 4. BAYANZAG (B+L+D)

Today we visit the Bayanzag - the Flaming Cliffs in Mongolian fashion. Enjoy the wilderness and unique nature formations. Transfer to ger camp. Lunch, explore around for dinosaur remains and walking in the rich saxaul forest. You can even find real dinosaur bones and eggs yourself! Enjoy your dinner and stay at the ger camp nearby.

 

 

DAY 5. ULAANBAATAR CITY (B)

After breakfast, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. The drive that takes about hours with stop lunch on the way. Upon arrival, enjoy your farewell dinner in a local restaurant. End of service.

 

TOUR PRICE

2370 USD for a solo traveller

1390 USD per person for a private tour of 2-3 pax

890 USD per person for a private tour of 4+ pax

Single supplement charge: 140 USD

 

 

INCLUSIONS:

  • Full-time services of your English speaking local guide throughout the tour
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary 
  • Transfers (4WD Minivan/saloon car + Experienced driver) 
  • Twin/triple share at ger camps (standard gers with shared public Western style bathroom)
  • Meals as listed (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner) 
  • 0.5 l x 3 bottled water per day
     

 EXCLUSIONS:

  • International Airfare/train tickets + Tax 
  • Travel insurance & Visa fees
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar city
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc. 
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
  • Optional activities (camel/horse riding and any other activities)

 

 

Number of days: 5
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: Everything which is not mentioned in the itinerary
What to bring: Walking shoes, Sunglasses and Sun cream etc
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.