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Highlights:
  • Visit Gobi Desert and explore dinosaur fossils in Flaming Cliff, climb Sand Dunes and hike in Volture Valley- spectacular landscape & lifestyle of the Gobi
  • Enjoy an idyllic landscape of thick evergreen forests, crystal-clear streams and lakes
  • Be part of the scenic Terelj National Park & enjoy its natural beauty and peacefulness
  • Visit the 13th Century Complex & experience the life of Chinggis Khaan’s time
Number of person Price/per person You save/per person
1person 6450USD 0
2-4people 4800USD 1650USD
4-8people 4010USD 2440USD
8-16people 3555USD 2895USD
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Available: Mid-May through Mid-October every year
Transportation: Mini bus or Jeep, Domestic flight RTN Gobi-UB, Murun-UB

Itinerary

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and meet at airport. Transfer to a 4 Star hotel. Lunch in Modern Nomads restaurant. City tour, including Chinggis Khaan square in the heart of the city with views of Parliament building, Mayor’s House, Opera House, Cultural Palace and many other modern buildings. We continue our trip with a visit to Gandan Monastery. This is Mongolia’s largest and most important center of buddism, which was built in 1838. The highlight is the magnificent Migjid Janraisig Temple. Hundreds of images of the Buddha line the walls of the temple, and the centerpiece is an awe-inspiring statue of Migjid Janraisig. The 26-meter high sculpture is made of dazzling copper covered with gold. Inside the hollow statue are 334 sutras, 27 tons of medicinal herbs and over 2 million bundles of mantras. Afterwards, we will enjoy a Mongolian traditional concert. A welcome dinner will be held at the Peace Pub. Overnight in Ulaanbaatar.

After breakfast, we leave Ulaanbaatar and fly to Dalanzadgad, capital of Umnugobi province (565km, 1.20h). After landing we visit center of the city. Afterwards transfer to the Dream Gobi ger lodge located 60km from Dalanzadgad (40min by bus). Have lunch at the lodge restaurant. After lunch, we watch a short movie about Bayanzag. Bayanzag is more commonly known as the Flaming Cliffs, a name penned by the paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews. First excavated in 1922, it is renowned worldwide for the number of dinosaur bones and eggs found in the area. After watching the movie we drive to the Molzog els Sand Dunes (30km, 40min). Take photos, walk, or go on a camel ride through the sand dunes and enjoy the Mongolian Gobi Desert. We continue our trip to the Bayanzag. Here we enjoy a bit of light trekking among the Flaming Cliffs. Dinner and overnight spent at the Dream Gobi ger lodge.

After breakfast, we drive to the Khongoriin els, sand dunes. /150km from the lodge/ Picnic lunch. We enjoy here the biggest sand dunes in Mongolia. Trekking through the sand dunes. Late afternoon we drive back to the "Dream Gobi" lodge. Dinner and overnight at the ger lodge.

We explore Yol Valley (68km). We travel across the Gobi Desert to the Gurvan SaiKhan Mountains and enter this deep gorge in the Mongolian National Park. We will hike here amid impressive mountain scenery and learn about this area’s endemic plant and wildlife, including the valley’s namesake, the Lammergeier vulture. One of the valley’s most striking sights is glacial ice that extends six miles down the gorge in the winter, some of which often lingers through September or even year-round. Picnic lunch. The remainder of the day free for leisure. Dinner and overnight at the ger lodge.

After breakfast, we drive to Dalanzadgad to take a flight to Ulaanbaatar. Lunch at the Nomads Restaurant. After lunch we visit Narantuul Market sometimes called the Black Market. In browsing its labyrinth of stalls, you’ll find clothing, bags, leather boots, Mongolian antiques, saddles, a variety of local foods, and much more. The market will also provide you with a unique opportunity to mingle with locals and experience life in the bustling capital. After exploring Naran Tuul, we’ll head to our hotel with enough time for dinner. Dinner and overnight in Ulaanbaatar.

After breakfast we leave Ulaanbaatar and fly to Murun, capital of Khuvsgul Province (679km, 1.20h). Lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, transfer to the ger lodge "Dream Khuvsgul" located 102km from Murun, along Khuvsgul Lake (1.30min by car). The remainder of the day free for leisure. Dinner and overnight at the Dream Khuvsgul ger lodge.

We visit a Tsaatan family. The Tsaatan live in the traditional nomadic style and survive almost entirely off their reindeer herds. After lunch, you are free to spend the afternoon as you wish. You have the option to walk or ride horses and take in the idyllic scenery around the lake. Dinner and overnight at the ger lodge.

