Gobi Desert & Terelj National park
Have you ever been in the desert? Gobi desert is totally different from where you visited. It's wide, wild and wonderful. Most of the Gobi Desert is an enormous steppe, sands, mountains, rich with wildlife and also, it is a home of two humped camels. Plus, do you know the Mongolian Gobi Desert is the largest dinosaur fossil reservoir in the world? We can guarantee that you would be amazed once you get there.
Local nomadic families are so kind that they would never lock their door when they leave home in case of any guest. During this tour you will visit them, and live like them not as a guest but as family member. You can be a nomadic herder on camel hump.
Attraction places: Ulaanbaatar city is the capital and the biggest urban area of the whole country where almost half of the Mongolian population lives. Surrounded by 4 holy mountains, Ulaanbaatar is Mongolian economic, cultural and political center and has a number of tourist attractions and hosts the most varied types of entertainment. Among the world’s capital cities, Ulaanbaatar is notable as the capital city located at the highest altitude with the coldest climatic conditions.
Activity: Airport transfer service to your accommodation.
Attraction places: Between rock desert and semi-arid steppes, the white stupa, Tsagaan Suvarga is located. For centuries, this 30-meters (98,43 feet) high, abrupt, stupa-shaped mountain, is honored by the Mongolians. The traveler will be surprised by the sumptuous lunar landscapes that evoke the end of the world, and by the many fossils. This area was totally covered by the sea a few million years ago.
Activities: Take a hike through the White stupa. Great chance to snap photos.
(Distance approx 500km, 6-7 hours drive on dirt and paved road)
Attraction places: Eagle Valley ( Yolyn Am ) is located on the eastern side of Gurvan Saikhan mountain and surrounded by sheer rock walls rising over 2600m above sea level. This picturesque valley is an amazing natural creation where snow and ice exist even in hot, which was originally established to conserve the birdlife in the region. The breathtaking, dramatic scenery makes it one of the most beautiful places in Mongolia. There is a small museum of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. The museum displays the geographical condition, flora, fauna, minerals and some dinosaur fossils.
Activities: Natural Museum of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. Hiking to the glacier and photographing in Yoliin Am, some wildlife viewing. Visit a nomadic family to have a real experience of nomadic lifestyles.
(Distance approx 240 km, 3-4 hours drive on dirt and paved road)
Attraction places: Khongor Sand Dune (Khongoryn Els) is the largest and most spectacular sand dune in Mongolia, which reaches a height of 400 meters, 20 km wide and 100 km long. The Sand dune is at the northwest corner of the range. The views of the desert from the top are wonderful. Alongside the sand dunes is an oasis through the Khongor river flows. The sand dune is called Singing Dunes by local people because the tons of sand shifting in the wind create a sound like a distant aircraft. This dramatic scenery features many colors of nature as a white sand dune, the light green grass, red-blue mountains, and the eternal blue sky.
Activities: Visit the Singing Dunes that is the highest sand dune. Photographing and climbing up to the dunes. You will be riding on camels for 1 hour to explore the Khongor sand dunes area.
(Distance approx 200 km, 4-5 hours drive on dirt and paved road)
Attraction places: Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs) is also known as the “Cemetery of Dinosaurs” is a picturesque sexual forest that is world-famous for dinosaur remains. Dinosaur fossilized eggs and several types of dinosaur bones were found in Bayanzag's first time in the world by American scientist Roy Chapman in 1922.
The cliff of Bayanzag looks pretty orange-like “Flame” when the sunsets, therefore people named this place “Flaming Cliff”.
Activity: Free walk & photograph in flaming cliffs and saxaul forest. If you want, you can look for dinosaur eggs and fossils. Drive to Dalanzadgad city, check-in at a local hotel.
(Distance approx 250 km, 2-3 hours drive on dirt road)
Attraction places: Baga gazriin chuluu is extra-ordinary rocky mountain range in the middle of gobi, full of wonders and lots of things to do. 240 km away from Ulaanbaatar, Baga gazriin chuluu is located in Dundgovi province. Baga Gazriin Chuluu, is a 15km long and 10 km wide stone massif, is located 30 km to the southeast of Adaatsag sum. The highest point is Tahilgat Mountain /1768 m/ in the Northwest part of the stone massif. Over 20 kinds of medical herbs and many species of animals such as wild sheep, ibex, and marmot exist here, Surtiin am is one of many beautiful places in Baga gazriin stone massif.
Activities: Observe stunning granite rocky formations eroded by the violent elements of this area. Explore Choir monastery ruins, hike through the mountain. Make a visit to Bolor cave for an eye treatment spa.
(Distance approx 370 km, 4-5 hours drive on dirt and paved road)
Attraction places: Terelj National Park is the most popular destination and the third biggest protected area in Mongolia, including Chingis khan equestrian statue. Visitors can take leisurely strolls on meadows carpeted with edelweiss and a dazzling variety of other wildflowers, view fascinating rock formations against a backdrop of pine-covered mountains and wander along the wooded banks of a mountain stream.
There are also a huge number of adventure activities such as rafting, riding, hiking, skiing, camping and mountain biking.
Activity: Turtle rock formation and meditation temple, visit to a nomadic family. Explore Chingis khan equestrian. Free horse-riding (1 hour), you may shoot archery. Hike in the beautiful nature.
(Distance approx 290 km,3-4 hours drive on dirt and paved road)
Attraction places: Last day of the tour will start as driving to Ulaanbaatar city. Today is your chance to do some shopping for souvenirs and cashmere in Ulaanbaatar. Later in the evening, you will attend a live Mongolian traditional music and dance performance. A perfect ending for a perfect journey.
Activities: Cashmere shopping in most famous factory stores. Tumen ekh folklore concert.
You will be transferred to the airport from your hotel.
- Zaisan hill
- Sukhbaatar square
- Tsagaan Suvarga
- Eagle Valley
- Visit Nomad family
- Khongor sand dunes
- Visit the Singing Dunes
- Visit Bayanzag
- Baga gazar
- Chinggis Khaan statue
- Terelj National Park
- Shopping in Ulaanbaatar
- Traditional Folklore Concert
- Zaisan Memorial Hill
- Walking through Sukhbaatar square
- Trekking through Tsagaan suvarga nature reserve, feel isolation
- Hiking to glacier and photographing in Yoliin Am, some wildlife viewing
- Visit Nomad family
- See the fabulous Khongor Sand Dunes
- Visit the Singing Dunes, which is the highest sand dune. Climb on the dunes.
- Baga gazriin chuluu is extra-ordinary rocky mountain range in the middle of gobi
- Visit the imposing 130-foot tall Genghis Khan Statue.
- Take in the beauty and wonder of the beautiful Terelj National Park.
- Shopping in Ulaanbaatar
- Enjoy Traditional Folklore Concert
Standard arrangement tour is the perfect combination of luxury and a budget tour. Choose from the best tours around Mongolia with a reasonable price.
You will be staying in a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) shared between 2 to 4 people, with currency, modern shower and toilet facilities and other useful services in the countryside. All accommodation offered is personally checked by our staff to ensure standards.
We will use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approximately 200-250km.
Budget arrangement tour means traveling for the lowest cost , while still having a certain level of comfort, without missing anything.
Visiting and staying with nomadic families which means everyone staying in one ger with 4-6 beds, making your own food with the help of your guide, and camping in beautiful spots are included in the budget arrangement. Just a similar way of bed and breakfast.
We will use the safest, air-conditioned private vans or Russian UAZ vans on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approximately 250-350km.