GOBI ADVENTURE TRAVEL
|Tour code: MN-27
Seasons to be arranged: 1,June – 1,November
Duration: 15 nights & 16 days
Number of travelers: Available for solo traveler, 2-4 people, group max of 20 people
Tour grade: Easy
Total distance: 2500 km by jeep, 5 km by camel
Activity: 1 hour horse riding, 1 hour camel riding, hiking 2 hours, meeting with nomads
Specially advised to pack: Hiking good shoes, sun glasses and sun hat, binocular, mosquito repellent crème, your favorite delicacies
Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city, Meeting assistance upon arrival by Blue Mongolia Tour agency representative and transfer to Hotel with 3 stars. Free time to adjust for time difference, Stay in hotel with 3 stars
Day 2: Tsagaan Suvarga Purple Cliff
After breakfast outdoor camping travel will starts as heading to middle Gobi desert area, where the horse breeders and sheep herders inhabits on the semi-desert vast steppe, Over the next four days, discover the wildlife and varying landscapes of the desert, home to Bactrian camels, Argali mountain sheep, and asker falcons, as well as rare species such as snow leopards and Gobi bears. Drive to Tsagaan Suvarga Cliff area, Upon arrival you will have free hours for relaxing, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 3: Tsagaan Suvarga Purple Cliff – Rock paintings in Del Mountain
Breakfast, today is acclimatization day in middle gobi desert, Tsagaan Suvarga- White Stupa name is given by local people to the impressive and legendary cliff, which is eroded by natural phenomenon. Some tourists call it as White cliff, Having 10 million years history, the cliff indicates different times by its colored layers. The cliff was used by ancient people to chase the gazelles and hunt them as falling from cliff, Mongolian famous compositor wrote a White Stupa symphony for this legendary beauty, Listen to that symphony, Explore the cliff and trekking in the cliff, taking pictures, Then travel to small cave in the steppe, walk through the cave, After lunch continue the travel to Del Mountain, which is considered the rock paintings gallery made by nature and ancient people, explore around 3000 rock paintings, which are depicting different objects: wild goats, men, hunters, horses, cow carts, camels, wolf, alien with 2 antennas, group sex and so on.. interesting to see it. Drive back to the camp, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 4: Yolun Gorge in Three Beauties of Gobi National Park
Awaken early to watch the rising sun infuse the desert with glowing hues of orange and gold. Travel to Yolyn Am, or Eagle Valley, a dramatic chasm that cuts a narrow path through the foothills of the arid Altai Mountains. Set out on a hike through this lush spot, keeping your eye out for native vultures called lammergeiers, ibex, and gazelles. Later, visit the local natural history information center about "Three Beauties of Gobi" national park, Trekking and photographing spectacular high cliff walls, Stay overnight in ger tourist camp
Day 5: Gobi Desert - Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs
Head to Bayanzag, also known as the Flaming Cliffs. Here, brilliant red sandstone harbors a treasure trove of dinosaur fossils and eggs. Look for fossils and hike down into the gorge to take in the breathtaking span of the desert landscape. Fossils’ dimension was used in Jurassic Park movie, After dinner watch documentary by National Geographic on Roy Chapmen Andrews Expedition at Bayanzag flaming Cliff, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 6: Khongor Sand Dunes
Travel through Gegeet Valley, the habitat of the elusive snow leopard, en-route to the Khongoryn Els, a 60-mile stretch of rippling sand dunes that soar up to 600 feet and trace the edge of the Altai range. Enjoy the sunset on this stunning and remote desert landscape, and encounter the “Singing Sands,” dunes known for the uncanny, deep groan the sand emits when the dunes’ surface is disturbed. Next visit the camp of a camel herding family and experience traditional Mongolian hospitality such as offering diary products from camel milk. Ride a Bactrian camel, if you wish. After lunch explore the fascinating view of sand hills and rocky mountain ranges, Trekking to cool spring near the sand hills, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 7: Ukhaa Tolgod Hill
