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Meet the People and Landscapes of the Gobi Desert, 4 Days

Tour Highlights

  • Learn how to make traditional crafts in the Gobi Desert while supporting the development of women-owned businesses.
  • Experience the true nomadic lifestyle of a camel-breeding family and go on a camel ride yourself.
  • Visit some of the most breathtaking natural wonders of the Gobi Desert such as the Flaming Cliffs and the Singing Sands.

 

Tour Description

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Mongolia in this complete 4-day tour of the Gobi Desert.

DAY 1:
Start the day by travelling from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital, to the south of the Gobi Desert. There, meet a local artisan who makes felt for a living. Let her show you her way of life and learn about how women live in Mongolia. Learn how to make traditional crafts. Later, meet a local family and spend the night in their home learning about their culture and customs.

DAY 2:
Travel to Yolin Am, also known as the Eagle Gorge, a valley covered in thick ice that is one of the Gobi Desert’s main attractions. After visiting the Eagle Gorge, travel to Khongoryn Els, also known as the Singing Sands. The Singing Sands are a vast collection of sand dunes famous for the particular noise the wind makes when it blows through them. After visiting the Singing Sands, meet a local camel breeding family. Learn all about the work they do with camels. You’ll also get a chance to go on a camel ride yourself!

DAY 3:
Travel to Bayanzag, also known as the Flaming Cliffs, named after the color they take when the sun hits them.
Spend the day hiking the colourful sands. On your way back stop by a monastery and small village to experience the local way of life. Drive to Dalanzadgad, a small city that connects the desert with the capital.

DAY 4:
Start your journey back to Ulaanbaatar. Stop for lunch in the Middle Gobi province. Arrive at Ulaanbaatar in the afternoon to end the tour.

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: Domestic flight tickets
What to bring: Clothing & Equipment Good walking gear & clothing, Water, Hat, Sunscreen lotion, Riding gloves
Transport: SUV 4x4
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.