Treasure of Gobi Desert

Code: GRAND3
10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS
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Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia
Day 02: Flight to Gobi Desert – Bayanzag (Flaming cliffs), Gobi
Day 03: Khongor sand dunes, the biggest sand dunes in Gobi
Day 04: Dungenee Canyon & Yol valley in Gobi
Day 05: Flight back to Ulaanbaatar & half day city tour
Day 06: Departure

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Chinggis Khaan International Airport
PRICE 1 pax-$1500
2 pax $1390
3 or more pax $1243
INCLUDED
Domestic Flights Hotels
All meals Driver
Guide Tickets
Water Camps
NOT INCLUDED
Alcoholic drinks
Guide and driver gratuity
Travel insurance

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Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia

Whenever, your international flight lands in city airport and you will be transferred to the hotel in Ulaanbaatar. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. You may need some time to relax and recover from the long-distance flight or possibly from jet-lag. If you feel like going for a walk and checking out places nearby, feel free to ask from your hotel reception for recommendations.

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Day 2: Flight to Gobi Desert – Bayanzag (Flaming cliffs), Gobi

In early morning, you will be transferred to the city airport for morning flight to Gobi Desert (~1.5 hours). Upon arrival, your local Gobi tour guide meet you and depart to the Bayanzag which is a famous for the first discovery of fossilized dinosaurs.
Bayanzag is also well known for red tall hillocks formed as a result of wind and water erosion which look like fire in the middle of the desert from distance.
When we arrive at Ger camp, we will watch interesting video about how Roy Chapman Andrews and American expedition discovered the first dinosaur eggs from Bayanzag and transferred dinosaur skeletons on the camel back through Gobi Desert. Their findings proved to the world that dinosaurs laid eggs.
Then we will take 5min drive to the Flaming cliffs and wander on the red hillocks. We will find bones of dinosaurs around Bayanzag. White fossilized bones are still found nowadays. Return back ger camp and overnight.

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Day 3: Khongor sand dunes, the biggest sand dunes in Gobi

On this day, our trip will continue driving west to the extraordinary sand dunes of Khongor. This is one of the most scenic areas of Gobi. The dunes rise abruptly from the plain, in some places reaching a height of 300 meters, and extend over an area between 2-12 km in width and 180 km in length.
Upon we arrive, we will have lunch and relax at cozy Ger camp until Gobi hot temperature decrease.
In the evening, we will visit camel herder family in their Ger, and explore their unique nomadic lifestyle. Its chance to try drinking Hormog (fermented Mongolian camel milk). Then we will ride a camel.
The Khongor Sand Dunes are the perfect place for camel riding. We will discover this magnificent place on camel back. Mongolia is home to 2/3 of the two-humped Bactrian camels in the world. It is a gentle, calm and extraordinary patient animal.
Afterwards, we will hike and climb up to the Singing Dune, one of the highest dunes. From the top of the sand dunes, the view of the desert is awesome and amazing sunshine panorama of sand dunes. When it is windy some of the dunes give a strange sound like the engines of an aero plane, for which they are named the “singing dunes”. The Khongoryn River flows along the sand dunes and gives birth to oases.

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Day 4:Dungenee Canyon & Yol valley in Gobi 

After breakfast, we will go ahead to Yol valley (Eagle or Vulture valley) situated in “Three beauties of Gobi” Mt. National Park. This valley is originally established to conserve birdlife in the region. But it’s now more famous for its dramatic scenery in the middle of the Gobi Desert with a meter’s thick ice almost all year around, except late summer.
After lunch at local restaurant at Bayandalai village, we will drive through Dungenee Canyon and reach at the Yol valley. There we will do hiking through grassy meadows, small streams, long and narrow valley with sheltered by high cliff walls, sunlight bouncing off amazing rocks, covered with wild flowers and Gobi plants. You may be lucky enough to spot wild sheep and goat, grazing high on the cliff walls.
After visit and explore the national park, we will take a little drive to Ger camp for dinner and overnight.

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Day 5: Flight back to Ulaanbaatar & half day city tour

In early morning, you will be transferred to the local airport for morning flight to Ulaanbaatar. This flight takes 1.5hrs.
On arrival in the city airport, we will start our city tour and visit “Gandan” Monastery, Mongolia’s largest functioning Buddhist monastery including the Mongolian Buddhist University. The highlight of visiting to Gandan is 26-meter-high majestic gilded indoor statue of Megjid Janraisig.
After lunch, we will visit Sukhbaatar square which is lies at the heart of the city surrounded by important buildings such as government palace, banks and theaters and post office. There is an equestrian statue of Sukhbaatar and a massive Bronze statue of Genghis khan with his four warriors in front of Parliament House.
Continue to visit Museum of Mongolian National History – the museum presents Mongolian history and culture from prehistoric times to the present day.
Afterwards, free for your choice. You can be transferred to the hotel for rest and refreshment or go shopping for souvenirs and local products, your guide will be ready to serve you for that. Suggested shopping places are State department store, famous “Gobi” cashmere factory store and “Naran Tuul” Black market.
In the evening at 6pm, we will visit “Wonders of Mongolia” folklore show by famous Tumen-Ekh ensemble – is one of the most successful folk art groups to share traditional Mongolian music with the world, having traveled to over 40 countries. After dinner, transfer to the hotel.

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Day 6: Departure

As your memorable trip comes to end and then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination or home.

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