Breakfast, Visit to local camel breeder's house-Ger, Explore the nomadic lifestyle and daily activities, Try diary products from camel milk, Camel back riding -1 hour, Drive to Sevrei Mt and explore rock paintings dated to ancient centuries /55 km/, Driving in Gobi vast steppe with low trees, after picnic lunch visit to salt factory-food salt growing field, then drive through gobi saksaul forest and head to Ukhaa Tolgod red hills, where dinosaur bones are hidden in sands /190 km/, Picnic Dinner, Campfire work, Stay overnight in outdoor tent camping
Day 8: Zulganai Oasis
After breakfast travel to one of the beautiful distinctive places in Gobi desert - Zulganai Oasis /140 km & 5-6 hours driving/, The Zulganai river takes it’s its source from the West Mountain of Altan flows to the west 20km and dissolves into the sand. the Zulganai River has beautiful dense forest with cane and willow. There cane grows about 3 meters high even the camel wasn’t shown, Trekking around oasis, Exploring sand dunes, small river, bushes in green meadows, birds, camels and so on, After lunch drive to Narandaats yellow smooth hills, trekking to yellow hills and slope places, where is hidden dinosaur fossils until today, Looking for fossils, Dinner, Stay overnight in outdoor tent camping
Day 9: Khermen Tsav Flaming Grand Canyon
Breakfast, Head to Khermen tsav Flaming Grand Canyon, This is the biggest canyon in Mongolia and it stretches for about 10km and reaches about 100-200m in depth at some parts. Khermen Tsav has a canyon with beautiful oasis, sand dune and jungle of canes and willows. This ground canyon is incredible beautiful place for timely photographing! Also when the sun rises and sets down, the color of the canyon seems it is in different planet, There you can see the colorful layers of soil and it proves that this place was ancient see bottom area. Nowadays, there are treasure chest fossilized dinosaur bones and eggs lying on the surface of sandy land. Trekking in the canyon taking pictures of canyon, red & green bushes, sand dunes in the canyon, After lunch continue trekking and photographing, Looking for petrified dinosaur fossils, Dinner, Stay overnight in outdoor tent camping at the canyon
Day 10: Bugiin Tsav Canyon
Breakfast, Trip to Bugiin Tsav Orange & Green Cliffs, which houses for millions of fossils of stones with picture of see animals dated to ancient eras, It seems like original natural museum made by nature itself, Fossils of many different species like dinosaurs, a turtle, a fish and a mollusk along with interesting traces showing their lifestyle lie around the ground everywhere and it really catches researchers’ as well as people’s interest. Skeleton of carnivorous Tarbosaurus found in the area is now being kept as a show in the Museum of Natural History. Picnic lunch, Drive to the Bayan-Ondor village in Gobi altai province, This gobi part is very famous for gazelles and wild ass herds, Dinner, Campsite bon fire, Stay overnight in outdoor tent camping
Day 11: Eej Khairkhan Mountain Nature Reserve- Aj Bogd Mountain
Breakfast, in this morning travel to the Eej Khairkhan mountain nature reserve area, Eej Khairkhan (2275 m) is worshipped by local people in their belief that Eej Khairkhan mountain blesses families with children. The nine green framed stone pools and paintings of ibex, horsemen, and archers are some of the attractions for nature lovers. Explore the highlights of the mountain such as 7 craters with water in the mountain, Drive to Aj Bogd mountain, which is the famous mountain in gobi great national park, Picnic dinner in the mountain, Stay overnight in the outdoor tent camping
Day 12: Bayan Tooroi Oasis - Takhiin Tal steppe of wild horses
After breakfast travel to Bayan tooroi oasis, where is the interesting flora –specially for big tree with different shaped leaves, Then drive to Bij Altai and Bugat village through the great Gobi National park exploring wild nature and distinguished landscapes such abs mountain, gobi desert steppe, Explore the herd of wild ass and gazelles, Trip in gobi desert national park exploring a lot of rare and interesting plants and animals including wild horses, gazelles and so on.., Dinner, Stay overnight in outdoor tent camp
