Breathtaking Moments in South Gobi (4 days)

Type: Cultural
Level: Moderate (Up to 4-hour drive on the improved unpaved road a day)
Vehicle: Domestic flight and ground transportation by 4WD
Total Km or Miles: 660 km (410 miles)
Meals: 9 meals – 3 breakfast 3 lunch 3 dinner

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 a Bactrian camel, Buddhist temple, Rock paint and visit nomadic family.

Accommodation: Ger camp. Ger (yurt) is a Mongolian traditional dwelling and made with wooden frames and linen layers on the ceiling. Ger camp has about 30 gers for guests, and restaurant, bathroom facilities are located separately, it’s about 10m (30foot) from the actual ger that you stay. Each individual ger has a stove in the center to keep the ger warm, and a small table, chairs, beds with mattresses and extra blankets.3 Nights at the ger camp.

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

Activities: 4 WD, Camel riding, Domestic flight, Excursion, Ger camp, Hiking, Historical site, Horse riding, Local food, Monastery, Museum, Nomadic family, Sightseeing, spring.

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar to South Gobi-Gobi Province Airport and drive to Flaming Cliffs by 4WD

Our driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport, where you will fly to the Dalanzadgad airport in South-Gobi Province. Here the adventure starts. First, we will visit the museum of a Bactrian camel in the town there you will see geological findings and wild animal taxidermies of Mongolian Gobi Desert. Then we drive to Bayanzag, the Flaming Cliffs by 4WD about 100km (about 62miles). In the afternoon, arrive at the ger camp and walk around the Flaming Cliffs and visit the Saxaul Tree forest. You will enjoy the sightseeing of each destination and provide a spectacular photo opportunity to view the amazing beauty of the Gobi Desert.
Accommodation: Ger camp
Meals: L, D

Day 2: Local Family, Petroglyphs, Camel riding on the way to Khongor Sand Dune by 4WD

After breakfast, we will drive about 250km (about 62miles) to the Khongor Sand Dune. On the way, we will stop by Buyan Monk’s Meditation monastery where you may find your very own peace and release from stress. Then we will visit and have lunch with a local family in Bulgan Village and here you will have a real knowledge of how nomadic family lives. Afterward, we will search one of the ancient petroglyphs site found in Mongolia which is the full gallery of arts covering many culture and tradition from Bronze and Stone 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 oasis for an hour.
Accommodation: Ger camp
Meals: BF, L, D

Day 3: Morning Hike to Khongor Sand Dune and Yol Canyon by 4WD

In the early morning drive about 2km (1.2 miles) to the sand dunes where we will hike about 195m (639ft) high sandhills. This sandhill is called “Singing dunes” by locals. 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 space. After lunch, we will drive about 250km (125miles) 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 and the valley is named after the Lammergeier, which is called Yol in Mongolian. The Lammergeier is a vulture; so, the name is often translated to Valley of the Vultures or Valley of the Eagles.
Accommodation: Ger camp
Meals: BF, L, D

Day 4: Fly back to the Ulaanbaatar City

After breakfast, we will drive to Dalanzadgad Airport about 60km (6 miles) and fly back to Ulaanbaatar city and transfer to the hotel.
Meals: BF

Number of days: 4
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
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: Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
What to bring: Hiking boots, sun glasses, water bottle, warm clothes, sun block and/or hat
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
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
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.