We begin the day with a morning excursion out onto Khuvsgul Lake. After our boat ride, we enjoy a leisurely horseback ride along the shores of the scenic lake. Lunch will be at the lodge restaurant. The rest of the day is free for leisure. Dinner and overnight at the "Dream Khuvsgul" lodge. Bon fire in the evening.

After breakfast, we drive to Murun to take a flight to Ulaanbaatar. Lunch is at the Nomads Restaurant. After lunch we drive to the Dream Terelj Lodge located 50km from Ulaanbaatar. The remainder of the day free for leisure. Dinner and overnight at the Dream Terell ger lodge .

Today we explore Terelj National Park, a nature reserve set in a deep valley between forested hillsides, granite boulders, and mountain streams. After breakfast, we enjoy the Terelj National Park, Turtle Rock and Aryabal Monastry, a scenic meditation temple (13km, 20min). Lunch is at the lodge restaurant. After lunch we visit horse breeder’s family to experience local people’s daily life. Dinner and overnight at the Dream Terelj ger lodge.

After breakfast, we’ll embark on A Day in the Life of modern Mongolia, first stopping at the Culture and Art Palace in Nalaikh, a mining city southeast of Ulaanbaatar. With government support—the Palace fosters creativity among the area’s youth by offering extracurricular music, dance, singing, art, drama, and computer classes. Currently, about 100 students take classes at the Palace, and we’ll have a chance to meet some of them today—perhaps even witnessing their artistic talent. Later, we’ll bid farewell to the Mongolian children and delve into Nalaikh’s modern mining culture. Mining opportunities in this small city attracted a community of Kazakhs in the 1950s, and today, Kazakhs still represent a quarter of the population. Although Nalaikh’s mines were closed decades ago, many of them are still excavated (often illegally) by Kazakhs. Today, we’ll enjoy traditional Mongolian cuisine during a Home-Hosted Lunch with a local Kazakh family, giving us the chance to glimpse into the daily lives of our gracious hosts. After lunch we visit the Sain Nomun Monastery, where local monks will be waiting to show us how to practice meditation. After trying a few meditative techniques, we’ll return to the Dream Terelj lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Dream Terelj lodge.

Begin with a visit to a remarkable monument, a grand statue of Chinggis Khaan astride his horse (50km, 40min). The statue stands 131 feet tall atop a 33 foot high coliseum. Built at the site where legend holds, Chinggis Khaan found a golden whip that inspired his future conquests. It is said to be the world’s largest equestrian statue. Afterwards, we continue our trip to the 13th Century National Park (37km, 40min). The park is a re-creation of life in the kingdom during the 13th century. Visitors can enjoy annual celebrations, customs, and traditional craft work. Here the guests can dine with Khaans and Queens, visit the residence of lords, learn to write in Mongolian script, and play a horse headed fiddle. Enjoy lunch at the village. Late afternoon, we drive back to the Dream Terelj lodge (87km, 2h) for dinner. Overnight at the ger lodge.

After breakfast, we drive to Ulaanbaatar and visit Bogd Khaan Palace Museum. The complex was built between 1893 and 1903 and named, “The Temple of Developing Wisdom” and dedicated to the 8th Bogd King Javzandamba, the head of the Mongolian religion. On April 1, 1926, after Bogd Khaan’s death due to illness in 1924, a state museum office was created and it was decided to transmit the remaining property of the Bogd Khaan to public museum ownership. It was converted to a museum building, displaying objects of historical and artistic value, religious idols, the royal collection of stuffed animals, and other items which had been owned or used by the Bogd Khaan. Now the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum consist of seven Summer Prayer temples and the Winter Palace, which was built in the European style. Afterwards, we ascend the 200 steps to the top of Zaisan Monument to enjoy panoramic views of the city and the four sacred mountains that surround it- Bayanzurkh, Chingeltei, SonginokhairKhaan and Bogd Khaan. Have lunch at theZaisan Nomads restaurant. After lunch, shopping at the Gobi cashmere factory outlet and State Department Store. Enjoy a farewell dinner at the Peace Pub. Overnight in Ulaanbaatar.

After breakfast, we drive to the airport for International departure.

Start date End date Space available Max
2/Jun 15/Jun 12 16
16/Jun 29/Jun 15 16
2/Jul 15/Jul 8 16
16/Jul 29/Jul 0 16

Included services

  • Guiding and interpreting service
  • All transportation as listed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation hotel and camp
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • 0,5l*3 bottled water per day
  • Domestic flights
  • All entrance fees
  • Horse, camel and reindeer ride trial
  • Boat rental
  • Visa support invitation letter

Not included in the services

  • International Airfaire + Tax
  • Travel Insurance and visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips for your guides and drivers
  • Optional activities

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