Day 13: Altai town
Breakfast, today our gobi travel will end in western gobi part after discovering many different landscapes in gobi and many adventures in gobi. Drive to Altai town of Gobi Altai Province, On the way visit to nomad family, who make wine from wild fruits, which grow in gobi desert, in Mongolia nomads’ ger always face to the south, but in this area all gers of nomads face to north west due to the good air ventilation for making wine, try Mongolian wine from fruits: Hippopae mongolicus, Continue the travel and arrival in local hotel in Altai town, Stay in local hotel
Day 14: Ulaanbaatar city
After breakfast visit the local museum of Ulgii town with comprehensive information of flora and fauna of Bayan Ulgii province as well as it colorful traditional costumes. Transfer to the airport and fly to UB approx. 4 hours. Free time, Visit main Square Sukhbaatar, Drive to Zaisan hill, which is observation deck for Ulaanbaatar city from west to east. After dinner stay in hotel
Day 15: Ulaanbaatar city
Breakfast, City tour including visits to Gandantegchilen Monastery- Present biggest monastery, which houses for giant standing Buddha statue, National History Museum gives you real insight into Mongolian origin and history, After lunch visit to Paleontology Museum offers nice chance to see petrified dinosaur skeletons and nestled eggs, Free time for shopping the main street shops, art shops and antique shops, National Folklore Performance Concert with songs and contortion acts, Dinner, Stay in hotel
Day 16: Departure day
Breakfast, Check-out at the hotel before 12.00 noon, Blue Mongolia Tour guide and driver will see you at the hotel lobby and Make a Transfer to the airport/ train station, Departure
The tour itinerary is subject to be changed at the traveler's request and requirements.
For individual travelers /1-2 people/: 4100-3700USD
For group /more than 3-4 people/: 3700-3200USD
Above mentioned price is average amount to give you an idea. The exact amount is varied for everyone depending on number of travelers and service type including how many stars hotels you want to stay in, double or single occupancy you would prefer, what kind of additional service /such as visa support/ is required and so on...
• If group is bigger than 16 people: 16 +1pax free of charge
• For Family trip, children 0-9 years old are free of charge
This price INCLUDES:
Transfer to/from airport/hotel, Private transport with driver during the trip including petrol cost, Accommodation at hotels in Ulaanbaatar, Accommodations in Ger tourist camps in countryside, Everyday 3 times meals, English speaking tour guide, Entrance fees to protected areas, Entrance fees to sightseeing and museums and cultural shows, Horse riding and camel riding fees, Domestic flights, flight insurance, Daily supply of mineral water - 0.5L bottle of water per day, invitation letter arrangements for Mongolian tourist visa issue, service fees and government tax.
This price DOES NOT INCLUDE:
International air flight round trip, Travel insurance, medical insurance, Fee for Visa obtaining, Alcoholic beverages, Additional services, Fee for extra luggage, Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet using, laundry, any charge for major force beyond of our control such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, weather bad conditions, changes of arrival/departure flights, poor roads conditions, etc.
1. The maximum weight of loaded luggage for domestic flight and vehicle is 10 kg, hand luggage 5 kg. For overweight, each kg will be charged in 1.5USD. Extra luggage can be stored free at hotels in Ulaanbaatar.
2. Hotels in Ulaanbaatar city reserved on double occupancy, and in countryside all Ger styled tourist camps are based on triple or 4 occupancy.
3. Check-in at hotels is at 12:00m/Check-out at hotels is at 12:00m.
!!! Tour itinerary and price may be subject to change. The duration of the above trip can be prolonged or changed to suit your needs. Please, make your reservations at your earliest convenience.