Gobi Desert of Mongolia

American expedition led by Roy Chapman Andrews returned home with the first dinosaur eggs ever discovered, from Mongolia's Gobi Desert. Imagine yourself sitting at the top of flaming cliffs where the expedition discovered the first dinosaur eggs, while enjoying the sunset. Furthermore, the highlight continues to Khongoryn Els or Singing dune that lies within Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. At Khongoryn Els, you will enjoy beautiful sand dunes, mountains, two-humped Bactrian camels, nomadic lifestyle and narrow streams, looks unlike Sahara desert.

Route:

Ulaanbaatar - Gobi Desert - Ulaanbaatar

Duration:

6 nights /7 days 

Price From:

US$ ****

Region:

Southern Mongolia  

Tour highlights:

Gobi Desert – Yolyn Am – Khongor Sand Dunes – Bayanzag, Flamming Cliffs

You can enjoy this tour to some of the best destinations in the Gobi Desert on its own or in combination with trips to other destinations in Mongolia. The Gobi Desert covers one third of Mongolia’s territory. Hundreds of years ago the desert was part of the main trade route between East and West, with camel caravans crossing the vast steppes loaded with perfumes, spices, and other goods. Today the Gobi is a mixture of rare wildlife, intriguing landscapes, and nomads in constant search of grazing land for their herds. We will take you to explore the secrets of the Gobi Desert such as ice canyon, sand dunes, oases, dinosaur graveyards, and nomadic life.

  • Day 1. Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 2. Fly to Gobi Desert/Yolyn Am. 100km (B/L/D)
  • Day 3. Khongor Sand Dunes. 200km (B/L/D)
  • Day 4. Khongor Sand Dunes (B/L/D)
  • Day 5. Bayanzag, Flamming Cliffs. 180km (B/L/D)
  • Day 6. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 7. Departure (B)

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar. (B/L/D)

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to selected hotel. After lunch, take city tour including Sukhbaatar Square, National History Museum and then visit Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Enjoy traditional concert and have a dinner.
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 2. Fly to Gobi Desert/Yolyn Am. 100km (B/L/D)

Take flight to Dalanzadgad city and upon arrival drive to the Ger camp to relax and have lunch. In the afternoon drive to the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park for a hike and an opportunity photograph the stunning landscape, the Gobi Glacier and intriguing wildlife. En route back to the tourist GER camp, visit a family of camel breeder for a photo opportunities, a camel riding session and to explore the nomadic lifestyle. Enjoy a peaceful evening in the beautiful surrounds of the Gobi Desert.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 3. Khongor Sand Dunes. 200km (B/L/D)

After breakfast drive to Khongor Sand Dunes. Arrive at the tourist GER camp near the famous singing sand dunes. Do excursion to nearby Adag Lake and visit a local camel breeding family to learn about the traditional nomadic lifestyle.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 4. Khongor Sand Dunes (B/L/D)

Today we will dedicate the day for the excursion to Seruun Bulag spring and sand dunes. The sand dunes cover 925 square kilometers and are situated at an altitude of 1040 – 1840m above sea level. The dunes are 180km long and between 0.8 and 28km wide. After the excursion, return to the tourist GER camp. We will have packed lunch on the way.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 5. Bayanzag - Flamming Cliffs. 80km (B/L/D)

After breakfast drive to to Bayanzag, known as Flaming Cliffs and explore the ‘Gobi Dinosaur Cemetery’ and the trail of Roy Chapman Andrews and explore the area.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 6. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)

Take morning flight to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and free afternoon for your leisure time and shopping.
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 7. Departure (B)

After breakfast transfer to the airport or train station for your international departure.

Tour available dates:

01 June – 15 October

Include:

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all times.
  • In the countryside all lodging will be in ger camps.
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeur driven 4WD jeep, bus in the city area.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

 Exclude:

  • Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar
  • Hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services
  • Travel insurance, medical insurance
  • Visa application fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry, items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to local guides and drivers
  • Airfare or train ticket
  • Airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo)
  • Changes of arrival/departure flights
  • Additional services
  • Any charges of major force beyond our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc...)
  • Optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc…

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information.

 

  • backpack or soft bag
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • hiking boots/shoes
  • rain jacket with hood
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightweight trousers
  • shorts
  • warm hat
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • sandals
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • spare glasses
  • insect repellent
  • plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera
  • wet tissues
  • watch/ alarm clock
  • money belt/ pouch
  • insurance confirmation copy
  • emergency contact number